Let’s be real: we’d all like a little bit more money, wouldn’t we? Whether you’re a student with a loan or in full time employment, the chances are by the time you’ve paid your bills, bought some food and vaguely browsed the Topshop sale, you feel skint.

If you’re reading this and thinking ‘yes’, ‘yep’ and ‘agh yeah’, consider making some extra cash from the comfort of your laptop screen. Because yes, there are ways to make money online. From taking surveys to translating, the world internet is your oyster cash cow.

Online surveys

Taking online surveys is perhaps the easiest way to earn a bit of extra cash online because it requires absolutely no skill and can be quite quick and fun to do. MoneySupermarket recommends the likes of Swagbucks, Google Opinion Awards and Crowdology; once you’ve signed up, you can start completing surveys. These will in turn convert into points and, once you meet a certain threshold, money.

Topics can range from the type of tea bags you use to what you think of Brexit. For most sites you need to reach a threshold of between £5 and £20 before you can cash out your earnings via PayPal.

Make sure you do your research before you assume this will be earning you big bucks, though – some sites have a threshold of £50 before you can cash out any money, so you want to make sure you’re getting something back for the time you’re dedicating.

Stock photographer

If you can take a decent photo, you may be able to earn some cash from it online.

Stock photography websites will pay you for your photos (make sure you check with your pals if they feature, though!) Every time someone downloads one of your images, you’ll earn a royalty which is a percentage of the price paid by the customer. There’s an endless list of stock photography sites to choose from, and the royalty percentage you get for a submitted photo can differ wildly from site to site. Check out Shutterstock and Alamy to start with.

Plus, some sites like Stocksy and the app Clashot also accept smartphone photography, meaning that you don’t have to have a professional camera – just an eye for a good picture.


Fluent in another language? Sign up as an online translator and you can start earning extra income whilst also practising your language skills.

Sites like Unbabel and FairLingo will pay you to edit and review translations of subtitles, product descriptions, and emails so they’re sound less like Google Translate and more like an actual person.

These sites allow you to sign up to do as many or as few hours you want a week, meaning that how much extra cash you earn (deposited to your PayPal account once a week) is really down to the time you can commit.

Online tutor

Still remember that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell? Or know The Great Gatsby from cover to cover? You could put this knowledge to good use by signing up to be an online tutor.

Sites like MyTutor are always looking for university students and graduates to tutor GCSE or A-Level students looking to up their grades. It could be a great way to earn a bit of extra income, plus you don’t need to have any teaching experience to work as an online tutor.

Test company websites

With What Users Do, you can literally earn money for browsing some of your favourite sites. Yep, companies like ASOS, Channel4 and Virgin Atlantic are keen to know what you think of their homepages and through What Users Do you can get paid up to £300 a year just by sharing your feedback with them.

You’ll be asked to complete ‘tests’ during which you’ll be tasked with completing simple actions such as finding a product or navigating to a particular page. One thing to note is that as part of the deal, your screen (and sometimes voice) will be recorded during these tests. So if you’re not comfortable with this, this might not be for you.

Music reviewer

If you spend your evenings and weekends listening to the latest album drops and discovering new TV shows, SliceThePie could be a perfect way to make some extra money outside of your 9-5. Like WhatUsersDo, they’ll pay you for sharing your honest opinions on new unsigned artists and upcoming TV shows.

They’re US-based, but anyone can sign up – it just means you’ll be paid in US dollars, which will be converted when you deposit your earnings from your PayPal balance to your bank account. Withdrawals are allowed once you’ve made a minimum of $10 and the more detailed and descriptive you are, the more money you’ll earn per review.

Virtual assistant

If you’re looking to make working online your full-time gig, becoming a virtual assistant might be one of the best options. Not only does it pay well (typically between £15 to £25 an hour), but you can say goodbye to that dread commute and hello to working from the sofa.

As a virtual assistant you could be tasked with anything from bookkeeping to answering calls to organising meetings. It can be just as full-on as a typical PA role, but there is the option to set your own hours and be part-time if you’re looking to hold down another job alongside it.

