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When it comes to making money, there are lots of side hustles that can’t deliver on the promise of a big payoff, and they sound a little sketchy too.
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However, a lot of unlikely methods of making money are more effective than you think — if you’re willing to try. Here are eight endeavors that come with some skepticism, but can also bring you some relatively quick cash.
Become a Blogger
Sitting down at your computer to blog may seem like an unlikely way to make money, but not according to Kamyar Shah, CEO of World Consulting Group. “Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online because you can do it from anywhere in the world with a laptop computer and an internet connection.”
You’re not going to make money by just writing alone, however. “You can monetize your blog by selling advertising space directly on it or sharing the profits with companies who sell products that are relevant to your blog’s content,” he said. “All of your earnings come from advertisers paying you to display their content on your blog pages or through affiliate fees. The earning potential is enormous because there’s room for anyone who wants to take advantage of it.”
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While most side hustles that ask you to put your money upfront are likely a scam, there’s one area where it works to your advantage. You can earn money on interest through peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, said Alex Mastin, CEO and founder of Homegrounds.
“Lending Club is the largest peer-to-peer lending site in the world. The process of getting started is super simple: sign up for an account, link up your bank account and/or credit cards, then choose from hundreds of different loans — personal loans, student loans, mortgages and more — and invest any amount of money you want, from $1 on up. Your interest rate is influenced by both your risk rating and your choice of investment portfolio.”
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Run an Errand Service
If running errands for people seems less than glamorous, a demand for errand services has grown, according to Mathias Ahlgren, founder and owner of Website Rating.
“Many people out there would prefer not to be out and about as much as possible in the pandemic. …….