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.
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:
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.
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;
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! ^^