50 Ideas To Earn Money In 2017

Need some ideas to earn some extra money? Would 50 ideas to earn money in 2017 help you to get started?

Finding extra ways to earn yourself some extra money can be taxing in itself (that is a pun on money, tax….) you can spend ages looking at different ways to earn yourself an extra revenue visiting lots of different websites, reading blog posts, posting on forums and watching videos on YouTube. It can get boring, and if anything, it can you put you off actually starting any ideas that you are thinking about putting into action.

So, with all that in mind, I have put together a quick list of 50 ways to earn money in 2017 that you can spend a little bit of time reading, a little of bit of time researching and then a LOT of time actively putting some of these ideas into action if any of them spark an interest inside of you.

50 Ideas To Earn Money In 2017

 

Ebooks

Earning money from ebooks is now possible for anyone who wishes to write a book and release it through the self-publishing platform that is Amazon KDP.  We have a whole section dedicated to writing ebooks, you can start here.

There have been some huge success stories in the world of self-publishing recently, from earning $1000 per month to $ 40,000, some of the numbers being quoted have been massive!

You can read some of these stories in our success stories section here.

Sell your Ebooks abroad

On top of selling ebooks in your own country via Amazon (and in the relative supported countries e.g. Australia, Canada etc.) how about expanding your selling platform on an even larger scale?

I signed up to a publishing company in China and have now sold approx 1200 books at the time of writing. The best part? The publishing company do all the translations for you for free and you just split the royalties with them!

You can read about my story here.

Ghostwriting

Have a flair for writing but not confident enough to write your own ebooks? There is a big demand now for ghostwriters and you can sign up to platforms such as www.Freelancer.com or www.Upwork.com to offer your services.

When selling your services, you can either agree on a per word deal or a flat fee per book, changing the fee depending on the size of the book e.g. 200 pages at a set rate, then charge more 300 pages etc.

A lot of authors on the Amazon platform hire ghostwriters to write their books, we have a great article here detailing how Karla-Marie publishing has earned over $100,000 in profits by NOT writing ebooks. You can read the article here.

Successful author? Coach others

Have you sold a lot of books yourself? Perhaps in both digital and print? Then why not offer a service where you can help other budding authors write ebooks and sell them on the the Amazon KDP platform.

You can either charge a one-time fee for coaching them, a per session fee or set up a course that other people can enrol in for a set amount where you can teach them about all you know over a set amount of videos.

Proofreading

If you are well versed in your language and love spotting grammatical errors, it could be a good idea for you to obtain qualifications in proofreading and then offer your services to indie authors who are looking to have their manuscripts proofread before uploading their finished work to Amazon KDP.

Proofreading can offer great rates of pay and if you can build up your client base you can earn yourself a fantastic regular extra income. I have published several ebooks via Amazon and I have used www.WendyProof.co.uk to arrange proofreading on my ebooks and the results have been well worth the money.

Drive for Uber / Lyft

Looking to earn an extra income by becoming a ride share driver?

You can now pursue this idea very easily by signing up with either Uber or Lyft. A big advantage point to becoming a ride share driver as a side income on top of your normal working role of employment is that you get to choose the hours that you work, meaning the role is as flexible as you desire. Off course, the more hours you drive the higher the income should be.

We have a whole section dedicated to driving to Uber here to help get you started.

Source products from China on and sell on Amazon

Sourcing products from China to sell on Amazon can be a very lucrative business if you can crack it.

This business model can be a tough nut to crack but there are plenty of success stories starting to come to light where people are earning on average 5 figures per month!

It is a simple enough process, look through a few niches on Amazon and list some products that you would be interested in sourcing and selling, visit a website such as www.Alibaba.com in China, find a manufacturer and then work out if you can purchase the product for a cheap enough price to enable you to make a profit. It is, more in depth than that due to the way the Amazon marketplace platform works and it does require a lot of hard work but the rewards can be huge.

We have a whole section dedicated to this idea here to help get you started.

