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How to Earn Extra Money Online and Off

Updated on March 8, 2015

There are many ways, both online and off, to earn extra money if you have the ambition to do so. However, none of them will get you rich quickly, but it is possible to gain several dollars in just a few days. Most of these ideas are simple, yet some can be time consuming. The following are just a few methods you could utilize to make some extra cash.

Yard Sales
First of all, if you have some things around your home that you don't really need any longer, get rid of them by having a yard sale. Although this method will probably take several days of preparation, it is a means of making some cash relatively quickly and easily. You can also list your yard sale items at www.yardsaleitems.com.

EBay (www.ebay.com)
Another means of raking in some extra cash is to list your items on eBay.com. This is an excellent way to get your belongings noticed and sold, bringing you in some well-deserved income. Also, with eBay, you can choose to list the items yourself or send it in and a valet will sell it for you. In choosing this option, you will get up to 80% of the proceeds that each item brings.

Etsy (www.etsy.com)
Etsy.com is a website that you are able to list your handmade or homemade items for sale. You can create your own storefront and begin selling your merchandise quite easily. Their website walks you right through the entire process of setting up your account as well as how to list things for sale.

Amazon Mechanical Turk (www.mturk.com) and Inboxdollars.com
There is also Amazon Mechanical Turk (www.mturk.com) which is a website where you can complete human intelligence tasks in exchange for cash. I, personally, have done many of these and have made over $2000. In addition to www.mturk.com, there are many other survey sites that you can get paid either in cash or some sort of prize. The only other one that I have had experience with is www.inboxdollars.com. I have made over $100 on their site. Once you reach $30 in your account, you can request a check. They will process it and send it out to you in about 2 to 3 weeks. I will say that neither one of these sites produce cash quickly, but over time, there is money to be made.

Slicethepie.com and iwriter.com
There are other websites that I've found to make extra cash too. Included are slicethepie.com as well as iwriter.com. Slicethepie.com is one that is time-consuming. You can produce income slowly but steadily if you work on it. This is a website where you listen to and review music. It's relatively simple, but you do need to write more than just a few sentences in order for it to qualify as a music review. It helps if you know about music and its different elements. I, again have made money from doing work on this website, so I can vouch that it does work and you will get paid. They usually complete their pay-outs on Tuesdays and Fridays to your PayPal account. The other one is iwriter.com. This website is for people who enjoy freelance writing. It is an article writing service. I have not done any work for them recently, but back when I did, I made about $80/week. I could have made more, I know, but at the time, I was a stay-at-home mother of a very rambunctious 2-year-old.

Affiliate sites
In addition to all of these ideas, you could always choose to get into partnering with affiliate sites and making some extra cash that way. In some instances, this can be a very lucrative method in generating a larger cash flow.

Consignment shops
If you wish to stay offline to make some money, consider taking your things to a consignment shop. This would probably not rake in money quickly, but you would be able to get rid of things you no longer need or want in exchange for some cash.


There are numerous methods to make extra money and they will require some time, ambition and determination, but in the end, a larger cash flow will be yours for the taking.

© 2015 Leslie Armer

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