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On Wallet Squirrel it is our job to find the most creative ways to make money and test them. We have tried most of the ways below, and what we haven’t, we reference national publications. Making this one of the most comprehensive “Ways To Make Money” lists on the internet.

Every month we prove in our Income Reports how much money we make and where that money comes from. We’re transparent because we want you to know the truth about how people make extra money online and what’s involved.

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2. Paid Online Surveys

How much can you make: Earn $5 per survey

Online Surveys that a great way to make money while loading Netflix or when you’re waiting at a restaurant for a friend. Companies often want to know what people think about their products/services so they pay survey websites for customer feedback. As a user of one of these survey websites, you make a portion of the money for your honest feedback. Here are some popular and legit online survey websites that pay.

  • Swagbucks is one of the most well-known and legit survey companies. Simply fill out some demographics about yourself and you’ll immediately be eligible to get paid for taking surveys, opportunities to get cash-back from online purchases and many more. This referral code gets you 300 extra Swagbucks when you sign up, exchangeable for real cash.
  • Inbox Dollars is another popular and legit survey company. The website interface isn’t as nice as Swagbucks but it offers additional survey opportunities. The more surveys you can take, the more money you can earn. Inbox Dollars currently has a $5 sign-up bonus through this referral link, so take advantage of the free money.
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3. Get Paid to Write Articles

How much can you make: Typically $35 – $150 per article

There are quite a number of websites that pay for articles because people always need more content. The best part is you don’t need to be a professional writer. Typically websites layout the guidelines of what they’re looking for (word count, correct grammar and topics they ask for) and if your article isn’t perfect, they’ll let you know how to fix it. So you earn money and become a better writer!

Here are 20+ Websites That Pay You For Writing. I’ve personally written for a number of websites, like Seeking Alpha (here is my experience writing my first article for Seeking Alpha) and was incredibly impressed at streamlined the process. Most websites pay $35 – $150 per article and send the payment immediately after submission.

4. Drive for A Ride Share Program

How much can you make: Uber Drivers make around $10 per hour.

Uber and Lyft became the ultimate side-hustle when they started to allow anyone to become a taxi in their spare time and earn extra money driving. These services are now indispensable in every city and a go-to option if you need extra money. Plus even if you don’t have a car to drive, they can provide one! The popular companies to drive for are:

  • Uber was the first and its name is synonymous as a verb to travel. “Hey, I’ll just Uber to meet you there”. The driving is easy and during “surge” times (sports games, concerts, bar closing, etc.) drivers can make a lot of money! However, most Uber Drivers make around $10/hour driving.
  • Lyft is the main rival of Uber but has gained much spotlight being the first to allow driver tips (you should always tip). Then as Uber gain much negative spotlights in the news, Lyft has been there taking over.

5. Drive for A Food Delivery App

How much can you make: Uber Eats Drivers make around $40 per hour.

Maybe it’s COVID-19, but from everyone we’ve heard, it pays really well to be a food delivery driver. That’s because 20% of your $20 taxi around town isn’t nearly as much as 20% of the average $40 restaurant dinner.

  • Postmates is a popular food delivery app. They deliver restaurant food, as well as groceries, alcohol, drinks and more!
  • Grubhub is another popular food delivery app that specializes in delivering restaurant food to your door. Here is a referral code for $10 off your next order.
  • Uber Eats has gained a lot of traction for delivering restaurant food to your door without having to download another app. It’s all integrated in your all-in-one Uber app.
  • Instacart delivers groceries from your local grocery store. Users use the website/app to select groceries and drivers pick them up from the grocery store and deliver them.
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6. Scooter Charging

How much can you make: $3 – $20 Per Scooter

If you live in an urban area, you will undoubtedly see lots and lots of electric scooters. However a little known fact is that anyone can make money charging scooters over night!

Companies like Lyft, Bird, Lime and others have a sign-up form that lets anyone become a “charger”. Use their app to locate nearby scooters in need of charging, and earn between $3 to $5 for charging most scooters! At times, we’ve heard up to $20 per scooter at peak times. The payouts depend on the current power level, location, and availability. Afterward, the app will tell you where the scooter should be returned.

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7. Sell Your Stuff Online

How much can you make: Most items sell around $25-$100.

Take a moment for spring cleaning and sell your unwanted stuff! Many websites like Craigslist and eBay have made it super simple for people to sell their old things. I sold an old guitar on Craigslist and shared step-by-step how it worked (sell anything on craigslist) and equally easy on eBay. Of course a yard sale works, this is just a quicker and easier way to earn money quickly.

  • Sell Your Own Stuff is pretty simple, plus a great way to clean out your closet.
  • Salvage and Resell other items can be very lucrative. Find neat objects on your own and resell them online to a larger audience. You decide the mark-up and create a nice little side business!

8. Sell Your Stuff In-Person (Yard Sale)

How much can you make: Most items sell around $20-$100.

If you’re looking for quick money, yard sales have been extremely popular since your grandparent’s day (Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Estate Sales are all pretty similar). Simply display some signs around your neighborhood for the date of the sale and then load up your front yard with everything you want to sell.

You won’t make a lot of money since most people will want to haggle, but it’s a great way to make a little extra money while clearing out the junk in your house. You won’t earn as much money as selling your stuff online, but it’ll be easier and quicker. The items that typically sell the best according to Wisebread are clothing, tools & furniture.

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9. Sell Your Plasma

How much can you make: $20 – $50 per donation.

Adam used to earn money in college by donating plasma and shared his donating plasma experience. It’s a pretty common practice among college students for extra beer money.

