Earning extra income can help you reach your financial goals faster. And, luckily there are many, many ways that you can earn extra income on top of what your day job provides.
On this page, you’ll see all of the methods I’ve used at one point or another to earn extra money. 

Freelance Writing

Freelance writing was what helped me transition from working two-day jobs to working full-time online. If you’re a decent writer and looking for online work that will bring fast pay, this is one option to consider.
I’ve learned a lot over the years about finding quality freelance writing positions and have outlined everything I know in this post:


Blogging has been an amazing source of income for me. Only, it took a couple years to get to that point.
However, blogging is in no way, shape or form easy income. (No matter what anyone tells you.) Blogging should be looked at for the long term. If you need fast cash then I suggest you start with freelancing and build a blog on the side.

Online Surveys

Swagbucks.com is a search engine, just like Google or Yahoo, only you get randomly awarded “swagbucks” while you search the internet. You can trade in your Swagbucks for gift cards or prizes. I always go for $5 Amazon gift card which only takes 450 Swagbucks to reach.

In addition to searching the web you can also play games, take surveys, watch videos, and complete special offers to earn additional Swagbucks.
An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products.
For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!

Start your own Website

Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It's THE way to make money while you sleep.
Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82-year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetize your site.

Affiliate Marketing

If you've got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.
The best Affiliate program out there is Amazon Associate Check out this book on Affiliate Marketing you will find a lot of stuff in this book
To take it a step further, set up a website (read our guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.

See also: How to Become An Amazon Associate and Make Money.