How To Make Extra Money If You Have Time To Spare
We live in an exciting time which is unlike any that has gone before us. In our parent’s generation, people had to choose. You could leave the home, and the children, to work in a corporate setting, or you could choose one parent to make the income for the household while the other stayed home and cared for the children. The stay at home parent did not have a lot of time, so he or she may have made a little extra money by selling things online, babysitting, or selling crafts.
Today, we have come full circle. There are many jobs today that will allow either parent to work from home. In this post, we will focus on people who have limited spare time. Full-time workers who work remotely are common, but they still have more time restraints that a person who works for no one except herself or himself. Nevertheless, if you already have money-making skills that you haven’t capitalized from yet, learning how to make money online couldn’t get any easier if you know where to look.
Choosing your way
Let’s look at a few suggestions that will allow you to use your spare time to make extra money. Our suggestions are focused on methods that provide a fast ROI (return on investment). If you are looking for long-term methods, there are many out there. We would suggest you begin your search in real estate, home (or property) rentals, and people-to-people loans. Be sure to do your research, and do not use money that you cannot afford to lose. Until you are sure of yourself, watch your investments carefully.
There are a lot of ways on how to make extra money at home. Entrepreneur Magazine lists some ways that have been around for years. These methods certainly work and are
Flipping houses is a great way to make some money (if you already have some money to invest) and some skills in low-cost home repair. You buy homes that in disrepair so they are inexpensive. You invest the time and money into restoring them. This is very profitable, but not a fast venture.
Websites & Internet Commerce
The internet and eCommerce opens an entire world of money making opportunities for people with a little time on their hands.
*Note: The tools and programs for the internet are continually changing, shifting, and growing. You may be very skilled and trained and ready to work. That is great. But, if you want to use your skills to make extra money if you have time to share, you must stay current.
Set up a side-hustle site, loaded with free tools where you can fine-tune the websites of your clients.
Suggested Tools In Your Side-Hustle Site
- Upgrades or improvements
- Graphics design
- Web design
- Add contact information or contact us
- Add interactive graphics
- Post YouTube videos
- SEO audits and updates
- Clean Links & backlinks corrections
- There are many free tools for each of these sections, so try more than one. Build your library carefully. You may not need everything now. But if you see it is highly rated, it is probably going to be a key element in the process as you learn how to make extra money.
The internet has created a whole new world for those who write. There is a saying in the world of computers “Content is King.” This is a very true statement. What would our computers be without words?
There are a lot of people online who will pay you to write for them. You may think that this does not apply to you. Yes, it does. No matter who you are, what your personality is, what your level of education, and where you live, there is someone out there who wants someone just like you to write for them.
Below, I will list a few examples of “write at home jobs.” But first, a warning. Quality is important. There are free spell check programs, grammar checkers and plagiarism checkers. It is important that you download these tools. You should also link to a few free photograph sites in case you are asked to include a photo on your posts.
Types of writing
- Create a blog that represents your passion. Link it to others within you niche and ask them to link to you.
- Guest post on other people’s sites (try to find sites that pay for guest posts)
- Articles for online magazines
- Posts for content sites which pay you, per word
- Product reviews
Other ways of making money
- Manage social media accounts for others
- Website graphic design service
- SEO work
- Web development
- Clean up all the links pointing to or away from the website
- Edit websites for outdated information
- Update employee lists
- Audit email addresses
- Update photographs on inventory site
If you still cannot think of how to make extra money, ask around. The fact is, you have no idea what businesses sometimes need. For example, florists often need help taking online flower orders on busy holidays. It is easy for them to direct a portion of the online orders to your computer. A scarf company may need help creating new names for 5000 new scarves that they may be adding to their product line. A manufacturer may need someone to process return forms due to an equipment recall.
There are many ways to make money if you network and stay active. The best way to do that is to set up a website of your own. Think outside your own experience. Look at things you enjoy and dig deeply into what it takes to make them pay off you are only limited by your imagination and the effort you are willing to invest. Your next idea may be the one. So go for it!