The process involves visiting a certified clinic, where they take your blood (yes needles) and separate the plasma from the blood. Plasma is extracted and the blood is returned to your body. The process usually takes around 45 minutes. So after a full Netflix episode, you’re done and leave with a pre-paid debit card for your donation. There is typically a bonus for new donors, but your first time will likely take a bit longer.

Research shows that plasma donation is safe, although you don’t want to donate more than twice a week and at least 48 hours between donations.

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10. Baby Sitting / Caring For Children

How much can you make: $50/night 

I remember as a teenager my neighbors would pay me a crazy amount of money to watch their kids while they went out for the night. I didn’t realize it then, but they would have paid a lot more for the peace and quiet.

Nowadays parents require a great many certifications and references for anyone to watch their kids. So websites have popped up to fill that niche, connecting qualified professionals with appreciative parents.

  • Care – If you’re thinking of making some extra money babysitting, this is a great site to get on. They have a robust screening process, but once you’re in, there are lots of babysitting opportunities. In addition to watching kids, they have opportunities for senior care, pets, housekeeping any more!
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11. Pet Sitting

How much can you make: $25/night but some make $3,300/month

Dog sitting websites connect pet owners with people willing and able to care for their four-legged family members. Pet sitters are able to set their own rates, hours, and specifications. Some pet sitters can make $1,000 watching a couple of pets for 2 weeks, or treat it as a full-time job and make around $3,000 per month. It depends on the schedule you want to keep.

This is a quick way to earn extra money, but the initial setup is often a process. People are very protective of their pets and require you to submit lots of references and experience in order to build trust.

  • Rover is a popular pet sitting website that connects Pet Owners with Pet Sitters. This can be for boarding overnight, house sitting, pet walking, etc. They have one of the largest platforms for pet owners so it’s a great place to start if you’re interested in hanging out with pets and getting paid. These can be dogs, cats, goats, lizards, birds, turtles, and even fish.
  • Care offers a wide range of care services from senior care, child care, housekeeping and even pet care. They are a central hub for all types of care services. What’s helpful is that once you create a profile, they have all your information if you’re looking for other care services, but they may not have as extensive of pet owners looking for pet sitters.
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12. Quick, One-Off Tasks For Money

How much can you make: $5-15 per gig

If you have a particular skill or service you can provide, but hesitant about going full time, consider freelancing with mini-assignments. There are market places like Fiverr and Task Rabbit that have an active audience ready to pay for services and need one-off help.

You establish what you can offer, literally anything. Some people write 500-word articles, move furniture, set up IKEA furniture, some will hold a billboard sign by a busy street for an hour. You list what you can offer and set a price. Often they request you set your price low starting off, but as you receive more orders, you can scale your prices accordingly to make more money.

  • Task Rabbit is a popular platform for quick tasks for quick money. You can set up a profile and find opportunities in your community to help people in need and make extra cash. They offer the widest range of services you can assist with from moving furniture, to cleaning bathrooms, to assembling IKEA furniture. All allowing you to accept and complete tasks on your schedule for one-off payments.
  • Fiverr is one of the most popular mini-freelancing websites. It started off by offering a multitude of freelance services for $5, but as they’ve grown, their services now range from $5 as a base to $250 for service add-ons. If you can offer a service like making silly custom birthday cards (digitally) and selling each for $15. Depending on volume, you can make quite a bit of money on your weekends.
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Ways To Make Money From Normal Activities

13. Get Cash Back From Shopping Online

How much can you make: 1-30% back on online purchases

This is a must for buying anything because it automatically gives you money back! These are “referring” companies that make money because they “refer” you to a particular merchant, many of which you normally shop. Then they pass on that money to you. For example, when I bought flowers for my Mother, I used 1-800-Flowers and received 30% back because I used Rakuten below! All of these have their own browser extensions so you don’t have any extra steps, just shop how you would normally and get cash back!

  • Rakuten (formally Ebates) this is the first “referring” cashback company I used and absolutely loved it! After installing their chrome extension I would simply shop how I normally do and every once in a while a little notification would pop up to say I’m receiving cashback. This referral code makes it easy to start getting cashback.
  • Ibotta is another big name in referring sites! They have a great looking app that makes it easy to get cash back with online purchases as well as in-store purchases! These are a must. Here’s a referral code for special offers!
  • Swagbucks is a company we mentioned above for online surveys that pay, but they also have a cashback feature for online purchases. This is a nice all-in-one option if you looking for only one “referring” company to work with. This referral code gets you some extra money to start with.

14. Get Paid For Working Out

How much can you make: $1 – $5 per week

Fitness Apps have gained traction in the last couple of years because they started this radical idea of paying people to be active. Crazy I know, but it’s become more and more popular with each app having a slightly different approach.

  • StepBet App is one of our favorite fitness apps after we did a 6-week trial and won money. They require people to put in their own money, usually around $40 and everyone must reach their individual step goals every day over a couple of weeks. At the end of the time period, if you reached your step goals every day, you split the pot with all the other winners.
  • Achievement App allows people to earn points for being active and those points are redeemable for money. This is usually money from fitness companies advertising on the app. Adam tried the Achievement App with a positive experience but found it difficult to earn money.

15. Use Your Phone Normally

How much can you make: $232 annually

Your phone is a mini-computer with internet access, it has every potential to earn you extra money in a variety of ways. Here are a few ways your phone can earn you money.

  • Nielsen App can earn you up to $50 just being installed on your phone. Nielson is a respected data gathering phone and this app will track what websites you visit and how you use your phone. In return to gathering this data, you will be compensated up to $50 a year.
  • Make Money Every Time You Unlock Your Phone with the Adme App which essentially displays ads on your lock screen and you receive a portion of that ad money every time you unlock your phone. That’s an extra $182 a year if you don’t mind a few ads.
  • Sell your old cellphone whenever you’re done with it! Many phone companies will offer you a “trade-in” deal when you buy a new phone but it’s often at a reduced rate. You can often shop around and find a better deal for your old phone. The same applies to old computers!

