Did you know that 36% of the US workforce, a total of roughly 57.3 million people, freelanced in 2017?
This number is expected to grow, as it’s predicted that 7.6 million Americans will be working in the on-demand economy regularly by 2020.
If you’re looking to earn cash by participating in the gig economy, you’re not alone, and the numbers show that there are many ways to make it work in your favor.
Whether you want to transition from a full-time job to freelancing or are simply looking for ways to turn your online activities into extra cash, here are three of the best ways for you to do so.
Get Paid To Write
You probably already spend at least a few hours online each day interacting with content, meaning you probably have a good idea of the style of writing you could contribute to other websites.
If you have at least a small number of writing abilities, there are actually a lot of ways in which you can get paid to write online.
Certain online content writing websites will act as an agent of sorts, meaning they will work as a middleman and take a cut for finding a buyer for your articles or other content.
You’ll be expected to write articles, blogs, newsletters and possibly even social media posts, but it’s proven to be a lucrative side-hustle for many.
Selling Your Skills On Fiverr
Everybody’s got a skill, and Fiverr has quickly become one of the world’s largest marketplaces for making money by selling small services and gigs.
Contrary to its name, you don’t have to sell a gig for only $5.
You can set your own price for anything you want to sell, such as social media posts, photography sessions, writing reviews, or even playing a prank on someone.
You may be able to show off your professional skills to, with experienced PR experts, social media managers and more than happy to allow some of their skills to be bought for just $5.
Many people all over the world have found Fiverr, and small gigs like this, to be a decent way to generate a reasonable income, and it’s an easy way to make money for an everyday activity or passion you might not otherwise get paid to do.
Get Paid To Literally Use The Internet
Now, this one sounds too good to be true, but it’s a legitimate way in which modern-day hustlers are earning extra cash.
Apps like SwagBucks will allow you to install a browser plug-in on your computer in order to earn redeemable SwagBucks for completing surveys, watching videos, or shopping and browsing online.
Other sites like Smart Panel will pay you simply for installing the app and keeping it on your phone, and then you’ll receive payouts of up to $110 in 12 months and up to $230 in 24 months simply for using your phone.
Stay Focused On The Big Picture
When working to make an income online through everyday activities and tasks, the key is to look at the bigger picture.
Don’t focus on the amount earned for each task and instead set a goal based on what you can do over a period of months or a year.
With the freedom to work from wherever you want, set your own hours, or even save a little extra cash for an upcoming vacation, selling your skills and services online for things you’d probably already be doing anyway is a great way to maximize your time and income.