You’ve been cutting back on your spending, and now you want to generate some extra income.
In order to do that, you know you have to look for work.
There are a variety of options out there on the web.
I’ll tell you ways to make money that may give you the cash and, perhaps, the flexibility you want.
Discover Good Ways to Make Extra Money and Do Backbends with the Job Flexibility
Side hustles a.k.a. part-tine jobs help to supplement your income. To keep up with the cost of living, debt levels, and inflation, here are some side gigs to make some pocket money and even a decent chunk of change.
Easy Shift is a crowdsource labor system that ensures instore-displays and programs are running up to snuff. Users select “shifts” and enter stores to check how products are showcased. Users may be required to take several photos to earn between 2 and 20 dollars.
If you like the idea of getting paid to run errands, check out Task Rabbit. Trusted hires carry out tasks in their local areas that are outsourced to this website. There are a variety of both short and long term projects to choose from. You can read my Task Rabbit tutorial to catch a glimpse of how it works and how you can sign up.
If you prefer to telecommute, Jean Chatzky mentions flexjobs.com and other good ways to make money during our interview. She even highlights how she put together her own class. Elance also provides flexibility for those with technical skills. I made a tutorial for how to sign up here.
If you don’t mind being a cheap source of labor, Mechanical Turk may be an option. Users are asked to do a wide variety of tasks such as choosing the best photo for a store front, color-coding clothing sold by online retailers, doing brand research, filling out surveys, and other not so glamorous tasks.
If you think of it as a little extra cash in your pocket to buy a latte versus being a part of a virtual sweatshop, then this may work for you. I think this is great for an 18 year old that needs a little extra cash or anyone who can devote some time for a few extra dollars. You can keep them busy and in your sight while making money.
If talking, taking care of others, or teaching sounds interesting, check out my Mamiverse article, 5 cash-generating gigs for stay-at-home moms or anyone who wants to make an extra buck.
If you possibly want to turn these skills or any other skills that you’re good at into a business, I highly recommend checking out Ramit Sethi’s, I Will Teach You to Be Rich website. He offers his advice via ebooks, videos, blog posts, and courses that really work. I personally implemented some of his strategies and got opportunities to teach kids money lessons this past summer which is something I always wanted to do.
The Bottom Line
You’d be surprised at what some people are willing to pay for. These are just some examples of the many ways you can make extra money. Discover what works for you, and before you know it, you’ll have that latte, pair of shoes, or Fantasy Football money you’ve been wanting.
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