The new year always brings with it a whole new world of possibilities, and today we are going to talk a little bit about how you can start making money online. There are so many ways for you to make passive income alongside your full-time job or to supplement your household income, which is why we’re taking a look at some fun and simple ways to put cash in your pocket with minimal effort…

Online surveys

You might see emails and advertisements asking you to fill out online surveys all the time, but you may not have realized that this can be a great way to earn some passive income. When you complete surveys you help companies improve their products and marketing strategies. You’re usually paid for each survey you complete, either instantly through a payment service like PayPal or with gift cards. So the next time you have a spare 15 minutes in the evening or in your commute to work, take the time to fill in a survey and make a little extra money!

Paid browsing

If you love scrolling the web in the evenings, then this next way to make some money online is ideal for you. It’s super simple. Most of the time all you need to do is download an add-on like Qmee.com or Swagbucks to your browser. Then, each time you search the web, you will be able to make money. The best thing about Qmee is that there’s no minimum to cash out and you can choose to have the money deposited straight to PayPal.

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Start your own website

Whether you decide to create a personal blog or an eCommerce platform for your products, creating a website can make a huge difference to your online presence and can be a huge help in making extra money. If you have a specialty or you make your own jewelry, art, furniture etc… you can use a website to sell these products.

If blogging is more your thing, there are ways to make money with a blog too. You can make money writing sponsored posts, selling ad space, or even affiliate links.

Write and publish an eBook

If you love to write and create stories, then why not turn this hobby into a way of making money? The great thing about Amazon and it’s affiliate company CreateSpace is that on the kindle store anyone can write and publish a book, and you don’t need to worry about going through literary agents and publishers first. Simply write and edit your book, make a front cover and voila!

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the main ways that bloggers and small businesses make money online. If you have a fairly good following on social media or you already have a blog or website, affiliate marketing could be a great way to earn some extra cash for yourself. All you need to do is either promote a product, share information on social media or write a blog post talking about a certain brand or product. 

Trading

Many people seem to be a little afraid of investing, and it’s not a surprise. If you think about the stock market, the chances are that you picture volatility and a lot of risks, but honestly, investing in stocks isn’t as scary as it seems. Because of the internet, it’s becoming easier than ever to track the stock market and invest without needing a broker. By joining an online trading platform such as eToro.com, you might be able to make yourself some extra money. It lets you watch what other top traders are doing – so you’re learning and getting the scoop at the same time.

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