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Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Daniella
There are tons of ways to make extra money whether that means getting a second job, taking on a side hustle, creating streams of passive income or looking for ways to make extra money online in your spare time.
I bet if you were to make an extra $100 every day, you would feel pretty damn good about your finances, am I right? Well, it is easier said than done.
You may not be able to make $100 every day, but you might come close.
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1. Rent our your car on Turo.
Turo is this amazing app that is basically the Airbnb of cars. You can rent out your car on Turo and get paid for other people to rent your car instead of them renting cars from services like Enterprise or Hertz. Depending on the market value of your car you can easily make $100 extra a day just for letting other people drive your car.
Check out how to list your car for rent on Turo here and if you decide to do so, the process only takes about 10 minutes.
Have you ever heard of an app called Getaround? Neither have I until a few days ago. Getaround is an app where you rent out your parked car to others and get paid monthly. Listing your car on the app is 100% free and managing rentals is easy. You can choose how and when to rent your car and the app does the rest along with the smart car technology. Plus they provide $1,000,000 insurance on every trip and 24/7 roadside assistance. Sign up and get started here.
2. Get paid for playing around online!
Nielsen is a company that will pay you for your internet usage. All you have to do is download their app and register your devices. It is noninvasive, will not impact your device’s performance and is 100% secure. Then you get rewarded for using the internet like you do any other day! I currently have it installed on all of my devices and even though I don’t earn $100 from it every day, it is nice for a little extra income. Check it out here.
Once you install their app, you will automatically be entered into their monthly sweepstakes. Nielsen gives away $10,000 every month to their lucky sweepstakes winners!
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3. Get a second job as a waitress or bartender.
Out of the ways to make extra money, this one is for the social of heart. Work for a couple of hours at night after your day job. If you do not have kids, this will be easier for you to swing. If you do have kids, ask your spouse to help out and watch them while you try to make some extra cash.
Bartender and waitressing definitely take a bit more time commitment than some of these other ideas but totally worth it if you want to plan that dream vacation, pay off your student loans or mortgage. Waitresses easily make more than $100 a night and I have known bartenders to make up to $500 a night!
4. Do research studies in your spare time.
A site like Respondent pays you to complete virtual paid studies. It is free to sign up for and takes some time to fill out qualifying questions. But once you get chosen for a study, they normally pay $100 or more per study.
The studies that you qualify for are dependent on your expertise and relevance to the study, so keep in mind it might take longer to qualify depending on who you are.
5. Scan your receipts
Keeping track of your receipts and expenses can pay off, literally. You can either scan your receipts on Ibotta or Checkout51 from your grocery shopping trips, gas station trips, restaurant and bar outings, or your shopping sprees. You can even use Ibotta for a number of online shopping ventures as well.
I really only got started with Ibotta a week or so ago and I am obsessed. I already made $40 just for making the purchases I already do, but this time getting cash back for them! Sign up for Ibotta today and get a $10 welcome bonus!
6. Write letters to congress
Become an independent contractor for Next Wave Advocacy, LLC who run grassroots political campaigns on a variety of issues. They pay you to call people who might be interested at any of the issues at hand whether it be healthcare, taxes, or basic human rights. You then help those people communicate their opinions about the issue into letters on their behalf and send them to members of Congress.
I love this idea because not only are you getting paid to help others, I think you can make a real difference with simple letters to Congress.
7. Become a transcriptionist
Want to get paid just for listening and typing? If you are a great note taker and pay good attention to detail, have the time and most importantly the patience, taking on a side hustle as a transcriptionist might be perfect for you. You can make up to $25 an hour as a transcriptionist. Check out TranscribeAnywhere for more information on how to become a transcriptionist!
8. Utilize cash back applications.
If you are looking for some easy ways to make extra money, you have GOT to try out cash back sites and apps.
If you tend to make large purchases online as I do for my blog’s hosting, for example. I get $10 cashback just by paying my web hosting bill with Ebates (now called Rakuten).
