I'm all about side-hustles. It's almost an addiction... obsession, even.

When I first became a single mom, I depended heavily on side-hustles to provide for my 5-year old and myself while I finished my education and training to become an Emotional Trauma Recovery Coach.

This is why side-hustles will always have a special place in my heart. 🙂

So... What's a Side-Hustle?

A side-hustle is a way to make extra money "on the side" - outside of your 9 to 5 job. Many people find themselves with not much left over after paying rent, food, and transportation… but a side hustle brings in extra income, lowering your financial burdens. And if you combine a few of these side-hustles, you can even earn a full-time income!

Keep in Mind Tho... 

Working from home requires discipline, organization, and focus. 

You're not gonna make anything remotely worth your time & effort by half-azz-ing anything. It’ll take a bit of trial and error to figure out what works best for you and you must be driven to keep going even when you feel like nothing is happening.

But the results will be more than worth it! Because bestie, money CAN buy happiness. Not having to worry about bills being paid... and the ability to take care of your family's necessities... BLISS!!!

I've compiled and organized this humongous list of side-hustles to help you escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck stress... save for a house or a dream vacation even!

So without further ado... let's begin!

Table of Contents

Make Money Doing What You Already Do Anyway 

Here are some of my favorite ways to save money and line your wallets -> without having to do or change anything.

Open a High-Yield Savings Account with Varo

You do this anyway: You have a bank account anyway... why not add an account to your portfolio that helps you save money?

National average interest you earn from a bank savings account is .10%. Nothing to write home about. But Varo offers up to 5% APY!

Plus NO FEES! No ATM fees at 55,000+ locations worldwide. No foreign transaction fees. No monthly fees. And no other fees. Get your paycheck up to 2 days early by setting up direct deposit to your Varo Bank Account.

I love this bank because it supports the growth of your savings.

  • Save Your Pay: Takes a percentage of your Varo direct deposits and automatically transfers it to your Savings (you choose the %)
  • Save Your Change: Rounds up every transaction to the nearest dollar and transfers that amount from your Varo Bank Account to your Savings

<$$$> BONUS: Signup with my link and get $30 when you make a purchase totaling at least $20 using your Varo debit card!

Stop Hidden Money Leaks with Trim

You do this anywayWe actually don't have to do anything for this to work. Trim analyzes your spending patterns to discover ways to save money... whether it's to negotiate lower prices on our behalf or cancel old subscriptions we practically forgot about.

Trim is a free tool that lines your wallet in 3 ways:

  1. Getting you cash back when prices drop on stuff you bought.
  2. Negotiating better deals on your cable or Internet service.
  3. Finding and canceling subscriptions you don’t use.

So while Trim doesn't "add" additional cash into your wallet, it protects you from parting with more cash than you need to.

Click here to try it out yourself.

Invest Your Spare Change with Acorns

You do this anyway: Another one that we don't have to actually do anything for it to work (besides make purchases like we normally do). 

The free Acorns app gives you a simple way to automatically invest your change. Purchases you make with your debit or credit card are rounded up to the next dollar, and that change is automatically invested back into your Acorns investment account.

If you can relate to one of the following, you will benefit from Acorns:

  1. You are not currently investing or saving money.
  2. You want to be able to save money when you make a purchase.
  3. You don't know how to invest so you want an app to do it for you.

Acorns has a monthly fee of $3 - $9:

  • $3/mo for the Acorns automated investing account
  • $5/mo for the Acorns + Acorns Later retirement IRA account
  • $9/mo for the two above, plus Acorns Spend checking account

Acorns's $3/mo account is free for college students. Enter “student” in the occupation field of your sign-up form and provide a valid college email, and you’ll get Acorns free for up to 4 years!

Acorns doesn't require a minimum to open the account, but you'll need a total of $5 spare change saved to start investing. There are no minimums or restrictions for withdrawing your cash, so it doesn’t matter if you want $5 or $5000 transferred back into your bank account… if it’s in your Acorns account, it’s yours to take.

<$$$> BONUS Sign up for free with this link today and they’ll put $5 into your account to start!

Earn Your Favorite Gift Cards with Fetch Rewards

You do this anyway: Get receipts for purchases you make.

This app supports nearly 100% of my Starbucks Pink Drink addiction!

All you do is...

  1. Scan your receipt with the free Fetch app
  2. Earn points
  3. Redeem your points for your choice of rewards.

Choose from hundreds of rewards from the most popular stores and online retailers in the country... like Starbucks, Amazon, Walmart, iTunes, Ulta, Target, and more!

