101 Awesome and Reliable Ways to Make Extra Money

Awesome and reliable ways to make extra money

Ever since I came to the realization of my debt problems, I’ve worked hard to find ways to make extra money. In fact, some would say I’ve been obsessed with it. I’ll be completely honest here, I’ve tried a lot of different ways of making extra money ever since being in debt. Having debt changes you and it propelled me to think outside of the box.

If you were like me with a full-time job and a good amount of debt, then the only way you might think of earning more is by getting a raise at work. That, or moving over to a new company. Unfortunately, waiting for a raise or promotion is a terrible way to earn extra money. I wouldn’t suggest it, so that’s why I’m giving you so many different ways to make extra money, starting as early as today. Yes, you can make more money right now if you choose.

Ever since I started this blog back in 2012, I had only thought about making extra money in specific capacities. I was a mystery shopper, did some discussion panels, and sold stuff on eBay. I even ran an e-commerce business selling stuff on my website and Amazon. Having said that, there are so many different and awesome ways to earn extra money outside of your day job. I’m excited to share these with you and hopefully you will find something you can use.

Now that I work for myself (thanks to starting this blog), I’m always on the lookout for cool ways to earn extra money. There might be some downtime in my business where I need to think of making money outside of my “day” job.

You can call it a side hustle or just extra work. I don’t care what you call it. The options to make extra money have grown since the explosion of apps and internet powered companies. Now, it’s up to you to value your time and see how you can also earn more money. This list gives you more than enough ways to try to generate income. Not all are going to be applicable, but you should find something.

Making extra money online freelancing

Make Money Online

One of the easiest ways to make money is from the internet. You can literally work from anywhere in the world at any time of day as long as you have an internet connection. Even during your lunch break! Grayson was able to travel Europe for a month with his family while working from different countries. Working online affords a lot of opportunities, but it still takes some knowledge on how to succeed.

The best part about making money online is you can try multiple areas of money making ideas. You don’t have to just do one, like a full-time job. You can have your hands in multiple money making pots!

Investing Your Money

You should already be investing for retirement through your employer 401k or personal IRA. You can also make investing your new hobby because it earns passive income. And it might be the only “hands off” activity that can make you money when you use a robo-advisor like Betterment or WealthFront that makes all the investment decisions for you. If you like the thought of hands off investing, check out our list of the best robo-advisor companies.

You can check out our investing articles for more info on how to do it and be comfortable with investing.

Answer Surveys

Answering surveys is an easy way for anybody to make money as most surveys can be completed in a matter of minutes. This is a good option for your lunch break, the bus ride home, or in the evening. You can get started for free at Swagbucks, Inbox Dollars, or Survey Junkie which offer daily surveys.

Try not to get caught into the scam sites that require you to pay to join. You should never have to pay to join a reputable survey site.

Participate in Focus Groups

Daily and weekly surveys can make you a decent side income, but, online focus groups can pay more because you get paid to test a product or provide more in-depth responses on issues than a traditional survey. Vindale Research and Toluna are two survey companies that can provide more focus group opportunities.

Watch Videos

Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars will pay you to watch videos like news clips and tv commercials and you only need to provide feedback. These two sites will also pay you to shop online, surf the web, and play video games.

If you want to make money doing what you already do on the web every day, you should strongly consider joining these two sites and start getting paid for your web activity.

Surf the Internet

Instead of only going to Google to research something online, get paid to perform web searches at Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars. Since these two sites allow you to make money by performing a host of online tasks, your earning potential can be higher than other paid search platforms.

If you want to get paid for every minute you spend online, join Nielsen Digital Voice. You can register your computer, tablet, and smartphone and get paid to share your browsing history.

Start a Blog

Creating your own blog can serve dual purposes. Blogging helps create an online portfolio you can show to potential clients if you plan to freelance online. And, you can also use your blog to earn passive income from affiliate marketing where you earn a commission every time a visitor buys a product you recommend.

