Sometimes your target may not be to start a big company or to generate a large income through the Internet. Maybe you are a college student, or maybe you already have a job and you want something easy to do on the side – just for a bit of pocket money! The Internet is a great resource for everything quick and easy – all you need is a computer and a PayPal account.
Online surveys are one of the most well known ways to make quick money. This method is especially popular amongst students as there is no risk involved and no investment needed. There is an incredibly large amount of website that offer the opportunity to make money through doing surveys and quizzes, and the pay varies very little. Some of the most well-known sites that have proven to work are Toluna, Vivatic, MySyrvey, Global Test Market, just to name a few.
If you live in the UK or the United States, there is somewhat of an alternative to online surveys. Qmee.com rewards you money for searching through search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. How it works is that you install a simple add-on to your browser and every time you conduct a search there might be a couple sponsored results that you can choose to click on for a cash reward. Whilst most online survey sights require a minimum amount earned before you can cash out your reward through PayPal, Qmee requires no minimum amount and you can cash out your money at any time!
A method that is highly convenient for students is selling your notes on websites such as Notesale and Flashnotes. You upload your notes together with your price and get paid every time someone downloads them.In similar spirit, it may be a good idea to sell your old course books online since they are expensive to buy and used ones are in high demand.
Though selling notes is one way to go, another method where writing skills come into play is writing and publishing an ebook. You can do so through stores like the Amazon Kindle store. Something people seem to not know is that anyone can do this: all you need is to write a book and list your prize. You will usually earn 70% of what you sell, and the better the book, the more money you will make.
A website that allows you to offer nearly any (legal) service you wish is Fiverr.com. In fact, Fiverr is how I got the job of writing this article. Through Fiverr, you create what they call a “gig”, in which you offer to do anything from writing or producing music to playing pranks for the standard price of $5 (plus more for extra services). This is by far the website that allows their sellers most creative control.
AdSense is one of the most used and best known ways to make money off your blog. You can easily sign up for Google AdSense and attach your domain in order to get paid for each time someone clicks on an ad. Other than traditional blog domains like WordPress and Blogspot, you can use this on your Tumblr blog as well. Even young teenagers saving up for school tend to turn to this method because it requires no extra work on their part.
The most traditional of these methods is of course everyone’s best friend: eBay. If it isn’t eBay, your respective country certainly has a website that resembles eBay. If you have junk of any kind that you need to get rid of, you will find someone that wants it, and that’s what eBay (or other alternatives) will do. Think of anything, and it will turn into cash. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
In order for these methods to work, you will need to get a PayPal account. I always recommend attaching your PayPal rather than directly attaching your bank account or card number – just to be safe. Another tip is to not give up too soon: though it may take some time to generate enough money to stay interested, “easy money” does not mean “money without any effort”. Getting paid usually requires some type of work or patience, and you cannot expect to make any money if you have neither.