New Ways to Earn Money Online
As the world has become increasingly digital, people have consistently looked for ways to make money on the internet. Sometimes this is merely a casual means of bringing in some extra cash without a whole lot of effort; sometimes it’s a way to supplement an ordinary job. Whatever the case though, the odd jobs, side gigs, and even games that can earn you money online seem to have no end.
These are just a few of the newer ways people have sought to earn this sort of side income in recent years.
Consumers’ opinions matter. Marketing and advertising that can target specific demographics and groups of people, from stay-at-home-moms to teenage athletes, are simply more effective. But in order to be effective they have to have the data to back up their campaigns, and that’s where you (and modern online surveys) come in. Many companies today essentially pay you to take their questionnaires. And more often than not, this is done through services that are effectively survey aggregators, allowing consumers to simply answer questions and provide feedback for a range of products and services all at once. Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, and Shopkick are among the popular options, and though methods of payment vary (from gift cards, to points that can be redeemed later, to straight cash), many do find that they can profit from taking these surveys. Just keep in mind that it tends to mean a fair amount of time invested proportional to financial return.
It used to be that you had to have serious capital and a professional broker in order to invest in the stock market (or any other asset for that matter). Nowadays, though, there are apps that make it easy. With Robinhood, a commission-free investment app, you can start with no minimum balance and buy and sell real stocks with just a few taps on your phone. With Acorns, you can set up a the change (to the nearest dollar) from your credit and debit card transactions to be funnelled into a sort of digital mutual fund such that it grows over time. Ellevest, a company designed specifically to empower women to take control of their own assets, even incorporates some tracking and updates such that you can not only invest but gain a comprehensive picture of how it’s going. There are more options even beyond these, but suffice it to say many people who are looking to make money online these days are doing so through investment apps. There’s a risk factor here, but the rewards are real as well.
Real-Money Casino Games
Physical casinos are becoming somewhat old fashioned (and are sometimes just plain tacky), but their digital counterparts are on a steady rise. Top casino sites in Ireland and the UK, and to a lesser extent Canada and Australia, have put out an incredible variety of high-quality, real-money gaming experiences for the world to enjoy. And while these sites (and apps) by no means guarantee side income, they do offer people the opportunity to have a bit of fun while trying to win cash. Just remember to be responsible if you decide to give this a shot yourself, because no one wins all the time. The best way to look at it is that a loss is a sunk cost for a bit of fun – and a win is money in your pocket!
This is a bit more of a real-world activity with an online component, but as it turns out, all you have to do to earn cash back on your groceries (which you have to buy anyway) is take a picture of the receipt. That’s how various shopping-related earnings apps work. Some, like Ibotta and Checkout 51, require a little work ahead of time; you can scroll through their offers and add the ones you want to your account, then scan the receipts after you shop to earn the reward points – which in turn you can cash in for gift cards. Meanwhile, other grocery rewards apps like Drop, Pei, or Dosh only require you to add a credit or debit card to your account. The apps then directly pay you cash back for shopping at their preferred retailers.
Looking to Earn More Money?
Here are just a few ways to increase your income from the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking for more side hustle ideas check out my extra income achieves for inspiration! Work hard, hustle harder!