Topping up your income from the comfort of your own home sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to earn money with nothing more than a sofa and an internet connection? Well, there are ways to do just that. Lots of them, in fact.
Whether you are a stay-at-home-mom who would love to make cash while sitting on the sofa watching the kids or a college student who doesn’t have time for a proper job but could do with some easy money, these six ways to make money online will soon have the cash rolling into your bank account
Become a proofreader
If you are a stickler for spelling or a gannet for grammar, then why not become a proofreader? Plenty of companies and individuals have documents that require proofreading by an outside eye, whether it be a college student who wants someone to take a look over an essay or a small business who require Job Descriptions for new employees checked. They’ll pay you good money for simply reading.
Take part in online surveys
Research companies are always looking for people to answer surveys and test new products. For just a few minutes work filling out forms, you can earn up to $5.
Write and publish an eBook
Gone are the days when you had to be a J.K. Rowling to become a published author. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can write and publish their own eBook and then sell it to Kindle users anywhere in the world. If you list your book for somewhere between $2 and $7, then you keep 70% of each sale. You could even end up having Matt Damon star in an Oscar-nominated adaptation of your self-published eBook, as famously happened with The Martian.
Sell items you don’t need any more online
Have you got CD’s and DVD’s all around the house that you no longer need? Perhaps your kids have outgrown a load of clothes, but you’ve never got around to chucking them away? All of these items can be translated into money if you list them on online market places such as eBay and Amazon Marketplace.
Get paid to search the internet
This has to be one of the easiest ways to earn money online. Companies such as Qmee will offer you cash rewards every time you carry out a Google, Bing or Yahoo search. Simply install their ad-on to your browser and when you conduct a search, it will throw up several sponsored results at the top alongside your normal results. That’s it!
Get paid to review on the internet
It isn’t just carrying out searches that you can get paid for online – you can also receive cash for writing reviews, too. There are several platforms out there such as UserTesting.com which pay everyday people to log onto a website or use an app and then review it for its usability, content and other features. Each review takes around 20 minutes and can net you $10 via Paypal.