Would you like to make money, but don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone.
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Aside from their regular jobs, 16% of adults performed side gigs to earn extra income. Among them, 64% spent fewer than 20 hours doing those jobs during that period, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021 report published in May 2022.
But, where exactly can you make extra money fast? We’ve compiled 75 ways to make money at home, online, or on the go. For the record, although it’s tried and true, we didn’t inlcude options like blogging. Why? Because it can take a very long time before you see any money rolling in. And, sometimes, that won’t cut it when you need money right now.
1. Volunteer for overtime.
One of the easiest ways to earn some extra money fast? Ask for you can put in overtime at your full-time job. It’s not the most exciting, but many companies offer extra pay for working longer hours.
Growing up, I volunteered for overtime opportunities whenever I could. For example, one summer I worked at a school doing maintenance and setting up the classrooms. Since we were behind, I was more than willing to work a couple of weekends during the end of August. And, that extra money was definitely worth it when I went back to college.
Also, with most full-time jobs, you get paid extremely well. In fact, all non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours a week must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular hourly rate — aka time and a half. For example, a worker earning $10 per hour would be entitled to 10 overtime hours at $15 per hour if they worked a 50-hour week.
Additionally, your manager will appreciate you, which will lead to a raise at review time.
2. Pick up an extra shift.
The worst part of being an hourly employee is not being able to pick up additional shifts when you need them. In the same vein, employers are frustrated when there is no one available to cover a shift.
Instawork connects hourly workers to businesses that need extra help to solve this problem. As an example, if you work as a barista at Starbucks, you may be able to pick up shifts at nearby coffee shops whenever it is convenient.
You can claim shifts based on your skillset once you create your profile. Aside from picking up extra work, being an Instawork regular allows you to expand your professional network significantly because you work at multiple locations. As your network grows, so do your career opportunities.