Jul 23, 2017

The BEST Side Hustles to Earn Extra Cash

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I love finding ways to make or save some extra money. Having 2 girls means there is always a some kind of miscellaneous expense! School, clothes or extracurricular activities...the list goes on. I WFH part time, but who says no to extra money, right?

Whatever it is that you need some extra money for, these side hustles are sure to bring some extra income your way!


You can set up one at your house or collaborate with a friend or family member and make a bigger sale. Our neighborhood has 2 a year and some people I know have rummage sales at their church too. It's a great way to make extra money, clear up some space and you can donate what you don't sell so that you keep the free space!


Maybe you have a hobby of making jewelry or you do some graphic design on the side, you could be making money from this! It's free to open an Etsy shop and you get 40 FREE listings. Depending on the work you put into your shop this can bring in a lot of extra money for you. I learned a lot in my my first year and I'd love to share some secrets with you.


This is not just for 16 year olds or college students. There are always parents looking for a reliable babysitter! Try putting an add or Facebook so people you know see that you are willing to do it. If everything works out, chances are you will be the first person they think of when they need a sitter again! Babysitters can make $10-$15 an hr and it's possible if you have kids they can all just play together. 


I just found out about this one about a year ago! Ibotta is an app that you can earn cash back from everyday grocery purchases! Select your favorite stores, see what products are being offered and just take a picture of your receipt and send it in. Most purchases are verified the very next day! Download the app and get $10 with code gcwtdia. You can transfer your funds to PayPal or select from different gift cards Ibotta offers. Earn your first $10 now.


Maybe you have some great family recipes or you are awesome with fondant - either way you can earn some extra moola making cupcake's, cookies or cakes for birthdays, baby showers or bridal showers.


Start a Facebook group or let your neighbors know you are offering services to clean houses. Make a digital flyer with your rate and pass them out!


Not into cleaning houses? You could housesit for your neighbors when they go out of town. People will also pay extra when that includes taking care of their pets!


Speaking of pets, dog walking is an easy way to earn a few bucks for owners that may work long hours and not be able to walk their dogs as frequently as they would like.


You can sell things through Facebook marketplace for free. Just snap a pic, describe your item and you can set up a meet with someone in your city. Easy and no fees! You can also use the apps LetGo, VarageSale, or OfferUp.


We have a store in our city called Kid2Kid that allows you to bring in clothes, shoes and toys for you to sell to the store. They look through your items while you browse the store and then they offer you cash or store credit for  the items they choose to take in! They will also donate the items they don't take if you do not want them back. There is and adult version called Uptown Cheapskate and Plato's Closet. See if there is some in your area!

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