Several successful bloggers routinely make over $100,000 a year through affiliate marketing. It only takes a few minutes to get started and by hosting your site on SiteGround.

Here’s a complete “How to Start a Blog” guide that will get you where you need to go.

Freelance Writer

Companies and blogs are looking for gifted writers to produce content for their visitors to read. The best part about freelance writing is that you don’t have to be an English or Communications major to get hired. You just need to be able to express your knowledge with written words and can start making money in 30 days or less with zero startup costs.

There are many ways to become a freelance writer, especially if you know who to talk to, but this course will show you exactly how to do it from someone who earns over $200,000 each year writing for other people.

Here is another great course that can give you insight into starting a freelance writing career.

Create a YouTube Channel

If you’re not camera shy, you can also make money by creating a YouTube channel where you talk about your area of expertise. It might be repairing cars, reviewing video games, or talking about makeup.

You’ll need a good camera and probably some light kit to do some of your videos, but those are usually the only expenses you need to get started..

Graphic Design

You can also make money in online graphic design by connecting with clients around the globe. A few places to start designing are Fiver, UpWork, or Café Press. Or, you can contact local businesses.

Another great place to start out with your graphic design chops is 99designs. It’s probably the most popular graphic design focused site.

Design Websites

In addition to designing logos and web graphics, you can also make money designing custom websites for businesses and blogs looking to create their own unique brand. If you want to get started quickly in this market, you can start a profile over on UpWork and start bidding on projects.

Website Management

A natural stepping stone for designing websites is website management for these same clients. You can ensure their websites remain secure with the latest plugin updates and backing up their websites in case their information is accidentally deleted.

This type of work is for someone who knows what they are doing and are process oriented. iMark Interactive provides this type of service for WordPress bloggers and is very highly rated.

Become a Virtual Assistant

Maybe you don’t want to create original content but want to manage other people’s content instead. Many blog and website owners are looking for virtual assistants to answer emails, share on social media, or even manage a blog by scheduling posts and podcasts.

This course will show you exactly how to setup a functional VA business in 30 days and you can start earning money.

Create an App

If you have some knowledge in computer programming, you might be able to make money by creating an app. There are several websites available that can provide resources if you don’t have all the tools. You can also check out sites like ibuildapp.

Flip Domains

You can make money by purchasing desirable domain names and selling them for a profit. Flippa is one of the best sites to attract bidders. You can also sell websites and apps on Flippa too.

Sell Websites

This side hustle might take a little more time and can be very rewarding. By building a website from scratch that makes monthly income from advertisements, affiliate income, or drop shipping on Shopify will attract potential buyers.

Test Websites

You can also make money testing websites, apps, and video games. Developers like to pay real people like you to interact with their website and provider your feedback in real time. Visit UserTesting to learn how to become a tester.

Transcribe Audio Conversations

Get paid to transcribe audio conversations for corportate, legal, and medical professionals. Rates start at $20 per audible hour and you can become a transcriptionist at TranscribeMe!

Become a Proofreader

An eye for detail and a knack for grammar can help you become an online proofreader. Some of the possibilities include proofreading blog posts, books, white papers, and legal transcripts. This can be a great way to earn some extra money while reading (if you’re into that sort of thing!).

Write Professional Resumes

Career changes are very common and job seekers hire professional resume writers. If you can write cover letters and resumes that will turn a job application into a job interview, this side hustle is for you.

Online Phone Representative

Companies are hiring online customer service reps to answer phone calls and live chat from home. You will need reliable internet and a quiet, distraction-free environment to qualify. Online retailers like Amazon will advertise openings on their own site, or, you can also check out FlexJobs.

Creating Ebooks

Ebooks are huge right now. People are buying up digital books to make their life clutter free. This is especially the case with Kindle ereaders and ipads. You can just download a book title so easily now.

This has enabled people who love to write the ability to monetize their efforts much easier than traditional book publishing. You can self-publish on Amazon and have access to their huge customer base with much less effort and overhead.

