How you can Make Money Online

10 legit ways to cash in full-time or part-time without leaving home


Wish you had a little extra (or a lot more) spending money in your pocket for a vacation, night out or even that new IPhone? Luckily, earning yourself extra dough doesn’t necessarily mean taking on a second job. In fact, all you need is an internet connection and the willingness to take on one or more of the following part-time or even full-time, from the comfort of your home:


  1. Online Market Research

Many big name companies are willing to pay for your opinion on their products. By signing up for a free membership on online paid survey communities such as MySurvey Canada or The Harris Poll you can earn cash, gift cards, prizes and more just by sharing your valued opinion!


  1. Cash Back Websites

Most of us don’t need incentive to shop, but if you do—joining a cash back website such as E-bates allows you to shop online at your favourite stores and earn between 2-10% cash back on retail purchases, and up to 20% on travel purchases!


  1. Freelance Writing

If you have a knack for writing, you can get paid to write anything from blogs posts to website copy all from the comfort of your home. Experienced or not, leave it to sites like Contenta to instantly connect you with remote writing opportunities galore.


  1. Buy and Sell Apps

Let the things you’d rather trash become someone else’s treasure— for a price! Download a free local buy and sell app like LetGo or Carousell to make money off of those pants you never wear, that book you’re done reading or that bike you rarely use.


  1. Sell Your Photos

Microstock websites like iStock and Shutterstock, make it easy for an amateur or pro to sell their best pics on their site. Get ready to make 15%-50% on each photo sold. Not to mention you can sell audio, video and illustrations too!


  1. Sell Your DIY Goods

Get artsy in your spare time? Popular e-commerce website, Etsy allows you to make money off of a DIY hobby you love. Whether you can knit, paint, make jewellery and the like, tap into their online market of millions to sell your goods for cash!



  1. Virtual Assistant

Just like an in-person assistant job, help one or more executives with their daily tasks remotely. Freelance websites such as Upwork, can help you land your dream VA gig or side gig.


  1. YouTube Videos

If you have a strong viewer base or are willing to work on it, you can make money by enabling the monetization of your YouTube channel— aka agreeing to display ads on your videos. The more people engaging with the ads on your videos, the more money you make!


  1. Social Media Influencer

These days, content kings and queens can make a solid living just by sharing stories, photos and videos of their daily lives on their social feeds. Posts averaging 1000 engagements, according to influencer community, can earn you up to $450… per post!


  1. Social Media Manager

If you’re a lover of all things social media with an eye for compelling content, many companies are willing to pay people like you to manage their social accounts remotely. Get paid to create posts, reply to comments and more on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Laura D’Angelo | DBPC blog

Living the Life You Want to the Fullest

We’ve all heard the expression “live life to the fullest,” but what does it really mean?

Naturally, your mind may wander to the extreme: cliff jumping, sky diving and other adrenaline-inducing experiences. While that may be someone’s version of living life to the fullest, it may not necessarily be your own.


With the New Year around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about what your own version of the expression is. Here are some tips to help you get there:


Be a ‘Goal Digger’

Not content with the life you’re currently living? According to Mick Ukleja, co- author of Who Are You? What Do You Want?: Four Questions That Will Change Your Life, that’s much better than being too content, which leaves little room for personal growth. Desire fuels us, which explains why, as per Time, people with goals are 20% more satisfied with their lives.


Focus on Feeling

According to transformative life coach and author Bernadette Logue, one of the best ways to live life to the fullest is to write down what it means to you and how you would feel if you were living your fullest life. Better yet, revisit those feelings once a day. The more in tune you are with your feelings, the easier it is to avoid giving in to negative thinking.


Do Something You Love

An easy way to feel good is to do at least one thing you love each day. We spend so much time fulfilling other people’s to-do lists and our own chores that we often neglect the things we actually enjoy doing. Love to play an instrument, hike, or cook? Whatever it is that makes you happy, make time for it in your day; you won’t regret it.


Leave Your Comfort Zone

We all know life isn’t always easy, and why would we want it to be? Easy is boring. As Lewis Carroll famously said, “We only regret the chances we didn’t take.” Every reward has risk, but that’s what makes life exciting. Psychologist Amy Bucher notes that “running away from fear intensifies our anxieties.” The more you face fear, the more control you have over it.


Pay it Forward

Kindness is contagious. In a study on the topic, Shawn Achor found thatindividuals who completed five acts of kindness over the course of a day reported feeling much happier than control groups and that the feeling lasts for many days.” Whether it’s as small as holding the door open for someone or buying the person in line behind you at Starbucks a coffee, why pass up an opportunity to make yourself – and others – feel good?


Before you take up sky diving or cliff jumping, realize that it’s the decisions you make in each moment that add up to your happiness, and thus a life that feels full. Taking things one day at a time will be more effective than making big, dramatic changes to your life all at once. As Logue says, “No one else misses out if you don’t live your life to the fullest, it’s just you that misses out.”


So, what are you waiting for?


Laura D’Angelo | DBPC Blog