There are a lot of ways to increase your income. For example, you could get yourself a raise, a bonus, or a promotion to boost your salary. Outside of work, you could also register as an Uber or Lyft driver, or deliver packages and groceries.
However, when you get home and you still aren’t satisfied with your money, what do you do?
Well, I’ve got the answers and they’re all here.
They will all vary in terms of difficulty but also relatively easy to do. Also, some might only get you a couple bucks while some might increase your monthly income by the hundreds. However, if you can choose one that works for you, you’ll be earning more money in no time.
Ways to increase your income
1. Take a survey
Surveys have a bad rap for being scammy but, you know what? For as much as there are fake surveys out there, there are just as many legitimate ones, if not even more.
So, first of all, to avoid these frauds, here’s a rule of thumb.
DON’T. PAY. ANYTHING.
If you had to pay for something that’s supposed to give you money, it’s a scam.
That being said, joining a paid survey site is a great way to make money at home and, really, pretty much wherever you are.
You simply join a site, wait for them to notify you if you qualify for a survey, answer it, and get paid.
On that note, surveys don’t have a fixed pay rate. Depending on the length and urgency of the survey, you may get paid higher or lower. Nonetheless, you could expect anywhere between just a few cents to maybe the occasional $10+.
These are some of the survey sites I trust:
Having said that, there are a lot of other legit survey sites you can join to make money. Explore your options and sign up for as many as you can.
2. Get paid to do simple tasks
Apart from answering surveys, another way to increase your income at home is through GPT sites.
GPT, or get-paid-to, sites are websites that pay you to do simple tasks like watching videos, playing games, reading your email, subscribing to free trials and offers, joining other websites, as well as answering surveys among many other things.
Each task you complete gets you paid a small amount of money. However, since there’s so much stuff you can do and they don’t take very long, it’s easy to pile up money.
Try these out:
All these sites will ask you to do things you’re likely already doing. So, you might as well get paid to do them.
3. Get a freelance job
Want another way to increase your income? Get another job.
Or, more specifically, get a freelance job that you can do at home.
This way, after you’re done with your 9 to 5 and had your dinner, you can keep yourself busy at home doing something productive.
There are a lot of websites you can get a freelance job at but these are where I highly recommend you start:
These sites are all legit and have all sorts of freelance jobs available including being a virtual assistant, writing, developing websites, tutoring, and graphic design among many, many others.
Moreover, since these are actual jobs, these may take more effort than the previous two options. So, I suggest you get into a field that you’re already familiar with to make things easier.
They also pay a lot better.
4. Run a blog
Here’s the catch:
Making money off of your blogs will take time.
If you don’t want to wait, you’re welcome to skip to the next item on this list but if you are, then read on.
So, to make money off of your blog, you’re going to mainly need two things:
- an audience.
Your clients will be the people who pay you for sponsorships, ads, services and affiliate marketing while your audience is what’s going to get you those clients. You could also sell your own products as well.
Now this take a bit of time, but if you really work hard at it and do your research, maybe you can get a large enough audience and start making money in just a few months. Some, however, may take years.
Nonetheless, when you’ve laid down the groundwork and your blog starts to catch some steam, money will come to you with minimal effort.
That being said, you’re going to want a website that’s entirely your own – not some free blog from free website builders. You do have to pay a tiny fee though but this way, you get full control.
Here’s a guide on how to start a WordPress blog.
5. Writing articles for other websites
If you want to earn more money by writing articles and you don’t want to go through the trouble of running your own blog, that’s fine. You can write for other people instead!
You can do this as a freelancer on the weekends or in the hours after your day job.
Also, since this is a freelance gig, those same websites (i.e. Upwork, Guru, Fiverr, Freelancer, and PeoplePerHour) are great places to visit.
OR! You could visit these websites specific to writing instead:
- Cracked.com – Great place if you write with humor
- B. Michelle Pippin – For business related articles
- Constant-Content – For pretty much any topic you’re knowledgeable in
- TextBroker.com – Similar platform with Constant-Content. Both sites are great for connecting freelance writers to potential clients.
6. Pick a better bank
Have you ever considered switching to banks with high yield savings accounts as a way to boost your income?
If not, then I want you to at least consider it because banks aren’t just places to securely save your money; they’re a place to grow it too.
You see, savings accounts have this thing called APY or annual percentage yield. The higher the APY, the higher your money will grow.
Unfortunately, most banks’ savings accounts typically have low interest rates. In fact, some don’t even reach 1%. And, with high-yield options out there, I think you’re doing yourself an injustice if you don’t pick them.
Ask around your neighborhood or do a search on Google about high-yield savings banks in your area. Or, you could also explore saving your money online since online banks typically have better APYs than most physical banks.
7. Use Airbnb
You’ve probably already heard of Airbnb and maybe you’ve used it a few times to rent a room during your travels.
That said, if you yourself have an extra room, you can become a host on Airbnb.
I think it’s an easy way to boost your net income.
8. Trying to lose weight? Turn those extra pounds into extra cash!
You read that right!
There’s a website called HealthyWage that lets you bet on yourself to lose weight. If you win your bet, you earn money. You could even tell your friends about it and join as a group!
In my opinion, I think it’s a great way to add incentive to losing weight. I mean, isn’t it so much easier to stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise if you know you’re getting paid to do it?
9. Use Ibotta (and other similar apps)
I don’t care how frugal or minimalistic you are, you’re still going to go grocery shopping.
Lucky for you, with Ibotta, you can make money off of your shopping trip too.
Basically, you use the app to scan for items with deals. If you see anything that’s on your grocery list, you mark that and go shopping as usual.
When you’re finally back at home, simply open the app to take a picture of your receipt and tell Ibotta which items on your receipt have cashback offers. After that, all you have to do is wait for them to verify it so you can get a portion of your shopping bill back.
Oh, and there are other apps similar to Ibotta as well. So, if you can’t find offers for whatever it is you’re buying, try these apps instead:
10. Invest in stocks
I’m going to be honest with you:
I don’t consider myself an expert in the stock market. Not even close.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that it can be a great way to increase your income from home. Of course, it’s a gamble – possibly a pricey one at that – but if you play your cards right, you could multiply your investment by several fold.
If you think you don’t have the money to invest in the stock market, I’ve got a solution for that as well.
Using Acorns, you can use your spare change to invest in the stock market.
First, you will need to link your debit or credit card to your Acorns account. Now, every time you use your cards to purchase anything, Acorns will round it up to the next dollar and use your spare change to invest.
For example, let’s say you use your card to buy gas worth $5.75 dollars. Acorns rounds that up to $6 and uses the 25 cent difference to invest under your name. Easy as pie.
Money can be hard to come by, I know, but it doesn’t always have to be.
That said, I hope I helped you find an easy solution to increasing your income. If I did, do share this with your friends so they can earn more money too!