Who doesn’t want some extra cash on hand? This is especially true if you are a student or are confined to your home for unknown reasons and therefore not be able to pursue gainful employment. Well, don’t fret. The internet is about to come to your rescue.
The internet is teeming with opportunities to help you earn the extra quid. Sites like JobCompass provide you with some great some ways to make money online. Here’s how you can go about supplementing your income.
One of the most popular ways for individuals to earn money is by filling out online surveys. You can do it on the bus, while in class, anytime you have a few moments to spare, go fill out a survey. The monetary compensation depends on the length of the survey and how exhaustive it is. It also varies from country to country.
Nevertheless filling out surveys is a surefire way to earn some money on the side. You may also want to sign up for multiple sites at once to maximize your earning potential. Some great survey sites are Swagbucks, Prizerebel, Toluna UK, PineCone Research UK.
Get Paid For Searching The Web
How many times do we turn to Google in day to look something up? It’s almost a reflex action, whenever we come across something that makes us scratch our heads, we immediately turn to Google or Bing or any of the other hundreds of search engines. It would be great if we could make money off of it.
It turns out that we can, Sites like Qmee, Bing Rewards pays you for every search that you do. How about that? Bear in mind you won’t get paid immediately, there is a certain threshold that must be met after which you can collect your rewards.
Start Your Own Website or Blog
Who doesn’t like an audience? We all like to feel heard and appreciated. So why not start your very own blog sharing your views with the world. It can be about something as mundane as fly fishing or as nerdy as Harry Potter fanfiction.
If your blog resonates with an audience, and you start to build a loyal following then you can generate hundreds of pounds of monthly income by doing nothing but writing your blog. It’s called passive income where you get paid for every ad displayed on your website. Now you know why most websites are inundated with ads. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, there’s affiliate marketing, flipping your website, lead generation, etc.
Do you know what micro outsourced services are? It’s when companies outsource the mundane office tasks such as data entry on the internet at a fraction of the cost. And Fiverr is at the forefront of this venture. At Fiverr you pick a task such as social media promotions or altering the picture or doing research work.
The catch here is that you get paid minimum five dollars for every job, hence the name Fiverr. It may seem small but an odd job here and an odd job there and suddenly you have built up quite a nest egg for yourself. Neat huh!
Buy And Sell Domain Names
What if we told you that some websites sell for millions of dollars? Yep with the whole world going online, websites are the equivalent of stocks. How? Say you bought a domain name just like a trader would buy a stock, and you wait for the interest in the said domain to pick up, then you sell it for a nice profit.
Some people even have their own portfolio of domains. It will take some time for you to learn the ins and outs of this venture, but once you do you are set for a nice payday.
There is a steady community of individuals called compers in the UK who systematically enter hundreds of free competitions, rather than trying your luck in the odd contest here or there. This increases the odds of you winning. And the reward can be anything from a free sunscreen to a free trip to the Bahamas to the latest swanky iPhone.
All of this and more can be yours free of charge. Plus the upside for companies is huge too. After all it’s cheaper to offer three free nights in a bed and breakfast then take out a front page ad in The Daily Mail.
Become a website tester
A website tester’s job is to make sure that a website is easy to navigate. They offer a fresh perspective on how easy to use your website is. You might even be required to install software that monitors your activity.
Then you will be asked your opinion regarding the quality of the website, it’s interface, design, usability. Feedback can be in the form of a small report or a survey. Sites like UserTesting, Whatusersdo,UserTest are your best bet. The pay ranges from 8 to 10 dollars per test, and each test doesn’t take more than fifteen minutes. Nifty huh!
So that’s it. These are some ways for you to make the extra cash on the side. After you find your groove doing online work, you can make a career out of it.