Making extra money tutoring students

Academics

Are you good at a certain subject matter? How about teaching someone what you already know and earning money doing it? You can make money by helping others learn. Don’t just think of subjects in school, but you can also each people something you’re good at like blogging on WordPress or even a musical instrument.

If someone is always asking you the same questions because you have a skill set, then it might be time to think about monetizing your knowledge!

Tutor

Tutoring can take place online or in-person. One online tutoring site is Studypool where you can submit bids to help students with their homework questions in over 30 subjects. You can even tutor as a college student and charge higher rates once you earn your college degree.

You can also tutor in-person by advertising your services on Craigslist or other online tutor boards. High school students and college students are constantly looking for help in every academic subject from English, History, Math, Chemistry, and ACT/SAT Test Prep.

Create an Online Course

Making your own video course or teaching aids that can be purchased from your own website, YouTube channel, or learning platforms like Udemy is another way you can share your knowledge with others. You can also check out places like Teachable or Thinkific as good online course platforms.

Teach Music Lessons

Many parents also want their children to learn how to play a musical instrument. This is another good side hustle idea as all lessons are taught after school.

Become a Part-Time Instructor

You might be able to teach courses at a local community college or even become a substitute teacher for your local school district. Sometimes, you don’t even need an education degree to start teaching.

Sell College Notes

Organized college students can also make money selling notes online to students that don’t keep notes themselves or might have missed a class. Nexus Notes is a big player in the online note selling space.

Translator

If you are skilled in a foreign language, you can translate for a local business event. You can also teach English as a second language to non-native speakers too.

Earn extra income cleaning pools

Make Money with Your Hands

Do you like to work with your hands? How about making some money while doing it in your spare time. You can make money with your own hands, locally and online. These types of income ideas take a little more to get started, sometimes time and other times money, but they can be lucrative. Not many are rushing out to do work with their hands so the opportunity is there.

Craigslist Gigs

Checking your local Craigslist gigs section can help you find some one-time income opportunities for a variety of tasks.

Be a Handyman

If you are a jack-of-all trades, advertise your services on TaskRabbit. You can get paid to help people move, perform home repairs, or assemble furniture to name a few tasks.

Home Inspector

If you have a passion for homes and helping people, maybe becoming a home inspector might be a good idea. It does take some time to become certified, but that allows you to charge a bigger fee and have your worked backed by a national organization. Home inspectors in my area charge around $500 for an inspection and report. It can be more depending on the size of the home.

With all the shady inspectors out there, this could be a good market for someone who is meticulous.

HVAC Repair

Homeowners are always needing their heat and air conditioning systems repaired. Especially when the first cold snap or heat wave arrives and the professionals are overscheduled or overpriced.

Repair Siding and Gutters

Housing siding and gutters need to be repaired periodically from age and weather. Hiring you can be cheaper than using a professional service.

Mobile Mechanic

If you know a lot about cars and have the tools necessary to fix them, then you might check out becoming a mobile mechanic. You can fix people’s cars when they are at work or at home making their lives a little easier. Starting this business can take some time, but you could just join Your Mechanic, which is a service site with a huge base of customers already using it.

Clean Gutters

Gutters also need to be periodically cleaned when they get clogged with fallen leaves. All you need is a ladder and a love of heights. Maybe a broom and blower too!

Pressure Wash

You can also make good money pressure washing houses, apartment complexes, and businesses as property owners try to keep their structures looking “fresh.”

Install and Finish Sheetrock

When people remodel or build an addition, they might outsource the sheetrock hanging and finishing to somebody with experience.

Paint

Painting interior rooms or the exterior siding of a house can also be lucrative if you have an eye for detail. Many people don’t have the patience to properly blend in their brush and roller marks.

Mow Lawns and Landscape

Working professionals are willing to pay you to mow their lawn and landscape their property. Mowing and landscaping can also be a good seasonal job for the spring and summer months.

