Most people have a typical 9-5 day job. But have you ever noticed that the money you earn just doesn’t seem to stretch far enough? Sometimes, you might feel like you’re sailing a little too close to the wind!
The good news is that it’s easy to make a little extra cash in your spare time. Instead of worrying about whether you need to use your overdraft this month or not, why not check out these top ways to earn extra money!
If you’ve not heard of affiliate marketing before, let me explain. Let’s say that you have a website or blog that is to do with a particular niche, such as technology. Let’s also assume that you link to products or services on other sites that are relevant to your pages.
When your visitors click on those links and buy something, you won’t know about it. Nor will you know that they’ve bought anything. But what if there was a way that you could earn some money (i.e. commission) from those purchases?
Affiliate marketing enables you to earn money from your blog. All without doing anything (other than posting new content up)!
There are plenty of affiliate networks you can join. In general, the more that people buy through links on your site, the bigger your commission. I must stress that this isn’t a “get rich quick” scheme or everyone would be doing it.
But, if you put in the hard work and are willing to go the distance, as it were, you’ll reap the financial rewards for your efforts.
Do you have a natural flair for writing? If so, you might want to consider writing one or more e-books. In a nutshell, e-books are a form of self-publishing where your work can get bought and read on a device like the Amazon Kindle.
Some publishers get paper copies of their work printed out and sell those too. But, for the most part, it’s more cost-effective to write e-books.
You can write on any particular subject you wish. The way that e-books can make money for you is if they help the reader do something. For instance, take the e-books you can buy from Issa Asad on Amazon. Some of the e-books he’s written are about how you can generate an income through various social media activities.
It’s worth doing some research and finding out what kinds of e-books are the most popular. That way, you can decide whether writing one in your niche is worth the effort.
Fix people’s website problems
There are over a billion websites live on the Web these days. Sometimes, people have trouble with their sites. And they don’t feel confident that their existing designers can fix them. You could offer a service where you diagnose the cause of such problems and resolve them for your clients.
You will need to be proficient in HTML, CSS, and other Web programming languages. If you possess those skills, you can make some money in your spare time doing something that interests you.