Before I present the different options, I would like to point out again that this is not about sources of income that you can live on in a short time. Apart from the fact that this is not so easy anyway, the following tips are intended for everyone who really wants to earn a little money without much effort.
This is not a long-term business model, and it will not make you bigger sums, but many are happy about a little more money.
If you like to write, have a good general knowledge and also like to deal with new topics, writing texts is a good and quick way to earn something on the Internet.
Platforms like textbroker.de have specialized in exactly this activity and offer the possibility that one can earn something by writing texts. But also more general websites, e.g. bloggerjobs.de, offer a variety of jobs for those who can and want to write texts.
The earning opportunities are not very high, especially at the beginning, but you get a fair amount of compensation. Later you can earn even more if you have many satisfied regular customers and are recommended.
2-) Small services
The market for small online services is booming. Of course, this is because many simply want to earn a few euros, but the clients also appreciate that motivated contractors are available for small tasks.
Platforms such as clickworker.de or mylittlejob.de enable simple tasks such as transcripts, content creation, research or the creation of graphics. Of course, there should be a certain amount of experience and know-how in the respective area. But then you can easily get small jobs.
You certainly won’t get rich with this (like none of the tips in this article), but for now and then these platforms offer small jobs to earn a little extra. Depending on the order, it can sometimes be more than just pocket money.
3-) Advertise family and friends
In addition to the classic affiliate programs that explicitly exclude the advertising of friends or family members, there are others. So e.g. telekom-profis.de, where exactly it is about. By recruiting new customers in your own family and acquaintances, you receive remuneration.
This “Affiliate Marketing light” is of course particularly suitable for those who have a large circle of friends and are happy to recommend products. However, you should be careful here and not want to turn everything on to everyone. Otherwise you quickly have a few friendships.
This type of source of income is well suited for everyone who passes on recommendations anyway and is very contact-friendly.
4-) Affiliate Marketing
Proper affiliate marketing can of course also be done on the side. You don’t even need your own website. In the meantime, almost all partner programs can also be used on third-party platforms such as Facebook or YouTube. If you are already very active there and publish content, you can also earn something with additional built-in affiliate links.
Of course, you should be careful not to overdo it and only use thematically appropriate affiliate links. Current offers have proven successful in the past, because who is not happy when you can save something.
Depending on the reach of your own profile, you can actually earn a lot of money in this way, but it is usually a small additional income.
5-) Selling own products
Do you have a craft hobby and like to make your own products? Why don’t you sell them online?
Platforms like etsy or dawanda offer exactly this possibility. Here you can post and sell your own creations without technical know-how or any other effort.
Of course, you should stir the drum a little and like everywhere good photos are very helpful, but otherwise they are probably the best platforms for creative people. There are even people who make a living from selling their product on these websites, even if that takes a while.