Who Couldn’t Use Extra Cash?
When times get tough economically, being able to find sources of money becomes a necessity. Bills still need to be paid and they can quickly accumulate and get out of control. By looking around, there are many ways to make money to help make ends meet. Here are some ideas to help you find ways to make money to stay on top of your expenses.
Find a Part-time Job
Even in today’s pandemic environment, there are many companies that are still hiring – if you are willing to take a little risk. One job that is available in many places is delivering food to people that need it delivered to their homes. Companies such as Doordash, GrubHub, and UberEats are just three of them, but many grocery stores and fast-food restaurants are also looking for delivery drivers.
Drive for Lyft or Uber
If you have a car that is less than five years old, you might try driving for Lyft or Uber, which lets you become an on-call taxi driver and work your own hours. If you do not have a suitable car, they may even loan you one.
Shop for People
This job is similar to the above, but you do the shopping for them. It involves not only shopping for groceries, but also for whatever the customer needs, which could include clothes, tools, jewelry, groceries, or just anything else. Postmates pays by the hour and you make the delivery to their house. Instacart does the same thing but it is only for groceries.
Perform Work as a Freelancer
There are many types of freelance jobs available. Companies often look for freelancers because it lets them reduce their costs since they do not need to pay benefits or insurance to freelancers – making them always in demand. You can work as a freelancer as a virtual assistant, a writer, a computer programmer or troubleshooter, a typist, a coach, graphic designer, software designer, and many more.
Many websites, such as Guru, Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal, Flexjobs, and more, are available that can help you find freelance work. To make money online from freelance work, you will need a resume and possibly samples to show potential clients your experience and ability.
Sell On Craigslist or eBay
If you have personal items that have some value, you can sell them online. You can sell just about anything on sites such as Craigslist or eBay and make money quickly.
Make Crafts and Sell Online
If you can make quality crafts, you can also sell them online. Websites such as Etsy let people sell items such as jewelry, art, quilts, and photos placed on personalized items, and much more.
Rent Your Car
Several companies will be glad to pay you to rent your car to others. This could enable you to make money without even having to do the driving. They pay the insurance and will also vet your renters. Different companies have different requirements for cars but they include companies such as Getaround, Turo, and HyreCar.
Rent a House or Room on Airbnb
Another way to make money on the side is to make it available for rent through Airbnb. This lets people that are traveling get access to a house or room get for short term stays – generally longer than one day. Airbnb handles all the details for you and lets you set the price, but you – as the owner – can turn down requests if desired.