Almost everyone these days looks for ways to make a bit of extra cash without needing to sacrifice loads of their free time by getting a second or even third job. It can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where to start, but here we run through a couple of great tips and suggestions (and maybe a few tricks too) to helping you get some side income coming in without changing too much in your routine.
Market Trading Online
Stock market trading sounds a bit on the sketchy and dangerous side, but if done with care and with smaller amounts of money can in fact help you find potentially lucrative trades with little risk. The only catch of course is that it can be volatile and not guaranteed, but if you have the money to play with, it can pay off. Certain trading websites also offer the opportunity to view charts of traders so you will be able to emulate the winning trading formulas for top traders to help make it an even better money maker for you.
If you’re well known online through a number of social media avenues, you can put your social media to work through affiliate marketing. By signing up to merchant listing websites to grab yourself a few affiliate links – literally a website that give links to purchases/purchasing sites – you will get commission if someone purchases something through the link on your website/page. You could even post reviews of the specific products in question to help drive sales, as well as being turned into what people that follow you are looking for to make sure you have an affiliate link for those specific products.
Buying and Selling Websites
This is fast becoming a big money maker for a lot of people – buying and selling domain names. If you have a really well known website or blog that gets loads of traffic or even provides a service of some kind, this can spell big bucks for you if you register it on websites like GoDaddy.com. Websites with lots of selling value can really rake in the cash, and you can even purchase other websites from people with a small investment on your part, which you can then list on selling sites to get an even bigger return.
Freelancing – The game changer
This is also fast becoming a moneymaker as well as a potential life changer. Posting jobs on freelancing websites such as People Per Hour, Fiverr or UpWork means that people can take their everyday talents or interests and actually generate an income by doing small side jobs for people who need a product quickly and professionally, but without the enormous professional price tag. Work on these websites can additionally turn into full time roles with companies who enjoy your work, or even long term large contracts offering lots of work for one buyer which can help you go from full time employment to part time employment, with freelancing picking up the slack. A perfect way to start the transition from office worker to working from home!
If you have a penchant for picking winners, why not try your hand at some of the lotteries available, such as the US Powerball? It’s easier than ever to check Powerball results, and even subscribe online to play the games so you never have to worry about running down to the shop again to get in it to win it. You can even get a couple of friends, family members or colleagues together to play as a conglomerate to split the winnings, and be able to afford to play more numbers without breaking the bank!
There you have it – a few options for increasing your earnings by using the internet for those who are willing to take a bit more risk. While some are easier than others, one thing is for sure – you will find something to suit your skills, time and level of commitment.