Making a little bit of extra money from home need not be difficult. There are plenty of ways to earn some pocket money via the web that don't require any special skills or qualifications. If you're struggling to find employment and are willing to sacrifice some free time, these five tips may help.
#1.Fill Out Online Surveys
Okay, you won't get rich filling out surveys, but this can actually be quite lucrative in the long run. During the buildup to big events, such as elections and referendums, polling companies will often pay people to take part, offering up to 50 dollars per survey. If you sign up to multiple companies you might manage to scrape together enough excess cash to pay a bill or two each month.
#2.Do Odd Jobs for Bitcoin
The bitcoin mining industry is growing at a rapid pace. If you don't understand how it works, just imagine a digital version of the gold industry. The more that is mined, the less there is available, so the price goes up. Bitcoin works the same way. There are 21 million bitcoin currently in circulation, and they are becoming increasingly difficult to mine. There are plenty of websites out there that will pay you in bitcoin for odd jobs. Due to the constantly rising value, this can be even more profitable than getting paid in hard cash.
#3.Shoot Stock Video
When a film company needs a video clip it's often cheaper to buy something that's already been filmed and color corrected for a flat fee. If you own a DSLR and have a knack for filming or photography, stock footage could provide a nice side income. Just think of all the companies out there looking to edit together promotional videos for social media, or adverts for YouTube – the marketplace is never-ending.
#4.Sell Ad-Space on Instagram
Any business worth its salt will know that social media marketing is the most effective and cheapest way to reach young people. Instagram has much higher engagement rates that Facebook and Twitter, along with an extremely active user-base. If you buy Instagram views organic visitors will see greater engagement on your profile and they will follow suit. Eventually you could find yourself in a position to start charging companies a hefty price for advertising their products and services on your page.
#5.Live Healthy (and get paid for it!)
Yes, you read it right. There's an app named Pact designed for people who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. All you have to do is download the free app and start training. Miss a day and you have to pay a small fine, meet your goals and you'll earn money (which is taken from other people's fines.) Even if you don't earn much, it boasts a 92% success rate – it's a win win!
None of the above require any significant investment in time or money. All you need to get started is a computer and/or mobile device. So if you're between jobs, can't quite pay your monthly bills, or find yourself constantly dipping into savings, give them a shot!