4 Reasons You Are not Making Any Money Online

Everyone thinks that earning online money or earning passive income is a very easy task or job, but in reality, it is not that easy.  Due to such assumptions, many people who had started earning online money have failed miserably.  Some started earning few dollars for a weeks or months and then they stopped.  Few of them were successful and they continued what they had started.

For example, if 100 people think of earning online money, 50% of them will actually start and the rest 50% will drop the idea.  Out of the 50% who have started, around 30% will drop after few months and around 10% will drop it after a year.  So, in actuals only 20% will continue earning online money.

There are various reasons as to why people fail in earning online money.  In this blog, i will disclose the 4 reasons why online earning fails.  The main source of online earning is websites and blogs, and we will see why people stop the online earning method in between.,

No Traffic - Less Visitors

If you have a website, blog or an online store, you need traffic so that there are lot of visitors on your website.  A website or a blog becomes famous if it has daily organic traffic.  If you have a website, daily traffic means there are daily someone visiting your site, there are chances that some might click on ads being displayed on your website.

Website will die if there are no traffic and eventually it will shut down.  Traffic can be increased either by free source of by paid source, there are multiple softwares, tools and websites which can double your traffic in 2-3 days but one has to shed some dollars for such paid source.  The best traffic generating tools are social media platforms like facebook, instagram, reddit, linkedin and twitter. 

When i started my website 12 years back, i used to get daily traffic of 4-5 users, this was increased to 100 users after a month.  After a year, i used to get daily 5k users, thus increasing my website earnings.  So to conclude, the more traffic, the more online earning.

Quality Niche or Audience

Some have thousands of visitors but still they complain or have queries that their website earning is very low.  This is because; the traffic is not of a good quality.  Let me share an example with you.  If you have a travel blog or a travel website, but the audience to whom you have shared your website are least bothered about travel.  Then, obliviously they will not visit your website, as they are not interested on your articles and blogs.

On the contrary, if the audience consist of people who love travelling, the results would have been different.  No matter if you have hundred or thousands visitors, quality matters a lot.  

Search for a niche who you think will like your website, respond and interact with the site, this is called as a quality traffic.  Even if you have thousands such visitors, you can easily earn more than $100 in a week.  So, focus on quality rather on quantity.

Have Patience

To get the desired results, one should have patience.  One cannot assume that one can become rich in a night through online earning or passive income.  Online earning will test your patience as it is a slow process, but once you are set, you will see excellent results.  People who are impatient will stop in between as they think that it is not worth it, but people who think other way out, will succeed.

Some of the online storeowners, which i know took more than 2 years to start generating profit, if they would have just waited for 3-6 months they would have been losers.

Passive income from affiliate marketing, email marketing and network marketing require minimum one month, but it can go up to 1 year as well.  So have some patience and i am 100% sure you will succeed.

No Feedback from Customers

How will you know or differentiate if the product or service which you are advertising or marketing is worth taking.  You need to have customer feedbacks every monthly, understand their concerns and suggestion and accordingly act on it.  Your customers will give a honest remarks and these remarks will be boon to our company.

In fact, in each and every store there are already people waiting for customers feedback.  I have kept a Quarterly review of customer’s feedback.

Feedback from customer are very helpful, it shows the global market trend.  Most of them give honest reviews, these reviews and feedback will help us to decide which products to purchase and whch to avoid, what are the drawbacks and events.

5 Real and Best Work-From-Jobs

I have done a lot of research on finding out the best work from jobs and i think i have succeded in that.  Earning from home is always a dream job and everyone wants to have a income sitting at home.  However, in reality, there are only few legit and real work from jobs through which you actually get paid.

Such kind of work from jobs are suitable for students, senior citizens, house wife and people who are bored from their regular 9AM – 5PM jobs.  There are also some people who like working from home during the weekends to earn some side income, i also come in that category.  But not all work from home jobs are legit and real, there are many such fraud companies who are fooling people by telling them to invest in their strategy.

In this blog, we will be going through the best 5 ways through which one can earn money from home without any investment.

Blog

If you are good in writing then the best way to earn online money from home is through blog.  A blog is an article, which provides valuable information.  The activity of writing a blog is called blogging and the person who does this is called a blogger.  As per the recent study, there are around 600 million blogs and over 80 million active bloggers.

