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A trend I’m excited about is it’s becoming easier to make money without a job. The Internet and smartphones have revolutionized how money is exchanged.
If you’ve never made much money outside of a job, that’s perfectly fine. The ability to do so is a skill you can learn. With practice you gain more skill. Eventually you’ve entered into a world that you never knew existed. And that’s what this post is all about–allowing you to see the options available to you.
If you’re a beginner, I encourage you to start small with a strategy like # 1 & # 2 below. Once you start to see the deposits in your bank account, you’ll move on to bigger and better things. In a year from now, you might find yourself doing work you love, in a field you didn’t know existed. What’s important though is that you get started!
100+ Ways You Can Make Money In Your Spare Time
From the beginner to advanced, you’ll find something on this list for you. With the volume of ideas, I thought it best to start things off with my top 25 favorite ways to make extra money.
# 1 – Get Paid For The Everyday Things You Do On Your Phone
Did you know that there are companies out there that will pay you for watching videos, surfing the web, and playing games? If you’d like to earn some money with the everyday things you do online or on your phone–check out Swagbucks. Swagbucks is free to join, has paid out over $200 million in rewards, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
It’s # 1 on the list for a reason, it’s one of the easiest ways to earn some extra cash. You even get a $5 bonus for signing up.
# 2 – Get Paid For Sharing Your Opinion
There are dozens of legitimate companies that pay you for completing surveys online. You can even do this on the couch every night in front of the TV.
You’re not going to become rich. However, if a bit of extra income each month without much time and stress would make a big difference in your life, it’s a wise option. Many of the survey sites offer signup bonuses, making the first survey you complete the most valuable. In addition, some sites pay more based on what’s unique about you. In order to qualify for higher paying opportunities, it helps to sign up for as many sites as possible. Then, make sure to take their first profile survey.
Here are 4 survey companies you can start with. To maximize your earnings, I recommend signing up for all of them.
How It Works: With over 5,000,000 members, Survey Junkie is one of the largest survey sites around. It’s super-easy to signup and get started. You just complete a short-survey, then you’ll be sent qualifying surveys via email.
Payment Method: Points to Cash through PayPal
Sign Up Bonus: N/A
How It Works: InboxDollars is another legit survey site that pays out cash. Partner companies include NetFlix, WalMart, Target, & H&R Block. In total, they’ve paid out over $50 million in rewards.
Payment Method: Check, gift cards, or Visa PrePaid Debit Card (No PayPal)
Sign Up Bonus: $5 Just For Signing Up!
How It Works: YouGov is one of the world’s largest research companies with over 5 million members worldwide. Most surveys take between 5-10 minutes and earn you 1,000 points ($1 is equal to 1,400 points). You simply sign up, then get personalized surveys sent to you each day.
Payment Method: Points to Cash through PayPal
Sign Up Bonus: 2,000 Point Signup Bonus
How It Works: MyPoints is another large survey site, owned by the good people who run Swagbucks. Founded in 1996, they’ve paid out over $236 million in cash and rewards. You can earn points through surveys, plus a number of other ways like watching videos or testing games.
Payment Method: Points to Cash through PayPal
Sign Up Bonus: $5 Bonus for first 5 surveys
# 3 – Become a Bookkeeper
If you’re detailed orientated, starting your own bookkeeping business is a great way to earn money on the side.
If you like working with numbers, take the free How to Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business Without Going Into Debt video course.
# 4- Proofread
Proofreading is a great example of a job that needs no certification. A job where if you wanted to, you can land your first client today. With the explosion of web content, it’s also a job that’s highly in demand.
As a proofreader, you’ll be taking content others have written and reading it over with a fine-toothed comb.
Interested? Caitlin Pyle of Proofread Anywhere has a FREE introductory workshop where you can learn what it takes to build a freelance business as a proofreader. Catlin has been a proofreader since 2007 and has been featured on sites like Business Insider and Forbes. Her FREE course is definitely worth checking out.
# 5 – Start A Blog
When it comes to ways I’ve made money in my spare time — blogging is one of the tops on my list. Actually, it’s how I now earn a full-living from home. In a bit over a year after launching this blog, I was able to leave my full-time job with my blog earnings.
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# 6 – Get Cashback with eBates
Another thing I’ve done to earn money has been to use eBates. eBates gives you money back for the shopping you’re already doing.
Essentially, what eBates allows you to do is share a referral fee for making a purchase through their link. So, you get a few extra percent back from your purchases from stores like Amazon, Target, eBay, Nordstrom, and more.
