When I first got the Internet back in 2006 I have to admit I lost some money. The websites back then were full of get rich quick schemes and I fell for a few hook, line and sinker. Those types of sites still exist but I have learnt the hard way when it comes to making money quickly. If it sounds like a great deal and possibly far too good to be true you should avoid it. You’ll end up out of pocket and feeling like a mug.
That being said as I have become more Internet savvy over the years I have actually found a few ways to make money online. I am not talking about thousands here, just odds and ends which can help you to afford the odd luxury here and there. Perhaps a nice new haircut, those shoes you’ve been after or money towards your holiday. Every little helps right? If you are keen to learn a few tricks of the trade here is how I have managed to turn the time I spend on the Internet into some extra cash and had fun at the same time.
Try Your Hand
Online gaming comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are massive multiplayer online role playing games and in some of those it’s possible to make items and virtual clothing to sell. You do need to have some skills when it comes to designing and using Photoshop but it’s still possible to earn and many people do.
There are also other types of games where you can sit in a virtual casino or bingo hall and play all the types of games you would at the real place. Some of these are free to play and you can learn how to play for free too. Some of the other games cost money but this can be as little as 1 penny! It’s possible to earn money by winning, some of it is luck and some of it comes from skill of the game. I have won a fair bit of cash playing online and it’s a whole lot of fun too.
My tip for this method is to set a budget and not go over it. So on paydays I will allow myself £10 and if I lose it I know it’s not any different from going out and having a couple of pints. If I win I have extra spending and I always withdraw some into my bank so I don’t spend it all.
Earn from Your Hobby
Another way I make some money is through my own blog. I created a blog in 2008 and it’s still going, even though I have had months at a time when I forgot about it. On my site I have managed to place a few adverts and become an affiliate seller for a few online retailers. While you won’t make loads it’s a good way of generating some small amounts of money frequently. To make a blog pay you do need to add content so it’s good to base a blog on a hobby or something you simply love to talk about.
My tip for this method is to write content frequently. When I have time off from the blog hardly anyone visits and that means there is no one to click on the links which will earn me money. The more content and followers you can draw into your blog the higher the earning potential.
Give Your Opinions
Surveys are a good way for building up some income but you should only do these if you like giving in your opinion and you’re happy to fill out forms. I fill out surveys online each month and I receive a cheque in the post for my troubles. It takes sometime but I think it’s worth it, at the end of the day you can do the surveys while you sit in your armchair and have the television on in the background.
The tip I have for you here is to create a brand new email address just for these surveys. One of the downsides is that you may receive a lot of spam for the companies you survey for. If you have a special email for this information it won’t big you or clutter up your inbox. It just makes life easier and creating a new email only takes a couple of minutes at most.
Simple Ways of Earning Some Bonus Money from Home
So these three methods are how I make some money online. There are other ways like setting up an online business but these methods are ideal if you like nothing more than hanging out online in the evening. Remember you should never fall for get rich quick plans, just keep things simple and realistic.
It’s possible to start playing poker for free, look online to find a great site that doesn’t ask for your money.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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