At this post-holidays time of year, we could all do with a little extra money in our pockets. The internet brings many opportunities for making money, but it can sometimes be difficult to figure out the best method for you. Thankfully, we’re here to help. If you’ve got internet access and a little free time, you can make cash online in a way that suits you, without even having to get up off your couch. Take a look at the following tips for some inspiration.
Nowadays, auction websites such as eBay aren’t the only way to clear out your clutter. There are a host of apps for making fixed-rate sales, such as Depopand and Letgo, which allow you to take a photo with your smartphone camera and upload immediately to an online store from the same device, where it will be displayed in an Instagram style feed for others to browse. As well as making a quick buck, you’ll get rid of unwanted items and gain back precious storage space.
If you run your own website or have a YouTube account or blog site that enjoys a reasonable following, affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn money on your social media standing. This essentially involves promoting the products or services of a company, known as affiliate partners, either in the form of banner ads or in-text hyperlinks. You can get started with this by signing up for collaborative opportunities through an affiliate opportunity listing site such as Affili.net. Bear in mind that it’s important to pick an affiliate partner that naturally fits with your site or channel’s subject matter, so as to offer value to your readership.
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Some marketing companies will pay you take part in product trials online or to answer questionnaires. In order to be selected, sign up to a survey site such as incompass and register your details. Most surveys will only take 20-30 mins- the perfect way to earn a few extra pennies during your lunch hour.
An ordinary British citizen, Karen Anvil, hit headlines recently after taking a photograph of the Royal family on Christmas Day and ended up finding global fame and recognition as the iconic shot began circulating news sites across the world.
While it’s extremely rare for photographs such as this to take off with the same level of recognition, there is a way for amateur photographers to make money through their hobby. Photo stock sites such as Shutterstock and Fotalia can pay registered photographers for uploading images that meet a certain standard and quality. If you’re handy with a camera already, why not give a go?