There are tons of ways to make money online. If you have some extra time, extra stuff, or extra skills, you can probably pull in a few extra bucks with a side gig.
If you’re a woman, there are plenty of opportunities for you to dig into on the web. You could even hit the big-time, like lots of other entrepreneurial-minded women. To get some ideas, check out what these other go-getting ladies are doing to make some extra cash online.
How Entrepreneurial-Minded Women Are Earning Money Online
You can earn money online if you have the time, skills, or creativity to get started, just like these women. Here’s what they’re doing to make it happen.
Selling Stuff on eBay, Poshmark, Etsy, and Craigslist
Lots of women are selling stuff online. Some have even turned it into their full-time business.
Take Etsy, the online craft market. According to Fortune, over 86% of the sellers there were women in 2015. They’re creating, making, fashioning, and designing their way to money in the bank. Women are selling everything from handsewn bags and clothing to handmade candles, books, jewelry, accessories, stationery, and more.
More women who aren’t looking to start a business, but rather make some quick cash, are selling on Craigslist, eBay, and Poshmark, a platform for selling gently-used clothing. In the same way, you can look at the stuff you no longer want or need, and instead of seeing trash, you’ll see dollar signs.
Hawking Their Skills
Along with selling their creations, women are also hawking their skills online for a pretty profit.
From graphic design to writing, editing, interior design, marketing, and more, plenty of women are selling their skills and working part-time or full-time online. If you have a valuable skill, you can do the same and work for yourself by charging for your services.
Playing Online Poker
Here’s an example you probably never saw coming. Women are getting in on the online poker action too, taking names and cashing in at huge tournaments. Many of the women who play at the tables at big casinos, on TV or online have joined the cause to bring more females into the sport.
For example, Vanessa Selbst has raked in over $11 million in poker earnings, making her the highest-earning female poker player ever. With all those Texas Hold’em winnings she isn’t just sitting back on her laurels. Selbst has put her money where her mouth is when it comes to helping the less fortunate. In 2010 she started a foundation called Venture Justice, which uses her poker winnings to help fund young entrepreneurs starting non-profits who focus on helping to eradicate inequality. In addition, Selbst organized the “Blinds & Justice” charity tournament which funds legal help for those who can’t afford it.
Giving Their Opinions
Another extra income source for women online is survey-taking. Companies regularly perform market research by surveying individuals, conducting focus groups and panels, and generally getting opinions from their target audience. Of course, they’re willing to pay for a woman’s opinion.
Offering Their Babysitting/Dog-Walking/Chauffeuring Services
Finally, a quick-cash-fast method that lots of women use is posting their profile to platforms where users can search for babysitters, dog-walkers, or drivers.
If you’re an enterprising woman on the look-out for more money-making opportunities, look to other women who are already nailing it for inspiration. More than likely, they earn extra cash, or even make their living, by using the internet.