It takes time and energy to make money online, especially with writing. But, there are a bunch of things one can do to supplement their writing income. Luckily, the Internet has a plethora of ways to make money on the side!
One thing many writers don’t think about is the help they can give to college students. Term papers, theses, essays and reports all need to be written and students often don’t have a lot of time. They appreciate being able to have a competent writer help them out. Put up ads on college bulletin boards and CraigsList.
There’s also grant and proposal writing. Make an ad on CraigsList. Companies often would rather pay someone to write a decent grant or proposal than take a chance on an employee doing a good job on it.
There’s also a need for e-jury participants. Students from colleges take part in mock trials online and they frequently need jurors, and the college pays. It isn’t a lot, but it can all add up. Look at ejury.com and trialjuries.com.
Make Money on the Side This Way
Selling photos is a great way to make money online. Put every photo taken on one of the sites that sell and show photos for people, like fotolia, Dreamstime.com, Shutterstock.com, BigStockPhoto.com and flickr.
Online tutoring is also a good way to make some extra cash. High school and college students both need help from time to time, and expertise can be shared for a price. Try looking at e-Tutor.com, SmartThinking.com and Tutor.com.
Giving lessons working computer programs is another money-maker. Know how to work Excel spreadsheets, or photoshop 7? Share the knowledge and it can bring in some bucks. Advertise on sites like CraigsList.
There are also sites that pay for reading emails, taking surveys and eBay auction writing. Be creative and see what can be done with a little ingenuity.