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#5 Set up a Virtual Business – Second Life!

Set-up a virtual business with Second Life

In the online virtual world of Second Life, you can buy and sell land, create clothes, set up a shop or anything else you can think of. Set up by Linden Labs, Second Life has experienced phenomenal growth. The ‘inworld economy’ of Second Life grew 94% between 2008 and 2009 and by the end of 2011 the equivalent value of all money held by users stood at $29.3 million.

That’s right, although Second Life is a virtual world, it has a very real economy. Ailin Graef, aka Anshe Chung, became the first person to make a real life million through Second Life. Its currency, the Linden dollar, can be exchanged at a rate of about 320 Linden dollars (L$) to £1, although it does fluctuate. If you’re handy with a keyboard and have a lot of spare time, this could be an interesting way to make some extra cash.

(from http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/best-money-making-websites)


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#4 Trade for free -risk-free!

Trade for free on the virtual stock market

TraderPlay is a new free website offering you the chance to try your hand risk free on a virtual stock market where you compete with other aspiring traders. It mirrors real-time financial data and offers cash prizes.

Players are awarded £1,000,000 of virtual money and use this to enter live trading competitions where their profits and losses contribute to the overall leaderboard. Gamers are encouraged to challenge friends and contacts to go head-to-head using the website’s in-built Facebook app, and see who has triumphed when the markets close. For those that show a natural skill, there is even real money to be won – or potentially the opportunity to catch the eye of industry headhunters.

Unlike many gaming sites, TraderPlay is completely risk free, plus there are real prizes to be won! So if you’ve ever fancied having a go on the stock market, here’s your chance!
(from http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/best-money-making-websites)

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#3 Cash – for your opinion

Complete online surveys for money

Here are our favourite paid survey sites. They’re completely free and have received a big thumbs-up from many of you. For maximum earnings why not set up a separate email account (so your personal one doesn’t get flooded with survey-related emails) and then register for free to all of them?:

Lightspeed – opt to receive rewards as cash (via PayPal) or as vouchers for Argos, M&S and Amazon and more
Toluna – convert points you earn into Amazon and HMV vouchers
GlobalTestMarket – pays $50 for every 1,000 points earned
Great Sites – register and complete a quick survey for the chance to win £5,000!
Valued Opinions – get entered into a prize draw to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 when you sign up. Surveys pay 50p – £5 and your points will earn you vouchers for the likes of Amazon, M&S, Argos, Tesco, Boots, John Lewis and Miss Selfridge
Opinion Surveys – complete a survey and be entered into a draw to win £1,000!
Surveyhead – claim your rewards in cash via PayPal
Panelbase – earn between 25p and £10 per survey

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#2 Cash renting out your space for cash

Spareroom.co.uk – Rent out your space for cash

Got a spare room you don’t use? Or, if you really need the cash, could you move out of your bedroom and sleep in the sitting room to free it up to rent out?

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#1 Cash designing T-Shirts

Threadless.com – Earn cash designing T-shirts

Fancy yourself as a fashion guru? Then why not try your hand at designing your own T-shirt? It’s creative and fun – plus, if your creation proves popular with others, you can make money from your hobby.

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