Earning from home – Tips and tricks to earning from home

Looking to earn some extra cash? Or just even gain an income from home? There are several ways to do so and today I’m going to explain some of the most popular ways to easily earn from home!

To start with, here is a list of some of the basic options. I will then explain in more detail.

Surveys

Let us start off with Surveys. There’s a lot of different types of surveys and lots of different types of rewards for them.

There are a large variety of different types of sites that give you rewards for surveys, one of the top ones being Swagbucks (www.swagbucks.com) I’ll mention a few other further on!

Swagbucks is very popular due to the fact it has lots of options and not just surveys.

The surveys on Swagbucks vary and each one gives you an approximate time frame for how long it will most likely take to complete. The surveys are quite simple as they tend to mostly be about things to do with how effective different advertisements are, the appeal of different products and popularity, different working environments, brand recognition or maybe just about services like, how often do you travel on a bus or a plane. You may even find surveys about some games or shops.

Another popular alternative is InboxDollars or InboxPounds – depending on your currency (www.inboxpounds.co.uk) (www.inboxdollars.com) This site is a lot more basic than Swagbucks as you mostly just answer surveys. There are a couple of options to maybe watch some short videos or use a search engine provided by them but their main idea is to just use surveys.

A few other popular survey sites are:

– Survey Spotter (https://surveyspotter.com)

– Survey Junkie (https://www.surveyjunkie.com)

– One Poll (https://www.onepoll.com)

– Life Points (https://www.lifepointspanel.com)

Rewards

Different survey sites tend to offer the same sort of rewards, but bigger and more popular sites will have more options than you won’t find elsewhere. Like on Swagbucks, for example, You can get a gift card for different shops and cafes. The more common rewards are Amazon gift cards, Master-card gift cards or PayPal ones.

You can also choose to donate to a charity as a reward on some of the more popular sites.

Apps and Games

Next, we’ll look at some fun and easy ways to earn money from different kinds of apps.

There are a lot of options when it comes to apps and earning money, you can complete surveys and polls through apps such as Ipoll (https://www.ipoll.com/en). Swagbucks also has an app you can use. You can earn points and rewards for shopping with certain apps. For example, Shopkick (https://www.shopkick.com)

A popular option is to upload your own photos and videos for rewards. Foap is a popular option for this (https://www.foap.com)

Some apps allow you to play games in order to earn points for gift cards. For this one you download the app, download a game it suggests to you through the app and you earn points for the time you play the game. It can be a slow process but I find it more enjoyable! A popular app for this could be AppStation.

Scratch cards are similar to the games, its a long and slow process to earn enough points for rewards, but there is also the option to download free scratch card apps such as Lucky Day or Lucky Money and try out your luck with them!

I’m going to add one more Idea here which is Investing. There are a lot of apps where you can invest in something to earn more from. A popular option being Acorns (https://www.acorns.com)

Aside from Apps, there are some other ways to earn money from playing games. You could take the gambling approach but I never really advise on that one as you often spend more money then you make. But a fun and interesting way can be through MMO’s. For example, You could sell game items or currency through eBay or other sites. This is a popular activity for people who play games such as World of Warcraft. Earn money in-game and then sell it out of the game.

Product Testing

You don’t tend to see a lot of Product testing in my opinion, but it can be very beneficial for those who choose to pursue it. A lot of companies offer a product or money in return for your testing and reviewing of their products. The products to choose from is never-ending, you have options such as skin care products and makeup, games on different consoles, phones, software or even be a volunteer for a science project!

There is a lot of sites you can go through to try and become a product tester. For example;

– Toluna (https://uk.toluna.com)

– UserTesting (https://www.usertesting.com)

– Alba Science (https://www.albavolunteers.com)

– CrowdVille (https://www.crowdville.net)

Blogging and Freelance Work

 

Lastly, I’m going to talk a little bit about blogging and freelance work. Now I do already have another article dedicated to freelance work so I won’t go too much into that one but if you’re interested in Freelance work you can read up on some of my tips and advice here! (https://www.merodi.co.uk/post/earning-from-home-freelance-work)

When it comes to freelance work, you have a lot of options. One of which could be to become a blogger.

Starting a blog can be quite simple if you choose the right place. WordPress (https://wordpress.com), Squarespace (https://www.squarespace.com) or any other website building sites are the best for starting a blog. You simply design your site from their templates and then you can start writing your posts!

If you have something you’re incredibly passionate or knowledgeable about then blogging could be great for you. If you don’t and you still want to become a blogger then don’t worry! There are so many opportunities and ideas. You could devote yourself to researching new up and coming games and review and write them, or your favourite TV shows. You can blog about anything you like really, I find that there’s always someone interested in the same things you are.

