3.2 billion people used the internet in 2015, presumably for all different reasons, whether it be social media, online shopping or just good old fashioned work. However, while the internet is an irreplaceable resource, few are aware of it’s potential to make you money.
From online copy writing to that dusty childhood memorabilia, there are many ways to pull in some extra cash each month. Here is a breakdown of some of the tried and tested methods.
Freelance writing allows you to make money, particularly if you enjoy putting your thoughts down or enjoy writing about a certain subject. Websites are always looking for writers, and whether it be about sport, the latest fashion trends or just current affairs, it’s likely that someone will pay you for your thoughts.
In terms of freelance writing, sites will usually offer a set amount for each post – these are usually tied to a word count. And with working from home becoming an increasingly popular trend, more and more companies are looking to outsource their content requirements.
As well as freelance writing, there is also money to be made from blogging. Admittedly building up your blog and portfolio can take some time but once your blog starts receiving a lot of traffic, you’re in the money.
Advertising is probably the most known way of earning money with a blog, sell advertising spots directly on your site or team up with sites like Google AdSense.
Sponsored posts are another fantastic opportunity which allow you to diversify your onsite content. By working with guest authors, you can ensure a natural flow of new and interesting content that engages with your readership. These come in many forms and can range from trending opinion pieces to product reviews.
Matched betting is a great way of making some extra cash online. Don’t let the word ‘betting’ trick you however, it’s not a gambling method. Bookmakers use free bets and matched deposit bonuses as an incentive to attract new customers, particularly during sporting events such as football. The matched bets system utilises these free bet offers and applies a unique formula to work out the stakes with all possible outcomes covered. Over time, you make a guaranteed, risk-free profit.
With a number of matched betting how-to guides, and endorsements from nationals including The Guardian and Huffington Post, the process is a proven way to supplement your regular income.
Since the development of high-quality digital cameras, photography as become a more accessible hobby for many. Easily able to transfer images from camera to PC, mobile and over the internet, people can now send files from even the remotest of locations.
Sites such as Foap have thousands of users all selling their work. Each photograph sold is worth $5 and you are able to sell the same picture an unlimited amount of times, so money-making opportunities on this platform are potentially limitless.
Sell your unwanted junk
Sounds simple…and it is! Of course, it’s always possible to make money by selling things you no longer want, whatever that may be! Got a pile of books you’ve already read umpteen times? Get them on Gumtree or eBay. Just always be sure to set your reserve price should the bids fail to reach the auction list price.
In addition to the big auction sites there are a number of more specific options. Whether it’s rare books, electronics or jewellery, you’ll finds them all online.