Write and sell an eBook

Have a great idea for a book, or better yet already written one? With Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and become a certified author. Whether it’s thriller, romance, memoir or non-fiction, once you’ve listed your book and given it a title, you’ll earn 70% of the sale, with Amazon taking the remainder as a fee.

You’ll retain the rights to your book and can set the price anywhere from £1.49 – £6.99. Considering Amazon is one of the biggest online retailers, even if you’re not sure anyone will be interested, it’s worth a go to earn a bit of extra cash, right?

Create an online course

Take advantage of the growing e-learning market and create your own online course. From gardening to game design, whatever your passion is, there’s bound to be someone out there who’s interested in learning it.

Start teaching for free with Skillshare, where you’ll earn royalties based on the number of minutes people have watched your classes every month. However, if you’re willing to pay a bit extra for a membership to Kajabi or Teachable, you can set your own prices for your courses and (hopefully) make your money back and more!

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If you’re an expert in a specific area, whether that’s graphic design, social media or video editing, you could be making a bit of extra income by freelancing as a side hustle.

Whilst you can of course set this up yourself, sites like PeoplePerHour and Fiverr have an endless list of clients with projects. A fee is taken by the site for every job you complete, but you’ll have access to a wide range of gigs that vary in both duration and pay.

Online coach

Like freelancing, this is for anybody who consider themselves an expert in a given field. Only, instead of knowledge of programmes and software, you’ll need to possess some of the most desirable ‘soft skills’.

Empathetic and understanding? Great! Why not try your hand at relationship coaching. Friends see you as their ultimate hype woman? Career coaching might be your calling. There’s tons of different ways you can turn your passion into a legitimate online side hustle and get paid to help inspire and motivate others.

Consider your side-hustle, sorted.

Learn Online Poker

One of the best options to profit from online gambling is to play poker. Unlike casino games such as roulette, blackjack, and slots where you play against the house, you face other players in poker. The platform simply collects a fixed fee that depends on the format you pick.

The point is, your opponents don’t have a predetermined mathematical advantage. They make mistakes and if you are a good player, you can take advantage and make money in the long run.

Bet on Sports

The other type of online gambling that has produced proven winners is sports betting. The reasons why you can make money vary greatly, but the most important among them is related to the way the bookmakers compile their odds.

They use complicated algorithms and formulas like the Poisson distribution that allow them to get the prices right and then apply a small margin.

It’s close to impossible to fight them at this point, but that’s when another factor steps in. Each sportsbook moves the odds based on the expected bets placed by the users and once the money starts pouring in, the prices keep moving up and down.

Exploit Bonuses and Promotions

The competition for customers between the different gambling operators online is fierce. One of the most common ways to attract users and keep them is by offering different promotions.

Each new player can enjoy large first deposit bonuses for poker, bingo, casino games, and other products. Even when you’re done with them, there are various ways to earn more money.

If you are smart and exploit the promotions of the gambling operators in the best way possible, you can actually eliminate their advantage and make money in the long run.


it is also known as 5kadum. In trends, you can easily earn Paytm cash just by guessing. You can earn $0.070 (5 Rs) for guessing and you have a total of 25 trends per week. it means you got 25 guess questions in a week in your top left section of the menu option. Trends are one of the easiest ways to Earn Money Online From Paybox.


In a puzzle, you got one proper image and you got an option of the start or play now. Then you need to make the same to the same image that you got before the start. you also got time at the left of the corner to solve the puzzle. If you solve the puzzle faster than others then you got money in your wallet.


In the section of games, you can earn money by playing games, that give you free Paytm cash, cashback offers, free mobile recharge and many other rewards. The best part of these games is that you don’t have to make any initial payment or subscription. It means you don’t need any money to play games. All you have to do is only sign up on the Paybox with your email id and start playing games. The more you play these online games, the more chance you earn lots of money. It’s a very simple and fun way to Earn Money Online From Paybox.


In the contest section, you got lots of banners and these banners help you to earn money. In paybox, there are lots of daily new offers and these offers you got in your contest section such as independence day offer, Diwali offer, Holi offer, and many more offers. One more thing is all the offers in the contest section are always updated.


