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Many people could use extra money from time to time. An emergency could happen, or they could want to save for a family trip. Whatever the reason is, I want people to know that there are many ways for you to make extra money. In this post, I will go over 40+ ways to make extra money this month.
One of the easiest ways to make some extra money is to consider becoming a server or a bartender. There are many restaurants that you can apply to. If you have a 9-5 job, you can serve or bartend once you get off or on the weekends. If you are good at it, you could make a couple of hundred bucks a night.
If you have your own place, you can rent it on Airbnb. You can list your whole home or rent out a spare room. I know a couple of people who’ve listed their properties before in the past. They say that it’s easy for the most part. If you are interested in starting with Airbnb, visit this link.
If you are in shape and you enjoy working out, you could become a personal trainer. As people get older, they want to take better care of themselves. As a personal trainer, you can help them with that. There are different ways for you to promote your services such as word of mouth or via social media.
If you are looking for a place to legitimately do online surveys and small online tasks, then you should check out Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a free website that allows you to get “Swagbucks” for doing surveys, watching videos and more. The Swagbucks can then be redeemed for gift cards and PayPal cash.
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If you are a whiz at a particular subject, you could tutor people. Math and science are subjects that students struggle with. You can search online for companies that are looking for tutors, or you could start a tutoring service on your own.
This is one of my favorite ways to make extra money. I’ve been selling things on eBay for nine years. It is free to sign up for. You can sell almost anything on the website. There are people (including myself) making hundreds of bucks per month from selling stuff on eBay.
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The next way to make money is to wash people’s cars. Everyone doesn’t like to wash their car, so you should be able to always find some clients. Check around your neighborhood or advertise your service online.
Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Craigslist. I’m sure that 95% of you raised your hands. You can sell things on Craigslist, and you can also find odd jobs. The opportunities vary depending on the city that you live in. If you are interested in selling stuff on craigslist, make sure that you stay safe.
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If you are looking for another way to sell unwanted items, you can list them on OfferUp. OfferUp is a phone app where you can sell things to different people. It’s very similar to Craigslist. The unique thing about OfferUp is that you can only list the items from the app.
If you are good at diagnosing problems with computers, you should consider fixing them. Computers crash from time to time. They could have too much data on the hard drive, or they could get a virus. If you know how to restore the data, you could make a good amount of extra money.
I’ll be the first to say that I don’t know much about cars. When something goes wrong with it, I contact my mechanic instead of taking it to the shop. My mechanic is much cheaper than the auto shop and he gets the job done. He’s fixed several issues with my cars over the years. He’s also fixed several of my friend’s vehicles as well. If you know how to fix cars, you should seriously consider this side hustle. If you are good at it, you will always have a steady stream of customers.
Lyft or Uber
While I’m talking about vehicles, the next way to make extra money is to drive for Lyft or Uber. You create your own schedule. If you want to work only on the weekends, you can do just that. You also can get paid each week too.
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Have you considered acting? If you live in a city like New York, Atlanta, or Los Angeles, you should look into becoming a movie extra. They are always filming something in those cities, so there is always an opportunity to apply for work as an extra.
If you work an early evening job and want to make some extra money during the day, you should consider becoming a substitute teacher. Depending on where you live, there may be a shortage of substitute teachers. That means that it will be easier for you to get on. If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can apply.
Do you mind shopping and performing small tasks in stores or restaurants? If so, mystery shopping is for you. There are several companies out there for you to sign up with. With mystery shopping, you usually have to make a purchase and rate a store or the customer service. It’s pretty simple.
Sell on Etsy
If you make your own arts, crafts or jewelry, you can sell things on Etsy. Millions of people sell on Etsy every year. If you have good products to sell, Etsy may be the platform for you.
Do you enjoy making sure people’s weddings go as planned? Do you have an eye for setting up events? If the answer to those questions is yes, then you can consider becoming a wedding coordinator. Wedding coordinators do tasks such as helping pick out the wedding venue, going over the guest list and more.
Create an Online Course
If you’re an expert at something and you feel like you can teach it, you can create an online course. There are many platforms out there for you to use. I recently created my first online course on one of my side hustles. It’s titled The Beginners eBay Course. Check it out here for more details.
Sell an eBook
You may not want to create an online course. That’s fine. You can write an eBook instead. EBook’s can make a lot of money depending on the subject. They aren’t difficult to create.
The next way to make extra money this month is to provide massage therapy. If you have your massage therapist license, but have another job, you can do massage therapy on the weekends. Everyone is not able to get to the masseuse during the week, so this could be a good side hustle for you.
