If you have spare time and want to make spare cash, there are a number of ways to do so — without leaving the comfort of your own home! The Internet has made it easier than ever to make money from home, so try out one of these revenue-generating ventures.
1. Take Surveys
This method of making money won’t make you a millionaire, but you can earn $100 or more per month by taking 10 – 15 minute online surveys1. Be selective about which companies you work with, however, as some are not legitimate. i-Say is one that is.
2. Sell Your Junk Mail
Do you get a ton of junk mail sent to your house? Don’t toss it out — turn it in! Market research companies such as SBKC offer a compensation system that provides prepaid debit gift cards in exchange for your mail.
3. Sell or Rent Your Stuff Online
The Internet has made it easier than ever to sell your personal belongings online. Sites like eBay and Craigslist have long been known as peer-to-peer marketplaces, and can be used to make some money on items you no longer need.
4. Be a Search Engine Evaluator
Search engines use algorithms to determine which results you see, and which are most relevant to your search. These algorithms need the help of humans to evaluate how they are performing, so they better understand how to improve the algorithms.
5. Turn Receipts in for Rebates
Did you know you can get rebates for items you regularly purchase? All you have to do is download an app such as Ibotta, SavingStar or Checkout51, and use your smartphone to take photos of your receipts!
6. Become a Transcriptionist
Transcription requires a person to listen to audio files and type out what they hear. While that may sound super simple, this job isn’t for everyone. Being able to interpret unclear dialog spoken in poor or broken English, as well as being able to interpret poor audio files can be challenging. If you think you have what it takes, check out sites like TranscribeMe, Rev and Tigerfish to learn more.
1 Taylor, K. (March 16, 2015). 32 legitimate ways to make money from home. Retrieved February 17, 2016 from http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/ways-to-make-money-at-home/