Have you been looking for a way to make money from home?
Over the past few years, I have discovered there are so many ways to make money. I often talk about side jobs or hustles to earn extra funds to help pay down debt. If you are like me, getting rid of debt and working toward financial freedom is important. Pursuing financial freedom is not just for the money, but for a lifestyle of freedom.
If you are just getting started with side hustling or trying to earn extra money on the side, I wanted to share several side jobs I found for taking surveys, mystery shopping, house sitting, re-selling clothes or household items and more! I have tried most of these apps or jobs. A few of these side jobs I have not had a chance to try yet but they are highly recommended by friends I know and trust.
Pick one, try it out and let me know how it goes!
1. Earn Cash Back for Everyday Purchases
Ibotta is a smartphone app that you can earn cash back on everyday purchases. Through partnerships with leading brands and retailers, Ibotta has an incredible amount of offers and store locations.
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Using Ibotta is an easy way to put some money back in your pocket with purchases you already planned to make. If you sign up through my referral link here, kitchentablefinances.com/ibotta , you will receive a $10 welcome bonus.
2. Get Cash Back on Your Online Purchases
Ebates earns you cash back through both their app and website. It’s really easy to get started with Ebates and set up their cash back button on your browser to ensure you don’t miss any cash back opportunities.
Sign up through my referral link to earn an EXTRA $10 with your first qualified purchase of $25 or more.
Once you’ve signed up and created an Ebates account, head to the online store to make your purchase. When you see the Ebates pop-up, click the link to confirm to validate your shopping trip. Once you finish your shopping trip, Ebates will show your cash back amount in your account. You will get your cash back through a Big Fat Check or your PayPal account every three months.
That’s it. Easy, huh?
3. Earn Gift Cards
Shopkick lets you earn free gift cards through walking into stores, scanning products in-store and making purchases (in-store or online).
The reward points, called kicks, add up in your account. When you hit 500, 1250, 2500 or more kicks, you can redeem your reward points for a gift card at a wide selection of stores.
Sign up for Shopkick here. Shop. Earn. Enjoy.
4. Delivery Food to Others
Food delivery has become an increasingly popular side hustle and is a great way to earn some extra money. You deliver when you want. It’s completely flexible. For me personally, I chose to stick with one food delivery service, UberEats.
If you’re thinking about signing up with UberEats, sign up with my referral link today and you could qualify for a new promotion where you are guaranteed to make at least $195 in total payout for your first 40 trips.
When you’re ready to deliver, simply open your app and go online. The delivery opportunities come to you!
5. Start a Blog
Blogging is a great way to build a platform for you to share content, build extra income and meet new people. If you have wanted to start a blog and earn money through writing, check out my step-by-step guide here to get started.
With these six steps, you will be able to setup your blog and get started in your journey. Blogging is an amazing platform for writing and sharing content with the world. I am excited that you are exploring the possibilities of blogging and encourage you to take the leap into the world of blogging.
6. Create an Online Course
Do you have a skill or knowledge to share with others? A great way to share that information (and earn extra money) is by creating an online educational course. An online course lets you share your expertise, bring solutions to common problems or tutorials on how to do something.
Check out these two platforms for creating your own online course:
Imagine having someone hire you to teach them how to do something. You put the time, effort and work into teaching the a new skill or information. Now imagine ten people wanting to hire you to do the same thing. Only this time, you don’t have do to the work ten times over. You’ve already done the work. The great thing about creating an online course is that you do the work once, but get paid each time someone purchases your course.
7. Earn Money Walking
Achievement is an app to help you reach your health and fitness goals through rewards. After creating an online Achievement account, synced up the app with other fitness apps and start earning points immediately.
You can earn up to 80 points per day for tracking fitness activity, 6 points each day for tracking other daily activities (such as logging your food, taking your blood pressure, etc) and through various offers to help advance health research. For every 10,000 points you earn, you get paid $10.
Once you sync up your app, you do not have to do anything else. You earn reward points through healthy behavior and activities. The more you do, the more you can earn. It’s that easy!
8. Earn Rewards for Healthy Choices
The Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices by Walgreens is where you earn points for healthy activities and choices. Similar to the Achievement app, once you setup the Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices, your points automatically add up.
- Set a healthy goal: 250 points
- Achieve a healthy goal: 250 points
- Link a health app or device: 250 points per device
- Run, walk or cycle: 20 points per mile
- Exercise activities: 20 points per daily log
- Weigh-in: 20 points per daily log
- Blood pressure measurements: 20 points per daily log
- Blood glucose monitor: 20 points per daily log
- Quit tabacco: 20 points per daily log
Your reward points turn into dollars. Redemption points are not paid out in dollars, but can be deducted from or used toward future purchases.
9. Mystery Shopping
Companies and industries rely on mystery shopping to provide insight to their customer service experience and quality of it’s service. When you sign up as a mystery shopper, you are providing feedback to companies on how they can improve their business and customer service quality. Better customer experiences often lead to better sales and overall company operations.
