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  1. This is an extensive list! I think you covered just abut everything. What great ideas.

    • Thanks, Brian! Laurie and I collaborated on this one but she did most of the work. 🙂

    • Thanks, Andrew! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I’ve never heard of renting your car windows for ad space! That’s pretty cool. I might look into that. Talk about an incredibly easy way to make a buck!

    • I had never hear of that either. Laurie did a great job researching some out of the box ways to earn extra cash, that’s for sure!

    • This is some serious passive income. 🙂

    • I think Deacon meant advertising on the car itself…Example: an appliance store may ask you to have their company logo painted on your car to drum up business, ss long as you drive daily, and maybe on the highway, where there is more exposure.

  3. This is a great list. Thanks so much! I’ve been considering the pet sitting/dog-walking idea for awhile now. I should just go ahead with it!

    • You should, Niomi! It sounds like a fun side hustle to me.

  4. Wow, what a list! I should really look into Flippa. I’ve been sitting on about 20 domain names for a while now. I still always go back to blogging as a great way to make money. You never know what advertising contracts will come your way. In the worst case scenario you can always sell your website if you get sick of it.

    • I have used Flippa several times to buy sites and they do have a great platform. Let me know if you need any help if you go that route!

      • Hello,
        I’ve several good domains to sell, but I don’t have the capital to list them on Flippa. I was wondering if there’s any way you can help me or advise me on how to go about it. Thanks

        • You can list it as a classified on there for $1.

  5. Wow, Deacon! This is such an interesting post. I love the ideas for college students, like selling your notes or renting parking space. These are things that many people aren’t aware of. I have to show this to some of my friends in college right now. Maybe we’ll get a bunch of guys and go sell some plasma, haha.

    • Thanks, Yogin! Yeah, who would have thought that you could sell your college notes? I would have definitely paid for notes if this was available when I was in college. 🙂

  6. This is the best, most well-thought-out list about making money that I’ve seen yet. I particularly like the “doing something different” section. Alas, I’d never make it as a security guard, but the idea is great!

  7. Thanks so much, Janeeh! I’m glad you liked it. LOL – I don’t know, on those days when Momma Bear comes out, us girls could make a seriously intense security guard, I think. 🙂

  8. I love these! Finding extra ways to make more money is so important. What a comprehensive list.

    • Thanks, Zina!

  9. Wow, this is awesome! How can anyone have the excuse that the little guy just can’t get ahead? When people think they are stuck, look at this list – 80 ideas and here is #81 – clean pools. Buy a pool stick, a brush, and a collared shirt. Go door to door with a smile. If you don’t know how to clean pools, YouTube does!

    • That is a great tip, Chris. Maybe we should add to this list so that we can break 100 tips?

  10. This is a great article! I honestly had never even heard of some of these money-making methods (e.g., selling plasma, flipping domains, renting your car for ad space, etc.). While I would presume that there exist various risks associated with, say, plasma donation (which would explain why it is so little-known), many of the other methods seem relatively simple and, potentially, very lucrative. It’s kind of interesting that they’re not as well-known as some of the other methods listed despite their not having any apparent drawbacks (such as the ad space on one’s car). I guess the old saying that there is a job out there for everyone may, to some extent, actually be true.

    If you really wanted to make the list even more exhaustive, you could also discuss the various biological money-making methods (e.g., sperm donation, egg donation, etc.) and/or go into the more technical (e.g., hosting websites on one’s own server, building computers for others, etc.). Also, you could potentially explore those well-known money-making ventures, such as trading on the stock market, which are seemingly difficult to enter into by their apparent complexity by listing various online instructional tools which assist novices looking to get involved in them (e.g., Investopedia’s online simulator to prepare for buying/selling stocks). Sometimes those methods of making money which appear to be the most difficult are, in fact, relatively simple once you understand the underlying conceptual framework – many people just don’t realize this.

    But that’s enough about all that. Keep up the good posts!

  11. This is a huge post! I love it!

    I have always said I would start an interior painting company if I ever get sick of what I’m doing. That’s my back-up plan. HA!

    • You like interior painting, huh? I had no idea you were into that. If you are ever in AZ, we have a garage that needs to be painted and we would for sure hire you!

