In the past, when you looked for easy ways to make money, you’d have to take in odd jobs like babysitting, car washing, newspaper delivery, lifeguarding, tutoring, shoveling snow, and a whole lot more.
Today, the internet has opened up a ton of side cash generating jobs – from those you can complete in under an hour (taking surveys), or something a bit more complicated that requires advanced skill (web development).
If you have some free time, you can make sure you have cash for a recurring expense that’s beyond your budget.
Here are 100 ways you can earn side cash without the need for a second job:
Easy Ways to Make Extra Money
It’s amazing that some tasks or habits you regularly do, such as shopping groceries or traveling, can now earn you extra cash without fuss. Most of these “jobs” are no-brainers that even kids can do it for you.
1. Take surveys
Third-party companies pay these survey companies to find out what consumers think about their products or services. Most get-paid-to-take-survey gigs lets you earn points for every survey completed. You can then choose to redeem these points into e-certificates, vouchers, gift cards or real money.
Tons of survey sites exist, but only a few legit survey sites are known to consistently payout its users.
2. Listen to music online
You can check out new music and earn points by rating the artists’ work, listen to internet radio but fill-up CAPTCHA in between songs, or even earn $5 just by signing up.
You’ll mostly earn cents per listened song, but this can add up quickly if you’re on the website for an entire day.
3. Fill-up CAPTCHA and other easy tasks
There’s no advanced skill needed for becoming a pro at Clickworker.com.
You have the potential to earn $5 to $20 per hour on easy tasks, but the competition is fierce and tasks availability may be far in between.
4. Become a Mystery Shopper
In mystery shopping, you have to physically go to a store and rate the store’s layout, how the staff handled customer service, upselling/marketing skills, store cleanliness, product knowledge of the staff, and other criteria listed on the job description.
Aside from cash (about $5 to $20 per job), you may also be gifted the product you “had” to buy from the mystery shopping assignment.
5. Perform data mining or research for Microworkers
The quick jobs are more complex than surveys and filling-up CAPTCHA forms. You’ll need a bit of internet marketing knowledge to perform assignments effortlessly.
Get a chance to earn points from tasks like data mining or tagging, content evaluation, transcription, and more.
6. Play Online Games and more with Swagbucks
Swagbucks gives you $5 just for signing up. From there, you can earn SwagBucks (its virtual currency) from a wide range of activities such as playing games, online shopping, taking surveys, etc. The SwagBucks you collect are redeemable for coupons, gift cards, and other goodies.
7. Join Amazon’s mTurk as an “online worker”
You’ll be overloaded with a ton of tasks, so you have to install a few tools to keep mTurk assignments organized and free from scams. The best thing about this platform is that there is plenty of work to be done, priced at cents to dollars a pop.
8. Sell Photos Taken from Your Phone
It’s an interesting concept – take a photo straight from your smartphone, upload it into the Foap app, and share 50/50 profit with Foap whenever your photo gets sold for $10 at the marketplace.
Foap also hosts contests, so if you’ve got a flair for photography and eye for unique subjects, learn how to earn side cash with Foap.
9. Create a Meme
Is your meme game strong? Do you love creating photos, videos, GIFs, or other content that most likely get reactions from people?
You can become a ghost meme maker and sell your stuff for companies, brands, and influencers in need of quirky, shocking, funny, or emotionally-triggering memes. Here’s how.
10. Earn while you travel
Whether you’re on a quick run to your local grocery store, or on a tour in another country, you can download a couple of apps and take advantage of rewards they’re offering in exchange for luggage space (AirMule), or travel-related survey (Field Agent).
11. Trade Forex online
If you’re already trading foreign exchange online and you know what it takes to make your investment grow (despite the risks), this one can be a quick way to earn side cash.
Note that this isn’t for newbies, since the volatile nature of forex can cause significant losses for the untrained trader.
12. Assess Search Engine Performance
You don’t have to be a master programmer to assess if Google’s search results provide value to you (the searcher) or not. This job is rare, but pays by the hour when available.
You only have to check if ads posted on websites or search engines are relevant, or if the search results are working properly.
13. Join Contests
If you’re always ready for a challenge, or simply want to build a portfolio, joining online contests not only build up your skills, but also give you a chance to earn rewards, gift cards or cash. Contests are available for writers, graphic designers, video creators, data scientists, or even those who are awesome at idea generation or branding.
