Have you ever got to that point on a Friday afternoon in work where there’s no point starting another task, you’ve got the pub on your mind and you’re just watching the clock ready to finish? We’ve all been there and there’s nothing worse than time going slower as you’re more aware of it.
There’s plenty of things you can do to waste time when you’re stuck in work. Everyone knows about heading straight to YouTube to watch various pointless videos, or make another round of brews for the office, but why not doing something with your time to make money, almost like getting paid extra whilst you’re getting paid to work (you didn’t hear it from me!).
Well, here’s some things you can do online to kill time, and in the process make a bit of cash for those weekend plans.
In the same way as football betting, online casinos can be a fun way to make a bit of cash online without needing any actual knowledge. Alternatively, if you just want to play for fun you can do on most sites, without any money being passed over. There’s usually a variety of games that are themed to various tv programmes, movies and events, everything from Texas Hold ’em, Roulettes, Blackjack and more.
A lot of people believe these to be dangerous, but there’s specific sites out there that are the industry leaders and make sure your money is safe, and more importantly make sure you get your winners. Of course only play with what you can afford, and don’t let it take over your life. For more information and to play, click here.
Why not get involved with the blogging world, pick a subject you love talking about to your mates and share your knowledge and thoughts online. My personal recommendation for setting up a new blog would be through WordPress. There are a whole range of free themes to choose from when you set up and some that are a little better but for around £50. It’s well worth it in the long run though if you’re going to make money from it.
You might be thinking ‘well how does this make me money’, there’s loads of companies out there that love interacting and collaborating with bloggers, whether this is to try out products, or to share information on the brand. There’s plenty of sites that help bloggers connect with brands too, but my favourite is to use social media to connect with communities. There’s Facebook groups that specialise in sharing opportunities for bloggers, which you just sign up to and wait to hear back in your emails, try out “Official UK Bloggers”,”UK Blogger Opportunities” and “Blogger Opportunities” on Facebook. These have daily posts about two times a day with collaborations to get involved with.
Some find this boring, but I actually quite like doing online surveys, especially when you’re getting something back from it like a cash or voucher (it’s never usually much but it’s much better than wasting your time watching videos or something). You basically put in your details, and most companies find surveys relevant to you so it’s always something of interest. Answer the questions as truthfully as possible and end up with points which turn into cash. You’re also helping someone’s studies at the same time, which is always nice.
If you don’t specifically want to do surveys, there’s also more in-depth analysis quizzes online, which is much more intriguing than the usual ‘age’, ‘location’, ‘household income’ questions. These sites specialise in how certain demographics react to certain themes and scenarios. It’s all quite scientific really, and you make money in the meantime too!
What’s your top tips for making money online and making time pass by faster? It’s always good to have a side gig as well, as it’s recently been announced that many young people will have more than one job in their life. If you’re lucky, you might be able to turn one of these side projects into a business, especially with blogging, as people could pick up on your knowledge of certain industries, or writing style, and offer you freelance work for their own businesses. It’s definitely something to think about.