Source products in China for others to sell

Have you managed to crack the Amazon code and been able to buy and sell products from China? If yes, and you can back this up with plenty of proof (without giving away your actual items that you are selling) why not start a service finding profitable items for other people to sell on Amazon and then charging a set fee for your services?

Finding the right products to sell along with sourcing the items in China can be a very daunting prospect for most people, and that stops them even pursuing the venture and they stop before they even make a start….this is where you can come in!  Find a niche product, find a manufacturing company in China and then make it is as easy as possible for your client to have the potential to earn some money, all for a set fee.

Become an Amazon seller – buy from shops/online and sell on Amazon

Have you heard of Amazon arbitrage? Basically, it is a simple case of buy low, sell high and again involves Amazon.

With this idea, you can look at well-known shops such as Tesco, Asda etc. in the UK and Target, Walmart etc. in the USA as well looking online to find products being sold by big retailers who are selling certain products that are cheaper to buy from them than what Amazon are currently selling them for. Sounds a bit crazy, I know, but it is true, a LOT of products are available for you to purchase in your local stores that are being sold much cheaper than what Amazon are selling the exact same product for online!

Why do people buy the products that are more expensive on Amazon? I think it just boils down to convenience, and Amazon can sell products for a higher price than local high street chains as they offer a very convenient way to shop for millions of shoppers through their website and app, people can just open up the app via their smartphone and order a product from their comfort of their own home. Nice and easy!

You find out more in our dedicated Amazon sellers section here.

Sell your expertise on Freelance sites

Do you have an expertise you can sell? Perhaps you are an ace at writing killer content or can build great landing pages for websites?

There are now so many opportunities available to sell your expertise and services via websites such as www.Freelancer.com , www.Fiverr.com , www.Upwork.com etc.

If you can build up your feedback and establish a great name for yourself on these marketplace platforms then you should be able to create a regular extra income for yourself.

We have a section dedicated to earning money from your expertise here.

Cashback sites

OK, so this option means you have to spend a bit a of money BUT if you are already planning to spend money on certain items e.g. Christmas and Birthday items then I would advise you to use a cashback site.

Not sure what a cashback site is?  Basically, you sign up to a service such as www.TopCaashBack.co.uk and search for the retailer that you were planning to shop with, if that company is listed, you then click on a link and shop as you normally would, only this time you get a percentage of your shopping costs back and receive a credit against your cashback account.

It is a great way to get money back on items that you were already intending to purchase, in fact, I do it a lot, up to this moment I have currently earned over £1700 through shopping via cashback!

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Learn a new expertise and sell services around it

Ok, so this also applies to using freelancer sites but you can also place ads and listings on Craigslist etc as well to earn yourself an extra income. If you really believe that you do not have any skills to sell currently, and I am sure that you probably do, why not look to invest in yourself and learn a new skill via an online course or night school? You can easily learn a skill such as WordPress / Web Design in no time at all now and once you have covered the basics and developed some confidence you can then take that investment and starting placing adverts offering your services and charging fees for your time.

You can learn plenty of skills from places such as www.Lynda.com and www.Udemy.com

Have a successful experience? become a coach!

Have you had a successful experience in a certain industry? Perhaps you have decades of experience in your field of expertise or perhaps you have started a business from scratch and then sold it for a hefty profit? If you have had any type of successful experience in your life you can become a coach!

I am not a fan of life coaches, most of them have never even run a business or anything to really cement their place as a coach to any degree, but if you can walk the walk and talk the talk you can then advise others on how to implement your successful tactics into their own lives by coaching them, and of course, you get to charge the person that you are coaching a set fee.

You can sign up to a service to offer your coaching skills on sites such as www.Coach.me

Been a success? – create a website around your success and sell courses to others

This follows on from coaching method suggestion but takes it to another level, again if you have had success in your life and can prove it with plenty of great advice, stats and figures how about starting your own full-time consultancy time business with your own website.

Through the website, you can create courses where people can sign up to access this information via a private member’s only forum where you can present videos and information webinars to them.

