1. Money-making strategy: Drive for Uber or Lyft
Companies like Uber and Lyft offer a great opportunity to make some quick cash. You’ll need a clean driving record, a fairly new car, and the authorization to work wherever it is that you live. If you have all of those things, you can work when it’s feasible for you, whether that’s in the middle of the day during rush hour, or in the wee hours of the night on a weekend. The choice is yours.
2. Money-making strategy: Become a market research participant
In college, I participated in loads of market research. It’s fairly quick money for not a lot of work. Companies looking for consumers’ opinions on a variety of products and services put you in a room to garner your opinion. That’s it.
This often involves writing or stating your opinion, answering polls or surveys, or breaking off in a discussion group. The mechanics don’t matter much. The point is that you can rely on it from time to time. Focusgroup.com is just one company that is looking for participants.
3. Money-making strategy: Sell old books and games on Amazon
Amazon makes it fairly easy to list and sell old books, games, and devices on its marketplace. You can make more than just a few bucks If you have pricey textbooks from college. Be sure the books are in good condition. You’ll get negative reviews if you attempt to sell books that are falling apart or games that are scratched up. Remember, be upfront about any defects, no matter how small they might be, and no matter how few people might readily notice it.
4. Money-making strategy: Sell, or resell, used tech on Craigslist
The market for used electronics is vast. You can use Craigslist to part ways with your old iPhone or your MacBook. You can grab a premium for these types of electronics. Some people even flip items by buying them and reselling them.
You could also use a website like Gazelle to sell your used phones, no matter what kind you have. Companies like that have made an entire business model out of buying used phones and refurbishing them. Either way, you can expect to get a fair bit of money relatively quickly if you have these items lying around your house.
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5. Money-making strategy: Do tasks with TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit lets you tap into an existing marketplace of people looking for help locally with chores. The tasks aren’t always small. This platform (along with others) offers bigger tasks, such as home renovations, as well.
Amazon is getting into the task business with Amazon Home Services. The services listed range from very small repairs to larger and more involved tasks that would take considerably more effort.
6. Money-making strategy: Deliver for PostMates
You can earn some cash when you’re in dire straits by using PostMates, and you don’t even need a car, just a bike for deliveries in busier cities and downtown centers. I’ve used it often to get food from specialty places that don’t deliver themselves, but it can be used for many things.
PostMates states on their website that you could earn up to $25/hour doing deliveries. You could also earn some tips in the process so it’s a great option for people that are looking to do something in their spare time, similar to the big ride-sharing apps that are hogging up app stores everywhere.
7. Money-making strategy: Flip real estate contracts
If you’re thinking this is cost-prohibitive, it’s not. You can flip real estate contracts without ever taking possession of the property. This isn’t a fixer-upper endeavor, just securing a contract and selling it to any interested party. That’s it.
You can do this with just a few hundred dollars in most cases to open up escrow. There are companies dedicated to teaching how to do this like REWW. It’s good for making a little bit of money but is also potentially something more long term as well.
8. Money-making strategy: Sell on CafePress or Etsy
If you can design digital items, you can sell them for a share of the profits on a site like CafePress. You can do this with nothing more than some design software. They can include custom logos, inspirational sayings, and other topical or trending designs appealing to the masses.
You could hire a designer to assist you with this, but you still need to come up with the ideas. This works best if you understand design yourself but requires no overhead. Items are printed and delivered on-demand. You simply receive a share of the proceeds. Similarly, you could sell items on Etsy as well.
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9. Money-making strategy: Answer questions on JustAnswer
People looking for expertise online. JustAnswer (and several sites like it) allow doctors, lawyers, engineers and others with enhanced knowledge to earn a small income merely answering questions from people who would otherwise have to pay a hefty sum for those answers.
This platform is a great resource for people. It’s also lucrative (for the time spent) if you’re looking to earn a bit of cash in a hurry. Don’t expect to get rich answering questions, but you can generate a few bucks here or there if you’re in a bind.
10. Money-making strategy: Grab gigs on Fivver
No matter what type of service you offer, you can likely offer it Fivver. This is terrific for digital services such as graphic design, web design, short audio or video clip creation, editing services, writing, and so on.
Fivver has expanded beyond just the $5-per-gig model. Fiverr Pro pools the best talent on its platform. Depending on your skills, you could do considerably well on here.
11. Money-making strategy: Walk dogs
There are networks devoted to connecting dog owners with dog walkers. Rover is one of the largest networks of dog walkers out there. Of course, you could also use social media or just knock on neighbors’ doors to advertise your services, but you can easily use one of these services.
Do a great job if you’re serious about building a track record of solid reviews. That will help you make money in the future when you’re in desperate need of it.
12. Money-making strategy: Babysitting with Care.com
You can easily do some babysitting when you need to make a few bucks quickly. Parents everywhere are always in need of babysitting and nanny services.
Websites like Care.com connect parents with babysitters. The company does all the background checks and other due diligence to put parents’ minds at ease. Of course, you can appeal directly to people in your personal network, but if you’re looking to generate recurring revenue sign up with a site marketing to parents looking for child care services.
