Saving money is something that virtually everyone has to look to do at some point, but despite this it can often prove to be a challenge for people.
The good thing is though that the internet provides us with potential ways of boosting our savings, so that we can get closer to realising our financial aims, and this article will list a few of the best of them.
1. Website testing
There are companies that will pay people money to test out websites so that they can get feedback about how easy they are to use and how effectively they achieve their goals.
Perhaps the most notable of these is a site called User Testing, which will pay those who sign up to it anything up to $10 a time for conducting these tests.
You will generally need a microphone to record your experiences as you navigate the sites, but the work is simple and takes around 15-20 each time.
2. Start a blog
Blogging presents you with the opportunity to write regularly about a subject of your choice that you are knowledgeable about – and earn yourself extra money in the process.
The way that most bloggers earn money from their writing is by adding adverts to the sites that pay out every time someone clicks on them, but you can also do so by writing paid advertising posts.
You will need to write regularly – at least three times per week – if you want to get people visiting your blog though.
3. Enter competitions
This might seem like it would be a pretty dicey way of earning additional income, but there are people out there who are actually able to make a full-time living from it.
This is known as ‘comping’, but if you want to have that kind of cash coming in from your competition entries then you need to enter a fair few.
It is believed that the UK offers around 30,000 at all times, so you just need to get out there and find them – some have prize money of more than £50,000, meaning you can earn enough for a year or more with a single major win.
4. Sell on eBay
If you have clutter hanging around the house, then a site such as eBay will be the ideal way to transform it into much-needed extra cash. However obscure the item, the chances are that someone on this site will want it.
Furthermore, you can use the auction process if you want to maximise what you make from your items. You may even adopt this as a job, by buying items in bulk before selling, but make sure you take decent photos to upload, as this is essential to making the sale.
5. Game online
There are a few different ways that you can make money through online gaming, but the most popular is probably playing the gambling games at online casino or bingo sites. Most of these sites will offer free promotions that increase your chances of winning some cash and – if you know your poker or bingo – this can be a really fun way of making money.
Furthermore, with mobile casinos now available, you can play on the go using your phone.
Why not try out some of these ideas and give your bank balance a welcome boost.
Tarik Pierce is the founder of InvestorTrip.com and regularly contributes articles to this website.
While living overseas, he uses PureVPN for a low cost VPN service.
He recommends Bluehost for setting up your own personal and/or business blog.
While his background is mostly related to trading stocks, he recently gained interest in real estate crowdfunding with Fundrise.