You can charge any interested parties a monthly or annual fee for this information, just remember to provide not just good but excellent information with killer content and a professional looking service to keep people coming back month after month.

Have a big following on social media? – help others

Do you have a huge following on social media? Perhaps you are a Twitter ninja or huge on Instagram? Some people seem to have a real knack of making social media work for them and can easily attract new followers and easily interact with other people and not just shout and sell all time….

If you are successful with making the social media game work for you then why not create a company advising others how to make social media work for them? Perhaps you can even tweet etc. on their behalf?  You can charge a monthly fee with various levels of payment fees depending on how much work you do on their behalf or just charge a one-time consultancy fee for advising people on how to make social media work for them and their own business.

We have an article here on how you can help social media work for you.

Create courses on Udemy

Creating courses to sell on Udemy can be a real big money spinner! If you get it right it can bring in 4 figures on a monthly basis which would be passive income.  People like Rob Cubbon www.RobCubbon.com have had excellent success on Udemy from creating and selling courses, it is real hard work but if you can build up a big enough student base the returns can be well worth it.

Remember, the content needs to be excellent, you will be charging for the material that you are selling to students on the Udemy platform so you will want to avoid any complaints. Think of this way, if you were purchasing a course, what would you want it to be like?

Treat others like how you would like to be treated. If people are spending their hard earned money on a course, make sure it meets their expectations and over delivers in value.

You can sign up here www.Udemy.com

Buy on eBay – Sell on Amazon

Yep this actually happens! Products on eBay are being sold for cheaper than what Amazon sells them for. Again, it seems to boil down to the convenience of ordering from Amazon, I know that you can also easily order from eBay through their own app, but Amazon has become an online market beast and appears to have over taken eBay when it comes to consumers purchasing their products online or via the apps on their smartphone, and off course Amazon Prime really is an excellent service with their next day delivery service.

Search through items on Amazon and then hop over to eBay, narrow down some niches and then try and find products that are cheaper to buy on eBay and then resell them on Amazon. It takes some time to locate some bargains but you will need to spend some time searching and you will find a few to buy and sell – it just takes a some effort.

Have a successful online business?  Create a podcast around the content

Have you been able to succesfully launch a business and sell it? or create a regular income from a big side hustle?

Can you apply that experience and create a podcast around the business category and help advise other people about what they should do to apply the same principles and ideas to their own lives so that can follow your advice and footsteps?

Showing people what works by offering advice in the form of a podcast is potentially an excellent way to earn an additional income, if the podcast becomes popular enough you can look to obtain a sponsorship and perhaps then even release an ebook to go with the advice that you are providing people.

Profit from rates of exchange – find weak rate of exchange and buy products in those countries

This method can help you source products from anywhere in the world where a countries rate of exchange has taken a hit and become weak through various reasons, this opens up a door to import products at cheap prices and depending on the country you live in, could also open up the door exporting.

First up, let’s take a look at my own currency here in the UK, the GBP £ has not been in a great position against the USD $ recently, it feels like a lifetime ago that it was an amazing $2 to the £1… I have recently seen it drop to about 1.22 at one point…sad days, but I have still been shipping plenty of classic cars from the USA to the UK, that market seems to be holding up well and is consistent due to so many enthusiastic people looking to join the classic American car lifestyle, so you how can take advantage of a weak pound to the dollar?

Exports!

If it is more expensive for people in the UK to purchase cars from the USA, think of the flip side, it has now become cheaper for people in the USA to purchase cars in the UK!I have been shipping lots of classic Land Rovers and Mini vehicles to the USA, our American cousins love these Iconic British cars.

You can read more about this method here.

Import old vehicles (USA / UK)

Both the UK and USA have a rule where if you import a vehicle over a certain age where you can obtain a reduction in the import taxes payable – and this is where your profit is made.

For the UK, to obtain the ruling, the vehicle that you are importing into the country needs to be over 30 years of age and have no substantial changes to the engine, chassis, brakes or steering. The import duty is then reduced to zero and the VAT rate will be just 5%

For the USA, the vehicle must be over 25 years of age, have a matching engine and chassis and then the import rate is just a flat 2.5%

Get searching for a classic car! There is money to be made.