If you sign up through this link, you’ll get a $10 bonus too. So, you’ll get an instant savings of $10 off of your first purchase, plus extra cash back.
# 7 – Have A Robot Make You Money
Feeling lazy? You’ll love the new free app Trim. The idea behind Trim is to become your robotic personal finance assistant.
You just sign up, then let Trim work in the background to make and save you money. Trim takes care of money saving tasks like:
- Cancelling and negotiating subscriptions
- Getting you cash back for price drops
- Lowering your cable and Internet
As an example, last month Trim negotiated a $10 credit on my Internet bill due to a power outage.
All you do is sign up, connect your account. Then, Trim’s robotic assistant will notify you of ways to save money.
Trim Quick Summary
- A free service that saves you money by cutting unused subscriptions, negotiating bills & earning cash back
- Has saved users over $1,000,000 in the last month
- New York Times called Trim, "a good warning for consumers who hate not getting what they are paying for or paying for things that they are not getting."
# 8 – Flip
Do you love going to flea markets, garage sales, or browsing thrift stores? If so, you can make money flipping items you find for profit.
Think of this side hustle as buying an asset and selling it for a higher price. Your inventory can be anything you may find at a garage sale, which means you can get started for only a few dollars.
Robert and Melissa Stephenson of Flea Market Flipper have a Free 5-Day Email Course on making money flipping items.
FREE GUIDE: 73 Skills & Services You Can Do To Make Money At Home
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# 9 – Earn Passive Income Through Crowdfunded Real Estate
Real estate is one of the primary ways the wealthy have made money for decades. But because of the risk, time, and upfront money associated with real estate–it’s not a suitable investment for most.
However, a new way to invest in real estate is popping up: crowdfunded real estate. Crowdfunded real estate offers an easy, low-cost way to invest in real estate.
Michael Burry, the famed investor from the movie and book, The Big Short, had this to say about the crowdfunded real estate website PeerStreet.
PeerStreet’s investments have similar yields to LendingClub, but are backed by real estate and carry very attractive loan-to-value ratios. Simply a smarter way to invest.
The minimum to invest in a deal with PeetStreet is $1,000. If you’re interested, I highly, recommend signing up for free. Once you’re signed up, you can then view potential real estate deals or see what PeerStreet’s automated portfolio suggests.
# 10 – Dividend Income
One thing you’ll learn when you study the stock market, are that stocks pays out about 2% of its total value each year in dividends. In 2014, the last time the IRS reported this number, it was 254.7 billion!
If you’re not familiar with the concept behind dividends, it can be summed up as cash paid to shareholders. So, just by being a shareholder of a stock, the company will pay you. Pretty cool, right?
One of the cheapest ways to start investing in dividend stocks is Ally Invest. Trades with Ally Invest are as low as $3.95. As the average is around $10 per trade if you went somewhere else, this is a huge savings.
# 11 – Get Out Of Debt Faster
While you’re not making money getting out of debt — by doing so you’ll have more money in your pocket each month.
Getting out of debt starts with spending less than you earn. However, many people don’t realize they can refinance their debt to a lower interest rate to save A LOT of money.
Whether it’s student loans, credit cards, cars, or even a mortgage — it’s worth seeing if you can consolidate or refinance your debt.
My favorite resource to discover if you can save money refinancing is SoFi. If you have outstanding debt, it’s worth your time to complete their application, which takes a few minutes.
# 12 – Freelance Writing
Freelance writing has been one of the best career choices I’ve made. I started small but in a little over a year I was making more per hour then I was at my job (as a copywriter and designer). Freelance writing is also a skill that’s becoming more in demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for writers and authors is expected to grow 6% from 2010 to 2020.
Writing is a skill that requires no prior formal experience. If you wanted to, you could take on your first client today.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make is what niche to get into. If freelance writing sounds like something you’d like to try, start by downloading Gina Horkey’s list of 200+ freelance writing niches.
# 13- Get Paid To Drive, Earn Tips, & Work When You Want
If you’re trying to make money outside of your job — one of the easiest ways is to get paid for driving people around.
By signing up to become a driver for a company like Lyft, you have the flexibility to work whenever you want. Plus, you can decide to only work when demand is really high, so you can maximize your earnings.
Right now Lyft is offering a $250 sign up bonus. So, it’s definitely worth checking out if you need cash quick.
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# 14 – Walk Dogs or Pet Sit
Like walking dogs? You can start your own dog walking or pet sitting business. The site Rover is Uber of dog walking, where you can find local residents looking for dog walkers.
