Most of us could use extra cash from time to time, something more on top of what the day job brings in. That sideline income can be the difference between being able to afford a yearly vacation or not, being able to get on top of those mounting bills, saving up for a child’s education. There are endless reasons why extra cash is handy. In this post I’ll be showing you a few ways how to make extra money in your spare time.
Not a high paying gig, but one that can usually be done after work hours or on weekends. If you’re walking while delivering flyers and brochures then you will get extra fit in the process. You don’t need any special skills and those who coordinate letterbox delivery runs are almost always needing casual staff.
Do Online Surveys
There are loads of these on the internet. Some pay in cash while others offer gift cards as a reward for the time you spend giving your opinion. Once again, not a very lucrative job, but one that you can do at any time of the day or night. All you need is a computer or smartphone or tablet and an internet connection. The companies that offer online surveys are free to join and the work is really easy.
I know a few people who do this successfully in their free time. Many people who have dogs are either too busy to exercise them, or are just plain too tired after returning home from a long stint at work. You might find dog walking gigs advertised online or in the newspaper in your local area. Or you could be more proactive, get some simple flyers printed up and distribute them in your community. It’s easy money if you love dogs and enjoy walking.
Selling On eBay Or Amazon
A lot of people make a fulltime living selling items on these two retail giant’s platforms. You could sell some of your own unwanted items for extra cash and to clear space, or you could source a product at a great price, set up an online store and sell for a profit. It’s not hard to do and there is plenty of free information on the internet teaching you how to go about it.
Get A Part-time Job
Maybe a night job delivering pizzas or food for the local restaurant. Another possible night time gig would be office cleaning, or even taxi or limousine driving.
Sell Your Services
Maybe you are quite good at something that you don’t currently earn an income from. Perhaps you are good at photography, or web design, or writing business reports. Anything like that. There is a market for this kind of stuff, and joining one of the many freelance sites online is a way to get one-off or ongoing gigs doing something you already like to do and are good at. It doesn’t have to be an online thing. If you made a list of everything you believe you know or are quite good at, I’m sure you could come up with a number of ideas how your services would be of benefit to others. It just takes a bit of creative thinking.
Forex And Stock Trading
Not a job for the faint-hearted, as it is akin to gambling, but some make a very lucrative living by trading stocks and Forex online. There is a steep learning curve with this one, and I’d only recommend it if you are really good with numbers, have nerves of steel and know a little bit about the industry already.
Writing And Selling Books
With things like Amazon Kindle and others being so popular and accessible these days, it seems just about everyone’s become an author. The self-publishing world of eBooks has exploded over the past 5 years, with millions of writers and would-be authors now able to publish and get their books in front of the buying public. It’s a very competitive market out there, but if you have a bit of talent for writing (fiction or nonfiction), then it might be something to consider. I’ve been writing, publishing and selling eBooks since mid 2010, and you can check out my Amazon Author Profile here.
Stock Photography And Vector Images
If you can take a quality photo or perhaps you are a talented graphic designer, then you can upload your images to stock photography sites and sell them. This is highly competitive and the site administrators can be extremely selective, but it’s another option.
You see them everywhere; on social media, in newspapers and magazines, advertised on TV and even sent to your email inbox. Now while this is no guaranteed way to make extra money, you’ve gotta be in it to win it, so why not give it a shot. Most are free to enter, so it won’t cost you anything. You never know, you just might get lucky and win something really great!
Get Crafty And Make Money Online
If you are arty or crafty, then you can sell your creations online on sites such as Etsy. Or you could even sell them on eBay. If you would prefer to go the offline route, then a stall at your local markets is the best option to gain exposure and hopefully make some sales.
Rent Out The Spare Room
If you’re comfortable with taking in a flatmate to help cover expenses, then renting out that spare room can bring in handy regular cash, perhaps even several hundred dollars a week. It doesn’t have to be a permanent set up. Maybe you just need some extra income for a few months. It’s another option anyway.
Advertise Your Services On Fiverr
Some creatives make a fulltime living on Fiverr. Not everything on there is done for $5. That’s just the starting figure. Many gigs on there bring in much more than that. All sorts of people make money on Fiverr. It’s yet another avenue to make money from services or something you are better at than the average person.
- Web designers
- Logo artists
- Graphic designers
- Photographers and Photoshop experts
My #1 Way To Make Extra Money In Your Spare Time Online
One of the main ways I make extra money is with affiliate marketing; promoting the products of other companies online for a commission. This can be done either via your own websites, or using your social media accounts. It’s most effective if you employ the use of both tactics. This gig can be done fulltime or part-time and, as it all happens online, you can work whatever hours suit you without the need to leave your home.
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