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Need a bit of extra cash? As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you’ve got the ability to earn! While there’s no such thing as a true get rich quick scheme online (and you need to be wary of any website or app that promises to be just that), there are some very simple ways to make very real money online.

So how do you go about it? Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common forms of internet income.

  • Google Ads on your website
  • If you have your own site, be it a blog, a business page or a little something just for fun, you can place Google Ads within it. You’ll then generally earn a small commission whenever a visitor clicks on the link.

    Obviously you need to put in a lot of effort to develop a site that people will want to visit, and the earnings from each click are miniscule, but generate enough traffic, and you could soon be earning a pretty penny.

  • Uploading videos to YouTube
  • If you upload a video to YouTube and it gathers enough traction, the site will pay you! The average reimbursement is around $1 per 1000 views, but this can vary greatly depending on the content of the video and the audience it reaches. So what are you waiting for – go film a piece of viral gold!

  • Completing surveys
  • The classic student solution, online surveys can pay up to $5 per completed form. If you have some spare time on your hands and are quick enough on the keyboard, you could be earning a decent amount of cash for something as simple as ticking a few boxes! Try the following survey sites:

  • No-risk betting
  • No risk betting, or ‘matched’ betting, is a totally legal system of gambling that entirely removes risk. You simply find two online betting sites that offer competing odds on the outcome of a game. Say, for example, that a basketball team is paying $2.10 for the win on one site, while their opponent is paying $2.05 on another. If you place a $1 bet on both teams, but on separate sites, you’ll be making (a small amount of) money no matter who wins.

    No risk betting takes time, and the rewards are usually very small, but if you have patience and plenty of capital to invest, you can earn a lot!

  • Freelancing online
  • Do you have a skill that you can turn into cash? Sites like Upwork and Fiverr link up people who are ready to work with those who need work done. The breadth of skills required on these sites can be surprising – you could be a writer, designer, composer, therapist, translator, life coach, producer, singer or decorator, and it’s more than likely that someone will want the specific skills that you bring to the table. As long as you can complete the work remotely, you’re ready to earn!