Outside of your typical career path or job, do you often think about how nice it would be to make some extra money? I’m pretty sure we’re all in this boat, but most people’s thoughts won’t organize much further than just the desire itself, so we end up in a state of financial frustration.
Well, five ways in particular to earn some cash fast this year on the side include driving for Uber or another ride-share company, selling your artistic skills as a teacher or tutor, starting a blog, selling your old stuff on eBay, or even just figuring out ways to license your creative output in the virtual world at large.
Drive For Uber!
If you have a car and can check off a few other important criteria, then you can drive for Uber (or Lyft, or other ride-share companies), and very easily make some extra money. If you know your city or town pretty well, this is one of the lowest-stress ways to convert your time into cash, and there are an incredible number of success stories from people who have used this service to their advantage.
Sell Your Skills As a Teacher Or Tutor
If you’re good at math, or writing, or construction work, or crafty things, or repeating stitches in ripped clothing, then you have a workable, money-making skill right in your back pocket. To convert it to cash, all you really have to know is how to promote and market yourself inside of your niche. It’s amazing how many people never think to do things like teach voice lessons if they’re a singer, or teach cooking if they’ve had any experience as a chef of any kind. Think about what you do well, and how you can sell it!
Start a Blog
Believe it or not, there’s money to be made from selling ads on your blog, and all you have to do is just put into words the things that you think about anyway! It’s not necessarily an easy path, but it’s very rewarding to find out how to create a website and then put yourself out there in blog format consistently, and it can generate a good amount of income over time for you as well.
Sell Your Old Stuff On eBay
Chances are very likely that you have too much stuff. And, that some of that stuff you don’t use. But, some of it still has value, to someone out there, somewhere. And – with eBay, you can match up that relationship online, thereby getting rid of this stuff – for money! It’s a win-win for everyone!
License Your Creative Material
And finally, if you have any kind of creative output, there are tons of ways online that you can upload your images, projects, or projects in a way that people can download them and license their use for their own purposes. This is another case where you make money by doing what you do anyway! You just have to do some quick research on the right platforms for presentation.