16. Paid To Search The Internet

How much can you make: $0.01 – $0.39 per search

There are several different companies that offer Internet Browser Extensions that pay you to search the internet. Specifically, they are tracking what you search for and selling that information to advertisers. This is common practice for search engines like Google, but you normally wouldn’t get a share of that profit. This changes the game.

The process is simple. You install the browser extension in whatever internet browser you use (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc.) and search how you would normally on Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. From then on, all your searches will earn you money!

  • Swagbucks is a company we mentioned a couple of times, and they also have a browser extension that pays you for searches. This is a nice all-in-one option when combined with all Swagbucks additional ways to earn money. This referral code gets you some extra money to start with.
  • Qmee is one of the simplest browser extensions. Nothing big or fancy, just an efficient way to pay you for your internet searches.
  • Bing Rewards is Microsoft’s search engine and they have their own rewards for users. If you use Bing over your normal search engine, you can earn 1 credit for every 2 searches. These credits can be redeemed for gift cards, movies, electronics, or even earn money for charity.
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17. Paid To Watch Videos

How much can you make: $0.01 – $0.39 per video

You get paid to simply sit there and watch promos, advertisements and short videos! Before you think you can just set these on autoplay and collect money, these videos often have short surveys afterwards to get your thoughts. However, it’s incredibly easy! Most online survey companies offer these as an extra option to help you earn extra money.

  • Swagbucks is a company we mentioned a couple of times, that lets you watch ads, promos, trailers and more for cash. They just ask you answer a few short questions afterwards as you will be acting like a focus group. Their referral code here starts your account with some bonus cash.
  • Inbox Dollars is another popular and legit survey company that offers a paid to watch videos. Inbox Dollars is currently giving new users $5 to sign up and start watching videos with their referral link.
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18. Sell Your Junk Mail

How much can you make: $20 every 6-10 weeks.

No one likes junk mail, but you actually can submit your junk mail to research companies like SBKC – Small Business Knowledge Center to earn extra money! The way it works, you sign up as a panelist and once accepted, you start submitting your junk mail to earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards. They’ll use your junk mail to collect data and you earn a bit of that money for yourself.

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19. Cashback Credit Card

How much can you make: I average $25 a month in Cashback.

There are “mileage” and “points” credit cards, but with cashback credit cards, they give you actual cashback to spend how you want. I use a 2% cashback credit card and typically make $25 a month in cashback for my normal purchases. It’s like saving an extra 2% on anything you buy without ever needing to wait for a sale. It’s a great way to automatically earn extra money every month!

20. High-Interest Checking Account

How much can you make: Up to 0.10% on your current bank account

Most people don’t realize that you can earn interest in your checking account with the right bank. I recently switched to a high-interest checking account and since then made over $6. It doesn’t seem like much, but that’s automatically pouring small amounts of money into your checking account every month.

21. High-Interest Saving Account

How much can you make: Up to 2% on your savings

Not all Saving Accounts are made the same. In fact, they vary quite a bit. For example, the national savings account average is 0.06% APY (Annual Percentage Yield), with banks like Wells Fargo offering little as 0.01% and other banks like Ally Bank offering 0.80%. So if you have $1,000 in your Savings Account, that’s a difference of earning $0.10 compared to $8 in interest for the year. See how that’s a big difference? It never hurts to look at how other banks can improve your finances and make you more money!

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22. Sell Your Photos (Stock Photography)

How much can you make: Adam made over $1,000 on one photo last year.

We all have at least a couple of decent photos. Why don’t you try to sell those as Stock Photography? Here is what happened when I first tried stock photography, I made $1.88. It’s one of the ultimate forms of passive income because once you upload the photo, it can be downloaded an infinite amount of times, sending you a monthly paycheck. Adam has also made money by selling his photography online in other ways see in his 5 Simple Ways – How to Sell Photos Online article.

  • Shutter Stock is where we first started selling our photography online. They have a great onboarding process and large database of users to buy your photos.

23. Sell Your Instagram Photos

How much can you make: $5 – $10 per photo

If you don’t want to lug around a large professional camera and take some amazing Instagram photos, consider selling those Instagram photos for a profit! These are photos just sitting in your camera roll currently, why not add them to a digital marketplace and earn passive income by selling the same digital photo, over and over again.

If you’re wondering who would buy your Instagram photos, it’s the same companies who by stock photos. These will typically be used in various company social media posts for a variety of reasons. Typically photos that are creative and full of people will sell the best.

  • Twenty20 is a program by Envato (same company where we bought our website theme). They allow Instagram photographers to upload their photos and earn 20% off each photo made!
  • Foap is another big name in stock photography that ABC News recently covered. They’re popularity lies in the fact that Instagram photographers will earn 50% off each $10 photo.
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24. Social Media Influencer

How much can you make: $5 for every 1,000 followers you have

An ever-increasing way people make extra money is through building an audience as a “Social Media Influencer”. These are people with 20,000+ followers usually on Instagram but also include Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok.

As a Social Media Influencer, you typically will receive requests from companies to create a “Sponsored Post” or shout out in your YouTube video. If you want to be more active, you can approach companies you like for potential partnerships, or join Influencer Networks (here are 77 Influencer Networks) where companies are already looking for great influencers to partner with!

