We all like extra cash, but not everyone of us wants to get a second job or even has the time for it. Whether you want to make money from home or you would rather earn that extra dollar working out there in the world, there is always a way to do it.
So, if you need a little help paying off credit card debt or putting a little extra in savings, we’ve put together a list of 10 quick ways to make extra money.
1. Start your own blog
The internet is filled with different kinds of blogs that are devoted to all kinds of topics. Many of them do not make any money, some make a decent amount, and there are some that draw in lucrative and regular income.
If you manage to make $400 each month from blogging, that can certainly be useful, especially when you are unemployed. So, if you are passionate or have a lot of knowledge about a subject which others will be interested in learning, you may able to make some extra money by setting up a blog and generating revenues from sponsored posts or affiliate marketing.
2. Sell what you don’t need
Remember the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? That saying especially rings true now when many people are looking for ways to save. Go room to room and think about things you don’t need. If a yard sale is too time consuming, consider selling your items on sites like eBay or Craigslist.
3. Participate in the sharing economy
If you have a spare bedroom in your home or apartment, try renting out space. This is a great way to split up household expenses and bring in additional income. Just make sure you draft a written lease and discuss needs so all parties are on the same page about what works. Offer rides to passengers and pick up some spare change using apps like Uber or Ola.
4. Set up a Youtube channel
Starting a Youtube channel and becoming an “online celeb” might appear easy on the surface but, truth be told, not many make it to the big time. You may have to purchase some recording equipment as well as have a new and exciting idea but it’s not impossible to make good money. The way to profit from creating videos is becoming a Youtube partner. This means you get paid for impressions and clicks on ads that show up during your video.
5. Become a freelancer
So-called freelancing takes selling your skills to the next level whereby you offer a more professional service to a small number of clients. As a result this path commands higher income for your time.
Freelancing will appeal most to entrepreneur minded types, with the most common freelance professions being copy writing, graphic design, web design and even social media. Starting off is now relatively easy thanks to websites such as Upwork which allow you to advertise your services to a global audience. Once you have a few jobs under your belt you should have some good references and possible referrals.
Everyone needs a babysitter. Sometimes it helps if you have experience, but if you know families that need a babysitter you should definitely ask around. People would rather hire someone they know than strangers so if you have friends with kids offer to look after them while they go out for a night. Or if you have family members, offering up your services for a small charge can be beneficial to both you and them!
7. Rent out Your House/Room
Many people have tried using AirBNB with a lot of success. If you have a spare room that you don’t mind renting out, or you can even rent out your house, then list it on AirBNB. They’ve been around for years, and connect travellers with people who have accommodation.
8. Draw art to sell online
Perhaps you are a decent artist. If that’s the case, then there are various places you could sell your talents. DeviantArt is one of the best places to sell art. It allows users to upload their art, sell prints, take commissions for others, etc. You control your own work, sell it how you want, and talk to your fans directly.
9. Teach online
If you have a skill, a trade or knowledge of a certain foreign language, you can easily make money by teaching others. There are many websites that are looking for people who can teach these skills online.
There is one bonus that comes with this. You will get an experience you can put in your resume and help you score a job later on. But be careful; many people have managed to make a successful career out of teaching people online, however, not everyone can do this successfully.
10. Become a streamer
Many people spend money in order to play video games, but there are those who do it the other way around; they make money by playing video games. If you are a gamer yourself, and in need of cash, then this is an excellent opportunity to turn your hobby into a paying gig. Thanks to the streaming websites like Twitch and YouTube Gaming, smart and lucky people are now swimming in cash that they’ve earned by broadcasting their gameplay on the internet.