Selling cars to other countries

It is amazing how certain cars are loved and adored in certain countries, for example, in my day job I am a freight forwarder, I ship a lot of Mini and Land Rover vehicles from the UK to the USA, it seems that these British-made cars are well thought of the USA and I would imagine that love all stems back to the British invasion a few years back, when that little band called The Beatles made such an impact in the USA. It is amazing to see certain cars on the roads in certain countries.

Take some time to do some investigation and see if there are any niche related areas of certain cars being loved in certain countries, the people that I do work for in the UK place their ads on Ebay.com so people in the USA see the listings, once the cars are purchased they are then shipped out by sea to their new owner.

Rent out your drive way

Do you live close to a national stadium, a busy tourist area or a really over populated area in general? If the answer is yes to these questions if could be a great idea for you to rent out your driveway out to other people looking to park their motor vehicle in your location.

The rates of pay can be excellent for this money making idea, if you have space on your drive then why not rent it out?

You can sign up to this service here https://www.justpark.com

Are you a trucker or freight forwarder?  Register on Uship

Uship is a great marketplace for truck drivers, removal men and freight forwarders to obtain more work. The website and app works like this, basically, people and companies looking to move items such as household goods, cars, motorcycles, boats etc both inland and overseas, list their items and then truckers and freight forwarders place bids on the listings to try and win the auction and obtain the contract to transport and ship the goods.

I had some great success with Uship, you can read the article that I published here giving more details.

You can sign up to Uship here www.Uship.com

Niche website / Affiliate marketing

Earning money from niche websites is BIG business now,  lots of people are jumping on this huge money making idea. The idea behind a earning an additional income from a niche website is building all your content around one particular subject and then look to earn money by placing affiliate links to items that you are are writing about.  Most people use Amazon affiliate links as their main source of income and most popular types of articles are “best of” or “how to” both of which can generate a lot of traffic via search engines when put together the right way.

We have a whole section dedicated to earning money from niche websites here.

Air BnB

The hotel industry did not see Air BnB coming and now the whole industry has been disrupted in a HUGE way. Have you used Air BnB before?  Basically, if you have a spare bedroom in your house you can sign up to the service, it is that simple.

People use the Air BnB app to find cheap (at least cheaper than a hotel room) accommodation in the area that they are looking to stay in, it could be for one night or perhaps even a week, when they find the ideal room or apartment they will hire the premises for their required length of time.

You can always get an idea of the going rate in your area by looking for listings that are already on the app, this gives you an idea on how much you should charge for each night to be competitive and hopefully secure a few bookings.

Make you sure you are a brilliant host! The better the feedback you get the more likely people will make a booking with you. Air BnB can be an excellent source of income and can generate 5 figures a year in some popular towns and cities.

Sign up to Air BnB here www.AirBnB.com

Create an app

If you dont have a smartphone and have never downloaded an app….I will be amazed. There millions of apps available now across both Google Play and Apple’s App Store – which means if you can create an app that is better than the competition you have a great chance to earn yourself an extra income, which will also be a passive income.

Off course, you will now need to really inventive and creative, most of the best ideas have already been taken but there is always a surprise hit that pop’s up across the app stores, perhaps your app could be the next suprise big hit.

You create a free app to test the water  https://www.appmakr.com/

Dog walking

Dog Walking can offer a great additional monthly income – if you like dogs off course! So many people are working longer hours now which means that their dogs will need walking at least once, possibly twice, per day.

You can consider starting off with walking a friends dog free of charge to get a feel of the process involved and then start to advertise your services in local newspapers etc. You can charge clients either a fee per walk or a set amount per week or month. Oh, and remember to pack your poo bags…dog’s make a mess and it will need picking up!