14. Download apps that offer rewards or cash
There are tons of apps geared at gathering information from users. For example, Iconzoomer pays $5 to $10 if you upload a picture or video of yourself reviewing an app, website or product. Receipt Hog exchanges your scanned receipts from restaurants, grocery, or any other retailers for gift cards or cash.
Here are 15 more apps that you can download and use when appropriate.
15. Watch Videos
If you’re addicted to YouTube and watch it on your PC, you can watch from the Paid2YouTube site and earn cash by watching, rating, sharing, or commenting on videos. You can watch interactive ads and get paid with Slidejoy whenever you unlock your phone.
16. Watch TV shows, trailers, movies, and more
For those who love watching reruns of their favorite TV shows, trailers of upcoming movies, or old films, there are apps and websites that reward you for the time you spent watching. Viggle even pays by the minute, while its sister site Perk.tv gives you more chances of earning points.
You can even become a Nielsen family and rate the shows you watch in your household.
17. Deliver packages on your way to work via Roadie & Amazon Flex
If you’re not open to using your car as an Uber for extra money, how about delivering other people’s packages while on your way to work, to the school, to the grocery, or elsewhere you’d normally pass? Roadie and Amazon Flex follow the same concept – it lets people make money by delivering packages to destinations that are within your commute.
Roadie and Amazon Flex matches drivers with packages, and pays somewhere between $10 to $50 for local trips and over $500 for long-distance delivery.
18. Shop for Groceries
If you’re from New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Los Angeles, you can download the Instacart app and earn $25/hour as a personal shopper for other people (while doing your own groceries!) Then there are cash-back programs, which let you earn either cash or rewards with every dollar you spend on groceries. For the best program near you, check out Cashbackholic.
Provide a Quick Service
Earning extra cash online is easy, as long as you’re willing to do a bit of work. Depending on your skill set, interest, time availability, and amount of funds needed, you can find a job online that you can perform under an hour, within a day, a week, or more.
You’ll discover that people from around the world will need “virtual” help from writers, programmers, translators, QA testers, and other specialists and will pay real money for good old fashioned help.
19. Become an English tutor
Some websites require you to be a native English speaker, or have some kind of teaching experience, but most ESL tutor sites just look for people with passion. This job is paid hourly (from $10 to $50+ per hour depending on experience), so the amount you could potentially earn depends on how much free time you’re willing to give up.
20. Perform Data Entry Tasks
Data entry used to be a favorite job type scammers use in getting a hold of people’s cash. Since many were desperate to “work from home” in the past, they are duped into paying for a list of companies that offer data entry jobs. This led to a bad rep of many data entry jobs, even if there are legit companies that actually pay on an hourly or per data basis.
21. Test Websites
You can get paid to “test” website’s usability, search feature, layout, ad placement, and more. You can even review a site’s logo, design, and content, or discover bugs in exchange of a fee. There are over a dozen companies that pay to test websites from $5 and up.
22. Transcribe audio to written form
Is your hand-ear coordination super-fast? Can you retain words you just heard and type it out quickly and accurately? Then you might be interested in these 10 companies offering transcription job positions.
Jobs are paid from $15 to over $100 per audio hour. Note that for experienced transcribers, an audio hour can easily be completed, but beginners could spend more than a day to finish this.
23. Write a Jingle
Got cleverly made-up jingles stuck in your head for weeks? Do you think you’ve got the chops for making these jingles commercial? You’d be surprised how professional jingle composers earn $10k a pop for every jingle developed for brands.
24. Design a logo, banner, etc.
For those who have graphic design background, there are plenty of odd jobs you could perform, from creating logos and banners in a few hours, to crafting an entire WordPress theme.
This line of work offers flexibility whether you’re looking for freelance graphic design gigs or full-time (but home-based) jobs, which mean the earning potential would also vary depending on your skills and time availability.
25. Become an Email Marketer
Email campaigns can be pre-written for future marketing use, so those with a flair for writing can find work as an email marketer on the side. It’s a lucrative gig (where you can earn $30 to $50 per hour) and you have the option of accepting one-off projects or a full-time contract.
