I’m always trying to think of ways to earn extra money – my goal for things like my podcast is to be able to run it without spending any of my own money. So far, I haven’t been able to do that. At most, I’ve been able to pay for my Netflix subscription and 1 year of hosting for http://www.alternativeairwaves.com with proceeds from SwagBucks (I typically get ~$25 a month, but it’s slow, grinding work).
One thing I used to do – and I honestly can’t figure out where I found the work before – was freelance writing. The stuff I was doing, I really didn’t like that much. But it was relatively easy work, and got me I think $20 for 5 articles (which in retrospect, was not very good pay). I should probably dig up what I wrote to put a portfolio together, even though I have no idea where the things I wrote showed up online. This was probably 9-10 years ago, too.
But writing is just about the only marketable skill I can think of to sell online. I wish sometimes that I just had something I could do in 5-10 minutes and sell for $10 a pop. But I just don’t have the creative, physical skills. I’ve considered audio-related things, but sometimes that takes longer than what it’s worth. If I applied myself, I could probably put together a podcast editing portfolio. I just don’t usually have the time to provide the turnaround some podcast hosts require.
What kind of things have you done online to generate some extra cash? Or in the parlance of the Internet, “beer money”? Any suggestions for what I could do? Just looking to find work to generate $25-50 a month that isn’t so tedious as surveys and offers that pay cents at a time.