Did you know you can make $500 fast with skills you may already have?
I had so many side hustles in college and knew how to make $500 fast when I needed it.
I was a dog walker, pet sitter, nanny, baby sitter, freelance writer, virtual assistant, did surveys, blogged, and more.
Best ways to make extra money now
- Sell printables – Selling printables is the #1 side hustle to make money. This can be done on your own schedule and turn into passive income! You can earn over $10,000 a year selling printables.
- Sell dog treats – Make $1,000+ selling dog treats from the comfort of your home. One of the most successful side hustles right now!
- Proofreading – Earn $20+ an hour proofreading from home. Be your own boss and set your own schedule.
- Surveys – Make money filling out surveys. You can take as many surveys as you want and earn up to $5 per survey.
Here’s a list of the best ways to make money fast with side hustles.
1. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Do you love Pinterest? Pinterest has over 290 million active users. Over 24% of the United States uses Pinterest.
This is huge for businesses. Pinterest is a must for small and large business owners, which is why Pinterest Virtual Assistants are in high demand.
A great Pinterest VA can take a business from being “okay” to being seen by thousands online. Pinterest Virtual Assistants can make businesses A LOT of money, which is why businesses hire Pinterest Virtual Assistants.
You can live and work anywhere in the world to do this.
Attend a free workshop here to learn more about how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant today.
P.S. Here’s an example of one student who is now a Pinterest VA after taking Become A Pinterest VA Today! She just started and she’s already making money from it.
2. Sell Etsy Printables
Are you looking for a stress-free and profitable side hustle that makes up to $10,000 a year?
Selling printables on Etsy is the best side hustle out there right now. Tons of women are making between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here).
This is the side hustle for you if you’re looking for something stress-free to start from home that also makes passive income.
You don’t need any previous experience to do this, you don’t need to be a graphic designer, and you don’t even need to be tech savvy for this. This is a great side hustle for someone low on time but wanting to make extra money.
Find out what kind of printables to make (so you can make the most money) and how to start an Etsy shop in this free workshop.
3. Make dog treats at home
Did you know you can make $1,000+ a month part-time working at home with a dog treat business?
You can even make $5,000-$8,000 from your home kitchen if you do it full-time.
You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs. I don’t think it gets better than that.
My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and perfected the craft of selling dog treats. She even teaches others how to replicate her success in her course Diva Dog Bakery.
I know you have a ton of questions about this and want to learn more before signing up for a course. That’s why Kristin offers a completely FREE workshop to answer all of your questions.
Get her free workshop here and see if this side hustle is for you.
4. Freelance writing
Freelance writing is a great option for fully remote work that can either be part-time work or a full-time gig.
I was a freelance writer for awhile in college and earned up to $250 per article.
My friend Ariel is a full-time freelancer and even teaches others how to work from home making up to $5,000 a month.
Learn how to make money from home as a freelance writer with the course Big Money Writer.
This is a 40 day program that teaches you a step-by-step process on exactly what you need to know to be successful at this.
This works even if you have no college degree, no writing experience or have never even earned online income before.
A bookkeeper’s job is to keep records of financial transactions of a business.
Bookkeepers can make between $30,000-$60,000 per year.<
Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, and the ability to work remotely.
If you’re eager to learn more about becoming a bookkeeper, check out this free training that will show you the quickest and easiest way to start and run a successful virtual bookkeeping business.
Filling out surveys to make money is an easy way to make money by simply providing your opinion to questions.
I genuinely enjoy surveys because I love sharing my opinion on things.
I’ve always been into taking quizzes and surveys, so naturally, I love this method of making some extra cash.
Here are a few of my favorite surveys:
- Swagbucks ($5 bonus for signing up)
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Junkie
- MyPoints ($5 bonus after 5 surveys)
- Springboard America
Transform your passion for words and reading by becoming a professional proofreader, and help people like me who are terrible at proofreading.
I hire a proofreader for special projects which has been a must in my business. Proofreaders are a must for books, magazines, websites, and tons of other projects, so they’re always in demand.
Proofreaders can earn between $17-$30 per hour and offers competitive pay and flexible hours while working from home.
Here is a free workshop that will show you if proofreading is right for you.
8. Facebook Ad Manager
Did you know you can become a Facebook Ads Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a month?
Facebook focuses on ads promoted by brands and businesses, which is why Facebook Ad Managers are in high demand.
This course works, and it even gives you access to a private group that is full of testimonials.
I’m in the group, and it’s incredible and so inspiring to see so many students create a full-time income, work from home, all because of the Facebook Side Hustle course.
There’s even a free training that teaches you which side hustles to avoid and why becoming a Facebook Ad Manager is one of the best side hustles.
