Rockefeller once said that all people need is a little more money than they have right now. You probably feel the same way, and you’re looking for ways to fill your wallet a little tighter. Especially in the digital age, there are plenty of ways to do this, and you don’t even have to step outside the door for that. We’ll introduce you to 6 of them here.
1. Participate in paid surveys
To start off, a way to earn some extra money online is to participate in paid surveys. To do this, you register at a corresponding portal and disclose some personal data. The operators mainly want to know how old you are and what you are interested in. Your profession is also important.
According to your information, you are assigned surveys that you answer as truthfully as possible. Each of them takes about 5 to 10 minutes. The pay varies, but you won’t get rich with this side job. The monthly payout may be enough to go out for a fancy dinner or book a spa weekend with your partner.
2. Write and sell e-books
Are you an expert in any subject or would you like to become one? If it’s something that interests a lot of people, you could bring your knowledge to the people through e-books. Write a meaty, well-structured book that everyone can understand and sell it digitally as a self-publisher through Amazon or other channels.
You support the sales with activities through social media and with your own expert blog. Mostly it takes some time until you are reasonably well known, but: Good work prevails.
3. Use your sports knowledge
You are a total sports freak, know your favorite sport inside out and are always informed about current events? Then try to turn the know-how into money by placing targeted bets. To find a reputable digital bookmaker, you can use the comparison portal SBO.
Here you will find all possible providers with fair conditions. Choose one, you can reach it with a single click. SBO does not take any money for its service, but if you want to win real money in a bet, you have to place real money in a bet. But there’s an assortment of bonuses to help get you started.
4. Operate your own affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing means linking to specific products and receiving a (usually small) commission for sales. You can set up your own blog, a YouTube channel, an Instagram account or everything together.
The important thing is that you participate in an affiliate marketing program, abide by the respective rules and market the items placed there. You can do this in your own way, preferably embedded in an interesting concept that offers real added value. Provide know-how and/or make people laugh! But make sure that your entertainment fits the product and of course your own character.
5. Become a game tester
You like to play games on smartphone, console, laptop or desktop computer? Then apply as a game tester and turn your hobby into a part-time job. The Platform GOMlab already has an article about tips on how to buy the perfect laptop for the job. Game Tester is also a platform, where gamers and game producers meet. According to official information, the hourly wage for a tester in 2019 in the US was just under $15.
The scope ranged from 7.25 to 44.10 dollars: a wide range, which is due to the fact that experienced players receive a lot more than newcomers. In any case, this work is fun, and you are always well informed about which upcoming game will soon hit the market.
6. Sell your (great) voice
Do you have an exceptional voice, maybe even with theater training, or at least a good feel for acting? Then offer yourself on the web as a speaker, for example for videos, audio books and film dubbing. Maybe you’re lucky and your voice is in demand on the market! First, practice properly before you provide voice samples on a relevant portal.
Either a client will look for you on his own or you can apply for a job. If you are really good in this field, you can quit your main job and only “speak” professionally. This will be a nice additional income source.
Invest and win
No matter what you choose: You always have to invest something if you want to earn some extra money on the side. It’s either time or money – or time and money. No one will be willing to pay you for nothing. So, put your back into it, jump over your shadow and make an effort! That’s the only way to feed your wallet.