We live in a world where everything is done online. Even making money online is becoming increasingly popular. It doesn’t take very long for you to run across multiple “get rich quick” schemes in your search for opportunities. Knowing where to look to legitimately make real money can go a long way in helping out your bank account. Here are six easy ways to make money online.
Sell Your Services on Fiverr
Fiverr is an online marketplace where you sell tasks and services. Most jobs (referred to as “gigs”) start at $5. You can sell just about anything on Fiverr. The site has categories for writing and translating, video and animation, digital marketing, music and audio, and even fun and lifestyle. There are several different subcategories under each major category. If you have a specific talent, you can find a place to post what you have to offer.
You have to be a registered user to both sell and buy on Fiverr. Getting your account started is easy. It’s also free. You start by creating your seller profile. Then you can post your gig. You can start receiving orders as soon as it’s approved.
Take Online Surveys
Online surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money online. They take very little effort. Most surveys can be completed while you are sitting on the sofa watching television. Most websites will ask you for some basic information to match you with the best surveys.
One of the most well-known survey sites is Swagbucks. Surveys don’t pay much, but they are a great way to earn a little extra cash in your downtime. Swagbucks also pays you to complete simple tasks and use their online search engine.
InboxDollars is similar to Swagbucks. You can take surveys and use their search engine. They also give you $5 just for signing up. Other survey sites include E-Poll Surveys, GlobalTestMarket and Survey Club.
Twitter is a social and news media platform that allows users to “tweet” what they have to say in 140 characters or less. You can get paid for your tweets. Paid (sponsored) tweets are regular tweets that are purchased by advertisers. These tweets are then used to reach a broader audience to spark interest and engagement from their followers.
Sponsored Tweets gives advertisers the ability to tap into your Twitter stream. You must meet certain eligibility requirements to be approved. Advertisers can then reach out to you. You have the ability to accept their offers or decline them. Advertisers you choose to work with will provide you with certain guidelines. You write the tweet and the advertiser will approve the final text.
Take a good look around your home. Do you have a gaming system you no longer use? What about that futon that’s just taking up space? You can make money selling these things online.
There are numerous platforms on which you can do this. EBay and Craigslist are two of the most popular ones out there. Ebay allows you to post your goods for auction or you can list a price to buy right away. All you need to do is create a seller account to get started. There are seller limits based on your history. Ebay takes 10% of the sale price. You ship the item to the buyer after the payment clears. The good thing about using this site is there are buyer and seller protections to protect you against fraud.
Craigslist operates on a more local level. You post your items for sale and interested buyers email you with offers. You then pick a meeting place to exchange the item for payment. There are no buyer and seller protections like there are with EBay. You also need to be wary of scams. It is a great way to sell unwanted items when you find truly interested parties.
Sell Personal Items
You can also sell personal items such as gently used clothing and other fashion items online with sites like Poshmark. Poshmark essentially lets buyers raid your closet for clothes, handbags, shoes and the like. Selling is simple. Snap a photograph of the item you want to sell with your cell phone. Use one of the available filters to give the item a professional appearance. Poshmark provides you with prepaid, pre-addressed labels after you make a sale. This is a great way to clean out your closet and add to your savings.
Sign Up for TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit is an online marketplace where you can offer your services to local consumers. There are a few different categories including handyman, delivery, cleaning and personal assistant. TaskRabbit is currently only available in 28 metro cities across the US. You have to register and attend an onboarding session before you can start selling. You choose your rates and TaskRabbit alerts you to potential jobs. You pick the ones you want and confirm the details with your clients. You get paid after the job is done.
Checking out what the internet has to offer is a great way to find different ways to make a little extra money on the side. You just need to know where to look. Even small online tasks add up quick. All you need to do is find what works best for you.