The internet of things is as real as it can be, especially when it comes to earning our livelihood. Sure high school and college students are among the group that makes the most use of this, but what about those who have jobs, injured, disabled, pregnant, tend to children and more? We don't see why not.
There are plenty of perks that come with earning online, including the facts that it is convenient, flexible, less time-consuming and more. 2016 was a real appetizer for online earners and this year is going to be a bigger blast.
To help you juggle struggling finances and other responsibilities, look at the following list of ways that can help you earn online in 2017.
1. Take Surveys
If you're into taking surveys, then you'll be happy to know that there are companies that will pay you a decent sum to obtain valuable consumer and user data.
There may not be that much money involved in this, but CashbackResearch can provide you with a couple of options with cash.
Blogging is hands down, one of the most lucrative and intriguing ways to make money on the web.
By utilizing strong writing skills and a propensity to curate quality content, you can easily generate over a thousand bucks a month. Pick the topic that intrigues you and your traffic, and you're on your way.
Of course, this will take time as you need to work on your SEO skills and develop the trust and loyalty of your followers first. Spending 6 to 7 hours a week on your blog doesn't sound like a big deal. You will also need to schedule your posts weekly to save on time.
See Also: 5 Lessons for Bloggers From Professionals
3. Sell Stuff on Ebay
If you have some items lying around in your house with still some years left in them, you can put them up for sale on eBay and have a virtual garage sale of sorts. Better than that, you can sell your skills online like drawings, designer clothing, music and so much more.
It can help you turn up a great buck or maybe even thousands if you play your cards right. You can also try your hand at alternative outlets such as Amazon, Etsy.com, and others.
4. Teaching and Training
You may have heard about the Khan Academy and how it strongly promotes online learning and teaching. Similarly, there are other educational and training institutions who are marketing their services online.
If you have some skill in teaching and training, then don't hold back on this.
You can use Skype or other video chat applications to teach students online. You can even hand them assignments over by email. It is a lot more feasible option than going from home to home and less time-consuming.
See Also: 17 Top Places Offering Free Online Education and Learning Material
5. Use Bing Instead Of Google
When it comes to search engines, Google sits at the top. That is why Microsoft is doing all it can to generate interest for its own search engine Bing.
The best way Microsoft is edging towards Google right now is by paying users to search on Bing.
It is done by signing up to BingRewards and then you can search as much as you want. Every search will earn you rewards that you can then cash out for gift cards like Amazon.
6. Offer Your Skills
Teaching and training are not the only skills that you can sell online. People will pay you handsomely for professional photography, photo or video editing, graphic designing, hand-made items or anything else.
You can promote yourself on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
7. Sign Up for Amazon Mechanical Turk
You won't be making much with Turk, but at least you could end up making some ounce of extra cash for your pockets by performing simple and trivial tasks.
8. Indulge in Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is also one of the most popular ways for you to earn online. If not a blog or website, then this is the next best thing for you.
For each word, you can get between some cents to a dollar. Now imagine if you were to produce an article of 600-800 words. Now isn't that profitable?
Of course, it will require hard work and dedication from your side. You will need to make a portfolio and resume as well show an example of your skills in writing.
9. Create Youtube Videos
If you don't know about PewDiePie, Markiplier, and Jacksceticeye, you are truly missing out on the real rewards of YouTube that you can reap. You can get a lot of juicy green by making instructional tutorials, funny videos and a whole lot more.
YouTube just recently introduced a new feature known as ‘YouTube Partner Program', in which you can profit out of your videos. All you have to do is make something creative or innovative and then put it up on YouTube. You will get some percentage of advertising revenue from this.