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3 Ways to Earn Extra Cash Online

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an economic strain on families, many are looking for creative ways to make ends meet in an ever-growing digital economy. Luckily, there are several easy ways to earn extra cash online to make a difference in your budget.

Sell Your Stuff
Selling items online is not a new concept, but it is an easy way to start earning income right away. Start by collecting items around your home you no longer want. By using online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace or OfferUp, you can search for similar items to determine a fair price, upload a picture, and provide a short description. You can then sit back and wait for buyers. It’s that simple!

As you begin learning the market for used items, consider buying items from yard sales or thrift shops, and reselling them online.

You can also visit buy-back sites for electronics, textbooks, movies, games, and designer clothing. Most items are mailed in for payment and require minimal time and effort.

Sell Your Skills
You don’t have to own a website or know how to market yourself to sell your skills online. Talent marketplaces are established online platforms that allow freelancers to create a profile, showcase samples of their work, and sell their work to the many people who visit the site daily looking for freelance services. Companies such as Fiverr and Upwork make it easy to get started.

Online freelance works well for writers, editors, translators, transcribers, voice actors, photographers, graphic designers, fitness coaches, and many other areas of expertise. Some gigs take minimal effort – such as listing photos on stock websites to make easy money - while some require more work for more income.

Working through freelance sites is a great way to build clientele and build your skills to charge more and create a steady revenue stream eventually.

Sell Your Feedback
Providing feedback is one of the easiest ways to earn extra money. It’s a fun, stress-free option for those who already have a full-time job, or have a busy schedule.

You can participate by taking surveys, critiquing videos or advertisements, writing product reviews, recording video testimonials, or user-testing websites and apps. Since feedback gigs don’t require expertise, they tend to pay less than other online revenue sources. However, some benefits may make it worthwhile, such as free samples or products and deep discounts on popular items.

Nevertheless, developing the art of writing reviews may lead to other opportunities.

Final Thoughts
It pays to keep an open mind when it comes to shifting from a traditional workspace to online work opportunities. Don’t be afraid to try something new. As with anything online, do your research, and make sure you’re working with reputable companies.

Also, don’t forget to lean on your financial institution for free financial resources, tips, services, and products that might make the transition easier.