NovaXyon Money-Making 80 Confirmed Techniques to Make Cash in 2024

80 Confirmed Techniques to Make Cash in 2024


How many times have you thought to yourself, “I could use some extra cash”? Maybe you need cash fast. Or, you want to save for something big.

There are many ways to make money outside of your day job.

I paid off $52,000 of debt in 18 months using some of the ideas in this article. One of the ideas includes this website. Today, it makes over $10,000 per month.

Here is an extensive list of ways that you can make more money so that you can achieve your financial goals.

Top Money Making Ideas

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie

Get paid to take surveys on your phone.

Uber Eats

Deliver food using Scooters, bikes, etc.

Uber Global Driver

Make money driving people around.

Everyone has at least one skill they can earn money with. What is yours? Maybe you still need to figure it out.

Here are a variety of skills you can consider. Pick one (or two) and start making money today. Once you start, it’s hard to stop!

1. Freelance writing

If you like to write, freelance writing could be a good fit. And you can make money in your pajamas. You can get paid to write an article for a business or a publication. I have written for several sites like:

  • Clark Howard
  • US News and World Report

Pay can vary by client and article length. I have made between $35 to $500 for a piece of content. How much you earn depends on your experience and the length of the article.

To help you connect with clients, try Upwork or Contently. On these sites, clients are looking for written content from experts like you. You have to create a profile and upload writing samples.

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2. Take online surveys

Taking surveys in your spare time can be a great way to earn some extra dough. While there are tons of online survey sites, one of the best is Survey Junkie.

With surveys, you can start making money online as soon as today. Here’s the cool thing about Survey Junkie, you can take multiple surveys.

You can also join other survey sites if Survey Junkie isn’t enough. This way, you never run out of surveys to take in your free time.

3. Drive people around

Companies like Uber pay you to drive others.

How much you earn depends on a few factors:

  • Number of miles traveled
  • The time it takes to complete a route
  • Type of vehicle you drive
  • Your city size
  • Current demand for rides

Another option is to drive things to others. Uber Eats is a top on-demand delivery service looking for delivery partners.

As a driver, you would deliver food to people from various restaurants.

If you need a side gig, these are great options with flexible hours. You can easily do this on the nights and weekends. So, even if you have a full-time job, you can drive as a side hustle.

And you’re not required to work the same hours each week.

4. Affiliate marketing

This skill is when you get paid for referring others to products or services. For instance, Amazon pays you when visitors buy products through your links. As a reward, you get paid.

You will need a blog or your own website to post affiliate links. Having a social media presence helps you make money too.

If you want to increase your affiliate income, listen to my friend. Michelle earns over $100,000/month from her website.

She has a course called  Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, where she shares her expert tips on making money online. Check out her free e-book to get started.

This is a good place to get started with affiliate marketing. Most affiliates pay via ACH, so you can get money directly into your bank account.

5. Mend/press clothing

Do you possess any of these skills?

  • Mend clothing
  • Press clothing
  • Alter clothing

If so, consider offering your skills as a tailor. Tailor work and small-scale pressing (ironing) are always in demand.

As you know, busy people don’t have time for these basic tasks. And you can easily work from your home in your free time.

In today’s world, skills such as mending and alterations aren’t taught. Hopefully, you have a knack for sewing. If so, you have a valuable, money-making talent on your hands.

6. Design your own t-shirts

If you’re creative and like to design things, this may be a great fit. If so, check out a site called CafePress.

On CafePress, you can publish t-shirt designs that you create. When a customer purchases a design, you earn a portion of the profits.

CafePress prints and ships the order to the buyer! So, you only have to upload designs. In short, this can be one of the easiest ways to make money selling t-shirts!

Other items you can sell on CafePress are:

  • Bumper Stickers
  • Home & Decor
  • Drinkware
  • Stationery

Now, you can spend more time designing and less time selling. To sell more designs, a second site to try is Redbubble. Or, you can try selling on both to reach more buyers.

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7. Write, publish, and sell an e-book

Looking for a good way to earn some passive income? Write and publish an e-book on Amazon. Or even self-publish on your own by creating a downloadable PDF. Start by choosing a topic you’re familiar with.

