Let’s face it, doing those online surveys with the expectation of making any kind of money each month is a joke. At best you’re making a penny for each 20 minutes you spend participating in just one.
How would you like to make an actual extra $100 per month? How about an extra $500 a month? It doesn’t sound like much, but an extra $500 a month could change your life in any number of ways. To most people, it would make an incredible difference. But what if you could make thousands more per month, or even tens of thousands more? How do you think that would that change the direction of your life?
Here are 15 ways to make extra money:
1. Start a blog
Blogging is how I make a living and just a few years ago I never thought it would be possible. You can start your blog for as little as $2.88 per month for hosting, plus $10+ per year for your domain. There’s also a free “How To Start A Blog” email course on this site that I highly recommend signing up for.
2. Become a virtual assistant.
One simple way to make money from home is to help others complete tasks as a virtual assistant. If you’re highly organized and can properly manage your time, then becoming a virtual assistant presents a low-friction entry point into the digital services industry. You can easily perform these functions as a remote worker no matter where you live or are from.
Finding work as a virtual assistant can be easily done through sites like Upwork, Indeed.com and Remote.co. Search the existing posted jobs and create bids. You’ll need effective communication skills and fluency in English and popular web and business software applications.
3. Walk dogs and/or pet sit for extra money
If you love animals, you may want to look into this. With this job, you may be going over to your client’s home to check in a few times a day, you may be staying at their house, or the animals could be staying with you.
4. Sell stuff on ebay or etsy, etc.
We’ve all got stuff that we could part with to make some extra cash. That stuff that you stashed in the crawl space could very easily get you out of the jam you’re in right now. SELL IT!
5. Scoop Doody
When I had a dog, cleaning the back yard worth of poop was the worst job in the world. NO ONE likes to do it! I couldn’t even stand how much of a pain in the a$$ it was to get my kids to do it. So I paid a company to come and clean it up every week! It’s a dirty job, but somebody had to do it, and it wasn’t gonna be me 🙂 There are people / families who will GLADLY pay you to clean up doggy doo!
6. Detailing Cars
This is an easy enough job, and you can get decent money for doing it!
7. Write articles for blogs
Blogs need content, and many bloggers will hire a writer to provide that content, because writing it all can get exhausting!
8. Manage social accounts for others
Being a social media manager can be a fun job. Not everyone can do it but if you have social media skills then it might be something to look into. It’s not as easy as just sharing random content as you do need to create a strategy that works, but it can turn into a fun career if you are successful.
9. Do you enjoy math?
Can you open an excel spreadsheet? Does earning $60 an hour sound like something you’d be cool with? How about the freedom to work remotely while helping others succeed?
Those are just some of the perks of working as a bookkeeper. You don’t have to be an accountant or even really good at math to be successful in this business. In fact, all you need are decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.
10. Become a Virtual Assistant.
A virtual assistant helps a business run more smoothly. You can be contracted for one project (like collecting data for research) or it can be on a continuous basis like replying to e-mails and comments. Virtual assistant work can vary wildly, but there are many, many tasks that people hire virtual assistants for.
11. Have a Garage Sale. Remember those?
A garage sale can be an easy way to make extra dough, because buyers come straight to you. The only downside is that people usually attend garage sales looking for insane deals, so you usually can’t charge as much for your items as you would if you were to sell on site like eBay or Craigslist.
12. Rent out your parking space.
If you have a parking space, but no car, or if you have an extra parking space, you can make a tidy sum renting it out. I have a friend who lives in a condo that came with a parking space, but because she lives downtown, she doesn’t feel the need to have a car, so she rents out the space for $150 a month.
13. Sell your baked goods.
If you’re good at making delicious baked treats, that talent shouldn’t go to waste. Take those treats to your local farmers market to sell, or contact your local coffee shop about the possibility of making treats for them to sell.
14. Teach English Online
If you have a decent command of the English language, there are several online-learning platforms focused on teaching English as a second language to students in other countries. If this sounds like something you could be good at, you could make up to $20 from the comfort of your own computer. The curriculum is set for you before class begins, and your job is to simply guide the children through the lesson, offering guidance, smiles and tons of encouragement.
15. Don’t throw them away; Recycle those bottles and cans!
You’ll be surprised at just how quickly they add up!
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