How to Make Money: 10 Ways to Bring in Extra Cash
I am constantly looking for ways to make extra cash. There are so many things I want to do in life, but I'm not a trust fund baby and my budget is pretty tight! So when I came up with this list of 10 ways that anyone can make money on the side, it was out of necessity more than anything else.
- Teach a Budgeting Class
- Teach how to create your own product or service.
- Provide an essential service.
- Spread the word about products you love and use.
- Help people with their digital presence.
- Start a small cleaning business.
- Help people organize and declutter with a professional organizing service.
- Launch a virtual assistant company.
- Start a freelance career.
- Work in retail.
- There are many ways to make money if you look around for opportunities
Teach a Budgeting Class
You can teach a budgeting class at your church, community center or local YMCA. The great thing about this type of gig is that you don't need to be an expert in the field; you just have to be able to communicate what you've learned with others.
One helpful hint when teaching a class: don't be afraid to ask for money. Don't be afraid to ask for referrals, either (or testimonials). People love giving advice and being asked their opinion on things—it feels good! So if someone wants more information or help with their finances, let them know that they can contact you as well as provide their contact info so that they can send friends over who need assistance too.
When people are interested in hiring someone for something like this (a class), offer them a free trial session where they get the chance to see whether it's worth paying for your services before committing any money. This will help ensure that both parties feel comfortable moving forward with any potential business transaction down the road by eliminating any awkwardness beforehand about whether or not there should be one at all!
Teach how to create your own product or service.
You can create a product or service and then sell it. This is often called "being an entrepreneur." You can even get paid to do things that are fun, like playing basketball or taking pictures of cute baby animals. In many cases, you can make more than minimum wage by offering your services to others.
Here are some examples of services that people have created:
- Running kids' birthday parties at their home or office
- Cleaning houses in their spare time when they're not working their regular jobs (this is called "side hustling")
- Making music videos for other people's songs (like this one on YouTube)
Provide an essential service.
Do you have a unique skill or product that's in high demand? If so, this is one of the best ways to make money. For example, if you're an excellent cook and know how to cook up some delicious soups, why not start a soup delivery service and sell them for extra cash? Or what about being a personal trainer? You could give fitness advice over Skype or even get paid by the hour to train clients at their homes! The possibilities are endless!
If you’re still not sure where to begin, there are many websites that offer side hustle ideas:
- Fiverr - Create gigs such as writing articles or creating graphics online with Fiverr Pro
- TaskRabbit - Earn money by completing small tasks such as helping someone move furniture
- Zirtual - Help small businesses as an online assistant
Spread the word about products you love and use.
If you’re passionate about a product or service, share it with others! Be honest and authentic; don’t just talk about something because someone is paying you. Share your experience with others in a way that will resonate with them. You don’t have to be super-talented or even a professional photographer to do this—just be yourself!
- Be a thought leader.
Share ideas and advice on topics related to what you do or care about. If people see that they can trust your opinion, they might come back for more of your content in the future (and maybe buy something from you too).
Help people with their digital presence.
- Write a blog post
- Write a review of a product or service
- Create a video
- Create social media content (Instagram stories, Facebook videos, etc.)
- Create an infographic
- Create a podcast (or listen to one)
- Create webinars and live sessions that help people with their digital presence (like me!)
- Do video series on YouTube that teach new skills or provide entertainment (you should watch the channel I’ve created for this purpose)
Start a small cleaning business.
If you're looking to make a little extra cash, perhaps you should think about starting a small cleaning business. But how do you get started?
- You need to be reliable and trustworthy. If people are going to trust that you'll come when they need help and clean their house or apartment, they need someone who is going to do everything they say they will do in the time frame they said it would take.
- You'll also need some equipment. A vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, dustpan (and brush), toilet brush if there's one in the bathroom... these are basic things everyone should have around their home but most people don't use regularly enough for them not being immediately visible when guests enter through your front door. If this sounds like something that would be worth investing in then consider getting those items before advertising yourself as an online service provider!
- Finally - advertising! Like any small business owner worth their salt would tell you: advertise everywhere possible! It's no coincidence that big companies spend millions on TV ads every year because those commercials work (when done correctly). Don't let your competitors keep all those potential customers for themselves though; get out there now before anyone else does so by putting up flyers at local grocery stores or mailing postcards using snail mail instead of emailing them out digitally only because it's cheaper than sending them off via FedEx overnight delivery service orders which cost way too much money anyway since we live so close together anyway!
Help people organize and declutter with a professional organizing service.
Helping people organize their lives is a great way to make money, especially if you’re the type of person who likes to keep things in order. If you’re organized, chances are that others would benefit from your expertise. This can be done through consulting or by actually going into people’s homes and helping them get rid of stuff they don't need anymore, as well as organizing what they do have. It may also involve helping them declutter their space by getting rid of clutter (closets, cabinets, etc.)
You can offer these services as a professional organizer or even just someone who knows how to get organized themselves and wants the opportunity to share their knowledge with others in need!
Launch a virtual assistant company.
- What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant (VA) is an online worker who provides services to clients – often small business owners – remotely. This can include tasks such as researching, writing and editing, managing social media accounts and websites, developing content calendars and more. Some VAs also offer administrative services such as answering phones or scheduling appointments for their clients.
- Why should you become a VA?
VAs have some flexibility in what they do and whom they work for, giving them the freedom to set their own schedules based on their skill level and experience level in the field of virtual assisting; however, most VAs still need some sort of training before starting out as one because there are many skills required that are not taught in traditional educational settings like high school or college classes (for example: how to use certain programs or software).
Start a freelance career.
A freelance career is when you work as a freelancer. This means that you get paid by the hour or by the project to do work that helps other people.
It's an awesome way to make money because you can choose what types of jobs you want to take on and set your own hours, making it possible for even stay-at-home parents, college students and retirees to have a second income stream without giving up their current lifestyle.
Freelancing also has some great perks: You get experience in different fields, build up your resume and learn new skills; there are no stressful office politics; if things don't work out with one client, there are many others who might hire you; and finally, freelancing allows you freedom from having a boss telling what tasks need to be done next or how many hours they think they should be working (and when). Plus it's fun!
Work in retail.
Working in retail can be a great way to make extra money. The flexible hours, competitive pay and varied environments have helped it become one of the top industries for new college graduates looking for their first job.
In this section we'll look at what you need to know before applying for a position and how you can get hired as a sales associate or manager.
There are many ways to make money if you look around for opportunities
There are many ways to make money if you look around for opportunities. You can sell your time, your products or services, or your knowledge. There are other ways as well – but these are the three main ones.
Selling your time is one way to make money: you could be a tutor; serve as an assistant in someone’s office; work as a freelance writer; become an event planner for weddings, parties and corporate events; do graphic design work for companies that need it done quickly and inexpensively (such as flyers for local businesses), etc.
There's something to be said for making your own opportunities, and the best way to do that is by looking at what people need. You don't have to create a product or service from scratch—instead, find something that already exists, whether it's an item on Amazon or a local business in need of an extra pair of hands. Then all you need is some time and effort! With these tips in mind, hopefully you'll be able to make some extra cash before long…and maybe even quit your day job!
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