I've looked all over for ways to make a little extra money online in the evenings after work. I was just looking for a little bit of money that I can play around with, have some extra fun, and just get a little extra money. I'm going to outline the best ones I've found so far so you can take advantage of them too!
Adsense: Hasn't made me squat. I know it works well for some people, but this blog just doesn't have the traffic required to make that a viable option. Last time I checked I didn't even have one click on my ads. Don't bother with this unless you have a high traffic site.
Online Surveys: I've actually made some alright money with this. These won't make you super rich and you definitely won't be able to quit your day job with this but I made $18.50 taking surveys this money that I actually got in check or paypal form. I've taken enough surveys to get another $7 once I cash them out. I basically use 3 survey sites because they all pay out in cash (not prizes). I use Pinecone research as my first choice. This doesn't give the volumes that I get on the other sites but they pay $3 per survey. You'll have to find a sign up link on google, they don't publish it on their website. My next choice is Lightspeed Panel they pay with paypal so when you cash out you get the money right away. I like this site because they have a wide variety of prizes AND you can take cash options if thats what you want. Thirdly, I use Opinion Outpost which I like a lot too.
Pay-to-click emails and offers and other things: This seems to be working alright for me actually. This is quite a bit more work then the instant feedback you get from surveys (money right away) because with these sites you usually have to work your account up a little bit.
The first one I use and the one I'm the most experienced with is Inbox Dollars and I have $22 in my account so far. I haven't used any "pay offers" and have made that money soley on their "free offers" and clicking emails every day. I need $30 to cash out and get my first payment. I really like this site because they offer a "cash back" for online shopping and there are a LOT of merchants like newegg, dicks, old navy, gap, the apple store, and many other small specialty stores. This website is a great deal if you shop online often, and if you don't it could still pay off pretty well. Like I said, I've got $22 in my account without doing any shopping! Best of all all new users get $5 instantly for signing up!
The second site I use that falls into this category is Treasure Trooper. This site is very similiar to Inbox Dollars but is a little more fun. They pay but they also have "treasure" that adds a little bit of a fun aspect to the site and the shopping. With enough treasure you can buy things like clues into their forum hunt for real $$, ipods, xbox360s, and other things like referrals. I've gotten $15 into my account with this every easily. They payout at $20!
I hope you try these out and make some money for yourself. It is really easy to do and it's a great way to make a little extra fun money in the evenings after work!