How To Make $1000 A Week

Written by: Alexis Schroeder

Publish Date: January 17, 2024

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Learn how to make $1000 a week with this list of side hustles. 

Included in this post are always ways to get started with each side hustle and get started making extra money right away.

#1 Rent out a parking spot for an RV

With Vanly you can rent out a parking spot for RV’ers and van lifers who need a spot to stay.

Vanly is a platform that connects travelers with parking spots around the world. It’s sort of like the Airbnb for camper vans. 

If you have a driveway that fits an RV or van, consider renting out the area. Besides driveways, you can also rent out other parts of land on your property. Giving out water and wifi to the renters will get you even more cash.

This is a great side gig that makes you money for doing nothing. All you’re doing is sharing your unused space.

#2 Flip for profit

If you enjoy going to garage sales, thrift stores or flea markets, flipping items for profit is the side gig for you. 

Flipping things for profit is exactly what it sounds like. You buy items that people want and resell it for a profit. 

For example, if I find a nice midcentury table at a yard sale, I’m going to try to get it for the lowest/fairest price, clean it up and repair anything if needed, then sell it for a profit. 

You can resell items on sites like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp, Etsy, and many other sites.

#3 Rent out your RV

If you have an RV or van sitting unused for most of the year, consider renting it out. You can make a lot of money doing this.

Some people don’t have the money to buy an RV or don’t even want to buy one, but still want the experience of RV life for a weekend. That’s where you come in.

Outdoorsy is an online platform that connects people like you (with the RV) with travelers (who want to rent your RV).

Hosts on Outdoorsy earn an average of $185 per night, so you can see how this starts adding up to a lot of money.

To get started on Outdoorsy, create your listing, accept new bookings, hand off the keys to the renter, and get paid within 24 hours of receiving the returned rental.

#4 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). Making printables for Etsy is a fun and easy side gig for people who don’t have a lot of time on their hands but also want a flexible side hustle.

Here is a free training on selling Etsy printables that will teach you:

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

#5 Pet care

There are so many ways to get paid for taking care of pets including:

  • pet sitting
  • dog walking
  • pet training
  • grooming

To get started working with animals, make a profile on Rover and start accepting jobs from pet owners. When you’re brand new to sites like Rover, reviews and references are of upmost importance.

This is why I recommend setting your rates low in the beginning in order to get more reviews. Once you have at least 5 reviews, you can start increasing your rates as you become more in demand.

#6 House Maintenance 

Sites like Task Rabbit pay people for handyman work to do house maintenance tasks. 

These tasks include jobs like:

  • furniture assembly
  • mounting art, shelves, or TV’s
  • help moving
  • home or apartment cleaning
  • home repairs

Task Rabbit and other related sites are great for picking up side gigs quickly and making extra money.

#7 Real estate investing

Though you won’t start making money right away, real estate investing is a great option when thinking about the long haul.

To get started, it’s important to understand the basics of real estate investing including rental properties and flipping properties. Think about how much capital you can invest and create a realistic budget for your real estate investments. 

Connect with real estate professionals and property managers. These people will help you with the process. You’ll need to decide on the kind of real estate investment strategy you want to use, such as buying and holing rental properties, flipping properties for profit, or investing in REITs.

#8 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.

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. 

Here is a free training that teaches you how to become a proofreader and learn:

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

#9 Rent out your car

Turo is a website that lets you list your car(s) for others to rent. You can choose how many cars you want to share and scale your business however you want. You can start with a car you already own or buy one to share and list on Turo. 

This is a flexible side gig for someone looking to earn extra cash and potentially even build their own business renting out cars.

Turo lists on their website that $10,516 is the average annual income for one car, but that obviously depends on many factors including type of car and how many bookings the car is getting.

#10 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. 

Check out this free training here.

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

#11 Rent out a room 

If you have a spare room, consider renting it out on sites like Airbnb or even to local college students. This is a great way to make extra money without having to spend hours working.

Before renting out the room, make sure the area is clean and ready for someone to move in. The person should have access to a bathroom and amenities like wifi.

If you don’t want a long term roommate, Airbnb is a great option for renting out rooms because you can get a feel if you like sharing your home or not. 

#12 Sell feet pics

Yes, you can get paid for feet pics. Sites like Feet Finder allow people to buy and sell photos of feet pics.

People can make anywhere from $100 a month doing this to six figures a year. 

#13 Make 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

#14 Freelancing gigs

Sites like UpWork and Fiverr connect people with freelancing gigs that can either be short-term or long-term.

Freelancing gigs can include:

  • Proofreading work
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing gigs
  • Accounting
  • Virtual assistant work

My friend used UpWork to find a short term job that eventually lead to a long-term position that pays almost $30/hour and gets to work remote.

So this is a great option for people who want to dip their toes into freelance work but also potentially find something long-term and remote.

#15 List an Airbnb experience 

Do you have something unique you can offer on Airbnb Experiences? Hosts can make a good chunk of income just by hosting an experience on Airbnb.

Airbnb experiences include:

  • Wine tasting
  • Guided hikes
  • Food tours
  • Dance lessons
  • Yoga or meditation classes in a scenic area
  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Kayaking and other outdoor adventures 

Conclusion – How To Make $1000 A Week

Learning how to make $1,000 a week is possible with the right side hustle and time. It’s important to find a side gig with high earning potential and the ability to grow.