Hey, it’s 2021 and we all want to make extra money, do we? In this post, I discuss 18 ways that I have personally seen and used that can add a little extra in your bank account. Now, these won’t make you rich, but if you are looking to buy a program to make you rich and it costs some money, these may help you make a little extra money for that purchase. After all, if you want to buy something new, it’s best to earn the money and not put it on credit.
Trust me, I have been there. I know that feeling. It’s not a great feeling. The truth is that this is the reason I went into this business. This is the reason I wanted to help people. I have been flat broke in my life and I had to pull myself up. But if you have a desire and you really want to make a change in your life. At the risk of sounding too cliché, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. So, if your mindset is positive and you really think about what you can do, you will find a way to achieve it. The key here is that you must take action.
There are many ways to make extra money, but I have listed some of my thoughts below. I’m sure you will have many other ideas after reading this.
How to get extra money right now
The list here not only discusses how to make extra money, but also how to get some extra money if you are trying to purchase something that you want, but just cannot afford at the moment. Using some of these techniques will give you some spare cash. Don’t use this to purchase more consumptive goods.
Use this extra money to invest in yourself and your future growth. If you we are going to build for financial freedom, we need to change our mindset to a builder and not a consumer. I would strongly suggest that many of these ideas should be used to purchase knowledge, specifically for learning on how to make more money.
Open a credit card
Okay, so I realize that most people would not put this first, as this is not a way to make extra money, but if you are looking to obtain some extra buying power, apply for a credit card. This can be prohibited based on credit or income, but this is something that could offer you cash back in the long term or offer a way to get funded for a project or start up costs for a business. Again, we are thinking of investing, not consumer. Don’t open a credit card and go buy the nicest suit or a fun toy. If you use credit wisely, you can use credit to your advantage. If you are lucky enough to own a home, you might be able to get cash out in a refinance.
Make Extra Money Recycling
This is of course, not available in all states. However I wanted to remind everyone that this still is an option in multiple states. Click this link to confirm if your state participates, but this is great way to make a little side money. It’s not going to make you rich, but what if you started a small business offering to pick up anyone’s recycling?
I must admit, I have done this before. Albeit, it was in college and for party supplies, but this can offer some nice weekly cash. When I was doing it, they offered about 40 dollars per session and you could go twice a week. This is something to consider if you truly have zero money to invest in yourself. Learn more about the process in this article.
Become an Amateur Photographer
Selling pictures from your smartphone online through Foap. There is some debate as to whether or not it would be easier just to start a photography blog and sell affiliate products. Do you have an eye for the unique and enjoy taking pictures? If so, this could be a very profitable option, with fairly low cost to start. Plus, if you really enjoy it, you can start your own photography blog and work that into an affiliate marketing business. That leads me to the next option.
Become a Digital Marketing Guru
The digital community is blowing up with so much opportunity, especially with the global pandemic where many people aren’t even leaving their house. Something I’m pursuing is affiliate marketing. There is a great opportunity to make extra money and become an affiliate marketer of products that you use everyday.
I use a program that teaches how to build a profitable affiliate marketing business. In addition, it will teach you how to start your own digital agency and create an online education business. All three tools in one.
You can become an affiliate marketer with so many companies. If you are looking for a quick dollar, Amazon has an affiliate program where you can literally sell anything that Amazon has to offer. Keep in mind if you consider this option, I would strongly suggest you learn a little bit on how to be affective in affiliate marketing by getting some education first. Read my article on ‘Affiliate Marketing‘ for some guidance. Amazon can be strict about who they let become an affiliate. Click on the link above and download the free book if you want to learn affiliate marketing the right way.
Create a (Non) Brick and Mortar Business
Okay, so this is still in the digital arena, but this is different as this is an opportunity to create your own product and sell as an e-commerce professional. There is so much out there on either youtube or instagram on this topic. They all say the same thing, ” Make extra money in 10 days” or “Make extra money if three clicks”.
If you really want to actually learn how to build an e-commerce empire, learn from Alison Prince. She started as a school teacher, struggling paycheck to paycheck and has build multiple six and seven figure businesses. She even taught her 10 and 13 year old daughters how to make $100k.
E-commerce gives you an opportunity to create and make some incredible money from it. As I said there are so many programs out there but I am learning from Alison and found to be incredibly helpful.
Make Extra Money as an Author (E-Book or Paper)
I love this, I am personally creating several e-books right now. They range on topics. My sister has been a self-published author for over 10 years now and loves doing this. She has written over 15 books. You can see her author page here. She sells her book on Amazon. Her first book is here. She writes about mystery, suspense, romance and fantasy. I try to read or listen (audible) to at least 1 book a week on either personal finance or investing.
