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How to Make Money: 10 Money Making Ideas

Updated on July 5, 2016

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Looking for ways to make money? There are several means to do it, and here are 10 ways to earn extra money both online and offline.

Whether looking for a little extra income or considering going self employed full time, here are ten tips on that big question “how can I make money?”

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Web Writing – Do you have a specialist area of knowledge? Consider writing web content for any one of a number of sites such as suite 101, associated content or constant content. While this is no get rich quick scheme and it can take a while to build up a credible portfolio of work, the rewards are potential passive income stream for a long time to come. In addition, registration is usually pretty simple and there is no initial investment required to get started.

Online Auction Sites – Online auction sites can be an easy way to generate some additional cash. While clearing out the clutter can give a single one time injection, to truly unlock the potential, spend time getting to know what people are looking for and look for a buying and selling opportunity.

Online Investments and Trading – Do you have a background in finance and investments? If so there are plenty of opportunities to trade stocks and shares, currencies and other securities online. While this is an exciting way to make money online, consider carefully that significant investment may be required in the first instance and as with all forms of investment, there are risks associated with online investment and speculation.

Start a Website – Starting your own website can be a great way to generate an additional income. There are a whole host of ways to monetize your website, perhaps you already have a product or service which may benefit from additional sales linked to a website. On the other hand, there are also plenty of other ways to monetize website from affiliate marketing programs to Google adsense advertising.

Stock Photography – Interested in photography? Consider joining a stock photography agency. Any time one of your images is downloaded a small revenue will be received. In addition to the revenue generated, this is a great way to promote your work and build a reputation as a photographer.

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Get a Second Job – It may sound obvious but why not consider taking up secondary employment? Taking a second job is not only a great way to boost your monthly income, in addition it may also be a chance to gain experience for a career change or simply a chance to do something completely different to the 9-5 job.

House Clearances – House clearances can be a great way of generating an additional income, in some cases you may be able to generate a fee for the clearance itself, in other cases one may need to pay for the goods to be obtained. Once an agreement has been arranged, the goods can then be sold on through a variety of methods from online auctions to the humble car boot sale.

Auctions – Getting to know your local auction house can be a great way to make some extra money, especially if you have a specialist area of knowledge. Income here can be generated either through the sale of goods, alternatively this may also be the perfect place to pick up a bargain to sell on at a profit in another auction or to a private client.

Become a Mystery Shopper – Imagine getting paid to shop, that’s exactly what a mystery shopper does. While you are unlikely to make a fortune as a mystery shopper and there is a serious side to the job like writing up reports and other admin tasks, this can be a fun way to generate an additional revenue stream.

Use Your Vehicle – Do you have access to a car, truck or van? Why not put the vehicle to use and look for opportunities such as delivery, courier services or other transport related services like house removals. This can be a great way to earn some extra money. Ensure to arrange the right kind of insurance before using a private vehicle for commercial purposes.

While the economy may be glum, for a person with an eye for an opportunity and the right motivation, there are plenty of opportunities available to generate that additional income.


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