Blogging is one of the best source of income from home.  When i started blogging, i earned my $1 after 4 months, then in the 5th month, i was able to earn $80 and then in 6th month, i earned $188.  There are people across the world who are earning more than $1k per day.  Since there is no investment required, blogging is considered safe and secure.  Most of them take it as a hobby but for some it is the only source of income.

If you want to know more as to how you can earn online money from blogging, then click here and visit my site.

Freelancing

The second best option to work from home is doing a freelancing; through freelancing also one can earn a few dollars every day.   Freelancing is an activity where a person offers services and he is paid if the services are catered.  A person who is doing such kind of freelancing is called a freelancer.  Freelancers usually make money on task basis or can charge on an hourly basis.  Freelancer work is normally a temporary job or a job, which can be done as a part-time.  It mostly suits to students, housewife and senior citizens.

Close to 100 million freelancers are available in the world, in US alone there are 57 million freelancers.  A skilled freelancer can earn up to $100 – $1000 in day.

At present, there are many freelancing websites providing freelancer jobs.  Top 10 freelancing websites are Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal, Guru, Peopleperhour, Simply Hired, Crowded, 99Designs and Aquent.  Close to 40% of freelancers are associated with Fiverr as it is one of the best and provides good per hour income.

I have written a complete blog on Fiverr, do visit it.

Earning through Surveys

You read about blog and freelancing above, these 2 taks require at least 3-4 hours daily work.  Here is one more option where you have to work just for 1 hour per day and earn minimu $1 to $10 daily.  I am talking about online surveys which are in great demand across the globe.  The only drawback of online surveys is the low income, even if you fill surveys daily, you hardly earn $1 or maximum $5.  So, if you calculate in a month you can earn minimum $20 $30 in a day which is less if you compare it with blogging and freelancing.

Toluna is one of the best online survey website thorugh which people are earning daily.

Surveys of big international and multinational companies pay a good amount whereas small companies are paying 0.1$ to $0.5.  Complete guide on Toluna can be accessed from here.

Do Online Task

Everything is being outsourced in all countries.  For doing small online work or task, companies are hiring people on a temporary basis or on a limited project basis.  One such online company is Appen, Appen has lot of online tasks from big giant companies like google, amazon and wallmart and they hire people to carry out these tasks and pays accordingly.  If there is a complex task, one can earn from $10 – $200, simple tasks can be for $5 or $10.

These online tasks can be writing reviews, doing some online course, filling some online forms or filling some online surveys.  However, to carry out these tasks one has to have a desktop or a laptop or a mobile phone as these tasks are compatible with any gadgets.  For more detail on Appen, please click here.

Affiliate Marketing

The sound “affiliate” is familiar to everyone.  There are millions of people doing affiliate marketing of every age.  Affiliate will not saturate in coming 20-30 years, but the competition has increased.  The famous Amazon affiliate is still number one.  But, give a try to other blooming affiliates like clickbank, eBay, etc.

ClickBank is one such affiliate marketing platform which is gaining lot of pace and in coming years if might surpass amazon as well.  The affiliate earnings of clickbank is much better compared then Amazon and other affiliate program.  Click here to know more about Clickbank affiliate program.

Real Ways of Online Earning

Statement like “Real ways to make money from home” or “Make real online Money” or “Real Ways to Earn money Online” are flodded all over the internet.  Some of these statements are true and legit, whereas some are fake and are a part of some big scam.  I am on online blogger from past eight years and i have been writing blogs on online earning from home and passive income.  Through my experience, i have written many blogs on my other websites which can give you a good ideas as to what all are the ways to make real money online.

Before selecting or deciding any method, one has to do a deep dive and do a good research.  After reading this blog, i would suggest to read some other blogs of some other authors so that you can find out some more articles and then finalize.

So, in this blog you will find out the real ways to earn money through some cool and smart online ways.

 

Buid a Website or Blog

 

If you are at home or you have a work time from 9am – 5pm and just have some few hours of spare time or just weekends, the best way to earn online money is through blogs and website.

Create a website and blog on a particular article or matter in which you are masters.  Below are some of the simple and easy steps of creating website or blogs.

  • Select and purchase a domain

Selection of domain is very important, i would prefer a domain with .com rather than going with .org or .net or .in.  Domain name should be very short and easy to type and easy to pronunce.  Avoid hyphens and numbers.  Once you have selected a domain, check if the domain is available by hosting providers.  I would suggest with godaddy webhosting provider.

