Making Extra Money

10 of the Best Ways to Start Making Extra Money

Are you ready to get some help with making some extra money? That way you can begin saving money and begin living the life of your dreams.

We’ve spent the week talking about spending less and saving money. Which is super important but what if you want to make more money or you want to start working from home.

This is where a side hustle can make a big difference. You can either make extra money online or by having a side job. I have put together ideas in both categories.

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Ideas to Start Making more Money Online

Start a Blog

Blogging is my favorite way to make some extra money at home. I have been blogging for awhile and make a good side income from it. If you want to find out how to make money blogging check out this post.

I can honestly say that the best thing I’ve ever done to help make sure that I can start to make money off of my blog was joining the Elite Blog Academy. I wish that I had joined right after I started blogging! There are lots of blogging freebies that you can get by signing up for the Elite Blog Academy 

Create a Course

Before you think that you have nothing to teach, I want to tell you that you most likely do! Online courses are very popular right now, and you don’t need to have a blog in order to be successful with teaching a course. This is one of my upcoming goals to help my blog make more money.

Write an ebook

You can write an Ebook about a wide variety of subjects. You can become a published author with subjects ranging from cooking to saving money to knitting, or anything in between. There are several courses to take that will show you exactly how to write an Ebook and also teach you how to make sales.

Once the money starts coming in, you may want to write another! Use your imagination, and you will be able to make up to $1,000 a month working from home.

I have created two eBooks and am excited to create more in the future. It’s really not hard to do and doesn’t take long.

Become a Proof reader

If you are one of those people who can easily spot a mispelled word or a grammatical error then you might want to look into being a proof reader.

Find out how to become a proofreader and what is involved over on this post about proofreading. I know lots of people who make good money this way. This is not a skill of mine so I wouldn’t do this one as a side hustle.

Freelance Writer

Being a freelance writer is another great way to make some income. Do you have a story to tell? Do you love to write about things like cooking or crafting? There are plenty of business owners and bloggers that need people like you to write for them.

Most people start out making anywhere from $12-20 an hour freelance writing. The better you get at it, and the more knowledge and experience you have, the more people are going to want to hire you. You can really make this business your own! Just plan to work hard and be organized.

Virtual Assistant

 Virtual assistant tasks may include social media management, formatting, and editing blog posts, scheduling appointments or travel, email management, and more. Basically, you get paid to do any task that needs to be done for someone’s business but doesn’t need to be done by them. You can read more about how to make extra money as a virtual assistant here.

Ideas to Start Making more Money with a Side Business

Drive for Uber or Lyft

If you are looking for a weekend or part-time side job driving Uber or Lyft might be perfect for you. 

 You can make money by driving your car around your city when you sign up to become an Uber or Lyft driver. One of the quickest ways to earn extra money for the holiday season is to drive for companies such as Uber and Lyft

Become a Pet Sitter

This is for all the Dog Lovers! If so you can work for places like Rover. Rover is a website and app that helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers in their neighborhood. They currently have over 85,000 sitters and walkers nationwide.

When you sign up you have to submit a photo of yourself and photos of your home and information about your own pets. They also offer customer service 24/7 via email, phone and online chat, which is amazing.

Give Lessons in a Skill

There are many opportunities to give lessons or turor kids or adults in a skill you have. You can teach a language, an instrument, a school subject. etc.

How to Teach English Online

Online Tutoring

Start a Daycare

Years ago I worked as an assistant in-home daycare. My sister also ran her own home daycare. It was a great way for my sister and the lady I worked for to earn an income while staying home with their kids and their husbands were in the military.

Deliver Food

Join the growing number of drivers who help Postmates delivery food, drinks, groceries, and more to customers around the city. It’s free to sign up and you have the opportunity to take home 100% of what you earn.

Similar to DoorDash, Postmates links drivers with hungry customers. Once you sign up for Postmates, they will send you a delivery bag and a prepaid card so you can purchase the items your customers want.

After you sign up, get your welcome kit, and download the Postmates app, you can begin making money around the city. With Postmates, it can be simple to Earn $100 a Day.

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