How to Make More Money On The Side Each Month

*Your results may vary and factors such as market, personal effort, and other circumstances may have an affect on your actual results.

For many people, an extra $1,000 per month can go a long way. It can help you catch up on your bills, give you less stress, and even allow the occasional splurge. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on tress, so you’ll need to get creative to make it happen. Let’s take a look at some pretty effective ways you can earn extra money outside of your day job.

Uber

Do you have a vehicle and some spare time? Then give Uber a try! With Uber, you’ll have the ability to become your own independent taxi service. You’ll get paid weekly, drive on your own schedule, and best of all, be your own boss. According to Uber, in New York City, the average driver earned over $25/hr in 2014, so the earnings can quickly add up if you’ve got some spare time. Earnings will definitely vary by market.

Freelancing

Are you a skilled artist, writer, or programmer? If so, then freelancing might be a better option. As a freelancer, you’ll get paid to help clients from around the world with your specialized skills. Here are a few popular websites where you can freelance for extra money:

  • Elance.com
  • Odesk.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • Guru.com

Just sign up, create a profile, and start bidding on projects. You won’t get rich, but it could be a fit for students who have extra time on their hands, or a way to slowly transition from your day job to a full time freelancer

Online Tutoring

Let’s face it: in today’s economy, even people who graduate with degrees are finding it difficult to get hired. Well, there’s no sense in allowing your knowledge to go to waste. Instead, consider becoming an online tutor! It’s fun, easy, and can allow you to earn some extra cash in your spare time. Here are a few great websites where you can tutor online:

  • Tutor.com
  • TutorVista.com
  • InstaEDU.com

How does it work? Basically, after creating your account, you’ll be able to tutor elementary, middle school, high school, or college students in the subjects of your choice. All you need to get started is a webcam, a Skype account, and a passion for helping others learn.

Cleaning Homes and Doing Yardwork

Depending on where you live, a reasonably-priced house cleaner can be difficult to come by. Well, why don’t you become the affordable option in town? If you have means of travel, and aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty, you can charge $20+ per hour cleaning someone’s home or doing yardwork. Since you’re just starting out, you won’t be able to command the highest payouts, but if you’re going it alone, you won’t have any overhead costs.

The Importance of Earning Money Outside of Your Day Job

Remember one thing: earning extra money can help you in many ways. From decreasing your stress levels to helping you catch up on your bills, it will certainly make your life much easier and more enjoyable. And the best part is that the methods above can be done in your spare time, so you won’t need to sacrifice the things you already enjoy to start earning more money.

2 Responses to How to Make More Money On The Side Each Month

  1. Michelle says:

    My friend’s younger brother is 20 and owns his own lawn business. He started it in high school I believe, and now outsources a lot of the work and makes some nice passive income!

  2. Benyamin says:

    When I was in high school I particularly liked shoveling driveways. $20 a pop and with two people we could finish each one in 15 minutes!

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