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Making some extra cash doesn’t actually have to be that complicated. As someone who’s been immersed in the field of online income generation for nearly two decades now, I can tell you that it takes some work. However, there are several clear paths forward. At the end of the day, it all boils down to what your goals are and just how much you’re looking to automate your income.
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Could you make an extra $200 per month? Sure. How about an extra $1000 per month? How would that change your life? To most, it would make a monumental difference. But what if we were talking thousands more per month or even tens of thousands more? How would that alter the trajectory of your life? Clearly, you can make real money with just some internet access. You just have to decide how much of your time it’s worth.
While we all have some extra time, it often doesn’t feel like it. But it also doesn’t take too much effort to make some extra dough on the side with some home jobs. We’re not talking about millions upon millions here — we’re mostly talking about doing small, bite-sized projects to generate some extra income. And depending on your skill set, you could easily make a few hundred dollars or even a few extra thousand per month with remote work.
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1. Become a virtual assistant.
One easy way to earn money from home is to help others complete tasks as a virtual assistant. If you’re highly organized and can properly manage your time, then becoming a virtual assistant presents a low-friction entry point into the digital services industry. You can easily perform these functions with remote work no matter where you live.
Finding a remote job as a virtual assistant can be easily done through sites like Upwork, Indeed.com and Remote.co . Search the existing job postings and create bids. You’ll need effective communication skills and fluency in English and popular web and business software applications.
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2. Sell stuff on eBay or Craigslist.
A large subset of our society is earning a full-time income by selling items on Craigslist and eBay. You can do this by selling your own items, or you can help sell items for other people and take a small commission. Selling on eBay offers more friction than Craigslist and you’ll need to establish solid reviews …….