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Who doesn’t like extra income? And when you can get paid to do fun things, it’s like the icing on the cake. No matter your planning, any unexpected expense can make you run short of money at times. So, extra money can come quite handy here or you can also use this money to pay off bills, etc.
Having said that, any extra money in the pocket is good and here I share some surprising ways to earn money which you might have never heard of. A bonus is that these are fun and easy to do and you might not even feel that you are working. So, Check’em out here!
1. GET PAID TO PLAY GAMES
Remember when playing games were considered a waste of time? Not anymore, nowadays you can play a game and get paid to do it no matter your gaming skills. There are a lot of websites where you can get paid to play a game.
Banantic is worth checking out, it is a website that lets you play, test, and review games. You will earn their virtual currency Banana which can be exchanged for games, prepaid game content, steam wallets, Amazon Gift Cards, and more. Then there are games like Exodus 2000, Second life which requires a bit of skill but can reward you with big bucks. In fact, one person became a real-life millionaire from playing and selling digital goods in SecondLife.
2. GET PAID TO WATCH MOVIES
You like to watch videos and movies, Why not get paid to watch ’em? There are several companies out there that will pay you to watch videos and movies. Depending on the projects you work on, you’ll have to identify details in the videos such as performers, celebrities, events, cars, cities, etc. If you want to earn for movies, you can get paid to record advertisements, count the footfall, retrieve box office information, review theater information including ticket prices, sound and picture quality, etc. or poll moviegoers after the movie ends. Apart from getting paid, the cost of your admission ticket will also be reimbursed.
You can find gigs like this with Crawford or Certified Field Associates.
3. GET PAID TO WATCH NETFLIX
This is a dream job for all Netflix lovers out there. Netflix periodically hires “taggers” whose main responsibility is to categorize and tagging the serials, movies according to the subject matter, credits, etc. Because of this, Netflix can provide accurate recommendations to fellow subscribers. All open positions are posted on the Netflix job board. Tagger positions can require long hours. But, if you love to watch anything Netflix has to offer, then this opportunity is for you. Go, seize it! Of course when there is a listing.
4. GET PAID FOR PHOTOS
You don’t need to be a professional photographer with an expensive camera to earn money from photos. Most cell phone cameras are good enough to click a good quality photo these days.
Sell your pictures on Foap (photo app), Shutterstock, iStockphoto, etc and collect royalties. You don’t need to promote it yourself, just upload the photos on their site and they will take care of the rest. When your photos will sell, you will start earning some revenue.
Since there are millions of pictures on each site, make sure that your shots are of excellent quality and perhaps unusual subjects to have the best chance of making sales.
5. EARN FROM YOUR CRAFTS
Many people make crafts as a hobby and it’s really fun to make something from your hands. And, with little effort, you can earn money from your homemade crafts. In fact, many people have turned this hobby into a full-fledged business replacing their part-time jobs. You don’t even need marketing skills to sell, just set-up a shop on Etsy put a fair price for your products and you are good to earn some extra cash.
Though there are many ways to earn extra cash, nothing beats earning money while having fun at the same time. And these five side gigs are definitely fun to do. So give them a try and let me know what you think on the comments below!
Now, if you have any questions about these gigs, shoot a comment or E-mail, I’d love to help you out!