  • Select hosting platform

Once domain is selected, you need to purchase a website builder of wordpress which is very cheap.  In website builder management, you can add pages and add design as per your requirements with some attractive themes.  This completes the complete setup of website, please ensure your website is a secure website.  For a secured website, you need to have a SSL certificate, either you can purchase it or can get it from free sources.

  • Create your niche

You need to build a niche or audience who will come to your website.   You will not need only 100 visitors on your website, you will need thousands and millions of visitors daily.  For building a niche you will have to start network marketing and email marketing for which you will have use social media platforms.

  • Google Adsense

Once you site is ready and the audience as well.  The next step is to place ads on your wesbite.  You will have add your website in google adsense, once it is approved in google adsense you will be able to place ads.  So what is google adsense and how will google adsense pay you.  You wll get complete information over here.

Through google adsense, one can earn close to $10 – $100 daily, the more website traffic the more earning from google adsense.

Affiliate Marketing

 

Affiliate marketing is not new, you must have already heard about amazon affiliate marketing, flipkart affiliate marketing and many more.  It’s been more than a decade now and still affiliate marketing proves to be a fast-growing market.  Today, merchants see an average of 23% of their revenues coming from affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Affiliate marketing is worth $12 billion till Dec’2019.  Below are some of the top and best affiliate programs and affiliate network, which one should try.

NordVPN

NordVPN is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) company. It has applications available to download on Windows, macOS, Android, and IOS. The android app can be downloaded through an APK package for those who do want to use Google Play store. You can also manually set up NordVPN on Linux and other platforms. The company’s headquarters are based in Panama making it good for privacy. Panama has no mandatory data retention laws. NordVPN accepts Credit Cards, PayPal, Cryptocurrencies, and many other smaller payment methods making it easy to pay for the service the way you want!

Click here to find out more on NordVPN.

 

SiteGround

SiteGround is a hosting company that has grown from being a one-employee company to one with more than 400 employees. Founded in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2004, SiteGround currently hosts more than 1,700,000 domains on its platform worldwide. The company processes more than 1500 tickets, receives more than 1000 calls and chat requests daily. Boasting 3 data centers in three continents of the world – America, Europe, and Asia, SiteGround facilities are protected 24/7. The facilities are equipped with world-class power generating systems and superior network connectivity to serve its growing customers needs across the globe. Aside from providing web hosting services, SiteGround also offers Enterprise hosting, Cloud computing, Dedicated Servers, and other services. Its web hosting services are available in three packages. They are StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek. The startup plan, with basic features including 10GB web space, 10,000 monthly visits, and One website is priced at 11.95 and a special price of $3.95 per month. The GrowBig at a special and regular price of $5.95 and $19.95 respectively, offers up to 20 GB web space, multiple website support, and premium features. At $19.95 regular price and $34.95 special price, the GoGeek gives users 30GB web space, 100,000 monthly visits included premium and Geeky features.

Click Here to find out more on SiteGround.

 

ShareASale

The ShareASale affiliate program pays you $30-$150 per commission.  Affiliates earn $30 for referring affiliates once the affiliate has generated $20 in commissions. Affiliates earn $150 for referring qualified merchants.  A merchant becomes qualified when they have been active for 6 months or generated $100 in network fees.

Click Here to find out more on ShareASale.

SurfShark

Surfshark is a popular VPN company that launched in 2018 and has quickly became very popular. Surfshark is a company based out of the British Virgin Islands which has no data retention laws allowing the company to offer a strict no logs policy. The company works to provide a secure, encrypted, and easy to use VPN service. Surfshark has 1,000+ VPN servers in over 60 countries.

Click Here for more details on SurfShark.

 

GetResponse

GetResponse is an all in one online marketing platform to grow your business. They provide amazing email marketing software that includes a drag and drop editor, autoresponders, signup forms, email templates, and landing pages. Over 350,000 businesses have used GetResponse and the company is continuing to grow. They have over a 99% email deliverability rate. They also are affiliate friendly and advertise that on the home page of their website!

Click here for more details.

There are some more affiliate programs, which are available in my earlier blogs, do visit them.  Though, amazon affiliate is the most famous affiliate programs, there are some alternatives which one can use instead of Amazon.

