Earn money on the side: The best methods offline & online

Do you often feel the same way? At the end of the money there is still a lot of month left ?! Would you like to make a major purchase, should it be a new television or a new car? Are you planning a wedding? Do you want a small cushion? Don’t have to turn every penny? A loan still has to be paid off? You haven’t had a nice long vacation in a while? Be reassured, because you are not alone with these wishes! Most feel the same or very similar. The income from your main job is simply no longer enough and you want to supplement your income and earn money on the side.

Earn money on the side – The best methods offline and online

I have very good news for you! Earning money on the side and thereby improving your financial situation is easier than you think! There are countless possibilities for you how you can earn money on the side. The methods differ between making money online and making money offline. For example, with a part-time job from home , whether online or offline, you can do just that.

But all methods have one thing in common: you have to spend time and energy to earn money on the side. You also have to forego a bit of free time, because you can only earn money alongside your regular job.

In addition to many jobs with which you can earn money offline and online, you will also find out everything else about making money on the side. In this article you will find out how you can earn money on the side, which jobs are available, how you can find serious jobs and what else you should and have to pay attention to if you want to earn money on the side.

How can I earn money on the side?

Logically, in order to be able to earn money on the side, you need a part-time job! With this you can improve your income in addition to your “normal” job. Maybe a part-time job from home with which you could earn money both offline and online. But a job that you cannot do from home is also ideal for earning money on the side.

 So that you have a little guide when looking for a part-time job, I recommend you make a small list. The list should help you later to find the best part-time job for you to be able to earn money on the side.

Tips for making money on the side

TIP 1

Your interests

Nothing is worse than a part-time job that you don’t enjoy at all! So write your interests / hobbies on a piece of paper and collect ideas related to your interests and hobbies. You will see that a job that you enjoy to earn money on the side is much more interesting than one that you do not enjoy at all. Just as important are your skills in considering your job search. Your part-time job will cost you a lot of energy and time, among other things, it will be much easier for you if it meets your interests and abilities. For example, if you are more of an introvert type, I would advise against a job as a waiter, if you are an extrovert, this would certainly be the right job for you.

TIP 2

No competition

In any case, make sure that you do not compete with your actual employer while earning money on the side. This could lead to a conflict of interest for you and your main employer would certainly not be happy if you were to earn money on the side with a competing company. Your boss is certainly anything but enthusiastic about your main job if you want to work for a competing company. With this in mind, remember that you need to let your boss know about your part-time job. Your employer from your main job can then even prohibit you from taking the job at the competing company out of a legitimate interest. In the worst case, you could even face termination.

TIP 3

Main job before part-time job

As nice as your job to earn money on the side may be and how much fun you have with it, your main job shouldn’t suffer as a result! Even if the temptation is to earn more money on the side through more commitment in your 2nd job, you must not neglect your main job. Remember that you still have enough free time and that you need rest and relaxation breaks between jobs. There are some legal regulations regarding working hours, vacation and sick leave that you and your employer must adhere to. It is best if you also have fixed working hours in your part-time job, so you can see exactly when you work and on which days you have time for your free time and your friends. 

TIP 4

invest money

If you are in the fortunate position that you can invest a little money, you can, for example, build up a passive income by investing in real estate or stocks. Buying bitcoins could also pay off for you. Sure, there is always a certain risk involved, but also that you can earn a lot of money on the side. But sometimes it takes a small or large investment to start your own business to earn money on the side. For example, if you want to start your own online shop, investments are necessary. In addition to the costs of domain registration, hosting costs, and building the website, you will also have to pay for marketing. 

My recommendations for making money online on the side

Affiliate marketing

Do you already have a website or an online shop? Then affiliate marketing is just right for you! Many providers of products or operators of online shops, the leading one is certainly the affiliate program “Amazon Partner Program”, offering you so-called affiliate programs. This means that you advertise their products on your website with an affiliate link. If a user clicks on this affiliate link on your website and buys this or another product on the advertised website / online shop, you will receive a commission for it without further ado.

