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Using Spare Time Wisely to Make More Money.

There are many people out there who are not satisfied with the income they are making and feel that they can contribute more to the family budget. Also, many of them simply complain about not making enough money, but are not doing anything to change the situation. Most of them believe that their lack of time is something that prevents them from having an extra job, but nothing can be further from the truth.

writing can make you extra money in your free time

With the breakthroughs in the digital communications and the availability of Internet access, there are actually quite a few jobs that can be done from the comfort of our homes and which don’t necessarily require any particular skills. What’s more, you can decide how much you want to work and when, which is a great advantage. So, what can someone with some spare time do to boost the family budget?

Doing surveys and micro jobs

With so many companies being interested in customer feedback on their products, services or websites, it’s no surprise that there’s an increasing demand for people willing to complete surveys and give their opinion on various matters. For example, if you have a computer and like giving your opinion and answering questions, you might want to try to make money online by doing surveys from home in your free time. Don’t expect to make a fortune, but you can be rewarded with cash or gift cards for the effort you put.

Also, you might want to look into the option of getting some other micro job in order to receive a small fee for a small task. These jobs include both online and real-world tasks, such as being involved in crowdsourcing projects, website usability testing or finding the people offering the services your client needs. Again, you won’t be making a lot of money (hence “micro” jobs), but you’ll be able to supplement your regular income.

Write articles or blogging

This is another option for those who have some time to spare and some knowledge about a particular field. If you belong to this category, you might consider writing as a potential source of additional income. What’s important here is to understand that you need to write about the topics you know about and to have some talent and skills for writing. Depending on the topic, your texts might attract a very small or a huge number of people.

There are websites that pay for articles on different topics. The money depends on the topic, the length of the article and the quality of your writing. You can expect around $50 per article, with the money on your bank account in a matter of days.

Alternatively, you can start your own blog or find a company looking for someone to write regular blog posts for their website. If you decide to set up your own blog, you need to be aware that any potential income will depend solely on the number of people reading it, which means you need to provide entertaining and/or informative content and advertise your blog heavily. Also, you need to be patient, since it takes quite a lot of time before your efforts are rewarded with cash, which usually comes through some advertising arrangements.

Video games

Believe it or not, but it’s actually possible to make money by playing games. Of course, you need to be good at it and passionate about the world of gaming in order to stand out from the thousands of other people who feel the same. It’s quite time-consuming, which means that people with families and children might not be best suited for the job.

However, if you have a lot of time to spare, you might make some extra cash by having fun. You could stream your gameplay in real-time and try to attract a large number of viewers (which you can monetize with ads) or even have a loyal audience, who would provide donations and subscriptions. As you can see, it’s not that easy, since you need thousands of regular viewers to actually start making money.

Video games are a great way to make money

Additionally, you could write guides or upload video guides to YouTube. What you need to be aware of is the fact that your guides have to offer something that other similar projects don’t if you want people to return to you for help in the future. A similar thing can be done by creating podcasts about gaming. For those extremely good at particular games, there’s an option to enter competitions for prizes, but that money is reserved for the best of the lot.


There are many ways to add to your budget, even without leaving your room, but you need to be willing to put in some time and effort. Depending on the amount and type of work you do, your financial situation might improve a bit or sufficiently enough that you can really feel satisfied you took the chance to earn some extra cash.

Victoria Lawes

Victoria is a Marketing Strategist who loves working with driven, creative, and passionate entrepreneurs. She is also an enthusiastic writer who follows latest marketing and technology trends to get a glimpse of the future.

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