Knowing you need more money is quite easy to figure out. You just need to take a look at your wallet. The difficult part is figuring out how to make extra money. 

Side gigs seems like everyone’s go –to way when thinking of methods to make more money. There is also renting things out and selling unwanted items to make that additional cash.  

This all sounds great but how did they find out about these ways to make more money? Well, they probably stumbled across this list of ways to make extra money, or another list somewhere else, guess that’s also possible. 

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Well now that you are here let us look at the ways you can make some extra money, these are legit ways, no shady business here. 

Let’s start! 

Social media manager

Most companies these days have social media accounts. They use these accounts to stay connected to their customers and to build a following. This requires constant work which smaller companies struggle to manage because of the other duties of a business, that is where you come along. If you have great social media skills, such as connecting with others and working with the different social medial platforms then this could be your next way to make that additional income. 

Make money selling pictures

Do you love taking out pictures of nature or of that amazing city views? You can make extra money with your photos. There are companies online that will pay you for your photos. You can make up to $10 for each photo. Some photos can make even more. Just remember that the company that you list with will take a fee of each photo.  

Remember that there is no guarantee that people will purchase your photos, but even if you do sell a few, that’s money in your pocket that you never had before. 

Make money with your creative skills 

So, you have some creative skills but struggling to find customers, well there is a solution to that. Why not give Fiverr a try. This website connects freelancers, such as people who are good at writing, graphic designs, voice-overs and editing with clients who require these services.

This website connects freelancers, such as people who are good at writing, graphic designs, voice-overs and editing with clients who require these services. 

It’s easy to get started, all you have to do is create a profile, list your skills and let the magic happen. 

Starting a blog

If you are good at writing and got something to say, there is a good chance that blogging is your way to shine. Are you a great cook, perhaps a food blog will be great for you, do you like fitness, well why not create a fitness blog. The possibilities are limitless. 

Just be prepared for the slow game. The money is there however it takes time to build a blog and sometimes it could make no money at all, okay maybe that’s extreme. Turning your blog into a cash cow will require long hours and dedication.

Become an influencer 

Love taking out pictures of places you visited or foods you ate, well great news because it turns out you can make money doing it. If you have a large following on social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook, you may consider becoming an influencer. 

Businesses require people to market their products and give your reviews on them. Just reach out to brands that you love and let them know that you would like to collaborate with them.

Like to take long drives

Why not make money while enjoying the awesome drive, Companies such as Uber and Lyft offer people to become drivers on the side. So, in your spare time you can make extra money. You get to set your own schedule and the bonus is that you get to meet new people and hear interesting conversations along the way. 

The amount of money you make will depend on the location that you are in and the length of time you work on each shift. 

Become a food delivery driver 

While we are on the topic of driving, During the covid-19 pandemic, because people had to stay indoors, restaurants had to come up with solutions to keep their doors open. People wanted food and needed it more than ever. Uber eats a delivery application provided the solution to this problem. You can now become an Uber eats delivery partner.  Delivering food to your neighbourhood. You get paid for the time you put in and it is flexible hours, giving you more freedom.

Babysit for others 

Teenagers usually take first stage when it comes to babysitting however there is no reason why you can’t get into it as well. And it might be easier than you think. Most parents are looking for someone who is reliable and trustworthy. Finding someone who fits that requirements can be tricky. 

Let people in your close circle know that you are interested to help babysit for their kids. These people can be from your local church, close friends, family or even from your workplace. 

Pet sitting

Do you love animals? How about making some extra money looking after other people’s pets? You can let people know that you would look after their pets when they are away. There are even websites like Rover that allow you to list your pet services online. Keep in mind that they take a cut of what you make.

Sell unwanted stuff

Have a look at items that you don’t use anymore and what you will probably never use again. Gather them up and list them for sale on marketplaces such as Facebook marketplace and Gumtree / Ebay. You can also get a stand at your local swap meets to sell to local people. 

Now that you have read all the ways to make more money this year, give them a try and see if you can generate a nice amount of cash! 

Once the money starts rolling in make sure to put it to good use. Save some and invest the rest. Be sure to check out our other posts on ways to make and save money.