7+ ways to make extra income onlineRecently, I was part of a discussion on a forum, the topic of the discussion….

Can you make good money on the side, while keeping your job and without making any changes to your schedule?

You can make some pretty good cash on the side doing your day job or studying or just being at home taking care of the family.

Everybody has the need of some extra cash at some point.

Whether it is something, you want to save for future or build a small emergency fund or even, spend on something you like.

There are many side hustles or side gigs which you can do to supplement the income but the ones which I am going to tell you are the ones which do not need a commitment, you can do them once or keep doing them if you like.

You will not get rich with these, but it definitely would be some extra cash in your pocket. Who does not like that??

Micro Tasks

Micro Tasks are the gigs which you can squeeze in any tight schedule or some free time. The tasks are diverse like editing, writing, image tagging, but the best part is these can be done by anybody and don’t take much time.

It can be a perfect fit for your weekend or break times.

The tasks are mostly open for international workers and are offered by the companies like Crowdflower and Amazon Mechanical Turk.


Website Testing

Usability testing is something where you test the functionality of the website or app. This has become increasingly popular, and the work itself is quite simple.

Don’t worry you don’t have to be a developer or a techie for this gig. You just have to check the working of the different pages or the sections of the website and give the feedback. The same applies for testing the functioning of apps.

Most of the usability testing companies recruit testers around the world. You can sign up for the companies like Analysia, Userfeel, Whatusersdo, TrymyUI, Usertesting.

You usually earn $10 to test a website.



You can put your researching skills to work and get paid. Web researching has taken momentum recently, and many companies are offering researcher jobs. One such company is Wonder.

You fill out a form and give a sample research work, and if approved you become a Wonder researcher.

Clickworker also offers some research jobs like data tagging, web research.

Other than this, there are many researching opportunities on freelancing websites like Freelancer.com, Fiverr.com.

You can earn up to $16 per question working for Wonder.



Chat or forum moderator monitors the posts, chats or social media and implements the rules and takes care of spam. It is not a techie job and can be done from anywhere, and you do not need prior experience for this.

This role is very suitable to those who enjoy being social and participate in forum discussions, social media and chat rooms.

You can apply for this role at ICUC, Modsquad, Emoderation.


Chat agent

Have you ever visited a website and suddenly a pop up comes up with the chat agent?

With more and more companies becoming more prominent on the web, chat agents are becoming more frequent when you visit a website. They are the first point of contact with the company, if a user wants to find out anything. You can think of it like online customer service.

Some positions might need prior experience and some skills but generally, if you are computer savvy then getting a chat agent role is possible.

Needle, Apple hire work-at-home chat agents.


Search and Earn

Do you know that you can earn some extra cash while doing your usual searches on the web?

Instead of using Google or Bing as a search engine, you can use Swagbucks and InboxDollars.

I make around $100 from Swagbucks totally passive, just from doing searches. The best part is you can do these while doing other things.

You simply have to use their search engines to surf the web. So, keep doing what you do and make money on side, How cool is that!!!


Forum posting

Did you know that forum posting can give you some extra cash?

You can comment and participate in conversations and make some money from it. No prior experience is required, but grammar is the basic requirement.

If you are already a member of some forums and enjoy the discussions and networking, then this will be FUN rather than being a job.

So, where do you find forum posting jobs, go to Indeed, PaidForumPosting.



This is a fun way to earn money and companies like Rev recruits without any experience and, can be a good place to start if you are new to this.

If you can type and follow some instructions, then you can try this side gig. Captioning, especially video captioning, is merely transcribing the video content.

Other companies like VITAC might require some experience, but Rev does recruit newbies.

You can earn up to minimum $250 a month working for Rev.



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I know nobody believes that you can make money from surveys, but you can make some nice side income from these. This is not a job but sure can be your extra money maker.

Now, it’s not only the surveys you can do to make money, but you can also watch videos, do some micro jobs, download apps and much more. These are not huge money makers but can be good opportunities for your break times.

Some of the survey sites which are legitimate and pay decent money are VIPVoice, Harris Poll Online, Survey Club, Clear Voice Surveys, Product Report Card. More sites for my Australian readers, Valued Opinions, PureProfile, TolunaSurveys.

If you sign up most of them, you can make up to $200 a month. Awesome, right!!

There could be other opportunities out in the market, but the above can also add some great value to your side income.

Now, get ready to start hustling!!!


What are the other ways you can make extra income?











About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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