If you’re in need of some money and you’re ready to hustle, there are plenty of legitimate ways to make some extra money. While some options won’t earn you much, they may be enough to help you make that credit card payment or cover gas for your car.
Here are 20 ways to make money online and offline while maintaining some flexibility in your schedule.
1. Freelance writing
As a freelance content writer, you take on assignments to write articles, blogs, technical pieces and other types of content. In this type of work, you’ll typically earn a certain amount per word or a set amount predetermined by the company. As a freelance writer, you could find yourself writing on anything from higher education to marketing content. You can find work on websites like Upwork, FlexJobs and Fiverr.
2. Maintenance work
If you’re a handy person, you could market your skills to friends and neighbors. Not everyone is handy, so this can be a much appreciated skill that people are willing to pay for. By doing maintenance work on the side, you could be working on anything from repairs to minor plumbing.
Check out the Handy app if you’re interested in getting paid for maintenance work.
3. Yard work
If you’re not very handy but still want to work with your hands, yard work can be an excellent way to make some money on the side. Shovel snow, mow the lawn, rake leaves — many people are willing to pay for someone else to do work around their yard.
4. Drive for Uber or Lyft
If you have a fairly new car and a good driving record, driving for a transportation service like Uber or Lyft can be an easy and flexible way to make some quick money on the side. You can work on a schedule that fits your lifestyle, whether that means working early mornings, nights or weekends.
5. Do chores
TaskRabbit is an app that focuses on matching people who need chores done with people who are looking to earn some money. This could include simple tasks from moving furniture to cleaning someone’s kitchen. Just set your rate and availability so people can then hire you on the platform.
6. Sell products on Etsy
Creative and artistic? Consider selling your wares on a website like Etsy where people regularly visit to purchase jewelry, art pieces, clothing and trinkets. To break even, be sure to budget the cost of materials and shipping compared to how much you’re charging your customers.
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