Ways To Earn Extra Money While Working Full-Time

Modern times can be tough as you struggle financially to stay on top of keeping one’s head 'Out of pocket'above water. The expectations of providing everything the family needs to get by can be daunting! The cost of this seems to be endless…and for a lot of people, annual family holidays, great education for the kids, nights out on the town, upgrading the car etc, etc, might be impossible because of circumstance. But the clock is ticking and time is fading away. But, there is hope…real hope!

Bills Piling Up?

Sure you could ask your boss for a wage rise,.. or … sell something your not using anymore but neither of these ideas is a long-term solution. Financial freedom can not be achieved working for someone else.   Ask yourself this question – what would happen if all of a sudden the main breadwinner in your family lost their job next week or for other reasons couldn’t work again? How long would you be able to continue to live the way you are now even if you receive some sort of benefit from the state? How long would it take before the bills started piling up?

Bleek Prospects?

Scary just thinking about it right? But this is what has happened to loads and loads of families all over the world. Even if you have the dream job with the dream income, how long would it take before you found yourself in an undesirable position?

Well… many have thought about this and that’s why more and more people are finding the MULTIPLE opportunities the internet has presented. They many thousands of ordinary people have found very real opportunites to change their circumstances, using the internet.

Opportunities Galore Online?

The internet is currently being used by over 3 billion active users and it’s growing every day. Huge numbers as you can imagine. There has never been a time in history before where one has opportunities as the internet has presented. The internet is ‘young’ and there are opportunities here like no other.

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Making A List

MANY people want to lead a life whereby they determine how much they want to earn, 'Spare cash'?where they want to work, how much they want to work, and many are doing this from the internet. IN FACT, online business is being created while people work their regular job.

If you were to make a list of GREAT REASONS for starting a global online business, it might read something like this:

  • it can provide extra INCOME (or replace my current income)
  • it can cost LESS than $500 per year
  • It ONLY needs a computer and an internet connection
  • I can have an online business while working my regular job
  • I work from anywhere at anytime

I decide how much I want to work

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Breaking It Down

Let’s break it down a bit more to see what ways there are to make money online.

The world is the marketplace, and products and services are moving around the globe at an ever intensive pace. Internet giants such as AMAZON, for example, have changed the way we source the everyday things we want. But a bulk of their business is dependant on individual business owners known as associates or affiliates, driving traffic to the products via their own website. In turn, when a visitor goes on to purchase an item the business owner gets paid a commission. This is known as AFFILIATE Marketing. eBay is another platform that is similar.

There is something for everybody ONLINE and here is but a drop in the ocean of ideas to get the juices going.

  • Administration Sevices
  • Website Content Writing
  • Image Editing
  • Computer Graphics Design'computer keyboard'
  • Website Design
  • Proof-reading
  • Financial Services
  • Video Creation
  • Online Tutoring
  • And on it goes…
  • Translation services

There are so many things you could be doing online. All you need is an idea and people who will pay for what you have.  There are numerous online spaces to find these people and let them know what you have. They are everywhere.

Places to Consider Having an Online Business

  • Fiverr (a place to sell logo graphics)
  • Wealthy Affiliate (community-based affiliate training and hosting affiliate business)
  • Guru (for hiring freelancers)
  • Udemy (for your own online courses)
  • and much more…

I’m not saying it will be easy as it will take work on your part but I will say that it is entirely plausible to earn a regular online income that could make the difference to your financial situation. All of the above options can be operated part-time.

How to Earn An Income Playing Video Games Online

Imagine coming home from a hard days work to sit and chill for a while by playing your favourite computer game. But what if you could earn something from it as well. Is it possible to earn enough from gaming to replace your current income? Well, there are those who have done just that. Enjoy this story…

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A recent story from newyorker.com concludes how you can earn a living from playing your favourite digital games. Imagine coming home from a hard days work and all you want to do is sit for a while to chill out and forget about what happened at work and to just play your favourite computer game for a while. So if you are going to do that, then why not earn some extra cash while you are at it?

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Rina Walker

Rina Walker - Founder of EarningOnline.come

I am Rina Walker the founder of Earning Online and have been running a successful affiliate marketing website and blogging about earning online opportunites since November 2016. The niches that I am involved in include Wealth Creation, Permaculture, Action Cameras and Social Enterprise - all of which I have a great interest in.

I'm also involved in helping, supporting and coaching online entrepreneurs of all levels to build and run their own successful web-based affiliate business.

9 thoughts on “Ways To Earn Extra Money While Working Full-Time”

  1. There’s some great info here! Personally I’ve got experience with Wealthy Affiliate, as I’m a member for over three years and I’m hosting several affiliate websites that are making some money.

    Fiverr is a great place to get some nice website logos and other stuff, although it can be a bit of a trial and error, as there are so many people providing services. Fortunately it is very cheap to try and find someone capable.

