In this current economic climate how to make an extra money is always welcomed. If you are like me then your brain is always working overtime trying to find creative and workable ways to make some extra money. I have been trying to figure out how to make extra money from home, if you have been doing the same thing then these side hustle ideas might be just what you need!
Sometimes if you’re living paycheck to paycheck, drowning in debt or simply saving for an upcoming vacation on the North Coast of Jamaica every extra dollar counts. Figuring out ways to get these extra dollars is the problem. Relax, I’ve got you covered. These are some of the best side hustle ideas to make extra money this year!
Some of these side hustle ideas have been making thousands of of dollars for me and other people all over the world over the years. I am not quite where I want to be financially (debt free and early retirement) but I’m still working my way towards that goal.
Making an extra money can change your life in so many ways and could help you to:
- pay off your debt;
- take that well-needed vacation;
- stop living from paycheck to paycheck;
- retirement sooner than you planned;
- give you freedom from your stressing job;
- become more self-reliant.
Whether you have just one free hour each day or if you are willing to work 40 to 50 hours a week on top of your full-time job, there are many options for you when it comes to the different ways to earn extra money.
Do you have any financial goals to achieve this year? Comment below and let me know. I’d love to share this journey with you.
How to Make an Extra Money.
Starting a business on the side can be a great way to make an extra money and it may even eventually lead to becoming your full-time career. You just never know!
1. Start a blog
Blogging is how I make a extra money each month I never thought it would be possible until I tried it. You can create your own blog with my easy-to-use tutorial.
Blogging gives you an opportunity to share and help others and with a little help you can make some extra cash in the process. If you’re seriously wondering how to make a thousand dollars in a month, then blogging should be your focus.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert blogger you just need to have something to say, and the words to say it with. However, starting and growing a blog does take time, but I estimate you can start earning at least $1,000 per month at the 12 month mark if you consistently post articles like three times per week.
It start slow, and it’s a lot of work. However, the potential earning from a blog is nearly limitless! So, if you’re looking for a long term side hustle, this could be it!
2. Online Freelancing
There are so many ways to make money online freelancing. Some areas that are easy to get started with are online transcription work , online virtual assistant services, freelance writing and online social media management.
The bottom line is that the potential is limitless if you are even a little tech savvy or have limited writing skills. Have a more detailed insight on freelancing from a previous article I wrote on it.
3. Make an extra money through Airbnb
Airbnb is fast revolutionizing the holiday and travel accommodation industry, and you’re set to profit from it!
More and more travellers are opting to rent a private place to stay via Airbnb nowadays when they go on vacation. Airbnb has open the windows of opportunity in the global marketplace for people with space, rooms, or even entire houses to spare, Airbnb lets you list your place for rent just like a hotel or motel.
Maybe you’re traveling overseas yourself and want to make the most of your empty place while you’re away? Perhaps you have a spare room that currently houses nothing more than empty boxes? With Airbnb, you can turn to fill that empty space in your home, and fill that empty spot in your wallet with more than a little spare change.
4. Become an Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is a popular online business model, if someone buys something by following your personal link? Then you earn a cut of the sale. That’s how affiliate marketing works.
You don’t need a website either you can sign up as an affiliate and share that link via social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, too. The more people that see your link, the more likely you are to land a sale.
Interested? Sign up to the wealthy affiliate, or join some of your favorite online retailers like Amazon as an affiliate. In fact, check most every site you usually buy from online: chances are they’ll have an affiliate program that you could become a part of.
This is one of the most profitable side hustle ideas you can set up an after school homework/tutoring centre where you help kids with academic challenges. I used my verandah as a classroom to teach remedial reading and assist students who were slow every evening after school and on Saturday mornings.
6. Groom Pets
This is a good side hustles if you are a lover of animals. You could start a mobile pet grooming business where you go directly to the pets.
7. Help people fix things around their home
If you are a handy person, you may be able to get paid to repair broken items around a person’s home. This is one of the ways to make extra money that may be good for someone who is often asked to fix things anyways. Put your skill to use!
8. Clean cars
This is a side hustle that could ultimately turn into a full-time career. If you love cars, this may be a great side business for you.
10. Complete chores for others
Being someone’s assistant can be an interesting way to make money. Someone may pay you to do their laundry, clean their home, pick up their food, answer phone calls, and more.
11. Edit Articles
Blogs need editors! No matter how many times a person reads an article, something usually slips through. If you’re a grammar-nut, then this can be a great way to make extra money.