# 15 – Become An Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money. If you’re not familiar, all affiliate marketing is is getting paid to refer other products or services. For example, the above mentioned site eBates allows you to earn $50 for referring two friends.
You can also do this on a larger scale as well, such as by having a website. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents blog is quite good at this. Michelle started in August of 2011 with no prior experience and now does quite well for herself. Her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money as an affiliate.
# 16- Take Pictures of your Receipts
Earn money taking pictures of your receipts with Ibotta. Before you go shopping, you simply open the app and answer a few questions. It will then give you suggested ideas and coupons for whatever store you’re visiting. After you’re done, you simply take a picture of your receipt. In 48 hours, you’ll get a deposit in a PayPal or Venmo account.
There’s even a $10 bonus by using this link.
# 17 – Market Research Studies from Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings, the large, publically traded market research company, will pay you to browse your internet habits. You simply download an app on your phone and computer that sits in the background. For each device you’re eligible for, you can get paid up to $50 a year. Then, there is a $10,000 sweepstakes you’re eligible for every month.
You can sign up here.
# 18 – Market Research Studies from The Harris Poll
Another large market research company, The Harris Poll, has an app called ShopTracker. You let the app track your shopping habits and get paid. There’s a $3 bonus for signing up. You’ll then earn $3 a month.
# 19 – Sell Your Gift Cards
The site Raise allows you to sell (and buy) unused gift cards.
# 20 – Teach English Online
If you have teaching experience, you’ll want to check out VIP KID. With VIP KID, you can make good money teaching English online.
As a VIP KID tutor, you’ll get some pretty nice benefits, such as:
- The lesson plans and course materials are ALL provided for you
- Earn on average $19.50 an hour according to GlassDoor
- Work when you want, where you want, and no need to worry about marketing your services as students are waiting for you
Sidenote: For any fellow basketball fans, Kobe Bryant is one of the lead investors at VIPKID (his investment fund invested $100 million).
There are some requirements to becoming a tutor, you need to know:
- Eligibility to work in the US or Canada
- Bachelor’s degree in any field
- 1 school year of traditional teaching experience or the equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education
Interested? Click here to learn more.
# 21 – Get Paid to Watch Videos
# 22 – Get Paid to Lose Weight
The site HealthyWage will pay you to lose weight. This is a unique form of market research, where you bet on yourself to lose weight. If you’re able to achieve your goal, you earn money.
# 24 – Sell Your Stuff The Easy Way
Selling your old “stuff” is one great way to generate some extra cash. The problem is — it can take A LOT of time.
Try using Decluttr which is much easier than selling through Craigslist, eBay, or other online marketplaces.
Instead of you selling items individually – Decluttr buys your stuff in bulk. This saves you the hassle of managing multiple listings, payments, and dealing with buyers.
You simply upload what you want to sell, then ship it to Decluttr for free. Once Decluttr gets your order, you’ll get paid cash within 24 hours.
# 25 – Earn More Credit Card Rewards
The average American misses out on over $200 each year by not maximizing their credit card rewards. This means by doing something as simple as choosing the right card — you could have an extra $200 in your bank account in 365 days.
A new free tool called Birch, helps you learn how to maximize your rewards by letting you know which card to use. For example, it might suggest you use a certain card when paying for groceries to earn more points. Then, a different card to use for gifts.
# 25 – Sell Crafts on Etsy
Enjoy making arts and crafts? You can sell the item on Etsy.
# 26 – Mow Laws on the Side
If you have a lawnmower, you can start you own landscaping company for little cost. Go find a neighborhood nearby and drop off a flyer or post to a local Facebook group.
# 27 – Start a Catering Business
Another low-cost, low risk business opportunity in demand is catering. You can make meals at home for friends and family at first. Slowly growing your clientbase.
# 27 – Ask for A Raise
So far, we’ve discussed earning money on the outside of a primary job. However, the quickest, fastest way to earn more might be simply asking for a raise.
# 28 – Ask for more Hours/Work
If a raise isn’t going to happen, you can earn more by asking for more hours. If you’re on a salary, ask the boss to take on an extra project, which you’ll work in the evenings for a temporary increase in pay.
# 29 – Find a New Job
Another simple way to earn more money from your primary job is to find a new one that pays more.
# 30 – Sell Old Electronics on Gazelle
If you’re hesitating to sell old cell phones or other electronics, Gazelle.com can do the work for you. They provide an estimate upfront, then you just pack and ship the items to them.