Dropshipping

Dropshipping can be a brilliant way to earn yourself a passive income. Dropshipping basically works like this, you sign up to a dropshipping company who are selling products at discounted rates, you then place listings on Ebay / Amazon or create a website based on the items you are looking to sell, for example, it could be DVD’s, then when a customer places an order through your website or through an online marketplace you simply instruct the dropshipping company to post the item direct to the buyer.
Dropshipping is an inexpensive way to start a new business, one of the big plus sides is that you do not need to hold any stock, the dropshipping company holds the stock, and you do not need to post any items out, this is also covered by the company that you would be dealing with.

Online surveys

Online surveys tend to offer a smaller source of extra income but over the course of a month can add up to a tidy profit if you can complete the surveys on a regular basis. Online surveys tend to pay a low amount, normally £0.25 upwards, some are a lot more rewarding, some of the surveys that I have completed in the past have paid £1 up to £5

If you have spare time to complete online surveys you can sign up to get started here:

www.YouGov.co.uk

www.ValuedOpinions.co.uk

P2P lending

Peer to Peer lending has really grown over the last few years, the main high street banks have made borrowing money from them very difficult, you now need to supply more information than ever to be eligible for a loan, and even if you do then succeed with you application, the rates of interest are very high, this is where P2P lending comes in.

Peer to Peer lending is great for both people looking to borrow money and for people looking to lend money, basically, you sign up with a website such as www.LendingClub.com , choose how much money you are looking to invest to be loaned out and then look how much money you would make based on the interest being charged.

Off course, as with all investments, there will be a risk involved, the person you are lending the money to could default on the loan so you need to make sure that you research the topic as much as possible to ensure you give yourself the least amount of risk, but if you can make it work for you, it can offer a great return on an annual basis for your initial investment.

Invest in startups

If you can invest in a startup and that company then really takes off, the returns can be amazing. But, MOST start-ups do fail, the chances of you making money on your initial investment could be slim and the chances of losing all your money are HIGH, but, if you can make it work for you, a small investment could return multiple amounts of your initial deposit if the gamble pays off.

You can invest in start-ups through websites such as  https://www.crowdcube.com/

Etsy

Do you love creating your own arts and crafts as a hobby?  How about turning that hobby into a side income? Etsy is an online marketplace to purchase arts and crafts created by individuals who have set up their own online e-commerce shops.

Lots of the creations are one-offs and very unique so are very appealing from a buyers point of view, if you are a dab hand at creating crafts and can create some exciting and excellent products you could have a great potential to earn an additional income through something that you happily arrange for free if arts & crafts are a love in your life.

You can sign up to Etsy here www.Etsy.com

Design and sell your own T-shirts

Feeling creative? Are you a lover of T-Shirts? How about combining the two and start designing and selling your own T-shirts? You can now design your own T-shirts and sell them via websites such as www.Teespring.com  

The custom T-shirt industry is now big business, and it is another side business that you can start with a low amount of investment that you can spend some of your spare time pursuing.

Music teacher

Are you ace on the guitar or a master of playing the drums? If you have enough experience in playing a musical instrument why not teach others how to play by offering music lessons from your home in your spare time?

If you are confident enough that you can teach others on a weekly basis, from beginners to people that need a refresh, then you can place an advert in your local paper and also on sites like Craigslist etc offering your services for a set fee or per hour. It could also be a good idea to contact local schools offering your services, perhaps for free to start with, and then look to build up a list of students looking to learn to play a musical instrument.

If you can build up enough of a client base you could easily earn a decent amount of money every month.

Tutor

Are you a retired teacher? Or perhaps you obtained high qualifications in certain subjects after leaving school or university?

If you are highly skilled and have an excellent understanding of certain subjects why not teach others are looking to for extra tutoring to help with subjects that they are struggling in during school time. Again, as with the music teaching idea, you can place adverts in your local papers and on Craigslist. I have used tutors in the past for my son and I paid upwards of £20.00 per hour, so if you can build up enough students you can build up a really good side income by becoming a tutor.

Translator

Are you able to speak a 2nd language? If you are fluent in other languages you can offer your services as a translator to local services. We a huge amount of people moving to different countries in search of work, there is a big opportunity to help people in the local community by translating when help is needed. Place adverts in local papers and contact local industries to offer you services.