More often than not, companies will try to pay you in free swag, but when your closet starts overflowing, you’re going to want to request money. A good rule of thumb for social media influencers is to charge $5 for every 1,000 followers you have. Companies will receive attention and notoriety from your sponsored post and you’ll receive some extra money.

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25. YouTube Influencer

How much can you make: $7 per 1,000 views (average)

We all hear about “YouTube Influencers” making lots of money by publishing silly videos on YouTube (or the popular alternative Vimeo). However, not a lot of people know how it works.  It’s actually not that hard and a great source of passive income. Meaning, once you post your video on YouTube, it’ll keep earning money anytime someone views it!

The trick is making lots of videos. YouTube will allow you to monetize your account once you reach 1,000 subscribers or 4,000 valid public watch hours within the last 12 months, and live in an eligible country. If you make 100 videos, those goals are easily attainable. Then YouTube will allow you to make money off your videos and it comes out around $7 per 1,000 views according to some YouTuber’s experiences.

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26. Start A Podcast

How much can you make: $20 for every thousand downloads

It’s incredibly easy to start a podcast and people are always looking for more podcast content. All you need is a decent mic (the Blue Yeti USB Mic is hugely popular) and choose a podcast hosting company like Buzzsprout to get your podcast on all the popular directories like Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and more.

Choose a fun topic you’re interested in, pick some catchy intro music and you have a podcast! Once you start promoting your podcast and gaining an audience, you can start selling sponsorships to earn extra money!

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27. Write & Publish an eBook

How much can you make: $1 – $25 per digital book

We have a friend that just completed writing and illustrating their own Children’s Book, How To Become a Children’s Book Author and Illustrator. It’s a great read about their experience.

Otherwise if you’re looking to write and eBook, well it’s a lot easier than you think. The hardest part is just writing it. Now-A-Days you can simply upload your writing to a pdf and that’s your eBook! A few extra steps and you can sell it on Amazon, making a nice little profit. Plus since it’s digital, it will be selling 24/7 creating a nice amount of passive income for you!

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28. Narrate Audiobooks

How much can you make: $7 for every 1,000 views on YouTube

An interesting way to make money is by creating YouTube videos of you narrating public domain books (alternatively Vinmeo). These are books that no longer have copyrights, you so are free to create audiobooks and make money on YouTube through advertisements as people listen! A nice alternative than buying audiobooks for sure! Once you create the video, all those views will start earning you money as passive income once you meet YouTube’s minimum threshold.

The success of these is having a decent mic like the Blue Yeti USB Mic and hiring someone to create some cool custom artwork to attract listeners on YouTube. You can find some decent illustrators on Fiverr, Upwork or more.

Narrate Audiobooks On YouTube For Passive Income

29. Sell Your Songs

How much can you make: $20-$200 depending on how the music is being used. 

You don’t need to tour the nation to make money with music. A lot of people are creating music at home and selling/licensing to TV shows, movies, podcasts, and web series!

  • Ideas To Make Money From Your Existing Music – If you’re creating your own music and want to license it out to TV shows, movies, podcasts, web series, and more. Check out sites like Musicbed, Music Vine, Marmoset, and Fyrfly as a way to earn passive income from your music.
  • Make Money Creating Songs – Flex your music creativity and help other artists build their perfect songs. Sites like SoundBetter are a marketplace to find professional singers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and more. If you’re musically creative, use this platform to find new clients and make money!
Sell Your Songs For Passive Income

30. Sell Your Voice Skills

How much can you make: $15 – $150 for 15-second clips

Are people amazed with all the different voices you can do? Consider making money from voice-overs for web series, animations, advertisements and more! Sites like Voices.com and The Voice Realm have dedicated marketplaces for voice actors to earn money and other sites like Fiverr and Upwork regularly have need for voice work. Begin with a nice microphone and start building a small portfolio of work use for your profiles. From then on, choose which jobs you want and lend your voice to creative projects to make money!

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31. Sell Unused Gift Cards

How much can you make: Typically 70% of what the gift card is for.

Gift cards are just like cash, except way worse. We usually never have them on hand when we’re shopping at the right store, or leave such small amounts on the card that it’s not worth our time to bring them. So trade them back into cash!

  • Raise is a great platform to sell your unused gift cards for actual cash you can use anywhere. They pay via direct deposit, PayPal or check. You can also buy a number of gift cards off their site for up to 30% off.
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32. Sell Your Art/Design On Merchandise

How much can you make: Average profit is $2-20 per item

If you’re a creative type with clever memes, graphics, phrases or color patterns, consider making money displaying your designs on merchandise! You create the design and let others handle the manufacturing, logistics, money and returns. You’ll share the designs with your friends and family and make a profit off each item sold. The most successful sellers create timely and relevant designs and use Facebook Ads to reach the most potential buyers.

  • Teespring is a popular service that started with tee shirts. Now they offer a range of products from all types of clothing to home apparel. Their online design software is free to use and great for beginners. We did our own Teespring Review to make and sell our own tee shirts.
  • Society6 is another popular service that lets you upload your own designs to another large range of merchandise from tote bags, cups, phone cases, pillows and more! This is great, and easy way for designers to focus on the art/design piece and avoid the complicated crafting/packaging process.

33. Sell Crafts On Etsy

How much can you make: depends on what you sell

One of the largest online craft stores, Etsy is a creative marketplace to find some of the most unique handmade items. There are millions of people on this site every month, so it’s the perfect place to sell your own crafts!

If you’re creative with photography, jewelry making, digital drawings, calligraphy, or literally anything you’re friends go “WOW” at your work, you can sell it on Etsy!

The only downside is that once those orders come in, each order will take your physical time to complete. The trick is to sell your items at a high enough price that you’ll be so ecstatic you made money, you won’t worry about the time it takes you to handcraft something!