<$$$> BONUS: Use my code "U7VUG" when you sign up and get 250 bonus points when you scan your first receipt!

Make Money When You Shop

Get Cash for Your Receipts with Ibotta

The free Ibotta app pays you cash for taking pictures of your receipts after you buy certain items from more than 270 supported stores, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Yard House, and more!

I love this app... and now that they offer "Free After Purchase" and "BOGO" items, I love it even more! I just snagged a chocolate protein bar, almond butter dip, and a fruit smoothie listed as "Free After Purchase" and 2 fruit drinks listed under "BOGO"... for only $1.24 (cost of 1 fruit drink)!

The cash is deposited in your Ibotta account within MINUTES and once you have $20 in there (happens FAST), you can withdraw to your to PayPal, Venmo, or exchange for gift cards.

Rakuten (Formerly Ebates)

Rakuten is a long-running site that pays you cash back for doing your online shopping through their portal.

<$$$> BONUS: Sign up for free today and claim your $10 Welcome Bonus!

Make Money Flexing Your Creativity

Make Money With Your Blog

Just about everyone’s got a blog now, right? Heck, I have more than I can count with both hands! But for good reason… it’s where I make most of my hands-free income from affiliate commissions, Google AdSense, and sponsored advertisers. You get to choose what your blog is about, when to write, what products to promote, and what types of ads to feature. Have you been curious about starting a food blog? Maybe a parenting blog? How about a marketing blog? Or a fashion blog? The possibilities are endless and getting one set up is easy as one, two, three! Check it out!

Sell Custom T-Shirts

Teespring allows you to create & sell custom t-shirts with zero hassle, zero upfront costs, and zero risk! You design and promote it, and they produce and ship it! Great for reunions, sports teams, clubs, and parties!

Sell Crafts, Trinkets, Graphics, and More

Become an Etsy seller to earn money for your crafts. It takes less than 30 minutes to get setup and going and costs just 20 cents to list each item for 4 months. But open a shop now and your first 40 listings are free!

Offer Any Kind of Service for $5 on Fiverr

You can sell all sorts of things from logo designs and resume writing services to writing breakup letters and pranks calling a friend. You have to check out their marketplace yourself to believe what people buy on there! Create your $5 gig (tack on a few “add ons” and earn even more!) on Fivver, promote it, and start earning some real cash!

Get Paid for Freelance Writing Work

Elance has thousands of job listings available for freelance writers. If you love writing and are able to provide unique articles and content, this could be a perfect fit. There’s a husband and wife team who runs their freelance writing business on the site, and they’ve made over $468,000 in the last 12 months. Check it out!

Sell Articles for Cash

If you have a knack for writing articles on various topics, this is for you. All you need are writing skills, unique articles to submit, and a Paypal account to receive payments! Check out ArticleSale.com and Constant-Content.com to get started!

Have a Garage/Yard Sale

How about having an good ole fashioned garage sale? Advertise it on Craigslist and make some extra cash clearing out all that clutter!

Find and Post Odd Jobs on Craigslist

Local peeps are looking for help with things like walking their dogs, clearing out their email inbox, landscaping, and house painting all the time! Do a search at Craigslist and you’ll surely find a job you can easily earn cash from in your spare time. If you don’t see anything that’s right for you, post a service of your own.

Make money With Things you Don't Need Anymore

Sell Your Old Books

Do you have books laying around, collecting dust? BooksCouter.com helps you sell your books for the highest price by comparing prices from 58 book-buying sites so you can quickly find who will pay the most for your books. Once you’ve found the right buyer, you choose how you’d like to get paid, download a free shipping label, and send your books out!

Sell Your Photos

You no longer need to open a studio to make some extra cash as a photographer. There are plenty of sites looking to buy digital photos. Of course, the better you are at it, the more money you will make, but it can be nice passive income. I have friends who have earned a few hundred dollars for a single photograph! Here are some of the more popular photo buying sites to check out:

Sell Your Old CDs, Movies, and Games

Declutter will pay you from a few cents to over ten dollars for your old CDs, movies, and games. If you need to clear out your space of old items you no longer use, you might as well get paid doing it!

Make Money from Your Closet


You can sell or buy almost anything with this app! If you have stuff you no longer wear (admit it, you do... even stuff you've been holding onto in case you might be able to fit into them again 🙂 ), post it on the app, ship it when it sells, and get paid. Easy peasy!

