8 Ways Everyone Can Make Money Online in Their Spare Time


Whether you are a full-time student, a busy stay-at-home parent, or already have a day job, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make some extra money online in your spare time.

Daily, billions of dollars are generated online in various ways. Here are 8 ideas to help you increase your spending power or save toward a goal.

1.      Freelance Work

Through websites such as Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com, One Hour Translation, Gengo, etc., you can pick up a variety of freelance tasks. Choose something you are good at, like writing, programming, design, marketing, translating, data entry, or offering your services as a virtual assistant.

You can also start your own website if you don’t want to work through any of these platforms. Keep track of the going rate, and charge according to the freelance work you offer. Remember, it can take a while to get your first gig and steady clients. Payments vary on these platforms but expect to withdraw money at least 10 days after your reimbursement.

2.      Take Surveys

Taking online surveys is a great way to earn a bit of money online, especially if you don’t have much spare time. With surveys, the payoff isn’t big, and some only offer you shopping rewards instead of cash. Popular survey sites include MySurvey, Swagbucks, and Survey Junkie, and all you need to do is register to begin.

3.      Start a Blog or Become a YouTuber

Out of the approximately 300 bloggers online, some are making some good money by attracting a steady stream of visitors to their sites. This requires you to build an audience and provide them with regular content that they are interested in. By recommending products (becoming an affiliate) and on-site advertising, you can start monetizing as your audience grows.

4.      Become an Influencer on Instagram or TikTok

If you already have a large following of a dedicated audience, companies will pay you to represent their products. You can either contact the brands you are interested in or use marketing platforms like AspireIQ or Open Influence to get products to promote.

If you care about a particular subject, you can also make money from sponsorships on TikTok. Let’s say you are a make-up artist; you can make videos showing makeup tips. The more followers you have, the more brands will reach out with sponsorship opportunities.

Becoming an influencer is a very competitive field. It is quick and easy to start but you need to work hard and tenacity before you start earning.

5.      Take Your Gaming to Another Level

Professional gamers can make a living by playing online games, but you can also earn some money doing it in your spare time too. Sites that will pay you to play include, Boodle, Mistplay, Swagbucks, and InboxDollars.

6.      Sell Your Images

If you like to take photographs, then collect a library of your images to sell to buyers. Websites like Fine Art America, SmugMug, PhotoShelter, and 500px let you upload your photos to sell. Most are on a subscription basis, offering you a customized website, cloud storage, and password protection.

7.      Website and App Testing

On sites like UserTesting.com, you can earn money by testing websites and apps. Thereafter, you are paid to give your thoughts on how they perform. You need to complete a sample test before you are accepted, but you earn money for every test that lasts about 20 minutes. Typically, you earn $10 for this, but you can earn even more if you agree to have a video chat with a customer about the test.

8.      Providing a Human Touch on Mechanical Turk

Automation may mean that some tasks are done brilliantly by computers, but many tasks still require human intelligence. Spending about 30 minutes of your spare time a day transcribing videos, tagging images, or classifying receipts may sound tedious, but you get paid according to the price set by requesters on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. However, beware! There are scammers out there, so do join a community like MTurk Crowd forum or Turker Nation subreddits.


Set Your Business Up For Success
Want to make this your most successful year yet? Make sure to cover all your bases. Focus on what you do best and find experts for all of the rest. Fiverr is a great place to find professional help in every field imaginable. Have countless to-dos? Fiverr’s freelancers can be counted on to do them all. On time and on budget.

Wondering where to start? Here are your 3 steps to business success:
1. Build a Better Brand
Want a brand that earns your customers’ trust and loyalty? Don’t confuse them with a bland brand.
Create a standout brand across every aspect of your marketing: Brand your logo, your website, your app, your social media.
You get the picture. (but make sure that picture looks good)
  • Get a world-class logo design

  • Design your social media to reflect your brand

  • Tailor your web and mobile design to fit your brand

Social Media Design
Logo Design
Web Design
2. Grow Your Customer Base
They’re not going to walk in your door if they don’t know who you are. Catch them while they’re browsing the Internet at home. Pop up on mobile while they’re walking around town. Whatever it takes to reel them in.
Pump up your presence online with these easy fixes:
  • Boost your social media marketing (SMM): Target your ideal customers and appear in their social media feeds.

  • Level up your search engine marketing (SEM): Pop to the top of the search results with your targeted ads.

  • Step up your SEO: Rank first on Google search results and get the attention your brand deserves.

Social Marketing
ASearch Engine Marketing
3. Stay Ahead of Your Digital Game
To keep pace with the latest digital trends, you have to keep up with the times. This means you need to give your users what they demand.
Constant content updates: Who wants yesterday’s news?
Short, engaging videos: Your customers crave them.
Seamless user experience (UX): Because no one wants to waste time looking around your site for info when they can find it elsewhere faster. A clean, user-friendly user interface (UI) can clean out the clutter and make your users even more engaged.
Stay ahead of the pack with:
  • Website Content

  • Short Video Ads

  • WordPress Site Building

Video Ads
Website Content
Everything your business needs is just 3 steps away!
Learn more about how to build and grow your business with
Fiverr Business Guides.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here