With the Amazon partner program you can advertise all of them, and I mean really all of the products in the Amazon online shop, and you also collect money for this. Would you like to know exactly how it works? You can find out everything about it in my article Amazon Affiliate Program – The XXL Guide 2021 .

Would you like to learn more about affiliate marketing? Then I recommend my article Affiliate Marketing: The XXL Guide with all the information in which you can find out everything that is important for affiliate marketing.

 

START WITH THE AMAZON PARTNER PROGRAM

Answer surveys

Market research institutes are commissioned by companies to carry out certain surveys for them. If you register on such a survey panel, you will be repeatedly invited to a wide variety of surveys via email. If you then answer the surveys, you will receive a fee for it. So you can earn money from practically anywhere in the world, the only requirement is a stable Internet so that the survey can run smoothly.

My recommendation for the panels is swagbucks . I wrote a detailed report on this:  Swagbucks in the big test: Is it worth it? (+ Tips for particularly high income)

You are not sure which panels you should register on and which of these are really serious? Then you will find exactly the right thing for you in my post   Earning Money With Surveys 2021 – How it works and where you earn the most

SIGN IN TO SWAGBUCKS

textwriting

Anyone who wants to be successful on the Internet, perhaps runs a blog or a website, cannot ignore unique content. But anyone who can program a website cannot write the content for it. There are websites that offer exactly this service. Unique content is created according to customer requirements. But who writes these texts? YOU! Exactly! You can register with such a website, for example content.de or textbroker.de , take a look at what kind of texts are currently needed and grab the job. So you can earn money on the side in no time at all.

Texts for blog posts, product descriptions, SEO texts, texts for shop owners or companies, advice texts and are just a small selection of jobs that are assigned by hundreds of such agencies every day.

Virtual assistance

As a virtual (personal) assistant or personal assistant, you take on tasks for your customers. You can usually perform these tasks using the phone, computer / laptop, mobile phone and email. Often it is a matter of coordinating appointments and making reservations for hotels, flights, train trips or rental cars. Telephone and secretarial tasks are also part of the service of a virtual assistant. Some assistant jobs go so far that they also include errands, purchases or concierge tasks. As a rule, however, this is not so often the case.

 You do not necessarily have to have previous knowledge as an assistant, but organizational skills, familiar handling of common Office programs such as Outlook, Word and Excel and perhaps a foreign language would be good. if you already have experience in your main job as an assistant, this is definitely an advantage.

Programming apps / software

Do you think there is already an APP for everything? That’s not entirely true, because hundreds of other apps are uploaded to the relevant Apple and Google stores every day. You just have to find a niche in the market. Earning money on the side by programming an APP can really be very lucrative for you. Because not only the sale of the APP can bring you an income, but also IN-APP purchases. This is how you sell your APP for little money, but if the customer wants to have more functions or more levels unlocked for a game, he has to make further purchases in your APP, from which you can then benefit. With the sale of APPS you have very high earning potential. You don’t even need programming knowledge, on portals like Goodbarber.de you can practically create your app in a modular system.

The same goes for programming. The spectrum of what kind of programming is involved is wide. Some examples are programming databases for websites or programming cloud-based services. Job advertisements for programmers are a dime a dozen and it is the ideal job to be able to earn money on the side. In contrast to APP programming, it is necessary that you have knowledge of the most common programming languages ​​such as Java, PHP, Python, C, C # or C ++. You can – yet – not? Then make use of the Internet and learn easily at home with specialist books and online courses.

Graphic designer / web designer

You can earn money on the side by designing logos, graphics, flyers, posters, fonts, website templates and stock graphics (images, visualized graphics). Here, however, you should have in-depth knowledge of one or more graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop or others. There are certainly simple graphics programs with which you can create graphics and the like without much prior knowledge. You can earn most of the money on the side with real professional work.

 As a web designer, you can also earn money online on the side. You create websites for your customers and maintain them with new content. With WordPress, for example, websites can be created relatively easily. As a web designer, you are not only responsible for creating websites, you should also be able to advise your customers on legal matters. This includes the imprint and the provisions of the GDPR. You should also have SEO knowledge, because what is the use of a website if it cannot be found on the Internet.