  12. What n awesome list! I’ve actually got a very similar post coming up on Monday – great minds think alike. 🙂 I love posts like this because it just goes to show you that you can make money doing virtually anything – even without any real skill.

  13. This is a seriously awesome list and such a great resource for anyone looking to make some extra cash. I know it’s hard to find the time in our schedules sometimes to make more money, but with a list like this, it just goes to show you that there really are no excuses. You just have to do it.

    • That’s so true, Shannon! One of my favorite quotes is from Arnold Schwarzenegger, “You can have excuses or results, not both”. 🙂

  14. Wow! There are so many good ideas but so little time. 😉 I haven’t heard of a lot of these, like the t-shirt design idea. That’s a great idea!

    • The T-shirt design idea has been blowing up the past few years. I have a buddy, Benny Hsu, that made over $100k last year from doing that!

  15. This is a great article.

    • Thanks!

  16. This is an awesome list. This is definitely one worth bookmarking to come back to. There are just so many ways to make money these days, especially with the internet. I especially like #38, and would even recommend taking it a step further and creating your own stock photo site. If you’re able to take a ton of photos, you can put them on your website too and have people choose how much they want to pay. Sure, you’ll have a lot of people that use them for free, but you’ll also get some people happy to pay a decent amount of change. It’s actually something I’m considering doing myself. I just have to get a decent camera. 🙂

    • Thanks! Making money selling our photos is definitely interesting with me as well. My wife takes really good pictures, and I always thought she could sell them and make some extra cash on the side!

  17. Koocam is the perfect site for those who want to work from home by selling their knowledge. Any knowledge is required.

    • Wow, I have never heard of KooCam. I just checked it out and it looks legit. Thanks for the recommendation, Arava!

  18. I need some easy ways for making money. How can I do this?

    • Taking surveys online is probably the easiest way to make money fast. Check out Survey Junkie or Harris Poll above.

  19. Both my parents used to supplement their income big time by tutoring middle and high school student. They were both great math tutors and actually achieved great results!

    Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit any tutoring skills, or clothes mending skills. I don’t even have a nice voice (I’d probably ruin a wedding if I offered to sing for the newlyweds :D).

    But there are always plenty of ways to make extra cash. The important thing is to get motivated to start and not use ‘I’m tired after my day job’ as an excuse if you really need the money.

  20. This is a great read. I’m always looking for extra cash. I just wanted to share something I’ve been doing recently. I run an office and have noticed that unused toner was piling up in storage. I looked into returning it, but that was no good. I tried out the site called and was impressed. They had quick service and the payout was nice.

  21. I have a proven and honest way to make extra money that’s almost as easy to do as going for a walk! For the past 35 years, I’ve been cleaning up litter outside retail, office and industrial properties on-foot with inexpensive hand tools. This is a great side hustle as the work needs to be completed before the businesses open for the day. I’ve written a book, Cleanlots, that details how to start and operate a parking lot litter removal business based from home. I provide free support.

  22. This is the best article I’ve read so far about how to earn money online. There’s really too many methods, but I am feeling it difficult to make even a penny. I hope one day I will start earning. Thank you.

  23. You can make extra money helping others save money!

    • That sounds interesting. how do you do that?

  24. I need money to help my family.

    • Well, I hope you are able to implement one of these ways to make money so that you can help your family get where they need to be financially.

  25. Hi guys,
    I know AdSense is good in monetizing your site. But, how much would a site make with an Alexa rank around 50k or 30k? Please, can anyone answer me. Thank you!

  26. This is a great list! I’ve actually got a very similar post that I just published. Great minds think alike. I love posts like this because it just goes to show you that you can make money doing virtually anything. I’ve never heard of renting your car windows for ad space! That’s pretty cool. I might look into that.

    • We agree! There are tons of ways to make money!

  27. The YouTube market is pretty competitive, but if you can make it, “more power to you”. I’ve always had luck with making a Craigslist post for “old electronics”. You can make some good money flipping old electronics as long as they work. These are great tips! Thanks!

    • Flipping is a good way to make some extra money for sure!

