This is a contributed post from Ellie Jo.
There are more ways than ever before to make money online. It does not have to be your full-time job or an effort that consumes all of your attention. You can make extra cash by dedicating a few hours a week to a simple side hustle or part-time venture.
If you are looking for some fail-safe ways to top up your income every month then here are some fail-safe money-making tools that anyone can do. You just need an internet connection.
A very simple way to start making a little extra money is to undertake paid online surveys. There are a range of online platforms that you can sign up to for free and will pay you to complete surveys.
You do not need a particular education or skill set although some surveys will require a certain demographic to qualify for a particular survey. Do not expect to retire from your day job completing surveys but it could help to fund an extra night out here and there. Some popular survey sites include Swagbucks or Survey Junkie.
Sell your used clothes
Buying second-hand clothes is growing in popularity year on year. As eco-conscious fashionistas start to turn away from fast fashion, sites such as eBay, Depop, and Vinted offer up the perfect platform for those looking to make the most of recycled fashion.
If your wardrobe needs a cleanse or you have more clothes than you know what to do with, start sharing snaps of your items on apps and websites and list them for sale. You will be surprised at just how quickly the money you earn can start to add up.
Sell your crafts on Etsy
Perhaps you have a creative hobby that you do purely for enjoyment, a hobby that produces crafts or artwork. Maybe you have a penchant for jewelry making, painting, or digital prints? Whatever it is, did you know that you could make money from your passion project?
Websites such as Etsy make billions in sales every year and this profit is passed on to the users who sell their items on Etsy. If you have a love of crafts and believe your product could be worth something to someone then why not trial it out? Sign up to Etsy and make your products available for the world to enjoy.
As the world is becoming more and more digital, clever entrepreneurs have continually looked for innovative ways to produce an income online. Downloadable resources are one such tool that has allowed users to produce a passive income from the comfort of their own homes.
If you have a particular skill set or knowledge on a topic that could benefit others then consider collating that information into a downloadable resource for users to enjoy.
You could be a Disney World expert and create a downloadable Disney itinerary that shows guests how to make the most of their visit, save money and get on every must-do ride. Or, perhaps you are an educator who wants to share your skills and knowledge by creating downloadable reading comprehension worksheets for home educators.
Setting yourself up with a website that allows customers to download your resource and benefit from your knowledge has never been easier. You will have to put in the initial work to create the download but once it is up and running it could earn you a healthy and passive extra income.
Create a website
Popular websites can be incredibly lucrative. Although they can require a considerable amount of time and technical knowledge to get up and running if you can set up a successful website the earning potential can be limitless. Here are some ways you can derive an income from a website.
Affiliate marketing is where a website owner will get paid for every time someone clicks through to a partnering website and then buys something on that website. There are a whole host of affiliate programs available and it can be a great source of income for many website owners.
However to truly benefit from affiliate marketing you will need to be attracting high volumes of traffic to your website. The more visitors, the more chance you have of someone clicking on a link that is relevant to them.
Sponsored content is another way website owners can seek to monetize their website. Sponsored content is where a company or agency will ask a website owner to either host pre-written content on their website or create content to host on their website on behalf of the company or agency.
The content will usually be advertorial in nature and include a link to the relevant company. The purpose of the link could be to raise awareness or to help improve the domain authority of that website.
Advertising. Advertising has huge potential for website owners to create a substantial income from their site. You have no doubt seen digital advertising for yourself on various websites, these could be display ads, banners, or pop-ups.
Once again, the more traffic your website commands the more you are likely to earn in advertising You can use various different advertising agencies all of which will have different requirements and rates of pay.
However, if you run a successful website that commands a lot of traffic you could be earning at least four figures from your advertising every month.
For more information see How To Make Money Blogging
If you buy anything online then chances are you could benefit from using cashback websites. A cashback website allows you to earn money back from every item you purchase. It is usually a small percentage of the total value of the item you have bought.
However, say you earn 2% of the purchase price of your next television set that could see you pocketing a healthy 3-figure sum. Cashback sites really are money for nothing, so become a savvy spender and start earning back on the money you spend.
Online market trading
The digital revolution has seen the world of market trading open up to the masses. It has never been easier to create an online trading account and to start buying and selling shares, commodities, or currency.
Online trading isn’t necessarily going to be the easiest option but if you are prepared to take the time to learn the skill, and risk a little bit, it could see you make a healthy side income.
Whether a writer, graphic designer, or social media whizz, websites such as Fiverr and Upwork offer freelancers a great space to find work and advertise their skills. Freelancing is a great way to use your skillset to earn money, without having to leave your house.
What is more, you can do as much or as little as you want, whenever you want.
Dropshipping is an alternative option if you want to sell products online but you don’t want to deal with the manufacturing, packaging and shipping side of things.
When you run a dropshipping business, you sell products to a customer and then the supplier will send them directly to the customer on your behalf.
If you can start a successful dropshipping business from home, you can earn a lot of extra
Money is tight for so many families. This is even worse right now with inflation so high. Follow the ideas in this post to earn some extra money.