For example, you can create:

  • An education resource
  • How-to guides
  • Fictional stories

The Internet is full of articles on how to write and publish an e-book. Thankfully, the initial costs are small. Make sure to learn the ins and outs. Self-publishing is a lucrative industry once you gain experience.

8. Create an online course

Are you a subject expert? If so, you can charge others to learn from you through an online course!

For instance, I have a friend who likes to build tables. He makes six figures by teaching others how to build tables through videos online.

You can sell your video courses on these online platforms:

If this interests you, invest in a camera and microphone. Then, be ready to motivate your students to become experts.

This is also a great way to earn passive income.

9. Flip merchandise

Can you recognize a good deal when you see one? Then, consider buying merchandise to resell for more money. This is known as retail arbitrage.

Garage sales and thrift stores are full of obscure items. Often, people don’t know how valuable they are. Therefore, they sell them for less than what they’re worth.

As a result, you can buy them for a discount and make a large profit.

Take advantage of these amazing deals. Use them to earn money by reselling the items online.

10. Start a handyman business

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, consider helping others with your skills. Also, most of your neighbors need handyman work done.

Many people will gladly pay good money for your handy skills. You can take care of their small home repairs and maintenance tasks.

You can even create a profile on Amazon Services. This online directory helps you find local customers.

Related: 25 Ways to Make Extra Cash for Christmas

11. Teach exercise classes

Do you want to get paid to stay in shape? Maybe you can teach one of these fitness classes:

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Crossfit
  • Kettlebell
  • Any other type of exercise

First of all, consider teaching classes at the local gym. Or, you can teach a class at your community center too.

Finally, getting certified to teach in these areas doesn’t take long.

12. Become a photographer

Do you own a decent camera and like photography? Well, consider offering your photography skills for these events:

  • Weddings
  • Family photos
  • High school graduations
  • Proms

Tip: pet portraits are a growing niche. If you like photography and animals, this is a perfect option. Pet owners are paying a premium for you to take a picture of Fido.

You can even make money selling your photos online.

13. Babysit or Be a Nanny

Do you like being around kids? Consider becoming a nanny or even a babysitter. Many families are offering good pay for quality care for their children.

And it’s a perfect way for college students to earn money. Families search for nannies who will watch their children during summer break from school. Finally, you can babysit on weeknights too.

14. Become a caricature artist

You might be a good caricature or face-painting artist. Corporate and sporting events often seek someone who can do this. If you have skills in either of these areas, put them to use!

To start, seek jobs at corporate events or your local sports stadium. Inquire about job needs by calling the general office.

Also, check out places like farmer’s markets, fairs, and other local events.

15. Sing at weddings or other events

Lend your singing talent to entertain guests at these events:

  • Weddings
  • Parades
  • Political gatherings
  • Cultural events

If you can sing, seek out these events to use your skill. And spread the word about your talents to others. You might record an audio sample to give to potential clients, too.

Remember this: word-of-mouth referrals are priceless. Happy clients are the best way to build your brand.

16. Offer mechanic services

It’s no surprise that mechanic services can be unbearably expensive. Maybe you have a gift for car maintenance or repair. If so, consider starting a car maintenance repair business.

You can go directly to the customer’s home garage.

And you don’t have the expenses of owning a car repair garage. As a result, your profit potential is likely higher. Plus, the customer will appreciate the personalized service.

17. Perform as a musician

For musicians, there are many ways to get paid to play music! Weddings, summer festivals, and other events will pay good money for your skills.

Street musicians can also earn some decent cash for playing entertaining tunes. However, check with your local laws to ensure street music is legal first.

Most likely, you won’t make millions as a musician. But it can be a decent way to make money on the side.

18. Capture video for special events

Show off your video producing/editing skills at these venues:

  • Birthday parties
  • Class reunions
  • Wedding receptions

First, make sure you have a decent video camera. Or a knack for turning pictures into videos. Then, advertise your services to party planners and families.

A well-produced video is important. It can make the difference between a good party and a great party. And your talents help people capture memories they can revisit later.

There is even some free video editing software out there. So, if you have a good camera, start-up costs can be low.

19. Teach music lessons

Do you play a musical instrument? Teach others wanting to learn how to play and make money with your musical talents. Maybe you will specialize in one instrument. Or you can teach several instruments like the piano and guitar.

