Looking to make a bit of extra cash in these hard economic times? Who isn’t? Are you student with some spare time on your hands, or someone looking for some quick and easy ways to boost your bank balance?
With job prospects looking bleak and household bills rising, there has never been a better time to get a second job online. Whether you’re harbouring a secret skill, can offer a specific service for money or just answer a few questions, there’s a job for you. This article details three simple but effective ways you can get a second job online:
If you have a talent for art or a journalistic streak, why not make the most of it and sign up to a freelancing website. There are a whole host of websites and companies that will pay freelancers on an article or image basis.
You will be able to make money off articles and blog posts, images and basic design work. This is a great option for people who work part time, as you can devote spare time to producing the work. One place you could get started is People Per Hour, where you charge hourly for your services. Just make sure you know the going freelance rates, and are prepared to pay the small amount of commission.
Fiverr.com is a website where users offer to do anything and everything for $5. Current ‘Gigs’ as they’re known as include creating a promotional video for a company, designing a logo or singing you or a friend happy birthday.
If you’ve got a special talent, or feel you could offer something similar Fiverr is the place for you. The website does take $1 commission from every transaction but you have the potential to make quite a lot of money.
Many websites and companies will offer money to people who carry out market research and surveys for them. Nothing complicated, you simply answer a few questions and reap the benefits. The financial gain may be minimal for just completing one survey, but the more you do the more you can make. Using social media and the Internet you will be able to shop around and find companies offering this service.
Before you hand over your bank account details however, you should check that any website or company that you use is reputable and trust worthy. Read comments and articles online to make sure that you’re not at risk of losing money.
It’s never been easier to get a second job and make some extra money online, especially in tough economic times. With so many options available, there are endless money-making opportunities out there for anyone and everyone.