If you ask most people they’ll tell you that they would love to have more money. Lots of us find that there seems to be a lot of month left at the end of our monthly salary. That said, not many people have the time to take on a 2nd job in order to raise any extra money – after all, we all have families, homes and lives to have that mean working 24 hours a day just isn’t practical. That means you either have to lust over a lottery win or look at alternative ways to raise some extra money. The good news is that making a little extra cost online doesn’t have to be too much of a chore – and still leaves you enough time to have a life outside of your money-making mission. Here are some easy ways to make pocket money online.
Sell Your Opinions
For a company to be successful, they need to know what potential customers think of their products. This means that companies are often willing to pay for consumer’s time – to share their opinions on products, whether they would buy it, what they might be instead etc. This gives the company in question an idea as to whether their product will work and who they should target. Depending on the questions they ask it could also tell them how to sell the product and even what price to sell it at! As this information is so valuable, they’re willing to pay for your answers! There are different survey websites out there, so it is worth doing your research and seeing what might suit you. However, often you’ll get a small amount of money for answering a couple of questions on your phone – so you can even do it while you’re watching TV in the evening. It might not bring you hundreds of pounds in riches but it’s a solid way of earning yourself some extra pocket money without eating in to too much of your spare time.
Share Your Skills
We all have different skills and abilities, which means that someone might just want to pay for the skills that you have. For example, if you’re really good at social media or you have a knack for good customer service then you could join an agency for virtual assistants and offer your services this way. You’ll need to discuss hours with the agency and see what they can offer that matches your availability but often you can make it work. They might even have things like data entry opportunities, diary management and making sales calls to customers. A background in customer service or typing can help with this but there will be some that offer entry-level positions. You might need to ensure you have a couple of hours a week to be able to offer these services but if you do have some spare time around your regular job then this could work for you.
Start a Blog
Starting a blog is a good way to invest in making some long term income. The truth is that blogging won’t make you any money straight away, so it’s not an ideal way to make pocket money if you need something now. However, blogging can be fun & it’s a great way to document your experiences online. You may even find that blogging brings you opportunities to try new things, as some brands offer blogging events where bloggers can attend and see new products, give ideas on ranges and much more. These often come before paid opportunities but are a great way to network and meet new bloggers. Once your blog builds up a rating on Google and a bit of a social media following you’ll find that brands will work with you on sponsored opportunities and you can start to make some money. This is definitely a long term investment into making some money, so you may way to combine it with some of the other methods if you have a more immediate need for cash.
Copy Everyone Else
There are lots of people making money online every single day, as The Money Shed Forum is a testament to. We have a couple of sections dedicated to making money and people share their methods all the time. They tend to be a friendly bunch so you can ask questions and get some guidance. The best thing is that you can see how people are making money each month & working out which of these methods might work for you.
Get Rid of Some Stuff
Selling your unwanted goods might not be a long term solution to making regular money but it can certainly help now. Most of us have items in our home that we no longer use clothes that the kids have grown out of or toys they no longer play with. Rather than letting this gather dust and clutter up your home, why not sell them? Facebook Marketplace is an extremely popular way to sell items and best of all, it’s free to use! You can also sell items on eBay but you will pay a commission to do so. Depop and Shpock can be great options too. One of the best things about selling your items online is that you also get to declutter your home at the same time – win/win!
The great thing about making money online is that all of the methods work around you; sop whatever hours you have available and whenever you have some spare time, you can put some effort into making pocket money. Some of them will be instant hits and some will bring in more long-term financial help. However, the good news is that there are ways to make pocket money online and it doesn’t even need to be a massive chore to make that happen. Do some research, read up on forums and try a few of the methods out, I bet they’re more successful than you think they’ll be!