26 Ways To Make Extra Money Today

Written by: Alexis Schroeder

Publish Date: January 10, 2023

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Side hustles are so common these days and full of rewards (and downfalls as well).

You can make an extra $500 a month with side hustles, but you won’t enjoy many of them.

You have to find out which side hustle is for you by simply getting started. 

Here are ways to make extra money!

#1 Pinterest Virtual Assistant

A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is someone who manages a business’s profile on Pinterest.

Pinterest VA’s are in charge of tasks like creating new pins, scheduling pins, creating descriptions for pins, etc. 

Benefits of being a Pinterest VA:

  • Work from anywhere
  • Set your own schedule
  • Can make $500-$5,000+ a month
  • Ability to quit your day job and do this full-time

Check out this free training here on how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.

In the free training, you’ll learn:

  • How to get started as a Pinterest VA right away
  • Steps to take to start this business
  • How to create a business plan based on how much you want to make

#2 Sell printables

Selling printables on Etsy is one of best side hustles out there because of how easy it is to get started.

People are earning between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here). 

Benefits of selling printables:

  • Don’t need previous experience
  • Can turn into passive income
  • Work from home + work as little or as many hours as you want

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • Ideas for printables to make
  • What you need to start an Etsy shop
  • How to make sure you get sales on Etsy

As you can see below, making printables is a profitable side hustle! Julie earned over $20,000 in her spare time.

#3 Start a niche blog

I created this blog and made over $80,000 in my senior year of college (that’s me in my first major feature by Forbes!).

If you’re wondering how I make money on this blog, it comes from:

  • Affiliate marketing (someone clicks on my affiliate link and I get a commission)
  • Sponsored posts
  • Advertising
  • Selling my own products (like my online course)

If you want to start a website but have questions like:

  • What should my blog be about?
  • How do I know what to write about?
  • How soon can I start making money?

Take a free training on building a new PROFITABLE blog.

This free training teaches you how to create an income-producing website. You also learn the key mistakes to avoid if you’re a beginner.

#4 Make and sell dog treats

You can earn $1,000-$5,000 a month with a dog treat business.

This fun and flexible side hustle can not only replace your day job, but bring you tons of joy by getting to bake and work with dogs on a regular basis.

My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home. She even teaches others how to replicate her success.

Check out this free training and learn:

  • Most popular dog treats to sell
  • Where to sell dog treats
  • How much to charge
  • What you need to start a dog treat business

Below are a few examples of people making money in the dog treat business!

#5 Proofreader

Proofreaders work online and have the ability to work from anywhere in the world.

The average hourly rate is between $14-$31 an hour depending on your experience, which clients you’re working for, and the type of project.

To become a proofreader it’s important that you:

  • Own a computer
  • Reliable internet access

This job is done on your own schedule because you need to have the work done BY a certain time, not at a certain time. 

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • 5 signs proofreading is right for you
  • How to attract proofreading clients

#6 Surveys

Surveys are a great way to make extra money when you need extra cash for groceries or gas. 

To make money with surveys, all you do is:

  • Fill out a quick profile sharing a little about you
  • Start answering questions and giving your opinions

You can also earn money on survey sites by:

  • Playing games
  • Watching ads

The top survey sites are:

#7 Tax Preparer 

Did you know you can get trained online to become a Tax Preparer?

This in-demand job is done from home and on your own schedule.

A Tax Preparer prepares, files, and assists in general tax forms. 

To get started in this field, take a high-quality tax preparation course. Do your research to find the best one for you. 

If you still have questions about becoming a Tax Preparer, take this free training.

In the free training you learn:

  • How much money you can make
  • What a typical work day looks like
  • Tools and tech needed (it’ll all fit in a backpack)
  • What kind of clients are highest paying

#8 Facebook Ad Manager

Did you know you can become a Facebook Ad Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000+ a month with just 1 client?

You’ve likely seen Facebook ads before and you may have even purchased something from a Facebook ad.

Facebook Ad Managers are in charge of running ads for businesses to increase their customer base and income.

 Get a free training here and learn how to become a Facebook Ad Manager.

  • How this proven side hustle earns people $2,000/month with only 2-3 hours per week

#9 Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper is in charge of filing receipts, recording sales, organizing expenses, and more.

Bookkeepers earn up to $30 an hour and can earn much more depending on experience and qualifications

Here is a free training for people who are interested in this career path: Start A Successful Bookkeeping Business.

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • Why Bookkeeping is the most stable, reliable & simple business to own
  • Could someone really own a successful bookkeeping business?
  • Why bookkeeping is right now the most profitable biz, & how to earn even more $
  • Step-by-step how to start, avoid mistakes & get high-paying clients

#10 Freelance writing

If you enjoy writing or it sounds like something you want to get into, consider freelance writing as a side gig.

This is something I’ve been doing for over 10 years now and I really like it. I get paid around $250/article and it’s relatively easy work.

Benefits of freelance writing:

  • Work from home
  • Take on as little or as many articles as you want
  • As you gain experience, you can charge more
  • Set your own hours and be your own boss

Learn how to make money from home as a freelance writer with the course Big Money Writer.

#11 Salesforce Analyst 

My friend Leila changed careers and recently got a job as a Salesforce Professional.

You can learn all about her experience here. She found her first job through a recruiter reaching out to her on LinkedIn, and now she’s earning $70,000+ at home with amazing benefits.

A Salesforce Professional is someone who is trained to improve business processes with something called Salesforce.

Fast facts about becoming a Salesforce Professional:

  • Don’t need previous experience
  • No college degree neded
  • Tech job earning $70,000 in your first year

See if a Salesforce career is right for you by taking the free 5 Day Salesforce Challenge.

