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6 Of The Easiest And Smartest Ways To Make Money Online In 2018

We all know that feeling right? Too much month at the end of the money. No matter how hard we try, sometimes there always seem to be too many outgoings. This can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for all of us. Nowadays however, there are a number of different ways in which money can be made online, to help navigate cash flow issues.

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#1 Survey Sites

One of the easiest ways consumers can make a little extra on the side, is by checking out survey sites. The good news is there are many on the web, so finding suitable sites shouldn’t be too difficult. Another positive, is that customer surveys are essential for marketing purposes, so they will be around for a while. While the big brands are trying to sell, there is always going to be a market for customer opinion!

Surveys work in a variety of different ways. There are some that pay the individual directly for each survey and others that provide cash-back or vouchers. So it is easy to choose which sites best suit you. 

#2 Promo Code

Another good way to save money is by using sites with Promotional Vouchers. This means getting money off vouchers for using the shops and services you normally use. The way it works, is that the promotional site will receive a small commission for bringing the customer to the website and then you benefit by getting money off your purchase. A win-win situation for both! 

In addition, the promo code site may throw in a bonus if you use so many of their vouchers and so on. This gives you an incentive of course to search out even more bargains and hopefully save more money on the everyday items you need. 

#3 Selling Sites

Have you got a garage full of old items that you never use? Do you perhaps have a talent for making something that others might be interested in? There is a growing market for selling all sorts of items through a number of websites online. Whether you have a hobby in arts or crafts, or indeed making and selling furniture, there is almost certainly a buyer willing to pay a fair price. Perhaps it’s time to start clearing out the attic or the cellar as you may be surprised how much your old junk could be worth to someone else. 

#4 Writing from home

Ever fancied yourself as the next Ernest Hemingway? Fear not, you don’t need to be anywhere near that good to make some money writing online. The rise in business to business and copywriting sites has been exponential in the last few years. There is always a necessity for good quality writing. Marketers and businesses want to sell their products and require quality, regular and efficient copywriters to do so. 

You will most likely be required to undertake a written test to check your skills. If you pass that however, this normally opens up a portal to as many jobs as you can fit in with your schedule. It is not all totally straightforward however. The topics you are asked to write about 

Will require some research in most cases and it is likely if you are inexperienced in this sphere that some research on the protocols will be required. 

There has been a rise in Americans and Brits taking on second or even third jobs in recent years. One way to prevent this is to get your side hustles in order. Spend some time researching the various sites out there and what works for you. Sooner rather than later you can ease your cash flow worries and get back towards easy street.    

#5 Selling Unwanted Belongings

We've all got a ton of unwanted clothes, gadgets and trinkets lying around our house and taking up precious space. So why not make some cash out of them? It's never been easier with apps like Shpock and Depop to sell things straight from your smartphone; and the always reliable eBay. Clear out your clutter, and get some cash for it!

#6 Write & Sell Your Own eBooks On iTunes

As long as you have something to say, authoring a book (or booklet, pamphlet, chapbook, picture book or graphic novel) is not nearly as hard as it sounds. It's very time consuming and requires that you be EXTREMELY ORGANIZED (if not, you really will have a difficult mess on your hands), but it's eminently doable, especially if you're already writing shorter pieces. One option many writers are now pursuing, is to sell their books directly to readers as ebooks. Upload an electronic version of your book to a place like Apple iTunes and there're no costly print runs.

On the downside, you'll need to do your own marketing/social media to promote the book.

Advice: take a course in something like Book-Length Projects to learn how to organize a book (or various options for doing so), and hire a professional editor/proofreader to finalize the copy. You might also hire a professional photographer for any photos included.

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Written by Trevor Twohig

Freelance writer from London. I enjoy writing sports, music and self-help articles primarily. My first novel ‘Sunny Sands’ will be released in 2018.


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