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Best Side Hustles to Earn Extra Money

jannvasquezGuest Blogger
September 04, 2018 · 3k Views

Looking to earn some extra cash, but not sure how to go about it? Whether you need to pay off maxed out credit cards, excessive student loan debt, or you just want to contribute more funds towards your savings, there are a wide-range of side jobs you can take on. The following are a few of the best side hustle gigs to earn some extra money!


Freelance Work

There are a variety of freelance jobs that are great if you have some skill in a particular field. For example, a freelance writer, freelance makeup artist, freelance graphic designer and freelance photographer are just a few of the types of work you can do. Whatever your skill set, consider advertising yourself and selling your service to potential clients. You can start by marketing yourself to small local businesses or try online sites, such as UpworkGuru, or Craiglist, that can connect you to your particular field of freelance work.


YouTube Channel Vlogger

Anyone can create a channel on YouTube, and if you are strategic in how you do it, there’s the potential to generate a lot of money from it. The video social media site gives you the option to monetize the videos you upload. The more subscribers you have, the more revenue you can earn. This isn’t for everyone though, but if you enjoy being in front of the camera and have a niche that you think has the potential to attract many viewers, it may be an option to look into.


Rent Out a Room

If you have an extra room available in your home, why not rent that room via Airbnb to earn some extra money? Many people use that site to list spare bedrooms and entire apartments or homes to traveling guests. You could earn anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. A friend of mine used Airbnb to rent out her one bedroom apartment in Los Angeles to a family of four for a week and earned $1,000!


Sell On Etsy

Are you crafty and have homemade goods you’d like to sell? Etsy is a great place to show off your workmanship and make money off of your creativity. From art to jewelry to home decor, people sell all types of products. Plus, if your goods are desirable enough, your side project can potentially turn into a full business if you’re really invested!   


Get Paid to Shop

Those of you who love to shop may be interested in becoming a mystery shopper. Many companies pay individuals to visit their stores to provide feedback on experiences. One of the top rated companies to look into is BestMark, which is the largest mystery shopping company around. Payment varies by the number of stores you are assigned. Shoppers are compensated with cash payment for each shop completed and/or reimbursement for any purchases made. If you’re at least 19 years of age, have reliable transportation, and are good at paying attention to detail, give mystery shopping a try.


Fill Out Surveys

Completing online surveys is a pretty simple and straightforward way to earn extra bucks. Several survey companies pay for people’s opinions on a wide-range of services. One top-rated site is Survey Junkie. Surveys cover a variety of topics and range in length. Longer surveys get you more money. Payment is based on a point system - the more surveys you complete, the more points you collect. Points are redeemed for cash via Paypal or e-Giftcards. One major bonus is that you can work on surveys from anywhere, whether it’s from your desktop at home or on-the-go with your mobile device!


DealsPlus Money Maker

Are you a deal hunter always looking for hot new coupons and offers? DealsPlus offers a Money Maker program where users can submit deals and coupons and get paid based off the amount of clicks they receive! Whether you're into fashion, home goods, food deals, or more, there is no shortage of deals or coupons you can submit! If you're interested in becoming a Money Maker, apply today here.


Have you participated in one of the above side hustles? Or do you have your own side hustle you'd like to share? Leave a comment below!


Big thank you to community member jannvasquez for her informative article. When she's not side hustling for extra cash, she can be found posting great deals and coupons here.

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PadrojNov 30, 2018
nice article
Seven11Nov 16, 2018
Nothing is easy making money online, everything takes long time for learn !
yasmineyang_3Sep 17, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
Thanks @DiMamedova15! I know, making money while filling out surveys can be really convenient. Glad to help :)
summerzbmJun 20, 2019
would you like to post deals for us, you can get fix pay. Thank you
DiMamedova15Sep 04, 2018
Now I know WHAT I'm going to do when I need to spend my free time - I'll fill out surveys :)
Thanks for sharing this info, jannvasquez!

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