When you sign up for Ebates using my link you will get a free $10 bonus!
Cashback applications are great for anything really, not just online. There are some that use browser extensions to get you cashback while shopping online, some that require you to scan a receipt, and some that don’t need anything from you besides linking your card or bank info to get you cash back without any further hassle.
Other sites like Ebates to help you get the most cash back are as follows:
- BeFrugal: BeFrugal is very similar to Ebates and another favorite of mine.
- Dosh – All the perks of a cash back credit card without having to actually get one! Just link your current cards to the app and get cash back! No receipt scanning, no waiting for the bank to approve your rebate, nothing but instant cash back! Read our full Dosh review here!
- Paribus: Get money back when prices drop on the things that you already bought online. Paribus tracks your confirmation emails and watches for price changes so you don’t have to.
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9. Deliver or Shop for Instacart.
I’ve used Instacart before to get my groceries delivered and it’s a great service. They are currently hiring drivers and shoppers.
If you don’t have a car, apply to be a shopper here and see what you can make in your spare time with this side hustle.
Related: How to Become an Instacart Shopper
10. Take stuff to the thrift store.
In St. Louis, we have thrift stores like Avalon Exchange and Plato’s Closet. But did you know there are online thrift stores that you can utilize. Your stuff will have the same money-making potential, if not more, and you never have to leave the house!
Some ‘virtual thrift stores’ are as follows:
11. Sell your old stuff on eBay or Amazon.
My wife sells guitars on Ebay and makes $200 or more on each guitar. She sells about 2-4 a month, some months even more, which averages out to be an extra $1,000 a month (Update 11/9/2018: She now makes $2,000 extra a month from flipping guitars on Ebay and Reverb)!
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12. Make money off of strange dollars and coins.
You can make extra money from your old coins and dollar bills. If your coins are antiques and before a certain year, they are worth more. Dollar bills all have serial numbers and then there are some with some really strange ones. These dollar bills with strange serial numbers are extremely rare and are hard to come by.
Get out your old dollar bills, or new ones too, and check them against CoolSerialNumbers.com. The list of their most-wanted serial numbers will tell you if you have one of these bills and you can sell them for a pretty penny.
13. Sell your old electronics.
Amazon Trade-in is great for getting rid of old cell phones. There are other apps and sites that can help you get rid of the rest of your old electronics though. You will get the most money for your old electronics from sites such as Decluttr and Gazelle.
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14. Flip domains or entire websites and blogs.
Flipping sites, or attempting to, is something I have recently gotten into. I use to buy domains and put them up for auction on GoDaddy auctions. I recently came across a site called Flippa that lets you list the domain listing for free and you can keep it there as long as you want without charge. You can put your domain or site up for auction and with a buy now price.
Related posts: How to Build a Blog with the Goal of Selling It
15. Be a virtual assistant.
There are many sites out there that you can register for and make extra money fast. The reason this option is favorable is that it is one of the easiest (if it is right for you of course) since you can do it from the comfort of your own home. After your day job, just post up your feet with your laptop and work your heart out. This is perfect if you don’t want to go out to a second job after a long day!
Related: How to Become a Virtual Assistant
16. Walk dogs.
There is a new app I recently found out about while watching Chelsea on Netflix and I immediately fell in love! If you love dogs, then you will love this new app. Rover has made having a dog 100 times easier by connecting dog owners with dog lovers in their community. You can hire on-demand for a variety of services for your pet such as dog walking, dog sitting, or dog boarding 7 days a week! If you love dogs, take a stab at this sweet gig that pays you for hanging out with some of your favorite furry friends.
17. Take care of extra tasks for others.
TaskRabbit offers same-day help with chores and errands. You can sign up for TaskRabbit either as a ‘tasker’ or a ‘taskee’. As a tasker, you fulfill taskee’s requests. As a taskee you ask for taskers.
