Ways to Make Money on the Side

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People will actually pay you to pull pranks. Check out these 22 tips for making extra money, you won’t believe how fun and easy they are!

It’s always nice to have a little extra money on the side. Try any of these 22 tips for making money that will fill your pockets with extra cash and rewards.


1.      Rent out your gear

Many of us have a bike just sitting in a garage or storage unit right now. Instead of letting it collect dust and rust, rent it out to somebody who will use it for a fee. The website Spinlister allows you to rent your bike to anyone in the United States. They even offer theft and damage protection up to $10,000 so you know your two-wheeled baby is taken care of.

If you don’t have a bike, how about that bulky instrument you haven’t played since the fourth grade? Try Sparkplug if you want to make a few extra bucks off an instrument you already have. Rate and review your renters so other lenders know who takes good care of the stuff they borrow.

2.      Rent out your car

There are certain times of the day or year where we don’t use our cars often. For you it could be during the winter, late at night, or even during the day. Have someone borrow your car when you aren’t using it and make some extra money. Websites like Turo or GetAround let you lend your car to their trusted borrowers. Many of these sites insure your car and provide 24/7 roadside assistance to the person who borrows it, so you know your ride is protected.

3.      Rent out your nice clothes

Sure, that dress or tux you wore to prom was fantastic, but it isn’t doing you any favors sitting in your closet wrapped in plastic. Rent your nice clothes out on RentNotBuy or Loanables. You can set your own prices to lend your clothes out for a day, week, or month, depending on how long you are willing to part with it. Over time, you could even earn back the money you spent on the piece to begin with.

4.      Rent out your parking space

Do you live close to a concert venue or other grounds where large events take place? Take advantage of the crowds in your area and rent out your parking space to someone. People traveling to attend these events will pay for convenient parking. You can even set your own prices.


5.      Earn money driving your car

Many people make a living from driving for companies like Uber or Lyft. Choose who you want to drive, so you don’t have to go far if you don’t want to. You can work full-time, part-time, or just do a ride or two whenever you have some free time. You would be surprised how many people need a ride at 2AM.

6.      Sell your clutter

Make some money off all that junk piled up on your closet or in your storage unit. Have a garage sale in front of your own home or use sites like LetGo to broaden your potential customers. There are many ways to sell your things. If you plan to sell online, make sure you take good pictures to get people interested.

7.      Trade in your own cellphone for money

So many of us have a whole drawer dedicated to random old cellphones and cords that we never use, but have kept all these years for some reason. Well, now there’s a reason! Make some money off your outdated technology by trading them in.


8.      Become a paid virtual assistant

Are you an organized person? Do you think you can handle keeping track of someone else’s emails, appointments, and other obligations? Many people will pay you to help them keep their life in order. Try UpWork to find jobs like this, which you can totally do from home by the way.

9.      Easily enter data for money

If you’re reading this right now that probably means you know how to use a computer or at least some form of technology. All you need are basic skills to get a data entry job over the internet. Craigslist has endless listings for simple data entry jobs that you can apply for any time.

10.  Be an online juror and receive money

Put your Law & Order skills to the test and become an online juror. The website ejury allows lawyers and attorneys to prepare for trial by hosting a mock-trial over the internet. You act as a member of the jury and listen to the case and give a verdict before the case goes to trial. You get $5-$10 depending on the length of the case, so you won’t be making a fortune with this one. But what an interesting way to potentially learn something while you make money!


11.  Utilize your credit card rewards

Many credit cards offer a cashback reward on every purchase you make; that means every time you buy something you get a little bit of money back. Make your regular purchases, like groceries and bills, on your credit card and add to your cashback fund.

You need to keep close tabs on your spending to make sure your credit card balance never gets too out of hand, but if you do this it’s a great way to get money for making purchases you would have made anyway.

12.  Track what you buy for money

The app ShopTracker tracks what you buy for insight on what consumers like and don’t like. You can give your opinions about products and services through the app, which you will be paid for.

13.  Get paid to browse on your phone

Most of us spend countless hours browsing on our phones every day, now you can get paid for it! All you need is an email address to start. The Neilsen Mobile Panel tracks the websites you browse on your phone, and then gives you rewards that you can redeem in their online store. When you stay an active member, you automatically earn points every month.

14.  Share your opinions and make money

Companies will pay for more than just your browsing history, they want your feedback as well. You can earn money by taking online surveys with websites like SwagBucks, SurveyJunkie, and OneOpinion. Get a PayPal account to making the transfer of money a safer process.

15.  Use a different search engine for rewards

Microsoft will reward you for using their search engine instead of a competitor like Google. Go to www.bing.com/explore/rewards to learn how you can get free movies, music, games, apps, and more by looking up information on the internet like your do every day.

16.  Be healthy … or at least attempt it, and get paid

Eating healthy and exercising regularly are good habits if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But now it can also earn you money. MyAchievement is an app that gives you points for doing things like eating healthy foods.


17.  Work someplace you already shop

Get a part-time job at a place you already enjoy shopping at. Most of the time, businesses will give their employees a discount on products and services, so when you make purchases there you won’t be spending as much as you normally would.

18.  Be a part-time child caretaker

Being a parent is tough, sometimes they just need a night out to themselves. Taking care of a child part-time is a really great way to make good money while getting to play Legos, drink chocolate milk, and watch Disney movies.

19.  Be a part-time animal caretaker

If children aren’t your forte, try taking care of animals. When people work long hours, or go out of town they need someone to feed and look after their pets for a bit. Make some extra cash by playing with adorable animals and filling their food bowls.

20.  Walk dogs for money

Additionally, if these people who work long hours or are out of town and have a dog, that dog needs some major exercise. Stretch your own legs and earn extra dollars by being a dog walker. There may be people in your building or neighborhood who need help taking care of their pups.

21.  Get paid to check on someone’s home

Other than pets, people have plants, fish, chores, and errands that need attending to while they are away. Make some money on the side by helping out with these tasks.

22.  Get a paid gig on Fiverr

The website Fiverr has listings for all types of jobs, starting at $5 (hence the name). Do simple tasks like maintain a fan page or even pull a hilarious prank and get paid to do so.

There are endless ways to make money if you are creative enough. Which one of these easy ways to make money are you going to try first?





















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