Sometimes you get tired of working a 9-5, you want to spend more time with your family, or you’re just looking for a little extra pocket money. Below are 25 ways to, legitimately, add some extra funds to your bank account.
1. Sell your produce and gourmet foods at your local farmers’ market
Do you have a green thumb or consider yourself handy in the kitchen? If so, you may be able to make extra money by doing what you do all the time. You can grow your own produce, or cook delicious food, and then sell them at your local farmers’ market. There’s something appealing about anything home-grown or home-cooked.
2. Bookkeeper or data entry
Businesses know that time is money. They also know that data entering takes a lot of extra time, so they hire people to do their data entry for them. Depending on what company you work for, you could make this into a full-time job.
3. Sell home-made arts and crafts
Speaking of home-made; if you’ve got a creative mind, and a knack for arts and crafts, you may be able to sell your creations for some extra dough. There are thousands of people on sites like Etsy selling their hand-made products.
4. Become a medical transcriptionist
Can you type fast and have excellent hearing? If so, you may be able to become a medical transcriptionist. You get paid to listen to, and transcribe, medical recordings. Just remember to brush up on your medical terminology.
5. Freelance writing
If you’ve got a love for writing, and are actually good at it, you may be able to get paid for it. There are many businesses looking for writers to help them bring their ideas to life, in a more appealing way, to capture their consumers’ attention.
6. Work for a call center
If you enjoy talking to people, and have excellent diction, working for a call center may be a possible money maker for you. Businesses pay these employees to answer their customers’ questions via telephone. Call center employees are scattered all over the world, so their services can be accessible 24/7.
7. Transform your home into a bed and breakfast
If you’ve got a beautiful home, with extra space, why not turn it into a business? Many people pay good amounts of money to stay at a homier place than a hotel – especially if you’re at a prime location that’s close to any touristy areas.
8. Teach your skills
Do you have a skill that you can do really well? Such as playing an instrument, dancing, crafting, etc.? If so, you could get paid to teach other people what you already know, AND you’ll have fun doing it.
9. Test websites
To be a website tester, all you need is a headset, a microphone, a quiet room, and good diction. Websites, like UserTesting, will pay people to follow tasks on specific websites and explain what they like about the website, and what can be improved.
10. Become a blogger
If you’ve got a captivating way of writing, and don’t want to be a freelance writer, you could just start your own blog. You could earn money based on how many people visit and read your blog posts.
11. Tutor on subjects online
If you’re good at particular subject, you could get paid to tutor students online. Online tutoring is typically done via video chat.
12. Freelance graphic designer
If you’re handy with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign; you may be able to utilize your skills to make some extra money. All you need to do is build a portfolio and give proposals to different companies that are looking to hire graphic designers.
13. Take surveys online
There are many websites that will pay you in cash, credits, or gift cards just to get your opinion. Although it won’t be enough for a full-time income, at least you’ll have some extra spending money.
14. Sell your photography
Do you have a good eye for photos? If you do, you may be able to sell your photography. Many people love buying creative photographs of different places and nature. You could also sell your photographs to stock image sites to earn some extra cash.
15. Publish an E-book
Using Amazon or Lulu, anyone can self-publish an e-book. Whether it be creative writing, a self-help book, or a recipe book; the possibilities are endless. As long as you know how to write, you may be able to earn some extra money based on how many people buy and read your book.
16. Complete gigs on Fiverr
Many people are always looking for a little help on different projects. If you’re someone that has some time and would like to earn a little extra money, browse Fiverr and see what you could do for people.
17. Become a YouTube affiliate
If you have a great camera presence, this may be for you. YouTube pays people whenever their videos gets clicked on and they have ads before the video. The more views on your video, the more you’ll get paid. This is how YouTube celebrities end up becoming wealthy.
18. Participate in an online mock jury
There are sites where attorneys submit their cases and a group of people join a mock jury online where they review the case and answer questions to come up with a verdict. Each case could pay between $20-60 depending on the length of the case.
19. Ad clicking
You could get paid to click on different ads on various websites. The more ads that you click, the more money you’ll make. Keep in mind that this won’t make you tons of money, but you could make a few extra dollars each month.
20. Become an online consultant
Are you good at giving advice? If so, you may be able to become an online consultant. All around the world people are asking for advice on different things. If you know a topic really well, you might as well get paid to help people understand that topic even better!
21. Game testing
If you’re one of those people who love gaming, then why not get paid for it. Game companies pay certain people to test out their new games and give feedback on ways to improve it and what they like about it.
22. Become a market affiliate
Market affiliates get paid to sell other company’s products. You can make a decent amount of money doing this if you have an already-popular blog, website, and good salesmanship.
If you have talent with a needle and thread, you may be able to offer your services, for cash, from the comfort of your own home. You can do alterations, create upholstery, beddings, and tote bags – if it can be sewn, you can create it.
24. Sell your old books
People who do this go to other businesses, buy their no longer used books, and then resell them on sites like Amazon and Ebay.
25. Watch videos
Who wouldn’t want to get paid to watch videos on YouTube all day; especially if it’s something people do all the time for free anyway! Some sites pay people to watch videos and provide feedback.