Scrolling through social networks, posting, and generally browsing social networks and the Internet has become an integral part of everyone’s daily life.
A recent survey said that in Greece the majority of children under 13 have already been introduced to social media, while an Ofcom study for Britain claims that adults spend an average of one day a week on the Internet, while only 12% of British adults do not use the Internet.
But there is a way, instead of wandering aimlessly online, to use that time creatively and make some money online.
Although these methods will not make you rich, they can help you earn some extra money online.
👉 For a full list of PROVEN methods to earn money online check this article
How To Make Money Surfing The Internet
1. Sell your photos online
If you are skilled in the art of photography and can capture the landscapes and faces around you with relative mastery, you can sell your frames at some of the most popular ”photo banks” that exist online.
Alamy, Shutterstock, and Adobe Stock pay for photos, either a set amount or a percentage of the price at which your photo is sold.
Unfortunately, in most cases, you need to upload your photos from a good quality camera and some sites, such as Alamy, only accept images taken from a DSLR.
👉 To start with this method you will need a good camera (check the Kodak PIXPRO AZ252) and to create an account in Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Alamy, etc).
💡 The more places you upload your photos the more chances you have to sell them.
📕 If you are looking to become a photographer expert you can invest a bit of money in this Trick Photography and Special Effects E-Book that will teach you how to master the game.
2. Use Your Internet’s Spare Resources to Earn Money
This is a truly ”you-don’t-have-to-do-anything method” in order to earn some extra cash on the side. You basically install Honeygain on your computer and smartphone and you let it run in the background to earn money.
Honeygain uses only your internet connection’s spare resources to deliver content across the world without compromising on security. It is super-safe and secure.
On top of that, it does not slow your device down and you earn some passive income on the side.
The best part is that it allows you to invite your friends and you earn 10% of the passive income they make.
3. Earn Money by Taking Online Surveys and Watching Videos
You can earn money by participating in online surveys, polls, filling out questionnaires, watching online videos, and playing games on Swagbucks.
It is said that this website has so far distributed £158,637,300 in cash and gift cards from sponsorships of the companies it hosts.
The process is as follows: For every survey, you take part in, you earn points that you redeem for cash via a PayPal account or vouchers. It is that simple.
👉 To start using this method, just join the Swagbucks community and start shopping, watching videos, and taking online surveys.
4. Money from your… “garbage”
It’s logical and obvious and can have multiple benefits for you. If you decide to throw out all the “junk” stuff from your closet, be it cell phones, clothes, books, or jewelry instead of throwing them in the garbage, just sell it online.
first, you will earn some extra money, and second will create space in your closet!
For example, an iPhone 5s or Samsung Galaxy S5, with 16GB of storage space each, can make you $100 richer if you ‘offer’ them on eBay.
☝ Which page you choose to sell your items on is also important. For example, on eBay, you will have to pay a fee of 10% of the final value plus postage, whereas on Facebook it is free, but the legal protection of seller and buyer is not that “strong”.
5. Sell your written work online
There are several sites, such as Textbroker, that pay for copywriting. The companies make a list of the texts they need, such as an advertisement script, payment amount, and delivery deadline.
Once you sign up (usually by writing a short paper) you can see the jobs available and sign up for the ones you can do.
The amount you can earn from this process varies, as some pay per article and others per word and there is usually no registration fee on the sites.
💡 You can also join popular freelancing websites such as Fiverr and offer your writing services there.
6. Rent the free space in your home
🤔 Renting out a room can earn you up to $6,000 a year. Not to shabby, right?
There is a lot of methods you can use to earn some extra cash online. Start with the ones above and then you can move to other methods. If you want more inspiration, check this article on 10+1 Easy Ways To Make Money As A Teen.