14 Best Ways to Make Money Online in Your Spare Time

If you have some spare time and you want to spend it wisely on a side hustle that can add to your monthly salary or business revenue, you should focus on online working.

As the world embraced the work-from-home model largely after the pandemic hit, now companies are taking their day-to-day work online and focusing more on home-based employment. This is contributing to remote work industry growth at a rapid speed. Thus more opportunities are being released every day for people who want to work part-time and make some extra bucks that can help them add more money to their monthly income.

14 Best Ways to Make Money Online in Your Spare Time
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Here's a list of:

Top 14 Best Ways to Make Money Online in Your Spare Time

You can read brief introductions and then go and start working on your favorite method.

Sell Your Old Stuff

There must be some rarely used and even no-use items in your house. You can sell those items as you can make money selling your old stuff online for free!

Start by identifying what you have around your house that's worth something like $1 or $50 and even more. Then, visit one of these websites:

  1. Craigslist.
  2. Amazon.
  3. eBay.
  4. Bonanza.
  5. Offer Up.
  6. SellMax.
  7. Swappa.

These are great places to sell your old items. You may not get much money per item but if you consign enough things, you can earn some good cash every month.

If you're really looking to make some serious money from your stuff, then you should learn how to properly resell them. Here's where the real money comes in. You can just buy old items, repair them to make them fresh, and resell them on the same websites. Cheers!

Do Online Surveys

If you’re not already familiar with getting paid to take surveys online, this would be a great way to earn some additional cash. There are many survey companies out there who regularly pay people to take surveys and give their opinion about products they've tried.

Check some names of legit paid-to-survey websites:

  1. Swagbucks.
  2. LifePoints.
  3. Opinion Outpost.
  4. InboxDollars.
  5. Survey Junkie.
  6. Toluna Influencers.
  7. i-Say.
  8. MyPoints.

Most of these opportunities range from $0.50 to $5 or $10 per survey but some offer higher amounts — especially if you qualify based on their qualification tests that include your country, education, salary, interests, and more. Some of these sites offer opportunities for reward programs like Amazon gift cards and PayPal cash.

Become a Virtual Assistant

  • Are you good at making social media posts?
  • Do you know how to write a business plan or do website analytics?
  • Can you work as a remote assistant?

These skills are perfect for being a virtual assistant. Companies hire assistants to handle tasks such as taking care of email, research projects, scheduling appointments, proofreading articles, customer support, or creating content for social media platforms.

These sites can help you get a VA job online:

  1. LinkedIn.
  2. RemSource.
  3. askVirtual.
  4. VaVa Virtual.
  5. Virtalent.
  6. FreeUp.
  7. Time Etc.
  8. MyTasker.

You can check them, make your profile, add your expertise and hunt for the clients.

Get a Part-Time Job

Working extra hours doesn't always mean earning a lot of money but adding more fuel to your energy and helps pay your monthly bills at an ease. It also allows you to work fewer hours and spend more time doing other things you enjoy. This could include going to school, hanging out with friends, playing sports, or even just relaxing.

You can find Part Time online jobs from these platforms:

  1. Indeed.
  2. Snagajob.
  3. Upwork.
  4. CoolWorks.
  5. FlexJobs.
  6. CollegeGrad.
These websites will help you to get hired for doing your favorite job in your spare time.

Work From Home

Does working from home sound too good to be true? Most of the time, it isn't. At the start of this article, we shared that most companies are now asking their employees to work remotely and that's a true thing here.

There are many tools and ways to work remotely including using Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Slack, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Join.me and others. Read reviews and find the best software solutions to help you collaborate with colleagues, manage clients and hold meetings or just ask your employee to help you in this.

Rent Out Equipment

Have you ever wanted to rent out equipment like a pool cleaner, power washer, mower, leaf blower, snow thrower, or any other heavy machinery?

Many homeowners need help keeping their lawns green, gardens well maintained, and pools clean. Hire out your equipment to those who need it using free classifieds ads posting websites or Facebook marketplace and groups.

