50+ Ways To Make Extra Money

21st December 2016

Making or saving extra money is addictive, once you get the habit down. The hardest part about starting a budget or saving money is simply getting started and having a plan in place. Get started now and start reaping the rewards of saving money now!

Making extra money each month can totally change your life for the better. Some of these good things include:

  • pay off student loans
  • pay off a car or house sooner
  • feel satisfied in knowing you are doing well with money
  • open your life to other ways of making a living
  • help pay for a vacation

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.Related:

Making side income at home has become easier than ever with all of the available resources with a computer and internet connection. So even if you only want to work an extra few hours a month or make this a full-time gig, you’ll have many options to choose from below.

I’ve added my personal favorite ways to make extra money, along with what I believe is the most enjoyable way to make money. We’ve all spent a lot of time working jobs that didn’t make us happy, so we shouldn’t be doing more of that!

Below are 50+ different ways you can start making extra money. I’ve also included links of popular websites that are associated with each job or way to make money. Enjoy!

1. Start a blog

I started full-time blogging in October 2016 and it’s been the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. I enjoy work, get to travel whenever I want to and create my own schedule. My income increases every month too, which I was never able to do at a regular 9-5. Siteground is one of the best web hostings’s out there and will help you out with everything you need.

You can read my post on how to start a blog here.
Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

2. Ebates

Ebates is awesome for anyone who regularly online shops. Even if you only online shop 1x a month, you’ll still get cash back on your online purchases. All you have to do is find the store you shop at online on Ebates and then start shopping.

Get $10 just for signing up here.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

3. Tutor

Tutoring at home or at a library is one of the easiest ways to make extra cash. I’ve seen some people charge as much as $150/hourly on Craigslist. Science and math subjects is often needed the most.

Wyzant is a popular tutoring website.

4. Pet sit or dog walk

I was a Rover dog walker for a few months and made an average of $15 every 30 minutes. If there was more than 1 dog, I made more cash. I developed awesome relationships with my pet parents and they would often give me gifts. You typically don’t need any experience to be a dog sitter, but it’s preferred.

Here’s a $20 code for Rover.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

5. Housesitting

You can either get paid to housesit or get rent for free. Both options are great, especially if you plan on traveling abroad. You can live in a house and truly experience a city or country staying put and living like a resident. You don’t need any experience to be a house sitter.

Here is a housesitting website.

6. Answer surveys

Answering surveys is one of the easiest ways to make money. You can also watch videos, online shop, and more to make some extra cash.

A survey website I personally use is Swagbucks. It’s safe, free, and convenient.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

7. Babysit

Finding babysitting and date night jobs on Care.com or Sittercity is how I made my way through college. Date night jobs can range up to $100 a night depending on how many children there are. The kids are usually already asleep by the time you get there, so it’s definitely easy cash. Services can start around $12 an hour depending on your experience and skills.

I use Care.com to find all of my babysitting jobs. I’ve even found long term nannying jobs on this website!

8. Make an ebook

An ebook is a great way to share useful information and help others.

I highly recommend checking out the 14-Day Lean Clean meal plan to set you up for success. The book is filled with tons of useful information (over 200 pages worth!). I am using this meal plan to hit my health and fitness goals.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

9. Be a food runner with Favor

Favor is awesome for lazy days. It’s the quickest way to get groceries, restaurant food, dry cleaning, and many other things. Favor runners typically make $12-$20 an hour.

Use my code for $5 off your first order: ALEXS6B7

10. Download Ibotta

Ibotta is a free app that lets you get cash back from purchases you make at the store. Read below to find out more. All of my friends use it and love it! Get $10 just for signing up here.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

11. Drive for Uber or Lyft

My brother drives for Uber and says it’s one of his favorite jobs. He gets to meet people from all over the world and had some pretty interesting stories to tell me. You can make really good money with this job, all in the comfort of your own car. Bonus: You get to set up your own hours, too!

Here’s a code to get your first ride free.

12. Bring out your creative side and sell on Etsy

I love supporting small businesses, which is why I love Etsy. People all around the world get to bring their creative side to life. The products from this site are incredibly unique and different from products you see at the store.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

13. Become a maid

You can offer your services on Facebook, Craigslist, and more.