 

Final Conclusion

If you do not have money to invest, but you have time, then you can explore these money-making opportunities as these are the best way to make money online.  In this blog, i have listed some few ways on online earning and some of the top ways to make money online.  Check out my other websites on more passive income and online-earning opportunities.

Become an entrepreneur and start earning

We have been reading the word “entrepreneur” very often but actually, what is the definition of an entrepreneur.  An entrepreneur is a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money or one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise.  Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Steve Jobs (founder of Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) are some of the known and famous entrepreneur.  Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running such business.  Entrepreneurs do not have any managers, they are their own managers.  They own and operate everything from a small company to a large multinational company; in fact there are entrepreneurs behind every business and private company in any country.

However, not all entrepreneurs succeed, 50% of them fail.  In this blog we will learn about some of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, what do entrepreneurs study, what skills are required to become a successful entrepreneur, how much is the potential earnings can entrepreneur earn and what are the different type of entrepreneurs.

How to be a Entrepreneur?

Below are some of the easy steps, which can be followed to become a successful entrepreneur.

Select your Audience

Do a detailed research

Advertise and market

Training

 

Select your audience

Before you start a business, you need to select your niche or audience.  You need to find out which product or services are suitable for which class of niche.  For eg, if am planning to open a grocery store, my niche would be housewife, homemakers and retail grocery wholesalers.  Unless and until you have a good niche, you will not be able to market or advertise your product or services.

 

Do a detailed research

 

Once you have selected your business plan, you need to do a detailed research to check the current demand and supply.  Either you can manually do a research or this can be done by a 3rd party service provider which will be a paid service.  Research can help you to find unique features of your product or services.

 

Advertise and Market

 

Advertise your product or business on social media platform which is free or use a free SEO.  The better you advertise and market your product, the better the sales will be.  You can either choose a free marketing plan or go for a paid marketing plan.  Normally, advertise and marketing is done for the niche but this can go beyond that.

 

Training

 

Normally training is done once you business has been setup.  Training related to continous improvement  related to company’s product and services should be mandatory for every employee in the organization.  You can create your own training videos related to your business.

Apart from steps you will be need some qualities also which will help you in becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Self Starter

Every successful entrepreneur knows that if something has to be done, it needs to be done by themselves. Parameters are set by them, and they ensure that the projects are following that path. They do not wait for someone to permit them and are highly proactive.

Open Minded

There are new ideas that continually come out regarding new potential businesses, people skills, efficiency, and workflows. These people have the capability to see all that is around them and direct the focus towards their objectives and goals.

Confidence

A successful entrepreneur never asks the question or keeps doubts in their mind about if they can succeed or if they are even worthy of success. They are normally confident enough that their knowledge and their expertise will help them make their business idea a success. And they radiate this confidence in everything that they do for the business.

Disciplined

Successful entrepreneurs always focus their energy on making the business work, and for eliminating the distractions or obstacles to their goals. Their overarching strategies help them to reach the goals they have while they outline the plan to achieve the final outcome. Moreover, entrepreneurs become successful as they are disciplined to always make new steps every day towards the accomplishment of their goals.

Hard work

Entrepreneur work very hard to achieve their goals, a sucessfull entrepreneur is who utlizes the maximum efforts.

Strong people skills

A successful entrepreneur is someone who has excellent communication skills for selling the products to customers and motivating the employees. Yes, most entrepreneurs who have the power to motivate their employees can see their business grow within no time. These entrepreneurs are also great at instructing others to be successful and highlighting the advantages of any situation.  Delegation is one of the important quality which a entrepreur should had.

Tips on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Some of the tips which can help you to become a successful entrepreneur are mentioned bellow;

Entrepreneur should be multi-talented, he should be good in technology, good in advertising and marketing.  Required trainings are available on internet to boost some of the qualities.  Apart from these qualities, he should have good delegation traits, which will help in managing the business.

Entrepreneur should be active on social medial platform and should improve his network marketing skills.  If both these qualities are available then there is no need to pay for advertising and marketing fees.  He also should have good political and legal connections.

 

How much an Entrepreneur can earn?

 

It is very difficult to predict as to how much and entrepreneur can earn.  It is up to the business, some entrepreneurs earns more than $10000 in a month and some earn close to $100 in a month.   Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are millionaire, but some of them have ruined there life’s and are now bankrupt.

