How to make some extra money online, my recommendation
Hello! Another day, another post. Today I want to share with you all my experience online and help you learn how to make some extra money online, there are different ways to do it and here I share all of them. All these methods worked for me so I hope you can do the same.
Some things you need to know
Maybe these methods are not the business plan you are looking for, I will help you understand all of them so you can scale your income.
You can create a real business but depends entire on you, here I share my experience with these methods and also, some tips for you to grow and have the best results. You will need to work and build a reputation, it will require a little effort from your side, but nothing to worry about.
It does not matter if you are looking to make a quick buck or build a real business, you can use this guide for both.
How to make some extra money online #1
The first method I want to share is about making reviews. You do not need any experience to apply but you will need a microphone and in some cases, a camera on your PC or phone because these reviews are not about physical products, are about websites and apps.
On the site I am going to share, you only need a microphone. You need to speak English, but do not worry, English is not my first language and my speaking is not very good either, but they like my feedback.
You do not need to be an expert, they want feedback from normal users like you and they are willing to pay pretty nice money for your time.
Working as a reviewer it is very effective but time-consuming since you will not be able to do as many as you want unless you have time to stay online waiting for a new review to pop up.
There are plenty of sites for you to choose and probably they work different, maybe you find something better, but the site I know works this way and I only recommend this one because I know it works. I do not really want to recommend you something I do not know, you can find more on Google and test them, is up to you.
User Testing is the site I recommend, you need to create a new account and make a test, it is simple and anyone can do it, they want to know if you fit the shoes to create high-quality reviews, also you need to fill some demographic information and preferred content.
Each review will take you less than 15 minutes, all you have to do is talk what you think loud and clear, they love your feedback. Each website or app will submit tasks for you to do, simple things like “find the featured hotel in London – England” or “try to order the latest book”.
The software they use is very cool, you can pause the video at any moment so you can read the task or do whatever you want and when you feel ready just keep recording. I like to pause the video so I can read the task and prepare myself to speak and make the video better without silence.
Keep talking and share anything you want, maybe you feel lost finding the task? Say it! Maybe you like something? Say it! There is something you would change? Say it! Any feedback will be very helpful and if they rate your review with five stars your account will receive more and better reviews with time, here is where your reputation matters.
User Testing pays out $10 for website reviews and $15 for app reviews.
For app reviews, you will need to make your video from your phone, you need to install a custom app to do it and it will take you less than 15 minutes as well as website reviews. Again, there is no camera required. Sadly, not everything is good.
Depending on where you live, you will be able to complete different reviews, here is where your demographics matters. Maybe there is a website review available but they only want people from the United States and if you are not from there, you cannot do the review.
Some other reviews are available for anyone, that is why I told you about time consuming, these reviews will be online for a short amount of time, maybe they want just 5 or 10 reviews so you have to be quick, once you are in, you can take your time, you do not need to rush and thinking someone else will take your place, you only need to be quick to apply.
You need to be online waiting for new reviews to show up, maybe at the beginning, you will not have too much to do because your account is new, build your reputation and you will receive more reviews on your feed. You can decline any of them as you want to keep your feed clean.
There are different ways to know when a new review is available, you can receive an email or a notification on your phone. The best way for me is to have the site on a separate tab because any time a new review is available, you will hear a bell sound, this way you will not miss any of them.
Do not worry if you fail to apply or if you are not inside the demographics, there are plenty of them, remember to build your reputation because better accounts mean more reviews, do not give up because in the end, it will pay for sure.
User Testing will pay you exactly 7 days after you submit your review, on PayPal of course!
Nothing else to say about it, take action and make some results! If you have any question about this method, please leave a comment below and I will help you as soon as possible.
GiG creation on Fiverr
How to make some extra money online #2
This method could be more difficult since it depends on what kind of content you are able to create and how you will promote your gig or multiple gigs.
