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Earning money from home (Without launching a business)

There are plenty of alternative ways to earn money from your sofa. Once you’ve found the one that works for you, it can enhance your financial status for life.

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The thought of increasing your earnings from the comfort of your home is one that’s almost certain to appeal. Given the continued struggle of juggling your home life, career, and other commitments, starting a business isn’t as attractive. Thankfully, this shouldn’t put an end to your hopes of earning some cash.

There are plenty of alternative ways to earn money from your sofa. Once you’ve found the one that works for you, it can enhance your financial status for life. Here are four of the most popular.

Market Research

Partaking in market research can take many forms. From filling out surveys with Save the Student to taking part in focus groups, your input can be rewarded. Some companies will pay cash while others will give free items or store tokens. Either way, it all helps your bank balance either directly or indirectly.

It’s also a nice feeling to know that you’ve had a positive impact on brands you love. Besides, it’s a lot better than the rubbish television shows currently on offer. As a stress-free way of being productive at a time to suit you, this is a great starting point.


Nobody can doubt that gaming is a major part of our society, and can even spill over into art. The truly perfect picture, however, is one that involves you getting paid to play games. Incredibly, it’s probably a lot more accessible than you think.

Competitive gaming and esports is now a major industry. Backing yourself to beat other players could be very lucrative indeed. Alternatively, starting a YouTube channel has proven to be a very popular method. While some turn this into a business, you needn’t take it that far to make it a useful side hustle. And you’ll be having fun in the process.


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Trading has been a popular form of investment for generations. However, the use of online trading has made it more accessible than ever before. CMC Markets lets you discover different techniques and make trades in a matter of seconds. When done well, this can unlock greater returns than you ever thought possible.

Cryptocurrencies have certainly cranked up the interest in recent years. But stocks and other commodities can still be very lucrative. The key is to avoid rushing in and gain a true insight into the industry before making your trades. Once you do, success is virtually assured.

Affiliate & Influencer Marketing

Becoming an online marketer via social media is the closest option to starting a business. However, you’ll still be in a position to have things on your own terms. Affiliate marketing sees you promote products to friends, family, and social media followers. When they complete a purchase, you receive a cut while the company handles the order fulfillment.

Influencer marketing simply requires you to post about a product or service on your social media. People with millions of followers can earn thousands from a single post. Even if you’re not quite at that level, you can generate some serious money in this way.

We believe that just because one is popular, doesn't mean it merits that popularity. There are many at the fringes also meriting attention, though do not have the means to means/know-how to be so. And so here we are, celebrating everything... artistic life from the fringes.

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