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34. Create An Online Course

How much can you make: $5 – $500 depending on what you sell the course for

Do you have a particular skill other people would pay to learn? Consider setting up an online course that you can charge money for others to learn. It’s easier than ever now that there are websites that take care of the entire process for you. All you need to do is decide on a topic that you can teach, or someone you know can teach then set up an agenda, record the course and upload it! You’ll make money every time someone buys the course!

  • Online Course Platforms like Udemy and Teachable give you all the tools to teach anything from coding to making sourdough bread to make money!
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35. Sell Old Text Books

How much can you make: $20 – $50

It’s common practice in college to buy used textbooks because new ones are crazy expensive! So selling your old textbooks have become increasingly popular.

However, sometimes you’re like us and still have a few textbooks because you forgot to sell them before you left college. No big, you can either ask a local college book store if you’ll buy them or sell them on Cragislist, Reddit or eBay to an audience that most likely still needs that book at a good deal. You walk away with some extra money and you make a poor college student very happy!

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36. Sell Your Old College Notes

How much can you make: $35 per semesters notes

If you’ve taken the time to make some excellent notes in class, why not consider selling them? Sites like Course Hero and Nexus Notes will allow you to sell your notes for around $35 per set. These typically cover an entire class/subject.

If you’re wondering who would want to buy your old notes? They’re typically people who have little time left to prepare for exams, don’t take great notes themselves or can’t find anyone to compare notes with. Where there is a need, there’s a way to make money!

Sell College Notes as Unique Ways To Make Money

37. User Testing Websites For Money

How much can you make: $10 per User Review

Basically, UserTesting pays people to do a comprehensive review of a company’s website. You are paid to create video recordings while you navigate a client’s website and provide feedback on your experience.

These usually take 20 minutes to complete and you get paid around $10 per test. However when we tried User Testing, we went through the entire application process (took a while) only to find out after completion, they weren’t accepting any more applications. They may have opened this back up since then.

38. Buy and Sell Domain Names

How much can you make: People I know are making $100 profit per domain.

There is a whole culture of people buying and selling domain names called Domain Flipping. The idea is you think of a creative name and buy the domain or web address like IHateCold(.com) and then sell it for a profit on GoDaddy or similar service. For example, Hotels(.com) sold for $11,000,000 in 2001.

39. Answer Professional Questions

How much can you make: you’ll earn 20% – 50% of what the question fee.

i. There are Q&A (Question and Answer) themed websites that you can make money by answering questions as a verified professional! How it works is Users will pay a fee to ask a question, then verified experts will provide a detailed answer to that question to earn money. The amount of money varies, but typically 20% of the User’s fee and distributed via PayPal.

This is a great platform to earn extra money for people who have expert level knowledge in a particular field and enjoy explaining things to people. The type of professionals they’re looking for are dog veterinarians, pediatricians, lawyers all the ways to research analysts, teachers to Liberians. It’s often easier to ask a one-off question on these platforms than scheduling an appointment.

  • Just Answer is a popular platform to earn money by verified professionals. This can be answering questions via talk, text, chat or sending documents/photos to review. Answer questions at your convenience.
  • Clarity.fm is another popular Q&A platform but more focused on speaking with a verified professional and charging by the minute.

40. Online Mock Juror

How much can you make: $20 – $60 per case

This is an opportunity for Lawyers to test arguments with a group of mock jurors to understand how strong their arguments are and receive real feedback before their case. As a mock juror, you can earn between $20 – $60 for each case to listen and provide feedback via a short questionnaire. In most cases, all that’s required is that you’re 18 years old and you have internet connection to connect with these online research companies

  • Online Verdict is an online mock juror site where, once approved, you’ll receive emails to notify you of upcoming mock trial opportunities. You can decide which cases to take and which to ignore. Each case will take you anywhere from 20-60 minutes to review/provide feedback and you’ll receive $20-$60 for your time. The money will be sent by check, typically 1-2 weeks after you complete the case review.
Mock Juror To Earn Money On Your Own Time

Creative Ways To Make Money

41. Get Paid to Name A Company

How much can you make: $100-$300 if your name is selected.

You can actually make money naming start-up companies. Start-up companies will fork up towards $100-$300 to fund a contest on NamingForce for people to pitch creative name ideas based on the company’s description. If your name is selected as the winner, you’ll get the prize.

I once tried this out “Naming Force Review: Make Money Naming Start Ups“. It’s worth a try, but with only one winner and an average of 600 entries per contest. The odds are not in your favor.

42. Be A Movie Extra For Extra Money

How much can you make: $80-$100 a day as an Extra.

I did this and shared my story about how I made $80 being a movie extra on the set of Adrien Brody movie “The Experiment”. This is one the most fun ways to make money on this list, but keep in mind you’ll be sitting around the majority of the day. Hopefully, you can at least meet some famous people!

43. Unclaimed Money (yes, it’s a thing)

How much can you make: most cases under $100

Oddly enough, this is a thing. In fact, Business Insider did a great story on an individual who checked MissingMoney.com and discovered they indeed had a small amount of unclaimed money and shared the process. Usually these are old security deposits, insurance policies or CDs as some examples. When these are “Unclaimed”, they are handed over to the state to hold for you until you claim it. The process is called “Escheatment”.

A simple way to check if you have unclaimed money, go to MissingMoney.com and enter your full name (that’s it). It’ll pull up everyone under that name with unclaimed money, find your name with your previous state and address so you can be sure if it’s you or not. It typically only states “Under $100” or “Over $100”. If you have any extra money, you can first confirm it with your actual state website and start the process to reclaim it. The entire process takes 1-2 months, but hey, it’s free money!

