8 Ways You Can Make Extra Money Each Month

By Dominica

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Last Updated: March 4, 2021

Wouldn't it be wonderful to make a decent amount of extra money each month? Regardless of where your income level is right now, there are some practical ways you can increase your cash stash every month with just a little bit of effort. Whether you’re seeking to earn extra money short or long-term, there are plenty of opportunities to get some cash flow going.

The following are 8 different ways you can make some extra money to help with bills, store in your savings, or spend however you desire.

1.   Give People A Lift

Many people make extra money each month by giving people a lift around their city. Consider becoming a driver for companies such as Uber or Lyft. What's great about this job is that you can do it at your convenience. You simply need a vehicle that's in good condition and a good driving history. This is also a great way to meet new and interesting people, which you'll enjoy if you're a people person.

2.   Become A Delivery Person

Since the days of COVID-19, there are many companies that are hiring for deliveries.  Everything from fast food to restaurants to grocery stores, you can be the person that gets people what they want/need to their front door.

Take Instacart, for example.  This company offers people the benefit of grocery shopping online and having their groceries delivered to their front door.  In a day and age where many people aren’t wanting to be in public much due to the pandemic, this type of job is plentiful.

Other popular delivery companies are Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates, which deliver fast food and restaurant meal deliveries.

3.   Care For Children

If you love children, there is plenty of opportunity to make extra money each month offering childcare for parents in need.  Let your family and friends know that you’re willing to babysit and you may get some business by word of mouth. You can also offer your services on sites like Care.com or Sittercity.

This is a great opportunity whether you want to watch children part-time or simply offer drop-in services so parents can have a few hours to enjoy time together without their children. It’s also quite rewarding.

4.   Start Freelancing

Many people are making extra money each month by freelancing in a variety of niches.  Are you good at writing? Become a freelance writer.  Are you into fixing computers? Freelance your computer repair skills. Other freelancing niches include:

  • Offering music lessons
  • Giving second language lessons
  • Programming
  • Virtual assistant
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Data entry

Check out Fiverr and Upwork to get started.

5.   Rent Out A Bedroom

If you have a spare bedroom, you can make extra money each month by offering it out to rent. Sites like Airbnb or other vacation rental sites will suit you well if you want to offer short-term rentals.  Just be sure you take the time to read all the fine print before getting started.

6.   Rent Out Your Car

Not only can you rent a room out, but you can rent your car too.  Companies like Getaround allow you to rent your car out to those needing a vehicle short-term.  You list your automobile and those who need a car in your area book it for a certain timeframe. There’s even keyless entry with the ability to unlock cars from a mobile phone.

7.   Do Odd Jobs

Are you a handy person? Do you like to do odd jobs?  You can make extra money every month by offering your “odd job” skills on sites like TaskRabbit.  Plenty of people need help with things like cleaning, moving, yard work, delivery, and so much more. Simply sign up and offer your services.

8.   Create Art & Sell

If you’re an artisan that enjoys creating art, jewelry, etc., you can start selling your goods online with sites like Etsy. Or, head to your local flea market and setup a booth. Etsy gets millions of people viewing goods every month, so your creations will have a solid audience.  The site is user friendly too.

Extra Cash Helps

These days, there are many ways to earn extra cash.  I hope these tips get you the extra cash you’re seeking each month. Take some time to research what appeals to you and give them a try.  You can certainly try more than one way to create a new income stream.

There are also plenty of other ways to earn extra money. Take some time to do some research and see what resonates with you.

 

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2 comments on “8 Ways You Can Make Extra Money Each Month”

  1. I've shown interest in some of these and always get some kind of roadblock that can up like it was stopping from doing something. What do you do in this case?

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