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10 Tech-Savvy Ways to Double Your Income

GOBankingRates Logo By Terence Loose of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 11: Blogs are frequently updated websites covering any subject of your choice and written in an informal style. Monetization comes through sponsors or one of the many affiliate marketing sites.The blogosphere is a competitive arena, but with a little bit of technical skill and a lot of patience, you can make a fair amount of money for less than 10 hours a week of effort, said Tim Rolston, who left his well-paying IT position to start the tech blog LoveMySurface.net. Through the blog, he and his wife make $1,000 a month for six to eight hours of work per week, he said.Difficulty Rating: IntermediatePro Tip: You’ll need the skills to build a website for your blog. Many people use WordPress or Drupal, said Rolston. Knowledge in a niche area and the ability to write compellingly about it is necessary to help you stand out from the crowd.Related: 30 Clever Ways to Make Money Online

1. Blogging

Blogs are frequently updated websites covering any subject of your choice and written in an informal style. Monetization comes through sponsors or one of the many affiliate marketing sites.

The blogosphere is a competitive arena, but with a little bit of technical skill and a lot of patience, you can make a fair amount of money for less than 10 hours a week of effort, said Tim Rolston, who left his well-paying IT position to start the tech blog LoveMySurface.net. Through the blog, he and his wife make $1,000 a month for six to eight hours of work per week, he said.

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

Pro Tip: You’ll need the skills to build a website for your blog. Many people use WordPress or Drupal, said Rolston. Knowledge in a niche area and the ability to write compellingly about it is necessary to help you stand out from the crowd.

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