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Everyone could use a little extra money to pay off debt, save for a vacation, treat yourself a little bit, etc. Here are some great ways to bring in some extra income each month:
I have been part of quite a few survey companies but so far, Product Report Card, has sent me the most surveys. I have only been with them since the beginning of the year and I have already made about $200 with them. Granted, a large part of that was due to my admittance into a 3-day focus group but they provided the opportunity for me to get into that. A few other great survey companies include: Swagbucks, American Consumer Opinion, Harris Poll Online, Survey Junkie, Pinecone Research, and ProOpinion. Some of these pay cash and some of these earn you points that you can then exchange for products and services.
Start a Blog
Blogging can be a great source of income if you take the time to build your readership and hone your skills. There are many ways you can earn money blogging. I will be posting more information about this later in March. If you are eager to start a blog now, I highly recommend self-hosting through Bluehost.com. I have had great experience with them so far and everyone I know that has used them has also recommended them.
Create a Course
Create a course and teach others thorough Teachable.com. You can teach just about anything. Do you know how to make great jewelry? Do you have an expertise in cooking? Do you know all there is to know about different computer software programs? You can create any kind of course you would like and post it on Teachable.com.
This is one I am exploring myself as I try to finish the book I started last year. However, ebooks do not have to be novel long works of fiction. Like the Teachable.com website above, if you feel you have something to say on a subject, create an ebook. Even if it is just 30 pages long and you only charge $2.00 for it, you never know what that will add up to.
Sell Unused/Unwanted Items
Clean out your closets and sell your clothes and other items no longer wanted or being used. You can do this on eBay, Craigslist, at consignment stores, etc. Going a step further, go to garage sales and refurbish items and sell them.
Pet Sit or Walk Dogs
You can sign up on a site like Rover.comwhere people can find you or advertise on your own. For example, I posted a flyer around my apartment complex (this obviously cost me a little money for the flyers) letting them know I was usually at home during the day and could easily walk, feed, or care for their pets while they’re working, on vacation, etc. since I live in the same complex.
Babysit or Nanny
Babysit or become a nanny. Use a site like SitterCity.com. Like Rover, you can sign up and add your qualifications so that people looking for a sitter or a nanny can find you.
Create and Sell Handmade Items
Create and sell handmade items on Etsy.com. You know that fabulous jewelry you created for your Teachable.com course above? Turn around and sell that amazing jewelry on Etsy.com. Etsy is a marketplace specializing in unique and creative goods ranging from one-of-a-kind creations to vintage items. Take a look at the categories on their site and if you feel you have some talent in one of those categories, think about setting up a shop.
Find a Part-Time Job
Use sites like Snagajob and Craigslist to find part-time work you may be able to do on the side of your full-time job or, if you are a stay-at-home parent, a job you may be able to do when you have a little free time.
I have known several people who have made decent money cleaning homes. While some make this a full-time job, I do know of at least two individuals who have 2 or 3 regulars that they clean for on a weekly basis allowing them to bring in an extra $400 to $600 a month. Besides word of mouth, you can use a site like Thumbtack.comto advertise your services.