# 31 – Garage Sale
I find Craigslist best for the higher value items. However, if there’s a lot of stuff you need to get rid of a garage sale can help. Look to see if there are particular garage sale dates in your city or neighborhood.
# 32 – Consignment Shops
Consignment shops are an easy way to sell valuable items. Popular items are furniture and clothing. There’s a great child’s consignment shop nearby, where we do a lot of buying/selling.
# 33 – Sell A Service You Love, To Friends That Can Benefit
You don’t have to have a website to become an affiliate. Many types of companies offer referral fees. For example, SoFi, a popular option for student loan refinancing gives you $300 for every referral. You don’t need to be a client.
# 34 – Sell Old Books
About once a year I’ll head down to a store in my area Half Price Books, which allows me to drop off any books I don’t want anymore for cash. You can also get great money for used textbooks by reselling on Amazon.
# 35 – Medical Studies
A quick search on Craigslist brings up a few local medical studies I can participate in. Obviously, you want to make sure these studies are done in a large medical facility, such as a hospital. In addition, are not invasive. Nonetheless, you can earn good money participating in these studies.
# 36 – Coach
I went back to my High School and become an assistant basketball coach my first year out of college. While I would have done it for free, I did get paid a decent amount for my time.
# 37 – Substitute Teach
Another flexible, part-time job is to substitute teach at your local school district. You don’t need a teaching degree to do so, although it may help to obtain a longer-term role.
# 38 – Write an eBook
Writing a book doesn’t mean pouring years into a project. There are thousands of 50 or so page books on very niche topics selling well on Amazon. My wife actually did this a few years ago, writing about Eating for Breast Cancer Prevention. We continue to see royalty payments, even though it’s been a few years since she wrote the book.
# 39 – Painting
I unfortunately ran out of rooms to paint in my house. I really enjoy it. Painters are always in high demand. Making it a great, flexible part-time business.
# 40 – Property Manager
Don’t mind dealing with tenants, collecting rent, and maintaining building? You can become a part-time property manager. Real estate investors are always looking to handoff these sometimes messy tasks. Pay can be very good as well.
# 41 – Work As A 100% Commission Salesperson
While many online companies offer referral fees, many local companies do as well. For example, you can become a real estate agent and work with only close friends and family.
# 42 – Car Detailing
Like cars? Start a car detailing business, where you detail others cars at their homes.
# 43 – Work Events
A great way to earn some quick side-cash, without having to commit long-term is by working an event. Conferences, sporting events, etc…are always looking to hire temporary staff. A quick search on Craigslist brings up a number of opportunities for temporary work close by.
# 44 – Rent Out A Parking Space
Leaving on a road trip? Not using a garage spot? You can sell your parking spot for good money. Simply post your spot on Craigslist.
# 45 – Deliver Items with Your Truck
If you have a pickup truck or can event rent a friends, you can become a delivery driver with Dolly. We just used the service when buying a coach. If you’re even in the need to move anything, our experience was great.
# 45 – Sell Your Art
Creative Market allows you to sell your photos, graphics, and other types of art.
# 46 – Sell Your Art
CafePress allows you to sell custom T-Shirts you design.
# 47 – Sell Your Car
Have a car that just sits idle most of the time? You can sell it’s availability on Turo. Using their earning estimator, a $40,000 can earn, rented for five days a month, will earn you around $4,300 a year.
# 48 – Become a Tour Guide
Show tourists around the unique spots in your area with Vayable.
# 49 – Sell Your Data
Instead of other companies selling your data, you can become the seller. The site Data Wallet allows you to list what you’re willing to sell and you get paid.
# 50 – Invest in Real Estate
PeerStret allows you to become a real estate investor without ever leaving your home.
# 51 – Rent Out Extra Office Space
If you have extra office space, you can list it for sale on Liquid Space.
# 52 – Help Others With Odd Jobs & Errands
TaskRabit allows you to earn money doing odd jobs for others. Anything from running an errand to mounting a TV.
# 53 – Find Jobs With Thumbtack
Thumbtack is similar to TaskRabbit but with a wider variety of jobs.
Visit their signup page to see the types of jobs people are looking for in your area. They also offer some online work as well,
# 54 – Earn Money with Fiverr
I’ve ordered hundreds of dollars in jobs off of Fiverr. Anything from having malware removed on a website, to a whiteboard design video.
You can sign up and start earning today. Fortunately, not all jobs start at $5. It’s also a great way to build a long-term relationship with a client.
