Create More Income Streams for Financial Independence
Interested in adding more income streams to your life? Are you tired of scraping by with no extra money for bills, debt repayment or dreaming? Scrape no more. Here are 19 ways to earn more money.
Ready? Ok…Happy hustling!
1) Drive with Uber
This is a sharing economy gig that has caught on like wildfire. Driving with Uber is flexible and works with your schedule. Plus, you can cash out up to 5x a day when you
sign up for Instant Pay with your debit card. The other neat thing is that, depending on your location, you can also sign up to deliver with Uber Eats as a delivery partner via
car, bike or scooter. Interested in driving with Uber so you can earn extra money? Sign up here. You can also sign up to be a delivery partner with Uber Eats here (link.)
2) Freelance Writing
Once I figured out I could actually make good money as a freelance writer, I set up a Contently profile, added sample articles to the blog I started and began to send DMs to potential clients on Facebook. (The person who manages social media for a company often knows the digital editor who manages the company blog.) Within a couple of weeks of reaching out, I began to get work from clients.
I’ve written for clients like Lending Tree, Discover, CreditCards.com, Inc. and many more. You can get paid anywhere from $75-$1,500 per article, depending on the niche you write for.
You don’t have to write about personal finance, though it is one of the more lucrative ones.
There are tons of other niches in writing including:
- Entrepreneurship/Small business
- Health & wellness
- Tech & science
- and tons more
3) Become an AirBnb Host
It’s relatively simple to become an AirBnb host. You can list spare spaces on the platform to earn additional income.
Don’t have an extra house or room? No worries, you can also rent space in your backyard with a tent, a mobile home or a boat! There are so many unique listings that hosts create on AirBnb that you’d be surprised at what gets attention and what can make you money. We once stayed in a converted garage, so the listing options can get very creative!
Find out what hosts are making in your area to see if this would be a worthwhile endeavor for you.
Before you become a host, try the service out by being a guest. If possible, start someplace local so you don’t have to spend a ton on traveling just to test the service out.
You can get a credit here to enjoy your first AirBnb experience to see if you might want to become an AirBnb host.
It’ll definitely prepare you to become an AirBnb host.
4) Teach English Online
You can get paid BIG BUCKS to teach kids, from all around the world, how to master the English language. You can get paid up to $1,000 per month to teach English online for just a few hours a day. You can start the application process to become an online teacher right here.
5) Be a freelance bartender
For this gig, you don’t even need to go to bartending school! You can be a freelance bartender taking on all shifts you want at small, medium or large events that require a bartender. To get started, check out The Bartend Group’s website for all the locations you can work in. If you are in a major city like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and others.
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6) Virtual Assistant
This type of work growing fast. As our world becomes increasingly more digital, more people need more stuff done online. I’ve had assistants and contractors based remotely all over the nation and overseas. This can be a lucrative gig if you find the right clients. I’ve got buddies in this space earning, $5,000-$10,000 a month with this hustle!
Not sure how to do that? I got you covered:
- 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success by Gina Horkey (makes $22k per month online with VA’ing and other service offerings. Check out our interview here.)
- Become a Pinterest VA-Yes, this is a thing! Brands and bloggers alike are paying big bucks to Pinterest VAs. Here’s information on how to get Started.
7) Start a Blog
Blogging is cool because it can be what I call a gateway business. If you don’t have money to start your cupcake truck or real-estate investing business, you can fund it by blogging about it! This is not a get-rich-quick scheme by any means.
It’s a business that will take money and time to grow and become profitable. You can start a blog with Bluehost for as little as $3.95 per month.
Need guidance to get started? I’ve got some free resources like a 5 video tutorial on how to start along with a resources guide for beginners. Enter your email below to access it. I’ll also post some other resources below that will help:
8) Sell Your Knowledge
Do you have knowledge on a particular subject? You can be an infopreneur, selling digital products about any from animal husbandry to effective public speaking. The good news? You can sell whatever you want like eBooks or eCourses at whatever price point you choose. If you are interested in creating digital products, you can check out my course, The Profitable Genius, for more information.
9) Sell Items on Amazon
It’s estimated that 40%-50% of online shoppers check Amazon.com when looking to make a purchase online. The good news is that you don’t have to become some fancy, large-scale manufacturer to take part in the Amazon economy. You can source items from other manufacturers (or even drop in at your local Walmart or Target to find markdowns) and sell them on Amazon’s platform.
If you’d like to know more about how to start this side hustle, consider checking out Sandy Smith’s school dedicated to the entire subject.
10) Become a voice-over actor
My kids have earned thousands of dollars as voice-over actresses. They started as young kids and continue to book lucrative gigs voicing radio commercials and animated characters. There are more than a few ways to get started in voice-over, like creating a profile on sites like Fiverr.com, Voices123.com or Upwork and it doesn’t cost a lot of money to get started. You can invest in a good microphone for voiceover and headphones for your computer with editing software like Garage Band and you’ll be set to go.
11) Make & Sell Crafts on Etsy.com
There are 1.6 million sellers on Etsy.com! Top-earning sellers have created million dollar businesses using this artistic marketplace. You buy beautiful, handmade items or crafting components to make your own. I’ve even seen empty toilet-paper rolls on Etsy! Want to see if you can break in and make a buck or two? Check out related resources to get you going:
12) Sell Old Electronics on Gazelle
Did you know you can sell and trade in used electronics with Gazelle? Not only can you buy pre-owned, top-tier electronics like iPhones and MacBooks, but you can also earn cash for your old electronics. Don’t throw away old phones or computers, instead get cash for them at Gazelle
13) Create and Sell Tee-shirts
If you don’t think you can make money with TeeShirts, talk to Kim Springer, who made a whopping $250,000 from home selling her t-shirt creations on TeeSpring.com! Talk about a good business model. If you think you might be able to sell some fashionable designs to the masses, theseUdemy.com courses might help:
- Teespring & SunFrog: Make $50,000+ Simply Selling T-shirts
- Teespring: How I’ve Made $72,446 Simply Selling T-shirts
14) Become a personal shopper at Instacart
15) Sit for children, the elderly, homes or pets at Sittercity.com or Care.com
16) Sell your services on Upwork.com or Fiverr.com
17) Rent your car out on GetAround.com
19) Become a StellaDot stylist.
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