In paid polls, you got many questions and answers based on your interest. All the questions are MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) that you got in paid polls. In paid polls, you get daily updated questions and all you need to do that choose the frequent answer. you got four options for every question.

Paid polls are published in Paybox every day. You must be a registered member on Paybox to cast your answer. Each question will have 24 hours to answer. If your answer is the most popular choice, then 50 Rs recharges will be added to your wallet. The free recharge you earn by paid polls, the more you can redeem in your PayTM Wallet.


In the post and earn section you can easily earn 20+10 Rs in your wallet. There is some guideline that you should follow before post anything on paybox. If you post a poll then you get 20 Rs and if you post a trend then you get 10 Rs a reward for each trend accepted. If you can’t afford to make the right trend or poll then you can make money by participating in 25 trends each week. So register now to earn Paytm cash. paybox allows users to post a poll and trends in Paybox.


In paybox, you got $0.070 (5 Rs) Rs per friend as a referral bonus to invite friends for Paybox. In case if you have more than 25 friends to invite for Paybox, then you got an extra $1.05 (75 Rs) free PayTM cash in your wallet.

Please note that your friend will need to do the same process that is done by you during the sign-up process. It means your friend also needs to verify their email id and mobile number to join Paybox and receive a free mobile recharge. You can also earn a free Talktime every month by inviting your friends on WhatsApp or Facebook by sending invitations.


Uber is launching a way for advertisers to display ads atop its vehicles, giving drivers a new way to earn additional income. It could also be a new revenue driver for Uber, which said in its Q4 2019 earnings that it hopes to be profitable in Q4 2020.

The new network, called “Uber OOH,” will launch in partnership with Adomni, an online platform for digital out-of-home advertising. The units will feature two-sided, internet-connected screens on participating Uber drivers’ vehicles.

The announcement comes a few days after Lyft said it had acquired Halo Cars, which lets ride-hailing drivers make money from car-top ad displays.


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Becoming an Instagram influencer

Again, it’s possible to make money online as a social influencer. You don’t even necessarily need a million Instagram followers to do it: Many brands look to maximize their money by spreading their budget across micro-influencers (people with fewer than 10,000 followers and sometimes even 1,000 or fewer), who often have smaller-but-more-dedicated audiences than bigger-named celebrities. In fact, Rakuten Marketing interviewed 719 marketers across the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, finding that respondents spent 40 percent of their influencer budget on micro-influencers (compared to just 28 percent for celebrity influencers).

Participating in multilevel marketing (MLMs) 

You’ve almost certainly seen examples of MLMs on your social media feeds, even if you don’t know exactly what they are. You might have a cousin who posts advertisements for Avon or Tupperware on social media — or an old friend who sends you a private message and really wants you to try some “amazing” new product.

Could Make You Rich

“Some MLMs are illegal pyramid schemes,” according to the FTC, and “most people who join legitimate MLMs make little or no money. Some of them lose money. People who become involved in an illegal pyramid scheme may not realize they’ve joined a fraudulent venture and typically lose everything they invest. Some also end up deeply in debt.”

In 2019, Vox published an article titled “More than 100 LuLaRoe sellers have filed for bankruptcy,” which highlights two major issues with companies like LuLaRoe:

Day trading

Here’s how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission defines day trading: “Day traders rapidly buy and sell stocks throughout the day in the hope that their stocks will continue climbing or falling in value for the seconds to minutes they own the stock, allowing them to lock in quick profits … While day trading is neither illegal nor is it unethical, it can be highly risky.  Most individual investors do not have the wealth, the time, or the temperament to make money and to sustain the devastating losses that day trading can bring.

 Passive Income and Keep Your Job

Day trading is a perfect example of an online moneymaking idea that seems great but just isn’t realistic. Think about it — if day trading were truly a good idea, and if you could actually learn to time the stock market, then everyone would be doing it. Brilliant investors like Warren Buffett would be turning billions into trillions in a matter of weeks.