<$$$> BONUS: Sign up for Mercari with my link from your smartphone and get $10 off your first purchase!


This app is popular among teen lifestyle YouTubers sharing how they make extra cash (props to all enterprising kids!). Similar to Mercari, Poshmark makes it a snap to buy and sell your designer clothes through their app.

<$$$> BONUS: Use my code "CARMENSAKURAI" when you sign up for Poshmark and get $10!


"The Largest Online Consignment & Thrift Store" Request a free “Clean Out Kit” to send in your clothes for consignment sale. Then just sit back. ThreadUp does all the work for you, including - photograph, list, and ship your items to the buyer. You can even use their online payout estimator tool to see what your items are worth.

Have like-new clothes you no longer wear? Turn them into cash with thredUP. For items listed under $60, you get paid as soon as they’re processed, and items over $60 are put on consignment and paid once they’re sold. All you need to do is pack up your clothes and ship (they even cover the cost of shipping!).

<$$$> BONUS: Sign up FREE for ThreadUp with this link and get $10 off your first purchase! You're welcome.

Style Lend

Rent your designer clothes ($200+ retail) through this new fashion sharing platform. The company will store your clothes for free and pay you each time someone rents an item of yours.


Sell your women’s and children’s clothes through Swap’s online consignment store and earn an average of $150 for each box of clothes you send in.


Save money by borrowing or buying used designer clothes on Swapstyle. Or sell from your own closet.


Grailed is basically Poshmark for guys.


“Turn your closet into cash” with the Tradesy second-hand marketplace for women’s clothing.


Sell your designer handbags and accessories on consignment, or take a lower offer price and get paid right away.


Rent out your designer clothing and accessories for a suggested 10% of the retail price per week. (Only available to Chicago-area lenders at press time.)


Worthy is the place to sell your unwanted (mostly diamond) jewelry.

Style For It

The only online site dedicated for plus size women to consign and buy pre-owned current fashion.

Make Money Doing Simple Things

Get Paid to Shop Online

You earn cash back just for shopping like you normally would with Ebates.com. Can’t get easier than that! Join free now and receive $5 cash.

Get Paid to Try New Products

Companies pay top-dollar to have users try their products and services for free! Simply complete free offers and Cashcrate pays you!

Listen to Music for Cash

If you listen to music all day like I do, you’ll love this program. All you need to do is listen to unsigned bands and artists online and submit a review at Slicethepie. Active users with high reputations are earning an extra $50+ per month for just 5-10 min a day listening to some aspiring music talents. It may not seem much, but stick it in a savings account and that’s $50 more than what you had before!

Get Cash Back by Scanning Your Receipts

We all buy groceries on a regular basis, so why not get back some extra cash from it? Ibotta makes it simple. Shop for products at your favorite store (Over 146 supported stores including: Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Walgreens!), scan your product barcodes, submit a photo of your receipt, and get cash back within 48 hours! Online rebates are also available from stores including: Macy’s, Sephora, Nordstrom, and The Body Shop.

Become a Field Agent

Get paid to do various tasks around town for clients. Assignments at Field Agent usually involve checking prices, scanning barcodes with your mobile phone, and conducting surveys. Your earnings vary and depend on the assignment and locction. For example, one listing offers $9 for 4 pictures of any products in the toothbrush section at your local Target, while another pays $5 for one picture of a $19.99 & under game display from any Toys “R” Us.

Get Paid to be a “Looker”

Perform tasks both online and off for WeGoLook clients who need an item verified by taking photos, videos, or other custom tasks. Tasks can pay from $25 to $200, depending on the project. You must have a smartphone to complete each job and pass a criminal background check.

Become a Mystery Shopper

As a Market Force mystery shopper, you’ll get paid to eat and shop for free at your favorite brands. Mystery shoppers are independent contractors posing as “shoppers” paid to visit local brands as a regular customer and report back on various aspects of their experience for market research. You set your own schedule and it’s free to sign up!

Get Paid For Taking Selfies

It’s true! Stylinity is a new site that pays you to take selfies of your outfits! It’s simple. You sign up, take selfies of your outfits and tag the photo with the product info. When other users click to buy any of the items you’re wearing, you get paid! Signup for free right now and get a $10 bonus!

