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5 Ways You Can Use Your Online Time To Earn Cash

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by capslocked, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Internet strength is still shit-poor in these parts. And come on, all of us know what happens next. We connect our devices to that home router or hotspot, and spend as much time as we can goofing off online, crappy connection or not.

    That means hours' worth of social media, games, or endless videos of cats until we turn in for the night. Unless doing absolutely nothing in life is your jam, that's countless hours of your valuable timecompletely wasted. Instead of that happening day in and day out, we say you should turn that around, and convert your online time into extra money.

    And there's no need to "ask us how." Here you go, the five ways you can Please or Register to view links.

    Note: This is just an overview, and you'll need to do supplementary research on whatever method you choose. Good luck!


    SELL YOUR PRODUCT AND EXTRA STUFF

    Thinking of riding that #artisanal, #handmade, and #limitededition train? Now's the time to do so, before it gets baduy. You crafty and artsy types can start makin' and sellin' through popular online marketplaces like Please or Register to view links. Post your artwork on Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links, and see your creations printed on T-shirts, phone cases, and other accessories. Sites like Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links will also showcase your work to a global audience.



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    If you prefer to offload your old stuff, Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links are the go-tos for that task. Remember, they have to be in working condition, and without any extensive internal or external damage. Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view linkscan also be used to showcase old and new products. But please go easy on the hashtags, and on adding Facebook and Instagram users. You may think otherwise, but the truth is those are huge turn-offs.


    WORK ONLINE


    Just a few years ago, there were few choices for Filipinos who want to say goodbye to office cubicles, stupid and shallow office politics, and everyday Please or Register to view links. Now, online workers around the country are thriving in multiple online job markets. Please or Register to view links, Please or Register to view links (formerly oDesk and Elance), Please or Register to view links, and Please or Register to view links are well-known job sources, with locally based options Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view linksfollowing closely.



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    Wanna go "solo flight"? You can also create your own website, and publish your best work there, with self-promotion falling solely on your shoulders. Another alternative is to go for platforms like Please or Register to view links (this one has e-commerce functionality, too!), or startups such as Please or Register to view links—the latter hooks you up with companies through job listings, and gives you a place to show prospective clients your portfolio.


    STOCK TRADING


    Yep, you can now do buying/selling/trading stocks at home! Learn the basics before signing up with any trading platform. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) offers e-learning material on its Please or Register to view links, as well as a regular Please or Register to view links at its HQ in Ortigas Center. Please or Register to view links is also a good online resource.



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    Please or Register to view links, Please or Register to view links, Please or Register to view links, and Please or Register to view links are just some of the trading platforms accredited by the PSE. Check out this 2014 Please or Register to view links from Philpad.com, and another one from Please or Register to view links.


    BLOG!


    Blogging is a good option for those who have a wide knowledge of specific topics, excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to explain complex issues in simple terms. As with e-commerce and creating your online portfolio, you can either make your own website with your own domain name and hosting account, or take the free route first with platforms like Please or Register to view links or Please or Register to view links. Friendly reminder: Always cite your sources, and always make original content!



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    Established bloggers (read: those who have organically built their own readership, and are highly regarded in their covered industries) can also do guest blogging, where they write about their areas of expertise on another person or company's blog. It helps promote your work to other online audiences, and the "host" blog can showcase another interesting point of view.

    Bloggers also make money through placing ads on their Please or Register to view links, and through sponsored content. Look into Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links for ad options.


    SHARING IS CARING


    If you've been blessed with an extra vehicle or room/property to rent out, you can join the growing global sharing economy via Airbnb and Uber. Read Airbnb's primer on Please or Register to view links, and check out Uber's Please or Register to view linksand Please or Register to view links for Manila drivers. The Please or Register to view links blog is a good read as well.



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    As with selling stuff, always make sure that the stuff you'll share/rent out is in good working condition. You don't want to become famous online for offering sub-par services/items, right?
     
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