To get started, post flyers at a community college or coffee shop. It may be surprising, but college students also want to learn music. And they don’t want to do it in a for-credit class!

Typically, you can charge around $25 per 30-minute session. But this depends on the area you live in.

20. Sell crafts

If you like to make things with your hands, this might be up your alley. Etsy is a good place to sell those handmade crafts you’re so good at making.

My wife buys all sorts of things on Etsy, such as customized stickers, shirts, etc.

This is a great way to sell physical products. To make the most money, follow these two tips:

  • Make your product unique
  • Find the right audience

Therefore, find a DIY craft marketplace that reaches your ideal buyer.

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21. Teach nutrition classes

If you’re educated in eating well, consider teaching nutrition classes. A community center or school are two places to start. You can try a retirement home or your local library too.

You can even create an online course that people can take at any time so that you can make money while you sleep.

22. Repair Electronics

Are you an expert in the area of tech repair? Then, offer your services to friends, family and community members. You don’t have to open a repair shop in town.

When you help people repair their computers and tech devices, word spreads fast. Above all, helping people is the best way to grow your side hustle.

23. Offer graphic design services

Graphic designers can offer their skills to local small businesses.  Smaller businesses can’t afford large graphic design companies. But, they want to create attractive ads or websites.

If you do the job well, they are happy to use a smaller, local designer.

Check out 99 Designs to get paid for your graphic designs this week.

Ideas for Making Money Online

Want to earn some extra money online? Well, there are plenty of ways to make this a reality. Many of them require little or no money to get started.

These hustles give you the ability to work from anywhere you want

24. Sell your photos

Do you have a high-quality camera and a knack for taking good photos? Well, consider selling your photos online to companies like Deposit Photos. They will pay you a portion of their earnings for each sale.

Besides selling photos, they pay you to sell vector graphics too.

25. Work from home as a call center rep

Many large companies in today’s world are hiring call center reps. You work as an independent contractor right from your own home.

To start, you will need a computer and a quiet office space. If so, consider applying to be a call center rep. Companies such as SYKES hire virtual call center reps.

26. Look for work on freelance sites

You can use Upwork to see listings from clients who need help. There are both short and long-term freelancing tasks for you. Just to clarify, this isn’t only for freelance writing.

You can do many different tasks including:

  • Admin
  • Programming
  • Graphic design
  • Data entry

27. Provide home staging services

In most markets, staged homes sell faster than empty homes. Buyers can imagine their family in the house thanks to staging. Before putting their house on the market, home stagers work their magic.

If you can make a home look neat and inviting, consider this idea. Home staging services operate in every real estate market.

28. Create art and sell it

For the artistic, you can sell art locally or online. Selling art and other items on DeviantArt is popular.

By using this site to sell your art, you can make more money than most.

Also, being able to market yourself helps too.

29. Create an idea and use Kickstarter

Do you have a one-of-a-kind idea? Fund that idea using Kickstarter!

On this site, you connect your great idea with those who have money. If they like it, your new and different idea can get off the ground.

30. Get paid for testing websites

Companies hire people to test their websites. You can assess user-friendliness and page link accuracy.

If you’re interested in website testing, check out User Testing. And you can earn a legit side income by doing so.

31. Organize homes or offices

If you have a gift for organizing, offer to help home and business owners. With your skills, homes and offices can be more inviting places to work and live.

Spread the word about your knack for staying organized. First, advertise on Craigslist for free. Or, you can also distribute flyers to local business complexes.

You may want to provide before and after photos of your work. In many cases, potential clients like seeing visual proof first.

32. Be an expert resume writer

If you can create an awesome resume, keep reading. You should consider offering resume writing services.

Job seekers always need eye-popping resumes. A solid resume helps people looking for employment find the right job.

More importantly, poor resumes mean good applicants don’t get an interview. Thus, you can change a person’s quality of life with your talent.

If you have this skill, offer your services on sites such as the NRWA.

33. Make YouTube videos

Millions of people earn money by posting YouTube videos. These videos teach viewers something new. And, they are eye-catching.

First, learn the guidelines involved with making money on YouTube.