Shovel Driveways

In the winter time, you might be able to make even more money per hour by shoveling your neighbors’ driveways and sidewalks.

Snow Plow

If you have a 4-wheel drive pickup and a plow, you can also make money plowing and salting roads and parking lots. Life must go on even when it snows, and you can be there to make sure that happens.

Cut and Deliver Firewood

Many people still heat their homes with wood and do not have the time or tools to collect their own firewood. This can be good money if you have a regular source for firewood.

Take Down Trees

If you have the knowledge to remove trees, this can be another rewarding side hustle. In addition to making money for cutting down the tree, you can sell the downed tree for firewood as well. Yo just need some skill and a chainsaw to get started. Maybe a little initiative as well.

Pack Boxes

Families preparing to move might need you to carefully pack their belongings.

Become a Mover

People also need extra muscle on moving day to load or unload the U-Haul. Searching Craigslist or TaskRabbit are two good starting points. And, it can be a good weekend side hustle.

Haul Off People’s Junk

If you have a truck or trailer, you can charge people to haul off their junk that the trash service will not pickup. You might even be able to salvage and sell some of their belongings for cash.

Clean Houses

Working professionals will pay you to clean their house or vacation home. You might also consider cleaning rental properties when tenants move out or vacation properties before the next guests arrive.

Clean Windows

This is another task that people simply don’t want to do because they don’t have the time or know you can do a better job at.

Clean Pools

Pool cleaning and maintenance is another hassle than many homeowners don’t want to mess with. Primarily because cleaning a pool takes time and keeping the correct water pH balance can also be overwhelming if you don’t do it on a regular basis.

Clean Businesses

Many businesses, medical offices, and industrial complexes also have individuals come in at night to clean the property after the staff goes home. This can be a good second income because of the evening flexibility.

Wash Cars

Is your car immaculate inside and out? You can make money washing other peoples’ cars. And, all you need is basic car washing and detailing supplies that you already use for your own car.

Install Flat Screen TVs

Installing flat screen tvs and home entertainment systems can also be easy money and only require a few hours of your time for each install. You might need an extra hand to carry the tv, but, you only need a few hand tools, a level, and measuring tape to get started.

Collect Scrap Metal

You can also make a few bucks and help save the earth by collecting scrap metal for cash. You can make money by selling old appliances, grills, and other metal to scrap yards. Craigslist can be a great place to look for free deals where people don’t have the means of hauling their old appliances away themselves.

Repair Old Appliances

In addition to collecting scrap metal for cash, some appliance are worth more if you can spend a few dollars and make any necessary repairs. Not everybody wants to buy a brand new appliance from Lowe’s every time and this frugality makes refurbished appliances a hot commodity.

Pick Up Trash

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That can be very true in this instance. If you don’t mind working for your money, you can clean up trash around commercial buildings in order to keep the money flowing.

One man started cleaning commercial parking lots and was able to earn upwards of $100,000 per year just cleaning up trash.

Earning extra money referring youth sports

Monetize Your Hobby

It’s also possible to make money by helping others without necessarily having to perform manual labor. And, get paid for doing something you already do in your free time as a hobby. One of the more popular methods is now driving for Uber or Lyft. You can monetize your regular driving route with ease.

While we traditionally think of hobbies as something that’s fun outside of our job, we now have many opportunities to monetize our hobbies while still keeping them enjoyable. What better way than to enjoy your hobby and earn money doing it?

Become a Pet Sitter

Walking, playing, and caring for pets while their owners work or travel can also be very lucrative. Professional pet sitters can make over six figures a year through pet sitting. Sites like Rover.com can help you get started.

Baby Sit/Child Care

You can also make money babysitting children during the work day, in the evenings for date nights, and on the weekends. This can be a competitive field, but getting on sites like Care.com can be a boost for your income and reputation.

Consulting and Coaching

This industry has become saturated by people who claim they are coaches and consultants. This makes it harder for those who actually know what they are doing to break in, but using a site like Clarity.fm can help. You can apply to be an “expert” in a specific field and you can earn money helping startups and entrepreneurs with questions and issues.