Beomcing a mystery shopper is a great way to earn extra money while helping companies improve their quality and service. If you are a detailed person and have good communication skills, this is a great opportunity to try new things, provide honest feedback and earn some extra money.
10. Get a Refund with Price Drops
Paribus is completely free and easy to use. Once you set it up, you can literally forget about it. Paribus works in the background, monitoring your email for receipts from stores. When Paribus detects a drop in price for an item or product you recently purchased, Paribus files a claim with the company and requests a refund for you.
You will love seeing emails from Paribus notifying you of a price adjustment and sending you a refund!
11. Download the Shoptracker App
When you sign up for the Shoptracker app, you can earn money just for shopping on Amazon. After setting up an account, answering a few questions on The Harris Poll to make sure you qualify, the app will automatically sync up with your Amazon account.
Each month, you can earn $3. If you keep the app active for a year, you will earn an extra $36!
12. Learn to Proofread
Did you know? One of the lesser known ways to make money from home is proofreading. You can go from knowing nothing about proofreading to winning clients over with your expertise and technical know-how by registering for Caitlin’s online course to become a proofreading SUPERSTAR.
Check out her FREE 45-minute workshop, where she will teach you the basics of proofreading and how to use the most popular proofreading tool on the market like a pro.
The General Proofreading course will set you up with the skills to grow a business proofreading more general — and fun! — types of texts like books, blog posts, resumes, news articles, etc.
13. Get Paid to Watch Videos
Have you used Swagbucks before? You can earn money by fill out surveys, watching videos and shopping online through Swagbucks. Earn points with each activity you do on Swagbucks, then cash out for gift cards at your favorite retailers or get cold, hard cash back through PayPal.
14. Take Surveys Online
Surveys are an easy way to earn some extra money. There are lots of companies willing to compensate people for filling out surveys and giving them feedback and consumer insights. Personally, I use SurveySavvy to fill out online surveys – often in my pajamas – and earn money for sharing my opinions.
Want to earn more? Through SavvyConnect, you can earn an extra $5 per month (up to $180 extra a year) when you install SavvyConnect on your devices.
15. Become an AirBnB Host
If you love to travel, you’ve probably heard of Airbnb. It’s a great way to travel the world and keep lodging costs low. Airbnb does more than make travel affordable. Through Airbnb, you are able to connect with locals and learn more about the places you are traveling.
Did you know you could also become an Airbnb host and earn extra money by renting out your space? It’s easy to setup an online profile, describing your place and adding photos. Guests will message you though the Airbnb platform, allowing you to connect with your visitors. Your guests will pay upfront through Airbnb, and, after they check-in, you are automatically paid through their secure payment system.
16. Sell Old Clothes
Do you have clothes that are out-of-style, don’t fit anymore or you’re just trying to downsize?
If it is time for you to clean out your closet, you can sell your clothes online at vinted.com. Vinted is an online resale store for you to old or unwanted cloth items. Sign up, list your items, sell or trade to others. The best part… Selling is totally free on Vinted! You get to keep everything you earn. (Vinted buyers pay a service fee of 5% of the item’s cost, plus a 0.70$ fixed fee.)
Join me on Vinted – the world’s biggest fashion marketplace. Sign up and sell what you don’t wear.
17. Sell Unwanted or Unused Electronics through Decluttr
With the Decluttr app, you can sell DVDs, CDs, games, books, and technology. It’s easy to scan the barcodes of items through the app, bundle your items together and print out the prepaid label to ship your items.
Decluttr is one of the easiest ways to sell unwanted items and earn some extra money. Oh, did I mention? It’s completely FREE to use!
18. Become a Lyft Driver
If you love people and are looking for a creative way to earn extra money, you can become a Lyft driver. You get the flexibility to choose your own hours, drive your own car and earn as much supplementary income as you’d like.
Sign up to drive with Lyft. Apply today!
19. Freelance on Fiverr
If you want to become a freelancer with the trade or a skillset you have, look no further than Fiverr. You can build your business in any of these marketplace categories:
- Video & Animation
- Graphic & Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
- Fun & Lifestyle
Fiverr lets you set your terms, your timelines and provides a secure system for you to receive payments. Share your talents and skills while you make money doing it!
20. Tutor Students Online
Online tutoring is a rising need and great way to give back to others. If you love to teach others and want to help students with their questions, you’ll love Studypool.
Studypool is an on-demand tutor service provides academic help to students around the clock. Once you sign up as a tutor, browse the questions and choose the questions you are interested in helping with. Work when you want from wherever you want. Studypool is setup to monitor for scammers and protect you as a tutor. Studypool is a great place to make supplementary income or focus on making it a full-time work.
Do you love dogs, being outside and helping others? A great way for dog lovers to earn income is to become a dog walker with Wag! All you need is to own a smartphone, be over the age of 18 and love being outside.
22. Petsit with Rover
Become a dog sitter with Rover and build your own business with resources and opportunities to help others. You have complete freedom to choose your schedule, services and rates. With the Rover app, pet owners can get updates on your walks with their beloved pet, updates on their care, photos and notes.
You can earn $1,000 per month through Rover. While you are work, you also get 24/7 support and premium insurance for the dogs in your care. Start walking with Rover!
