Having moved back from Cambodia in January after earning between zero and $200 a month for the past five years, my financial situation wasn’t the greatest.
Thankfully, I utilised the online world to earn some extra cash to keep me afloat. Though these sources of income probably won’t generate enough cash to pay rent, they do offer some financial relief when your bank account is at zero.
Participate in online surveys – I have tried several online survey platforms, and I can honestly say that My Opinions is by far the best platform. They provide the fairest reward points, and their system is incredibly straightforward. Unlike other survey platforms, if you aren’t suitable for a particular survey, you will still be provided with 20 points (equivilant to 20 cents) as a courtesy. Once you reach 1,000 points you can cash out for vouchers to shop at places such as Kmart, JB Hi Fi, Dominoes, iTunes and Event Cinemas. You can even withdraw your balance for a PayPal transfer once you reach 2,000 points, however I have always been too impatient so I usually cash out for vouchers.
Offer your services on Fiverr – What I love about Fiverr is that you don’t have to spend all your time on the site waiting for tasks to come up. You can create your own ‘gigs’ and the customers will come to you. This might be writing a blog, designing a website or creating a logo. My tip is to not undervalue your work, though. Fiverr charges a 20% fee which is a fair chunk of your payment, so charge extra to account for that.
Sell your talent on Creative Market – This platform is a one stop shop for templates, fonts, graphic, photography and more. Once you set up your store and upload your products for sale, it is pretty much set and forget! Selling on Creative Market is a great opportunity to make use of any existing work such as travel photos.
Do you have any other suggestions on how to earn extra money? Hit me up on Twitter and let me know!