#12 Move your money into a high-yield savings account

Where do you store your emergency fund or savings you need quick access to?

If it’s in a savings account at your local bank, check your savings rate. Most banks offer lousy savings rates that give just pennies back every year.

This is why I recommend banks like Ally Bank or Marcus.

I store my emergency fund inside a Marcus Savings Account. At the time of this writing, I’m getting 5%APY in my savings account.

#13 Rent a room or apartment out on Airbnb

Did you know you can make money by renting out a room or apartment?

If you often travel and have a vacant house, I recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.

I have several friends that live in a big house and decided to rent out a room. This Airbnb room now covers their mortgage.

You can sign up to become an Airbnb host here. [You can even see how much you can make in your city by clicking that link. In my small town in Colorado, it’s possible for me to make $1,365 per month].  

#14 Find a remote job on FlexJobs search engine

If you want a remote part-time or full-time job, FlexJobs is the best online job marketplace.

FlexJobs saves you time, energy, and stress because their expert team personally vet the jobs and companies for you. This means you will never see a scam, ad, or any type of junk on FlexJobs.

FlexJobs lists jobs such as:

  • Marketing assistant
  • Virtual assistant
  • Customer support specialist
  • Graphic design
  • Freelance writing 

#15 Ibotta

Ibotta is a free app that gives you cash back for making purchases on things like groceries, clothes, toiletries, and much more.

Ibotta works at:

  • almost every grocery store
  • Best Buy
  • Etsy
  • Hotels.com
  • Sephora
  • Instacart
  • Kohls
  • Nike
  • PetCo
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • and hundreds of other stores.

If you sign up now, you can get $10 in your account by using my link here.

#16 Instacart

Instacart is a great side hustle for people looking into making extra money.

What’s great about Instacart is you don’t even need a car.

As an in-store shopper, you take shop orders only. If you want to make a little extra money, you can sign up to be a full-service shopper, whose job is to shop and deliver orders. 

You can sign up to become an Instacart shopper here.

#17 Task Rabbit

Task Rabbit lets you find jobs you love at rates you choose on a schedule that fits your life. Taskers can make up to $2,000 a month.

When you sign up for Task Rabbit:

  • You’ll get notified of potential jobs nearby
  • You select the jobs you want to complete
  • Confirm details with the client
  • Complete the work and submit your invoice.

Popular tasks include handyman work, cleaning, delivery, moving, furniture assembly, and personal assistant, to name a few. 

#18 Fiverr

Do you have skills such as:

  • graphic design
  • social media management
  • voice over acting
  • illustration
  • translation

If so, list your skills on Fivver to land freelancing jobs.

Fiverr lets you create a profile and share your services with people looking to hire freelancers.

#19 Rover

Aside from blogging, I’ve been a dog walker on Rover and have also used Rover to find people to take care of my furry family members.

You can earn up to $1,000 a month from playing with dogs. Seriously, that’s amazing.

Rover is one of my favorite side hustles because you get paid to take care of dogs or cats. I got paid well, had great customer support, and loved my clients. 

Sign up to become a Rover sitter or walker here.

#20 Ebates

Ebates is awesome for anyone who regularly shops online. Ebates works by giving you cash back for purchases you would make anyway.

Ex. Shop on Amazon? Ebates gives cash back for purchases made on Amazon and hundreds of other stores.

Ebates even has a free browser extension that automatically applies the best coupons to your purchases and activates cash back. There are so many times I forget to use Ebates when I’m online shopping – so the Ebates button reminds me every time I go online shopping. It’s a must. 

Create an Ebates account here. Make an online purchase of $25 and get $10 as a welcome bonus! So easy.

#21 Translator

By 2020, the translation field will have a 42% expected growth rate.

If you’re bilingual, you need to take advantage of this career space. 

Check out translator jobs here.

#22 Become a mystery shopper

Back in high school, I’d go on mystery shopping trips with my sister (specifically we’d go to restaurants and “grade them”).

She didn’t make crazy money doing this, just a couple hundred a month, but it was a lot of fun. 

BestMark is a popular way to get started mystery shopping.

With mystery shopping, you can earn:

  • extra money
  • meals at restaurants

BestMark mystery shoppers have to be at least 18 years of age, have good communication skills, and good internet access.

Below is an example of one of her mystery shopper checks. 

#23 $5 Meal Plan

$5 Meal Plan is a meal planning service that sends you a delicious meal plan and shopping list every single week for just $5 a month.

You learn how to cook healthy, delicious meals for you and your family on a budget. 

I highly recommend trying this service, and if you aren’t satisfied, you can cancel at any time.

Get your free $5 Meal Plan 14-day trial here.

#24 Honey 

Honey finds you the best discount codes on the internet, saving you so much time and money! 

This is how much I love it – I went shopping on Fashion Nova the other day and pressed my Honey extension button. Honey found me a 40% off coupon.

When I went searching online for the best coupon (which takes so much time), the best coupon I could find was 25% off. 

Honey’s free for you to use and is a must if you shop online.

Sign up with Honey here. 

#25 Lower your bills and save money today (I saved $290)

Billshark is a MUST for anyone who has a cell phone, cable, internet, or insurance bill and wants to lower their bill.

And trust me, it works because I’ve used it myself on 3 different bills and I’ve saved $290.

Here’s how Billshark works:

  1. Send copies of your bills to Billshark. (I did this by uploading an online PDF of each bill).
  2. Billshark negotiates all of the bills you send in.
  3. You get notified if Billshark was successful. If they are, they take 40% of the savings. Ex. Billshark saved me $290 over the course of 6 months, so I pay them $116. I can do this in a monthly payment plan or all at once.

It’s definitely worth the savings and it was such an easy process. 

You can start lowering your bills with Billshark here.

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