Ever got a burst of energy while watching Netflix on the sofa, and wish you could do something more productive? Instead of rearranging your furniture, how about earning some moolah without having to even leave your house? Whether you're a stay-at-home parent or a college kid who could do with a little extra for the end of the month, here's how to make money from the comfort of your couch.
Without any risk to your clean record as a law-abiding citizen, there are a ton of ways to make more cash. The best part about this is that the little amount of time it takes to complete these easy money-making schemes means you don't have to quit your day job, whether it's taking care of hyperactive kids, studying for that final or penning that potentially earth-shattering novel.
Money isn't everything, but a little padding in your pocket can be a relief, especially if you're raising a family. An added bonus is that you could be setting an example in financial savviness to your children. Here are some ways to earn that extra pocket money for a rainy day, and while it may not be a path to billionaire status, it definitely could help with your financial woes.
1. Look for change in your couch, on the floor, underneath your bed.
OK, maybe you do have to get off the couch for this one.
2. Write music reviews.
If you already consider yourself a music critic, you'd love this. Check out Slice The Pie.
3. Sell stuff online.
Where to start? There's eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and so many more. Take your pick.
4. Write, write, write.
Unleash your inner Hemingway. There are plenty of freelance writing gigs you can do remotely, and are easy to find on regular job websites.
5. Start your own website.
If you feel like a tech genius who just hasn't had the opportunity to truly unleash your potential, this is your time to shine. Because, hey, if Mark Zuckerberg can start Facebook in his dorm room, you can do the same from your couch.
6. Get free gift cards for doing online activities.
Including playing games and watching videos — the world wide Web is truly your oyster. Start at the SwagBucks website.
7. Review websites and apps.
Learn more at User Testing.
8. Online surveys.
One of the easiest ways to make money in your spare time. For starters, check out MySurvey.
So what are you waiting for? That extra cash is literally at your fingertips.
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