Looking for some ways to make a little extra money? You’ve come to the right place. Your options are limitless, depending on what you enjoy doing and the skills you’re interested in building.
Check out our ideas and go get that green!
Hold A Yard Sale (IRL or Online)
One of the easiest ways to make some extra cash is by hosting a yard sale (either socially distanced in-person or online on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace). While it may be difficult to get rid of that “bike you’ve always been meaning to fix” or “kitchen appliance you’ve always wanted to use,” your discarded items could be someone else’s treasure. Minimizing the things in your life can also help you feel less stressed while putting some cash in your pocket.
Drive For A Ridesharing Company
If you have a car (and a mask), a great way to make some extra money is to drive for a ridesharing app. With Uber and Lyft at the forefront, the transportation economy has been completely transformed over the last few years. The best part? These networks allow you to flexibly work with the simple click of a button, no matter what time of day or night it is.
If you have a truck and don’t mind lifting heavy objects, you can earn even more with Bungii, a service that helps people transport furniture, appliances, and other bulky items for a fee.
Plasma is a vital source material for a number of medications that are used to treat and prevent life-threatening diseases, illnesses and conditions. Unfortunately, it can't be created in a laboratory or synthetically produced. It CAN be donated, though!
If you choose to give your own plasma, you can make these medications possible. The amount of money you can make per visit is dependent on your body weight, but can range between $20-50.
Rent Your Space
Have an extra room that’s gathering dust? Many cities have a “Rooms & Roommates” Facebook page where you can post your space to rent on a monthly basis. If you love making friends, another great options is to list your room on Airbnb. The app gives you the ability to dictate the nightly charge, which is often much higher than as opposed to a monthly rate.
Start A Side Hustle
Whether you’re an artist, writer or just a creative person with an entrepreneurial spirit, finding a side gig can be a great way to make some extra money. Sell prints of your artwork, bake bread/cakes, or detail cars (all of these can be done while still social distancing) - whatever your existing skill set may be, take your ideas and run with them! Who knows, your initial grind could lead to a full-time gig down the line.
Deliver or Do Odd Jobs
Similar to ridesharing, delivery apps also offer a flexible work schedule. While the pay may not be fantastic, you do have the ability to earn tips and network. If you prefer to deliver food, see how much you can earn on Postmates, Doordash, or UberEats. If you’d rather sling groceries, check out Instacart.
TaskRabbit is also a great option if you’re handy. You can earn up to $185 for assembling a desk, $135 for fixing a running toilet, and $67 for lifting furniture upstairs.