With the cost of living rising, sometimes dealing with our finances can be a hard pill to swallow, especially if you find your outgoings increasing. At this time of year especially, many people make pledges to improve their situation, and often this has much to do with finances. This is why I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the ways you can make extra money online. It’s a great way to boost your income, and still, get that balance of work and home life just right. Interested? Read on to find out how.
Become a freelancer
Freelancing is a great way to earn money from home. In fact, some people even do this exclusively now which can offer great home and work-life balance, especially if you have a young family. Freelancing could be anything. It might be ghostwriting for blogs, or creating content for different brand websites. It might mean offering administrator skills such as letter writing and data input. Some people even type from audio, creating documents for different companies. There are many different options available to you.
Make clever investments
If you have a bit of money spare, but you want to make more use of it, then you could consider investing it. One way of doing that is in the stocks and shares market, which can prove quite lucrative when the right decisions and investments are made. Although it can seem quite a daunting prospect at first, especially if you have never done it before, so worth doing your research.
Start a blog (like this one)
We have been blogging for over 10 years but blogging and vlogging has become increasingly popular in the last few years. With blogs specializing in all kinds of genres. But it has also become an opportunity to earn extra money through advertising content and things like affiliate links. Blogging is flexible and can fit around the time you have. You could even use your evenings so it doesn’t impact your day job. There are plenty of websites online offering lots of advice on how to get started.
Perform mystery shops online
A lot of companies and brands want the opinion of the consumer about things like their websites and customer service. So they enlist the help of mystery shoppers to process this feedback. You could sign up to perform these mystery shops in your spare time. Often they take no time at all, and it could mean a few clicks on a website or a quick conversation over the phone.
Sell unwanted items on websites like eBay or Vinted
Finally, use websites like eBay or Vinted to sell your unwanted items online. It’s a great way to boost your income quickly as an auction can last on average seven days. Post your items once payment is received and that’s the job done. It’s a great way to clear out some of the clutter in your home and means that clothing doesn't end up in landfill either!