50 Ways to Make Extra Money

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Growing your finances is no doubt why the majority of readers come to The Tech Dollar for ideas. Earning extra money is vital these days because situations can change as we’ve seen at a moments notice.

Whether it's making a little extra spending money or making life changing money, growing financially in every way possible is always beneficial.

Rather than having to wait for the next check you can take matters into your own hands by making extra money through some of the suggestions from this post.


1. Paid Online Surveys

Many people don't know that the most popular survey companies like Survey Junkie, InboxDollars, and Swagbucks actually pay people for their honest opinions. These paid surveys help influence new products that are released to the public.

This is a quick and easy way to earn an extra $50 this month. You can pick your favorite survey company or you can try them all.

Other Survey Companies:

  • Ysense
  • LifePoints
  • Vindale Research
  • Pinecone Research
  • PrizeRebel
  • MyPoints
  • American Consumer Opinion
  • Panda Research
  • Opinion Outpost
  • Survey Club
  • Product Report Card

2. Start a Blog

Blogging is something that can change your life if you take it seriously. It requires time and effort but the payout can mean financial freedom.

You can make a simple blog using WordPress and set up webhosting with a service like bluehost for cheap. Many bloggers make 5 - 6 figures each month!

3. Photo Editing

Whether you're doing simple tweaks of images or full on high end beauty retouching, there is a lot of money to be made in the photo editing world.

Every magazine you see has someone who retouched those photos and is most likely earning a good income doing so. It's a great way to earn extra money.

4. Freelance Writing

If you love writing then becoming a freelance writer is an option. For the millions of blogs online there needs to be good writers to push out quality content.

This is something you can turn into a full on business with blogs that continuously come to you for your services. You can even write for large companies and find yourself on the front page of Yahoo.

5. Postmates

Postmates is a popular delivery app that not only can get you paid to bring food to people, but you can get paid to deliver whatever they may need. This can be a perfect side hustle.

6. Lyft

Earn extra money by being a Lyft driver. Lyft is a competitor of Uber and is preferred by some people. They both do the same things which offer rides to people. Be sure to smile in order to receive the biggest tips.

7. Pet Sitter

Using Rover, whether you are a teenager in highschool or an adult who just wants to make extra money, pet sitting is always a great option. Not everyone has time to always be with their pet, so they will pay you for it.

You can establish regular customers and there are many pet sitters who make a full-time income from this creative side hustle.

8. Consulting

Do you have a skill? And I mean any skill. You can make extra money through being a consultant and sharing your knowledge in whatever area of expertise you have.

You can set up a simple website with SquareSpace and begin consulting easily. Charge according to the demand and watch the clients roll in.

9. Playing Mobile Games for Cash

If you download AppStation you can actually earn cash from playing mobile games. This is great if your on a long trip and you have some free time to spare.

10. Sell Promotional Webpages

You don't have to be a computer genius to build simple websites with HTML and CSS. You can learn these skills in a couple of weeks and make extra money selling promotional websites for local business.

11. Udemy

Udemy is a popular app where you can make extra money selling courses online. From teaching people how to draw to teaching them trigonometry, the options are endless for online classes using Udemy.

12. Instacart

Make extra money with Instacart to do peoples grocery shopping for them. This is incredibly in demand because it is something that we all need but not something that everyone enjoys doing. So why not get paid for it?

13. DoorDash

DoorDash is another popular food delivery app. You can pick your hours and use a car, bike, or even walk as long as you deliver the food in a timely manner.

14. Video Editing

With content creation becoming more popular you can make extra money by editing videos. Many youtubers are very popular and don't have the time to edit their own videos. This is the perfect opportunity for you to earn cash.

15. Sell Meals

If you're great in the kitchen, this skill is an instant money maker. Set up a social media account and show off your meals, then begin to take orders throughout the day. Some people cook for fun and by doing this you can make money at the same time.

16. HandyMan

Are you the type who can fix anything? You are extremely valuable in today's time because people hate doing things by themselves or they just don't know how. Being a versatile handyman is an excellent way to make extra money. You can even turn it into a full blown business.

17. Tour Guide

If you live in an area that has a ton of tourism you can make extra money by showing out of towners around your beautiful city. You can offer them a unique experience that they otherwise would not have had. You can meet new people while making cash at the same time.

18. Become an Au Pair/babysitter

An Au Pair or international babysitter gets paid to watch children. Many times this job will take you to new countries and it's all paid for. If you want to see the world and make extra money give this a try.

19. Editer

Make extra money editing anything from blog posts, books, magazines, and much more. This is a necessary task that many don't want to do so take advantage.

20. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant gets paid to basically do anything that a company needs them to do. This job is often online and you have constant communication with your employer.

21. Garage Sale

Make extra money using garage sales. Sale old clothes, games, furniture, art, and anything else you want to make money off of.

22. Sell E-books

If you don't feel like writing an entire book, why not write e-books. You can write about any subject that is valuable to your readers. If promoted correctly you can make a lot of money from online e-books.

23. Sell Clothes

If you’re not using old clothing don't let them go to waste. Clean them and sell them while you still can to make extra money.

24. Photography

Photography is a hobby for many but it can quickly become a profitable side hustle. You can make thousands from shooting weddings and gatherings. The possibilities are endless for a good photographer.

25. Browse the internet

You can earn money just by surfing the web using Swagbucks. Use their browser extension on your computer and start to make extra cash easily.

26. Earn Online Rewards

Use InboxDollars to stack up rewards and then redeem them when you earn enough to gain different prizes and cash.

27. Graphic Designer

If you're good at graphic art and know how to use tools like photoshop you can make extra money as a graphic designer and work remotely from anywhere in the world.

28. Illustrator

Animated series need great artists/illustrators. This can be a great freelance gig for those who are gifted artists.

29. Sell Logos

Using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator you can make logos for companies and do branding. This is easy once you get used to it. You can easily make 10 logos in a day and if you charge $100 each…. I'll let you do the math.

30. Run Facebook Ads

Marketing is essential in running a successful business. You can use this skill to run facebook ads for companies and websites to help them gain sales and traffic.

31. Proofreading

Read electronic or other forms of publications to find and correct production errors of text or art. Proofreading is the final step in the editorial cycle.

32. Social Media Manager

There are businesses who are on multiple social media platforms and they need someone to manage these and to make frequent posts. This is great for extra money.

33. Author

If you really have a love for writing, story telling, or giving awesome advice you should consider becoming an author. A best selling author can make tons of money.

34. Renting Your Car

Make extra money by renting your car with an app like Turo. If you have more than one car this is an ideal way to start a side hustle.

35. Tutoring

Become an online tutor to make extra money. There are many websites where you can sign up to teach kids or anyone else new skills and help them to grasp concepts.

36. Data Entry

There are companies with tons of data and they just need someone to enter it into a computer since they don't want to do it. If you like computers this can be a great way to make extra money.

37. Dropshipping

Make money dropshipping by selling goods without the need to keep your own inventory of items. Simply send them straight from the manufacturer to your customer.

38. Start a Podcast

If you like to talk about interesting subjects you can make extra money with a podcast. Just make sure to have a decent microphone and your good to go.

39. Youtube

Content creation is becoming one of the best ways people are making money these days. Creating a youtube channel is perfect for this. If you're interested and want to speak to the world about your life, give youtube a try.

40. Bookkeeping

Earn extra money by keeping track of expenses for businesses. This is important for tax reasons and you can earn a good income from bookkeeping.

41. Investing

Do you have a lot of money just sitting around not being useful? You can invest your money to help it grow. There are many apps that can invest your money automatically for you.

42. Pet Grooming

Make extra money by washing other people's pets. If you're a pet lover this is a valuable side hustle to start.

43. Barber

Good barbers are hard to find and once people trust you, they can be your customer for life. People take their haircuts seriously and will pay you to help them look good. You can also make great money off tips.

44. Sell Art

Earn extra money from selling paintings and other art pieces. With a reputation you can make thousands from selling your art.

45. Personal Trainer

Help people get in the best shape of their lives by becoming a personal trainer. You can do this job from anywhere in the world. People always need a good trainer.

46. Motivational Speaker

There are people who need advice and motivation to reach their goals and dreams. You can encourage them by becoming a motivational speaker. Make extra money to speak to small or large crowds.

47. Home Cleaner

There are people with huge homes and they need them cleaned regularly. With a couple of clients you can establish a cleaning business to make extra money.

48. Maintain lawns and Gardens

Maintaining peoples grass and gardens is a needed job. Start your own lawn mowing business and make extra money.

49. House Sit

Some people want their house guarded when they are out of town. They may need you to watch their pets and make sure nobody tries to come into their home when they are gone.

50. Hair Stylist

Most people, especially women, take their hair styles very seriously and will pay big bucks for a reliable hair stylist so take advantage of this to make extra money.

Always New Ways To Make Extra Money

If you're finding it hard to make extra money with a side hustle don't give up. Hopefully this list was able to help you see some of the things you can do.

Look at all the skills you have and put them to good use. Everyone has unique talents about them. It's just time to monetize what makes you unique.