Easy Ways You Can Make Extra Money
Making some extra money on the side can have a huge impact on your finances. Here are 40 easy ways you can make extra money today, from some extra cash to thousands a month!
Earning extra cash can have a huge impact on your finances. You can get out of debt faster and save enough money to build your emergency fund. Or you can even use the extra money to do something fun you wouldn’t be able to do normally.
Luckily, there are a million ways to make extra cash. Below are a few to get you started:
There are some online jobs you can do in your spare time. They are like a typical job where you sign up with the company and they give you work to do.
There are companies looking for people to transcribe all kinds of stuff. But the biggest market is the medical transcription market. You can be asked to transcribe medical voice files online.
Most medical transcription jobs allow you to work from home. There are also part-time and full-time options available.
At home customer service
Did you know that sometimes the person you speak to when you call a company is at home? There are many companies you can sign up with to have access to at-home jobs:
- Alpine Access
- Working Solutions
Become a translator
If you speak other languages, you can sign up with companies looking for translators. You can also hire yourself out as a translator. Translate text from one language to another, or make calls for those who only speak one language – while at home.
Upwork has a whole section that matches translators with clients.
Search engine evaluator
Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing pay people to evaluate their search results. They pay between $12 and $15 per hour and the work can be unstable, but there are some people who report regular work. Below are some places to start:
Developers want feedback from their sites and will pay someone to evaluate the site and provide some feedback. Is the site intuitive, Do you like the colors? Is it easy navigate? UserTesting will pay you $10 per site evaluation, which takes about 20 minutes. Register on their site and you will be contacted if you fit into the demographics of the site they want evaluated at the time.
Invest your money
You don’t need to have a million dollars in your bank account before you start investing – In today’s market you can start investing your money with as little as $5.
There are many companies that will help you invest your money based on your risk tolerance and your areas of interest. I recommend you search those companies.
Part-time “offline” businesses
These type of businesses require regular contact with live people. That means these type of jobs need to be done during regular hours and with some sort of customer service.
When people are away from their homes for long periods of time they usually need someone to take care of some few things like watering the plants, getting the mail or actually living there.
Babysit or pet sit
Baby sitting is a great way to earn some more extra cash. You can take care of kids during the weekends or full time.
But if kids are not your thing, you can always pet sit for people while they are away on vacation.
Help a disabled person with their day to day life
Disables people always need help and you can earn some money by offering your services to a disabled person for a few hours in the day. You can help them do things like cook, clean or wash.
Drive for Uber/Lyft
You can drive for Uber or Lyft in your spare time. These two companies are revolutionizing the cab industry. Be aware that you won’t get rich doing this. It is just a way to get some extra cash in your pocket. Lyft offers a $300 sign-up bonus if you complete 100 trips in your first 30 days.
Turn your hobby/passion into a business
What do you like doing? If you have a special skill that you know people will love to learn how to do, then you can make some pretty good money teaching that skill to other people. Some popular hobbies people will pay for are:
- Computer repair
- Selling crafts
- Graphic design
Part-time online businesses
There are more flexible hours with online businesses, although you will still have to deal with people occasionally.
Sell things on any marketplace
If you have things you don’t need again you can sell them on any online marketplace like Facebook, eBay, Amazon and Craigslist. But if you really want to make some serious money and turn it into a business, you can flip things you bought at yard sales and sell them at higher prices.
You maybe familiar with using Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon (at least as a buyer, if not a seller), but Facebook is also becoming a popular place to find buyers, and you don’t need to have over 5,000 friends on Facebook to make it work.
If you are an organized person with good computer skills, consider becoming a virtual assistant. You can make up to $40 per hour doing tasks for busy business owners. You will need to be professional, punctual, and able to work unsupervised.
Writing articles for businesses and websites is a pretty great way to earn some extra cash. If you like writing and are knowledgeable in a particular subject, you can become a freelance writer. Getting started can be a bit tricky but once you establish yourself in a particular niche, jobs will start pouring in.
These are some easy ways you can make extra money and more. The bottom line is if there is something you like doing, chances are you can find ways to make money from it. If you didn’t see anything on this list that got you excited, that’s okay, there are a million ways to make money and all you have to do is be observant. Think about things you find easy, but others find difficult. Then teach them to do if for themselves or have them pay you to do it for them.
If I missed your favorite way to make money, let me know in the comment section below.