Looking for fast and easy money? Look no further – here's how it's done:

1: Sign up to online surveys – these come in all shapes and sizes and there are several different websites that you can sign up to. Once registered, you get offered surveys that you do online and, for each one you do, you get paid. These individual payments are not huge, but put some spare time aside and these can be quite lucrative.

2: Online data entry – companies across the world are coming around to the idea of ​​outsourcing data entry work. This has benefits for them – no need for a full time member of staff – and for you, as you can sit at home and type away, earning money as you do.

3: Write website content – every business, and many individuals, has a website, and every website needs content. You can make money by registering at a freelance site and offering your services as a writer, and this can be a good little earner if you play it right.

4: Join a referral scheme – this is where you pay a dollar, and recommend a bunch of friends who each pay a dollar, too. They then recommend their friends, and so on, and eventually you get some money back. It has its limits, but it can pay if handled well.

5: Place a bet – it's a risk but so is every investment. Betting, however, can be very lucrative indeed if you take the trouble to look at the consequences. Bookmakers are very careful with their calculations, so a horse at low odd in a small field is priced that way for a good reason – back it, and reap the rewards!

Source by Jamie Hunter