We give you 8 side jobs to make money. These side gigs earn extra cash – many from home!
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#1 Side job to make money: reselling items on eBay/Amazon/Craiglist
This was Sarah’s first side gig and it became very profitable very fast (and it was how she was able to earn money to reinvest into bigger and better businesses).
For this side gig, you go around your house and find items that you no longer use. The research firm NPD found that the average household in the USA has over $7,000 in junk that they no longer use.
Take the items you find, and compare their prices to the prices on sites like eBay, Amazon and Craiglist. If it’s worth it, you can list your items on there and sell them for extra money.
By doing that, not only will you get extra money, but you’ll also learn what items are profitable to resell. You can then go to garage sales, yard sales and thrift stores and look for those items to buy cheaply to resell on eBay/Amazon/Craiglist.
#2 Side job to make money: become a User Tester
If you go to UserTesting you can find jobs that are uploaded by developers/businesses that need their websites tested. You will need a working microphone for your computer to do this.
1) Pick a job. Take a short 2-4 survey to see if you qualify for the job.
2) If you qualify, you can start the job by running their screen capture recording software.
3) Read into your microphone the instructions you see on your screen.
4) Follow the instructions and talk into your microphone about your experience/impressions.
The 5 minute jobs pay about $3/job and that 10-15 minute jobs pay about $10-15/job.
#3 Side job to make money: become a virtual assistant/freelancer
Being a virtual assistant/freelancer is when you complete jobs remotely from home. You are usually not an official employee and instead are a contractor so you get to work on your own terms/hours. Here are some tips for getting hired:
* Fill out your profile as much as you can.
* If it’s relevant, include a portfolio.
* Get reviews ASAP. A good idea is to get friends/family to hire you and leave reviews.
BONUS TIP: Being a VA/Freelancer is a great way to get an inside look into successful businesses and learn how to build one yourself.
#4 Side job to make money: Amazon Mechanical Turk
This is a website owned by Amazon.com that lets businesses, researchers, marketing firms and consumer focus groups post small jobs called HITs which take 2-10 minutes to complete. Most of the jobs on here are short surveys (so if you want to get paid to take surveys this is how to do it legitimately!).
#5 Side job to make money: Airbnb
If you own a house/apartment then you make some extra money by becoming an Airbnb host. Here are some tips for making even more money with Airbnb:
* You don’t need a spare bedroom/bed. People are happy to sleep on couches!
* Get reviews ASAP. Getting friends/family to stay over and leave reviews is a great idea to shortcut this process.
* Clean your house and provide extra amenities (like soap/shampoo/toothpaste) to ensure you get good reviews and not bad reviews.
#6 Side job to make money: become an Uber/Lyft driver
Here are some tips for making even more money as an Uber driver or a Lyft driver.
* Drive during surge pricing hours. These are 8pm-2am Friday to Sunday.
* Lyft lets you rent a car from them. If you drive 65+ trips in a week, your car is free!
* You can drive with both Uber and Lyft active at the same time to maximize jobs you get.
#7 Side job to make money: become a Tasker on TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit is an app that lets people post odd jobs around their house/office they need someone to come and help them perform (like cleaning and assembling IKEA furniture). Some jobs people have received include:
* $80/Hour for 20 hours to assemble office furniture.
* $40 to lift groceries up stairs.
#8 Side job to make money: becoming a paid blogger
Finally, Make a Living Writing has a huge list of sites that will pay between $50-250 for articles/blog posts. If you like writing, reach out to these sites and see if you can become a writer for them!