In a world where everything and everyone is online, there are more and more opportunities for us to create our own businesses, network with people on the other side of the world and enhance our skills and talents through online means. This means, we can be much more equipped to earn money through our own businesses or just earn a little bit of extra money on the side. I don’t think any of us would say no to earning a little extra for special treats; takeaways, days out or some new clothes. I’ve been working online for a good few years now and I’m always looking for ways to make some extra cash. Here are some way you can do that!
Sell things on eBay
Obviously not a continuous means to make money but I’d always encourage people to use eBay. I’ve sold a fair few things on there in the past and my boyfriend has sold tons of stuff from his eBay account! If you’re having a sort out or if you’re moving, eBay is always a good option to earn a bit of extra cash for fairly little effort! If you’re worried about selling large items due to the delivery (postage for a sofa will be pretty steep, I can imagine!) you can use services such as Shiply as a courier for large items who take that problem out of your hands and get large items from A to B without you having to lift a finger. This allows you to pop all that old furniture online to sell and make a few extra quid from!
I’ve signed up to a few online survey sites in the past and although some of them are admittedly, absolutely useless, I’ve found a few decent ones which actually make you a bit of extra money a few times a year. Have a Google around and there will be plenty of online survey sites to choose from to suit. Some surveys last 10 or so minutes, others only a couple and each site will have a different threshold. Do your research on this one but when you find reliable websites, they can be really useful!
Sell your old books / DVD’s
I’ve used We Buy Books multiple times and when you’re such a massive book lover like me and have hundreds of books stored away, this can be a nice little one off earner. You simply type in the bar code and the website tells you if they’re accepting that book or DVD and will tell you how much they’ll give you for it. Granted, some books aren’t worth a lot but if you’ve got enough to get rid of, you can end up making a fair bit of money! Again, there are multiple sites which offer this so it’s worth popping in the bar code to a few websites as one might offer you more than another.
Sell your art / services
We certainly all have our own talents so I’ll combine this one into one point. If you do art, paint, draw, sculpt – whatever – consider setting up an etsy account to sell your work on! I follow a good few artists on Twitter, a few of which I’ve purchased from before and they’re all incredibly reasonably priced and their work is amazing. If you’re not arty but you’re a good writer, organizer, tweeter – something like that – consider selling your services in a different way. If you have a blog, offer services from there. Or use websites such a Fiverr.
Reach out to brands / PR’s if you’re a blogger
If you’re a blogger who’s been blogging for a while, enjoys it but would maybe like to dip their toes into making a little bit of money through it, there’s always options available for hard-working bloggers to do so! I wrote a post not too long ago about sponsored posts and making money from blogging which you can read and hopefully will get some resources on where to start.
Look into social media management courses
I’m not a social media manager myself but I know some people online who are and I’m under no illusion that it’s an easy gig. If you’re social media savvy then look into courses where you can utilize your skills and then offer your services as a social media manager for brands or even other bloggers. This is more of a “in the long run” option but a well worthy thing to look into.
Do you make any extra money online? Any methods I’ve not mentioned here?
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Great ideas. I love eBay for getting rid of stuff I don’t need.
Great post jenny! These tips will definatery helpful to make online money.
Great ideas on how to make a bit of extra cash while waiting for payday!
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I loved this.Im writing a similar blogpost currently and I loved your take on it.I want to pursue social media management myself.I would love more blog-posts about how to grow your blog etc.No pressure!Love your blog,keep blogging<3
There’s a few blog posts on growing followers and things under my “blogging tips” category xxx
Great blog, going to try some of the methods you have suggested 😉
Nice post I really want to make some money from online by typing job
I work on fiverr as an Instagram content creator and it has been wonderful. I am also considering taking a course on Social Media Management. The internet is a blessing to this generation and we must take advantage of it
Wow that’s interesting! So you take photos for people or just manage their accounts?
I really enjoyed reading this post, useful information and nicely written, thank you 😊
Julia from https://freshbeautyfix.com
You’re welcome 🙂
I make extra money through my blog – which is fab. I also sell stuff on ebay sometimes. I’d never heard/thought of selling books, most of mine go to my grandma but I’ve a big pile that are waiting to go to charity etc, so I might see if I can sell them!
