Thanks to the digital world, making money through the internet is relatively easy, as long as you know how. Furthermore, many people are struggling with their money during the financial crisis, as many necessities have been increasing. If this is you, keep reading on. 

The majority of the secondary incomes we will show here require two things: a desktop device and an internet connection. Once you have both of them, you will qualify for most of the different methods we will show you. Whether you are looking to make money over the short-term period or, you would like a secondary income for years to come.

Short-Term Secondary Incomes

You will be surprised at the number of things you can do to earn money over the short-term period. Some of these take a bit of time and others may not take as much time. Now, let’s look at the short-term methods you can use to earn a secondary income. 

Online Surveys

This one always seems to amaze people and we understand why. Completing a survey and getting paid for it seems like a scam but it isn’t. All you need to do is create an account with a survey site such as Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, Harris Poll Online or QuickRewards and you are good to go. There are many more survey sites but these are some of the best and most popular on the internet. 

Many digital companies will pay a bunch of people to complete a survey for market research. Once they have all the surveys back, they will make business decisions for the services they offer or even the product they are about to make. 

Not everybody could complete these surveys though. Many companies usually target a specific age range, occupation or common habits. Furthermore, many surveys offer low payment once the survey is complete. Nonetheless, as soon as you reach a set amount, anywhere ranging from $10-25, you can cash out your money. Although this is more of a short-term income, the more you complete, the more you earn. 

Testing Games and Applications

If you thought getting paid for completing a survey was madness then wait until you read this one. Testing video games, yes video games and applications can also be a great additional money earner. Video games held the largest share of the global digital media market in 2021 and we are not surprised. Video games have always been popular in the 21st century and due to this, people are getting paid for testing games and apps.

Some of the games you use will get you to complete tasks in the game to earn in-game currency rewards. Once you have gained these, you will use these rewards to redeem a gift card or even get real-world money. You are getting paid to play a video game and give them feedback. 

Although this sounds great, some people are getting scammed on some gaming platforms. Furthermore, these platforms will misuse your private information and banking details once you have entered them into their platform. So, although this may seem a good way to earn cash, be aware of the scams out there before you start entering your details. 

Website Testing

Another way to earn extra money is to test the websites of major companies. This testing is usually to test the functionality of the website for digital marketing companies. They will then use this information to improve the website. 

If you know what makes a website good and are involved with web development and design, you should consider this as your passive income. It is using your expertise to help others improve their websites whilst you are getting paid for it. 

To test a website, you need to have some form of logical thinking and be extremely critical of the website. Although the website may seem perfect, there is something wrong with the website, hence why you are testing it. Try your best to find something wrong with the website and they feed that back to the website developers. 

The payments for website testing are different to those that are previously mentioned. For website testing, the payment will usually be made once the project is completed. The full project will usually be once you have completed all of the tasks for that website. 

Long-Term Secondary Incomes

Now we will look at the long-term methods of earning extra money. These will also require a digital device as well as the internet, however, with this being a long-term income, it will require more knowledge. So, let’s take a look at the different methods you can use to earn more money each month. 


Freelancing is another great way to earn money over a long period. Furthermore, you can dictate the number of hours you spend on it. The more hours you spend, the more money you earn so it is up to you how much time you spend. Additionally, you can decide the type of client you want to work for. 

Some people are so successful with freelance jobs that they can do this full-time. Building relationships through freelancing with clients is a great way to earn an additional income but could lead to a full-time income if things are going ok. Find what you are good at in the digital world and start working with companies that cannot pay the fees which digital agencies ask. 

Start Investing

Investing in stocks or cryptocurrency is another great money earner for those who do their research. For those who don’t research, it is essentially betting blind. Nonetheless, this is a great money earner for those who understand the business world as well as understand what companies will thrive in certain situations. 

The stock market is difficult to understand but, once you get a grasp of it, you will start to see the money coming in. 

There are many different stocks an investor will put their money into. Common stocks and preferred stocks are both something that people invest in. Large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks are other stocks people will invest in. 

Investing can be a short-term or long-term investment, depending on the type of stock you invest in. You could even invest in cryptocurrency if that is your sort of thing; however, you must be aware of crypto scams. The crypto world is still very new and therefore is unregulated in some areas. Nonetheless, it can be a great investment if it goes right for you. 

To Conclude

There are many different methods you can use to increase your monthly income. Moreover, some are far more secure than others. Not to mention they all have different advantages and disadvantages. Before you consider other income, make sure you research it and weigh up the pros and cons for yourself.