 

What to Avoid?

There are many pitfalls that entrepreneurs need to avoid, and while some of them are obvious, some of them can sneak up and ruin your success. These pitfalls can come before you have even made your first sale, or they can come after you have finally started to build your success.

Practically across the board, successful entrepreneurs will tell you to avoid debt whenever possible.  If you are starting a business by borrowing money, you are already doomed to fail. Other entrepreneurs will take a more moderate stance on debt, saying instead that debt should be kept to a minimum. Becoming an entrepreneur with no money is hard but possible, but high amounts of debt is a pitfall for entrepreneurs.

It might sound counterintuitive, but rapid success can actually be a pitfall for entrepreneurs when it is not managed properly. When a business gets too busy, they may not be able to process all the orders, flaws in management may begin to reveal themselves, and communication may begin to breakdown. The result? A steady drop in revenue until the bottom falls out. Being prepared for success with scalable management models and quality control is essential.

Another pitfall to avoid is over-dependence on a single income source. A good entrepreneur will avoid over-dependence by not letting a single client represent more than 25% of their income. If a single client or customer represents too much of your sales, what happens when they decide to stop doing business? You lose a significant portion of your income.

There are other pitfalls to avoid, including internal conflict and high employee turn-around, but with good management, a solid business plan, and quality support, a good entrepreneur can keep moving forward.

I will close this blog by concluding on some points.  Do not make entrepreneurship as a second income or a source of passive income.  If you are confident, then ensure this is your main income source and not a second source of income.  Read out articles of some of the successful entrepreneurs who left their job at a later stage and became entrepreneurs.  Becoming an entrepreneur is not easy but it is possible with risks.  It can takes days, months and years to become an entrepreneur, one has to sacrifice weekends and quality time with family.  It is up to us if we want to take that risk!

Best Ways to Save Money

You all will be updated and familiar with moneymaking ways but that is not more important to know then how to Save Money!  Even if you earn $1000 in a day, it will be of no use unless and until you know how to save money.  A person can spend thousand dollars in a day but it will be difficult for a person to save thousand dollars.

I did a routine check one day to find out how much money i spend in a day, in a week and in a month.  I was surprised to see that i was spending more than half of my salary in a month and this applies to 90% of working people.  I would recommend and suggest to everyone to carry out such checks on a monthly basis and set a target on money saved.  The saved money is very beneficial in emergencies.  Normally on an average, 90% of people spend their 70% of monthly salary and therefore only 30% of money is save.  I will be sharing some tips on saving money which increase the 30% ratio to 60% or 70%.  That means after reading this blog you can increase your saving money % to more 40%.

Close all Your Credit Cards

 

First and foremost stop all your credit cards by paying the full and final payment.  Credit card adds debt each month and prevents you from building wealth.  If you want to build a good credit score then stop using Credit card.  Use of credit card will lower your credit score which will then create a negative impact if you are planning to have a loan.  Understanding credit card is little bit tricky, once you understand how credit card works, you are in a better position to get a credit card and use it responsibility.  If you only work seasonally, part-time, or not at all, you may not have enough money to pay a credit card balance. Getting a credit card without enough money to pay the bill can lead to debt troubles and damaged credit.  People with bad spending habits put themselves at risk of serious financial trouble by getting a credit card.  Recent studies have shown that people have started spending more than credit card if compared with cash.  Surviving without a credit card at a time when electronic payments are taking over can be difficult, but there are some alternatives. You can use a debit card, which is linked to your checking account, in nearly every transaction where you would otherwise use a credit card. A prepaid debit card, similar to a debit card but without a checking account, is another option, but beware of high fees.

Keep a track of your Expenses

 

The real reason you track your expenses is to create financial awareness. If you do not know where your money goes or how you spend it, you won’t know what habits you can change in order to make your money work for you. … If you want to build wealth, then you need to stop wasting money.

Steps to Track your Expenses

  1. Write down your monthly income.
  2. Write out your monthly expenses. Start with food, shelter (your mortgage or rent plus utilities), clothing, and transportation. …
  3. Make sure your income minus your expenses equals zero.
  4. If you can not track your expenses manually, you can use some of the application like Mint, Quickbooks and personal capital.