You will find the right positions for you on web portals such as machdudas.de or in the relevant job portals and you can apply quickly and easily.

Blogger

You can make money on the side as a blogger by monetizing your blog, i.e. practically converting it into money. Create and maintain a blog for a (niche) topic and make sure that you achieve a high reach. The more visitors come to your blog and read it, the greater your chance of making money with the blog on the side.

Now you are probably wondering how this should work ?! It’s easy with

With   Google AdSense  ( advertising banners) that are displayed on your blog. If the user clicks on such an advertising banner and then buys something or the product on the corresponding page, you receive a commission
With affiliate links  that work  similarly to Google AdSense, only the affiliate links are usually embedded in texts or buttons. Here, too, you can earn money on the side if a user clicks on this link and then buys this or a product
With Sponsored Post  either another blogger would like to publish a post on your blog, for which you will then receive a fee. Or you advertise a product with a blog post and also receive a fee from the manufacturer.
By selling your own products such as online courses or services that you advertise on your blog. You can easily create online or web seminars at lerny.de
With dropshipping, you sell “third-party” products in your blog that you don’t need to have in stock. The wholesaler from whom you order the products after a purchase then sends them directly to your customer

Google AdSense  ( advertising banners) that are displayed on your blog. If the user clicks on such an advertising banner and then buys something or the product on the corresponding page, you receive a commission
Affiliate links  that work  similarly to Google AdSense, only the affiliate links are usually embedded in text or buttons. Here, too, you can earn money on the side if a user clicks on this link and then buys this or a product
Sponsored Post  either another blogger would like to publish a post on your blog, for which you will then receive a fee. Or you advertise a product with a blog post and also receive a fee from the manufacturer.
Selling your own products such as online courses or services that you advertise on your blog. You can easily create online or web seminars at  lerny.de
Dropshipping is where you sell “third-party” products in your blog that you don’t need to have in stock. The wholesaler from whom you order the products after a purchase then sends them directly to your customer
Collect donations from your users. Sounds strange at first. But you ask your users for small donations. For this they get, for example, new blog posts to read a few days earlier than others or a product that you want to sell is presented in advance. There is for example the website of Tipeee.de or at paypal.de you can also set up a donation account.
Guest blogging / guest posting  on other blogs. Just as other bloggers publish a post on yours and you can earn money with it, you can also “sell” your posts to other bloggers. If your blog has a certain reach and a certain authority, your blog posts are worth cash for other bloggers and they are quite willing to pay you for your guest blog
Fee-based member areas  for VIP users who pay a certain fee and thus benefit from other features of your blog. This is similar to collecting donations to earn money on the side
VGWort and your texts. You don’t know the collecting society Wort, or VG Wort for short? But you should! You can earn additional money with almost any of your blog posts by registering your blog posts with VG Wort. If you have enough access to your blog posts, you will receive a bonus from VG Wort every year. Do you want to know more about it? In my blog post VG Wort I have compiled all the facts for you

You have to admit yourself that there are a lot of different ways you can earn money with your own blog on the side. My list is certainly not exhaustive, but it should contain the most important methods.

Write an e-book

Just mentioned and now you can earn money with your knowledge on the side. You have acquired a lot of knowledge about a topic (blogging) over the years. Have you already given webinars or other courses for Newbees? Then write all of this in an e-book and market it via Amazon & Co. You don’t trust yourself to do that? There are numerous tools such as Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to help you with this.

Call center agent

Many call centers are outsourcing their jobs and with today’s opportunities to take or make phone calls anywhere in the world, you can earn money online as a call center agent from home. All you need is a computer / laptop and a headset. Many call center agencies also provide you with these working materials.

The tasks of a call center agent are to conduct inbound or outbound phone calls with customers or interested parties of the client. These can be consultations about a product, creating offers, carrying out surveys or receiving customer inquiries. The call center agency provides you with this knowledge through training, courses and webinars.

These were a few of the ways you can make money online on the side. That is not enough? Then check out my post  Earning Money Online – These are the best methods in 2021 . There you will find many other interesting methods for making money online on the side.

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