1. Take Online Surveys
Probably the easiest way for you to make extra cash online.
Taking online surveys only requires your time.
How do they work and why do they exist?
How Do They Work?
You sign up for a service that offers surveys.
When a survey becomes available to you (some surveys are filtered by criteria) then you take the survey and earn a small amount of money.
This is usually between $5-$15 and they take around 15 minutes.
That isn’t too bad.
Why Do They Exist?
I would never pay people to take a survey so why do these services even exist?
Because companies need to do market research and instead of having people stand outside a store with a clipboard, it’s much easier to do everything online.
Where to Find Them
There are a number of online survey websites but not all of them are created equal.
Some don’t pay cash and instead pay you in rewards. They might be giftcards or some other form of “payment” so make sure you read each site carefully.
Here is a list of survey sites that I’ve used and have no problem recommending:
2. Start a Blog
I make over $10,000 a month from blogging and I absolutely love it.
So what do you need to do?
Well, the answer to that question is a lot more than can fit in this simple blog post but if you want to learn more about making money from blogging check out my Ultimate Guide to Blogging.
It’s free and it’s awesome.
3. Do Some Freelance Writing
Websites need content and they don’t usually hire a ton of full-time writers.
Instead, they pay people (you) to write content for them.
Before you go off thinking that you need to be a professional writer to pull this off that is far from the truth.
With a bit of patience and practice, anyone can produce content that someone is willing to pay for.
4. Install Cell Phone Apps
This is something you already do.
There are companies that will pay you to install apps on your cell phone and leave them there.
The apps can usually be found running in the background tracking your spending and purchasing habits in the name of research.
This is the most passive way to make money that I can think of.
So what apps are out there that do this?
Nielsen Digital Voice App:
Media Insider Panel:
5. Get Paid to Test Websites
You already know that almost everything is done online now.
That means that companies can provide online experiences that do not produce results.
To ensure that their design is easy enough for their audience to use they perform user testing.
Just like with the online surveys, you can’t just wait outside a store and ask people to run through a site so they hire other companies to collect people and run the tests for them.
If you want to find out which sites are the best ones to use then check out these 9 sites that will pay you to test websites.
6. Use eBates or Swagbucks for Your Online Shopping
This one actually requires you to spend money to make money.
If you really want to be technical, and you look like the type, you are actually getting money back.
This is not a way for you to make money but a way for you to cut down on the costs of things you were going to buy anyways.
All you have to do is sign up for these services and they will provide you with rebates on certain things that you buy.
You can sign up for eBates here and Swagbucks here.
7. Become an Online Transcriptionist
Did you know you can earn up to $24/hr by transcribing audio to text?
This requires you to be a decent typist if you want to make money but if you can handle your way around a keyboard then this is something to look into.
It’s not too often you can make $0.40/minute just by sitting down at a computer and typing away.
Plenty More Ways
There are way more ways to make an extra $1,000 a month.
This post was simply meant to show you some of the easiest and most popular ways that don’t require much knowledge to get started.
Making extra money at home with the Internet isn’t a silly pipe dream. People pay others to do specific tasks. Sure the people paying you make much more from you doing the tasks but that’s how work will always be.
You exchange your time for money.
Eventually, at some point you will want to make your own money for your own time and that is why I started the Billionaire Blog Club to help teach you how I make over $10,000 a month online doing things that I enjoy.