Tracking your spending can help you identify serious spending issues. You can also see if your spending matched your priorities. It is easier to make changes when you realize that you are not reaching your financial goals because you eat out every night. Tracking your spending allows you to see where your money is really going. It is essential if you want to understand your financial habits and make changes to them. It can help you realize when you need to stop spending, so you do not end up with a financial hangover.

When you overspend in a few categories, it can be tempting to stop and then try again next month. It is important to continue to track throughout the month so you can identify what you need to change and by how much. A budget is something that evolves over time to help you meet your needs and goals. Recognizing that you are overspending consistently in one area can help you know if you need to increase that category and cut in other areas.

Set Saving Goals

 

Setting Saving Goals will save at least 30% of your monthly income; these savings can be used for emergencies.  Set a target every month, for example if you are earning $1000 in a month, please set 30% of your salary under target goals that means $300 will be saved under goals.  One more example, let us say that you set a goal of being on your way to owning a house two years from today. In this case, you’d need to investigate the average home cost in the area you’d like to live in and start saving for the down payment on your new house (as a general rule, down payments are often required to be no less than 20% of the purchase price of the house).

Record and document your goals and then compare it with previous weeks and month.  Comparison will provide a real picture as to what and where the money was spend.  There are lot of application related to Financial Goals.  Below are some of the examples of financial goals.

  • Paying off debt.
  • Saving for retirement.
  • Building an emergency fund.
  • Buying a home.
  • Saving for a vacation.
  • Starting a business.
  • Feeling financially secure.

Have a monthly and weekly review on your goals, this will help in saving more than 30% of your salary income.

Remove Luxuries from your Savings

 

Differential your expenses, some expenses are not essential.  Remove such expenses from your income; on an average at least 10% of expenses are not essentials.  I started this 2 years back and now i have cut down my expenses to 20%, i realized that such luxury expenses are not required and if required it will be rarely.  Once you have a habit of leaving without luxury expenses, it will be beneficial in future savings.  Below are some of the luxury expenses, which you can remove or avoid

  • Unsubscribe from optional television or internet packages.
  • Switch to a family phone plan which is much cheaper
  • Trade in an expensive car for one that is fuel-efficient and cheap to maintain.
  • Sell any electronic gadgets going unused.
  • Buy clothing and home furnishings from thrift stores.
  • Carpool to Work
  • Use public transport
  • Close all Credit Cards
  • Avoid Multiple Holiday Trips
  • Make use of online purchase as these are much are cheaper then retail products

Please remember this statement “Luxury is just a Weakness“.  If you want to live a luxurious life then you can never save money, don not make a habit of leading a luxury life.  I have seen people who have lost of everything to lead a luxury life.  One can live without luxury but not without necessities.

Earn Money in your spare time

Yes, you can earn real money in your spare time even if you are student, a homemaker, a daily 9-5 employee or a retired person.  Well you came to the right place as i will be disclosing some money making methods which you can carry out in your spare time.

While billions of dollars are generated online daily, the funny thing is that the “average” internet user really has no idea why or how this is happening, or that they could be making money online as well.  The good news is that you do not need a lot of spare time if you want to earn some extra cash; just a little bit of time here and there will suffice. In some cases, you might even be able to earn an income while you sleep! Check out this list of ways to make extra money in between your day job, full-time college, or taking care of your family. This is easy money from your spare time.

Online Surveys

Spend a few minutes taking surveys each day and before you know it, you’ll have made a full-time income. Let’s be realistic: It doesn’t work that way. You can’t be a millionaire by just doing online surveys but you can certainly earn at least $100 per day.

How does it work? You sign up with one or more of the many survey companies. They will send you links to surveys; many times, you’ll need to answer a few questions first to see if you’re qualified to take the actual survey. This is because they might be looking for a certain demographic (i.e. men between the ages of 30 and 50 who work in the insurance industry).

Depending on the company, you’ll get paid right away or on a certain date each month. In general, survey payouts are between $0.50 and $5 per survey. Occasionally, you might qualify to take one that pays out $25 or more, but this is uncommon. Some surveys pay via gift cards to places like Amazon or other online retailers. And others will send you products coupons that you’ll be able to keep or redeem it.

Some companies to consider include Toluna which is termed as the best online survey website.