Blogging obviously takes a lot more work than other ‘Earning from Home’ suggestions but it can, if successful – earn you a lot more.

To make a blog successful, one of the biggest requirements is consistency. post often, or on a specific time table: Every other Tuesday for example. Try and be engaging with your audience, try not to ramble too much and try to keep it interesting!

I’ll be making a more detailed post on Blogging in the future, so if this is something that interests you then keep an eye out for that! ^^

I hope this has been helpful to you and I wish you all the best of luck!

Thanks for stopping by! ^^

Earning from home – Freelance Work

My biggest objective of this post is to help people who are also starting from very little with little knowledge. I am no professional, I’m simply learning from my own mistakes as I go along and sharing my experiences in hopes to help others who have similar aspirations:)


So you want to earn money from home, maybe because you have conditions that make it difficult to work elsewhere, maybe you’ve had a bad experience in a job and want to work independently? Or maybe you simply just want to try the whole ‘being your own boss’ thing.

Personally I’ve always wanted to work for myself, I’ve always wanted to prove that I’m perfectly capable of making a living and doing well from myself – whilst starting from the bottom: having nothing but my own skills and knowledge. As I finished my college course a couple of years ago, everyone I knew headed off to University whereas I chose to stay. I was determined to do it all myself and show that you don’t need all the fancy qualifications to get where you want – not for everything (obviously doctors and other similar careers) But what I’m talking about is creative careers. Music, art, photography, acting, voice acting, web development, writing, journalism – there are just so many choices

I’d like to think I’m a very creative and artistic person, as a child I wrote a lot of short stories, I also did a lot of art and later on got into music. It’s been hard for me to chose which of these I prefer and wanted to focus on, I still struggle with that decision now so creating this blog actually helps me explore them all (including my new profound love for photography!)

I’m actually going to be exploring and explaining some of what I think are the best ways to earn from home – I’ll be including Ideas for different skill types as well as just some easy cash tips!


Step 1: Make a list

Where do I begin? I asked myself this question several times every day for months ( I wish I was exaggerating) Eventually I started with small steps. I created a plan or a list, a list of what I want to accomplish, what I wanted to do and ideas of how to do it.

Here’s an example of one of my first lists:

See this list, it’s basically a sum-up of some of the things I want to do. The first thing you need to do is making a list.

Step 2: Choose one to start with

After I made my list, I choose one to focus one. I actually started with freelance work – I made accounts on sites such as Upwork and Fiverr. I actually only really use Fiverr now since I started gaining more recognition on there and found it easier to use. Out of some of the skills I already have, I made some gigs on Fiverr – I started with a simple audio editing for podcasts or audiobooks gig, I later added a voice acting gig and I’m soon going to be adding a music production for games gig.

It’s all about starting with something you’re confident with, focusing on it and developing the skills and developing a relationship with your customers. You need to prove your worth and reliability. Don’t start with too much otherwise, you’ll get yourself caught out and lost. Focus on one thing at a time.

if you were to chose something around writing as your first focus, I’d suggest finishing what you started first. So if your first task was to write a short story or even a song, make a small game – then finish it. Even if you end up hating what you’re doing, one of the most important things is to make sure you finish tasks and then later on improve. don’t make a habit out of unfinished work (I make that mistake myself a lot)

Step 3: Perfect it and move on to the next

So you’ve spent some time on your first focus? Keep at it, keep adding to it. When I started my first gig on Fiverr, I spent a lot of time on just that gig before creating a new one. Once you’re happy with where you’re at and that you can continue to work on it on the side, bring on your next focus! My next one was the blog (See my post on ‘Starting a blog’ here -(coming soon)) You now basically work on each individual focus all a little at a time. Now would be the right time to start a schedule! If you’re serious about doing what you’re doing as a full-time job then you better be ready to organise and devote your time

Step 4: Dividing your time

I tend to try and put an equal amount of time into each thing I do unless a job I’m doing requires more time. I check my website analytics daily, I’m now working to post twice a week on my blog. I practice instruments daily. I don’t actually really give myself much time off – I do go for walks every few hours (even just short ones) To get away from computer screens and to try to keep somewhat active. Sitting all day and staying focused can be a challenge itself. I also apply to jobs on Fiverr every day unless I have jobs ongoing. Be consistent. That’s probably one of the most important things, to keep at it. Doing a little of something every day at least, make good habits out of it

Finally: Don’t give up

Just keep at it, it’s a slow process. It’s harder than you think to efficiently earn from home, I’m still now making a lot myself just yet but it’s one of those things you need to stick to. Your determination is what will bring you out on top.

So this post ended up mostly being aimed at freelance work Ideas.

To read more about other ways to earn from home then check out this post! – (https://www.merodi.blog/post/earning-from-home-tips-and-tricks-to-earning-from-home)

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

~Mero ❤