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4 Lucrative Ways to Earn Extra Money

Milad Hassibi May 25, 2018

With more hours being cut and wages being reduced, consumers are always on the lookout for ways to earn extra cash in their free time.

We have compiled a list of effective and efficient ways for you to get a larger paycheck in your account.


Every parent wants their child to perform well in school. Many parents even opt for tutoring programs in the hopes that it can help their child get a higher grade or get into the college of their dreams.

You can become a tutor for foreign languages, basic math, sciences, and more.

The subjects and levels that you can tutor at vary widely, and there will always be a studentA woman in blue jeans walk two dogs while making money struggling with a specific topic.

This only requires a few hours per week.

Sell on Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace that allows users to sell crafts and hobby related items.

If you have a passion for making a homemade product or want to experiment with launching your own products, Etsy is a great way to do so.

You essentially can get paid to do what you love. Although most items must be handmade, you can check out their website to see what others are selling to get an idea.

Walk and Watch Neighborhood Dogs

We all love our pets. That’s why as owners we want to ensure our pets are happy and healthy. Many pet owners are busy and won’t have the necessary time needed to walk their pets.

Thanks to services like Wag, you can get paid to walk with neighborhood dogs.

Rover is also another great platform that lets you babysit somebody’s dog for money! What’s better than getting paid to hang out with a cool dog?

Drive for UBER/Lyft

If you aren’t aware, UBER and Lyft are ridesharing apps that allow almost anybody to get paid while driving people around. In order to drive and get paid, you will need a car.

However, if you do not have one, you can always lease a budget car.

If you have less than ideal credit, UBER offers programs to help drivers get into cars. However, you should know that this option is more expensive than leasing a car directly from a dealership.

Final Note

There are literally hundreds of opportunities available to make money on the side. Even if you work a full-time job, you can easily make time to make some extra money on the side with some of these side gigs

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