Do you want to make more money?
Of course you do, right?
Who doesn’t want to have more money?
Well, the good thing when it comes to making money today is that you can do it in your free time, and you don’t even have to get a second job.
That’s right. You don’t need to have a second job just so you can make more money in today’s world. All you got to do to make more money now is be creative and resourceful. There are plenty of ways you can do to make more money in your free time. Here are eight different ways you can do to make more money when you got nothing else to do.
8 Ways To Make More Money In Your Free Time
Answering surveys is the first in our list of ways you can do to make money in your free time, and it could be the easiest one too. Have you heard of Global Test Market? What about Surveys Paid? or iPoll?
Well, those are just some legit survey companies today that actually pay you real money when you answer their surveys. You can easily answer those surveys during your free time, even if you’re at your work or just at home. You will only need a device that can connect to the Internet, and then you can start answering as many surveys as you can when you don’t have other things to do.
Survey companies today usually pay $1 up to $ 20 for every answered survey. That’s not much, but if you do it regularly, you can really make a lot of money by just answering surveys. It’s not rare that a person makes thousands of dollars per year in his or her free time by just answering simple survey questions.
Make use of your smartphone
Do you know that you can make money with the help of your smartphone? If ever you own one.
It’s simple. Just install some money making apps, use it, and voila, money. Here are some money making apps that you should try out yourself:
- AppRewards (Apple apps only)
- Viggle (for music and movie lovers)
- Pact (for those health-conscious individuals)
- Easy Shift (Apple apps only)
- App Trailers (for App junkies)
- mylikes (for social media junkies)
- CheckPoints (for shoppers)
Those apps may not pay you hundreds of dollars, but they can still help you earn money that you can use to pay your monthly cellphone bill, and maybe even put a few dollars in your savings account.
Read emails and get paid
It may sound unusual, but some companies and small businesses today are willing to pay you by just reading emails for them. You may not make much in doing this, but if you’re able to read lots of email, then you can also make lots of money. When I say lots of emails, I mean thousands of emails each week. Here are some websites that will pay you money by reading emails:
- E-Mail Pays U
- Cash Money Email
If you’re up for that kind of challenge, then this is a must try when you don’t have anything else to do at home or at your work. Also, you’ve got nothing to lose, even if you can’t reach a thousand read emails a week, you’re still going to make money. If you don’t want to go on anymore, you can just quit any time you want, and look for other ways you can do to make more money in your free time.
Are you an artist?
Do you like designing stuff?
Or making things look better?
If you think you’re a great artist, and that you can make awesome logo designs, then why not try marketing your skills to the world, and make money utilizing your artistic skills.
You can make anywhere between $4 to thousands of dollars, all depending on how great your logo designs are. If you don’t have any clients yet, and you don’t know how to find one, why not start using Fiverr first. It’s a great place to sell your designing skills, and find future customers.
Become a web designer
Web designers these days are in such high demand because most businesses today have their own websites, and they want to stand out. And one of the best things they can do to stand out is have a great website design. Sure, they can start their website easily, but most of them don’t know how to design their own website, so they have to look for a good web designer.
Small and big companies are looking for good web designers, and if you can get them what they want, you can make hundreds of dollars, or even more. Yes. You can really make that much as a web designer. The best web designers today can make tens of thousands of dollars each month.
If you’re knowledgeable on something like caring for a certain kind of pet, a DIY project, or some engineering subjects, then you can write articles about it. You can write for an owner of a blog or website, and get paid for every article you finish, or submit your articles to a website, once approved, they will share the advertisement revenue, that your article can generate, with you.
Again, you can choose any subject that you’d like to write about. Just make sure that your articles are well-written, this means they should have no spelling or grammatical errors, and are informative.
Being able to write quality articles can make you money, and you’re allowed to write only in your free time — this is assuming that you don’t have to meet any deadline.
Write an eBook
Ebooks are great, and if you can make your very own eBook, then that would be awesome.
It’s because writing an eBook and selling them can really earn you some money. And you don’t have to allocate all your time writing and marketing your eBook. You can just write your eBook during your free time, and also market it only in your free time. Amazon is great for writers because they can help you sell your eBook with Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP.
It may take several weeks, or months, or maybe even years, to make an eBook, but once you finished it, it’s a great achievement. I haven’t written an eBook yet, but I’m planning to.
Now, when it comes to selling your eBook, you can sell your eBook for $0.99 or more, depending on how great your eBook is, and the market for it. Having a cheap eBook doesn’t mean your eBook is not great. For less established authors, pricing your eBook for less than a dollar can be beneficial because it can attract more buyers, those who might be willing to take a chance on a cheap book.
Although, studies showed that eBooks priced over $2.99 sells better than those priced less than $2.99. $2.99+ eBooks also bring in better revenues. Maybe it’s all because books sold for less than $2.99 only have a 35% royalty payment, while those sold over $2.99 have 70% royalty payment. (Source)
You might want to test which price is best for your eBook before you stick to a single price. Also, having promotional sales like 50% off or pricing your eBook at $0.99 can be good for your sales too. Just make sure that you offer it on a very limited time only.
Create your own blog or website
If you really want the world to know about your writing and designing skills, and you also want to reach more people, then you should consider creating your very own blog or website.
It’s easy to setup a blog or website. The hard part is maintaining and managing it.
You can easily setup your first blog or website with the help of Namecheap and Host Gator. All you got to do is choose what are the topics that you are going to write about, get your very own domain name (facebook.com is a domain name, moneysavingdude.com is our domain name) in Namecheap for only $3.98, and choose your web host.
Once you have your domain name and web host, you should then install WordPress. WordPress is where you add design and content to your blog or website.
You can add articles, videos, and pictures on your blog or website. You can post anything that is related to the topics that you have chosen.
You don’t even have to post something every single day. Just publish whenever you can, or only in your free time.
Now before you start your first blog, I just want to tell you a couple of things about blogging. First, blogging takes time, so you need to be patient. You cannot get rich quickly doing it. Second, you may not make any money through blogging to start with . Sure, there are bloggers that makes tons of money every day through their blogs and websites, but these people have spent a lot of time and effort to learn how to do it properly.
If you’re going to start a blog make sure that you have a good motivation and purpose, and that making money shouldn’t be the only reason why you started blogging. Also it would really help you if you get some ideas from people who have been successful. Everyone who is successful has a mentor.
There are a lot of websites with free information to help you get started. One person whose website I particularly recommend is Yaro Starak. Yaro has been blogging for over 10 years. He has a lot of experience making money online and is willing to share a lot of that experience on his website for free. He also has a lot of interviews with other successful web entrepreneurs that you can listen to to. The range of ways people make money online is fascinating. It’s a good idea to go and have a listen to some of the interviews as it will get you thinking about how YOU can use the skills you have to make money online. Check out his free Blog Profits Blueprint, it’s got heaps of good information in it.
Making money in your free time is not impossible. And the amount that you can make depends on how much time and energy are you willing to put on.
If you don’t have that much free time, then answering surveys and using those money making apps, can still get you some money. But if you have lots of free time, and you really want to make more money in your free time, then writing articles, or becoming a designer, or a blogger, can get you the money that you can use to pay off your debt, or better your financial life.
Have you ever tried making money in your free time before? What are the things you did?
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