The internet and other technological advancements have made it easier than ever for everyone to make an extra coin.
Most people have realized that a single source of income can’t guarantee financial freedom. If you can be daring, you will realize different ways you can complement your monthly income.
But as you seek a way to earn an extra coin, limit your choices to legitimate options to avoid frustrations and losing your income and investment. In this article, I will share several legitimate ways you can explore to earn extra cash.
Start a blog
Do you know you can make impressive passive income by starting a blog? If you do things right, it is possible. First, start by identifying your niche; you can’t be a master in every art. Then develop high-quality content directed to a specific audience.Blogging can result in a sustainable income. But you must invest time and proper skills to run the blog.
Though most people find starting a blog a challenging task, if you do everything right the results will be evident and sustainable. Before starting the blog make sure you have adequate skills to develop the right content and run the blog.
As you advance, you can include sellable items the blog such as ebooks, and email course. You can also use your blog for affiliate marketing.
Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways to earn an extra coin online. In around 15 minutes you can pocket $5 by answering a few questions. You can take online surveys from your smartphone, PC, tablet or laptop.
Most surveys sites are free to join. You can earn money, gift cards, and prizes by sharing your thoughts on various subjects.
Some sites that offer paid online surveys include; Consumer views, Qmee, FocusLine.com, and American consumer option. Besides you can also opt for phone app surveys from sites like i-Poll, IdeaShifters, Quick thoughts, i- Say, Toluna among others.
Freelancing can be a full time or a part-time career. Many people are turning to freelancing due to convenience and the freedom it offers. The number of reliable freelancing sites is increasing.
These sites connect freelancers to potential employers and deduct a commission for every work done. You can opt to get into full time freelancing once you have established your career and located a suitable freelancing site. If possible work with two or more sites.
Employers turn to freelance sites to get professional services at affordable rates. Some tasks do not require a full-time employee. Today you can source for many services online from content development, web design, and SEO services among others
Some leading freelancing sites include; UpWork, Fiverr, Frrelancer.com. Guru.com. Scripted, Simply Hired, Textborker, etc.
Becoming an online tutor
You can assist students and individuals searching for knowledge in your area of expertise. If you have a strong command of an international language like English, French, Chinese, Germany, etc, you can register as an online tutor and offer your services for pay.
Virtual online classes are becoming popular each day. Explore ways to use your profession to reach thousands by offering online courses. Examples of sites where you can register as an online tutor include Italki.com, Bizmates.ph, and 51talk.com.
Selling photos online
The demand for photos online is growing. If you have a taste for photography, you can explore this option by providing quality photos for money.
You don’t have to be an expert photographer to earn money from selling photos online, but you must produce quality work. Most stockphoto sites offer a decent pay for the photos and pay via PayPal.
Photos in high demand include family pictures, photos for individuals at work, nature photos, lifestyle photos, etc. These are sites where you can see your photos. DepositPhotos, Fotolia, iStockPhoto, Shutterstock, photBTC.com, etc.
To be effective in odd jobs, you must have passion and speed. Today most companies and individuals have reverted to freelancers to find quality and affordable ways of accomplishing simple tasks.
The jobs include updating websites, data entry, research, graphic design among others. 199Jobs.com is one such avenue where you can find virtually any microjob on offer. Other sites where you can easily access microworks include; Clickworker, QuickTate, TaskRabbit, MechanicalTurk, etc.
Start an online shop
Starting an online shop is the gateway to e-commerce. You require a website and a merchant’s license to start an online shop. Besides, you must develop a reliable marketing strategy to reach your potential customers.
Social media campaigns and email marketing are excellent marketing tools you can use to increase traffic to your website. If you are serious in the venture, you can draw a superb pay at the end of every month.
Before starting an online shop, research to establish what your target clients are looking for and where you will get quality and affordable products for your clients.
You can consider creating a Shopify store. WooCommerce is a plugin you can use to run your online shop from your blog.
Do you know you can also work as a virtual assistant? This job involves assisting in doing all kinds of small task such as replying emails, booking tickets, replying online comments, and setting up appointments.
VirtualStaffFinder.com and VirtualDoneWell.com are excellent sites that connect virtual assistants to businesses in need of virtual assistants. You can search online for more websites that connect virtual assistants to potential employers.
Become an email marketer
Money is in the numbers. You can start email marketing by using email software and create a lead magnet that you can use to build up an email list. Expect to earn $1 from each subscriber each month. To succeed, you must craft a persuasive message that can lead to converts.
Email marketing can deliver an impressive result if done correctly. There are various ways you can build your email list. Lead magnets, cheat sheets, checklists, ebooks, videos, are workable ways to can use to create your email list. If you package your message well and target the right clients, you can easily make decent money form email marketing.
Online opportunities to make an extra coin continue to increase, to gain more cash your side hustles, make sure you select a niche you love. If necessary enroll for online classes to better your skills depending on what you want to do online. With more and more technological advances, more and more money making online opportunities will emerge. Share your thought on other amazing online opportunities.
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