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Keen to make money from your couch? Before you consider taking out another loan, look at earning a bit of pocket money online. There are legitimate ways of earning cash on the internet in your own time, from the comfort of your own home. Here are five ideas to consider before getting into more debt: 

1. Try Online Surveys

Taking an online survey might not be as easy as applying for fast small loans, but it’s another avenue worth trying if you need money in a hurry. Online surveys can give you a decent payout; the trick is in finding sites that value feedback from your demographic. 

Surveys benefit companies that are conducting consumer research. It’s a popular way to make money because you can do it from the comfort of your couch, and you don’t need any real skills. You just need an opinion and an honest answer to the reams of questions. Some survey sites will pay you out in cash, while others offer you rewards. Make sure you know what you’re getting before you sign up. 

2. Use Online Search Engines And Get Paid

Qmee.com is a great way for you to make money without any extra effort. Every time you use a search engine, you earn some cash. You have to agree to a browser add-on which displays adverts based on past searches. It can be annoying because there are pop-ups more often than not, but apart from closing these, no extra effort is required on your part. 

Qmee also has other earning bonuses you can activate, like their rewards program. One of the most exciting benefits of using this platform is that you can cash out at any time – you are not locked into any agreement, minimum payouts amounts, or complicated terms and conditions. 

3. Try Writing An Ebook

Do you have the gift of the gab? If so, why not publish your pearls of wisdom? Write an ebook about anything you feel passionately about – it could be cars, college life, a joke book, or even a how-to on caring for cats. The more original the topic, the better. 

The best place to publish your book is on theAmazon Kindle store. You can write and publish your book for free and you get to keep 70% of your sales. Amazon ebook sales are generally successful because their visitors are already looking for products and books to purchase. Ebook writing is a once-off job that can keep paying you for years to come. 

4. Try Crowd-sourcing and Freelance Microjobs

Freelance microjob sites like Fiverr, Freelancer, and Upwork offer business owners the chance to post tasks they need done in a hurry. You can expect to take on easy but time-consuming tasks that business owners are simply too busy to handle. They generally don’t require any real skills; instead involving things like data entry, filling in forms, and other fairly repetitive tasks. It’s not likely to be your dream job, but you can do these mini jobs in your own time, at home, on your couch, and only when you need cash. 

5. Review Unsigned Bands For Cash

This opportunity is ideal for music fans and is especially exciting for those who love to find music no-one else has ever heard of. Start reviewing bands that haven’t been recognised as yet and get paid to do it. You’re not going to make a lot of money, don’t expect to earn more than $40 a month, but it’s a super fun hobby to get into that puts money back into your pocket. Plus, you get a headstart on the entertainment industry, finding bands that could be famous one day before anyone else has ever heard of them. 

Making money online can be safe, fun, quick, and easy. These ideas are not get-rich-quick schemes. You’re not likely to make a significant amount of money using any of these methods. Rather, they give you a fast and easy way to put a little bit of cash into your back pocket when you need it most.

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