If you spend a few minutes each day seeing what surveys are available and you qualify to take one or two per week, it might cover the cost of your Netflix subscription. Or maybe you’ll be able to make nearly $250 in a month, like this survey junkie did. You’re not going to get rich taking online surveys, but you can add a few dollars to your income each month with a very small time investment.

 

Mechanical Turk

 

If you’re looking for ways to make extra money in just a few minutes per day, Mechanical Turk (MTurk for short) might be worth taking a look at. The idea is that companies can hire people to complete tasks, called Human Intelligence Tasks (or HITs), that a computer can’t do as effectively as a human.

The types of tasks that you might do on MTurk are simple; they’re just not done as well by a computer. For example, you might tag certain objects in an image or choose the best image to represent a product. Since they’re simple, they don’t pay much per task; maybe you’ll make 10 cents to describe what’s in an image.

If you can spend 30 minutes per day doing these tasks, however, you could potentially make $100 extra cash over the course of a month or so.

Use Social Media Posts

Are you a master of social media? If you know your way around Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Reddit, and other popular social media and social blogging sites, you might be surprised to learn that local companies might be willing to pay you for your expertise.

You’ll need to know which type of people tend to use which social media sites; you’ll also have to understand who your clients’ target customers are. Then it’s just a matter of using a site like Buffer to schedule posts on the appropriate platforms throughout the course of the week or month. Spend an hour or two going through and responding to comments on behalf of your customer, and you will have built yourself a social media marketing business.

How can you find clients? Think about the businesses you patronize on a regular basis and look them up on social media. If they’re not keeping up with their sites or they don’t seem to know the nuances of hashtags or how to diversify their content, go in with a proposal.

Once you have clients, you can offer incentives for referrals. For example, give your client a month’s worth of social media posts for free if they refer someone who signs up for a six-month contract. For these types of gigs, word-of-mouth advertising can be your best friend.

 

Complete Taks on Fiverr

Sign up for an account on Fiverr.com and look through the listings to see what types of tasks people are offering up for five bucks. Can you do any of those? Many of the tasks listed could be done in 15 minutes or less, which would allow you to earn a cool $20 in the span of an hour.

What types of jobs are featured on Fiverr? You can be creative, but some of the popular categories include digital marketing, graphics and design, and video and animation. You could give online lessons or do an astrology reading. You can even give tips on succeeding at your favorite video game. If someone will pay $5, you’re golden!

Here are a few ideas that you could use to make five dollars at a time:

  • Come up with five ideas for blog posts . Don’t actually write the blog posts for $5; just give the client a list of title or topic ideas.
  • Write three to five social media posts. If you enjoy posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you could probably knock this out in five minutes.
  • Write a haiku, limerick, or some other verse for a greeting card. You could offer verses that would be good for a birthday card, a love letter, or a funny “thinking of you” card.
  • Take a photo of you holding a sign next to a local landmark. This is particularly good if you live near a tourist attraction.
  • Make a list of restaurants or attractions in your local area for people who are visiting your city or town. You could write up a comprehensive piece and just sell the same piece over and over again.

 

Create Youtube Channel

There are people who film their daily lives and get paid to do it. How? They upload their material to YouTube and they get paid depending on how many times their videos are viewed. As traffic grows, advertisers are willing to pay more for their ads and the potential for income continues to grow.

It’s largely a matter of luck when it comes to who makes money on their YouTube channel and who doesn’t. The content matters, but all sorts of channels can be lucrative. For example, some popular channels focus on video games, makeup tutorials, housecleaning, DIY projects, product reviews and dog training.

There are some tips that can help you make the most of your channel as you look for ways to earn extra income with YouTube:

  • Upload videos frequently. The more material you have up, the more views you’re likely to get. As people watch one video and they like it, they might then go and look at your other material.
  • Be professional. While quantity is important, quality is just as vital, if not more so. Learn how to use video editing software; don’t just slap up whatever you record with your iPhone. People will lose interest and look for something more polished.
  • Develop your brand. Make a logo and have a theme. Even if you are uploading vlogs of your everyday life, have some type of a focus. Consider starting a blog and social media accounts that go along with your channel.

Now, you might be thinking, “this does not sound like passive income!” Right, having a YouTube channel is work. However, you’ll be making royalties off of your older videos as you upload new ones, so the income you’re making is actually passive. If you have a successful channel, you could end up bringing in a nice income, so it might be worth the investment.