4 Ways To Make Extra Cash

4 ways to make extra cashWhat’s going on everyone? I know a lot of people are in the process of paying off debt so that they can do other things with their money. The economy isn’t the best right now, but you can still find different ways to make extra cash. It can be done. I’m currently doing multiple things to bring in extra income. Below are four ways that you can make more money to pay off debt.

Work 2 Jobs

One way that you can make more money is by working two jobs. You can make a lot of extra income doing this depending on how many hours you work. It’s not always going to be easy but getting out of debt isn’t easy. My suggestion would be to get a delivery job or a server’s job part time. You could do that on the weekends or evenings after you get off your full-time job. A couple of years ago, I worked a full-time gig and worked part time for the Atlanta Braves three times a week. I was tired some days, but it was easy money. Sometimes you will have to sacrifice to get to where you want to be.

Find A Side Hustle

Finding a side hustle is vital when it comes to paying off debt. There are many side hustles out there. You can create things to sell online on Teesping, or you can sell items in a flea market. You can create websites or create gigs using sites such as Fiverr. One of my favorite side hustles is flipping items on eBay. I’ve been doing it for a few years now. I make at least $100 extra every month. For more ideas check out my side hustles post from a few months ago.

Make More Money With Your Full-Time Job

The third thing on the list is to make more money with your full-time job. If you get paid hourly, you could ask your boss if you could get some overtime hours. You can also ask them for a raise. Depending on your tenure you just might get it. Most jobs should at least offer your the opportunity to get a raise within a year. Make sure you are confident when you ask for the raise.  Also, if your job gives you a chance to move up to a higher position, do it. You will get paid more the higher up you get. If none of those actions work, you could start looking for a higher paying full-time job. There is no reason for you to stay someplace that is underpaying you.

Donate Plasma

Depending on where you live you can donate plasma to get some extra money. As long as you are healthy, you should be able to do this a couple of times a month. Any little bit helps when you’re paying off debt. From what I hear, donating plasma is virtually pain-free.

Those were four ways to make extra cash. There are literally hundreds of things that you can do to pay off your debt.

How is your debt repayment plan coming? Have any of these ways worked for you?

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  1. Great post! I like to call myself the Queen of the Side Hustle as I am always on the prowl for income-producing opportunities. I like to have at least 3 side hustles/income streams going apart from my full-time job. Currently I started a cleaning business with a friend/biz partner, rent out my spare room on Airbnb and just bought a website selling a product.

  2. Hi Jason. All good advice on making extra money and paying down debt. I am fortunate to have no debt but always found it helpful to have more than one stream of income. My son certainly follows 3 of your guidelines… not being shy to ask for a raise, making additional money through side jobs, and developing income through sales on e-bay. For some people such as single parents I realize these are be difficult but for many others it is largely a matter of motivation. Previous generations worked very long hours and there is no natural entitlement to have a good lifestyle based on a shorter work week.
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  3. I’m about to go donate some plasma. That’s going to be my new side hustle.
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  4. I must say, I do not have debt. I have a passive income stream that is working very well. Your suggestions, though for making more money to reduce debt are good ones. And, as a side note, I love Fiverr, but have to have a lot of jobs to make good money there!
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  5. I think a side hustle is a great way to make more money. I wish I’d worked harder when I was younger… although I’m still young. Least I figured it out now 🙂
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  6. I have a side hustle and freelance write once a week for a startup. I definitely am not above having a second job. My wife works Saturday mornings and once a month an entire Saturday. We do what we need to do to pay the bills.
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  7. Thankfully, I have no debt. My German father taught me that it was verboten!! However, all your suggestions are really good ones! Don’t know if I have the energy for a side hustle these days…I’m an old broad. But I guess if I had to, I would! Do whatever it takes, right?
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  8. I love your tips Jason. Finding ways to making extra money as to pay down a debt is always a good thing. I have working to put myself in a positive no debt position for a while now and I am happy to say I am almost there. Some people find it difficult because they simply aren’t motivated. As they grow and age the motivation to be debt free is much stronger for many reason. 🙂
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  9. These are good suggestions – and some are rather novel. I had a friend once, who figured out how to make money doing absolutely nothing! He would model for artists.
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  10. Great ideas – you’ve got me thinking about what I could put on fiverr. I love that website!
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  11. Years back, I had a job where I worked up North as a first aid attendant. I was up there for 20 days straight at $150 per day. The days were long and it was a remote camp. In my off-time, I came down and worked as a temp where I helped with a conference set-up 14-hrs. of work. Our labour laws say that cooks down into 8 regular hours, 2 hours at time-and-half and then 4 hours at double time. Because of overtime, even a poor wage turns into something. Up North, I was making okay money until I factored in that I was “out there” 24×7. I would suggest that long hours with overtime turn into decent money.
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  12. Working more than one job is the approach that I used when I was a student. It was crazy, but I didn’t get bored and it took care of any money problems I might have been facing.
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  13. Some commenters on my Washington Post article ribbed me for talking about side hustles saying they are just “second jobs” and side hustle is a fancy and useless word. In reality second jobs are just one of many, MANY types of ways to make extra income on the side. Seems like decades ago getting a second job was one of the only options for most but today there is truly an unlimited number of things you can do.
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  14. Cade James Davis

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