23. Start a Food Blog
You love food. You love taking photos. You have a dream of sharing your passion around the table with others.
Food Blogger Pro is an online course that teaches you how to learn, grow and monetize your food blog. You can learn through videos, a community forum and build the skills you need for your own food blog.
24. Grow Your Wealth with Spare Change
Micro investing is a newer idea that has gained a lot of traction lately. Through micro investing, you are taking small amount of money, such as your spare change, and investing it in small amounts. Through apps, such as Acorns, you can round up your purchases and invest your spare change.
Start investing today through Acorns and watch your wealth grow.
25. Sell Old Textbooks
Do you have old textbooks taking up unwanted space? Information is getting increasingly easier to find online and the need to hold on to old textbooks isn’t necessary anymore. Sell your old textbooks at the best price out there! Through Bookscouter, you can see a comparison of the buyback price from over twenty sellers. Review the seller ratings, decide who you want to sell through and ship your books for free.
Investing is a great way to make your money multiply and grow. There are a lot of different ways to invest your money. You can stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more!
Ally Invest gives you options with your investments.
You can self-manage your investments or have your account professionally managed for you. Through Ally, you are given the tools, resources and methods to grow in your knowledge and investments.
27. Earn Money From Surveys
You’ve heard of people doing surveys online and making money. The Panel Place brings all the best surveys into one easy spot for you to find paid survey opportunities from reputable businesses and companies.
Your online profile is easy to manage from a smartphone or your desktop. You can categorize the opportunities into ones you are interested in or not interested in doing. It’s easy to keep track of your earnings and get notified of new surveys or opportunities.
Housesitting gives homeowners the peace of mind that their home is being cared for and watched while away on vacation or business travel. It’s also a great way to earn some extra money.
House sitting usually comes with extra responsibilities to ensure the house is kept. You may be asked to water plants, collect the mail, help with some general care and maintenance around the house or other light duty tasks. Often, people with pets look for house sitters to care for their pets while they are away.
Explore options in the U.S. and overseas through TrustedHousesitters.com
Housesitting is a practical solution for many homeowners who travel.
29. Become a Virtual Assistant
Did you know that being a Virtual Assistant (VA) is becoming so popular that colleges are now offering courses to help? But, instead of spending thousands of dollars on a certificate or degree, try taking advice from the experts. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to become a VA, and you certainly don’t have to go through a ton of trial and error just to earn a few bucks.
You can decide to take charge this year and become your OWN boss. What do you have to lose?
30. Play HQ Trivia Game
HQ Trivia is a live game show played from your smartphone. Each game, there are twelve trivia questions asked. You get 10 seconds to answer each of the twelve questions. If you miss a question or don’t answer in time, you’re eliminated. If you answer all 12 questions correctly, you get to keep (or split) the cash prize of $2,500!
HQ is free to download, and free to play! Why not test your trivia knowledge and potentially earn some extra money?
31. Find a Seasonal Job
Most seasonal jobs (holidays, summer, etc) don’t require a lot of requirements. You get training on the job and can earn some extra cash. While a lot of the seasonal work we are familiar with is retail, there are also a lot of other seasonal jobs in warehouses, distribution centers and work-from-home opportunities.
A few companies to check out seasonal job opportunities:
Seasonal jobs are meant to be for a short duration and a great way to try something new.
32. Claim Lost Money
You might have missing money. Check out unclaimed.org to see if you have any unclaimed financial assets under your name and reclaim your lost money or assets.
33. Sell Your Photos with Twenty20
Make money with photography by selling your images as stock photos. If you are a photographer, Twenty20 is an easy way to earn money through selling your work while connecting with others in photography.
It’s easy to sign up as a photographer with Twenty20. To create a Twenty20 account and start selling your photos, head over to twenty20.com. Use my referral link to get started and earn $40 off a Twenty20 subscription.
34. Gift Card Granny
Do you ever get gift cards for restaurants and stores that you don’t use? Did you know you can re-sell or exchange your gift cards? Gift Card Granny is a discount gift card website where you can sell unused gift cards and/or purchase discounted gift cards from your phone. You can also earn reward points toward free gift cards by making purchases through the Gift Card Granny website.
35. Mow Lawns
Lawn mowing is profitable business. With the increasing costs of lawn services, mowing a neighbor or friend’s yard can benefit you in more ways than one. Being outdoors and the physical activity can be invigorating. As for your wallet? The cost of having someone mow your lawn and do some basic yard work is between $35 and $40 these days. You could easily earn an extra $100 with just three lawns.
It might be time to get your mower ready…
- Senior care
- Companion care
- Personal care
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Pet care
- Dog walkers
- Pet sitters
- Home care
- House sitters
- Event help
- Errand runner
37. Top Class Action Settlements
Top Class Actions reports on consumer class action lawsuits and settlements. The website is 100% free for consumers to explore and find class action settlements. You can claim money through open class action settlements. You can search through their website and open claims to find class action settlements for products or services you have purchased. It’s an easy way to get money back in your wallet.