In the past couple of months, the prices have certainly gone up(thank you, Mrs. Inflation) and unless you’re not earning six figures, chances are, you’re probably looking for some opportunity to earn money on the side. Luckily, with the advancement of digital technology, it’s much easier to find sources of additional income. Long gone are the days when you had to leave your 9 to 5 in a hurry just so you could arrive on time for your shift at your second job. With the Internet, you can just log in onto your laptop, find a side-gig that matches your skills and interests and voila! And you’re not alone on this journey. Based on the 2021 report of the Economic Well-Being of the U.S. Households, almost 16% of adults have taken up a side-gig with the aim of improving their account balance.
If you’re also looking for ways to earn money online, you’ve come across the right post. When it’s your first time seeking part-time employment online, things can definitely get a bit overwhelming with all the data available on Google. That’s why we’re here to help narrow down your search. To learn which jobs can get you some much-needed money, keep reading the article below.
Become a website tester
There’s nothing more people love than sharing their opinions on things and situations. But, not a lot of people are aware of the fact that you can actually get paid for speaking your mind. Sounds intriguing, right? Well, certain platforms such as Usertesting.com will give you money for providing feedback on different websites and apps.
The process is quite simple. First, you sign up and complete a quick skills test that’ll give them insight into your technical knowledge. Then, you choose a website(or app) you wish to check out and after you’ve gone through the website, you’ll share the list of things you liked and disliked. It’s a great way to earn some extra cash without too much trouble.
List your spare bedroom
If you have an apartment of your own or if you perhaps inherited a place from your parents or relatives, why not list the spare rooms on Airbnb or similar platforms? Nowadays, thousands of people are taking advantage of websites such as Booking or the above-mentioned Airbnb to rent their unoccupied houses or spare bedrooms. Instead of letting your apartment rot away covered in dust, why not make use of it and turn it into a source of income?
All you have to do is do a quick online search and see what it takes to become a host on the listed platforms. This is a good option for those who have some money they can invest immediately into cleaning and refurbishing the place if necessary. After that, all you have to do is wait for your first guests to make a booking.
Try your hand in poker
Online gambling has definitely become a thing now, especially since we spent most of 2020 cramped up in our bedrooms with nothing but the Internet to keep us entertained. Not only is it a fun distraction, but it can also pay off for the skilled players.
In fact, there are many professional poker players who earn their living solely from gambling online. Of course, we’re not saying you have to become a professional overnight, but if you know your poker basics and you’re good with numbers, there’s no reason why you won’t be able to earn some money while playing.
Pick up private tutoring
Is there a subject you’re good at? Are you a Math whizz or Shakespeare reincarnated? If so, maybe you could create an online profile and let people know how you can help them by private tutoring. Whether it be online English lessons or creative writing courses, you’ll be sure to find someone in need of those services. There are many online platforms that allow people to advertise their services. For instance, you can check out Tutor.com or even UpWork and Fiverr.
Plus, you can even trade services with someone and save money. Let’s say you’re interested in learning Spanish and you find someone who speaks that language but wants to practise their business English. In that case, they can teach you the ins-and-outs of Spanish and you can lend them a hand and help them improve their English.
The bottom line
As you can see, there’s more than one way to get some money by doing online jobs. And, most of the recommendations we listed won’t take too much of your time, so you’ll still be able to dedicate time to other activities.