14. Become an egg donor

I’ve had a few friends that donated their eggs, and their experiences ranged from positive to negative. Each story is different, but regardless, the amount of money you get is insane and most would say it was worth it.

15. Teach a foreign language

If you know a foreign language, you can use italki to teach from the comfort of your home. If you want to learn a foreign language, italki is the place to go.

Get $10 towards your first lesson here. 

16. Rent a room or apartment out on Airbnb

People can make a decent amount of money through Airbnb. If you travel often and have a vacant house, I definitely recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.

Always make sure to check with your apartments rules and guidelines regarding renting a room out. My apartment complex doesn’t allow people to rent out their house or rooms.

Here is a $35 sign up code for Airbnb.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

17. Start freelance writing

I’ve completed a few freelance writing gigs myself, and it’s been such an easy way to make an extra $100 here and there. What you charge really depends on how long the article has to be, as well as the due date, topic, and many other factors.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

18. Enter contests and giveaways

Contests and giveaways have prizes such as money, vacations, electronics, gift cards, and more. It’s such an easy way to make some extra cash each month.

19. Sell items on Craigslist or Ebay

I’ve sold several items on Craigslist, such as a couch, TV, and other furniture.

20. Start recycling

Recycling is not only good for the environment but good for your pocket, too.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

21. Become a virtual assistant

A virtual assistant is basically an assistant who helps a busy person with their business in the comfort of their own home. There are virtual assistants out there making a full-time income at home. Upwork is an awesome website for hiring or finding online gigs.

22. Sell your old clothes

Selling your old clothes is a great way to recycle instead of simply throwing away your clothes. Less waste + making cash back on your clothing is a plus. I go to stores such as Plato’s Closet to sell my clothes.

23. Check out Craigslist jobs

Craigslist has tons of job for anything you could think of. I’ve seen some pretty interesting jobs listed on the website, so check it out for yourself. You can make a decent amount of money from odd jobs on the website. I’ve also seen personal trainers, hair stylists, and tutors list their services on Craigslist.

24. Music lessons

If you know how to play an instrument well, I would highly recommend charging for music lessons. There are several ways to advertise your services, such as Craigslist, bulletin boards around your city, and Facebook.

Services can start around $50 for an hour.

25. Find out if your work as an employee referral program

You’d be quite surprised on what you can receive if you refer a new employee to your company.

My previous job awarded $100 for every person that the employee referred.

26. Take photos for cash

If you love taking photos, I would encourage you to start selling your photos online. Websites are in constant need of high-quality photos.

This is the camera I use for all of my photos.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

27. Become an editor

Become an editor for an online website and make a decent amount of cash each month. The income ranges, obviously, depending on how many jobs you accept.

28. Launch an online course

Creating an online course is an awesome way to make income, especially if you launch a course about a topic that people really need help with. This could be related to blogging, working online, health and nutrition, and many other topics.

Check out my course below! =)

29. Sell your plasma

Selling your plasma can make you around $50 per session depending on where you go.

30. Use your credit cards wisely

There are so many different ways to rack up credit card points which can reward you with cash back, flights, vacations, and more. It’s never been easier to receive points on credit cards.

31. Try affiliate marketing

If you have a blog or website, I highly recommend becoming an affiliate for companies such as Amazon, Ebay, Target, and other websites that people often use.

My sister Michelle recently launched an online course that is doing extremely well. She’s been consistently making $50,000 a month on affiliate marketing.

Here is her course on affiliate marketing.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

32. Dumpster diving

Dumpster diving laws vary from state to state, so I recommend checking out the laws first. People often resell items that they found, which is a great way to make extra cash. I know people who have found food, electronics, hairstyling items, and tons more.

33. Host an exchange student

Hosting an exchange student can bring in at least $500 a month. You also get to invite in someone who speaks another language, is used to living in a different culture, and you get to show them your country or city.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

34. Amazon Flex

All you do is ship things to people. You create your our schedule and get paid pretty well, too.

