Last updated on December 5th, 2022 at 04:57 pm
There are tons of ways to earn extra cash (both online and offline); it’s just a matter of finding the best ones for you and your family’s schedule and needs.
Consider these ideas to help you earn some extra money this month. Go on — get your side hustle going!
1. Sell Your Extra Stuff
eBay is a great place to sell stuff your old stuff and earn extra cash, especially if you have something collectible or unique. If you’re handy, check out garage sales to find items that you can purchase for cheap, fix up, and then resell online. Also be sure to check out local Facebook garage sale sites.
If you have clothing to sell, try Poshmark or ThredUP. Use this link at ThredUP to get a $10 credit on the site when you send in your items to sell.
If you have old books and DVDs, and even textbooks from your kids lying around, consider selling them on Amazon. It’s incredibly easy to list your items, and you’d be surprised how much you can get for your old stuff.
2. Get Paid to Watch Cooking, Parenting, and Crafting Videos
Swagbucks offers its users the chance to earn extra cash and gift cards by watching a variety of shows through their Swagbucks Video Channel including cooking, crafting, home and garden, fitness and more – the content comes from dozens of partners like Hulu, Reuters, and the Food Network, so there is no shortage of interesting things to watch. It’s really simple, if you don’t have an account just sign up here check out their huge video selection and start earning cash “Swagbucks” by watching your favorite short videos.
3. Become a Virtual Assistant
Are you organized and enjoy writing, social media, and blogging? Become a virtual assistant and help other people run their companies and websites. VA’s, or ”virtual assistants,” can charge anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour.
4. Make money with your car
One of your greatest “hidden assets” is your car, and there are many companies that will pay you to deliver groceries or take-out. Check out these companies for more information:
5. Work Your Skills as an Online Freelancer
Do you have a hidden talent? Then check out Fiverr and Freelancer – they are very popular sites where you can sell your products or creative skills to earn extra cash.
Fiverr is a network where people seek out graphic design artists, writers, and other professionals for assistance on creative projects. Jobs start at just $5 with customized pricing for more in-depth needs. You can do anything ranging from data entry, to researching tasks, to coming up with design ideas for custom coffee mugs or tees, and even some truly bizarre marketing projects. Earning $5+ a pop for quality work doesn’t sound like much, but it can easily add up to thousands of dollars or more a year when your projects start to be customized!
6. Fill Out Online Surveys
All you have to do is register, and these companies will contact you when they have a survey that fits your profile. You must meet certain criteria to qualify so don’t get frustrated if you don’t qualify right away. Be patient and they will email you in a few days as more positions become available.
Register with these surveys companies that represent the biggest brands:
Survey Junky – (Earn points for filling out surveys which you can redeem for gift cards)
Swagbucks – ($5 just for signing up)
Opinion Outpost – (cash for filling out surveys.)
Points Club – (Earn points for filling out surveys which you can redeem for gift cards)
7. Become a Mystery Shopper…Shhhh
Mystery shoppers pose as regular shoppers and frequent retail stores, restaurants, and other places of business, and report on their experiences to help company’s measure customer service and gather information. Shoppers make their own schedules and take as many or as few assignments as they would like and can make $300 a week.
Typically you use your own money, and then get reimbursed after filing your report. After all expenses, you can expect to make $10 to $30 per gig — AND they are a lot of fun!
Our savings experts say these are the best mystery shopper companies:
About Face Corporation
Bare Associates International
8. Baby Sitting
This can be a great gig for teenagers or stay-at-home moms, especially if you have a child or two at home. Why not take on one or two children for a few hours and make some money? Sittercity and Care.com are reputable tools to find people looking, plus Care.com shows you the going rates of babysitters in your area.
Use common sense when meeting a family for the first time. Set up an interview in a public place if possible, and ALWAYS tell someone else where you’ll be.
9. Pet Sitting/Walking
If you love animals, pet sitting can be a great side gig.
Here’s what you need to know: for day and overnight visits, typical pet-watching services range from $35-65 a day/night if you make house calls, while a 20-minute visit or dog walk typically pays around $25.
Normal house calls include letting dogs out in the backyard or taking them for a walk, refilling water dishes, feedings, scooping litter boxes, and sometimes giving pets medications. To get started you can check out your local Nextdoor site, Care.com and PSI.
Did you know that you can earn extra cash by reviewing websites and testing apps? Website owners love user feedback, and sites like UserTesting will pay you $10 to visit a website or app, completing a series of tasks that take about 20 minutes, and submitting a little feedback. Payments are typically made via PayPal.
YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite way to earn extra cash?
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