Let’s face it. We all want more money, right? Prices on everything seem to be rising, but likely not your take-home pay. This means that you are probably here looking for ways to make a little side cash, if not quite your commuting job altogether, and work from home. There’s a lot of ways to make money, and here are some of the best ways we have found.
How to Make Money Online?
Making money online is one of the easiest things to do since you can make money online wherever you have a computer and internet. Here are some of the best ways that we have found to make money online.
1. Get Paid to Take Online Surveys
You can take surveys on your lunch break at your normal job, at home, on your laptop, on a desktop, on a tablet, or phone. You can either earn cash or points. If you earn points you can redeem them for cash or gift cards. Some sites like InboxDollars and MyPoints will even pay you to sign up. There are also sites like CashKarma, Survey Junkie, Ipsos i-say, Swagbucks, Toluna, and LifePoints.
2. Become a Freelancer
Freelance sites are a great way to make extra money. You can write essays, write blog posts, create website content, do graphic design, edit novels or papers, or anything else you could possibly think of. These types of sites are popping up everywhere. Some of the more popular ones are Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru, PeoplePerHour, and Upwork. Some of the not as well-known ones that are getting noticed are Toptal, Solidgigs, and 99designs. Click here to learn more about how you can make money freelancing.
3. Participate in Online Mock Juries
Most people run from Jury Duty, but what if you got paid to do it online? MTurk occasionally has these, but there are sites dedicated to paid mock juries. Some of the best sites are Jury Test, Online Verdict, Virtual Jury, eJury, and Resolution Research.
4. Join Online Focus Groups
An online focus group could be either a virtual community, conducted via conference call or even done with Zoom. It is basically a small group of people that are put together and tell their thoughts on a topic or product. Some of the popular sites are Respondent.io, User Interviews, Survey Feeds, FocusGroups.com, Mindswarms, and Engage.
5. Work on Mechanical Turk
MTurk is an Amazon site. You register and start working. They have surveys, data entry, and more. You might get a penny for a few lines of text, or $20 for an academic research experiment. The money you make can either go into your Amazon account on your gift card balance or get deposited into your bank account.
6. Sell Your Old Stuff
There’s a lot of websites out there where you can sell your old stuff. Basically like an online garage sale. You post pictures of what you want to sell and either a cost or start an auction. When you get paid, just ship it off! You can use eBay, LetGo, Facebook Marketplace, Mercari, or even Amazon.
7. Create Podcasts
If you create podcasts, you can use the podcast to discreetly advertise something. You can also have people pay to subscribe. People and companies will pay you to mention their products. You can get money from your listeners with Indiegogo or Patreon.
8. Evaluate Search Engines or Test Websites
Search engines and websites need to be easy to use, or they won’t get used. There are a lot of jobs out there to help with the trial phase before launch or for sites or engines that aren’t performing at their peak. Check out UserTesting.com, TryMyUI, and Lionbridge to see what you can get started on.
9. Find Lost Money
Whether you have lived in one state your entire life or moved around, you may have money out there you don’t know about. Each state has its own site to look for unclaimed money. This could be a utility deposit that you never received, bank dividends, or anything else. You never know unless you check! The best way to do this is to search whatever state you have lived in with unclaimed money with the state name.
How to Make Money From Home?
Making money from home is everyone’s dream. No commute, no traffic, no set schedule. Here are the best ways to do it!
1. Have a Garage Sale
This tried-and-true method has been popular for decades. Clear out your home of all the clothes you’ll never fit into again, those horrid Christmas presents your Great Aunt gave you ten years ago, or stuff that you just don’t use anymore. Pile it outside in your driveway and make Garage Sale Signs. Some states and cities do have certain days or require a permit, so you should check into that first. Anything you don’t sell, list on one of the sites we mentioned in the How to Make Money Online section above!
2. Rent a Parking Spaceone Site
If you live in a touristy spot or downtown in a big city, you might be able to rent out a parking spot. The only catch with this is you need to check with your landlord or the city to make sure you are allowed to. If you are in an apartment and have more than one spot, you could rent it to another resident with multiple vehicles or boats.
3. Create Online Courses
If you have a lot of knowledge, share it! There are sites like Udemy where you can create an online course and get paid for people who take it!
4. Rent a Room
You can advertise online, use word of mouth, or even list on Airbnb. Whether you rent it daily, weekly or monthly you can get quick money this way!
5. Rent a Space in Your Yard
If you have a lot of lands, or even just a big backyard, you can make money. You can list one (or more!) camping spots on Hipcamp. Spots average from $25-$50 a night depending on the location and if you can offer any amenities such as running water, firewood, or a bathroom. The more you can offer, the more money you can make! The other option would be for RV’s and boats that need a temporary home. If you have space and no homeowner association rules, this is a great way to make money from home without letting strangers in your house!