YouTube monetization requirements:

  1. At least 1000 subscribers
  2. At least 4000 watch hours

Once you achieve both, you will make money while you sleep. As people watch your videos you will begin to collect ad revenue.

Got a skill? What about using it to teach others in community college classes online? Most colleges have online programs you can enroll in at your convenience. In many cases, these courses are self-paced.

The online teaching topics are endless! Some of the options include:

  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • WordPress
  • Other specialized skills

To get started, make a list of skills that you can teach others. Then, contact a college near you and ask if you can teach online.

35. Give private cooking lessons

Maybe you have a flair for cooking tasty meals. If so, consider giving private cooking lessons. And you don’t need a commercial kitchen to teach lessons.

You can go to clients in their own homes and use their kitchen. Simply meet with them to determine what their food preferences are. Then, you can create a menu or two.

As part of the learning experience, have the client buy the ingredients. Schedule a meeting time and teach them the joys of cooking.

36. Get into website design

If you know how to design websites, you may have found a lucrative side hustle. Plenty of blogs and company websites are sorely in need of a new design.

By making a website inviting, people are more likely to visit. When site traffic grows, you might earn a bonus. And you can increase your rates for new clients.

If you excel at web design, consider starting your own web design business.

37. Develop an app or software program

If you know how to program software, develop a new app or software program. The app can meet business or personal needs.

Another option is creating apps to have fun in your free time. To get ideas, check the app store to see trending apps.

If you don’t know how to program, check out Upwork or Fiverr. On these sites, you can hire programmers to make your dream a reality.

38. Become a virtual assistant

Many companies hire virtual assistants to help with daily tasks. Search online want ads for virtual assistant openings. Or, pitch your services to online business owners to get started.

My friend Kayla is a freelance virtual assistant, and she earns $10,000 per month.

Related: 12 Legit Ways to Make Money Online With Google

39. Sell items at a farmer’s market

Do you have some land to grow a garden? Grow your favorite veggie(s) to sell at the local farmer’s market. Most farmer’s markets welcome other homemade goods such as:

  • Baked goods
  • Maple syrup
  • Salsa and hot sauce
  • Honey
  • Candles

Instead of throwing your scraps away, maybe you can sell a second product. You don’t have to buy any new material with these products. If you have the time, these products are an easy way to make more money.

Visit the Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Directory. This directory helps you find markets in your area. And your local markets can tell you if they need items you want to sell.

40. Flip domain names

Can you think of great domain names? If so, you can earn some serious money by flipping domain names. You buy domain names for a few dollars. Then, you can possibly sell them for hundreds of dollars more.

Sites such as Flippa can help you sell those domain names at a profit.

41. Take an online data entry job

If you’re detail-oriented, an online data entry job might be what you’re looking for.

For example, Indeed posts hundreds of online data entry jobs.

42. Become a Blog Manager

Do you know how to run a blog but don’t want to own one yourself? If so, a blog management job might be for you.

Blog owners hire blog managers to handle the daily blog tasks. Although each blog is different, you might have these duties:

  • Schedule new blog posts
  • Run social media campaigns
  • Respond to comments
  • Perform plugin updates

43. Manage Social Media Accounts

Many companies want marketing experts to help their business. One growth area is their social media accounts. And you don’t need a marketing degree to find a job!

Instead, a clear knowledge of how the social media world thrives is essential. Of course, having a relevant degree can help you get a better salary.

To gain experience, grow your personal social media accounts. Next, look for local businesses without a social media presence. They may pay you to build a social media presence for them.

People are willing to pay to make their lives easier. Chances are you can help solve someone’s problem.  And, you get paid money in the process.

Here are some ways to earn money by helping to fill a need.

44. Rent out your car

How many hours of the day does your car sit idle? Probably at least half of the day, right? Now, you can rent out your car to others and make over $600 per month.

Check out a service called Hyrecar that makes all this possible. It’s free to join, and the signup process only takes 10 minutes.

45. Clean office buildings

Many small business owners don’t have the time to clean their offices. Consider asking small business owners if they can use your help.

Once you build your brand, you can hire other cleaners to clean for you! Then, you can relax in the evening or find more clients.