I recommend you to explore for a while and see what other people are doing to find some inspiration, maybe you can do better than someone or even create something new.
The good part is that you can create anything you want, for example, videos of any kind like reviews, songs, maybe graphics or translations. It should be something you are good at, that can be done in a short time.
Your first step will be a simple GiG for $5, gain some experience and then start adding extra GiGs like more content, the extra fast option to deliver your service faster for more money or even different GiGs.
You need to know something before working on Fiverr, no one want to buy a new GiG with no reviews and no sales, all you have to do is to ask some friends to buy your GiG and leave a positive feedback, you can even pay for it yourself, something like an investment for your business.
Thumbnails are super important, it is necessary to catch the attention and create curiosity so people can engage with you and make a sale, maybe a regular client.
I made a few contacts from Fiverr but it was not the best business model for me because I was doing websites, icon sets, social media content, and apps. It was quite a time-consuming so I started doing translations because it was more effective.
You do not need to create just one GiG, you can create multiple GiGs with different topics, for example, graphics, translations or videos. Just explore and find things you like, there are a lot of niches on Fiverr to choose.
Again, your reputation is everything you have so try your best to provide quality and good support to your customers. Another tip to get started is getting impressions on your GiG so you can stand out, impressions means how much people see your GiG when they are exploring Fiverr, the more impressions the more presence your GiG will have when it is new.
You can try safelists, not to drive traffic or promote your service because it will not work, people just want credits for sending more emails, they are not interested in buying anything from you. This method can help you get started with a decent amount of impressions, even if they are not engaging with your content.
Safelists are a list of people looking to drive stats, there are plenty of sites where you can sign up and start sending emails right away, each email you send will cost you credits, you can add credits to your account just by opening emails from other people.
As I told you, they just want some stats, they do not even care about your content so you will never make a sale with safelists, just do it to get impressions.
You can Google “best safelists” to find them, they work differently from each other but they offer a free membership where you can send one email right away to at least 200 or more people, sign up for a new Gmail account, some of them will require two different Gmail accounts, do not use your main email because you will receive a lot of emails from other users.
Create two new Gmail accounts just for the safelists, do not try to expand your safelists empire because it will drain your energy, people will not buy anything from you, find clients with quality traffic, ask friends to buy your GiG, get impressions, create something awesome and see the orders coming one after another.
A lot of people want to know how to make some extra money online and most of them are afraid to make the move, what are you going to do?
Having experience driving traffic will help you a lot, but if you do everything I told you, Fiverr will promote your GiG for free, keep learning because, in the end, you will need traffic from other sites like Google, you can add paid traffic to your strategy, maybe a blog or social media, you do not need to be an expert, just take your time, keep working hard and take action.
My last tip for Fiverr is to add a video to your GiG, people will engage more and looks more professional, you can even hire someone from Fiverr to make your video if you do not feel comfortable doing it.
How to make some extra money online #3
This is the method I like the most, maybe because I have experience working as a graphic designer and I know exactly what to do, even when talking to clients.
Starting is not easy, you need to build your reputation but if you already have one, just link all your social media accounts like LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Behance, Dribble, anything to expand your presence and show your reputation.
People will be more likely to hire you if you have experience or good feedback on your profile, you can apply the Fiverr strategy here as well, ask some friends to hire you even if you pay for it, just to have some jobs and feedback on your account to get started.
Your portfolio is super important, show the best of you and be professional, add categories and update it from time to time.
You do not need to be a graphic designer to work as a freelancer, being a freelancer goes from things like writing articles, creating social media content, coding websites, doing translations, selling your time as an assistant and much more.
I recommend you to explore so you can have a better idea what you can do, there are plenty of jobs out there waiting for you, find something you can do and start making money.
There are different sites where you can start working as a freelancer, I will explain all of them in detail so you can pick one or even all, there is no limit. Before starting there is something you need to know about these sites, they all work the same, there is a bid system where you have an amount of bids per month for free and you need to use them when you apply for a job.