26. Turn a Picture into a Caricature
Here’s another gig for the artsy. If you’re gifted with caricature skills and can easily turn any face or picture into a cartoon, you’d be a star on fiverr.com and earn somewhere from $20 to $500 for every project. Follow these tricks if you wish to earn more money from fiverr.
27. Tutor Someone with Homework
You can help people and earn at the same time if you’re willing to tutor someone with his/her homework.
The average fee per hour is around $20, but this rate could go lower or higher depending on your educational credentials (those with a teaching or master’s degree earn higher) and the site you decide to join.
28. Become a Travel Agent
Find your strength with over a dozen quick cash opportunities that the travel industry has to offer. From becoming a tour guide or itinerary planner to turning your home office into a booking agency, you can learn everything you need to know about working as a travel agent here.
29. Test Video Games
For many people, testing video games is a job of their dreams. The competition to land these jobs is fierce, but they’re real (if you know where to look). If this is something you’d be interested in, check this guide on how to avoid scams and discover which companies to stalk for video game testing gigs.
30. Write Content for Others
If you’re a successful blogger and you need quick cash, write content for other people or companies. What better way to show off your writing and marketing skills than to use your blog as portfolio?
31. Become a Closed Captioner
It’s a job for professional transcribers, since the rates depend on your speed and accuracy. Beginners can earn $10 to $15 per hour, while experienced closed captioners have the potential to earn up to $150 an hour. You can start here and compare companies that hire closed captioners.
32. Customize a Travel Itinerary for Other People
Do you love traveling and discovering new places? If you’ve got time on your hands and want to become a tour guide for anyone who wishes to travel, you can master and offer customized travel itineraries.
Your service can be as simple (providing a well-researched itinerary) or as complex (crafting a kid-friendly, budgeted 5-day travel plan), depending on your expertise and preference.
33. Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is just like traditional assistants – they’re the jack-of-all-trades go-to person, except VAs only performs online tasks.
General VAs require basic online skills like research, data entry, typing and so on, while advanced VAs can be more specific to the needs of the client (such as SEO VA, writer VA, etc.). Either way, payments are by the hour and are great for people just starting out with work-from-home jobs.
34. Teach Anything Online
Do you have a special skill you want to share in exchange for quick cash? How about a specific discovery, invention, or life hacks? You can make money by teaching your passion either on your blog, or at training marketplaces. For quick cash, you can even craft an eBook about your unique idea and sell it outright.
35. Build Websites for Others
Those with experience coding websites from scratch, using Shopify to build a secure online store, or mixing and matching WordPress themes and plugins to craft a unique website, there are plenty of online opportunities to make side cash quickly for you. You can even offer to take over a web dev project, or create custom plugins for a site.
36. Become a Social Media Manager
If you’re a pro at all social media platforms, you’re already one step closer to making money online as a social media manager.
There’s quick cash to be made in this line of work, especially for brands that do not have an online presence yet, since you’d be creating social media accounts and gathering followers for each platform. The amount you earn, however, depends on how long the contract was offered and tasks assigned to you.
37. Help Others Prepare Tax Returns
Those with an accounting background with a legit Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) can help other people prepare tax returns on the side of a full-time job. It’s a great way to earn money during tax season without quitting your day job.
38. Guide People to Lose Weight
Here’s another soul-fulfilling, money-making side gig for anyone with expert-level knowledge about diet, fitness, weight loss and everything in between. For a quick return, you can offer private coaching lessons to people interested in losing weight.
If you’re not in a hurry to get the cash you earned, create a drawn-out plan to earn passive income with your fitness coaching.
39. Draw or Paint Custom Artwork
For artists struggling to make enough income, there’s a special place on Fiverr.com for creatives like you. You can custom-draw pets in Disney style for $15 to $45 per order, or paint a client’s portrait on canvas. What’s great with offering these art services on Fiverr is that the artwork size, style, medium and all other details are totally up to you.
40. Review Apps
If you’re a fan of trying out mobile apps, you’d love this gig! Sites like Vindale Research and User Testing pays people to provide feedback about certain apps or websites. You’d find more sites that pay real cash in exchange for app reviews, but be careful about scams (there are plenty of those too!)
41. Become a Voice-Over Artist
Anyone blessed with perfectly-modulated voice can become a voice-over artist and earn somewhere between $100 to over $500 just for a 5-minute voice-over project. The complexity, application process, and fee depend on which voice-over site you join.
