10 Proven Ways to Make Extra Money

There has never been a better time to figure out some ways to earn extra income on the side, whether you want to get out of debt, save more for retirement or boost your monthly income.

Listed below are several legitimate ways to earn extra income.

Freelance writing

It is always a great feeling to know that there are always plenty of writing and editing opportunities that can be found from the comfort of your own home if writing is one of your key strengths.

Sell unwanted stuff

Is your home cluttered and you don’t know what to do with it? Used items such as furniture, clothing, electronics and toys can be listed for sale on eBay and Craigslist if a yard sale isn’t your thing.

Resell items online

Purchasing clothing and accessories from discount stores (T.J. Maxx, Ross, Marshalls, Kohls, Burlington, etc.) and turning around and selling them on eBay can be difficult, but there are people who make a living by doing this.

Start a pet-sitting business

Pet sitting can be a side job for dog and cat lovers who want to earn an extra $1,000 or more each month.

Drive for Uber or Lyft

Another option for earning money on your own schedule is to drive for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

Food delivery

Don’t worry if you don’t like the idea of taking other people in the car with you, all the big restaurant takeout delivery apps are hiring like crazy! In the food delivery market, GrubHub is one of the major players. According to the company, its drivers are paid competitive wages, retain 100% of their tips, and have flexible working hours.

Deliver groceries

If you know your way around the grocery store, you can get paid to shop and deliver groceries by working as an independent contractor for Instacart or Shipt. The competing services both let shoppers set their own schedules and pay weekly.

Make deliveries for Amazon

According to Amazon Flex, delivery drivers can earn up to $18 to $25 per hour. Currently, Amazon pays by delivery block, and there are over 50 cities where you can deliver for Amazon.com, Prime Now, AmazonFresh, and Amazon Restaurants.

9) Rent Out Your Home

Do you have any interest in becoming an Airbnb host? The best way to earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month is to have a home or room where you can host travelers.

10) Take Advantage of a Credit Card Welcome Bonus

You can earn hundreds of dollars worth of rewards by using a new credit card, but the best offers don’t always last around. Travel credit cards typically offer the largest bonuses. Bonuses on cash-back credit cards typically range between $200 and $300, although some cards offer higher bonuses. Generally, credit cards are evaluated in terms of their bonus value as well as their bonus percentage relative to their annual fees.