Allan Liwanag is a personal finance blogger who paid off at least $40K debt in 3 years by adopting simple and extreme saving techniques while ensuring his family's needs were taken care of. An analyst by day and dedicated blogger by night, he loves to share his thoughts - based on his research, personal knowledge, and experience - on topics related to family, life, and money. Allan lives with his family in Maryland, USA.
This! Handmade is now a selling point in titles and tags on Etsy due to guys like op. Right now Etsy is a side hussle for me, everything handmade right from my studio. The road that op is on is a good way to get banned by Etsy as mass produced items can only come from Etsy approved manufactoring sites. You can do 100,000 if you expand your workshop and hire more to handmake items. I target a niche, run facebook ads, shoot all the images myself, and listings. When I expand I will outsource most of that so I am able to creat and have others help. These other workers will go on the etsy page as my contributors. Etsy will catch on to Op as I dont think shareholder wish to turn it into a cheaper Ebay/shopify. But folks like Op do me a favor by adding value to handmade and my product without me doing anything but adding the tag "Handmade", "Not from China" to my titles and tags.
Freelance work online can be good work, my company hires freelancers to proofread things and there's various other similar jobs out there like that for various other tasks too. Upwork is one such website for instance. I think they bought elance and they used to be called odesk, I don't like them too much, but you can see if there are other sites out there too. The challenge is getting steady work as a freelancer.
I know that I-say and many others on this list are available in the U.S. As a quick word of caution, if you sign up for these/start taking surveys, actually be honest with your responses. Not just because it's more accurate for the researchers, but because a lot of these sites have technology to blacklist you if you fill out the surveys too quickly or they can tell you're not actually paying attention.
I run a travel business on the side. I started off with all the places I've visited since my childhood and with some help of Google, built itinerary of these places on the side. You'll start off with minimal bookings with your close relatives and friends. And with your first hand experience of having visited these places, you'll have an edge over others selling it. It'll start off slow but if you have a good network, it can pick up. Once you start making enough money, use this money to travel to new places and build an itinerary out of these again. You get to travel and explore new places plus you get to add options to your business.
Watch out though, I've read articles where drivers for these car services got screwed - They got into an accident on the way to a pickup. Their personal auto insurance wouldn't cover them because they were working for Uber, but Uber wouldn't cover them because they weren't transporting a passenger. When in doubt, ask your insurance agent to make sure that you are covered in all situations.
I tried Mechanical Turk fairly extensively back in the day, I'd say 3-4ish years ago (very rough guess), and gave up once I realized it was impossible to make more than, maybe, $2/hr on pointless, tedious activities, stuff like inputting receipts for 15 cents. Is there more dynamic work available now? What sorts of activities do you find yourself doing there? Do the employers pay more now?
↪ Earn Points(100 Points=$1) through Surveys, Offers, Tasks Offerwalls and Videos ↪ Site was established in 2007. ↪ International - Most earning opportunities are for US,UK,CA, AU and Europe. ↪ Rewards are processed instantly to 24 hrs depending on your account level. ↪ Tons of Rewards from $5 Paypal, $2 Amazon Gift Cards, Prepaid Visa GC and hundreds name brand store gift cards.
As I have stated in my other posts, this is not a definitive list of everything a person can do online by any means. Do your own research on the subs I list, use Google, ask other people, and find what works for you. What I talk about works well for me, my family, and my schedule. Below I will explain why I chose this as a way to make money, provide a quick recap of the revenue streams that I have found to work, and provide payment proof for what I can.
Return on Time: 3.5/5.0- Their payrate isn’t overwhelming- the average per hour hovers around $3. Depending on the user’s activity on the website, it can take anywhere from a couple of days to as long as a month just to earn CashCrate’s cash-out amount of $20. You certainly won’t be making top-dollar with this site, but despite their low pay they do pay their members consistently.
Is it a survey? If it's a raffle, you will just get downvoted to oblivion here. Most people here don't like raffles. If it's a guaranteed payout and pays decently, then it will be well received here. However, I don't recommend posting it on here. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scammers here who will try to do your survey multiple times. I suggest taking it to a different subreddit, or an alternative site such as mTurk.
There have been some reports of technical glitches on the site preventing users from receiving their earnings, but customers services are contactable and said to clear up most issues for workers. Valued Opinions has a unique “badge” program, allowing its most active members to work up five levels of achievement from bronze through silver, gold and platinum to the top tier of diamond, by carrying out extra mini tasks.
You said that you didn't have good results with Opinion Outpost... it really depends on a lot of things. Your demographics - age, race, income, level of education, where you live, if you have kids, the things you buy, if you're a student, if you're employed (and what you do for a living) and so on. It's worth it to fill out as much of your profile as they provide, because that lets them target you when a survey requiring X, Y and Z comes in. If you're not particularly useful you might not get many surveys assigned to you, or if you're like 75% of the rest of their panel then maybe the surveys you qualify for are filled up before you ever see it. Some panels also have varying levels of support. Inevitably something will go wrong with a 30 minute survey and you don't get your points and depending on the site they may fix it quickly, slowly, or not at all.
"Hello, you're receiving this payment since you participated in the tracking code task.Many participants felt led to believe they would be paid $10. To prevent false submissions, I had put in a measure to pay $.18 per validated code. The measure's mention in the text was not up-front and center, and I failed to communicate my payment plan effectively -- especially with the title simplified as "$10 task". I'm very sorry for this.As part of the /r/beermoney community, it was never my intention for people to feel cheated -- especially since this was to be a recurring task on /r/beermoney. However, it's clear I failed here.Over 300 people participated, and I'm paying everyone $5 to mitigate some of the damage I've done.I plan to post more <5min copy/paste tasks in the future, and I will make absolute sure the payment terms are clear.I appreciate each of you for participating.Please feel free to send questions/feedback to me at /u/jollyroger."
Velasquez says our information could be used for questionable studies or sold to health insurers, for example. Or it could be stolen, which is a risk with any website that stores personal data. Most of the information we gave away seemed harmless — our shopping habits and travel plans, for example. But information like your birthdate could be used with other stolen data to take your identity. So keep that in mind as you’re answering questions.