Whether you’re looking to pay off some debt or save up for a lavish vacation, there are many ways to make money on the side, even if you’re working full time.
While you could apply for a part-time job, this could eat up a lot of your free time, leaving you with little to no time with your friends and family. Instead of paying attention to the part-time jobs you could apply for, let’s focus on seven ways to make extra money that gives you full control.
Freelancing writing is a very lucrative side job if you have basic writing skills. Freelance websites, such as Textbroker and iWriter, offer you the opportunity to immediately start working for clients looking for anything from writing an article on dogs to creating a professional press release.
Do you have a college degree or a particular skill? If so, there are probably some people out there looking for your help. With tutoring, you can work with an established tutoring company or go on your own by advertising on Facebook or Craigslist.
#3 Cash in on Crafts
If you’re into anything crafty, consider listing some of your items on Etsy to see if there’s any interest. Whether you make purses or blankets, take a look at the listings to see what other people selling.
Do you like kids? If so, there are probably a lot of families in your area looking for a date night or part-time babysitter. Even if you don’t know anyone who needs the help, websites, such as SitterCity, can help connect you with those who do.
Uber is a ride-sharing smartphone app which allows you to pick up and drop off passengers, similar to a taxi service. In some areas, you can deliver food on demand as well. As long as you have a car and a criminal free background, this is a wonderful way to work when you want while meeting people in your neighborhood.
#6 Launch an Online Course
If you’re passionate about something, consider creating an online course to help others. Websites, such as Udemy, allow you to upload courses and get paid for it. Whether you want to create a course on crafting or playing piano, the sky is the limit.
#7 Mystery Shopping
With mystery shopping, you will visit various businesses to perform certain tasks such as assessing an employee or looking for a particular product. As a mystery shopper, it will be your job to blend in as an average shopper while providing valuable feedback. For more information, the Mystery Shopping Providers Association offers more information.