42. Do Translation Work
You can earn side cash by translating documents from one language to another, or turning technical materials into readable guides. Fees vary by-the-hour or by-word, depending on which company you chose to join. We listed 20 legit companies known to pay for translation work.
43. Provide Professional Modeling Service
Whether you’ve offered to model a product, dress up in cosplay, or pose for a professional photoshoot, there’s a company or marketing firm that may just bite. Just take a look at the hundreds of models-for-hire on Fiverr to see that both male and female can turn this into a money-making side gig.
44. Lend Your Singing Talent to Brands and Companies
Aside from voice-over gigs, singing is another side gig for those with majestic voices. And if you’ve got the singing chops, there’s plenty of side cash opportunities for you.
From singing a love song for a guy who’s about to propose, to rapping a song or adding backup vocals to an existing song, you can create any unique offer that you think would sell.
45. Help Local Businesses with Internet Marketing
Let’s face it, some brick-and-mortar companies are dying not because their products are bad, but because they’re unable to compete with technologically-advanced companies.
You can earn cash by helping local businesses build their online presence, understand how search engines work, take advantage of social media, and compete even in the online world.
46. Earn from Your Web Comics
The earning potential of web comic artists has increased recently, thanks to crowd-funding sites and social media. What used to be a job reserved only for newspapers and print, comics now allow artists to earn quick cash by selling their work printed on shirts, or earn passively through a blog, subscription service and more.
47. Become a Life Coach
If you’re able to guide a friend through his/her rough patches in life, there’s a good chance you can earn from being a life coach. Unlike therapists that require credentials, consider life coach as a best friend whose main goal is to ensure you deal with your specific problem through the end.
48. Use Your Background in Customer Service
If you’ve been in the customer service industry and have had experiences in taking calls, answering e-mails, manning live-chats, and so on, you’d be thrilled to know you can jump in and join various companies, provide customer service and earn even while doing it as a sideline.
Payments range from $5 to $25 per hour, depending on the company or agent experience. Some jobs even offer commissions.
49. Dominate Fiverr.com
You don’t need to slave off working to dominate Fiverr.com. You can earn enough side cash simply by following some tricks from 3 high-earning Fiverr stars. Use these Fiverr.com tips even if you work as a graphic design artist, programmer, writer, or any other worker.
50. Create a Viral Video
If you’ve ever been the life of a party, or the subject of a viral video, you can turn this into a lucrative side job (or even a full-time career). Because you’re the one crafting ideas and recording the viral video for your clients, you need to know what sells, how to turn the idea into reality, and bring the house down with your performance. Need ideas how to earn from viral videos? Check tons of viral video gig examples here.
51. Become an Online Headhunter
Working with Indeed Crowd may not be as fruitful as claimed by several people who joined the program, but there are still legit companies willing to pay you money for recruiting employees for specific roles. Check out Recruitifi or Recruiter.com for starters.
52. Create Animated Videos
If you know how to create short animated videos, logos, cartoons, and other 3D content, you can easily make $50 to $500 per project. Start small and join Upwork or Fiverr while you build your portfolio or make a name for yourself.
53. Use Your Marketing Skills to help companies with Branding
It doesn’t matter if you’re not yet adapted to modern internet marketing. As long as you have marketing background and you know what it takes to build successful branding, you can earn side cash creating company taglines, product logo, business name, brand story and more.
The branding packages you can offer can be as simple as brainstorming business names for $5, or as complex as identifying company mission/vision, product color templates, logos, taglines, product description and more.
54. Write Legal Documents
It’s not easy to craft legal documents, so if you have a law background or a special passion curating legal content, make use of this talent by working on the side. Sites like Quimbee (pays $25 for a quick summary) or LegalMatch (pays $10.50/hour) can help you if you’re starting out, but you can explore other sites that offer legal writing jobs if you want to expand your reach.
55. Work on Non-Voice Customer Service Temp Jobs
If voice-based temp jobs aren’t attractive to you, but you have customer service experience, you can still earn some extra cash by working on non-voice agent jobs. Salaries range from $8 to $20 per hour, depending on which company you applied to.
