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5 Creative Ways to Earn Income

As survivors of the COVID 19 pandemic and all the changes it caused in our economy and lifestyles, the desire to become entrepreneurs have drastically increased. More people tapped into their passions and discovered creative ways to earn income, whether to improve lives, pay down debt, or purchase a luxury item.

Please continue reading to learn how easy it is to earn extra income without spending a lot of money. Get started on the five creative ways to do it.

Although earning extra income sounds daunting, it doesn’t have to be. It may take a little risk but earning extra income can be done with a bit of thought without expending a lot of energy or resources. Some creative ways to earn extra income are:

Sell photos online

Are you a fan of sunsets, sunrises, or nature in general? If so, your smartphone is probably already loaded with stock photos that you’ve taken. Stock photos are photos that are a balance of essential elements and beauty. Big sellers are nature, animals, seasons, and people doing everyday things.

Several websites purchase stock photos that they resell. Some tips to generating money from your images are:

  • Know your niche – what pictures you enjoy taking;
  • Build an audience on social media where you share your pictures;
  • Create an online store on Etsy or go to sites like Dreamstime and Shutterstock to sell your pictures.

Teach a class onlineTeach a class online

If you have expertise in almost any subject or are an online guru or influencer, you can turn your knowledge into a profitable online course. Some platforms allow you to turn your big ideas into lessons where you train, coach, teach and consult others for a fee. After you’ve selected the forum that you’ll use, prepare for your online course by:

  • Create your outline and master the technology that you’ll use.
  • Set up with the necessary tools and equipment.
  • Provide stimulating conversation.
  • Communicate regularly with those who sign up for your class.
  • Motivate your students about what they will learn.
  • Ask for feedback after the class.

Social media influencer

A social media influencer is a person who utilizes their platform to influence followers to believe and subscribe to what they are using or selling. They partner with brands to present and sway followers. In other words, they raise awareness among their audience.

For a newcomer to the influencer space looking to align with brands, utilizing an influencer marketing platform to partner them with brands is vital to the start of their career. Brands, take note of your conversion rates and continue to use your services to earn income.

Online micro jobs and surveys

If you have a computer and access to the internet, there is money available. Several survey companies rely on feedback from shoppers and pay a small fee for them. Many payouts once you have earned $10 by depositing your earnings into PayPal accounts. There are currently over two million adults making money taking surveys.

In addition to surveys, other websites have hundreds of micro-jobs available daily for pay. Some include data entry, and others involve comparing pictures, filling in documents, or rating different products. They also pay using either direct deposit or PayPal, and they pay daily if requested.


As a freelance worker, you can do whatever job you want and are qualified to do. For instance, if you are a great writer, offer your services to a company that needs content written for its own website or client sites. If you are great at making greeting cards, you can freelance and make greeting cards for a church or school. You can even start your own venture of selling handmade greeting cards.

Whatever you do well, freelance those services for extra income. Many companies hire freelancers because:

  • It saves money on providing company benefits;
  • They have expertise in their fields;
  • Hiring more freelancers means getting your work done faster;
  • Reduction of risk to the company.

Earning extra income doesn’t have to be daunting. Some creative ways to earn extra income are listed above. They involve little risk and don’t require expending any energy or resources. The benefits of doing something you’re passionate about and earning income through it are limitless.

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Alla Levin

Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures.

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!


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