Think about what you could do with an extra $100 a day. For some, it could mean paying down a balance on a credit card, you could use the extra moola to start or add to a rainy day fund. While some may use it to save up for something special they’ve had their eye on for a long time.
$100 a day may not sound like a lot of money but it can definitely ease the financial stress a bit.
What you do with the money is completely up to you. The bottom line, extra money is extra money.
In this post, I’ll share with you some of the ways you can make extra money. Some will be pretty easy while others will require a little work.
1. Sell Your Unwanted Items Online
We all have stuff in our house that we no longer use or want. Why not sell it? What you consider junk may not be junk at all.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure right?
There are many people who actually make quite a bit of money selling on online marketplaces. There are those that just list random stuff up on ebay and it doesn’t take long for it to sell.
While it all depends on the type of items you’re selling, you can make 2 -3 times above the market value.
Here are some marketplaces where you can sell unwanted items:
I’ve listed many things on eBay thinking there’s no way this is going to sell, but to my surprise it did. How much you can make depends on the item you’re selling or whether it is in demand or not.
People like to collect things. If you have things lying around why not give it a shot.
Amazon’s another platform where you can list your items for sale. You can sign up for Amazon FBA which is where you send Amazon your product, create a listing, and when it sells they will ship the item for you.
Becoming an Amazon seller requires you to do a little bit of work but it’s worth it. You can find items that are on sale from your local department stores and sell it for a higher price.
2. Become a Respondent
Respondent is a legitimate company looking for individuals who are interested in participating in a paid research study. By participating, you can make anywhere up to $300 an hour.
How it works
After you sign up, you then get matched up with studies that match your profile. If you are interested then you get to pick and choose when you want to start the study. Once the study is completed, you’ll get paid via paypal.
3. Taking surveys
Taking online surveys is probably one of the easiest ways to make money online. If you spend a lot of time on the internet and have a few minutes to spare then why not use it to take surveys and make a little bit of money.
Swagbucks is a company that pays their users to take surveys online, watch videos, shopping online and many more.
You can sign up for free and you can earn points for taking the surveys and you will get paid in gift cards.
Survey Junkie is another company that will pay you to take surveys. All you have to do is sign up and then they’ll match you with a survey based on your profile. The only difference between Survey Junkie and Swagbucks is that survey junkie gives you the option to cash out via PayPal.
4. Watch Videos Online with Inboxdollars
Who doesn’t like watching videos online. I know I do!
With Inboxdollars, you get paid to watch videos and tv, redeem free food and grocery coupons, paid shopping and more. Inboxdollars pays you real cash, not points.
5. Get Paid To Walk
Sweatcoins is an app that will pay you to walk.
If you enjoy taking walks then you’re going to like Sweatcoins.
We all could use more exercise to stay in shape. Not only are you taking care of your health, you can also get paid to walk as well.
6. Pet Sitting With Rover
If you love animals and don’t mind taking care of other peoples pets then Rover is for you. You can pick and choose the time and day that works best for you. You get to set the price and have certain preferences that you want.
Rover guarantees your services are protected up to $1,000,000.
They offer 24/7 customer service including vet assistance.
After you sign up, just choose what types of pets you’re wanting to care for. You choose the time and date and you get paid 2 days after the service is completed.
7. Become An Uber Of Lyft Driver
Do you have some free time available?
Do you enjoy driving?
I don’t but if you do, why not get paid to drive people from point A to point B.
The 2 well known rideshare companies are Uber and Lyft.
You get to choose when you want to work and how long you want work. You can make a great side income.
8. Sell On Etsy
Got a crafty side?
If you like to make crafts and custom products then you might want to sell it on Etsy.
Etsy is a marketplace for those who enjoy making crafts and handmades like jewelry, personalize items, mugs and so much more.
Many people have made custom wood projects and have sold them on the Etsy platform.
9. Get Paid To Play Video Games
I remember my early days of playing video games and dreaming of one day getting paid to do what I love.
Well, that dream is possible.
Mistplay is an iOS and Android app that is available in the Google Play and Apple store.
All you have to do is download the app and sign up. Start by choosing a game and start earning points. Once you’ve earned enough points you can redeem them for gift cards or actual cash.
10. Become A Shopper For Instacart
I have to admit, my wife can’t really depend on me to buy the groceries. Why? It’s because I always seem to forget something or buy the wrong item.
Why not let someone else do the grocery shopping for you. That’s where Instacart comes in.
This is how it works:
- You choose the items that you want and put it in your cart.
- Pay for your groceries.
Someone in your local area will go to the stores you selected and pick up the groceries and deliver it right to your door.
You can make anywhere up to $25 an hour being an Instacart shopper. Do it whenever you want. You get to decide your own schedule.
11. Food Delivery Service
If you’re not a fan of driving people around, then maybe delivering food might be a better idea.