46. Offer personal shopping services

Personal shopping can mean many different things. For example, it may consist of buying these products:

  • Clothing
  • Groceries
  • Gifts
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal items that need the touch of a savvy shopper

Busy men and women rely on personal shoppers to get the items they need. This way, they don’t spend their non-working hours away from home.

Check out Instacart for an easy way to start today. Or, you can ask family or friends who are “too busy” to shop.

47. Paint houses

Maybe you like to paint and are good at it. If so, painting is another timeless side hustle. You can paint the interiors and/or exteriors of homes. 

I made money as a teenager working with my mom. We painted apartments for a real estate owner. Since he owned several small apartment buildings, we painted many walls.

It was peaceful work, and it paid well.

48. Clean windows

Cleaning windows is another job that people will pay you for.

To start, you need these items:

  • Squeegee
  • Bucket
  • Rag
  • Good window cleaner (not the $1 bottles)

A great technique is also essential. Most likely, you know that happy customers tell their friends! Soon, you might not have enough time to clean windows for new clients.

49. Offer house-sitting services

People go on vacation or travel for work. So, they often need to pay someone for house-sitting. This might be a great side hustle for you that requires little work.

But you may need to be away from home for several days. If you can get away, this is a fun side hustle.

50. Provide yard work services

Yard work is one chore many homeowners try to avoid. Some of the possible tasks include:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Shoveling snow
  • Raking leaves
  • Minor landscaping
  • Trimming trees and bushes

To get ideas, take a look around your neighborhood. This research should show you the demand for your skills. Take a walk and talk to your neighbors. Let them know that you are available for hire.

51. Rent out a room in your home

Have an extra bedroom in your home that doesn’t get used? Consider renting out your extra room on Airbnb.

Single people may try to rent their rooms for income. All they need is a place to sleep, and they don’t mind sharing their house with others. 

Putting that spare bedroom to use can earn you a few hundred dollars each month.

Be sure to screen clients carefully. Or, work through word-of-mouth before you pick your tenant. Bad tenants can quickly cause you to lose money. And, they will test your stress levels too!

52. Start a pet sitting/walking business

Pet owners who aren’t home often want pet sitters and dog walkers. They don’t want their beloved pets to be home alone for so long each day.

This makes home pet sitting can be cheaper than taking them to a pet daycare.

Maybe, you can offer dog walking or pet sitting services. Besides asking your friends, there are several ways to find clients.

One way is to advertise at pet stores or vet offices. Another option signing up with This is a great way to get and organize clients, as well as build a pet-sitting business.

Believe it or not, some pet sitters earn over $100,000 a year. If you love animals, this can replace your day job in the future.

53. Clean houses

Find busy friends or family members who might want help cleaning their homes. They may need help on a weekly or monthly basis. Others might hire you to clean before family comes to visit.

Cleaning is a simple task, but it has a large income potential. You perform basic chores like dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms.

54. Rent out your parking space

Have a coveted parking space you don’t use? Consider renting it out.

Sites like Just Park let you rent your parking space. Needy drivers can have a place to park near their work or home for one-time events. And, you can justify keeping your monthly pass you don’t use each day.

55. Sell your college notes

Sites like Stuvia help you sell these materials to other college students:

  • Your college notes
  • Flashcards
  • Video tutorial sessions

Besides getting good grades, paying attention in class can pay your tuition.

56. Rent Out Storage Space

Do you have extra storage space in your home? Garage? Yard? Why not rent that space out and make some extra cash?

Sites like Neighbor act as marketplaces where renters and landlords can connect to rent out spaces.

For example, you could rent out a stall in your garage or yard where someone could store their vehicle.

Or you could rent out space in your basement or in a shed where people could store boxes, furniture and more.

As a renter, you choose your rental price, terms regarding access to the space and more.

Renting out your space could be a great way to make money with those unused spaces in your house.

Make Money on the Nights and Weekends

Do you work a traditional 9 to 5 job? For many people, the only time to hustle is on the nights and weekends. If that’s your case, these ideas are for you!

57. Become a mystery shopper

Maybe you are detail oriented and recognize good service when you see it. Businesses want feedback from mystery shoppers.

The employees don’t know why you’re coming and will treat you like other customers. You provide an honest review of the shopping experience.

Legit mystery shopping companies pay well for your feedback.