12. Bake Desserts
Are you great in the kitchen? If so, then you may want to bake goods for others. Others may buy your desserts for their wedding, a baby shower, a birthday party, an anniversary celebration, and more.
13. Investing in Stocks
Another creative way to make money is to invest in the stock market. Government papers is a good one to invest in also.
14. Open a Business
Most people are scared to follow their dreams. I hope you are not one of those. This side hustle idea may eventually become your main hustle and bring success and riches your way! Just be prepared for a lot of commitment.
Babysitting is another creative way to make money. Of course you need to be someone who loves kids, are good with them and have a safe space for this venture to be successful.
You can start with family first and work your way out as you feel more comfortable.
16. Peer to Peer Lending
Using the money you already have to make more money is usually a pretty smart move. A service like Lending Clubis a great way to act as a lender and earn interest on your money.
Essentially, you act as the bank, which is pretty neat. Lending Club is the world’s largest online credit marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. Definitely something worth looking into!
17. Sell Custom Design T-Shirt
You can design t-shirts and sell them online. If you can come up with some cool designs and use Facebook ads to target exactly who would love your designs, you can definitely make extra money with this side hustle.
18. Manage Social Media for Businesses
This can include advertising, but many businesses also need help just filling up their social media profiles with relevant (and consistent) content.
If you enjoy learning about social media and want to take things a step further and make extra money, social media management is a great option. If you’re good at it, it can also open up a lot of doors for you down the road.
19. Launch Your Youtube Channel
Your topic area can be literally anything. From pranksters filming their antics to chemistry professors sharing their how-to videos, anyone can make money from YouTube.
20. Logo Designing
Between Fiverr and Upwork, there is never a shortage of demand for logo design work. Start building your portfolio, charge competitive rates, and make extra money designing logos.
21. Become a Wedding Planner
It just takes one wedding to get started. Have a friend getting married? Help them plan it, get pictures, create a sweet portfolio, and market yourself to other soon-to-be newlyweds!
22. Become an Online Transcriptionist
Did you know you can earn up to $24/hr by transcribing audio to text?
This requires you to be a decent typist if you want to make money but if you can handle your way around a keyboard then this is something to look into.
It’s not too often you can make $0.40/minute just by sitting down at a computer and typing away.
23. Become a Photographer
If you have a nice camera and a good eye, snapping a few photos might be just the thing you need to figure out how to make extra money.
You can go as all-in with this as you want. Maybe you only shoot family sessions and birthday cake smashes on the weekends. Or maybe you decide to start a business as a wedding photographer! The choice really is up to you.
Check the going rates for sessions in your area and consider setting your prices a little lower to stick it to your competition. Let’s say you make $75–$100 a session. That can add up pretty fast!
Do you have photos of gorgeous sunsets and perfectly staged lattés cluttering up your camera roll? You can make extra money for your photos without having to be a professional photographer. Foap will pay $5 for every picture someone purchases from you.
Keep in mind there’s no guarantee your photos will be purchased. But even if you only sell a few, that’s some easy money for something you’ve already done.
24. Deliver Groceries.
If you love the thrill of shopping but don’t want to spend your own money, this might interest you.
You can seek out persons who are too busy to do their own shopping or find shit-in or returning residents who will gladly pay for the service.
25. Write and publish an eBook
You don’t need a traditional publisher and financial backing to publish your own book anymore. In fact, Amazon.com makes it possible for you to publish your own eBook and sell it independently – with no financial investment on your part.
With Kindle eBook publishing, your book will appear on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours. Just be prepared to market it yourself on social media, your blog, or elsewhere if you expect to generate sales.
26. Do Administrative Work for Small Businesses
There are a lot of small business operators who are not able to employ someone to do the administrative aspect of their business. You could offer your skills and expertise at a competitive price.
27. Online Coaching and Consulting
What do consultants do? They share their knowledge with others, in exchange for a fee. It’s that simple. I used to do some travel consulting, charging $75 an hour for a Skype call to help strangers plan their next trip.
But you can become a consultant for all sorts of topics. Online dating is a big one. Life coaches. Financial advice. What are you really good at? There may be a market for your knowledge and advice!
As a working professional, like a doctor, lawyer, or car mechanic, you can get paid to answer people’s questions on JustAnswer.com.
28. Party Planner
If you have a knack for planning parties, this is a side job you can easily get started doing. Offer your services to everyone you know and you’ll soon have a list of clients who can attest to your abilities. You can start small with events like kids birthday parties and expand as you build your experience. Here’s information about what’s