If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that paying our monthly bills is not fun at all. So it’s always great if we’re able to find ways to make this financial burden a little easier to handle. No matter what your job is, no matter how much you enjoy it, you surely wouldn’t turn down the chance to make a little extra pocket money. And now, thanks to the prevalence of the internet, it’s easier than ever before to make a bit of extra cash to make getting through the month that little bit more simple. Below we’ve put together three of the very best ways to earn yourself a little dough. Remember, these things might not rake in the big bucks, but you should be able to make enough to have your time investment justified. And – as with anything in life – you get back what you put in!
Become a wheeler dealer
E-commerce is one of the greatest things to come out of the internet. Having the ability to hop onto a website and order a product in the space of a few clicks is nothing short of futuristic. Go back twenty years and tell someone about it and they’d probably call you a lunatic. So how can you make money with e-commerce? Well, there are quite a few different routes you can take. A lot of online sellers make a good living on auction websites like eBay. If you can gain access to low-cost bulk products, or antiques and collectibles, you could easily make a tidy profit by selling these items on the web. If you don’t feel like shelling out on fees and such, you could even set up a simple e-store website to sell your wares too.
Make websites for people
If you’ve got the technical know-how (and even if you don’t), there’s good money to be made in websites. Everyone from your local moving company to a veterinary surgery needs a website, and you can be the one to build it for them. If you have any skills in writing HTML code, you’re in an excellent position to be able to turn this skill into real money. Get together with a graphic designer and you might find yourselves to be an unstoppable online team. Of course, there are also website builder software available for those who don’t have coding abilities – so everyone can get the chance to make money with websites.
Writing on a freelance basis can be a very lucrative business if you know where to look for new work. There are countless companies who need SEO articles written, or publications that welcome freelance submissions. You might not be the most talented writer, but with a little practice you should be able to churn out some quality writing. A great place to look for freelance writing gigs is ‘classified’ websites such as Craigslist. Just keep your wits about you – it’s very easy for people to commission you to write for them and then never actually pay up, so always try to get something in writing (no pun intended).
Get out there and make some dough!
Overall, the web is a hot-bed of opportunities to make money. Take a look around certain freelance websites and you’ll soon see that there’s a market for most things; have a think about what you can do best, then do a little research and see if you can capitalise on it.
You may be surprised at just how marketable you are.
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