Web design

Web design is a great way to earn an additional income, with more websites being created now more than ever demand for web design services is at all time high.  High demand also means that there is lots of competition, but if you can provide a high-quality portfolio then should be able to present this to interested parties as proof if they employ you to build their website then you will provide an excellent looking website for a great price.

Again, as already mentioned you can sign up to websites such as www.Freelancer.com and www.Upwork.com as a way to obtain clients.

Tip – make sure that you over deliver – feedback is crucial on these freelance marketplaces when it comes to obtaining new work.

Become an official/referee

Have a love of sport? My vice is Football / Soccer! If you love a certain game in particular then why not consider becoming an officially qualified referee. Pay can be good for the time that you actually spend officiating matches, from £20 upwards for junior games and then in the region of £40 upwards for adult games, and the further up the leagues you go in the more money you would get paid per match, put in the hard work and you could easily clear £100.00 per weekend which adds up nicely over the course of the month, sometimes you could even referee a midweek match as well.

Off course, you will need to be fully qualified so there will be some initial investment at the start but you can easily recoup this money in no time at all.

Switch bank accounts – and get paid for it!

Here in the UK, there is a lot of competition from the high street banks to get you to switch your account to them, all the banks want your money! You can easily earn £100.00 just from switching your account to a new bank – and the best part? The banks do all the switching for you AND there is nothing to stop you from doing this on a few different occasions over the course of the year and earning yourself a nice tidy sum of money for not a lot of effort.

There is a great thread on how much money the banks are offering to switch here, you can earn up to £800.00:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/maximise-bank-switch-incentives-earn-up-800-one-guide-2079867

Betting for free with matched betting

Matched betting, also known as a free bet, is basically gambling but when done correctly the risk involved should be very low, ideally zero, so you chances of walking away with a loss will be at the most minimal of risk. Basically, matched betting works like this, Via Save The Student website:

If they lose or draw, you win the bet. You can only place a lay bet at a betting exchange such as Betfair. Matched betting works by cancelling out the risk on the ‘back’ bet at the online bookies by betting against yourself at the same odds (know as ‘laying’ a bet) which you can do at a betting exchange”

You can the full article here for a better understanding on how matched betting works:

http://www.savethestudent.org/make-money/what-is-matched-betting.html

Garage Sale / Boot Fair / Ebay Sale

This is a quick way for pretty much anyone to earn a quick income with items that you have around the house that you no longer use. You know the drill, search the garage, under the beds, in the cupboards, the loft, the draws and the shed, then dust down any items that you are no longer use and get selling!

I pretty much guarantee that you will be able to earn some money back on this option, you can then look to invest any money that you make back into another making money idea e.g. creating a  niche website.

Sell 2nd hand course books

Every year there is a demand for new course books as new students enrol at university or college for the first time. The problem with course books?  They tend to be rather expensive…thus creating a market to sell 2nd hand course books in good condition at a cheaper price than a brand new course book.

You can place facebook adverts, flyers on campus etc to offer to purchase students books at a knockdown price when they are leaving university or college and then re-sell them through sites such as Amazon, Ebay or Craigslist.

Buy and Sell domain name

This can be a tough option to earn money from as most domain names have been registered – apparently, every word in the dictionary has now been used in a domain name – but you can be creative with words and I’m sure you can think of few words to put together to create a great website name.

I was able to secure www.MoneyEarningIdeas.com after a few sessions of putting together a few different options with a pen and paper. You can also try and find domain names that have expired and try to purchase them at a low price to sell on.

Website flipping

Similar to buying and selling domains, the idea here is to try and either do one of two money earning ideas:

1. Create a website yourself, earn some profits through affiliate links etc, create lots of backlinks and make sure plenty of keywords are showing up in the search engines and sell the site on for a profit.

2. Buy a website from a marketplace such as www.Flippa.com or www.EmpireFlippers.com  for a low price, quickly build the site up for further profits and then try and re-sell the web site for more money than originally purchased.