Amazon FBA

This was a dream of every eCommerce expert that Amazon gave life to. Amazon's Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program allows you to sell other people's products on Amazon.com while still making your own products. That's a peace of mind business model.

In addition, you can shop Amazon's marketplace like a store without having to build your product yourself. And you don't need to pay for storage. However, you have to make sure that your own product is legal where you live, so make your you comply with their policies.

Clickbank Affiliates

ClickBank is similar to eBay. You'll find a wide variety of digital products at competitive prices, and they're always looking for new vendors. ClickBank offers free training, lots of help from experienced affiliate marketers, and various tools to get started building your business online in your spare time. There are even opportunities to become a paid endorser for major brands that can open gates to more opportunities.

Etsy (sell your handcrafts)

If you handcraft everything you sell, you could make money at craft fairs (offline events) and on Etsy (an online marketplace for handcrafts).

Start out by making your designs on a computer and then finish them by scanning them into your home printer. Craft fairs are great ways to meet new customers or you can just put them online using Etsy and sell digitally without facing the troubles of offline craft fairs.

Facebook Ads

This may seem counterintuitive, but many businesses use Facebook ads to generate traffic to their websites, get leads and increase their sales.

Facebook ads provide a way to target an audience based on things such as age, gender, location, interests, and behavior.

You can create a campaign that runs through Facebook's ad manager by simply choosing your objective (such as generating interest in a product or getting clicks on your website), what message should appear in the ad, and what type of audience you want to reach. Then, you just submit your campaign to run.

You should get registered on Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru, Upwork, and other freelancing websites to start selling your Facebook Ads services online.

This needs practice, you have to test things and watch some free courses about Facebook ads on YouTube for understanding what businesses may need from you as a Facebook ads expert.

Instagram Influencer Marketing

If you take good pictures or videos worth sharing, consider turning them into posts for Instagram. Use hashtags and comment on posts from other influencers to make your content more discoverable to others.

After you gain more than 500 followers on Instagram, you can start accepting sponsored posts and you shouldn't forget to tag the brand in your posts. You can charge from $10 to $1000 (depending on your followers' count).

Pinterest Marketing

Many companies use Pinterest to promote their business. Users can follow boards dedicated to particular products or services. These followers receive updates whenever the owner publishes new content and they do visit business sites and eventually buy a product.

Consider creating a board about the products you sell or create it to list down your favorite items and comment on others' pins to get some followers. You can then charge for pinning a product page on your Pinterest profile or selling your own products.

Selling Your Photos

Selling your photos online is a simple method that can make some extra money for you even while you are sleeping and doing nothing!

If you have a nice camera or an iPhone, take pictures of family vacations, pets, friends, macro photos of anything you can find around, capture local events around town, streets, and buildings, and upload them to stock photo sites like:

  1. Shutterstock.
  2. Alamy.
  3. Getty Images.
  4. 500px.
  5. iStock Photo.
  6. Etsy.
  7. Stocksy.
  8. SmugMug Pro.
  9. Fotolia.
  10. Dreamstime.
These websites allow you to set your own prices and commission percentages.

Some photos selling websites pay monthly while others pay only after you reach certain sales targets. The best thing about selling your photos online is that they are always free to submit and don't have to work after uploading your photos.

Start a Blog

You may be surprised with this last but not least option to work online in your spare time for earning money online by starting a blog.

However, a blog can help you share your experience, expertise, and interests with the world and at the same time helps you to make extra money by monetizing your blog content.

With your own blog, you can make money by:

  1. Displaying ads
  2. Selling eBooks (digital products)
  3. Selling online services
  4. Affiliate marketing
  5. Sponsored content
  6. Consulting
  7. Speaking
  8. Content writing services
  9. Logo design services
  10. Website development services
And the possibilities are endless. You can imagine a monetizing method and you will be able to add it to your blog. That's a perfect way of hustling in your spare time.

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