There are free accounts and premium accounts, you do not need a premium account to make money but you can reach much more jobs having one because you have more bids per month.
If the job is good it will cost you more bids, also, you can rank first on the list if you invest bids so the client will see you first but you can get hired even without doing it. Providing a good proposal with a good profile will help you get hired, these two things are very important.
Maybe you will receive a message from the client asking you a few things before hiring you, be professional and help people to solve their problems.
For me is the hardest because of the competition, you will need to make a few jobs for a low price first to start building your reputation, then you can apply to better jobs once you get used to it.
You do not need to pay for an account, but as a free member you will have a low number of bids to find clients, but you can create team account where you can add your main account so you have two different options to apply and more bids than having only one account.
If you can afford to pay for more bids, you should do it because it will help you reach more clients and have more opportunities to make more money.
- Upwork (Elance before)
This site is the best to start with, less competition and a good amount of jobs. As a free member, you have a decent amount of bids but you can also pay for a premium account to have more bids each month. With less competition you have more chances to be hired and also the money will be better than the other sites with a lot of competition.
It will take a while to see results, you only need to be consistent and focus on your goals, you will find clients for sure.
- Envato (mix of different niches)
I love Envato, you can find a lot of niches to choose but you need to be an expert to work here because the entry level is very high and they care about the quality.
– ThemeForest, where you can buy and sell any kind of websites.
– CodeCanyon, where you can buy and sell any kind of code.
– VideoHive, where you can buy and sell any kind of video or animation.
– AudioJungle, where you can buy and sell any kind of music.
– GraphicRiver, where you can buy and sell any kind of graphics.
– PhotoDune, where you can buy and sell any kind of photos.
– 3dOcean, where you can buy and sell any kind of 3d graphics.
If you work hard and learn everything you can be accepted, the benefits can be huge.
It will be normal to be rejected for a while before doing some money, a small mistake updating your product will lead to a rejection even if your product is good, they care a lot about these small things because the clients are used to have things like a help.txt with full detail, ways to contact you and how good your files are (names, folders, categories, etc).
There are a lot of people each day buying things from Envato, you do not need to drive traffic because they do everything for you, but if you can drive traffic I highly recommend you because it will help you stand out even more.
If you are wondering how to make some extra money online and you have a great experience in some area related to this site just go for it.
You can find free products each month on these sites, check them out so you can see the quality and how you should upload your files. Each month I download all these files because they are awesome.
Tutsplus is a blog from Envato where you can find tutorials for anything related to these topics, but you can also write for them and get paid for it if you are good enough.
As I said, being accepted will not be easy, your quality should be high and you need to learn how to prepare your files to help buyers understand your products, maybe you sell a code for WordPress but the buyer is not an expert like you, so you need to think about that and make your files super easy to understand, even for people with less knowledge.
Explore for a while to find inspiration, check the featured files so you can learn what they are doing to have success so you can create your own product.
How to make some extra money online #4
You probably have some things to sell but for some reason, you never do anything about it. Amazon and Ebay are the most common sites to sell stuff and they have a lot of traffic, it will not be hard for you as a seller.
I recommend you to find a local market online because these markets will not take a commission from you so you can make more money and help the buyer save some money as well.
You should have some local markets, if not just stick with Amazon or Ebay, they are great options as well.
No matter what you do, never beg for a job. If you sound desperate, people will not hire you or buy something from you, do not pretend! Be honest and real, focus on your goals and never give up.
Pay attention to your speech when talking to clients, you can improve it and get better results, you need to learn how to approach new clients and get the job done. Keep learning and working hard because no one is born with knowledge, we create it with experience and time. I hope these methods can help you make some money online.
Please, leave a comment below if you have questions about it so I can help you out or if you want to share your experience with any of these methods I will appreciate your time, have a nice day. Thanks to Ervins Strauhmanis for the image.