13. Money-making strategy: Sell your photos
Have an eye for photography? Of course, you need to be good at this to earn any money but if you are, you can sell photos on ShutterStock or iStockPhoto (along with many others) to generate a passive income from something you might be very passionate about.
For a quicker way to earn by taking photos, solicit people looking for photographers to cover their wedding, engagement, child’s birthday, or any other life event. You’ll need a good camera and some experience, but you can definitely earn some must-needed income this way no matter where you live.
14. Money-making strategy: Become a personal training
If you understand fitness, you could be a personal trainer. People pay good money for personal trainers if only to have someone keep them on track towards their goals. You can add value while also helping yourself financially.
This could also break off into nutrition and assisting people with meal plans, and so on. You could solicit clients in your local gym, but depending on where you live, you might need some certification to do this (not to mention the gym’s approval). You could also use a site like FitnessTrainer to advertise your services.
15. Money-making strategy: Tutor students
Parents are always willing to invest in their children’s future. If you have a great deal of knowledge in subjects such as math, science, or computers, you could tutor for cash.
16. Money-making strategy: Advertise for companies with a car wrap
Platforms like Carvertise connect brands and companies with drivers. The process is simple — agree to turn your car into a roaming billboard for a price. If you qualify, you can earn a set monthly fee for advertising in your car. You won’t have to pay anything to do this, but you’ll need a clean driving record and a fairly new car.
You’ll have to drive the car enough to be worth it for brands paying for your services. If you have all that, then you could make a bit of side-hustle income through this endeavor.
17. Money-making strategy: Help with home gardening
Offering your services as a local gardener could make you enough money quickly enough to satisfy some pressing needs. There are loads of options from mowing lawns and pulling weeds to planning gardens and decor. If you pitch to enough neighbors, you’ll find at least a few takers. It’ll definitely be worth your while.
18. Money-making strategy: Take on housecleaning jobs
There’s a variety of platforms online that you could tap into for doing this, or you could simply scour your neighborhood or post on social media. You could use Amazon’s Home Services for this as well, or you could create your own simple, one-page website to advertise.
Either way, this is a terrific way to make upwards of $20 per hour or more doing a job that’s often in high demand. You could easily make this a long-term gig if you perform well and don’t cut corners.
19. Money-making strategy: Become a home organizer
You could easily do home organizing for people, an industry that has gained a lot of popularity since the debut of Netflix’s hit series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. If you’re a tidy and organized person yourself, and you’re good at organizing spaces, why not offer your services to people around you? You’d be surprised at how many people, even on your own social media feed, might take you up on doing something like this.
Again, a site like Care.com also helps to connect home organizers with people looking for this type of service. It all depends on whether you want to go through a professional company or pitch it yourself to people that are already in your personal or business network.
20. Money-making strategy: Sell vintage clothes at a thrift shop
You’ll likely get paid by the pound but it’s some money, so if you’re in need, then why not — especially if you have no use for those clothes anymore. This works best for things like maternity clothes, old children’s clothes, clothes that you haven’t worn in years or are simply out of style.
21. YouTube Channel
While you might take the next 2 minutes to read through the next paragraph, PewDiePie would get more subscribers to his YouTube channel, get more watch time, and get paid for monetizing his YouTube channel, and this has brought him a net worth of $40 million.
Start a YouTube account and make videos about your passion and start making money through Google Adsense.
After you’ve created several videos, it’s time to join the YouTube Partner Program.
All you need to do is enable your channel for monetization, and you’ll receive your share of the income from video advertising on YouTube. Just as the YouTube stars do, you’ll get paid for every thousand views on your videos.
22. Instagram Influencer Marketing
Do you know that with just Instagram, most people own their stores on Instagram, sell to buyers, and make money online using just Instagram?
All you need is to:
- Deciding on a Niche. Comedy, fitness, and food are hot on Instagram
- Think of a catchy simple name
- Signing up
- Upload about 5+ niche related pictures every day
- Start creating awareness by following others
- Comment and like same niche posts to be noticed
Once you are done growing your account followers…
Start connecting with brands, use your platform to market other people’s products and services.
Remember to offer a lead magnet and collect emails and build your email marketing list for more marketing.
Ways to monetize your Instagram account.
- Sell your product
- Promote brand’s products/Businesses and get paid
- Sell affiliated products
23. Google AdSense
Creating popular niche sites can grab visitors looking for specialized information, and adding Google AdSense advertising links can be a great way to monetize the site.
You will need a small investment but all you need is high traffic to make enough income from your website.
I’ve covered this topic in detail in one of my last blog article.
24. Sell or Narrate Audio Books
How will you love to have a lifetime virtual product that rakes in money for you all year round the clock?
Virtual products are the new thing because you can make more than a million dollars from just one product, and if the product is evergreen, then you can turn it to a lifetime money-making business.
One of the products that can help you have such a break-in into the online business is selling audiobooks.