56. Help Websites Get Traffic
Getting traffic to websites is science. There’s a balance of paid advertising, organic traffic, and multiple marketing and SEO techniques to achieve traffic goals. Add the ever-changing rules set by search engine giants like Google can make this job super challenging.
If you know the ins and outs of internet marketing or search engine optimization, you can offer to help companies with their campaigns. The commitment level or duration of project is completely up to you.
57. Craft Click-worthy Ads
Online advertising is big business. It’s one of the most effective techniques of targeting customers, which is why creating an ad requires a unique ability of copywriting and optimizing ads for a specific platform (such as Facebook, Instagram, and so on). If you know how to craft click-worthy ads or manage ad campaigns, offer your services for $20 to over $500 a project.
58. Perform Research for Local Companies via FieldAgent
If you have a smartphone, you can join FieldAgent and serve as a company’s researcher by completing quick audits in stores, checking prices of an item, assessing product placement, and more.
These quick jobs pay somewhere between $1 and $15, but the jobs are matched based on your location.
59. Edit Other People’s Work
Editors are heaven-sent for companies that churn out massive amounts of content on a daily basis. Those with proofreading or editing experience can quickly make $5 to $300 for every editing gig.
60. Post on Forums
Some companies pay people to post on forums and jump-start conversations within the threads. Believe it or not, many of the marketing forums you know started with paid posters. Today, you can still earn quick cash as a forum poster, but with a focus on SEO.
Sell Stuff for Extra Cash
If you’re not interested in working for other people, one of the easiest ways of making extra cash is by selling stuff you already have, items you created by hand, or digital products you think other people would need.
61. Sell Things You Don’t Need on eBay
eBay remains a popular buy/sell marketplace where you can discard your pre-loved items without leaving the house. If you’re not a fan of garage sales, then you can sell old clothes, vintage items, and other things you’re willing to let go. For those interested in a long-term eBay business, learn how to start your own eBay consignment biz.
62. Sell Crafts You Make on Etsy
Those who have bouts of creative streaks and piled up projects in the garage shouldn’t just leave their homemade blankets, handmade lamp, and so on to the dust. Instead, make quick cash by selling your art and crafts at Etsy. There’s a ton of sub-niches in that lively artsy community, so it’s easy to build your own special space on Etsy.
63. Flip Flea Market Items
Do you have an eye for awesome antique furniture, vintage clothes, or other flea market items? Would you able to spot fakes from authentic brands quickly? If you answered yes to both questions, then you could double your money from flea market items by selling them online. Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso (the girl who inspired Netflix’s show GirlBoss) started her clothing empire this way.
64. Create and Sell Meal Plans
Whether you’re a fan of nutrition, successfully lost weight by following a diet plan, or have a medical background, you can customize and sell meal plans to clients. You can even create ready-made meal plans for specific conditions, such as diabetes or childhood obesity, and sell these plans as is.
65. Craft Excel Spreadsheets
Are you a pro at Excel spreadsheets? Do you love creating templates for your finance, calendars, to-do lists, event planning, business, and so on? If you need extra cash, you can sell your spreadsheets at Etsy, Savvyspreadsheets.com, or Fiverr for $10 to $100 a pop.
66. Create And Sell Lesson Plans
Anyone with a teaching background can create lesson plans and sell them to other teachers who might not have the time to make one from scratch. Would you ever imagine that this kind of side gig can make you earn six-figures? Read up on some success stories and discover how you can replicate these teachers’ success with selling lesson plans.
67. Sell Extra Gift Cards
Do you have gift cards laying around that you’re never going to use? Cardpool buys store credits as well as physical and electronic gift cards. What’s great about Cardpool is that you can get quick cash in exchange for your gift cards straight from their kiosks and cashier-assisted locations across the U.S.
68. Become an Amazon Seller
If you have products to sell, but no capital yet to fund an entire operation (that handles shipping, customer service, marketing, logistics, and more), you can become an Amazon seller with FBA fulfilment by Amazon.
It’s the perfect solution for startups, but it does have its pros and cons.
69. Sell Ready-Made Apps
Even if there are thousands of mobile apps already on Google Play and Apple Store, the outlook on apps remain bright. App development requires advanced programming skills and business-savviness to market the app after launch. It’s a tough product to sell, but once you do sell one, it’s very financially rewarding.