The tasker arrives, completes the job and bills directly in the app to the person who hired them through the app. This means the people using TaskRabbit either need something done or need to do something..making it a win-win for everyone involved. This is a great way to spend extra hours in the day by completing simple tasks for others in your local neighborhood like assembling furniture or doing handy work like plumbing and get paid pretty nicely for it. The average hourly rate for assembling furniture is about $26/hour on TaskRabbit. Sign up today and get $20 off a task you need done or $20 when you complete your first task.
18. Look for a work from home part-time job.
I love FlexJobs and heavily recommend this site for finding remote jobs. They guarantee that every single job posted is 100% legitimate. I know I can trust this site because not only was my own experience seamless but they also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Feel weary for paying for a service like this? Don’t be! They have a money-back guarantee if you are unhappy with your experience on the site. Sign up today and get 50% off.
Another site similar to FlexJobs and is free is VirtualVocations.
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19. Try online proofreading.
If you can’t stand it when you see the usage of “your” in an online comment, when it should indeed be “you’re”, then an online proofreader could make a suitable side hustle idea. If you have no clue how to go about starting an online proofreading side hustle, I urge you to check out the Proofread Anywhere course. This course teaches you the skills you need to start your freelance proofreading side hustle.
If this is something you don’t think you can do because of any excuse you can come up with, this course also teaches you the confidence and motivation to make it work!
Acorns is an investment app that automatically saves up your spare change and invests it for you. Every purchase you make can become an investment with Round-Ups. When your portfolio moves with the market, they will rebalance it for you to stay on track. Sign up for Acorns and get a $5 bonus to start out with!
If you have more money set aside that you specifically want to invest, I suggest M1 Finance. This is what we use for all of our stock investments outside of our retirement accounts because they have no fees (gotta love those index funds).
21. Make some of your money back from bills.
Did you know there are apps out there that will negotiate your current bills and can literally save you hundreds to thousands of dollars of year? We used Trim to negotiate or AT&T bill and got over $200 in savings! BillShark is another app that can help you negotiate lower monthly bill payments but I have yet to try this one out.
Related posts: 20+ Ways To Lower Your Monthly Bills
22. Become a blogger!
You can easily start earning some extra cash by starting a blog. However, it may take some time to steadily make $100 a day. Blogging is not a way to get rich quick but it can help with your current financial situation. You just have to be willing to put in the work to see results, like anything else in life. Don’t knock it until you try it.
If you have not yet started a blog and want to, or are having trouble with where to start, check out How To Create A Self Hosted WordPress Blog. If you sign up for Bluehost with my link you get a free domain, free site builders, free 1-click WordPress install, 24/7 support and all for only $2.95 a month! You really can’t beat that deal.
You really can make money blogging. I am not joking! Starting a blog has been a great way for me to make extra money online without ever leaving the comfort of my home. That is something I thought I would never say.
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23. Create your own product to sell.
If you already have a blog or have plans to start a blog, create a product to sell such as stock photos or courses. If you do not have a blog to write your own online course. You can also write an ebook to sell on Amazon. If you have an eye for detail and want to create your own business and brand of products to sell, try Shopify.
Are you maybe extremely creative and love to get crafty? Then you can create your own original crafted products and sell them on Etsy!
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Place ads on your blog or website. Or create a YouTube channel and once you reach a certain number of views and subscribers, you can start making money off of YouTube ads. You can even place ads on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest through sponsored posting or sharing referral links through posts.
Have you heard of how you can advertise on your car? You get paid to just drive around with some stickers on your car! Check out programs like Wrapify or Carvertise to advertise on your car and make a passive income of an average amount up to $450/month!
What other ways do you make extra money? What do you use that money for? I would love to hear more from you in the comments below!
Daniella is the creator and author of iliketodabble.com. When their wife Alexandra and them aren’t globetrotting or playing with their 7+ animals, they are dabbling and working towards a future of financial freedom.