Are you always trying to figure out how to make extra money? Thanks to the digital age, there are so many easy ways to make extra money these days. We have countless opportunities to make money online through new jobs that seem to be created every day. It’s amazing how easy it is to make money from home or with a side hustle.
I truly believe that everyone needs a side hustle. Why? Because it’s a great way to make extra money without quitting your day job. It’s also a fun way to make extra money doing something that you truly enjoy. If you do it right, you may even be able to turn that side hustle into a full time job or make enough money on the side to quit your day job.
Make Extra Money with a Side Hustle
When I quit my job to stay home with my first son, we almost cut our income in half. It was a huge adjustment. One that stressed me out beyond belief. I dove into my blog as a side hustle and it’s been so rewarding.
I’m pretty happy making a few extra thousand dollars a month blogging at night when the kids are in bed. Yes, you read that right, I make a couple thousand dollars a month working a couple of hours at night. If I can side hustle, you can too! Keep reading to find out some of my favorite ways to make extra money.
I’ve separated it into two sections: how to make money from home and how to make money out of the house.
20 + Side hustles that can earn you extra money
Working from home is great for those of us who want to squeeze in work during the random free points during the day. Here are some of my favorite ways to make money from home that aren’t scammy.
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Obviously this is #1 on my list because it’s how I make money! Want to blog too? Read this post to set up your blog, then read this one to figure out how to monetize it.
BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
Once again, this is top of my list because this is how I make my money.
Learn how to get started as a social media influencer here.
Learn how to make money as a social media influencer here.
LEARN AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate marketing is awesome because you get to sell anything you want and make a small commission off of it. The best way to explain this is to compare it to commission. If you buy something through an affiliate link, then the person who gave you the link will earn a commission. You don’t have to have a blog or large social media accounts to make money with affiliate marketing.
If you are interested in learning more about affiliate marketing, then you have to take this course from the master of affiliate marketing herself, Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. She’s make hundreds of thousands of dollars off of affiliate marketing. So much money that she is currently sailing around the world!
SHARE REFERRAL LINKS
Have you ever really loved a product or experience? See if there is a referral link for it! This is a form of affiliate marketing.
It’s so easy, just look at the bottom of the website for a referral link or ask. I use referral links for Stitch Fix, Ebates, and even local stores! Clink on those links to learn how I make money from Stitch Fix and Ebates.
TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE
Did you know that you can make up to $2k a month as an online English teacher? Learn by reading this post: How to Make Money Teaching English.
BECOME A GHOSTWRITER
Lots of people need ghostwriters. Confession: I’ve used ghostwriters for a few of my posts when I’ve been too busy. Head to UpWorks or Fiver to sell your services as a writer.
SELL ON AMAZON
I personally know several people who sell on Amazon as their full time jobs. Check out this information from The Selling Family to learn how to sell on Amazon.
RENT OUT A ROOM OR YOUR HOUSE
This is one of my favorite ideas!
If you really need some money and you have an extra room, why not rent it out!? Or the next time you go on vacation, rent out your own home. This way you can make money while on vacation!
SELL ON ETSY
Do you have a talent for being crafty? Try selling your stuff on Etsy!
SELL ON eBAY OR CRAIGSLIST
If you want to live a more minimalist lifestyle, try getting rid of some stuff. Make some extra cash by selling it on eBay or CraigsList.
BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
I’m cheap, and I still pay for a VA. My VA charges $25-35 an hour. That may sound like a lot, but it’s way cheaper than hiring someone to help me full time.
Learn more about becoming a VA here.
SELL YOUR SERVICES ON FIVER
I buy all sorts of things through Fiver. The logo for my Naples Compost website was made through it for $5!
If you have a creative skill to offer, try selling it on Fiver! Guess what? You can charge more than $5.
JOIN A DIRECT SALES PROGRAM
Plenty of people make good money through MLM and Direct Sales. Learn more by reading this series of posts: Can you Really Make Money in Direct Sales?
Ways to Earn Extra Money Out of the House
Want a side hustle out of the house? These are some pretty amazing ways to make extra money too.
WALK DOGS WITH ROVER
Love animals? With Rover, you get paid to walk dogs and pet sit. It’s a dream job for animal lovers.
Learn more by reading this post: How to Make Money with Rover
MAKE MONEY DRIVING PEOPLE
Make money driving people in your own car as an Uber or Lyft driver.
Uber drivers aren’t just limited to driving people, food can be delivered too! Learn more by reading this post about Uber.
Babysitting and tutoring is a great way to make extra money at night or on weekends. Join Care.com or tell your friends that have kids that you are available. A good babysitter or tutor can earn as much as $25 an hour!
PROVIDE A SERVICE WITH TASK RABBIT
Are you handy? If so, sign up for Task Rabbit. It’s the same concept as Care.com, but for getting things done around the house such as hanging a TV or packing for a move.
BECOME A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
If you work out a lot, why not get certified to teach the classes too?
Oftentimes gyms will not only pay you, but they will waive your membership too! There are so many ways to get certified. To find out the best program for you, just ask your gym what certifications they look for in an instructor.
BECOME A DOULA
A doula is a non-medical birth companion who assists with childbirth to provide emotional and physical help to the mother. They make up to $35 an hour! Learn more here.
BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER
Get paid to shop as a mystery shopper! Beware though, there are a lot of scams out there. Learn about the legitimate mystery shopping jobs here.
Ani Kay says
This is awesome! We just closed on a house, and the payments are going to be about three hundred more than what we currently pay now. It doesn’t sound like much, but with a single income household, it’s definitely going to hurt a bit! My husband and I are both looking for some side hustles to bring in extra cash.
Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money says
Oh yeah, $300 can add up quickly! I hope you find a fun side hustle to help defray the costs!