# 55 – Help With Homework
Don’t want to tutor kids locally? You can earn money simply helping kids with their homework with StudyPool.
# 56 – Earn Money Taking Pictures with WeGoLook
Earn money by taking pictures of automobiles, buildings, auction items and more for businesses.
# 57 – Get a Flex Job
The site Flexjobs has the largest database of work from home and jobs with flexible hours. From temporary, part-time, and full-time, there are thousands of companies looking to hire at home workers.
# 58 – Become a Search Engine Evaluator
Search the Internet to find bugs or errors. LeapForce is a company that is hiring for this position.
# 59 – Answer Questions
Sites like JustAnswer allow you to answer questions in your specific field of expertise.
# 60 -Sell Your Lessons Plans
If you’re a teacher, sell you lesson plans on this online marketplace. If you’re not a teacher, you probably know one that would be more then willing to share some of the profit.
# 61- Rent You Bike
Use Spinlister to rent your bike out.
# 62- Buy & Sell Clothes in 60 Seconds with Poshmark
If you have high-end clothing you’re looking to get rid of, use Poshmark to list the item in just 60 seconds.
# 63- Become a Courier
Postmates allows you to deliver items locally, typically by bike, to individuals and businesses.
# 64- Moms! Become a Bootcamp Instructor
My wife joined a Mom’s Fitness Boot Camp in the park. It was hosted by a local Mom, who charged a small fee for the class. There are now a number of Franchise type opportunity in this marketplace, however, you can just as easily start one yourself.
# 65 – Recycle Scrap Metal
Come garbage night, we typically hear the sound of old pickup trucks with metal clanking around in our neighborhood. What these people are searching for is metal being thrown away. Selling scrap metal, which there are local shops all over, can net you some nice cash. Even if you’re just throwing away some old metal lawn chairs.
# 66 – Earn a Bonus
Many companies have bonus programs, where employees get rewarded for certain accomplishments. One of the most common ways is to refer and employee. If you have friends looking for jobs, refer them to your company. If it’s a larger company, chances are they have some type of bonus program in place.
# 67 – Scoop Poop
Someone has to do it! You’ll also get compensated more than just a simple dog walker.
# 68 – Caddy
I caddied as young child at a local country club and have a lot of great memories. I also remember it being pretty good money.
# 69 – Referee
If there’s a certain sport you’re passionate for, start a career as a referee. An old coworker’s husband did this, starting with high school basketball. He’s now reffing Big 10 Football games!
# 70 – Test Website
UserTesting.com allows you to earn money testing and providing feedback on websites.
# 72 – Become a Facebook/Pinterest Graphic Designer
The web is becoming a lot more visual as mobile becomes the primary method of browsing. Sites like Pinterest are taking off because of this fact. If you can design simple graphics, you can make good money selling those graphics to influencers. Bonus if you understand how to write engaging headlines.
# 73 – Moderate Forums
If there’s an online forum you’re constantly hanging out it, ask the owner if they’re looking to hire a moderator. You can get paid (and have more power!).
# 74 – Peer to Peer Lending
I’ve been a long time fan of Warren Buffett’s 20 ticket punchcard investing theory. Buffett has said that investors should act is if they only get 20 opportunities to make an investment in their lifetime.
With this mindset, I have never spent much time researching stocks. If the stars align, I do make an investment if it seems right. But mostly, I’m just sitting around waiting.
Buffett also said his favorite holding period is forever. So, when it comes to short-term investments, stocks just aren’t the right place.
One option for those not wanting to invest in stocks is in Peer to Peer Lending.
With Peer to Peer Lending you’re essentially acting as a bank. The money you deposit gets lent out to others. You get paid the interest. At Lending Club, rates of Grade A-C loans have averaged between 5.01% to 7.37%. Making Peer to Peer Lending a great way to save short-term cash or diversify investment income.
# 75 – House Sitting
Make money by becoming a house sitter. You’ll have to work your way up to staying at an oceanside retreat in Hawaii but there are plenty of great opportunities to house sit locally.
# 76 – Write a Continuing Education Course
If you have any sort of professional license, look for opportunities to write a continuing education course for you profession.
# 77 – Enter Graphic Design Competitions
Another option for those wanting to make money from graphic design is DesignCrowd. With DesignCrowd, you submit your design based on the client’s specification. If your design gets selected, you get the job. 99Designs is another similar website for inspiring graphic designers.
