7 Awfully Easy Ways For Busy Parents to Boost Their Family Income
In these tough times, busy parents who want to stay home to raise their children, and also want to contribute to the family income, have many options for building a flexible home-based career. If you’re a mom or dad, wanting to work at home, then consider these seven super easy internet-based stay-at-home projects.
1. Paid For Searching Web
If you are hooked onto your laptop and get on the web for everything, then this has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behavior.
Today, the digital world is so diverse that there are many legitimate ways to earn money just by searching for things on the web.
It’s as simple as that.
Here are three best websites that reward you simply for using a search engine:
With Trustpilot score of 8.6, SwagBucks gives out over 7,000 gift cards every day, and it has paid over $421 million in cash back and gift cards till now.
The concept is simple.
You have to shop online, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and doing all this, you earn points. Then redeem your points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from PayPal.
Just download the Swagbucks app to your browser and doing your normal searches every day, you keep adding up “SBs”.
Qmee explains how they work:
Qmee works in the background to show you relevant results on the left hand side of your screen. Simply click on the result that interests you and you’ll earn cash or save money by just doing what you usually do online.
Plus, it does not limit you to a single search engine. It’s compatible with Bing, Google, and Yahoo. It also works when you search retailer websites such as Amazon.
You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.
Each Qmee result has a cash reward attached – if you are interested in it simply click on it and collect your reward. The best thing is there is no minimum to cashout – our first one was just 72p wired to our Paypal account. You also have the option to donate it to charity.
c. Inbox Dollars
Do you love watching online videos? If so, Inbox Dollars wants to pay you to search videos. In addition to that, you can also get paid for taking surveys, reading emails, playing games, shopping online, and even searching the web.
According to the company, its users have earned more than $43 million to date. Plus, signing up is free and easy: Simply enter your email, create a password, and you’ll even get $5 in bonus cash for joining. After that, the amount of money you’ll earn is based on how many tasks you can complete
2. Review Websites For Cash
Can you browse websites and just comment how your experience is?
This is easy, simple and yet a paid job!
Here are the top 3 platforms available for this task:
a. User Testing
UserTesting.com is a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.
You may ask: Why would company need your opinion?
See, before launching an official website or an app, a company wants to test the interface and functions of a website, app, product, or service by real users. The feedback is really important and can save the company from future risks.
b. Testing Time
Test products from home (e.g. via Skype, Zoom) and depending on the study, earn up to € 50 per hour. The task may takes 30 to 60 minutes and once the study is completed, you’ll get paid in 10 days via PayPal. Signing up is free and non-binding.
Give your honest opinion and help companies improve their products and services. Your feedback can have a huge impact!
c. Try My UI
Get paid to use websites and apps and give your honest feedback!
Earn $10 for 15-20 minutes of your time. To join TryMyUI team, you need to first sign up for an account and then take a qualification test. The test is just to confirm that you understand the process and requirements.
After you qualify, you’ll be sent test opportunities via email. Payments are made biweekly via PayPal.
Here’s what they say about themselves:
At TryMyUI we help make the web easier for everyone to use by letting designers and coders see the obstacles that real people run into on their sites and apps.
All you have to do as a tester is be yourself: use the test website exactly as you would in a real-life situation, and voice your thoughts and frustrations out loud so the site developers can understand your experience (and others’ like you).
3. Be A Transcriptionist
Businesses need to create a textual archive of audio or video recordings of their meetings, conferences & other interaction. They generally outsource the work to transcription companies.
As a transcriptionist, you need to listen to these audio files and type out their communication before forwarding them.
For this work, they pay the company on a pay per audio minute basis. High paying transcription jobs can pay anywhere from $0.60 to $1.25 per audio minute.
However, transcribing one-minute audio can take several minutes depending upon your listening, typing skills and how much you understand the audio.
If you are interested in this work, apply to these companies and start working as a transcriptionist:
Rev.com – GoTranscript.com – Scribie.com and TranscribeMe.com are the top-of-the-list companies.
4. Get Paid to Listen to Music
It seems strange, but this is a fact that you can earn money online while listening to music songs.
Imagine: If you bookmark some of the websites in your browser and you get an instant boost in your online earning.
So, how to do it? Here’s exactly what you need to do:
Visit the sites mentioned below. Create your free account and then start listening music songs. You can also write your review about it.
