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12 Ways to Make Extra Money Quickly

Written by Grace & Silas
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It can be hard when there are months when you’re not sure if you have enough money for the bills or rent. There’s a certain amount of stress and concern when it’s time to make payments every month.

And that’s why I decided to gather some easy ways to make some extra money quickly. These are side hustle ideas that require very little to no skills, and will make things a lot easier on you. And some of these side hustles can even be turned into full-time gigs. I mean, who wouldn’t want to quit their 9-5 job to work from home? So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Do a Quick Job for Family or Friends

Asking family or friends for a quick job may sound weird to you but it’s one of the easiest ways to earn money. Don’t be shy and find something you can do for them.

Offer to clean their windows, rake their yard, mop the floor, organize their garage or prep meals for them and set a specific rate. It might not be a glamorous task, but when everything adds up, you can make good income on the side.

Fix Stuff

Not everyone has DIY skills, and when someone ends up needing a handyman, they’ll be glad to pay for someone who can fix their stuff. If you think you have skills in fixing and repairing things, opt to make this one of your income streams.

Start by putting ads in local papers, Craigslist, or post it in a place where many people can see your ad.

Rideshare Driver

Uber and Lyft are widespread these days. They ease the time of waiting and are so much cheaper than a taxi. But if you’re not sure about committing to either, then why not offer rideshares to your officemates or friends? You can schedule their specific time and pick up points and likewise drop them off. You’ll be surprised with how much money you can save on gas.

Housesitting

If your friends, family, or neighbors are going out of the town, ask them if they’d like someone to housesit. All you have to do is water their plants (if they have any), pick up their mail, and simply hold down the fort until they arrived. And if your duties also include pet sitting, you can probably charge more.

Teach Music

Are you good at playing instruments? If yes, then consider teaching novices or kids. You can start holding group classes weekly and offer private tutoring as well.

Sell Your Clothes

Over time, clothing that you never wear tend to pile up in your closet and dresser. So I highly suggest you go to sites and apps like Poshmark and sell your unused clothing for cash.

You can also hold a garage sale at home if you have a tons of things that need a new home.

Answer Online Surveys

It may not be the funnest way to earn extra money, but filling out a survey form and giving your opinion can help you bring in cash every month. You can find plenty of sites that pay out actual cash and some that accumulate points which you can trade out for cash or gift cards.

Just be mindful to double check the survey sites and make sure it’s legit before giving your feedback.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

If working in Amazon sounds interesting to you, then this job is definitely for you. Basically, your duties will include writing product reviews, editing, and related tasks. They’re easy to do, simple, and don’t require many skills. Plus, they pay well, so it’s a total win.

Become a Delivery Rider

Here’s a healthy way to earn money. Using your bicycle, you can deliver food from restaurants, letters, parcels from companies, and documents from an individual. Your customers can contact you via your phone and ask for your service anytime they need it. Each delivery will cost $10 (unless you charge more) giving you $100 in a couple days.

Rent Out Your Car Parking Space

This tip really works well if you live near commercial spaces, a stadium, or an event venue (or even a really crowded city like San Francisco). You can charge people to park in your driveway and rent out your spot. If you have a bigger space, then you can accommodate more cars giving you more income.


While everyone needs extra money from time to time, having these quick and easy ways to earn additional cash can make your life a little bit easier. They’re your best shot for the days when you need to pay your bills, debt, credit card, and any other expenses. So choose any of them and let me know what you think.

If there’s something that I missed, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to know!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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