There are many alternative way to earn extra money while at the same
experience and doing what you love best. Its not all easy
money, its often competitive, but its often fun and can be
profitable with a little talent, know-how, persistence and hard work.
Although it can be challenging to find quality sites, there
need to pay to belong to any freelancing community. They should make
from the buyer or employer, from percentage fees once funds are earned,
and/or from advertising or other sources.
- Web directory of artistic competitions from around the world.
- Crowdsourced design tasks such as logos, web site creation, Flash,
stationery, banners, print, and other graphic projects.
- Creatives design and buyers Choosa winner. Categories include
logos, packaging, flyers, Wordpress, clothing, web sites, print
advertising, brand naming, and more.
- Buying and selling logos made simple.
- Get paid to write, edit, perform online research, enter data, and
perform other tasks while you work from home on your own schedule. And
win cash in contests
- Enter design contests and win prizes and royalties. Delivers
media campaigns and launches contests such as bandwear design, posters,
advertising, etc. for consumer brands, entertainment
companies, festivals, and more.
- Graphic art competitions including logos, print design, banners,
icons, stationery and business cards, templates, Wordpress, T-shirts,
and special projects.
- If you're artistically talented, design for pay t-shirts, flyers,
logos, posters, advertisements, business cards and other graphic
material. Also write and sell your articles.
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- Projects and competitions. Competitions are mainly under the design
section and denoted with trophy icons. All other projects you
must bid on, so be wary of bidding too low. Has book and
writing, computer work, typist and data entry work, artwork, video
projects, voiceovers, brainstorming, research, and a lot more. Requires
a Facebook account to log in.
- I'd normally say playing games is a waste of time, but if you're
going to take a break and play some games for entertainment, visit
Gamesville where you at least have a chance of winning real substantial
cash prizes while having some fun at the same time. Remember to
stay logged in while playing or if you win the game you don't get the
prize. Last I heard you also have to wait at least a month to get
- Gives away $100 almost every weekday for
being the first to answer a geography quiz question. Occasional $500
- A listing of graphic design, illustration, animation, photography,
and other contests.
- Logo, design, and naming competitions. I have won on this so it
legitimate, but currently be prepared to wait at least a month to get
paid, the staff is not helpful, and the site is dysfunctional with very
unclear explanations and dead links. Also, they take out hefty
fees on top of what they charge the buyer under the guise of rising
PayPal fees. They pay twice a month and usually don't even begin
authorize the payment until the following pay period to prepare it for
the next. I emailed numerous times and they never responded, and
blog said basically they're too busy so don't bother them.
- Compete in design competitions and projects which vary from logos,
t-shirts, Autocad, Adobe Illustrator, artwork, fashion design, drawing
and sketching, business cards and stationery, book covers, newsletters,
advertising, and more. Pays by multiple methods with no or
fees -- PayPal, Western Union, checks, bank transfers, Payza,
for global clients - headquartered in New York, pays
with a Choice Bank Debit Mastercard that can be used to withdraw at
ATMs and for credit/debit card purchases. There is a one-time
activation fee that comes out when get paid & small
transfer/maintenance fees), as well as other payment methods.
- Clients submit briefs
asking for ideas to a global think
tank of creatives and the best ideas are rewarded.
- Get paid small amounts that add
up to search from their engine, play games, complete surveys and other
tasks. I tried it out and by the next day after completing only 4
or 5 brief tasks had earned $7 without ordering or paying for anything.
- Problem-solving competitions - many technical and science or
engineering-based, but not all.
- Answer brief surveys, occasional instant wins, and earn entries
into $50 daily drawings for instant cash.
- Logo design contests.
- Join to enter contests for design of logos, web sites, and other
- Screenwriting contests.
This is an interesting concept. You suggest available company or
product names of domains and if the buyer "likes" your entry you earn
points, and the overall winner chosen gets the larger pot of points.
When you total 500 points you get $50 sent to your PayPal card.
names submitted are kept private until the contest closes, so be sure
if you don't want those names easily used by others go in and remove
them after they are "contributed" following the end of the competition.
- Business and product naming contests.
- Search and apply for contracting work doing a variety of office
tasks, research, order processing, game development, writing, payroll,
Powerpoint presentations, blogging, data entry, and more.
- Pays small amounts for each quick market survey, but it can add up to
quite a few dollars quickly & you can cash out every time you reach
$15 and have it sent to your Paypal email address.
- Although you bid with hourly rates, the jobs comprise a variety of
freelance jobs such as copywriting, editing, design, office and
administrative assistant work, translators, accounting, videos, web
development, research, transcription, and creative projects.
- A site where anyone can create a
contest and anyone can enter to win cash for the best answers, ideas,
graphic and web design, naming a company or product,
writing slogans and tag lines, and much more! (supposed to be
closing down in 2013?)
- Music artists publish songs, get heard, get noticed, win cash prizes
with your songs. Get 250 Mb of free riffstar space.
- Competions where buyers pay for the best names and taglines, designs,
testing and research, writing, marketing, branding and slogans, search
engine optimization, advice, and more.
- Online rewards portal dedicated
to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and other
merchandise. Swagbucks can be earned by shopping online, using their
search engine, taking paid surveys, buying daily deals, completing
trial offers, or playing games.
Teachers Pay Teachers
- If you're a grade
school teacher, preschool teacher, or even a homeschooler and are great
at preparing fun, interesting, unique and effective educational
materials, you can sell them on this site to other teachers to help
save them time, allow their students to benefit from your teaching
abilities, and make a little money on the side. Not that all
teachers on this site are this successful, but one teacher had a
national article published about how she earned over a million dollars
from sales of her original worksheets, so a decent income is certainly
possible if you're skilled.
- Writing jobs from product descriptions to news articles. Pay
increases with quality of work. Starts out low, but
pays quickly and reliably. If you write well and fairly
can earn decent extra income.
- Design, make, and sell your own board games.
- Design graphics for T-shirts, create slogans, sell your ideas and
designs or enter competitive challenges to win cash & prizes.
- Advertisers, companies, and movie projects looking to reward the best
contributing video producers, animators, concept writers and script
writers, actors/crew, and pitch / idea generators.
- Get hired for freelance work as a designer, translator, writer, web
developer, video production, customer service, sales and marketing,
document production, business assistance, audio / voice recordings, and