Unclaimed Money Is A Surprising Way To Find Money

44. House Sitting

How much can you make: Free Housing + up to $100 for extra care

House Sitting is great! Make money by hanging out in other people’s houses in exotic locations! Find opportunities to lounge in a villa in France, hang by a pool at North Carolina or watch the ocean all day house sitting on the California coastline.

Often times, house-sitting gigs don’t pay much because receiving a free place to stay by the house owner is a great deal. You’ll often find opportunities that pay include additional activities such as watching pets, watering plants, and odds/ins that are involved in maintaining a house while the owners are away. Here are a couple of websites that connect house sitters with vacationing homeowners.

  • Care is a popular site we’ve mentioned before. This website covers everything from baby sitters to dog walkers. So it makes sense that they have house sitting opportunities as well. Create a profile and find many different opportunities to make extra money.
  • House Sitters America is dedicated to housesitting opportunities in America. However, there is a $30 annual membership fee for house sitters.
  • Mind My House offers house sitting opportunities all around the world. They also have an annual membership fee of $20 for house sitters. Check out all their houses available.
  • Luxury House Sitting also opportunities all over the world, but with the extra caveat that it’s for luxury homes. These homes are typically a bit more extravagant, but fewer opportunities and often competitive.
  • Nomador has one of the best-looking websites for house sitter opportunities with one of the largest selection of houses to choose.
House Sitting for Free Housing Wherever You Go

45. Rent Out Your House

How much can you make: $100 – $200 per night

People are flocking into Airbnb and home owners are cashing in. Consider renting out your home during a weekend camping trip or while visiting your parents. It’s common practice now-a-days and you can pocket those $100-$200 rates. Plus there is usually a $80 cleaning fee that you can either keep to clean yourself or having a cleaning service pick up for you. This is a big win.

Rent Out Your Home - Ways To Make Money

46. Rent Out Your Car

How much can you make: up to $700/mo.

This feels like a scary concept to let someone else drive your car, but it’s becoming a more common practice and the money you can make is very enticing. Up to $700 a month with some car rental companies!

Most people’s hesitation comes from “what if something happens to my car!”. A serious concern, but helped by $750,000 liability insurance from companies like Turo. You also have other options of physical protection for your car, they don’t cost anything else for you, but may reduce the fee you receive from renting it out.

  • Turo is one of the most popular car renting places that lets anyone rent out their own car for extra money. You simply take photos of your car and list it. The more rare and luxurious your car is, the more money you’ll make, but everyday cars like Subaru’s, Toyotas, Fords and the like will also do well as people need commute cars while they’re in new cities and new places.
Rent Out Your Car - Ways To Make Money

47. Ads On Your Car

How much can you make: $100 – $500 per month.

Companies StickerRide, Wrapify and Carvertise will pay you anywhere between $100 to $500 a month simply to drive around with advertisement stickers on your car.

These are third party marketplaces that connect you with businesses willing to pay you to place their advertisements on your car for anywhere between 2-8 months. In most cases the pay will depend on how many miles you drive a day, type of car and size of the car wrap you get. However it’s passive income for you and you get to help a small business by helping them market!

Car Wrap - Ways To Make Money

48. Rent Your Clothes

How much can you make: 1% of the retail value each rental

Consider renting out your clothes for extra money! There are a number of companies that do this, but they all follow a basic premise. Take great photos of the clothes you want to rent out, and these companies will review and suggest a price. Then it is your responsibility to clean them and mail it out on time. Later your clothing will be returned and you’ll have extra cash!

  • Tulerie is a women’s only rentable clothing marketplace. These are usually higher-end/fashionable pieces.
Rent Your Clothes For Passive Income

49. Rent Out Your Stuff

How much can you make: 1% of the retail value each rental

There are a growing number of market places for people to rent out all sorts of stuff from backpacking backpacks, projectors, inflatable bouncy castles are more. The idea is simple, take a photo of what you want to rent out, set a rate and upload a photo/description. Afterward, you’ll receive an email and instructions whenever someone makes a reservation and you’ll make extra money! Most of these types of companies however are geographically specific.

  • Fat Llama is a popular platform for renting all kinds of stuff from cameras to drones to musical instruments. They have a bit of everything and a great website. Plus everything you rent out is covered by a $30,000 rental guarantee.
  • Loanables doesn’t have a particular focus, but you can rent out pretty much anything from paddleboards to turkey fryers to karaoke machines. However, most items are located in Texas.
Rent Your Stuff For Additional Money

50. Clinical Drug Trials

How much can you make: $25 – $2,000 per experiment.

If you qualify, you can get paid for participating in a clinical test. This isn’t something we recommend because you’re essentially being paid to take on certain risk with medications and experiments.

If you want to want to learn more about participating in clinical trials in your area, check out CISCRP (Center For Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation). Most trials are broken into phases 1 to 4, phase 1 is the earliest stage for clinical trials where outcomes are the least known. These are the ones that typically pay the most often, because they have the least understood risk.

Drug Trial - Ways To Make Money

51. Sell Your Poop

How much can you make: Up to $250 monthly

Did you know that each stool donation worth around $40? We didn’t until we checked out OpenBiome. They collect stool samples from healthy donors and use it to manufacture fecal microbiota transplantation, a promising medical treatment for C. difficile infections. It may seem weird, but it’s helped resolve 80%-90% of infections in randomized, controlled clinical trials.

However, to participate you must be near (Boston, Cambridge or Somerville), Massachusetts where a OpenBiome’s facility is located.

