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6 ways to earn some extra cash online

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 6:00AM Friday July 19, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

These days who couldn't use some extra cash, right? With so many options available at our fingertips online these days, it's easier than ever before to make legitimate money online. Some people make a little bit of extra cash to cover things like groceries, and others do enough to replace their entire household income. 

There are so many options out there, but are they legitimate? Let's talk about some of the legit ways you can make some extra cash online.

1. Blogging.

Setting up your own website has never been as easy as it is these days. You can easily set one up for free on a site like Wordpress.com (limits what you can do with ads), or you can go the extra step and host your own site by purchasing monthly hosting (as little as $5/mo) and get set up with Wordpress.org. 

Once you're set up on a blogging platform, have some good content and traffic hitting your site, you can make some extra cash with things like Google Adsense

2. YouTube.

Got something to say/do, and like making video? If you can get some good traction on some videos, YouTube will set up an ad revenue share with you. There are many people that just do YouTube videos on a regular basis, and make a nice chunk of change from the ad share. 

3. iTunes.

Are you a musician? Do you write music? Think about offering your songs for sale on iTunes. And if you're really brave, make some YouTube videos of yourself and your music to go along with selling the music on iTunes! And even if you're not a musician, many people do podcasts and other types of things to offer them for sale on iTunes. Browse around on iTunes - maybe you'll get inspired. Creating unique ringtones might be just the thing you like to do!

4. Digital Books.

Perhaps you like to write! Along with blogging, you should consider writing online books to publish on Kindle and Nook. You don't even need a publisher to offer digital books on these sites. All you need do is write up your book, and you can set up your book for sale online. Pretty cool, right?

5. Online Surveys.

Many people like earning some extra money by filling out online surveys. These are something easy that most can do, but it does take time and it's not always the best payout. It can take a while to land some really good, high-paying surveys, too. A couple of good survey sites are Pinecone Research, My Survey and MyPoints. 

6. Search.

Yes, you can search the internet using a site like Swagbucks.com, and earn all kinds of things from Amazon gift cards to Paypal cash. And you don't really have to do anything other than your normal every day searching. Pretty cool, right?

These are just a couple of the ways you can earn some extra cash online. Do you have any other tips for earning cash online? Tell us about it!

Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: Savings.com)