Side hustles: you’ve heard about them, and you probably have friends doing them.
And if you’re on the hunt for ways to supplement your income with some extra cash, then finding creative ways to make money is the name of the game.
Side hustles are great because often you can make extra dough while still maintaining your regular job.
Or, if you really want to dive in, you can turn your side hustles into your full-time gig. That’s an avenue that’s becoming increasingly popular as well.
Either way, I’ve put together this list of creative ways to make money.
Read through and see which ones speak to you, and you’ll be off making extra money in no time!
Sound interesting? Keep reading to find out more.
1. Be a TaskRabbit
People are always on the lookout for assistance on projects of all types.
TaskRabbit is a cool website that links them with people looking like you – the ones looking to help out in exchange for some quick cash.
Sometimes it’s as simple as helping them put together a desk from Ikea or running errands like getting groceries. Other times they’d like help on a larger project like home renovations.
But the best part about TaskRabbit is you get to pick the projects. So if you aren’t ready to help someone build out the deck in their backyard, you can skip that kind of bigger project.
Then just focus on the ones in your skillset!
2. Download the Neilsen App
This one is pretty straightforward. First, download the Neilsen App. Then they’ll give you $50 a year to keep it running on your browser.
When you do, the app collects data about your Internet usage.
But don’t worry, it’s totally anonymous. You don’t have any risk that the data they collect will be linked to you.
Another great part to running the Neilson app is that it doesn’t slow down the speed of your phone or tablet. So basically, you’ll never even notice it’s running.
3. Trim Your Bills
You can also earn money by saving, right?
The Trim app is like having your own personal savings manager service. It works like this: you link your bank account to the app, and Trim does a full analysis of your financial activities.
And it’s like working with a personalized money manager, as it looks at your spending for patterns you can improve on. Then it also takes proactive steps for you.
These include things like searching for cheaper ways to save on groceries, save on electricity, or finding subscriptions you should cancel. They’ll even negotiate with your cable company on your behalf!
4. Get Freelance Cash with Fiverr
Fiverr is a marketplace for people who offer services for small amounts of money. (Like five dollars, thus the name of the site…)
Have a skill or two you can offer? Create a Fiverr profile to start making money asap.
People offer a big variety of jobs, ranging from writing to language tutoring to recording a voiceover for a creative project.
And while the starting price is five bucks, most people find creative ways to upcharge. So you can start off small and quickly find ways to start making more per project.
5. Sell Your Old Tech on Craigslist
It might seem like technology quickly goes obsolete, but the truth is that there is a legitimate secondary market for your older stuff.
If you’ve still got old phones or computers, you can sell them on Craigslist for a decent price.
And even if you don’t have phones or computers to sell, you can still buy cheap tech items and then resell them on Craiglist. Or, if you know what you’re doing, you could fix them up and then resell for even more
But even if you’re not an expert at fixing tech, you can utilize clever marketing strategies to upsell and make a profit.
Some people like to use their car for some quick cash, but don’t love the idea of driving people around. If you’re like them, then try PostMates.
You’ll be picking up food or supplies for people, and then delivering them in your car. It’s easy and you can do it at any hour you choose.
Plus, you don’t have to always be thinking about what to talk to your passengers about.
PostMates’ website says that you can earn up to $25 an hour. And there’s even a tipping option, so you can earn even more that way.
7. Selling Your Old Music, Movies, and Games
If you’ve got games, movies and CD’s that you don’t use any more, you can sell them for quick cash. As long as they are in decent shape, you should be good to go.
After all, they’re just taking up space in your house now, so you might as well earn some money for them.
Take advantage of services like Preloved or Amazon Marketplace to find them a new owner.
8. Rideshare Apps
A quick and easy means to extra cash is to drive for rideshare companies like Lyft or Uber. If you have a decent car that’s fairly new, pass their initial screening process, and have a clean driving record, you’re good.
Uber or Lyft are great because you can work whenever you feel like it. As long as it’s within the boundaries of each app, you can work at any location too.
Tipping Uber and Lyft drivers is pretty accepted these days too, so you’ll likely get extra cash on top of the base rates.
Pro tip: Take some of your tips and have some fun playing masscash to win even more money!
9. Market Research
Sites like focusgroup.com are always on the lookout for people to do things like answer surveys and polls in exchange for cash.
There are also options like writing your opinions on a product or sitting with a group of people to discuss a product or service. It’s an easy way to make some cash.
Survey site Swagbucks is where you can earn cash from filling out surveys. It’s easy as pie, and you can do it from any location, at any hour.
Plus, Swagbucks gives you a $10 bonus for signing up. They offer a cash back program for online purchases too. And you can earn cash for searching the web and for watching videos too.
Creative Ways To Make Money
Hopefully, this list of creative ways to make money will inspire you to supplement your income with some side hustle cash.
And if you are looking for some great ways to save your newly earned money, check out this blog post about saving on groceries.