Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we need quick money. Other times we have spare time but nothing productive to do. Whatever the reason may be, if you are looking to make a quick buck, you have come to the ideal place. Below I have compiled a list of the quickest ways that you can use to make money online.
Become a virtual assistant
One of the quickest ways to make money online is by offering your services as a virtual assistant. The role of a virtual assistant is similar to that of a traditional personal secretary but as a virtual assistant, you get to choose what services you offer which makes it a lot more convenient for making a quick buck. Whether you are good at designing, planning, organizing or crunching numbers, you can always find someone who is willing to pay for it. All you need to do is to go online, sign up on freelancing platforms and start bidding for work. The best thing about becoming a part-time virtual assistant is the level of flexibility it offers in terms of time, the type and amount of work you take and at which rate, all
while having the potential to develop it as a full-time gig.
When it comes to easy money, filling surveys is a no-brainer. It does not pay as much but the fact that you can do it all while watching Netflix on the TV makes it arguably the most lucrative item on this list. There are companies and other entities that value your opinions for one reason or another and are willing to pay for it. For example, a company may have developed a new product and wants to conduct a survey to prepare for launch, or a university research group may need to conduct a survey to validate their research. Platforms like Swagbucks, OnePoll and i-Say help you connect to these companies. All you need to do is sign up online and you are good to go. Bear in mind that you may not be eligible for all the surveys, but you will need to answer the starting few questions to find that out. Other than that, it is pretty straightforward and you can easily make $3 to $5 an hour.
Trading is not easy. It is not simple and it takes months if not years to master it. This is what people will say if you tell someone that you want to start trading without any training or prior knowledge. What they do not tell you is that there is a way around this. If you do not want a career in trading and all you need to is a quick buck, the best place to look for it is the social trading platform. Social trading is a new form of trading where people share with others what they are doing. You can see other people’s history as well as what they are currently trading. This allows you to copy their trades and benefit from their knowledge and experience. Keep in mind that this is not risk-free at all, but benefitting from the knowledge and experience of other traders simply makes more sense. You can even select an option to automatically copy the trades of your favorite traders and whenever they earn money, you make money. This way the only time you have to log in to your account will be to withdraw profits. Some of the best social trading platforms are eToro, ZuluTrade, Ayondo, FXTM and CopyFX.
Teaching may seem boring but you will be surprised how handy it can be when it comes to making a quick buck. No, I am not talking about teaching kids at school. I am talking about online tutoring. This can include teaching the traditional courses to the school going students but it does not have to be limited to that. Platforms like Skooli, Tutor.com and TutorHunt are dedicated to bringing the students and tutors together. These platforms cover traditional subjects such as math, sciences and languages as well as arts subjects like learning an instrument. If you have a specific set of skills, you can even go online on freelancing platforms and websites like craigslist and find people who want to learn that skill set. You will be surprised how many people want to learn basic life skills such as drafting professional emails and operating Microsoft Excel, and willing to pay a substantial amount of money for it. You can easily make $10 to $15 an hour while teaching while more experienced teachers make $50+ hourly.
Sell your photos
No, not that kind of photos! If you own a DSLR, selling stock photos online can be a quick and easy way to make money online. Websites like Shutterstock and iStockPhoto allow you to people who need them. Thousands of new web pages are uploaded on the internet every minute. Do you know what all of them have in common? Photos! Websites, blogs and sometimes even YouTube videos need photos to make their content stand out. These photos range from photos of everyday objects to landscapes, architecture and people. All you need is a high-quality camera (you can even use your phone camera these days), know the basics about lighting and you are good to go. The best thing about selling stock photos is that you can take photos of anything at all and there will be a buyer for that. However, to make your efforts more fruitful, a little research is recommended on what type of photos sell more easily. Some of the most popular platforms for stock photos are iStockPhoto, Alamy, Dreamstime, Getty Images, Shutterstock and Adobe Stock.
Over the past decade, where mobile app markets have seen a surge of new apps, there has been a growing demand for app testers. App testers are people who test the different aspects of an app’s functionality and provide feedback to the developers. Yes, it is a real job and it pays real money. Instead of hiring full-time app testers in house, smaller development studios hire third-party services for testing their apps. These third parties in turn hire people like us to test the apps and provide feedback. Some of the popular ones are UserTesting, Userpeek, TesterWork and Test.io where you can go to their websites and signup to be a tester. Testing an app usually takes anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour, and you can expect to be paid an average of $20 to $30 although this varies sometimes depending on a number of factors. This may not be suitable as a full-time job but is certainly worth considering if you are interested in making a little something extra on the side.