Get Paid to Complete Simple Tasks With Your iPhone or Android

Download the Gigwalk app and start making money right away in your own neighborhood. I registered for an account and the first gig I received paid $8 to take 20 photos of several different bags of Cheetos sold in a local store. That would’ve probably taken me about 10 minutes to do. I’ve read that some others have gotten gigs taking photos of restaurant menus and street signs. The more gigs you complete, the more “Gigwalk Streetcred” you earn. This helps unlock higher paying jobs, which can pay up to $90!

Get Paid to Type

As a SpeakWrite typist, you take one hour shifts where you simply type out spoken audio. You set your own hours and from the comfort of your own home. Fast typists can earn upwards of $15/hour!

Make Money with Online Surveys

While you likely won't be able to pay your rent by doing surveys, you can earn gift cards, cash, and other rewards by answering surveys, watching videos, playing games, and shopping online with several reputable apps and services.

Get Paid For Your Opinions

Earn cash and rewards for taking surveys! It may not make you a millionaire, but that’s extra cash you can earn for just a few minutes of your time! Here are three sites I’ve successfully registered to report back on this article, and have earned a few bucks already:

  • Swagbucks – There is no limit to the amount of Swagbucks you can earn, and they can be redeemed for gift cards to just about anywhere.
  • Opinion Outpost – They offer rewards via Amazon or iTunes Gift Cards or cash deposited into your Paypal account. Plus every entry enters you into a $10,000 quarterly prize draw!
  • Vindale Research – Review products and take simple online surveys. They pay up to $75 per survey/review!


Usually the surveys are one-on-one interviews either in-person or over the phone / video chat. The average survey is 30 minutes long and average pay is $140 per hour.


Earn $5 - $25 gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Target... even Paypal Cash, by taking surveys, playing games, shopping online, watching videos, or just searching the web! I tell people that Swagbucks sponsors my Frap addiction because of all the Starbucks gift cards I get from them. 😆

<$$$> BONUS: Sign for FREE with my link and get $10 bonus.

Springboard America – 

Higher payouts than many other survey sites, but requires a $50 minimum to cash out.

InboxDollars – 

You earn cash by shopping online, clipping online coupons, taking surveys, playing games, and reading emails!

<$$$> BONUS: Sign up FREE with my link and get a $5 bonus.

Prize Rebel – 

Earn $10-12 an hour doing surveys or completing other tasks. Just avoid the low-paying ones.

Survey Junkie – 

Earn gift cards or cash out via PayPal.

Opinion Outpost – 

Cash out at just $5 via PayPal or Amazon gift cards. Each survey enters you into a $10,000 quarterly drawing.

American Consumer Opinion – 

ACOP is a popular market research company that pays $0.05 to $0.50 (in their own point system; redeemable for cash via PayPal) for completing short screener surveys and up to $50 worth of points for longer market research surveys.


Earn $10 for completing 20 minute online user tests of websites, apps, shopping portals, and more. Special software tracks your mouse movement while your webcam and mic record your eye movement, facial expressions, and words as you complete the questions.

You have to act fast though when new studies are released; in my experience UserTesting tests disappear very quickly.

SurveyBods | PopulusLive

For UK citizens, check out these survey sites and earn up to £10 an hour in gift cards completing surveys online.


Earn an average of €20 testing software products and finding bugs.

Make Money With Your Online Store

Affiliate Marketing

Did you know that you don’t even need to have your own products or services to earn a paycheck? This is the beauty of affiliate marketing. You promote other people’s stuff and when someone buys, you collect a cut of the sale price! That’s it. No need to carry an inventory, deliver the product, or provide support to the customers! Where do you promote affiliate products? On your blog, social media, articles you write… pretty much anywhere! Here are some popular networks that offer ad links to earn some cash from:

  • Rakuten Linkshare – My favorite network. You can promote popular brands such as Starbucks, iTunes, and Walmart, as well as products offered by smaller companies
  • Amazon – They’re tied with Linkshare as my favorite network. You can promote books, audio books, video games, clothing, kitchen tools, even car parts! You can earn up to 10% commission on majority of what’s being sold on their website! They pay their associates like clockwork, which I love.
  • Clickbank – Their online marketplace contains tens of thousands of products to choose from, and you can earn commissions as high as 75%!
  • JVZoo – Huge variety of products to promote; from business, cooking, and education, to foreign language, gambling, and travel!
  • Shareasale – These guys have over 3,900 merchants to promote from including: Beachbody, Zazzle, Craftsy, Juleep, and Weebly. They always pay on time too!

Drop Shipping

This is such a simple and cost effective solution for bringing in some extra cash, and it requires no inventory or overhead.