You can make a great side income from companies like:
I know some people who have tried food delivery and they all enjoy the flexibility to work when they want and the extra income is pretty sweet too.
12. Deliver For Amazon
Amazon is the largest online marketplace. They deliver a ton of packages daily.
According to Amazon, their drivers make between $18 – $25 an hour. You can track all of your earnings via their Amazon Flex App.
You can schedule ahead or pick up any available block of time. Become your own boss and create the schedule you want. They have many opportunities available.
13. Sell Your Photos
Are you great at taking photos?
You don’t have to be a professional photographer but if you have a knack for capturing stunning moments, your picture taking skills can earn you some money.
Below are sites where you can sell your photos:
The way you get paid is by downloads, the more people that downloads your pictures the more you can make.
14. Start A Blog
I have tried many things in the past to try and make money online but starting a blog is by far the best way to earn side income.
It may take a little bit longer to make money from a blog but if you stick with it and just have some patience, the earning potential is unlimited.
These are the ways you can make money from a blog:
- Selling your own product
If you search the internet long enough you will see that there are numerous bloggers out there just like you and me who are making a lot of money with their blogs.
Some make $5k a month, $50k a month and there are even some bloggers who make 6 to 7 figures a month.
Freelancing is another great way to make a decent side income if you have certain skills. There are definitely some opportunities for you to work from home as well.
You can make up to $100 an hour as a freelancer online.
Here are the places you can check out to see if you can turn your skills into a paying gig.
You can work as a writer, social media manager, design, and much more.
16. Virtual Assistance
Do you have organizational skills? Do you like social media?
Some of the tasks include answering emails, managing social media, creating spreadsheets, etc. You can definitely earn full time income being a VA. There are a lot of success stories on the internet about people who have made a great living as a Virtual Assistant.
Being a virtual assistant allows you the freedom to work a few hours a day.
The pay varies depending on the task but you can make up to $50 – $75 an hour. Not bad for a few hours of work a day.
17. Cash Back Apps
In the age of technology there are many apps for iOS and Android that will reward you with cash back just by using their app to make everyday purchases.
Below is a list of apps that rewards users with cash back.
18. Become A Writer
The internet is full of content and a lot of companies out there are looking for people everyday that have an interest to write for them.
Companies are looking for those who have writing skills to produce blog posts, marketing, articles and so much more.
If you are knowledgeable in a certain niche, it’s best to try and find a company or blog in that particular niche. Here is where you can go to find writing gigs:
19. Create An Online Course
Have you ever thought about teaching other people something that you’re really good at?
There is an online course out there for everybody. Whether you are a writer, a programmer, a singer it doesn’t matter because someone out there is willing to pay for someone to teach them.
Creating an online course is a great way to make extra income. The best thing about creating an online course is that it can continue to make money years from now.
The only investments up front is time. You put in the work now and reap the benefits later.
Here are websites you can go to start creating your online course:
20. Start A Youtube Channel
In 2019, according to forbes, the top Youtuber who made the most money was an 8 year old kid named Ryan with $26 million.
I don’t know about you but if these kids can make videos of themselves playing with toys then why can’t you.
Just to be clear, having a successful youtube channel requires a great deal of work. If you are willing to put yourself out there then the possibilities are endless.
21. Rent Out Your Spare room On Airbnb
If you have spare bedrooms in a house or apartment you can rent them out for extra cash on sites like Airbnb.
We all know there are certain spaces in our homes that rarely ever get used, might as well get paid for it right?
With Airbnb, you can screen your potential guest and decide whether or not they fit your preference.
If you want to find out more about how you can start renting your space with Airbnb click here.
22. Nielsen App
Nielsen is a company that used to track tv ratings, now they want to track websites and behaviors of the users just like you and me.
All you have to do is download the app to your smartphone. It will not affect the functionality of your phone.
Nielsen will gather information about the websites and traffic that you use everyday. If you install the app on your phone, you’ll be able to make $50 a year.
23. Teach English Online With VIPKid
If you have a passion for teaching then VIPKid may be the gig for you.
According to the company, VIPKid is an online education company that connects students and teachers globally through one-to-one personalized English language classes.
You can create your own schedule and work from home. The pay ranges from $15 – $22/hr. The total earnings will vary because you set your own hours. Some teachers can make about $1000 a month.
You can sign on for a minimum commitment of 6 months. You are free to work as much or as little as you’d like.
The application process goes like this:
- Sign up and create an account by completing a simple form.
- Review some materials and complete a short demo lesson.
- Perform a mock class with a current teacher.
- Sign your contract!
Some requirements to become a VipKid teacher:
- You must have a bachelor degree.
- You need an internet connection and a computer.
- Lesson plans, course materials, etc. are all provided by VIPKID.
- You should have fun teaching engaged children.
There are many ways to make money online. The above that I mentioned are just only a few. You just have to do your research and make sure they are legit.