6. Write a Book
Maybe you have a story in your head, and never knew how to get it out there. Maybe you have a lot of knowledge to offer and want to write a how-to book. It is ridiculously easy to publish an ebook on Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing. You can make paperback books as well. It is really easy. If you don’t want to proofread and edit yourself, you can hire a freelancer to do it, but that is a bit counterproductive when you are trying to make money!
7. Become a Tutor
9. Get Paid to Review Items
There are companies out there that will have you buy an item on Amazon and review it. You get reimbursed for the cost of the product and then anywhere from $5 to $20 for the review. Sometimes you can find this opportunity on a card or sticker on something you have bought from Amazon, so check everything and read everything. Sometimes these opportunities are listed on some of the freelancer sites.
10. Become a Pet Sitter
Some people don’t like their pets to be home alone when they are at work. Other times they can’t go on a business trip or vacation with their pet. There are sites like Rover.com and Wagwalking.com where you can list your services. You can also get paid just to take a dog for a walk, or a confused iguana or cat…
How to Make Money With a Dump Trailer?
If you happen to have a dump trailer or have access to one, you can make some extra money with it. Here’s how:
1. Snow Removal
This will only work if you live in the North of course. If you live in the South, maybe you can haul sand instead!
2. Junk Removal
Post an ad on Craigslist or Facebook. Word of mouth works as well. Offer to pick up people’s stuff and haul it off. Then, go through it! Anything decent you can keep and try to sell online on eBay or some other site. If there is metal, take it to a recycling place that will pay you for it.
3. Landscaping Supply
Advertise that you have a dump trailer available and that you will go to Home Depot, Lowes, or whatever local landscape supply shop there is and pick up mulch, gravel, sod, or whatever they need. You could even load up your trailer with shrubs and trees!
4. Help People Move
Moving sucks if you are doing it alone. You can offer to just drive things from one place to the next, or up the coast and help with the loading and lifting!
5. Rent it
Let someone rent your dump trailer. You can set up an hourly, daily, or even weekly rental rate. If you go this route though, we suggest typing something up saying that if they damage it, they pay for the damages. Protect your investment and make money!
6. Start a Delivery Service
Delivery Services are popping up everywhere. You can deliver groceries (if it’s rainy we suggest a tarp), landscape supplies, construction equipment, and whatever else people come up with!
How to Make Money on YouTube?
That’s right, you can make money on YouTube. Sure, this could go under the ‘How To Make Money Online section, but we decided it is unique enough to have its own section.
1. Join the YouTube Partner Program
There are several ways to make money with the YouTube Partner Program.
2. Advertising Revenue
If your content has ads or ad overlays, you can get ad revenue from it!
3. Channel Memberships
This means your followers will pay to have a subscription so they get whatever special incentives you give them!
4. Sell Merchandise
Advertise your own stuff!
5. YouTube Premium Revenue
When a YouTube Premium Subscriber watches your content, you’ll get paid!
6. Create Videos and Show Off Products or Do a Demo of Something You Offer
Make sure in your video you tell watchers how to get to your site to buy your stuff!
How to Make Money Selling Stickers on Etsy?
If you have a label maker, or the ability to make stickers, you can sell them on Etsy for money. Here are the steps:
1. Get Supplies
You will need a printer, a cutting tool, sticker paper, and shipping supplies. A computer helps too!
2. Set up an Etsy Account
Go to Etsy.com and follow their instructions for setting up a page/site to become a seller.
3. Make Stickers
Okay, this step is pretty obvious, but what you need to know is what type of stickers you can make and sell!
4. Pantry Labels
Some people are really into organizing their kitchen. You can create labels for herbs, grains, cereal, fruit, veggies, pasta, anything!
5. Stickers for Witches to Label Spells
This is actually not a joke. Not just spells but ‘magical’ supplies. Make labels of gemstone names for gemstone bottles or displaying gemstones. Label herbs and things so they can label their bags. Create actual spell labels too, love spells, hexes, money spells, prosperity, come to me, and more! You can also create labels for rainwater, storm-water, and different gemstone waters.
6. Fun and Cute Designs
People like to personalize notebooks, journals, water bottles, and lunch boxes. You can create theme packs so that they can customize their items as they like! It is great for kids too!
7. Office Labels
Although boring, offices need things labeled too. Sugar, Cream, Coffee, Tea, Pens, Scissors, Rubber Bands, Folders, and more.
Offer custom-made options. Take photos of all the colors you can do, the shapes, the designs, fonts you have, and let your customer create the sticker of their dreams.
We hope that you might have learn various ways on how to make money online. But we suggest you to take care of all measures before indulging into it as it may turn into a spoiler one for yourself only.