Sell Your Poop For Cash

52. Sell Your Hair

How much can you make: Average $150 but varies

Did you know you had a money-making factory on your head? Consider selling your hair to wig shops and other boutiques that are looking for high-quality hair. As long as your hair doesn’t have harsh dyes/chemicals and of good quality, you can make money from your hair. Check out this hair salon’s hair price calculator to see how much your hair is worth.

Sell Your Hair For Money

53. Sell Recycling & Scrap Metal

How much can you make: $10 per 100 pounds of metal

Grab your wheelbarrow and start collecting scrap metal around your neighborhood to earn extra money! In nearly every major city, there is a metal scrap yard that will pay for the extra metal you have lying around. Some of the metals that pay the most are Copper, Brass, Aluminium (cans) and Stainless Steel. You won’t get rich, but every penny adds up!

Selling Scrap Metal Is Classic Ways To Make Money

54. Free Online Lottery Sweepstakes

How much can you make: Varies for each sweepstake

There are hundreds if not thousands of online competitions and give-a-ways going on daily and there has to be a winner, so why not you? Because legally, they have to give out the prize they’re offering.

Often they’re free and all that’s required is an email address (we suggest setting up a new one). You’ll likely receive lots of spam messages, but there’s a small possibility you could win. Then at any time, you can use Unroll.me to automatically unsubscribe from all the email newsletters, it’s a great tool we use.

  • Online-Sweepstakes is a great resource to find all the sweepstakes and competitions around the internet. Sign up for all of them and wait to see how many you win!
Enter Sweepstakes For Fun Chances To Win Money And Prizes

55. Play The Lottery & Scratch-It Tickets

How much can you make: Amount varies because it’s gambling.

I don’t recommend this idea, but it’s worth noting because many other websites list this as a way to make money.

I once did a post on playing Lottery Scratch-It Tickets just to prove they don’t work. However, when I spent $100 on Scratch-It Tickets and 3 hours of scratching tickets, I ended up winning $158 (Here’s What Happened When I Spent $100 on Lottery Tickets). So while in this instance I proved myself wrong, I still believe Lottery Tickets are a waste of money. The potential to lose money outweighs the possibility of winning.

56. Busking (Street Performing)

How much can you make: Amount varies based on your skill and area. 

Grab an instrument to play on the sidewalk, set up a magic show, or tell jokes to earn extra money. Just set down a hat or something with some money in it and people will provide tips if they like the performance! Some people make enough money to do this full time.

Busking For Immediate Cash

57. Trade Your Way To $100,000

How much can you make: Depends on what you trade 

One of the oddest ways to earn money because it’s more of a barter system. ABC News did a great story on Kyle MacDonald who famously started with one red paper clip and traded it for a fish-shaped pen, then that pen for a doorknob and many more trades over and over until he ended up with a house! Try it yourself to see if you can reach something of value matching $100,000!

Trade Paper Clip For Better Items Redeemable For Cash

58. Play Video Games for Prizes

How much can you make: More popular video games have bigger prizes

Video Games can absolutely make you money. You can either trade in-game items for real cash or sell your character to someone who doesn’t want to spend hours in lower level missions. However one of the most popular ways the pros make extra cash playing video games is through tournaments.

eSportsEarnings.com is a great site to let you know all the tournaments happening in video games plus how much they offer the winners. So far they have recorded 40,162 tournaments that have paid out over $861,879,786 in prize money. If you like video games, check it out!

Video Game Competitions is one of the more Fun Ways To Make Money

Slow And Steady Ways To Make Money

59. Invest in the Stock Market

How much can you make: Stock Market traditionally earns 7% annually

The stock market is simply a marketplace to buy and sell parts of companies. The idea is that you buy a piece of a company while their stock price is low and sell that piece when it rises in value.

The stock market used to be incredibly complicated and reserved for the ultra-rich and hedge fund managers. However, nowadays it’s easier than ever for anyone to participate with all the simple tools at our fingertips.

  • Robinhood is an easy-to-use brokerage platform that allows anyone to buy and sell stocks on the stock market. Here is a referral code for a free stock when you sign up. We received one free share of Apple (AAPL) that’s now worth over $400.
  • Acorns rounds up your normal everyday purchases and invest that extra change to build you a stock portfolio.
  • Betterment is a robo-investing platform that automatically buys and sells ETFs (electronically traded funds) based on your risk preferences.
Use The Stock Market To Buy Companies Like Amazon or Tesla

60. Invest In Dividend Stocks

How much can you make: 0.5% – 7% annually of what you invest.

While investing in the stock market, particular companies offer dividends. These are a portion of a company’s profits that are distributed to shareholders and a regular basis either monthly, quarterly or annually. One particular strategy is exclusively buying stocks with dividends and treating these dividends are regular passive income without ever having to sell your shares of a company.

  • Robinhood is an easy-to-use brokerage platform that lets you choose your own stocks that can contain a number of dividend producing companies to create a nice passive income stream. Here is a referral code for a free stock when you sign up. We received one free share of Apple (AAPL) that’s now worth over $400.

61. Invest In Cryptocurrency 

How much can you make: It’s basically gambling

Cryptocurrency was supposed to be a digital currency that replaces physical money but is now considered more like gambling as the price is known to dramatically rise and fall. If you happen to buy any cryptocurrency at a low point and the price rises, you can make money! Buying and selling cryptocurrency can have high rewards, but also has inherent risks as the value of digital currencies are all based on speculation.

  • Robinhood brokerage platform allows you to trade stocks as well as buy/sell cryptocurrency. Here is a referral code for a free stock when you sign up.
  • Coinbase is a well-known cryptocurrency trading platform. You can buy anything from Bitcoin to Ethereum. Whenever you hear about cryptocurrency in the news, Coinbase isn’t far behind.
Cryptocurrency Investing Is Like Gambling

62. Invest In Peer-To-Peer Lending

How much can you make: 3% – 9% from our experience

Peer-to-Peer Lending is like becoming your own personal bank. You loan your own money to other people with the expectation that they’ll pay it back with interest.