It’s a great way to expand your skill set and show what you know.

Woodworking

People like wooden handicrafts like wall decorations, birdhouses, and wooden bowls. You can sell these items at local craft fairs or online at your personal website and other online retail websites like eBay and Amazon.

Repair Computers

Make some money repairing your friends and co-workers’ computers so they don’t have to buy a new one. Another option is buying cheap used computers, repairing them for cheap and then selling them for a profit on Craigslist.

Become a Notary

A notary public is a common thing when you need to get paperwork signed. This could be for a contract, mortgage, lease, or many other things. One of the better ideas is to be a mobile notary public, so you travel around when people need you. These have become popular considering many need a notary on the weekends and they are much harder to find.

You need to figure out from your state and local government what the rules are, but once you become a notary, which has a low barrier to entry, you can charge what you want for your service.

Make Handicrafts

Making and selling handicrafts on Etsy is another way to make money. You can sell quilts, house decorations, jewelry, clothing, and vintage items.

Amazon also has their own version where you can sell your handmade goods.

Decorate Houses

Who said being an interior designer was a full-time job? While a design background can be desirable, you can make money coordinating home makeovers as you help the homeowner choose wall colors, décor, and maybe even appliances.

Stage Houses for Sale

When homeowner’s list a house for sale, they might hire somebody to stage furniture to make their house “pop” and help the buyer visualize their own belongings in place. This can be a good option if you have access to an array of furniture that can be toted from property to property as they sell.

Drive for Uber or Lyft

Make money on Uber or Lyft by driving people around town on your way to or from work and also on during the evenings and weekends. You will need a four-door car and a clean driving record to start ridesharing.

Be a Delivery Person

Delivering pizza might be the first delivery side hustle that comes to mind, but, you can also get paid to deliver prescription medication for pharmacies, and some online retailers like Amazon and Boxed are now offering same-day delivery in select cities and are in need of delivery drivers.

Rent Your Car

If you don’t have the time to drive people around, you can also make money renting your car on Turo or HyreCar. Travelers like this option because it can be cheaper than a rental car agency and there can even be a wider selection instead of only getting what the rental car agency has in stock.

Become an Airbnb Host

Listing a spare bedroom on Airbnb can also bring you some extra income. And, it can be a great opportunity to meet new friends that can be visiting from all over the world!

Rent Out Your Parking Spot

There’s a new app out there that is growing across the US that allows you to list your parking spot for rent. You earn money by renting out your unused parking spot to those in need of parking in your area. This can be an easy way to earn money if you have a spot available.

Referee Sports Games

Being a referee for local youth sports games can also be a fun way to make money and watch live sports simultaneously.

Teach a Physical Fitness Class

You can also teach a physical fitness class at a local gym, civic center, or church. Whether it’s Crossfit, yoga, or something in between, people like the challenge and relational aspect of attending a fitness class.

Be a Street Musician

When you aren’t teaching music lessons, you can make money playing music as a street musician or even being a member in a live band.

DJ Special Events

If you enjoy making playlists and being an emcee, you can be a DJ for special events like weddings and parties.

Be a Photographer

You can also photograph special events like engagement photos, weddings, family pictures, and pets. In addition to special events, selling stock photos online at sites like Shutterstock can also make a small income as websites and bloggers pay to publish your photos with their articles and posts.

Videography

A videographer records live video of events when still photography isn’t enough. A few events you can film include weddings, performances, and business videos.

Another videography is making money with a drone flyover. Sellers and buyers like drone video when trying to give a bird’s eye view to sell a piece of property or another real estate listing.

Catering

You can also make money catering special events including weddings, parties, and fundraisers. People always have gatherings that include a prepared meal.

Mend Clothes

Expensive outfits, pants, and shirts tear or might need to be resized for the owner to continue wearing. Using your sewing skills at a tailor can be worthwhile as many people don’t mend their clothes anymore.

