The 7 Smartest Ways To Make an Extra $75+ a Day
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Are you looking for ways to make extra money on the side?
We are always looking for ways to make extra money so that we can pass these ideas on to you.
Perhaps you need to make some extra money to pay off student loan debt.
Or maybe you just need some extra cash to make life that little bit less stressful.
Hopefully the 7 ideas below will help this be the best year that you have ever had!
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Start A Money Making Website
Starting a money-making website is the number 1 step you should take this year if you want to earn some extra money from the comfort of your own home. Why?
Starting your own blog or website allows you to build a side business that reaches millions of people but costs less than a cup of coffee – a month!
We LOVE the passive income a blog or website provides! Honestly, if you do one thing to make extra money this year – make it a profitable blog!
Many bloggers build a blog on the side for extra money, but realize they can make a full-time income with it after a few months or years. It is possible to make an extra $100, $1,000, $10,000 or even $100,000 per month with a blog! Crazy right?
The huge earning potential of a blog is the reason that starting a blog is our number one suggestion to make extra money. We made an extra $10,879.9 last month from our websites, which is pretty good, but others are making ten times this amount!
Our number one tip if you are considering starting a blog is that you set it up properly from day 1. Don’t make the mistake that many new bloggers make and try to do it for free.
A free blog may sound appealing but it will severely limit your earning potential – you want to have the ability to place ads on the site (free blogs don’t allow this).
Blogs make money for you while you sleep from ads, affiliate links (basically selling another companies product and getting a commission) and sponsored posts.
We put together a step-by-step tutorial for you, if you are interested in setting up your blog using WordPress and Bluehost (this is the most popular way to do it).
So all you have to do is think up a topic that you are passionate about and start writing articles! Monetizing your blog using affiliate marketing is the easiest way to start earning a few hundred dollars per month.
Do you have an idea what you will call your blog? Coming up with a domain name is one of the first steps – try out some names in the domain name search below to see if your ideal blog name is available!
Get Paid For Your Opinion With Online Surveys
Blogging can certainly take some time to get going (although it is TOTALLY worth it), so in the mean time here is a few great money-making survey sites that you can do TODAY to make some extra money.
When I was in college, I wish I had known about these survey sites! Many times I was down to my last $5 and I could have made enough money doing surveys to get by!
Survey Junkie is one of our favorite paid survey sites! No skills are required – just the ability to answer questions online. You can expect to make money pretty quickly with this site – perhaps $5 – $10 per hour. Not bad since you can just sit and complete the surveys from home on your own schedule.
We have used paid survey sites to make a little extra money. If you want to make more money with paid surveys, check out our article How To Get Paid Taking Online Surveys below.
The trick to making money with paid surveys is to choose the legitimate sites. Survey Junkie is legitimate and has received an A- rating from the BBB.
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HealthyWage: Make Money Losing Weight
HealthyWage is a really cool idea – you can make money by betting on your progress towards a weight loss goal. I certainly could do with some extra motivation to lose a few pounds!
Do you want to boost the likelihood your weight loss journey will be successful? Leading academic research shows that money enhances weight loss success, making dieters significantly more likely to lose weight. HealthyWage uses cash-based challenges designed to help end procrastination, encourage perseverance, and harness the power of your desire to avoid losing your wager. Get started today and make your HealthyWager.
I haven’t tried HealthyWage yet but it seems like a really cool thing to try if you are also looking to lose a few holiday pounds! I have read reports of people winning $800 or more from the site. HealthyWage made this list because it is such a cool idea – however it is not exactly a scalable or consistent income source.
Walking App – Bitwalking
This is an AWESOME concept! Imagine if you could be paid for simply walking around as you normally would! This is what Bitwalking pays you to do!
Bitwalking is an app for android devices that pays you in Bitcoin for every step you take! It is very new and still in the beta stages but this is something I will be jumping on if it seems to be working out. It is one of my favorite ways to make extra money.
Many people already track the steps that they take using an android app. Bitwalking just pays you to do the same thing. It has mixed reviews at the moment, but this is probably to be expected from such a new concept.
One interesting money-making idea for people working at home, would be to use a ‘walking desk’ like a treadmill while they work on their computer while running the Bitwalking app. This would keep them very active and make some extra money at the same time. Just a thought!
Work as a Rent-a-Friend
This is a weird one but you can get paid up to $50 per hour for just having fun so we just had to include it!
Rentafriend is a website where you can get paid for simply going to concerts, having coffee, acting as a friendly guide or any other friendly activity – with a stranger.
Yup, this exists! It is NOT a dating app or some kind of escort service. It is just for people who want to meet new platonic friends in a new city. You choose to rent a friend or get paid to be a friend.
Rent-a-friend seems like great way to be there for someone who really needs a friend for the day (Maybe a tourist who needs a friend for the day, a local to show them around casually).
You set your own rate between $10 – $50 per hour and it is a service that is available world-wide.
Swagbucks – Get Paid For Doing What You Do Anyway!
SwagBucks is a website that we have used daily to earn some Amazon gift cards with very little work. They are a very well-known company and we have found them to be very trust-worthy.
You use Swagbucks just like Google for online searches. However, with Swagbucks you get reward points (called SB) for the things you do through their website. Then, when you have enough SB’s, you can redeem them for cash, gift cards, and more.
You’ll receive an SB (Worth $3) sign-up bonus just for signing up today (it is totally free and easy)!
We have written a full review of how you can make money with Swagbucks (link below).
TextBroker – Get Paid To Write Online
TextBroker is a site that will pay you to write articles for blogs, websites, press releases, product descriptions and any other personal or business needs.
They pay on a sliding scale anywhere from $0.03 – $0.05 per word that you write. You don’t need to be an expert writer as the client evaluate your performance and you get a set pay rate that depends on your star rating. So if you are a great writer you can expect $0.05 per word – this works out at upwards of $100 – $200 per day!
This would be a great way for bloggers to make some side income while waiting for their blogs to take off!
Ways to Make Extra Money: Conclusions
Hopefully, we have given you some new ideas to help you make some extra money! This is something that we are very passionate about.
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