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10 Ways to Make Extra Money this Year

10 Ways to Make Extra Money This Year

There are great ways to supplement your income from the comfort of your very own home. Online job opportunities are varied and you can find work that will not only help you earn some extra cash, but can also provide opportunities to master a new skill or utilize your expertise or interests.

So, whether you are looking to add a few dollars to your bank account to pay off some debt, save for a vacation, or if you are in-between jobs and need some cash, these resources can help you get you on your way to making money today.


  1. Test Websites & Apps

Businesses that are creating new apps or launching new websites will pay you to provide feedback about their functionality and design.  Two sites that offer these types of jobs are UserTesting and Analysia.

UserTesting – UserTesting pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud. Get $10 via PayPal for every 20-minute video you complete.

Analysia –Complete tasks per instructions on a website. This session will be recorded, your screen and audio will be saved. Tasks typically take about 15 minutes. Get paid $10 via Paypal.


  1. Take Surveys

Survey sites abound on the internet and you can make money offering your opinion on any number of topics for market research.  Here are several of my favorite survey sites:

Branded Surveys – Branded surveys offers a variety of surveys every day that you can qualify for easily and they pay fairly well. With a low cash out of $10, you can quickly make a few bucks every week.

Vindale Research – Vindale Research has some of the highest paying surveys in the industry. Sign up today and get a $2 bonus and get matched with surveys right away.

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  1. Create Slogans for Businesses

Think you might have a knack for writing creative slogans? Put your creativity to work by writing catchy slogans for companies and get paid.

SloganSlingers – Compete in slogan contests for companies. Winners make between $200-$999 per contest.

GetaSlogan – Sign up for a free account and submit slogans for as many slogan contests as you would like. As you win slogan contests or make it to the final round, your level will improve. The level is important because contests with higher rewards are only available to writers with higher levels.


  1. Tutor

Are you good at helping students with homework in a particular subject or subjects?  Are you a college graduate or have expertise in an area of study? If so, online tutoring may be a good way to make some extra cash.

Chegg Tutors – Chegg online tutors make $20+ an hour.  Work with all student levels: middle and high school, college students and professionals. Chegg is also very flexible and tutors choose when they work. – To become a tutor at you must be able to tutor at least five hours a week. Applicants must be a college sophomore or higher, or have a degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian University.


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  1. Proofread

Are you a great editor and an ace at grammar?  Online proofreading/editing jobs will pay you to help polish content, including looking for and correcting typographical errors in grammar, style and spelling. – Apply for online proofreading jobs with competitive pay.

Gramlee – Gramlee is looking for work from home editors. Gramlee’s editors edit for structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, brevity, and overall readability.


  1. Get Paid to Answer Questions & Share Your Expertise

If you have expert knowledge in a particular field, these sites will pay you to answer customer’s questions.

JustAnswer – Apply to be an expert in one of 175+ categories. Application includes submitting a diploma, state license, or certification in the area(s) you choose.

PrestoExperts – Get paid to answer questions online, through e-mail, or via phone. PrestoExperts specializes in tutoring, counseling, technology and programming, as well as many others to choose from.


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  1. Work as a Transcriptionist

If you are good typist and are accurate you can earn money transcribing audio clips in your free time. – Transcribers start at $20 per audio hour.  No experience is necessary and TranscribeMe has a free training program. – hires freelance transcriptionists, caption writers and translators.  Transcriptionists make up to $0.65 per audio minute and caption writers make up to $0.75 per audio minute.


  1. Become and E-Juror

Individuals serve as mock jurors to give an attorney the opportunity to “pre-try” the case before it goes to trial in front of an actual jury at the courthouse.

eJury – Qualifications include be at least 18 years of age; be a citizen of the United States; be able to read and write; have never been convicted of a felony; among others.

OnlineVerdict – Online Jurors and review cases for payment of $20 to $60 per case. Sign up in the juror database and when your profile matches a lawyer’s need you will be invited to provide feedback on cases.


  1. Grade English Proficiency Tests

Scoring English proficiency tests of foreign students is another great way to earn extra cash on the side. Scorers can make up to $25 an hour.  Graders must have a four-year college degree and pass proficiency tests and other training.

EditFast – Must have a 4-year degree in any subject and pass English grammar, spelling, and syntax tests and provide a written essay.  Pays $18-$25 an hour.


  1. Record Voice-Overs

Why not put your voice to work for you? There is a market for voice-over work for a variety of different projects from audio books, movie trailers, documentaries and variety of business needs. Check out these sites that help connect you with voice over work: – allows you to create a free profile and voice demo for those looking for voice over talent. Members can also search for jobs and submit audition recordings for voice over work.

VoiceBunny – Successful applicants will have samples of their work shared with thousands of clients. Voice artists can set their own rates.


What are some of the unique ways you will be making money online or from home this year?  I’d love to hear from you!

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