5 Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Cash

If you’re like most Americans, you think that your paycheck isn’t large enough and your bills are too large. Unless

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you can demand a raise, you might think that you’re stuck, but there are dozens of different ways that you can earn some extra money on the side. Getting a second source of cash can completely change your finances.

Uber Driver

If you haven’t heard of Uber by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past several years. Just in case you don’t know what it is, Uber is essentially a taxi service, but it lets just about anyone be the taxi drive. You use your own car, and people looking for rides can use the app to find a driver.

One of the best parts of being an Uber driver is that you only drive when you have the time. That means that any weekends when you have nothing to do, you can hop in your car and start earning some extra cash on the side, it’s as easy as that.

There are a few requirements that you’ll have to meet before you can be an Uber driver, but most people shouldn’t have a problem qualifying. You have to have a 4-door sedan that can seat at least 4 or more passengers, have a car that was built in 2001 or more recently, has in-state plates, and the car must pass their vehicle inspection. As long as you meet those requirements, you’ll be able to drive for the Uber service.

How much money that you make is going to depend on where you live and how much time you devote to driving. There are a lot of people that make a sizable second income by driving in the evenings and on the weeks. If you live in a city that has a lot of popular events, like concerts or sporting events, capitalize on the people coming into the city and make sure that you’re available to drive on those nights.

Etsy

If you like to make some hand made goods, then Etsy is the place for you. You can turn your crafting hobby into a source of extra spending money. Etsy will allow you to create a shop and start selling your goods in a matter of minutes.

One of the best parts of Etsy is that it allows you to sell just about anything you can create. It has everything from jewelry and clothing to furniture and paintings. If you enjoy making anything, then you can put a price on it and put it on Etsy. There are going to be some small fees, but it’s still an excellent way to make extra cash.

Survey Sites

Maybe you don’t want to dedicate a lot of hours to earn extra money, but you still want to have some spending money in your pockets. One of the most popular ways is to join a survey site. These sites work with large companies to create surveys that they will deliver to customers and get the responses.

Companies are always looking to see what their target audience thinks of their products or services. With these survey websites, you’ll get rewarded for every survey that you complete. Each website is going to give you a different amount for filling out a survey. These sites are not going to make you a ton of money, but it’s a simple way to earn extra money just by clicking your mouse.

The best part is that you can do these surveys anywhere. You can do them on your lunch break, while you’re on the bus, or while you wait in the doctor’s office. Instead of sitting around waiting, you can make some spare change.

Make a Blog

Creating your blog can be one of the most fun side hustles, but it can also be one of the hardest. There are millions of blogs out there that people never make any money off of, but there are also people that make a decent wage by putting new content on their site. You can make a blog about anything. Find something that you enjoy talking about, think of an interesting way to package it, and then create your blog. You can make money by selling advertisement space or by partnering with companies to do sponsored posts.

It’s important to note that making money off of a blog is not going to be a “get rich quick” scheme. It may take a while, but it will be worth all the work.

Freelance

Freelancing is another side hustle that can net you some serious profits. Depending on what your skills are, or what you’re an expert in, you can earn just as much freelancing as you do with your full-time job. There are plenty of people that quit their day job to start freelancing instead. Find something that you’re good at, or that people need, and start doing extra work after you leave your job every day.

Making Extra Money on your Side Hustle

There are plenty of ways that you can make money. If you’re like most people, you aren’t going to complain about having more money in your bank account. Don’t let anything stop you from starting a side hustle and putting extra dough in your pockets every month.

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6 thoughts on “5 Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Cash

    • I agree. I really look forward to a few months from now when drivers should really be able to give an accounting on whether their take home pay has seen a bump or not.

  1. We can’t make much with survey sites but freelance is a good source to make extra income online. User testing jobs are highly paid as a freelance. we can make almost $20 to $50 per hour. Second best source is a freelance writer. If you can write an article with graphs and data you can earn almost $30 to $60 per article.

  2. I live in a small city and we don’t have Uber over here. I’m quite sad about it, to be honest. I love driving and would have loved the opportunity to drive around in exchange for money! Oh well, blogging and freelancing are what I’m concentrating on right now 🙂

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