Once you have enough points, you can redeem them.
Here’s the list of Top 3 sites where you can get paid to listen to music.
a. Music Xray
This site pays you for listening to music. You can take part in center groups and review songs and tunes by a new music artist.
After creating your account, you need to upload up to 5 songs so they can match your music taste. Then you’ll start getting notifications once the song is available for your review.
You need to listen to those melodies that appear in your inbox inside 24 hours or that opportunity terminates. You get around 5 cents per song in the beginning and this will increase over time with your progress.
Musicxray pays you through Paypal. you can redeem your payment once you reach a threshold amount of $20.
b. Radio Loyalty
RadioLoyalty is an online radio that pays you to listen to their music.
You can listen to various radio stations or music sorts through your computer or through their app.
So, why RadioLoyalty pay you to listen to their music?
Just like many other radio stations, this is also subsidized by commercials and ads. When you listen to the music that is played on RadioLoyalty, you additionally hear ads.
To ensure that you are in reality an attentive person and actually listen to their music, they have you sign in through its CAPTCHA every 3–5 minutes.
You get points for each 10-minute section of time. Once you gather enough points, and you can redeem them for different prizes or VISA gift vouchers
c. Slice The Pie
This site pays you for giving a rating and writing short reviews of songs.
You ought to listen to the song for 60 seconds before you start writing about it. For each song you write a review about (and if it gets accepted), you can get between $0.02 to $0.2 depending on your rating.
You can get your payment through PayPal on Tuesday and Friday only. Also, you need to have at least $10 in your account in order to get money out.
5. Buy And Sell Domain Names
A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘diystartup.xyz’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).
So, how does this work?
It’s very simple. You buy your desired domain names at the cheapest possible prices and then sell them on premium prices, earning profits on each domain name.
This project requires less initial investment as domains are generally available at low cost. You can buy a brand new domain for $10-$15 from NameCheap or GoDaddy for one year.
Some of these domains may have built up a lot of traffic and quality backlinks. So, if you buy these domains at reasonable prices, they have the potential to earn lots of money for you when you want to sell them.
How to sell your domain names?
Here are some of the best domain marketplaces online where you can sell your domain names for profits:
6. Online Tutor
Do you enjoy doing Maths sums; or love to write short stories; or passionate about Physics
Why not use your knowledge and skills to teach others and earn a handsome income while working from home?
As a tutor, you help the learners to improve in grades, giving tips for preparing for exams, provide feedback, and motivate them.
The first question comes to mind is: “how to start this online tutoring profession?” Well, check these online tutoring sites and select the one you find most suitable.
Chegg.com – ClubZTutoring.com – TutorRoom.net – LearntoBe.org – Skooli.com
7. Be A Freelance Writer
If you like writing and working independently, freelance writing is a great choice! As a freelancer, you will be a contract worker. That means you won’t be tied to any 1 employer but can take on different projects for a variety of clients.
Decide on your expertise and start building your business. To begin, you’ll need a great website and portfolio.
Once you’re all set, sign up for Upwork or Guru sites to reach out to hundreds of potential clients.
Here are the top 10 skills that are high-in-demand, and which you can learn online free and start earning handsome income from home:
- Graphic Design
- Website Building
- Blog Writing
- Social media manager
- Resume writing
Finally, make sure to manage your time and income efficiently to make the most of your new gig.
All the seven methods are super easy and you can start earning online by following any of them as per your interest and passion.
However, I suggest that never do the mistake 99% of the parents commit! In the excitement of earning, some parents start working on multiple methods at a time, and unfortunately getting results from none!
The method I highly recommend (which takes a lot less effort and time of all the above methods and generates much higher income, that is, $3000 to $5000 per month) is to design your own T-Shirts using free software and sell them online.
The training videos to design T-shirts are step-by-step and very easy to follow. It would speed up your learning and help you to start earning online and support your family as soon as by the end of this week!
About The Author
Hammad KF is a digital marketer, father of 3 kids, and part-time Biology teacher. He’s been known as ‘Internet Marketing Guy’ and he loves sharing his knowledge of digital marketing with others.
The focus of this project ‘DIY Startup’ is to break the vicious circle of 9 – 5 slavery and help common people find their own income freedom.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading books, exploring brain functioning, motivating students, biking … and above all, loves to spend quality time with his kids!