I’d like to take this moment to branch off from my normal topic of internet marketing and talk about other ways to make money online. These will not bring you “passive” income as they do require a little work and effort on your part, but they are real legitimate ways to make money behind your computer during your free time. This post was intended for those wanting to make a little extra spending money and not trying to become “rich”.
All of these methods require little to no investments.
Most of us have heard of Fiverr. If you haven’t, it’s basically a platform that allows you to sell your services to people for $5. These services can range anywhere from installing a WordPress plugin for someone, selling Twitter shout outs, or even writing song lyrics.
Fiverr is a popular way to make extra money online, and they even allow you to create tips or “up sales” so you can make much more than $5 depending on your gig.
There’s a lot of people making good money selling logo designs on Fiverr, if you are skilled at Photoshop this might be something worth looking into. Although, there are also people making money from Fun & Bizzare gigs as well, they even have a whole category dedicated to it.
2. Teach People On Udemy
Udemy allows you to create online courses and sell them for profit. So if you know anything that can help or teach people, this is an excellent way to make a little extra money, or perhaps even a lot of money (some instructors are earning anywhere from $100,000-$500,000, see here). I have heard that Udemy does take a large portion of the profits, but it’s still something to definitely look into if you have something to offer.
This guy makes a full time living off his Udemy revenue.
3. Sell Things On Etsy
Etsy is a selling platform that allows you charge people for your hand crafted goods. Check out this lady who is making a killing on Etsy selling t-shirts. If you’re an artist, good at drawing, can weld/work with metal, knit, make cool things out of recyclables, or just artsy in general, Etsy could be a great way to sell your creations and make some money.
Etsy also offers an affiliate program much like Amazon, allowing you to earn commissions for promoting their products. Another idea for those looking to make some money online.
4. Name A Company
Did you know that you can make money by helping a company name them self? Sites like Naming Force offer “Business Name Contests” and will pay participants for coming up with a great name for their business.
The process is pretty simple. When you signup for Naming Force, you join a pool of users who vote and rank other member’s name suggestions. You also have the ability to submit your own. The more active you are, the more name entries you are allowed. A company starts a contest and the winner receives the prize money.
You can win up to $500 if your name is picked. Not only that, but you get to name a freaking company! How cool is that?
5. Become A Web Tester
Sites like User Testing offer real cash for reviews of websites and mobile apps. You can make up to $10 per review, which isn’t a lot but if you’re going to browse the internet anyway, why not get paid for it?
Sometimes you even get access to exclusive content, or apps that haven’t been released yet.
6. Write Articles
If you have good writing skills you can turn your talent into cash. ListVerse offers $100 for every article you submit and makes it on their homepage. Of course, not every article you write is going to get accepted, but $100 just for writing a simple list sounds good to me. Check it out here.
You can actually find a lot of websites that are willing to pay for fresh unique content. Cracked is one of them, also the Krazy Coupon Lady offers $50 per article used. A simple Google search of “write for us get paid” will give you even more options.
7. Become A Game Tester
Almost sounds too good to be true right? I assure you, this is a real thing. You can have every young man’s dream job and make money doing it!
Websites like Gaming Jobs Online are looking for skilled gamers to test games and offer feedback. You literally get paid to play games.
As we all know, the gaming industry is huge business bringing in billions of dollars a year. With the need to be constantly putting out fun, innovative, and bug free games consistently, game developers NEED game testers to ensure they put out a great quality product that will make them money, and they have no problem with sharing a slice of the pie either.
If you love playing video games and want to make money doing it, check out Gaming Jobs Online for more info.
That wraps up my article for 7 Easy Legit Ways To Make Money Online, I hope you enjoyed it and helps you earn a little extra cash.