Guest post from Lashay Dream Home Based Work:
Are you strapped for cash and looking for ways to earn some extra money on the side? Did you know that there are lots of legitimate ways to make money on the side… especially when you are short on money?
Here are 5 great ideas for earning money quickly online:
If you enjoy writing and have good grammar and research skills, then you can write articles on a variety of topics and earn money immediately.
Sites like Textbroker, iWriter, HireWriters.com, etc. list plenty of article writing jobs daily. You can pick up writing jobs from these sites’ dashboards and submit them to your clients for approval. If the clients approve your articles, you will get paid instantly.
Some of these sites will let you cash out your income weekly, providing you accumulate a certain amount in your account which can vary depending on the site. Having knowledge about SEO will be a plus since many clients post SEO article writing jobs.
Another place to find writing jobs is freelance bidding sites such as Upwork, Guru and Freelancer, where clients post writing jobs and freelancers bid on them along with a proposal, price, and estimated delivery time. If you are awarded a job, you will complete it to get paid.
2. Virtual Assistant Tasks
If you have a professional background in administration or customer service, you can work as a virtual assistant for some work-at-home-companies such as Worldwide 101 and Zirtual, or work as an independent contractor.
Typically, a virtual assistant is hired to do tasks such as scheduling appointments, emailing, typing, promoting, posting on social media sites, etc. However, many virtual assistants are hired to write blog posts, maintain the company’s blog or website, engage social media following, design and develop blogs or websites, and much more — depending on skillsets and experience.
3. Blog for Others
Many busy bloggers are seeking creative and professional freelance bloggers to write for their blogs. If you have good knowledge about a particular niche, you can write blog posts on various topics within the main niche.
You can earn anywhere between $10 and $50 for writing a 500-800 word blog post, depending on the topic and the blog site. You might even get hired as a regular blogger if you are a good writer.
If you establish yourself as an expert in your niche over time, you can command much higher rate per article. You can also find blogging jobs on online job boards such as The ProBlogger Job Board and Bloggingpro.
4. Sell Your Services on Fiverr
Fiverr is a micro freelance marketplace where you can post your creative and professional services by setting up relevant gigs. A gig is a small task or job that you want to do for $5, hence the site is called Fiverr.
When someone buys a gig, i.e. places an order, you will complete the task to get paid.
You can get started in minutes! Whether it is writing, blogging, editing, web design, web development, logo design, programming or any other skill you may have, you can advertise them on Fiverr and make money when someone places an order to use your services for their needs.
5. Take Surveys Online
If you have some spare time and enjoy giving your opinions, then you might be interested in taking paid surveys online to earn a bit of easy cash every month.
Join as many legitimate high-paying survey companies or sites as possible to do their online surveys. You can earn anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars for each survey you complete, depending on the type, length and complexity of the survey.
If you have a marketable skill, some experience, a hobby, or just some spare time, you can find some ways to earn money online from home quickly.
Lashay is the loving wife of her high school sweetheart and a stay at home mom of two beautiful children. Her passion is to help individuals build a successful work at home career through her blog, Dream Home Based Work.