  28. Everyone wonders if their ideas can start making hard money. Some ideas are very profitable, and others can escape some creative tendencies.
    Thanks for sharing your views!

  29. I LOVE your idea about research jobs…not medication studies, but hey…testing products! A friend of mine wants to shave his head. Where would I find these companies? Do they go through a third party?


    • Can you find one on Google?

  30. Thanks for sharing, but there are dozens of ways. I live in a tourist area and love to show my city around. So, I earn money as a travel guide or a travel buddy.

  31. Thank you for the list!
    They all sound profitable, but sadly everyone is using the list. Is it healthy for the market in a long perspective? As soon you start doing something you understand that something is missing here. I found a hint using this book for $1 ( I think we have a lack of creativity and too much of the same knowledge and ideas…

  32. Doing online surveys is a good option. I will try this option. Do you think Upwork is a great way to start?

    • Upwork isn’t a survey site.

  33. Hey, Deacon!

    This is a great list you created. The very first two I actively do. I also like to use MTURK for some extra money and doing surveys on there too. I like the idea of the girl above who is doing tour guide services. Whenever I travel in Europe I book a tour. It sounds like a fun way to make a little extra money. Thanks for the list.

    • I’m glad you like it!

  34. This is such a useful article. Thank you for sharing this valuable information! The internet offers an immense amount of jobs in different fields. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that you can generate a side income by participating in online surveys.

  35. Ebates and Paribus are both so awesome. If you planned on buying the stuff anyway, you might as well save some money doing it!

  36. This is a nice and useful article. May I suggest another idea? If you believe in bitcoin, with a small investment, you can start a master node in the cryptocurrency world. If you are not geek then do it with the help of gincoin. Also, there are shared master node services if you want to put in an even smaller amount. Don’t forget to invest only that which you can afford. Do your research.

    • I like your last two comments. If you can’t afford to invest, or don’t have the time to research it, don’t do it.

  37. Brand loyalty, customer satisfaction, brand awareness, referrals and purchases are typically achievable through marketing via email. However, it is important for marketers to know their objectives and priorities at the beginning of the campaign. No one comes into a business not understanding what they are getting into. If a bid price is high for a particular keyword, you merely might be unable to get the clicks you will need in your limited budget.

    • Yes, sometimes having a limited budget can hold you back.

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  39. These are very informative tips about making money online. Thanks for this. I am getting to know many thing about how to make money online by reading your article. I am also a new blogger. My blog is about making money online. So, thanks for the information in this article.

    • Your welcome! Thanks for dropping by and good luck with your blog.

  40. These are good and practical ideas.

    • Thanks! I hope you find some to be useful to you!

  41. Nice article. Thanks for providing useful ideas. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you!

  42. Usually I never comment on blogs, but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job, man. Keep it up.

    • Thanks for your comments!

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  44. Everybody loves to earn money and some are not following the right path to make money. This is a very informative post. Thanks for the information.

    • Thank you!

  45. This is a nice piece of information, very well written.

    • Thank you. I hope you find it useful also.

  46. Hi. I went for surveys to start making money right away without delay and immediately and found out that all the quoted online survey sites do not operate from Malta. Can anyone please help? My friend and I are definitely in on this idea and are thinking of ways and means to get more people on board with us. There may be a new generation of online survey takers from this “tiny” island with a big heart.

    Thank you.

    • Check out the policies, terms, and conditions of any of the sites you are interested in before you start doing surveys. If that doesn’t tell you whether it will work in your country, go to their contact information and send them an inquiry to ask directly. I hope you find some that work!

  47. Thank you, Deacon,

    I just explored the Lending Club link. There’s not even a way to register (as a person from Malta, Europe). It’s a similar fate to the others, it seems. I was unable to even register or setup, since I am from Malta.

    I would like to find solutions that do include us. Do you have any tips, please?


    P.S. Please email me on mailmrnorman at

    • At the bottom of the main website page there is a link to send a message. I would start there are ask them directly if you can register when you are from Europe. I hope that helps and you get the answers you’re looking for.

  48. Thank you very much for the tips. They will really assist me.

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad we could help!

  49. Thank you… I would never think of so many possibilities…

    • Glad this could help!

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