NOTE. You will need to do lots of research when buying a website, you do not want to get your fingers burnt by buying a dud site….make sure that all the stats and figures add up and that the person selling the site is telling you the truth.

Both options here require a lot of hard work, it takes a lot of effort along with time and patience to build up a website with enough traffic to earn an income from it.

Buy items from boot fairs/flea markets & sell on eBay

Here in the UK there is a big market for people to source products from boot fairs (where members of the public sell items from a table/boot of their car in a field or indoor area) and then re-sell the items for a profit on eBay.

The thinking behind this idea is that a lot of people selling items at boot fairs are not always fully aware about the true value of what the item could actually be worth. Spend enough time looking and you can come across some real gems, including some rear vinyl, toys, memorabilia etc. that could be purchased for a fraction of the cost and then sold on for a nice profit.

Sell your designs

If you are artistic enough to create killer one-off designs, you can earn yourself a nice side income. Sign up to be a designer on a website such as www.99designs.com and search through designs that people have requested to be made, for example a T-shirt image or logo, then get brainstorming on your idea and present it to the interested party to try and win the contract.

Tech Advice / Repairs

If you have excellent PC knowledge, both Windows and MAC, why not consider placing an advert in your local paper offering your services to fix both software and hardware for people who are having PC problems in your area.

Again, with this type of service, you can offer both a flat fee or hourly rate depending on how big the job is that you are taking on. It is amazing how many households have at least a PC, tablet or laptop now, most probably have all three, so, along with local companies, there is potential to build a decent size client list to have the potential to build up a nice way to earn some extra money.

Sell your photos

Have an eye for a great photo? How about starting a new carrer as a photographer? There a plently of places online now where you can upload any photographs that you have taken and sell them on for a nice regualar passive income. Off course, this is a very competitive marketplace but if you have enough talent, along with a decent enough camera, then there is no reason why you would not be able to earn yourself some extra money.

The most well-known places to sell your photographs are:

www.istockphoto.com

www.dreamstime.com

www.shutterstock.com

www.123rf.com

www.flickr.com

Mechanical Turk (Amazon)

Have you heard of Mechanical Turk?  This is an Amazon owned business, with over half a million people now signed up, so it’s pretty big!

How does it work?  Basically, people upload tasks, or HITS aka Human Intelllegiance Tasks, that they need help with, it could be a case of uploading a receipt from a purchase and asking someone to enter the details onto a digital format or it could answering questions related to a survey, the requests can very random, but there are a lot of tasks to be completed.

The tasks do offer low pay though, but if you enough of them then the hourly pay could range from $1.20 up to $5 on average, each task could pay as little as 25 cents.

Earning money this way can be a tad taxing on the mind, but hey, it is better than spending 3 hours a night watching TV when you could at least be earning yourself some extra income at the end of the week.

There is a great review of Mechanical Turk here to give you a greater idea of the tasks involved.

You can sign up to Mechanical Turk here.

Voice over artist

Ok, so this last one on the list might not be for everyone…perhaps you do not have a smooth silky voice that sounds like you should be on the radio or on a TV advert, but if you do, then why not give it a shot?

If you are confident enough in the sound of your own voice and can perhaps even put on different voices to give yourself a range for companies to choose from depending on the requirements, then why not sign up to a voice over company who can get you in for auditions.

The investment should be low, mainly just your time and a demo mp3 /cd of examples of yourself acting out voiceovers.  Who knows, perhaps you end up voicing over movie trailers!  If you have the right sounding voice then I think that this money earning idea is one to pursue.

Ok – so now it is over to you!  I hope that these 50 ideas to earn extra money in 2017 have presented at least one good idea for you to try….and remember if you do not at least try a money earning idea you will NEVER know if it will work. Better to try and fail then to never have tried at all.

If you want to try and change your life make sure that you are patient with the ideas that you wish to put into action, there is no such thing as an overnight success, when it comes being successful, remember that it is a marathon, not a sprint.

Take action and get results for your ideas to earn money in 2017.

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