Simple but Awesome Ways to Earn Extra Money on the Internet

Money is a very important part of our day to day lives. Even if many people say they do not really need money to be happy, we must be truthful in saying that without money, no one can really survive. How are you going to buy your food and your clothes? How are you going to pay for the rent or your car?

Let’s just be honest in saying that all of us need money. Period. Let’s not argue about that aspect. What we are sharing here are some of the simple yet awesome ways to earn extra moolah.

Doing Online Surveys

There are actually several sites that offer cash in exchange for online surveys. Some online sites offer you gift checks or cash rewards via Paypal. A possible problem you might encounter here is fraud sites who make you work on online surveys, promising money but you don’t actually get paid.

According to Money Pantry, here are trusted sites for online surveys:


A lot of bloggers have earned a comfortable amount of money from their websites; though there are those who don’t really earn from their blogs but simply love to write. For years now, lots of bloggers and website owners have earned huge amounts of money just by writing.

If you don’t have a blog yet, you can start using basic sites such as these:

If you have extra money to spare, you can buy your own domain and have your site hosted (if you are using WordPress, Tumblr, or other sites outside

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Become an Affiliate Marketer

So, you now have your own blog. Aside from earning from the ads you place there or from other income-generating sources such as paid posts, you can also earn as an affiliate marketer.

Work as Freelance Writer

There are now many sites on the web that offer jobs to creative writers. What makes these jobs great is that you don’t have to leave the comforts of your home so you can apply and get accepted. In fact, many allow you to work at home.

Sites where you can find writing gigs include:

Now, if you are a truly creative writer capable of writing literary material such as books or help guides for e-books, then you can expect to earn more from those written materials.

You can publish your e-books through sites like:

Work as Telecommuter

Your job as freelance writer could also fall under telecommuter but this category encompasses anything you can do at home. This could include jobs as virtual assistant, programmer, graphics designer, editor, etc.

In these jobs, you can meet and interact with clients using Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Viber, etc. Informal team settings even allow you to work in a Facebook environment – you communicate with clients using Facebook. This could sound rather informal and ‘unprofessional’ yet a lot of people have actually earned via this setup.

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Now, if you are an expert on something, you can actually earn somewhere between $10 and $20 for every accepted expert advice/answer to questions raised in sites such as these recommended by Money Pantry:

Get Paid to Use the Web

There are sites that offer money for schemes where you post on forums, share articles, read news, use certain search sites, click ads, etc. The pay rates are low on these sites but if you have lots of time to kill and don’t have other projects to do, you could earn some money from these odd jobs.

According to Money Pantry, there are sites that offer you money for downloading software. You just have to be careful about this one because you just might find yourself in deeper trouble if you download virus or malware.

The article from Money Pantry recommends these sites:

Selling Old or Unused Stuff on the Web

I bet you have a lot of stuff just lying around the house; unused and unwanted for months or years, already. This could mean anything from clothes and shoes to bags and accessories or even other items like books, collector’s items, or appliances and furniture.

What you sell depends on what you have around. You can organize a garage sale on your own but you could also choose to sell these stuff on the web. There are lots of options for you to do to sell these stuff for some extra cash.

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Open an Online Store

Aside from selling your old stuff, you can also earn money by becoming a reseller and setting up your own online store. You could also make use of sites like eBay and Amazon to sell your items without having to pay for the creation of an online shop.

Source: Money Pantry | 60 Awesome Ways to Make Money Without a Job

These are just some of the ways you can earn money on the internet. There are, of course, lots of other ways you can earn some extra cash on the web but others might not be legal or are just paying too low. Feel free to share your thoughts with us at the comment section below 🙂

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