  • Lending Club is a popular peer-to-peer lending marketplace where you can both receive loans and invest in them to earn extra money. It’s a super easy website and we’ve invested in them in the past.
Peer-To-Peer Lending Is Like Being Your Own Bank and Earning Interest

63. Invest In Real Estate

How much can you make: 4% – 10% from popular reviews

They say if you want to build wealth, invest in the stock market and real estate. Typically investing in real estate has many hurdles that make it difficult for people to start off, but a number of companies have made it easier for anyone to invest in real estate!

  • Flip A House if you’re willing to willing to buy a fixer-upper house, renovate and sell for a profit. This is usually for experienced people as fixing up a house is no easy task and often involves many unforeseen costs.
  • Become A Landlord if you’re willing to buy a house and rent it out to tenants. Their rent money can cover your mortgage and create a nice recurring profit. This is often a popular option among people first entering real estate, as many find it less risky than flipping a house. All you need is to find a great mortgage lender to help you with the purchase, and a property manager for the everyday landlord tasks if you don’t want the extra work yourself.
  • Crowdfunding Real Estate has become a popular option in the last couple of years. Crowdfunding allows you to go in with other investors on a particular property (house, apartment commercial building, etc.) and split the profits based on how much each person invested. Some popular crowdfunding real estate platforms are Fundrise and Roofstock. Your investment is bundled with other investors to purchase a property that either pays you in rental income and builds equity. Start with as little as $500.
They Say Investing In Real Estate Is The Best Way To Build Wealth

64. Invest In Start-Ups

How much can you make: Depends what your start-up sells for

Typically you need to be a large silicon valley executive to invest in start-ups, but there are some sites that allow you to crowdfund, or pool the money of lots of small investors to invest in exciting startups.

  • Republic is one company that allows you to crowdfund investing in startups. They vet the startups and give you a selection of verified companies you can choose to invest in. You only get money if that startup is bought or has an IPO, meaning your investment will be locked in for quite a while until your payday.
Invest In Start Ups Like Silicon Execs

65. Invest In Video Games

How much can you make: Recieve a portion of the revenue the invested game makes

It takes a lot of money and effort to build an awesome video game. You can become one of those backers who help fund an exciting videogame and make money if that game becomes successful! Probably not one of the most lucrative options on this way to make money list, but perhaps one of the most entertaining!

  • Republic allows you to look over a number of video games and invest in the ones that you think will be successful. It’s like buying stock in a company, the more shares you own the more dividends you’ll receive as that game earns money. Check out their site for all the vetted video games you can invest in!
Video Game Investing Could Be Fun

66. Become A Virtual Assistant

How much can you make: $15 – $100 per hour

These are popular part-time jobs you can do in the luxury of your own home. Virtual Assistants is just like having a regular assistant to help out, but work remotely and often have other clients. This allows them the flexibility to work on their own schedule while still making a decent income. Here are some popular Virtual Assistant jobs. These opportunities can be found on FlexJobs, Fiverr, Upwork, Indeed, Craigslist, and other job posting platforms.

  • Data Entry Work
  • Book Keeper
  • Online Interpreter or Translator
  • Work Remotely for a call center
  • Become a transcriptionist
  • Teach English Online
  • Online Tutor
  • Writer
  • Proof Reader
  • Social Media Manager
Virtual Assistant Is A Great Immediate Way To Make Money

67. Mystery Shopper

How much can you make: $150 – $200 a month

Make money by shopping as a secret customer. You will receive opportunities to shop at different stores and report everything about your experience. This report is used by companies to better understand the customer experience and often times you’re reimbursed for what you buy and make a little extra side money!

  • BestMark is a popular platform to apply to become a Mystery Shopper! They are one of the oldest and most established companies for secret shoppers. Once approved you choose which assignments to take as an “independent contractor”.
Mystery Shopper is a great way to make money

68. Part-Time Job (Traditional)

How much can you make: Varies on job

One of the most well-known ways to make money we must list, is a simple part-time job. You will get a fixed schedule and an immediate paycheck typically 2-weeks after you start. Here are some of the most common part-time opportunities people take for flexibility, excitement and pay found on FlexJobs, Indeed, Facebook and Craigslist.

  • Brand Ambassador
  • Become a Notary
  • Seasonal Work
  • Mow Lawns / Shovel Snow
Popular Part Time Job to Earn Money - Mowing

69. Increase Pay At Your Job

How much can you make: Varies on job

The easiest way to earn more money is to ask for it. It doesn’t always have to be a complicated process where you sacrifice your nights and weekends for extra money. Simply ask your current employer.

  • Ask For A Promotion/Raise is easy. Invite your boss for a sit-down, explain your value to your company and ask for a raise. All they can say is no.
  • Ask For Over-Time is the fastest way to get extra money. You will work longer hours, but that time will be compensated. All without having to do anything new other than your usual work.
  • Join Your Company’s 401(k) if your company is matching your contributions. Any amount your company matches is basically free money that will grow even more in your investment account!
Ask Your Full-Time Job For More Money - All They Can Say is No

70. Get A Roommate

How much can you make: $400 – $1,000 monthly

Become your own landlord and use craigslist to get a roommate. Your new roommate will pay you monthly to offset your rent or just have extra income for yourself. As long as you take the time upfront to vet and research a great roommate, you could earn a new friend and money from the experience!

Get A Roommate To Save Money