One of the first books that I ever read on the topic of personal finance was ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’. Please pick a copy here if you are interested. It is a very quick read with so much substance. The great thing about becoming an author is that it’s a building block to something bigger. Once you create something, you just have to learn how to monetize it. This is why true financial education is so important.
Be Virtual Assistant
Are you good at organizing and communicating with people? Do you have a passion for organization? There is a market for this. You can work directly from your couch and help people with daily schedules, responding to emails, updating social media accounts and help them book travel arrangements. It’s a nice way to help make some money on the side and you could potentially set your own hours. There are several sites that offer work as a virtual assistant and all it takes is a Google search. To name a few; Upwork.com, taskrabbit.com, WAHM.com, Peopleperhour.com and Flexjobs.com
Become an Uber or Lyft Driver
Both of these have gained some major popularity recently. Mainly due to the opportunity to earn some extra cash and set your own hours. There are multiple steps to becoming an Uber or Lyft driver, but if you enjoy driving, it could be very profitable.
Make Extra Money as a Delivery Person
Deliver for Door Dash, Grub hub or Postmates. This has also gained quite a bit of popularity recently given that more and more people are working from home. This has a similar appeal as Uber and Lyft however the nice thing here is that you are really just delivering food, not people. Once again, if you have reliable transportation, this can be very lucrative. Postmates seems like a pretty easy way to sign up, click on this link for more.
Online Garage Sale
Sell your household items on Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, Ebay or Etsy – This may sound like the online garage sale and in some cases it can be, but seriously how much extra “stuff” do you have lying around in your basement, attic, garage, etc..? If you are just looking to access some quick cash, this may be a very good option.
Teach and Travel
Become an Au Pair – Have you the itch to travel and live abroad? This could be a perfect idea. An Au Pair is a person who moves to another country and stays with a host family where you would essentially take care of the children of the household. My friend did this in the south of France for multiple years and loved it. She was able to travel and work on her French language skills. Here is a site link where you could learn more about this process if you are interested.
Make Extra Money by Taking Surveys
Use InboxDollars or Swagbucks – Both of these allow anyone to earn gift cards for so many places. The interesting thing about these is that you can earn money for watching videos, participating in surveys and doing online searches. This is going to be a slow process, but this is definitely something you can do when just sitting on the couch watching your favorite show.
Sell your Accounting Knowledge
Become a Bookkeeper for hire – There is some amazing online courses that you can take to make this a reality. If you are interested in this side hustle, it could be a very profitable option. You do not need to have prior experience, the program will teach you everything you need to know. Plus if you wanted to take it to the next level, you could become a tax preparer and make extra money during the busy tax season.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
Offer your services as a house cleaner – If you are good at cleaning and enjoy it, there is some decent money in cleaning houses. In addition, if you do a good job, this is something where you can get repeat business and referrals.
Make Extra Money Coaching People
Become a life coach – If you are the type of person that loves to be positive and help other people achieve their goals, then maybe a certified life coach is for you! There are classes you can take to be more credible, but honestly anyone can be a life coach if they truly care about the people they are helping and want to see them become better versions of themselves.
Need Help Getting Organized
Become a professional organizer – This could fall under virtual assistant. However, it’s more specific, this is a program designed to teach you how be a professional organizer. They go through various steps on how to create an organizational business where you can help other people become organized. This can be very important for businesses just starting out and veteran businesses to streamline their productivity.
As a side note, if you are passionate about organization and think you can help people, start off doing it for free, get some good referrals and then transition to charging people for it. That way you can build credibility.
Help people move – I don’t know about you, but I am not a raving fan of moving. Mostly, I have hired it out. That being said, if you are looking for some extra money, help people move. They will pay you. Also, you could start a small business with it if you have a couple people that want to work with you. This can be very lucrative. I have seen hourly wages in the upwards of $100 dollars per hour if you are good and efficient.
Above are 18 ways to either make some extra cash or acquire some extra funds in order to cover expenses. There are so many more than this as well. I have only mentioned these 18 because they are either things I have done personally or close friends have done. This list is not designed necessarily to be all encompassing, this is only to start the creative juices flowing. Perhaps you can find something else that is not on this list and make some incredible side cash, and that is awesome. I simply want you to realize that there are so many ways that you can acquire some quick cash for funding future endeavors.
Honestly, once you have some start up cash, I would encourage you to take a look at the program that helped me find financial independence. This program is currently only $39 dollars. Which I just showed you how you can easily come up with that by implementing one of the 18 methods above. This program teaches you how to build digital real estate. It will go through the steps on how to be an affiliate marketer, how to create your own digital agency and how to develop your own online courses. It has been the best $39 dollars that I have ever spent.
Thank you for reading!
Cheers to your success and See you at the Top!