  1. Choose a product to sell online, like Ebay (let’s say it’s a computer mouse that costs you $2)
  2. Mark up the price and list it for $15
  3. When it’s sold, you send the drop shipper your buyer’s information, including the $2. You keep the remaining $13!
  4. Drop shipper ships it directly to your customer!
  5. Rinse and repeat!
  6. Here’s a big list of drop shippers for a huge variety of products that you can search through!

Set Up an Online Store

You can now profit from your own online store from the comfort of your home, and setting it up is extremely easy! Many people make decent part-time and full-time income with online storefronts. Here are a few of my favorites:

Make Money Using Your Knowledge and Skills

Get Paid to Host a Dinner

Do you have impressive cooking skills? EatWith gives you a platform to showcase your creativity by connecting you with locals and travelers from around the world! You set your rate per guest, choose the time and dates, and indicate the number of people you are ready to invite. You are the boss!

Get Paid to Help People Learn a Language

Teachers on Italki set their own prices, teach only when they’re available, and work from home! And you’re not limited to only English. They’re also looking for people to teach Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish and more. You’re free to focus on teaching because the service handles scheduling, marketing, payments and so on.

Teach an Online Course

Transform your knowledge and expertise into an online course and get paid well for it! You can teach anything you like… from computer programming and Photoshop tricks, to creating mobile apps and expert photography! You set the price! Here are my favorite sites that offer online courses:

Get Paid to Test Websites

Companies as well as individuals (myself included) routinely look for feedback on the usability of their websites. And now you can make money doing just that! My favorite service, UserTesting pays their testers $10 for every 20 minute session they complete! Click here for a list of sites where you can create an account and start earning cash right away.

Write Product Reviews for Cash

Do you always have an opinion about everything? Well, now you can make some extra cash sharing it! Epinions.com and ReviewStream.com are two sites that will pay you to write product reviews.

Tutor or Give Lessons

Are you fluent in another language, a math genius, talented chef, a gifted harpist, or a professional skateboarder? Whatever you’re a pro at, there’s always someone out there who could use your help! Advertise your skills on Craigslist and make some extra cash doing what you’re already great at!

Make Money with Your Car


Lyft – You’ve probably heard of “driving for dollars” with services like Uber and Lyft, but it doesn’t get much simpler than this. One driver of mine on a recent trip put it this way: “When I want to make money, I turn on the app.”

Lyft is currently offering a $1,150 first month guarantee for new drivers.

Uber – Uber is the proverbial 800 pound gorilla of the sharing economy. Their pioneering ridesharing platform offers the opportunity to essentially start your own taxi service and earn money on your own schedule driving your neighbors around.

One cool “hack”: Both companies offer “Destination Mode”, which basically allows you to earn money on your regular morning and evening commute by telling the app which direction you’re headed and only accepting riders along your route.

HyreCar – If you don’t have a car but still want to get in on some of these driving side hustles, HyreCar will rent you one, and states average drivers nets $1000 a week even after the rental fee. And if you have an underused car, you can make money renting it out to others who needs a car to drive for Lyft/Uber!


UberEATS – If you don’t like the idea of driving other people around or having other people drive your car, delivering takeout orders with UberEATS could be an option for you.

DoorDash – Make up to $25 an hour as a food delivery driver for DoorDash.

Instacart – Get paid to shop for and deliver other people’s groceries. Enjoy weekly payouts and a flexible schedule.

Postmates – Ride, drive, or walk to make local deliveries in your town and earn up $25 an hour doing so.

Other Delivery Services

Caviar – Another food delivery app.

JoyRun – Deliver takeout meals in your spare time with the JoyRun app to make extra cash. Some users report earning $10,000 in a year of JoyRunning.

Shipt – A grocery delivery service, currently serving cities in the southern US. According to their site you can earn up to $22 an hour as a shopper and delivery driver.

Rinse – Become a Rinse valet driver and help pick-up and deliver laundry and dry cleaning in your neighborhood.

Alfred – Sign on as a professional “Alfred” — a modern day urban butler sold on a subscription membership model — and get paid to run errands for busy clients.

Saucey – Get paid to delivery alcohol.

Munchery – Earn $20 an hour plus reimbursement for mileage and data delivering meals in your neighborhood.

Amazon Flex – Earn $18-25 an hour making deliveries for Amazon in select markets.

Deliv – Another on-demand delivery app where drivers can earn up to $22 an hour running errands and delivering goods locally.

Deliveroo – European app-powered food delivery service.

