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13 Websites to Make Extra Cash In Your Spare Time

13 Websites to Make Extra Cash In Your Spare Time

20 years ago, the Internet barely existed. 10 years ago, the idea of making money sounded ridiculous to most people.

Today however, there are millions of people making money online full-time, and even those who are making over 7-figures a year.

Whether you want to make money online full-time, or make some extra cash in your spare time, there are hundreds of websites online that give you that opportunity. The best part is, you can leverage talents you already have from graphic design, writing, cleaning, driving, language teaching, and hundreds of others to make more money.

I’ve distilled down the 13 best websites you can use to make more money in this new online economy.

1. Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace well known for providing professional services starting at $5. You can sell services such as video & animation, writing, programming, and many more. It’s mostly used for smaller gigs, so you won’t need to spend days working on projects before getting paid. Click here to sign up on Fiverr to start selling your services.

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    2. Upwork

    Upwork is the product upon the merger of Elance and oDesk, the two biggest freelance marketplaces online. Like Fiverr, you can sign up to start working on almost anything there from personal assistance, programming, lead generation, and much more. Upwork is often used for longer-term projects, and you can expect to be building a longer relationship with clients through the platform.

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      3. PeoplePerHour

      Another great platform for finding great work. PeoplePerHour is not as sophisticated as Upwork, nor as large of a marketplace, but it’s a great addition to apply for short to long-term projects. Never hurts to have more options!

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        4. Angel.co

        Angel.co is the largest marketplace for investors to invest in startups around the world. Although it’s well known for connecting startups and investors, those of you looking for work opportunity can creatively leverage Angel to connect with startups. You can find anything from full-time, part-time, and contract work, sometimes remotely. I have personally used to win consulting offers from startups, and many others have as well.

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          5. Weworkremotely

          Weworkremotely is a job board created by 37Signals, now known as Basecamp. It’s a place where companies post remote working opportunities, where you can work anywhere around the world. It’s mainly focused on full-time work, but you can often find part-time work as well.

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            6. Rype

            Rype is the new, most personalized way to learn a language through coaching. They customize your language lessons based on your needs, preferences, and goals, while having personalized packages to choose from, including The Starter Package for beginners, The Traveller Package for travellers, and Rype Club for busy or on-going learners. If you have experience teaching a language, and enjoy meeting fellow language lovers around the world, Rype is a great platform to teach. You can apply to become a Rype Coach here.

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              7. Handy

              Handy is the uber for professional home services. They provide on-demand services from cleaning, home repairs, delivery, and many more.
              Given their recent International expansion, they’re located in Canada, USA, UK, and set to expand further in the near future.Apply to become a Handy Professional here.

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                8. Uber

                Uber, as many of you may already know, provides on-demand transporation service. If you have a car, and can follow the training guidelines of Uber, you can start making money as a driver. Apply to become an Uber driver here.

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                  9. Clarity

                  If you have an expertise in a particular topic, you can provide advice to entrepreneurs, while getting paid by the minute.
                  Clarity has topics from raising money, marketing, product, design, and almost every aspect that a normal entrepreneur deals with.
                  If you think you have the chops, then apply here to become a Clarity expert.

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                    10. Skillshare

                    Skillshare is an online learning platform where you can learn anything from anyone. They have classes that teach you everything from how to use Photoshop to how to start your own fashion brand from scratch. Since Skillshare is a monthly membership platform, teachers will be distributed their payment depending on the engagement and number of students enrolled in your classes. Teach a class on Skillshare by clicking here.

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                      11. TopTal

                      TopTal is specifically for developers, but if you’re a premium talent then this website can be one of the best sites to be financially rewarded for that talent. As a premium marketplace for top companies, you can work with some of the top companies around the world, and you can also work anywhere around the world.

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                        12. Freelance Writing Gigs

                        If you’re a talented writer and looking for extra gigs online, Freelance Writing Gigs is the place to go. Everyday, the website updates the website with new gigs that are available for grabs. All you have to do is prove your writing chops, and you could be well on your way to make a few extra hundred dollars per week.

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                          13. 99Designs

                          99Designs is a designer marketplace for logo design, t-shirt design, mobile app design, and more. Dozens to hundreds of designers compete for projects online and the best work is chosen by the buyer. Although it’s a great benefit add for the buyer side due to optionality and abundance of choice, it may not always work to your favor as a designer due to the high competition level.

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                            Over to you

                            Are there any websites that you’ve used before to make extra cash?
                            I’d love to hear it below!

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                            Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                            How to Be Happy at Work and Find Fulfillment in Your Career

                            How to Be Happy at Work and Find Fulfillment in Your Career

                            If you’re going to spend 1/3 of our life at work, you should enjoy it, right?

                            Trust me, I know that’s easier said than done. Difficult coworkers, less-than-desirable tasks, or even just being in the wrong position can all lead to a lack of enjoyment and fulfillment in your work.

                            But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? Or better yet, if you struggle with all of the above (and then some), what if I told you that enjoying your work and finding fulfillment regardless of those obstacles is possible?

                            Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you because I was there too. Before implementing the tips below, I struggled to get through each day, much less find real fulfillment, in the office. Now, even after the toughest days on the job, I still come away with feelings of pride, accomplishment, and fulfillment. The best news is, so can you.

                            If you’re ready to make those hours count and find happiness and fulfillment in the office, then read on to find out how to be happy at work and find fulfillment in your career:

                            1. Discover the root(s) of the problem

                            For this first step, we’ll need to think back to 8th-grade physics (humor me). We all know Newton’s 3rd law, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” When you think about it, the same can be said outside of physics, and we see this law play out in our daily lives, day after day.

                            Simply put, all the issues we deal with in the office (and life in general) affect us in a noticeable way.