70. Sell WordPress Plugins
Those who use and love WordPress can easily spot problems that need solving. If you find an issue that you think can be resolved with a plugin, create that plugin and sell it to the highest bidder. You can also seek custom WP plugin jobs via Fiverr.com for a guaranteed sale.
71. Sell Graphics Design Items
If you have graphics design skills, you can take advantage of the seasons and occasions by creating relevant items such as calendar posters, Valentine’s Day greeting cards, Halloween printables, and a whole lot more. You can sell these items on Print-on-Demand sites, or cater to a wider audience by going pro with your artworks.
72. Sell Cartoons
Here’s another quick gig for those gifted with creative hands – draw and sell cartoons for $20 to over $100 a pop. It doesn’t matter what style of cartoons you’re good at, there’s a market for pop art, portraits, 3D cartoons, 2d, anime and any other drawing styles.
73. Turn Your Calligraphy Skills into Gold
Writing old school is in and lucrative, which is great because calligraphy as a hobby can be expensive (the inks, pens, markers, special papers used all add up to expenses). You can create posters with inspirational quotes, wedding invitations, and so on.
Do it part-time for quick cash, or turn calligraphy into a full-time job… the choice is yours.
74. Sell WordPress Themes
Make use of your Photoshop and advanced programming skills by creating WordPress themes. If you’re lucky and your WP theme fills a void missing in the WordPress space, then you’ll be able to sell the theme quickly. Note that unless you sell your rights to the theme, you’re going to handle customer service and helpdesk for your theme’s clients.
75. Flip Domains
It may be 2018, but there are hidden gems yet to be registered as domain names. If you’re creative, have a knack for words, and know a thing or two about getting traffic to a newly-built website, then flipping domains can still be a lucrative side gig for you.
76. Create and Ship Custom Artwork
The cool thing about the internet is that plenty of talent remains to be discovered. So as long as you’re selling off your creativity with vinyl stickers, canvas art, stencils, jewelry design, sewing patterns, and other custom artwork, which you then ship to customers, you can earn side cash from doing something you’re passionate about.
77. Sell old CDs, DVDs, games, books, and other stuff via Declutter & SecondSpin
Commission-based Side Cash
If you’re trying to earn side cash because you want to double the amount of your savings, or set aside money for a future expense, these types of online money-making methods can be your thing. Do note that since these are drawn-out methods, you’ll be able to earn daily, but only actually receive earnings for your work online after a couple of weeks, months or years.
78. Sell T-Shirt Design
If you’re a pro with fonts, calligraphy, or a special kind of art and can easily churn out t-shirt designs, you can upload these designs over at Print-on-Demand sites and wait for customers to buy them.
The best thing about PoD sites? You don’t have to bother with printing, inventory, processing or shipping – the PoD site handles everything for you.
79. Share Your Knowledge
Anyone with a unique idea, invention, or knowledge can earn money by sharing it to the world. The secret is to create a Udemy course, either text-based or video, and wait for “students” to buy them.
80. Write an eBook
Another way of sharing your knowledge is through eBooks, but instead of just focused on educational materials, eBooks can be as varied as cookbooks, novels, or autobiography. You can write an eBook now and earn from it continuously once you’ve published each book.
81. Turn the Ebook into an Audiobook
If you chose the eBook route of earning passive income, you can double your earnings by converting a published ebook into an audiobook.
You’d be spending a bit more in the beginning (for voice recording equipment, hiring voice-over artists, and so on), but once you released the audiobook to the world, it will earn for you even after years.
82. Join YouTube’s Partner Program and Create Videos
Love recording videos? Upload it on YouTube and create as many videos as you can. Once you’re approved for the YouTube Partner Program, you’ll be able to earn cash from views on each of your uploaded videos.
83. Start a Blog
You can talk about anything under the sun on a blog. From diary-like life experiences, to business informative posts, everyone has something they’re interested in. What’s amazing about blogging is that you can monetize most of your interests, except for a few things (nudity, guns, cigarettes, and so on).
84. Upload Stock Photos
Got an eye for photography? If your camera is your go-to gadget anywhere you go, there’s a good chance you’ve got hundreds of photos stored somewhere. Why not join stock photography sites and sell rights to your photos?
