Money Management

15 Easy Side Jobs Where You Can Earn Extra Money Online Or Offline

Do you need extra income to get by? Very few people can get by on their full-time job today, so fortunately, there are many ways to make extra money. Each requires unique skills and expertise, but a few will be right for you.

  1. Take Surveys Online

This is not a way to get rick quickly, but you can earn extra money in your free time from home. Most survey sites let you cash out at a minimum dollar amount, or you can choose a gift card. You won’t need any special skills except the ability to follow directions.

  1. Make Unique YouTube Videos

If you can make interesting videos, you can earn money from YouTube posting adverting messages in your videos after you get a certain number of subscribers. If you’re personable, you can comment on or review shows already on YouTube or aired on television networks, or teach others a skill they can use.

  1. Sell Gently Used Fashion Items

If you’re familiar with designer fashions and handbags, you can turn your skills into a side hustle/ If you routinely go to yard sales and thrift stores, you may find excellent deals on designer merchandise that is not your size. Buy it anyway and list it for sale on eBay or Poshmark. These sites will take a percentage of the sale price, so you have to make sure you can make enough from the sale to pay the fees and pay for shipping supplies.

  1. Publish an E-Book

You can use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to publish a book for free. You only pay when the e-book sells on Amazon’s platform Kindle. You can write fiction or nonfiction books, depending on your interests. Writing a book is not for everyone, but if you are creative or have a unique skill that you can explain to people, it’s worth a try.

  1. Affiliate Marketing

Create a blog that you can monetize. You need to have a lot of readers to get anywhere with this, but it can be done. Once your blog has steady readers, you can add affiliate links to products. If someone clicks on your special link and buys the product or service, you get a commission. Sign up with an affiliate marketing platform that has products in your blog’s niche for the best results.

  1. Become a Freelancer

You can get work from sites like Fivver and Upwork if you have skills people will pay for. Examples include writing content, designing website and social media marketing. It isn’t easy to get your first job, as there is so much competition. If you can exceed clients’ expectations, you’ll earn more clients.

  1. Drive for Lyft or Uber

It you don’t want to sit in front of your computer, you can get out and drive. You’ll need a newer car and a clean driving record to sign up with these services. You’ll pick people up and deliver them to where they want to go. The upside is that you get paid quickly, but the downside is that many of your customers will be too drunk to drive home from a club or bar. You need patience to deal with many people.

  1. Pick up Food Orders

Sign up with Uber Eats, Grubhub, or DoorDash

You’ll pick up a customer’s food order, usually fast food, and deliver it to them. You could also end up delivering anything from flowers to dog food.

  1. Become a Babysitter

Babysitting isn’t just for teenagers. As an adult, people are more likely to trust you. Post notices around your community and tell everyone you know that you are available. If you have special skills, such as being a teacher or aid working with developmentally disabled children, you can command higher rates from parents with children who have special needs.

  1. Take Photos

You can sell photographs you’ve taken on one of the online platforms that cater to people looking for unique artwork. You can also sell your services locally by adverting in the community. You can specialize in glamor portraits or pet photography and cart your equipment to the customer’s home. You’ll need a good camera, lights and backdrops.

  1. Sell on Etsy

If you love doing crafts, consider selling on Etsy or Amazon Handmade. You can make personalized baby blankets, jewelry, holiday wreaths and more. You can even sell handmade dentures on Etsy, make to fit with a mold the seller sends to the buyer.

  1. Sell Your Artwork on T-Shirts

Create custom digital artwork and use a print on demand service to sell the shirts. Customers on their website can opt for the design on a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug and more. You don’t have to do anything except upload your artwork and promote the link to people whenever possible.

  1. Become an Online Friend

This one is a little unusual, but it is a legitimate job. Sites like Rent A Friend let you become someone’s online friend. You may meet clients offline, but it’s not required. Lonely people are looking for someone they can share their day with or talk about their personal problems. You set the boundaries.

14 Become a Translator

There are services you can register with that cater to hospitals and emergency service personnel. The site will have you connect with someone, like a police officer, that needs help to explain to a family about what is happening. You pick the hours you are available by phone. It’s very helpful if you can speak Vietnamese or other languages besides Spanish. Expect to prove your fluency before being considered.

  1. Bet on Your Weight Loss

There are companies, like HealthyWage, where you can bet $200 a month that you’ll meet your weight loss goal, You have to prove your weight at the beginning and end of your challenge, which you can get from your doctor. You check in every week and if you fail to reach your goal; you lose your money. If you achieve your goal, you’ll earn a set payout, which can be substantial. Talk about a strong motivation to do something you were going to do, anyway.