This is a great time of year to get a secondary, more passive income coming in to cover additional holiday expenses. Loretta Oliver had a great post on It’s a WAHM Thing last week with five ways to make money online with no website. Her suggestions:
- Outsourcing Sites (Elance, Odesk, etc.)
- Squidoo and HubPages
- Etsy or eBay
- Amazon Kindle Books
These are all great ideas, and I use several of them myself. Her post got me thinking of other avenues you can quickly incorporate into your game plan for a little extra spending cash.
How to Make Money Without a Website
Amazon mTurk – You aren’t going to get rich here, but you may find a few HITS that can be completed during the commercial breaks of your favorite television shows. These earnings can be sent to your bank or used for Amazon purchases.
Coupon Chief – You don’t need your own website to earn from sharing online coupon codes. This site will pay you a percentage of each sale made with your shared codes.
Sell Photos – People with websites need photos. Those of us with blogs need a lot of them. Sites like iStockphoto will pay you royalties for your photo, video and audio contributions.
YouTube – Monetize your videos with AdSense.
Forum Signatures – Most of us are active in at least one online forum. If policy allows, add an affiliate link to your signature. This is a passive way to generate sales without annoying the community.
Sell Your Wares – If you have design skills or are quick with the one-liners, sites like CafePress or Zazzle allow you to easily set up shop and sell your clothing and gift art. They take care of the manufacturing and shipping, you get paid a royalty for each sale.
Source Online Deals – The holidays are coming and your friends may like saving a little money on their gift purchases. Moolala will pay you a flat fee or percentage for each sale you refer. Create a Facebook Page or offer to email select deals to those interested. Don’t spam! Ask permission or create a designated Group that your network can join.
These are all meant to be secondary income sources. They will not replace your primary income (at least not without a lot of work and probably that website you are hoping to avoid at the moment). What residual money-makers would you add?
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