85. Focus Your Energy on Affiliate Marketing
Probably the most effective way of earning cash daily is through affiliate marketing.
However, this requires hard work in the beginning, before you can actually call it a full-time online business. To succeed in affiliate marketing, you’ll need a blog, a topic you love, and a bit of guidance from experienced affiliate marketers.
86. Design Other People’s Tattoos
Even tattoo artists can earn on the side with online gigs. For this particular one, you’d have to join Create My Tattoo, register as an artist, upload tattoo designs, and earn 75% of the sale price whenever a customer chooses your design.
87. Earn via Twitter
If you spend most of your day on Twitter, it’s time you monetize this hobby by selling products (yours or other people’s), advertising services, finding leads, or becoming an influencer (brand ambassador). You’ll have to own an active and popular account before you can earn from Twitter though.
88. Write In-Depth Tutorials
For the techy who loves to write, you can earn from $50 to $100 on regular tutorials (more for longer pieces) from sites like Hostinger, Digital Ocean, How to Do in Java, and more. Many of the higher-priced gigs require technical writing skills, so this may not be suitable for most people.
89. Get Podcasting
There’s an art in podcasting. You have to have the right personality with enough charm and brains to podcast your own show. But if you do have this special podcasting skill, you need to try one of several ways of monetizing your podcasts.
90. Publish Your Poems
If poetry is flowing through your veins, let it run wild and earn from them on the side. You’d be amazed how many sites are willing to pay people to publish their poems. You can earn from $25 to over $1,000, depending on the policies of the site you decide to join.
91. Sell Your Fonts
Font makers can earn quick cash by selling their fonts to buyers directly. If there’s no buyer biting your bait, you can always go for font retailers such as FontShop.com, Fonts.com, Linotype.com and MyFonts – all of which pay creators 50% with every font sale.
92. Submit Short Stories Online
If you’re trying to get your written work published online, you can first try out legit literary sites that will willingly buy your short stories for $100 or more.
Weird Ways to Earn Extra Money Online
Even if you’re a fortune teller, or a ghostwriter for online dating profiles, the internet has a place for everyone. Check out more legit (but unusual) ways to earn cash online.
93. Fortune Telling
If you’re a professional palmist or fortune teller, you can offer your fortune-telling services online for as low as $5 (quick psychic reading) to over $100 (predicting specifics such as marriage or future employment).
94. Win Cash from your Award-Winning Recipes
Got an heirloom recipe for the best gravy in the world? Or how about a recipe of the chewiest brownies in the history of brownies? Join recipe contests and prepare to pile up your cash prizes. Some of these recipe contests even pay thousands of dollars for the top prize.
95. Lose weight
Yes, you can get paid for losing weight or getting healthy. There are tons of apps like Achievement, but this one gives you points for walking, eating healthy food, and so on. Once you get 10k points, you can convert them into $10.
96. Recommend Business Names
If you’re good at making up catchy names or products, you can earn quick cash by recommending business names. You have to compete with other people for the best names though, so only join if you’ve got time on your hands and you’ve got a strong name-calling game.
97. Become Part of an Online Mock Jury
You don’t volunteer to become part of an online mock jury, but if you register with companies that pay people to participate in mock trials, you can be chosen to join. Payment vary, somewhere between $10 and $50 per case.
98. Online Dating Ghostwriter
Online dating is tough, which is why many people hire others to “write” or “fix” their online dating profiles. If you’re an awesome writer who can turn any person’s voice and goals into words that would attract other people, then this gig may be for you.
99. Remind People to Take their Meds
Pleio is a site that reminds its clients to take their medication and help out with basic prescription-related questions. You can be a GoodStart Mentor and earn an hourly wage from home while helping other people follow a good routine with their medication.
100. Install Nielsen Digital Voice to earn $50 yearly
The Nielsen Computer & Mobile panel is a platform to get connected with Nielsen Digital. By joining this site (or installing the app), you’ll be paid $50 every year. What’s great is that you’ll also have the chance of winning prizes, since Nielsen gives away $10k in prizes each month.
The Bottom Line
Isn’t it amazing that the present work-from-home environment is so widely accepted by small to big companies that they make part-time, full-time or freelance gigs available throughout the year?
I hope you can find something that fits your skill set from this huge list of online gigs and earn side cash whenever you need it.
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