Sometime last year, a UK company made a job advert for a job titled “Netflix and nap” which as the name implied, they were looking to hire someone to watch Netflix and take naps on different mattresses. Many of us have probably wondered at some point, how we can make money from doing things we already do for free. Here are 10 ideas on how you can do precisely that.
Do you love window shopping? Become a personal shopper
It’s 2022, and although people are open to shopping online, some still want to have the human element when shopping. If you enjoy shopping, you can make a business out of being a personal shopper. If you love shopping for clothes and have a good sense of style, you can make money off that, and if you are more interested in other areas like groceries shopping, car parts, tech pieces, etc. Whatever people buy, you can find a niche for yourself and help people shop for it. Get more info here.
Or, if you are not interested in becoming a personal shopper, get paid some cash back for shopping at select stores.
Platforms like Rakuten offer cashback if you shop at select stores. If you’re a regular shopper in places like Asos, Amazon, getting cashback is a quick and easy way to get some money back from shopping. Here’s a list you can check out.
Are you one of those who do every single questionnaire that crosses their social media feed? You can earn some extra cash for responding to a few surveys online. Find a list of platforms that pay for surveys here. For international websites that offer paid surveys, check here.
Review and test websites for cash
Platforms like UserTesting allow users to make some money from testing out websites that developers are currently working on. A review of around 20 minutes can earn you $10! Check here.
Do you love browsing? Get paid for searching the web
Earn some coins from doing what you already do. Qmee created this platform that rewards users for searching on Google, eBay, Bing, Amazon, and Yahoo. All you have to do is install the add-on to your browser. Check it out here.
Review music for money
Do you love listening to music? You can make some money from reviewing music for money on platforms like Slicethepie. Some users have said they earn £40 a month, which is quite sizeable for a side hustle that you can do alongside other things.
Become a tutor
If you already explain concepts really well, you can earn some cash from doing that. Start teaching people around you and build a name for yourself. You can also apply to platforms like uLesson and other agencies that offer tutoring services and get matched with students automatically.
Sell your photos
Look at online job marketplaces
Platforms like Upwork and Fiverr have many job opportunities for virtually any skillset. Did you study accounting or are you good with numbers? You can get an online bookkeeping job. If you like writing, you can write for people. Are you an honourable member of the grammar police? Osheyy “your not you’re”? You can make some money proofreading. Are you a fast typist? Type for cash. The opportunities are endless.
Another option you can look at is an app called Clickworker. It’s a platform where businesses worldwide advertise tasks like data entry, form filling, and web research they want to be done quickly. Here’s the link to try it out.
Love writing? Publish books online
Okadabooks is a Nigerian-run website that makes it fast, easy, and free to publish books online. This is not limited to books alone but also short stories, reviews, or anything worth reading. The best part is that Okadabooks allows users to monetize each book published, which means you get paid when your publications are downloaded or read.
Hopefully, one of these options will work out for you and bring you some extra coins. When you make that extra cash, don’t just let it sit idle; put it to work on Rise.