                            If you’re appreciated at work, like the work you do and receive frequent praise, promotions, or raises, then this will probably have an altogether positive effect on your life in the office.

                            But what if we reverse this? What if you feel under appreciated, get passed up for promotions, or get denied raises? This is sure to affect the way you feel at work on a negative level.

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                            So, before you can implement the steps of feeling happy and fulfilled at work, we first have to discover the reasons why you don’t feel that way already.

                            Think about it, write a list, or make a mental note. Run through all the reasons you’re dissatisfied in the office, and don’t hold back. Knowing the exact obstacles you’re facing will make overcoming them that much easier.

                            In fact, as a side-challenge to this article, I recommend picking the top three reasons contributing to your dissatisfaction at work and using the following tips to tackle them.

                            2. Practice gratitude for an instant uplift

                            Did you know the simple act of feeling grateful can increase your happiness and make you more fulfilled at work?[1]

                            Well, it’s true, and it’s scientifically proven.

                            Dr. Lisa Firestone notes that practicing gratitude “reminds us of what we lacked in the past.” Meaning, it serves as both a boost to happiness and a bit of a wake-up call that things have been or could be, much worse.

                            Trying to conjure up feelings of gratitude can seem almost impossible when your work situation seems bleak, but hear me out: There are incredibly easy ways to get started and it doesn’t involve trying to “force” yourself to feel grateful about things that stress you out.

                            For an instant pick-me-up, try this:

                            Find a loose piece of paper, a blank sticky note, or anything you can write on, be it physical or digital. List just three things that you are absolutely without-a-doubt thankful for in your life.

                            Now here’s the trick: Don’t just list what you’re grateful for, you have to list why you’re grateful for them, too.

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                            For example, simply saying “I’m grateful for my kids” will probably make you feel good, sure, but what if we could amplify the warm, fuzzy feeling into real, lasting motivation?

                            Instead, write the reason you’re so thankful for your children. Is it because they make you laugh and forget about other stressors? Or maybe they help to remind you of why you go to work every day in the first place?

                            Whatever your reasons may be, jot them down and keep your list somewhere you can see it while you work. A quick glance at your gratitude list throughout the day can provide powerful, positive motivation to keep going.

                            Bonus:

                            If you can find just three things to be thankful for that specifically relate to your job, and list why those things make you grateful, your list can also help you find fulfillment in your work itself which can give you an even bigger boost of positivity throughout the day.

                            3. Take meaningful time for yourself

                            We all know creating a strong work-life balance can be crucial to feeling satisfied in our jobs, but rarely do we ever address how we’re spending our time outside of work.

                            Many of us survive a 9-hour work day and commute home only to find ourselves busy with our personal to-do lists, running a household, and taking care of a child (or 2 or 3, and so on).

                            If you spend all your time working, whether in the office or within your household, you’re going to feel drained at some point. This is why setting meaningful time for yourself every day is highly important.

                            Look, I get it: I don’t know anyone in the working world who can shun all responsibility for a 3-movie marathon or happy hour with friends whenever they feel like it. But finding time for yourself, be it just 30 minutes to an hour, can really make a difference in how you feel at work.

                            This works because you’ll have time to actually relax and let the day’s stress melt away while you enjoy something just for you. The to-do lists and stressors will still be there after you’re refreshed and ready to tackle them.

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                            No time for me-time? Try this:

                            If you have a busy household, you’ll need to capitalize on a block of time you know will be completely uninterrupted. The easiest way to do this: try waking up 30 minutes to an hour earlier than usual (or push bedtime back an hour if you’re a night owl, like me) and take time to do something you enjoy.

                            This could be reading with a cup of tea, catching up on Facebook, spending time on a passion project—anything! As long as it’s meaningful to you, it works!

                            Bonus:

                            Starting your day with meaningful time for yourself can set you up to have a positive mood that lasts well into office hours, and having your me-time in the evening can give you something positive to look forward to during the day.

                            4. Get productive and feel accomplished

                            Don’t you just love the feeling of checking the last item off of a hefty to-do list? That’s because self-motivation can be a huge driver of positivity and success.

                            When we accomplish something, no matter how small, it makes us feel good, plain and simple. Applying this tactic to your daily work can be the motivator you need to find fulfillment during the daily office grind.

                            While there are tons of steps to get more done at work, I’ll share my personal favorite: Prioritizing.

                            Now, many people handle prioritizing differently. Some like to tackle the little tasks first so they can spend focused time on the big to-dos. Others like to knock out the big items first and get to the smaller ones when they can.

                            No matter which camp you’re in, you may be missing one crucial step: Time management.

                            So how’s this work? When you factor in the amount of time your priorities will take, it can transform your productivity ten-fold.

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                            Say you have three top priorities for the day. You might jump into the smaller ones or the bigger ones depending on your preferred method, and then find yourself out of time and bringing work home with you at the end of the day.

                            This is prevented when you factor in time. Knowing how long each item will take, or deliberately setting specific blocks of time for your priorities can help you accomplish more in the same 8-9 (or 12) hours that you typically spend at work.

                            Try this:

                            Take a look at your priorities and consider how long they should take. Pop into your Google calendar (or Filofax, whatever works for you) and schedule time to work on your priority items around any important meetings or events of the day.

                            The most important thing to remember is to stick to your dedicated time.

                            Often, when we know exactly how long we have to work on something (and honor this time limit), we’re motivated to get more done on time to avoid taking work home at the end of the day.

                            The bottom line

                            There’s no need to waste 1/3 of our lives feeling unsatisfied at work. Luckily, you now have the tools to get started, take back your time, and become happy and fulfilled at work again.

                            The only question is — which tip will you try first?

                            Featured photo credit: Ellyot via unsplash.com

                            Reference

                            [1]Psychology Today: The Healing Power of Gratitude

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