10 Ways to Make Money Online (While You’re Working)

10 Ways to Make Money Online (While You’re Working)Everyone wants to make more money, and the Internet is a virtual gold mine of opportunities. But what if you already have a job and can’t give it up to go chasing the dream of making money online? For those of you who want to keep your main job, here are ten ways to make money online while working.

Freelance Writing: If you have a job that gives you a lot of down time (like acting or driving a cab), you might consider becoming a freelance writer. Freelance writing jobs are easier to get than ever before because people are constantly building new websites and they all need content.

Book Covers: Creating “prefabricated” book covers can be a great business if you are good at graphic design. Create a hundred or so and then upload them all to a website connected to your PayPal account. You can either sell them as exclusive book covers and replace them with a new design when someone buys them, or you can sell them non-exclusively for cheap.

Transcription: Medical transcription isn’t the only kind of transcription job that is out there. There are some companies that are always hiring people to transcribe audio files from seminars, transcribe videos for closed captioning and much more. You can do this while you aren’t at work or even during your downtime if your job allows this.

Buy Items & Sell on eBay: Buying items that people are selling at yard sales or on Craigslist (check the “free” section) and then listing them on eBay will allow you to make an income while you are at work. Of course, you will have to spend some time buying items and shipping them when they are sold, but for the most part, the business runs itself.

Install Apps: Believe it or not, you could get paid for installing apps. Apps like SavvyConnect pay you up to $180 per year to keep them installed, while Nielsen Mobile Panel (the TV rating measurement) will pay you up to $50 per year to install their app and then browse the web as you normally would.

Buy Stuff Online: There are a few tools out there that will let you get money for your online buys back. Paribus is a good example. It checks your email for receipts, and when you purchase from one of the 16 retailers on their list (like Amazon and Target), you get money back.

High-frequency trading: It is perfect for you if you are a do-it-yourself type. Even though you will need to spend some time for education, you will later get an opportunity to earn substantial income spending only a couple of hours a day.

Drive for Uber/Lyft: This is definitely something that you can do if you have a job that allows you to leave at any time and come back later. For example, if you work from home, you can sign up to be an Uber driver, and when someone near your house orders an Uber (or Lyft), you just go give them a ride and then come back and keep working. Easy extra money.

Participate in Medical Testing: The key idea is to take a specific drug or do a specific treatment protocol and then submit reports once a week or so. In other words, you’ll be paid while you continue to live your normal life.

Lose Weight: Finally, if you want to make some money losing weight, trying websites like FitBit or HealthyWage is the perfect option. You get money after you lose a certain amount of weight.

What ways will you try to make money online?

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  1. I like the Pact app too – you get paid for recording trips to the gym and what you eat everyday. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’ve made $8.21. It won’t break the bank, sure, but it’s nice beer money and it gets me to go out and exercise (to work off those beer calories…lol).

  2. I personally don’t reccomend clinical trial participation as a side gig. There are few studies that are as simple as you describe, and taking an unapproved drug involves risks to your health over and above those you would face taking an approved, well-studied medication. While clinical trials are important and absolutely critical to the safety of our medicines, it’s important to really consider the risks to you before agreeing to participate in any study. Unless it’s a very simple survey study, a decision to be in a study should generally take into account more than how much money you will make by participating.

  3. Great ideas Jason! My favorite side hustle while working is freelance writing and blogging. If you don’t go out to lunch with anyone and take your lunch break alone, it’s a REALLY great way to make money online during your lunch break because you likely would just read or even work during your lunch break.
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  4. Thanks for writing about this. I’d say YES, getting free stuff online can be said to be making
    money online. Maybe not exactly the same, but somewhat similar.

  5. Great post! Really insightful. I have not monetized by blog in any way, I didn’t even know where to begin. but you’ve given some helpful tips