This is a good way to get paid for doing stuff you do each day. You get paid to visit retail stores and restaurants. Check out Best Mark or Market Force to see what options are in your town.

58. Collect and sell scrap metal

Scrap metal recyclers often pay good cash for scrap metal. Busy homeowners want someone to haul off their old appliances. Either they don’t have the time or a truck to take the item themselves. 

You can take scrap metal such as old washers and dryers off of their hands.

If you have a truck or trailer, look for people with scrap metal. First, check Craigslist for open requests. After the pickup, go to the nearest scrap recycling plant.

59. Sell plasma

Although donating plasma has a bad rap, any healthy adult can do it. In fact, college students have been selling plasma for cash for years.

Local plasma centers accept plasma from any healthy adult. If needles don’t scare you, it’s a relaxing job.  Donating plasma can provide a small weekly income.

Since you can donate two days a week, you can get paid each week.

60. Start a fitness club

Many people want to get fit but starting their own club overwhelms them. Maybe you can form a hiking, biking or another exercise club.

Doing so means you can provide a need for people. As a reward, you earn money and get fit at the same time.

61. Sell your stuff

Got too much stuff? Use your nights to clean out your closets. On the weekends, sell your unwanted items at garage sales. Spring, summer and fall are usually the best months for garage sales. 

Take advantage of this “peak season” to reach more deal-seeking shoppers. Waiting too long means you may have to lower prices to make a sale.

Don’t want to wait until nice weather to sell your stuff? You can still sell it online via Decluttr or OfferUp.

62. Distribute flyers for local companies

Many local companies use paper flyers to advertise. Restaurants and service companies come to mind first. They need trustworthy people to deliver flyers and papers for them.

Maybe, you can be that trusty person they need!

Look for ads in local papers and on Craigslist to find jobs in this genre.

63. Work a paper route

Ok, here’s another time-proven idea. The old-fashioned paper route still provides income for thousands of people.

Every paper has a different publishing schedule. Some deliver seven days a week. But, other papers may only deliver three days a week.

Maybe you want a quiet job in the early morning hours. If so, a paper route might be for you.

When you can’t commit to delivering daily, try sharing the route with a friend. This way, you can both make some extra money!

64. Find a job as a valet

High-end restaurants and clubs often seek out safe drivers for valet services. If you fit this description, consider working as a valet. And, think of all the cool cars you can say you drive!

65. Deliver pizzas

Many people have gotten out of debt by delivering pizzas. And, many people who need extra money have too! Whatever your reason, this is a fun job.

Even though you’re delivering pizzas, you’ll see different places each day. Because you earn tips, you can make more than other restaurant jobs too.

Tip: Similar to delivering pizzas, as mentioned before, you can also deliver for DoorDash. You get paid to deliver online orders for many restaurants.

Earn Money by Living a Simpler Life

This next statement might sound strange to you. If you make different life choices, you can save hundreds of dollars each month. In some cases, you can save thousands of dollars each month!

Trust me; it’s easier to make these choices than you think. The ideas may sound radical at first. But, making these choices are how so many people stop struggling to pay the bills.

Here are some ways you can simplify and earn some extra money in the process.

66. Sell your car

If you live in a city, sell your car and walk or use public transit. For those rare times you need a car, rent one.

If you can’t be without a car, trade your current one for a cheaper model. After the trade, use the extra cash to pay off debt or build your savings account.

Selling your car for some fast cash is one way to put money in your pocket. This is because cars cost thousands of dollars, and many people buy used cars.

67. Downsize your housing

Can you make do with a smaller room, apartment or house? If so, see if you can find cheaper housing to cut down on housing costs. When you have your own apartment, switch to a 2-bedroom and get a roommate.

Perhaps you could trade in your big house for something smaller.

68. Sell your gold or other jewelry

Sometimes, you need to look in the mirror to make money. Selling gold and unwanted jewelry may put some fast cash in your pocket.

Pawnshops or jewelry shops will often buy your fine jewelry from you. For more money, you may try selling to private buyers. However, it can take longer to make a sale.

69. Sell clothing you no longer wear

Do you have a closet overflowing with clothes and shoes? Perhaps the minimalist approach is your best option. You can scale down your wardrobe by using a selling app to sell items you no longer want.

