Many people dream of quitting their jobs and finding somewhere beautiful to live, with the ability to take adventures every day.
Many people’s goal is to be able to live an independent lifestyle and work from wherever they want. This has been made more accessible than ever, with freelancing and remote jobs becoming more common, as well as the internet making tools like Skype and Google Hangouts accessible for cheap or free.
This article aims to outline some ways that you can make money online in your spare time. Many of these methods do not require much start-up capital (or any at all), so it is possible for anyone to get started straight away!
The first step in this process is creating an income source that can sustain you while you work on your other projects. This can be done by establishing a passive income source, which essentially means that you don’t have to do any work after the initial set-up. There are many ways to go about this, and each has its pros and cons.
Here Are Five Of The Easiest Ways:
1. Mine Bitcoin
Many people are interested in mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero etc. Although this topic could easily be its own article, it is important (and interesting) enough to give a brief overview of what you need to do and how to mine Bitcoin before attempting this option for earning extra money.
The first step in any cryptocurrency mining venture is building or purchasing your rig. This can be done for several hundred dollars at the cheapest. However, it is much better to invest thousands upfront in order to save money over time. GPUs (graphics cards) offer the best amount of hash power per dollar spent; however, CPUs (processors) are also viable options if you know what you are doing.
2. Teaching English Online
This method is arguably one of the best options for those wanting to reach financial freedom without entirely giving up their current lifestyle. It enables people with families and other responsibilities to progress towards their goal (financial freedom) while still making money from home and fitting it around family life or even working hours at their current job.
The most important thing about teaching English online is knowing the language you are teaching. It is possible to start a position without qualification or previous experience; however, the more prestigious the school becomes, this becomes increasingly difficult. Therefore, they will likely want teachers with previous experience or highly regarded qualifications such as a DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching Adults).
1. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is perhaps one of the most popular options when looking for a side hustle; it is also one of the hardest! A good writer must be able to research topics in detail and write compelling pieces that keep readers engaged throughout. Quality over quantity is very important; however, there are ways you can find extra income without having too many published articles under your belt.
You can also find paid writing gigs on social media sites such as Facebook, Linked In, and even Instagram. All of these websites offer lucrative opportunities for those with an eye for detail.
You should always do your research before accepting writing work through any website – especially if you are new to this! Sometimes there will be profiles that offer extremely low payment; avoid these like the plague because they are either scams or do not pay enough in order for you to cover your costs (such as time spent researching/writing).
The best way to earn money when it comes to freelance writing is by building up a reputable profile online. Once people recognize your name and quality of work, then the amount of money you make per article is almost limitless! It’s essential to remember that it can take time to earn trust in this industry. However, the amount of money you make in the long run is definitely worth the hard work.
2. Pet Sitting
Pet sitting or dog walking has become some of the most popular side hustles due to the ever-increasing number of people who work from home. However, some people simply cannot afford a full-time nanny, so they either find a new job or turn to alternative means in order to keep their children safe/entertained.
Pet sitting is especially popular in Australia and the USA. However, it works on a similar basis to dog walking.
If you are looking for pet sitting work, there are some websites that can help you find jobs; however, you should also check your local area to see if any veterinary clinics have notice boards with job opportunities listed.
Although these jobs may not provide a consistent online income, they are still worth considering if you live close enough to the individual/family who needs your help.
The same applies when it comes to looking for dog walking work; social media sites such as Facebook offer several pages where people post job adverts along with their contact details (so that they can be contacted directly). You should expect lower earnings than normal when it comes to dog walking however it can still be a very worthwhile side hustle if you have a few regular clients.
The vast majority of people who take surveys online do so to make some additional money each month. This is why so many companies offer ‘test products before they are released onto the market. The idea behind this being that if people have no interest in using their product, then there will be low sales figures when it comes time for mass production.
If you’re looking for these types of jobs, then there are a few things that you should keep in mind: Don’t expect big rewards, think about what your time is worth and be prepared to give honest opinions.
Although this may sound like a difficult thing to do, it actually takes less than fifteen minutes for the majority of surveys. This is because they are designed in such a way that they can receive quick responses within a time frame. Some companies will offer good rewards; however, this is generally reserved for those who complete more involved surveys (i.e., you must answer each question with at least 200 words or get no reward).