Nowadays, most people spend the majority of their days glued to their laptop/phone screen, connected to the internet. Have you ever gotten called out by a family member for it? Their main argument is that it isn’t productive, right? Well, honestly, we’re fed up with these remarks, because the internet is a great place to mine for additional income. That’s why we came up with this list of ways you could turn your time on the internet in to money. It’s our way of helping those of you who are hell-bent on proving your haters wrong.
Participate in Surveys
Companies and businesses depend on surveys, for the most part, to familiarize themselves with public opinion. Unfortunately, most people tend to avoid participating in such surveys, whether in real life or online. That has led companies to pay people for taking their surveys. If you happen to spend too much time online, you could always try out these surveys. You don’t even have to dedicate yourself to doing surveys; you could easily complete one or two while waiting for an online game to load.
All you have to do is create an account on a survey website. As for the pay range, you could be making more than five dollars an hour. While the amount won’t cover your entire cost of living, given that a survey could take as little as two minutes, the money really isn’t that bad. However, it is important that you look for trusted and secure survey websites, because you might end up getting scammed; illegitimate websites may not pay you anything for your efforts.
Become a Social Media Account Manager
Based on what we see, the world is mostly dependent on social media right now. Think about it, where do you get most of your news or general information? It’s always somehow related to social media. What we mean is that social media platforms; like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, are important in this day and age in terms of marketing and maintaining public relations. So, if you have already spent a lot of time on the internet and you can effectively communicate on popular platforms, why not put that skill to good use?
Many businesses; especially startups are constantly on the lookout for people to manage their social media accounts. The job constitutes of answering people’s direct messages, creating new content, and replying to comments and complaints. In exchange for that, you get paid a decent amount of money (enough to make a living) and you get to mostly work from home. We must warn you, though, if you’re not a social media butterfly or if you’re a bad texter, don’t take the job. For a certain type of people, this could be an easy gig, but for others, it could be the bane of their existence.
Stock trading requires careful monitoring of prices and how they fluctuate throughout the day; it’s why whenever you meet a trader you feel like half of their brain power is dedicated to a computer monitor. Now, if you already happen to be in front of a screen, why not keep tabs on stock prices while you’re at it and make some money in your spare time? You could try online stock trading via a specialized platform where you’d only need a small sum to create an account. Plus, you only have to pay a small commission for your earnings.
Now, we get if you wouldn’t want to compromise your own financial safety just for the chance to get some money; trading is a risk after all. Thankfully, there are other types of trading that don’t require you gambling your own money. According to manifoldcp.com, proprietary trading firms are a type of firms that provide you with capital. That way, you’d get to trade and earn money without putting your financial security on the line.
Freelance Content Writing
There are a lot of websites out there that need content to fill their websites. While some choose to hire full-time writers, others go to websites that connect freelance writers with those who want their services. If you have a knack for writing, you could always try applying for one of these websites (think Upwork or Freelancer.) After having your writing-style tested out, you’ll receive an email telling you whether you’ve been accepted or not.
What’s awesome about this job is that much of the writing depends on general information and online research. In other words, it’s perfect for someone who spends most of their time on the web, because the amount information they’ve accumulated could be enough for them to comfortably write about several fields. Not to mention, if you’re a fast enough writer, the amount of money you make could be huge since you get paid by the word.
Start a Blog
Despite the amount of work it takes to launch a blog, create content for it and respond to visitors on a regular basis, at the end of it all, you’ll realize that it’s worth it. How do you make money using your blog? Through advertisements, endorsing/promoting certain websites, and by creating exclusive content and charging people for it. However, before all of that, you need to get your blog popular enough. It’s about proving to companies that your page is the perfect metaphorical billboard. After you get a large enough visitor-base, companies and advertisers will approach you on their own. Soon enough, you’ll be making money by blogging about things that you love. Not bad, huh?
Did you find any of these online money-making opportunities suitable for you? If you have, we urge you to start your pursuit for additional income. Don’t use “that’s too little money” as an excuse for not trying, because the lowest paying thing on this list could pocket you an extra $1,000 a year. On the other hand, if you haven’t found anything that suits you, the internet is full of opportunities that can turn your hobby into cash. Good luck!