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How ways to earn money online in Australia

We all want more money to pay for cool things and have awesome experiences. Have more to pay for a bigger house pay, regular family holidays, or a fancy sports car. Having a good investment strategyto grow your money is vital.
More important than that, is to make money in the first place. Then you can put some of that money to work. Invest it and grow it. So ... apart from your day job, how do you make money?
We've put together a list of 15 ways to make money online. Majority of these jobs are also ways to make money from home. These jobs can supplement your income, or if taken seriously, they could be a full-time job. In fact, you can make more than $100,000 per year working from home with some jobs here.

Job 1: Fill out online surveys

Absolutely no skills required! All you need is access to a computer and the internet. Head over to MyOpinions and complete a survey. You get points for each survey you complete. You can redeem the points for cash or gift cards from places like JB HI-FI, Woolworths, iTunes, etc.

Job 2: Test out website for startups

If you like trying new online products and apps, this is the job for you. User Testingwill pay you $10 per test. A test will go for a maximum of 20 minutes. Usually, they'll ask you to go to a website and do something. For example, try to buy something from an eCommerce site, or comment on the look and feel of a new app. You will need a computer with a webcam to record your test and give verbal feedback as you do the task. Apply here.

Job 3: Review songs

Fancy yourself as a music taste maker? Have an opinion about good vs bad music? Slice the Pie will pay you for your musical snobbery. They have handed out around $2 million to listeners. Different songs pay different amount, but it's usually $0.20 per song.
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Job 4: Review mobile apps

Always on your phone flicking through the latest apps in the App Store or Google Play Store? You can get paid for trying these new apps with Best Review App. Get up to $1.50 per review. Once you complete a review through their app and post it to the App Store, they'll pay into your PayPal account.

Sell your time doing everyday things

Job 5: Be a spy at the mall

Sign-up as an Agent for Field Agent, the only equipment you need as an operative is your smartphone. Download their app and they will send you jobs based on where you are. Jobs are usually things like going to a supermarket to check up on a display, take photos through the app and make a few comments. Each job pays between $3 - $12 into your PayPal account.

Job 6: Watch videos and play games

Already spending tonnes of time watching boring TV or playing mindless video games? Why not get paid for your efforts with Swagbucks? You can do lots of other minor tasks like taking surveys to earn a few bucks. Each job gives you between 25 - 250 Swagbuck credits, and you can exchange the credits for gift cards or PayPal cash (1 credit = $0.01).
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Job 7: Get paid to be a shopper ... for someone else

Love shopping? Always find yourself rumbling through clothes at the mall or in markets? Cuzin will pay you to find, buy and ship items. Just look on the list of what their members want to buy and help them out. There is a profit margin for each item you get.

Job 8: Be part of a fake Artificial Intelligence system for Amazon

Amazon's Mechanical Turk have little tasks they call Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) for you to do and earn a bit of money. Spend a few minutes reading a sentence and answer questions for $0.04. Rate words based on how funny they are for $0.15. Or choose from 400,000 HITs they have.

Job 9: Stand in a queue for someone

This Aussie startup connect you (someone with time) with someone who needs things done. Famously, someone was paid to line up in front of the Apple store to be the 1st to buy the new iPhone 6. Airtasker have tonnes of tasks on their platform ranging from simple tasks like cleaning, handyman or deliveries, all the way to marketing, web development, graphic design. They range from paying $30 to deliver a bed to $500 to create a social media campaign.
The guys at Airtasker have a special tip for making the most from their platform: "be very clear on the value you are providing and why your pricing is justified". For example, if you are responding to a request for mobile wireframes, you offer a premium service could be clearly stated as "mobile responsive version" of mobile wireframes.
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Job 10: Sell your artistic talents on Fiverr

Monetise your creative skills throughFiverr. Get paid $5 (or a bit more) for a little creative gigs. Services you can offer include writing 150 words for someone, turning a poem into a song, be a voice-over for a website. Some people have made $10,000 selling her graphic design skills for $5 - $10 per gig.

Job 11: Be a YouTube star

You know what YouTube is. You've probably watched videos of cute puppies. Or some random person doing something ridiculously funny thing. Create interesting videos on a topic, start a channel and get paid.
YouTube's partner program will put ads in your video. The more people watch your videos, the more money you make. It is hard to estimate how much you can make. As a rule of thumb, 1 million views = $10,000 of revenue to you.

Job 12: Start a blog and sell ad space

If you don't have the skills to make a video, you can always write something cool. Write about something that you are interested in. Consistently churn out high quality content every week, fortnight or month. Grow your audience by getting them to subscribe to your blog. Once you have more than 10,000 subscribers, you can sell space on your blog to Google through their AdSense platform.
How much you make will vary, depending on lots of factors. Start writing by setting up a blog through WordPress.

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Job 13: Recommend & review things through your blog to make affiliate revenue

Once you have your blog running, there are more ways to make money than selling ad space. You can sign up to affiliate marketing networks likeCommission Junction. Once signed up, when your referral visitors go to an affiliate's site and make a purchase, you get paid a commission. Lots of brands use affiliate networks to get their product to customers. This means no matter what you are writing about, you are likely to find products you can refer your readers and get paid.
For example, you can review the latest collection of handbags on Net-A-Porter and provide links to the products. If your reader goes through your link and buy a $2,500 Givenchy bag, you might get paid $250 from the affiliate network. Commission will vary depending on the brand and the products / services.

Job 14: Get paid for a tweet

If you have a big Twitter following, you can sell your tweets! That's right. Big brands will pay you to tweet out a message to your 100,000+ followers. Sign-up to Adly and start selling tweets to big brands like Coca-Cola, Samsung and Toyota.

Job 15: Take your sports sponsorship to the next level

If you are a professional sports person with a tonne of social media followers, you too can sell your Tweets, Facebook & Instagram posts. The guys at fanfuelhave built a platform to help you get paid by big brands like Telstra and Sony.

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