Here’s How You Can Make $$$ Without Leaving Your Room

If the holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, then it follows that the weeks afterward are some of the worst for your wallet. Gifts, outings with friends, and more all cost money, and by February, I’m always wondering where all my money went! 

If you’re in a similar predicament, I have a few websites to share where you can earn some extra cash.

  1. 1. Survey Sites

    While surveys don’t pay much, they’re an easy, painless way to make a couple of bucks in your free time, and if you do enough of them, the money (which is usually paid via gift card or PayPal) will eventually add up! Try Survey Junkie or Swagbucks.

  2. 2. Rev Audio Transcription

    If you’re a fast and accurate typist, you should definitely check out Rev. On Rev, freelancers transcribe audio clips uploaded by clients. These vary in length, and you are paid per minute of audio transcribed. You can make a lot more money on here than through survey sites and may actually be interested in what you’re transcribing. I worked on Rev for a few months. I think it’s a great way to make quick and relatively easy money, but it can get frustrating when the audio quality of the clip makes it hard to understand what you need to transcribe. If you take frequent breaks and choose relatively high-quality audio to work on (you can preview the clip before you agree to transcribe it), you will probably enjoy working on Rev!

  3. 3. UserTesting

    UserTesting is a platform where web developers test their programs on real users to get the user’s opinion on any possible improvements or confusing elements. You are given a program simulation and have to narrate your thoughts as you go along. In my opinion, it’s a lot more enjoyable and engaging than surveys and audio transcription—and you make more money for less time at $10 per test. I didn’t have too much luck with it, but I wasn’t very committed to checking for tests. If you check often, I think you’ll have more success. 

  4. 4. Upwork

    If you have a talent or skill, you’ll likely find fun, engaging employment on Upwork! Upwork is a platform for freelancers to find work on long-term or short-term projects. There’s work for web developers, writers, designers, artists, translators and more. Best of all, the jobs are updated constantly, so you can always find your next job. I found work as a proofreader for Proofit, the human side of Grammarly, on Upwork. I highly suggest you check it out!

I hope these websites will help you earn some extra cash. There’s nothing like making money from the comfort of your own room!