You totally should! I use the We Buy Books website and can confirm it’s legit and super easy 🙂 xxx
Love all the suggestions here. As we speak, I am already looking for surveys and We Buy Books.
Fabulous! Hope you get on well with them! xxx
Some great ideas here xx
Great ideas! I use some apps called receipt hog (you take pics of your receipts from stores and earn points to redeem for gift cards), Ibotta (you get rebates for buying certain products) and inbox dollars (you get paid to read emails). I love receiving gift cards randomly 🙂
Inbox dollars sounds SO easy! xxx
Great tips here, Jenny. eBay is one of my favourites, although TBH by the time you add in my time photographing, posting, tagging and then packaging everything up I do wonder sometimes! I haven’t looking into online surveys before, I shall have to investigate, thank you. X
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
It does take a while but if the listing looks professional then it’ll probably sell quicker! xxx
I’ve tried a few of those surveys and they’ve been helpful but mostly useless! I’d love to be able to monety my blog.. keep grafting I guess!
YouGov and One Poll are the ones I use which are good! I’ve had a couple of £50 payouts from YouGov xxx
I used to love using online survey sites to make a bit of extra cash – I’d save it all and put it towards my Lush addiction haha! Hopefully one day I’ll be in the position to make a bit of money from blogging – maybe!
Haha sounds like it was put to good use! 😉 zxx
I didn’t even know paid online surveys were a thing until this Post, I’ll definitely have to have a look around online now! Hope you’ve had a great weekend 🙂
Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/
YouGov and One Poll are the ones I use! 🙂 xxx
I love these ideas, will definitely look into some social media courses!
Amy | hookedonthemusic.com
Thank you 🙂
Excellent post and right up my street as I’m a hustler & a saver. I highly recommend car boots and selling on gumtree! <3 <3 <3 <3 x x x x x x x x
I love car boot sales they can be a right good earner! xxx
I used to review items online for DooYoo and Ciao – they pay in amazon vouchers x
I did surveys on a site that paid in vouchers once but didn’t really feel the benefit
I would like to look into this Jenny so this is a useful article for me and others like me who are considering our options. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂 Glad it was helpful!
I’d really like to reach out to brands soon, but have no idea how to go about it! I’m definitely going to check out your sponsored posts tips.
If you need any advice do ask x
Great tips Jenny! I just need to be a bit more organised to do some of these!
Haha most of them don’t require much organisation xx
Time organisation hahaha xx
These are such good tips! I need to look at reaching out to brands and PRs because I’d love to start doing more collaborations but I’m terrified of it haha, so I’ll definitely check your other post out! xo
Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk
Don’t be terrified it’s really not that scary and the worst they can say is no! If you need any advice do shout 🙂 xx
I used to always do online surveys and totally got out of the habit!
Oh no! xx
Hey girlie, I voted for you as Best Overall Blogger 2018 for Blogger Bash Awards….Good Luck! 💕
Oh wow thank you so much! I really appreciate it 💚💚💚
This is such a good post, especially for people looking to utilise the internet for a bit of extra cash!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Thank you 🙂
These are some really good ideas. As someone who’s just starting the self-employment journey, I’m definitely going to be saving this post for future reference. I’m currently selling my content writing and editing services through Fiverr and it’s been an amazing way of getting an introduction into the world of freelancing. I’m on track to earn about $400 this month which, while obviously not enough to live on, makes me feel amazing because it’s something I’d usually do for free! Reddit is another place to find decent freelancing jobs. I’ve got a regular blog editing gig through there which has been pretty fun! LinkedIn is another good resource if you’re a blogger or freelancer. People will optimise your account so it can be found by people looking to hire people for a small charge, which is something I’m definitely going to look into once I finish college in summer.
That’s amazing, I might have to pick your brain about Fiverr soon if that’s okay!
Thank you! Yeah, go for it. I’ve only been on there a couple weeks at this point but I’m really liking it so far.
Thank you for sharing! ☺
You’re welcome 🙂
Any more information about writing posts for bloggers?
Nice post Jenny. My site address doesn’t appear yet when I search for it. Guess I have to wait a couple of months first..