It’s nearing the end of the month and no matter how you crunch the numbers, you’re still coming up short on money.

According to a Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans don’t keep track of their monthly expenses versus earnings—are you one of them?

Perhaps you were hit by an unexpected expense and don’t have a rainy day fund to cover it. Or maybe you lost your job. If you’re looking for ways to make some extra cash today, these easy tips for making money online can help fill in the holes in your budget.

1. Test and review websites for cash

If you spend a lot of time online, you might as well get paid to do it. Companies want to know if their websites are user-friendly and if there are ways to improve the online experience. Get paid $10 for visiting a website or trying out an app as a user tester and and offering your input.

2. Do someone else’s chores

Some people are too busy to pick up their own dry cleaning, assemble their out-of-box furniture and even stand in line at the DMV, which works in your favor because they’re willing to pay you for these tasks. Your mission: Sign up online to become a “Tasker” for TaskRabbit, which connects people for outsourcing errands and odd jobs, and start getting notifications of opportunities in your city.

3. Fill out surveys

For those who love online quizzes or don’t mind completing a survey, you can earn some quick cash with online surveys. Share your opinion with market research companies who want to know what people in your demographic really think about a given topic.

Some survey sites to check out:

4. Shop online, let the dough roll in

While you can save a great deal of cash by shopping the sales and entering in coupon codes when you check out of your online shopping cart, you can also get rewards for your online purchases. Earn a small percentage back on each purchase in exchange for cash or gift cards.

Get paid to shop by joining these sites:

5. Snap and sell your photos

These days, everyone’s a photographer with their smartphone camera filters and photography apps. Now you can sell your photos to be used as stock photography and earn some side cash for your shutterbug skills. Who knows where your best shots will show up one day?

Here are some websites where you can sell your photos:

You can legitimately earn fast, easy money online if you know where to look. Before signing up with any website, search for online reviews so you’re sure it’s run by a reputable company that pays its users as promised.

Put a few extra dollar signs in your bank account this month with these helpful hints and start coming up with your own ways to profit on the time you spend online.

Written by Margie Monin Dombrowski, who blogs at Margiemd.com

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4 Responses to 5 Ways to Make Money Online Fast

  1. Moazzem says:

    Nice article. Valuable content. It’s really helpful.

  2. Jean says:

    I guess it comes down to finding a way to provide value to someone else & selling a service or product has to be one of the better ways.

  3. These are some great ideas that I’ll definitely be trying out. Way to think outside of the box and thanks for the help! Great read.

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