You also get access to a 3 step process to find clients that will hire you and how you can do this even if you’re brand new to advertising. Get the free training here.
9. Virtual Assistant
Aside from this blog, I’m a virtual assistant, and it’s been a life-changing experience – here’s why.
I’m a virtual assistant for a 7 figure blog, which allows me to see how a successful, profitable business works. Not only that, I get paid very well for assisting the business owner.
With businesses going online, this career space is growing rapidly.
If you want to learn how to become a virtual assistant, take the free workshop called “5 Steps To Become A Virtual Assistant”.
This free workshop includes:
- Simple step-by-step process to become a Virtual Assistant
- How to earn a consistent income using skills you already have
- Why you don’t need to be a tech expert or go back to school to be a Virtual Assistant
- The shortest path to earning a legit living from anywhere
Sign up for the free Virtual Assistant workshop here.
10. 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 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].
11. Sell digital stickers on Etsy
Another great side hustle related to Etsy is selling digital planners and digital stickers. My friend Michelle sells digital planners and stickers on Etsy.
Michelle personally uses digital planners and digital stickers, so she decided to sell them herself. She made over $700 her first month in profit. In her second month, she made over $1,000 in profit.
She even created an affordable course teaching others how to do the same, which you can see here.
She even says you don’t need to have any prior skills, you do not need a background in drawing, no special software required, and anyone can do this. This is a great side hustle for people looking to make some extra money every month.
I love side hustles like this because you put in a few hours of work, upload your digital products to Etsy, and then earn extra money for months to come. You can check out the Digital Stickers Course here.
12. Become A Tax Preparer
Did you know you can get trained online to become a Tax Preparer?
This in-demand remote job can be done from anywhere in the world. 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. After doing my research, I found that the TaxBiz Course is one of the best.
You learn a step-by-step method to start and run a successful tax business. TaxBiz is a certified provider through the IRS, so you have the opportunity to indicate your authority as a Tax Preparer.
I know you have so many questions about starting a digital tax business. You’re probably wondering if something like this is for you. That’s why there’s a free workshop to answer all of your questions.
You can also read reviews from graduates and students on Better Business Bureau and Facebook.
13. Trade stocks with WeBull
WeBull is a free commission trading app with many benefits and features that make it superior to similar trading apps.
WeBull is designed for intermediate and experienced traders, with many tools that beginner traders will enjoy as well.
As an added bonuses, all new WeBull customers get free stocks.
How can I get started with WeBull?
- Sign up for a WeBull account here.
- Download the app on iOS or Android.
- Go to menu > “My Free Stock” > Click “Get It Now” which starts your registration and open a brokerage account.
That’s it! Getting started is really easy. When you sign up here, you get the option of depositing at least $100 and getting a free stock worth up to $1,000.
15. Switch cell phone plans
Are you overpaying for cell phone service? Probably. After seeing ads for low-priced mobile plans for years, I decided to take the leap and try out a mobile plan that isn’t AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint. I tested out Tello Mobile for only $19 per month.
What I learned from testing out a new mobile plan: Just because you pay more doesn’t always mean you’re getting better service. T-Mobile charges me $80 per month while Tello Mobile charges me $19. I got the same coverage with both phones in my city. I went out to different locations in my town and tested both phone plans. They got the same exact service. This is why I recommend moving to a cheaper phone plan.
Why pay more for the same thing? Most of us are going to have cell phone plans for forever. A savings of $100 a month can be roughly $1,200 a year.
In 10 years, you’d save $12,000. In 20 years, you’d save $24,000.
Tello Mobile uses the SAME towers as Sprint to get service. Tello Mobile has NO contract and NO fees, with flexible plans starting $5 to $39. Yes, the most expensive plan is $39 per month. Tello has Nationwide 4GB LTE coverage Calls to Canada, Mexico, and China is even included.
If you’re hesitant on switching carriers, think about all the money you’ll save over the years to come. You can even test out Tello Mobile for 1 month before totally switching over.
You can get started with Tello here.
16. Sell on Amazon
There are more than 100,000,000 (yes, million) Amazon Prime members. More than 50% of all Amazon sales come from third-party sellers.
Selling on Amazon is a legit way to make great money and isn’t going away any time soon.
And if you’re completely lost on how to even get started selling on Amazon, bear with me for a sec.
My friend Jessica and her husband have perfected the art of selling on Amazon and have made well over $100,000 profit (their first year in the biz). Now, they make much more than that.
Jessica even has a FREE 7-day course that tells you everything you need to know in a simplified way to get started selling on Amazon. This side hustle (or full-time job) isn’t going anywhere as Amazon selling has only touched the surface of what’s possible.
So what are you waiting for? Find a side hustle and get started! Making $500 fast is a lot easier than you’d think.
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