Security Guard

Business parks, malls, and other places of business hire part-time security guards to watch the premises. You don’t need a law enforcement background for most positions and can begin working after taking a few classes offered by the security company.

Here’s a great resource to learn how to get the appropriate training.

Garden or Raise Chickens and Eggs

If you live in the country, you might have the real estate to grow a garden or raise livestock like cattle or chickens. People love going to their local farmer’s market to buy local produce, meat, and eggs. You can make even more money by inviting customers to visit your property and see how clean and efficient your operation is.

Make sure you understand your local laws for selling food to consumers. You might need certain permits, insurance, etc.

Earning more money with a yard sale

Shopping and Selling Stuff

You can also make money by shopping and selling in-person and online. You’d be surprised how many things you can sell to others without even thinking about it. Many are cleaning up their homes, listing their stuff online, and earning cash in just a few hours.

If you’re more of a shopping fan, then you can not only earn money when you shop, but you can earn money and shop for other people at the same time. You’ll be the ultimate shopping entrepreneur when you make money while spending other people’s money they asked you to spend!

Declutter Your House

An easy way to make a little extra cash is to sell your own belongings on Craigslist, Amazon, eBay, or by hosting a garage sale. You might be surprised how much quick cash you can make in a weekend and have a cleaner house in the process.

Flip Garage Sale Finds

Visiting local garage sales and browsing the free section on Craigslist can help you find some real treasures that you can turn around and sell for more money and pocket the profit. Some items might need some simple repairs, but, this can be well worth your time.

Learn more on how to flip flea market goods for profit.

Shop at Thrift Stores

In addition to visiting your local garage sales on the weekends, you can also have success visiting your local thrift stores and clearance centers for some good deals. These items can be sold on Craigslist or online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.

Become a Shopping Assistant

People will pay you to run their errands and do their shopping for them. You might be hired to go grocery shopping, buy Christmas gifts, or take their clothes to the dry cleaner. It’s not every day you can get paid to shop.

Mystery Shop

Research companies will pay you to dine at restaurants, shop at stores, or even stay at hotels. All you need to do is review the company and of course not tell anybody you are a mystery shopper. Make sure to find the quality mystery shopping companies to avoid the spam and fraud. The MSPA provides qualified companies.

Shop with Ebates

Another easy way to make money by shopping is using a cash back portal like Ebates. You can get 1% to 40% of every online purchase back. Before you buy anything online, make sure you use a cash back portal.

Shop with a Credit Card

Using a rewards credit card when you shop, can give you cash back or travel rewards points on every purchase. You can get additional rewards when you use a shopping portal like Ebates.

You just have to know how to properly use credit cards to enjoy the rewards. This is not for people who are prone to debt.

Sell Unused Gift Cards

If you receive gift cards for Christmas or your birthday that you never plan to use, sell them on a gift card resale site like Raise to get paid in cold hard cash instead of letting them continue to collect dust.

Check out our guide on places to sell your giftcards to make more money!

Sell on Amazon

If you have shopped on Amazon, no doubt you have seen third-party listings that might be cheaper than buying directly from Amazon. You too can make money selling on Amazon by selling anything from used books, electronics, or cosmetics.

There are a few different options for selling on Amazon. You can sell directly from your house that you ship when sold. Or, you can send the products you want to sell to a Fulfilled by Amazon warehouse and they will ship it when an item sells.

Here’s a great course to show you how from someone who makes over $20,000 per month selling on Amazon.

Sell on eBay

You can also try selling on eBay to reach a second online audience. You might also like eBay if you want to sell your products by auction or also with a local pickup option for bulkier items.

Here’s a guide on how to get started selling on Ebay.

Rent Textbooks

You might have sold your textbooks each college semester. Now, you can make money renting textbooks online. Students like this option because it’s cheaper than buying a used textbook. As the textbook owner, your earning potential can be higher if you can rent the same book out for several semesters.