Make $18-$25 an hour.

35. Create YouTube videos

Top YouTubers are cashing out in the millions, such as PewdiePie. What you get paid depends on how many views you get. Depending on your Niche, you can get a lot of free products from companies in hopes of you showcasing their product on your channel.

Here’s an ultimate guide to making money on YouTube.

36. Mow lawns

Mowing lawns is a great way to make some cash in your neighborhood, as well as getting a good workout in. I’ve seen some kids charge $20, which is WAY too low in my opinion.

37. Become an admin for a Facebook group

There are quite a few Facebook groups out there that need admins to keep Facebook groups organized and on track. I’m in quite a few Facebook groups myself and there are strict guidelines in what you can post and what you cannot post. The admins are in charge of making sure the group is handled smoothly. You can make a decent amount of money as an admin, depending on the group size and niche.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

38. Be an extra on a show or movie

You can make around $200 a day as an extra. What a cool way to make money and end up in a movie!

39. Help a person with disabilities by being their home care aid

I was a caregiver for 4 or so years and made about $12-$15 an hour. I took care of people with disabilities ranging from Down Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy. I learned a lot from my clients as well as learned a bit about myself. All that’s required is patience!

40. Sell your textbooks

I sell my textbooks back to my school. You can also sell your textbooks on many other websites, such as:

  • Chegg
  • CampusBookRentals
  • Barnes and Noble

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

41. Participate in a medical research study

Pay ranges from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on what the study is and how long you are there. There are sleeping studies out there that require people to simply stay in a bed and sleep for days on end. The pay is great, but who really wants to stay in bed non-stop for a week?

42. Sell items at a garage sale

Selling items at a garage sale are one of the easiest ways to make money, especially if you have a lot of stuff. I’ve had friends join up and host a garage sale altogether, and they would advertise it all around town so even more people showed up.

43. Become a social media manager

Social media managers are in demand due to work moving to the internet. Businesses are moving to the internet and becoming popular on the internet, due to wanting more reach. There are so many benefits to being active on social media, which is why it’s crucial to have a social media manager.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

44. Sell your hair

You can make hundreds of dollars depending on your hair type and color.

45. Sell your scrap metal

We’ve done this a few times, and made a few extra bucks here and there. What you make really depends on the weight of the metal.

46. Become a translator

Translators are in high demand due to businesses working all around the world. The money is extremely good, too!

47. Become a mystery shopper

Make sure to sign up for legitimate mystery shopping websites.

Here is a great article from The Penny Hoarder on mystery shopping.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

48. Clean pools

Cleaning pools is a great way to make some extra cash during the summers. You can charge for partial or full and make a decent income in the business.

49. Become a gym instructor

Gym instructors are constantly needed as people are starting to care more and more about their health. There are gyms that are always hiring. If you want, you can start your own business and start providing workouts in the park.

50. Repair computers

If you know your way around computers, becoming a computer repairman is a must. People are constantly trying to find computer repairman due to computers breaking or people spilling water on their computer (I just did a few weeks ago, yay me!).

51. Teach English

Teaching English is in such high demand as people all around the world are trying to learn English for business purposes. You can teach online or abroad.

52. Makeup artist

You can charge for makeup services for prom, weddings, birthday parties, and more. My friends charge around $90 for makeup services.

Find out how you can start making money either at home, in your city, or traveling abroad. This is such a helpful list for anyone who wants to start making some extra cash.

Have you done any of the above things to make money?

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10 thoughts on “50+ Ways To Make Extra Money

  1. Stefanie O'Connell

    There are so many ways to make money. Once you realize that your skills are valuable, and figure out how to offer those skills to those who need them, you can make money doing exactly what you like and are good at. Think about what people NEED. How does what you DO fulfill that NEED? Then go ahead and make money doing it!

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  2. Mahesh Kumar

    I have just found your blog while I was checking out @MakingSenseofcents1 Facebook page. I loved this article. I have been connected with thousands of work at home moms and always like to read about attractive propositions for working at home. This helps me give proper suggestions to moms whenever I have been asked for such things. It’s really a good read. Thanks.
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