First, try selling local at a garage sale or a consignment shop. By selling locally, you get extra cash without paying shipping fees.

70. Sell Stuff You Don’t Need

How many hundreds (or thousands) of dollars of stuff is sitting in your garage? Maybe you have an attic or off-site locker. You might be keeping these things to use “someday.”

But let’s be honest. If you don’t use something in five years, you should sell it. You might think it’s worthless junk. But, as the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

To start, see what you can find in your attic or garage. Hopefully, you have items that can sell for a great price.

Earn Money by Doing Something Different

Tired of the same old side gigs? Well, don’t stop reading yet! Here are some fun ways you can get a decent side income. And, you can do something a little, let’s say, different.

Being a movie extra isn’t the most glamorous job. Since the pay is fair and the hours can be long, some call this job thankless. However, being an extra in a movie is a unique side gig.

To live the Hollywood life for a day, look for movie casting calls.

72. Participate in research studies

Dozens of companies conduct research studies to test their products.

Some of the paid studies you can participate in include:

  • Medical studies
  • Food studies
  • Consumer products

I know a guy who once got paid $200 to get his head shaved. The company was testing their medical shears.

Research studies tend to pay more than other common online surveys. But, they accept fewer participants. If you like being a guinea pig, look for these studies.

Respondent is a good place to look for paid opportunities. You can also look for local research studies.

73. Rent ad space on your car

Ever seen those cars and trucks driving in your city with ads plastered all over them? That’s passive income, my friends. A company like Carvertise places ads on your car.

Once they put the ads on your car, you go about your daily driving business. The more you drive, the more money you make!

74. Referee/umpire kids’ sports games

In my area, people get paid as much as $30 an hour to umpire the kids’ sports games. That’s some serious side cash.

Contact your local recreation leagues to learn about available jobs.

75. Be a personal assistant

People want to hire personal assistants for many reasons.

They may need help with these tasks:

  • Daily chores
  • Running errands
  • Having a person to talk to

Maybe you can post an ad like this recent Craigslist ad in my area. A guy recovering from a back injury wanted an assistant.

He wanted someone to hang out with him as he exercised at home. As a result, if he had trouble with his back, he had somebody to help him.

76. Coach a Sport

One option is to be an umpire or referee. A second option is coaching a local sports team. Athletic leagues often pay good money for someone willing to coach. So, check your city’s want ad area.

For instance, a listing title might include the words coaching community sports.

77. Become a security guard

If you have a tough-looking appearance, be a security guard. For example, public events of all kinds hire security guards. Secondly, malls and office parks also hire security guards.

Some of my friends have done security work. To them, it’s a pretty easy job that’s well worth the money it pays.

More Ways to Make Money

Well, you thought I finished. Here are a couple more for you before you go.

78. Take a picture of your receipt

Ibotta is an app that will pay you back for the money you’ve spent at the store. Yes, it will give you cash after you take a picture of your receipt.

After grocery shopping (or other shopping), just open the app and snap a picture of your receipt. You earn points based on products bought and more.

The money you earn is basically free money. Once you’ve reached $20 in earnings, transfer the money to your bank via PayPal or Venmo. Or transfer cash towards one of 20 gift card options like Amazon, Starbucks, Sephora, Walmart and Target.

79. Become a human billboard

Have you ever seen those people standing on corners, wearing sandwich boards? Maybe, they flip signs or try waving at you. No, they didn’t lose a bet with their friends. A business is paying them to stand there.

Yeah, they get paid.

If you’re not shy, apply to be a human billboard. And, you should also be good at getting people’s attention.

This can be a great way to earn more money and have fun at the same time.

80. Retail arbitrage

Do you buy low and sell high? This process is known as retail arbitrage.

I have done this! For instance, I would buy video games on clearance. Then, I sold them online at a higher price.

You want to be careful flipping video games though. The last thing you want is a bunch of copies of video games you don’t play.

At first, you might decide only to sell items you will use if they don’t sell quickly. Remember, you can start small. As you gain experience, you can expand your inventory.


As you can see, there are many ways to earn extra cash. And, you don’t only have to start hustles if you’re in debt.

You can make extra money to save for other goals. Maybe for you, it’s a trip to Australia or an early retirement.


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