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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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                            Sean is the founder and CEO of Rype, a language learning app. He's an entrepreneur and blogger.

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                            Published on October 8, 2019

                            How to Advance Your Career (and the Big Mistakes You May be Making)

                            How to Advance Your Career (and the Big Mistakes You May be Making)

                            The late writer William S. Burroughs once said that “When you stop growing, you start dying.” It might have a morbid undertone, but it’s one hundred percent true in terms of one’s career.

                            The days of finding a job with one company that you can stick with for 30 years, and simply relax as you move up its company escalator are few and far between in today’s world. This isn’t necessarily bad news. On the contrary, it means that you’re the one in charge of shaping your career advancement.

                            By putting these principles and behaviors into practice, you’ll begin to see how to advance your career quickly. Ready? Let’s get started…

                            1. Define What Success Is for You

                            There’s no right or wrong definition of what success in your career looks like. The important thing is to figure out what success looks like for YOU. It might, and probably will, change along the way, but if you don’t have some sort of milestone on the horizon, then you won’t know which direction to go in.

                            Think about success in your career in terms of one year, five years, and 10 years. Once you have that, it’s time to lace up your boots and get to work.

                            2. Learn How to Develop and Follow a Plan

                            Nobody just stumbles upon success accidentally. Sure, they may stumble upon breakthroughs or new methods accidentally, but all success stories have one thing in common — a plan.

                            Establish a timeline for the things that you want to achieve in your career in the next year, five years, 10 years, and so on. Consider the skills that you’ll need to learn to make these things happen and work on acquiring them.

                            3. Surround Yourself With Those Better Than You

                            It’s a rule of thumb among musicians that if you want to get better, then you need to get out of the bedroom and play with people who are better than you.

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                            By surrounding yourself with people who are better than you and where you want to be, you’ll not only see how these people climbed to where they are in their respective fields, but you’ll learn from them and naturally want to push yourself to be better in your own job as well.

                            4. Seek Out a Mentor(s)

                            A mentor will not only be able to help you refine and reach your career goals, but will be invaluable in landing promotions and finding unadvertised job openings.

                            One unique approach is to work on fostering a relationship with a mentor both within and outside of your company. This will help in giving you different perspectives as you rise up through the ranks in your company and career overall.

                            5. Stop Wasting Your Mornings

                            You may not think you’re a morning person, but if you can learn to be one, you’ll thank yourself 10 years down the road.

                            Prepare a to-do list of tasks that you want to accomplish the day before and work on knocking them out for at least one hour before you respond to morning emails. The problem with responding to emails first, is you’re giving your attention to somebody else’s agenda, instead of plotting your own course for the day.

                            6. Arrange or Attend a Networking Party

                            If you’re attending networking events simply because you might get a few free drinks, you’re doing them wrong. These events are great for meeting new people and forming relationships. Your goal shouldn’t be to get hired by the end of the night, but to simply make a good impression by being friendly and authentic. So what’s next?

                            Reach out a few days later via email or on social media to follow up and connect!

                            7. Pick Up Some New Skills

                            Nobody wants to be the old dog that can’t learn any new tricks. To move up in your career, you’re going to likely need to pick up new skills along the way. Maybe your company offers on-the-job training or you have the option of taking online classes at night.

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                            By learning new skills, you’ll not only be able to expand upon what you can already do, but you’ll make yourself more valuable to your employer and future employers.

                            8. Exploit the Benefits Already at Your Disposal

                            Remember what we just said about the possibility of your company providing on-the-job training? Take advantage of these sorts of benefits!

                            If you’re working for a company that allows you to job shadow other employees or has company mixers, you should attend these. They not only allow you to develop your skills within the company, but show seasoned executives within your field that you’re interested in more than just clocking in for a paycheck.

                            9. Make Yourself Indispensable

                            Good help is hard to find and employers want to retain outstanding employees. If you can learn to make yourself indispensable to your company, you’ll not only communicate that you’re successful, but will have a lot more job security. What’s this entail though?

                            It’s actually not all that difficult. By being reliable, adapting to new challenges, and holding your own work and performance to a high standard, you’ll stand out among your peers and others will take notice. Easy enough, right?

                            10. Get Off the Fence

                            People who advance in their careers are those who don’t shy away from voicing their opinion and stand up with authority when the opportunity arises.

                            If a problem arises in your company and you think you might have a solution or are willing to work to find one, then let others know. Employers value and promote problem solvers. Start off with something small and work your way up towards tackling more difficult tasks and projects.

                            11. Don’t Wait for More Responsibility, Ask for It

                            If you want more responsibility in your job, then be open about it with your manager. Your manager may be so busy with their own work that they weren’t aware you were looking for more challenges.

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                            Just make sure you can handle it and that you already show strong performance in your current duties. And if your manager doesn’t seem supportive about offering you more responsibility, well, then it could be time to look for new employment.

                            12. Stop Wasting Time on What You Don’t Want

                            If your career goals start with “I should do this…” there could be a problem. This kind of language in referring to goals can doom them to failure because the want isn’t there.

                            Consider using the RUMBA method (Reasonable, Understandable, Measurable, Behavioral and Agreed) when setting your goals. That “agreed” part should really be “want.” By going after career goals that you actually want to accomplish, you’re much more likely to achieve them.

                            13. Seek Out Feedback and Apply It

                            Simply doing your job might not always push you up in your career advancement. Too often, employees just assume that their bosses will notice their performance strides and reach out when the time is right to advance.

                            Don’t be afraid to regularly seek out feedback and ask for constructive criticism. It not only shows that you value your manager’s opinion but demonstrates that you care about your job and want to become better in your chosen field.

                            14. Pick Your Bosses Wisely

                            Advancing in your career can move a lot quicker if you’re working for the right people. If your boss isn’t any good at their job or doesn’t value you, then moving up could become difficult.

                            A great boss though, will be able to help you capitalize on your strengths and be an advocate for your success. If there aren’t any strong developers of talent in your management chain already, then look around for some and seek them out as mentors.

                            15. Learn to Develop Your Sense of Timing

                            The odds of asking for a promotion or raise are in your favor with over 70 percent of respondents to a survey from PayScale reporting some success. One thing to keep in mind that can make all the difference is when you ask.

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                            Some corporate cultures may prefer that employees reach out about advancement during their annual review, but maybe you work for a more free-spirited startup. The best approach may be to take note of when others advance and ask about how the organization handles employee development.

                            16. Work Hard and Promote Yourself

                            Working hard and delivering a solid job performance are the keys to advancing in your career no matter what field you’re in. This doesn’t mean you need to be completely humble about your accomplishments either.

                            Keep a record of your positive impact within the organization and let others both within your company and your field know that you’re enthusiastic about your role and work.

                            17. Don’t Just Build Your Network… Cultivate It

                            It’s way too easy to add new people to your LinkedIn network and then forget about them for all eternity. Rather than just collecting business cards or social media contacts, you should be cultivating relationships with the ones you already have.

                            Follow up with people that you haven’t spoken to in a while, offer to connect them with somebody you know in their field, or ask about a new job title they may have taken on. Doing so could be the spark that leads to a potential job referral.

                            18. Join a Professional Organization

                            The National Association of (insert your industry here) and other professional organizations can still offer a great wealth of advantages from networking to industry insights, and skill development.

                            Even outside of professional organizations dedicated to particular job fields, civic organizations can also be fantastic for making new contacts. After all, so much about career advancement is who you know, and you never know who you’ll meet who knows somebody else who is looking for someone with your skills and experience.

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