    I also love Udemy. I don’t provide my own courses, but I do love to follow courses on there. Just like with Fiverr you have to watch out a bit, but there are some high quality courses to be found. At the moment I’m following a photography course and they have an absolute amazing community (through a private fb group).


    • Hiya Jurgen!

      Thank you for commenting on your experiences, and it’s great to hear of your success in Wealthy Affililiate and with your websites. Firverr is indeed a handy place to get logos and such to enhance say a website and for branding purposes for example. Udemy as you say is a learning platform for a multitude of things and can be great for learning specific skills and knowledge.

      Thanks again for stopping by,

      Regards 🙂

  2. I spot on your recommendation on earning money online with Wealthy Affiliate! I am one of them and the living proof that doing part-time affiliate marketing can also contribute towards my household expenses. One advice to those who really want to find 2nd income as a backup plan, “get organized at home”! You need to have a schedule if you want to work at home. Hope this little sharing helps. 

    • Hey Florence! 

      Great to have your comments and I like your tip regarding being organised and having a schedule to fit in with working from home. One can be easily distracted with other matters of the home when you are right there and running your business from home as well. So, having your work plan in your schedule and sticking to it is key. 

      I often arise early when the household is still asleep to get at least an hour of working my business in while it is nice and quiet. Once everyone is out the door, I’ll allocate tasks for the day both business and personal and including household chores. This works for me and the business isn’t suffering.

      Thanks for stopping by Florence,

      regards 🙂

  3. Great suggestions for finding work online. Only at the beginning of this year I had no idea people were working online so much. I am a musician, so never really gave it much thought. When my life circumstances changed, I had to find a way, to start earning working from home.

    I second your recommendation of Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve learned there so much, and keep learning every day. I’ve already built two online businesses and I started only seven months ago with zero internet marketing and technical knowledge. It’s incredible what one can achieve with the right support and that is exactly what one gets at the WA platform. 

    I also like Fivver. I’ve used designers from Fivver to design my logos, and my social media visual identity. 

    Thanks for a great article and the reminder that we can work for ourselves and be our own bosses!

  4. Hi Rina, the internet is a maze of opportunities, but also a pitfall of disappointing offers. I have a friend who’s creating courses for Udemy, and there is real good money to earn. I have seen really good reviews about Wealthy Affiliate too. I never heard of Twitch, but that would be a great opportunity for the hardcore gamers:) Imagine, playing games for money!


    • Hi there Loes

      Yes there are many pitfalls online with scammy offers but it can be avoided with a few key tips.

      1. Always do your research – never assume that something is legit. Read plenty of online reviews on a product that interests you and ask a lot of questions.

      2. Don’t believe everything you read –  scammers are usually making some outrageous claims about how much you can earn and how little you have to work for it. This is simply not true!

      3. Talk to real people who are already doing it. Find out from the horses mouth so to speak about there experiences. There are communities of people like this in online platfprms such as Wealthy Affiliate.

      It is worth your time and effort to do these things before deciding on a particular product of which there are litterally thousands. You don’t have to research all of them. Just do enough research until you find the right opportunity for you.

      Regards 🙂 

  5. Hi Rina and wonderful New Zealand.

    I even once visited Tauranga back in mid-90-ies by serving as a marine navigation officer. 

    I am in online business for awhile now. I agree with the points you made about making money online and ways to achieve success. Just my two cents worth to add is that one has to give it the time ( an hour or two a day) and effort, and do not fall for the ‘easy money traps’ but if you have then put it down to experience and move on. 

    There are some great opportunities for people looking to earn supplement income online and you have already provided a great place for people to start looking with the reviews menu at the top of this page.


    My regards. 

    • Hiya! Thanks for calling around and for the comments! 

      It sounds like you enjoyed your time here in NZ!

      Thank you for mentioning the bit about moving on from a bad experience. There are so many scams out there making outrageous claims about how much money you can make for little or no work for example. Many fall for it only to lose time and money. But then they are so scarred by the experience that it puts them off the idea of earning online altogether or they fall into the same trap again.

      This is why reviews are important as they provide a base point from which to start. Many jump straight into the first thing they see but the best way to avoid the scam traps is to follow these simple rules. 

      1.  DO YOUR RESEARCH – find out all there is to know about the product or programme. Steer clear of invisible teams or those who hide behind a mask. If there is little information on those who opperate the programme or product, steer clear. 

      2.  READ PRODUCT/PROGRAMME REVIEWS – read at least 5 reviews before deciding on an ‘earning online’ programme.

      3.  TRY BEFORE YOU BUY – if you are not able to experience an ‘earning online’ product before you buy it or there is no refund policy, then steer clear.  

      There are legitimate opportunities for sure – some better than others.

      Anyone looking to earn online while holding down a full-time job can absolutely do so with the right programme.

      Regards 🙂


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