If you like watching kids, you can babysit. People need sitters when they go out from time to time whether it’s during a weeknight or on the weekend. Start by asking your friends and family that have kids if they need your services.
Do you like sports? Can you make sure that athletes follow the rules? If so, consider becoming a referee. There is at least one sport going on all year. Hypothetically speaking, you could referee football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball in a calendar year. I have a couple of friends who have refereed for a few years now. It’s some nice extra income for them. You can get paid between $35 – $50 per game.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is another website where you can do online surveys. I used to do surveys on this site a few years ago. You can make an extra $20 – $30 per month if you do this 5-6 days per week.
I enjoy creating t-shirts and selling them online. If you’re creative, you should try doing it too. I use two sites to make and sell the shirts. They are Sunfrog and Teespring. Both sites are free to sign up for. At the current moment, I’ve had the most success with Teespring. Check out this post I wrote on how to sell shirts with them.
If you have a website or a large following on social media, you should consider posting affiliate links occasionally. With affiliate links, you promote a product or a service. If someone clicks on the link, you get a percentage of the sale. People are making a killing with affiliates. Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner are two people that are doing very well.
Make and Sell Coffee Mugs
Selling coffee mugs can be a unique way to make extra money. If you have a funny saying or design, try putting it on a coffee mug. You can use a site like Zazzle to get started with that.
Fiverr is a website for freelancers. People can post jobs or services on there. For example, if you are good at graphic design, you could post an ad saying that you will create someone’s logo. There are several categories that you can list your service under. Check out Fiverr here.
You can donate plasma a couple of times per month. As long as you’re healthy, and can pass the screening process, you should consider doing this. You can make a couple hundred bucks per month.
If you have something of value, you could take it to the pawn shop. A few years ago, I pawned some jewelry because I needed some money bad. I walked out of the pawn shop with cash ten minutes later. Besides jewelry, you can also pawn things like laptops, TV’s, gaming consoles, stereos and musical instruments.
If you like writing, you can make extra money from it. Writing is a skill. Not everyone can do it efficiently. Different companies need freelance writers from time to time. Some pay by the word while others pay by the article. When I first started freelancing, I got paid $30 per article. Since then, I’ve increased my rates. The key to getting freelance gigs is to pitch constantly.
During the holidays, UPS hires for several seasonal positions. They need additional package sorters and people to help with the drivers.
As a virtual assistant, you can do tasks for different clients. You can edit documents for the client, schedule social media and more. You can do tasks wherever there is a computer and internet access.
This is another one of the things on the list that I’ve done. Several restaurants need help with deliveries, especially during peak times. If you live in a safe area and you don’t have a problem delivering food, then this opportunity is for you. At most restaurants, as a delivery driver, you get a paycheck and tips. You can’t beat that.
People need photographers from time to time. If you have a camera and can take decent pictures, you could able to make a little money do so. You can start off doing headshots for people and expand from there.
If you’re popular and you enjoy the nightlife, you could consider becoming a club promoter. Some clubs have a hard time getting a crowd, so they hire promoters to help them. If you can get people to come out consistently, you will have a pretty good side gig. If you think you’re up for the challenge check with some local clubs or browse the gigs section on Craigslist.
Amazon Flex is a program that allows drivers to deliver packages to people. If you have a reliable car and a cell phone, you can apply for the program. Check the website to make sure that the Amazon Flex program is available in your city. If it is, apply as soon as possible.
Focus groups are another way that you can make extra money this month. There are different companies that you can sign up with to find opportunities. Sometimes you can get over $100 for an hour of your time.
Start a Blog
Making money with a blog isn’t easy, but if you stay with it, the growth can be exponential. You can start a blog in less than an hour. If you have a plan in place and post consistently, you get to the point where you’re making money from it. Here is a post I wrote on starting a blog with Bluehost. Bluehost is the hosting company that I use for my blog. They are currently starting their hosting at $2.95. It’s regularly $7.99. That’s a steal.
Can you make great looking graphics? Have you designed flyers for people before in the past? If you are a graphic designer, then you have a skill that a lot of us don’t have. Good graphic designers are hard to find.
DJ’s can make or break any party. I’ve been to some events where the DJ was great. I’ve also been to events where people booed the DJ. If you know how to rock a party, you will do very good. There is a chance that you can turn this into a full-time gig.
The final way that you can make extra money this month is to do some web design work. Many people want to create a website, but they don’t know where to start. If you know to create websites, you should promote your services as soon as you get the chance. There is a huge market for web designers out there. Start marketing yourself and soon you’ll have your first client.