Renting Out

Turo – Turo is a leader in the peer-to-peer car rental space. If driving people around Uber-style isn’t your jam, you might consider this as an alternative.

Your car probably sits idle at least some of the time and the idea behind Turo is to put that idle time to use — and earn $500 a month or more. They’ve even got a cool little calculator on their site to estimate how much you might earn.

HyreCar – Make money with your under-utilized car by renting it out to ridesharing/delivery drivers like Uber, Lyft, and Grubhub! Car owners who list their vehicles with HyreCar make up to $12,000/year for each car listed!

GetAround – GetAround is a similar concept to Turo, and has car owners earning up to $10,000 a year and rental periods as short as one hour. There’s no rule that says you can’t list on both markets, but you’ll just have to remember to update the availability calendar if certain dates get booked on one platform and not the other.

RV Share – Rent out your RV when you’re not using it for $200 or more per day on RV Share, “the largest and most trusted RVing community. Top renters are earning $15-30k a year.

Outdoorsy – Rent out your RV on the Outdoorsy.com peer-to-peer marketplace and earn $150-$350 per day. The company handles bookings and payments, and carries $1 million in insurance should anything happen to your rig on the open road.


Wrapify – When you sign up with Wrapify, your car gets covered with a giant advertisement and you earn money based on how far you drive. A typical commuter in a popular area could earn $400-$600 a month.

Carvertise – If you have a 2005 model year car or newer and drive 800+ miles a month, you may qualify to earn $300-650 per campaign with Carvertise. The company has been around since 2012 and is one of the more established players in this space.

Make money With Your Stuff

Rent Out Your Car

Make extra cash renting out your car with Turo! Perfect if you have a second car that’s usually sitting in the garage. Even better… get paid for renting out your car while you’re away on vacation! You control the price and availability and you decide who rents your car. Your car is covered by their $1,000,000 liability policy during every rental, covering any damage to or theft from your car, with no out-of-pocket expenses. Each renter is thoroughly screened for your safety.

Rent Out Your Driveway or Garage

I had no idea my driveway could be a source of income! If you have space in your garage or driveway, JustPark might be for you. Listing your parking space is totally free, and you choose the dates your space is available, as well as the amount you would like to receive per day, week, and month.

Rent Out a Room in Your Home or Apartment for Cash

Listing your space on Airbnb is free. You set the price, your availability, and reservation requirements for your guests. You can also set custom prices to earn more during popular travel seasons! You can review each potential guest’s profiles and the reviews they’ve received to help you accept a booking only if you’re 100% comfortable. Their support team is available 24 hours a day, and every eligible booking is covered by their Host Guarantee at no additional cost to you.

Get Paid for Being a Friend

Whoever said money can’t buy friendship has never heard of Rent a Friend! I’m not even kidding. You go to their website and offer your friendship for $10 to $50 per hour. You set your own price and what types of activities you’re available for! The website clearly states that it is NOT a dating site, but a service offering companionship; someone to show you around an unfamiliar town, for example.

It’s not something you can really do from home, unless what you’re offering is home-based, such as teaching your “new friend” to bake or scrapbook from your home (not something I’d personally recommend). However, earning money to show someone the best local restaurants for a few hours or helping them shop for gifts isn’t such a bad way to make extra cash while the kids are at school! Some users claim to earn over $2000 a week full time, and others who just work on the weekends and make $500.

Drive People Around for $35/hour

That’s how much you can make with Lyft, a service that eliminates the need to use taxis. You drive your own car, set your own working hours, and earn $35 per hour.


Yes, I know you have kids of your own, but look at it as getting paid to host a playdate! You’re a terrific parent and a wonderful caregiver, so if this is something you think you might enjoy trying, why not get paid for it? Advertise your babysitting services for free on SitterCity and Care.

Recycle Your Old Mobile Devices

Did you know that you can actually get cash for your old cell phones? You know you’ve got a couple hidden somewhere. I dug up an old iPhone, a couple of Motorolas, a Nokia, and a Blackberry… let’s see what you can find! Check out how much your ancient phone is worth on Gazelle!

There you have it! This list should be more than enough to keep you busy making money! Happy earning!

carmen sakurai

I’m a single-momma, certified trauma-informed life coach specializing in narcissistic abuse recovery, religion teacher, best selling author, foodie wannabe, and advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse.

Currently living la vida loca in Vegas with my favorite human… while pseudo-adulting, Tahitian dancing, and mmm bubble tea!


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