You probably use the internet for quite a few hours a day. Maybe you’re one of those who use it to socialise with loved ones, after all it’s a great way to stay close to those who live far from you. Maybe you would rather share your daily activities on social media, or perhaps you just use it to watch your favourite series and chill after a long day at work. But did you know that logging on can also help you earn extra cash? Here we suggest a few options on how to make money online, so keep reading.

1. Share opinions in paid surveys

Lots of companies create surveys to understand what their customers really like so they can offer a more tailored product, but did you know that several companies undertaking marketing studies will actually pay you for completing these surveys!

You’ll need to fit the company's target audience profile in order to qualify for the survey but some websites share multiple company surveys so you can set up a profile with your demographics and your interests and then you’ll be notified when there’s a survey that fits your profile. Often you will only receive the money if you successfully complete the survey, but if you have some time on your hands it could be a great option to earn some extra pennies!

2. Sell your photos online for cash

Let’s face it, not everyone is good at taking pictures but if you have a natural talent for photography and you enjoy snapping landscapes, still life scenes or people, this could be a great way of getting extra cash while doing something you like! There are companies that pay photo contributors when users download their uploaded images. Another option is selling them to book publishers or even newspapers or magazines depending on the kind of pictures you specialise in. So why not take some time this week to share your best photos?

3. Use cashback reward websites every time you shop

Do you usually make online purchases? If so, cashback websites are the perfect quick extra step that you can add to your shopping routine and add to your bank balance! Just sign up to a cashback website and start your purchases through their website instead of visiting the retailer directly. Different retailers offer different promotions but most of them will offer a percentage of your order value as cash. If you think of all the purchases that you make online this can make a real difference! Whether it is groceries, toiletries or clothes, why don’t you give it a go and pocket some more money each time you buy online?

So, if you’re currently looking for ways to find extra cash, log online and try some of our ideas. And if you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can also check out our post about jobs that you can do from home.