I was asked today what the best side job is to earn some quick cash. Sometimes this is necessary to pay off debts, to keep current on your bills, or just for some extra spending money. I have done a few things on the side like donating plasma, creating websites, and financial coaching (when I was working full time somewhere else). My sister has done mystery shopping in the past. I have some friends who have taken up night jobs as bartenders, and some that have delivered pizzas.
What have you tried? What has worked? What has failed? We’d like to hear your suggestions so we can help some people of our audience improve their financial situations and get rid of the debt for good!
Some sources of extra money I can think of:
- Donate plasma
- Mow lawns or shovel snow
- Babysit for your friends while they work
- Mystery shopping
- Consulting in an area of your expertise
- Selling crafts or your handmade items on ebay, craigs list, etsy.com or zibbet.com
- Deliver pizzas or papers
- Tend a bar
- Become a virtual assistant
These are just some quick ideas off the top of my head. I’m sure there’s more, and I’m not 100% sure how much you can make at many of these ideas. Nor am I completely sure how to go about getting into some of these things.
So if you’ve got ideas or suggestions, let ’em rip. Especially if they’re ideas that help you generate cash while working flexible hours. There’s power in a community effort, so I’d like to create a comprehensive list of solid opportunities for earning extra cash. Thanks for your support!