Finding a side hustle to help bring in some extra cash was huge when we paid off $52,000 in debt in 18 months. In Fact my side hustle of blogging eventually exceeded that of my traditional 9 to 5 job.
The great thing about doing something on the side is that there are options for almost anyone. There are virtually no barriers for those serious about using side hustles to bring in some cash, no matter what your physical or financial state is.
Here are some things you can do online to make some extra money each month.
1. Get Paid for Your Opinion
Many companies will pay people to fill out surveys and/or surf the web. However, there are good survey companies and not-so-good survey companies.
My favorite is Survey Junkie as they will pay you cash instantly via Paypal. They have over 6,000,000 members and an A+ rating with BBB.
Keep in mind that while taking surveys won’t make you rich, it can be a decent way to get income on the side.
2. Test Products
Ipsos I-Say is not only a survey site but they have product testing opportunities as well.
They pay rewards in gift cards as well as cash via Paypal.
Make sure you complete your profile as much as possible so that they can match you with products to test that are relevant to you.
3. Search the Internet
Did you know that there are companies out there that will pay you for searching the web?
Check out Swagbucks which is one of the most reputable companies when it comes to making money searching the internet.
Get a $10 bonus just for signing up!
4. Get Paid to Watch Videos
I know this sounds too good to be true, but InboxDollars will actually pay you to watch videos. Not only that, they will pay you to download and play games as well.
I downloaded Final Fantasy XV and got paid $3.75 for just playing the game. Right now they offer a $5 cash bonus for just signing up.
5. Make Money Playing Games
Do you like playing games on your phone? Mistplay is an Android app that pays you to play games. When you download the app, you’ll get a mixlist that has new games for you to play.
As you play the games on your app, you’ll start earning points. You can use your points to get gift cards to Visa (i.e. cash!) Amazon, Starbucks and more.
The app also has a chat feature where you can chat with other gamers. And you can earn points when you invite friends to download and play.
Looking for a little competition? You can compete with other gamers to rank in the Mistplay leader boards.
6. Get Paid to Deliver Food
Want to make money delivering food to people? Check out Instacart which will pay you to deliver groceries to people.
The cool thing about this side hustle is that you have no set hours and can work as much or little as you want.
7. Get Paid To Walk Dogs
Do you like dogs? Check out Rover which is a company that can help you find a dog walking job.
You can earn around $20 for a short walk with a furry friend in tow.
Many people will hire you to walk their dog, but Rover makes it easier to find people in need of a dog walker. You can also post flyers or hand out business cards in order to find dog walking customers.
8. Make Money While Shopping for Groceries
Chances are you go grocery shopping at least once a month. Did you know that you can earn money when you buy groceries?
I use an app called Ibotta which will actually pay me to buy certain types of groceries. The key is to only buy items you would normally buy. Then using this app is a no-brainer.
9. Rent Your Car Out
Companies like Hyrecar match those willing to rent out their car with those needing a car to drive.
How much people pay you to rent out your car depends on a number of factors. Factors include the year, make and model of your car and how long a driver rents it out for.
Location of your vehicle and time of the year impact how much you can make with Hyrecar too. Hyrecar sets the rental prices for you when you list your car. If you want, you do have the ability to set the list price yourself.
This could be a great way to make money with your car if you don’t use it very often.
10. Online Gigs
Sites like FlexJobs are perfect if you like to do online jobs. The site offers thousands of flexible jobs and the pay is pretty competitive.
With over 50 career categories, you can search for full-time, part-time or job by job. The site even has skills training if you are looking for an edge above.
Employers include healthcare, big tech, banking, retail and more. If you are looking for some freelance hours, FlexJobs is the perfect fit.