Sell Textbooks

Instead of selling your textbooks back to the place you bought them, why not sell them to someone else who would most likely pay more for the book? Book buyback programs are notoriously cheap. They don’t pay nearly enough for the book compared to what you paid for it.

You can list your books for free on Craigslist to see if there are any takers. You could find a forum for your school as well and list them on there. If not, check out Chegg which tends to pay a little more than most book buyback programs.

Gig Walking

This is an innovative way to earn extra money doing things you already enjoy created by GigWalk. This app allows you to pick up “gigs” from brands that want you to make a purchase, try something in the store, or take pictures of something. They describe what they need/want and you get to see if you want to do it.

It’s an easy way to make money while on the way home or shopping where you might already be.

Earning extra income by donating plasma

Odd Ways to Make Money

There are also a few side income ideas you have possibly never thought of or maybe you didn’t realize people did such things for money. I’m sure there are a lot more ways to earn money outside of this odd list, but these are some of the ones you can start quickly. I’ve even heard of some people offering cuddling services for at least $100 per hour.

My favorite on this list is getting paid to be a friend for about $50 per hour. Accompany someone and you’re paid to be their “friend.” Interesting!

Donate Plasma

While many plasma donation centers are located near college campuses, since cash-strapped college students are the primary donators, anybody can donate. You can make anywhere from $20 to $50 per week and can donate twice weekly.

Participate in Clinical Studies

You can also make money as a “medical guinea pig.” Ask your local hospital or university if they have any paid medical studies currently accepting volunteers. You might have to meet specific criteria like having a sleep disorder or being a smoker depending on the study focus.

Rent a Friend

You can get paid to be a friend for up to $50 an hour. There is no dating involved, and this side hustle is only for an opportunity to hang out with somebody.

Advertise on Your Car

You can be paid to advertise for a company by wrapping your car. This unconventional form of advertising can pay enough to cover your monthly vehicle expenses like gas and insurance.

Advertise on Your Body

You can also get paid to lease your body by wearing temporary tattoos or sponsored clothing.

Sell Your Hair

If you have at least 10 inches of untreated hair, you can get paid up to $1000 on an online hair classified site. Not a bad return on investment for a few years of letting your hair grow out.

Flip Signs

One of the latest marketing crazes is hiring sign flippers to attract the attention of passersby. If you like being outdoors and interacting with the public, this can be fun.

Virtual Jury Member

Attorneys will simulate cases online and practice their prosecution and defense before they go in front of an actual court of law. Ejury allows you to be paid to be a virtual jury member and make a verdict, share opinions on case topics, and participate in focus groups.

Get Paid to Take Selfies

Several apps will also pay you to take selfies at places you visit and living your normal life.

Help People Find Jobs

Jobspottr will pay you to take pictures of “Help Wanted” signs across town. You earn bonus points for finding handmade signs that can be a little more difficult to spot.

Summary About Making Extra Money

The options to earn a side income are limitless, and most of these activities have low barriers of entry. You’re only help back by your creativity, will power, drive, and determination. It ultimately boils down to how much time you can commit and what your skills and interests are. Do you know how much money you can make when you just turn off the TV? Well, here’s a little answer.

Finding a way to make money by doing the activities you enjoy can be a win-win for you and the people you interact with. There are also many options for those who don’t want to interact with people and would rather complete work at their home.

What’s your favorite way to make extra money?

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2 comments
Lee Benhayon says August 31

Hey Josh,

What about selling your stuff to a local pawn shop? Most people think they can only sell their used stuff on marketplaces like Amazon or eBay but you’d be surprised how much you can get from a local pawn shop. As in added bonus to making some extra cash, you can feel good about helping a small business in your community.

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    Grayson Bell
    Grayson Bell says August 31

    You could do that for sure, but they have to buy it at a price low enough for them to make money by reselling it, so if you can skip the middle man, you can make more money, as long as you know the worth. I would use that as a last resort. No need to add a middleman to pull down the profits.

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