# 77 – Enter Graphic Design Competitions
DesignCrowd is another crowdsourced graphic design marketplace where you can submit your creative design ideas based on client specs and win money when they choose yours as their favorite.
# 78 – Valet Park Cars
Luxe is an on demand parking app where you pick up cars from locations throughout the city, then return when requested.
# 79 – Get More Education
Many employers, especially larger and unions, offer a pay increase from obtaining an additional degree.
# 80 – Become a Mystery Shopper
Get paid or even get free meals becoming a mystery shopper. Wisebread has an excellent article on what you need to know.
# 81 – Fast Food Delivery
Work as a fast-food delivery driver with GrubHub.
# 82 – Find Out If Online Stores Owe You A Refund
Many stores or credit cards have policies that says if a price drops after you have bought the product, they’ll give you the difference. Paribus scans your past purchases for these products and alerts you anytime there’s a big price drop. You then get the money back on your account
Paribus Quick Summary
- Paribus is FREE to use and let's you keep 100% of your savings!
- Paribus then works in the background to monitor for opportunities to get money back
- When you’re eligible, Paribus files price adjustment claims on your behalf and you keep 100% of the savings
# 83 – Mechanical Turk
Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a marketplace for many simple, data entry jobs.
# 83 – Sell Gold or Silver
If you have old gold jewelry or silverware not in use, take it to a legitimate jeweler or gold/silver dealer. (Not a SELL GOLD NOW store that replaces your local gas station).
# 84 – Become a Photographer
Becoming a photographer is another low-cost, high reward business opportunity with flexible hours.
# 85 – Focus Groups
Scan Craigslist for focus group opportunities. You can get paid for sharing your opinion on a new product.
# 86 – Sell Advertising Space On Your Car
Carvertise connects you with advertisers who will pay you to put advertisements on your car.
# 87 – Shovel Snow
As I write this, the east coast is facing a severe blizzard. Post an ad on Craigslist that you’re available for hire to shovel snow, whenever a snow storm hits.
# 88 – Seasonal Opportunities
Shoveling snow is a great example of a seasonal opportunity that comes up. Take advantage of the change in seasons or certain events to find work. For example, during the Holiday season, you can install Christmas decorations for others. In the Fall, you can rake leaves.
Join a local Facebook Group and post that you’re looking for work.
# 89 – Teach a Language
If you’re bilingual, earn money teaching languages to others online. Sites like Verbling will connect you with others looking to learn.
# 90 – Help Novices with Computers
Many people need help with very basic computer tasks. Think setting up a printer, paying their bills online, and setting up a home wireless network. If you can do these tasks in your sleep, there are opportunities to make decent money.
# 91 – Become an Amazon Services Professional
You don’t need to be able to do everything to make money as a handyman. Amazon allows you to bid on very particular jobs. For example, you can install programmable thermostats, which Amazon charges $88 for.
# 92 – Set Up Websites
If you can install WordPress and select a good theme, you can charge small business owners for setting up a website. This process takes only 15 to 30 minutes with a host like Bluehost.
# 93 – Social Media Manager
Companies are always looking for great articles to fill up their social media feeds. If you’re good at finding great, unique content (like this page!) you can get paid a good hourly rate to handle the social media accounts for small businesses.
# 94 – Sell Blood
If you search, you’ll find a handful of local organization who will pay you for donating blood.
# 95 – Train Pets
If you enjoy time with pets, learn to become a pet trainer. Start simply by reading a few of the most popular books. Then, you can offer you services for free at first to build your clientbase.
# 96 – Groom Pets
There’s a lot of money to be made in the pet market. Not only can you walk them, sit for them, train them, but you can groom them. This is another low-cost business opportunity.
# 97 – Bartend
Bartenders tend to have opposite hours for those with a full-time job. You can also get a nice hourly wage including tips, depending on the traffic the bar brings in.
# 98 – Start a Vending Machine Business
Did you know one of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffett, had a gumball machine business when he was young? There’s no question he was growing his skill of making money at a very young age.
# 99 – Find Rare Books
Download the BookScouter app. Use it to scan used books for sale, at places where they might be undervalued such as Goodwill or a garage sale. Then, resell to BookScouter.
# 100 – Become a Virtual Assistant
Many high earners need assistants to help them with everyday tasks. By becoming a virtual assistant you do the same work as an in office assistant or secretary, without the commute.
Working for the right company, you can make over six figures a year.
Not where where to start? Check out Gina Horkey’s list of 150+ VIRTUAL ASSISTANT services that you can offer today!
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