Are you looking for fun and exciting ways to make some extra money? Sure you are. The methods mentioned below are probably not going to make you a millionaire overnight, so don’t quit your day job just yet. They are however, valid, and sometimes easy ways to make a quick dime, or to make a steady extra stream of income doing something that you enjoy. Some of them have big potential too:
- Dog Walking And Grooming
Dog walking requires no experience and only a little preparation and overheads. You can charge a fair amount for an hour of dog walking and there is a market, especially if you are available in the middle of the day when many people are at work. If you want to go full time then a short course in dog grooming will give you the expertise to make a full business model. All you need is a love of dogs.
- Sell Your Stuff
This is more of a one-off cash injection, and not something you should do out of desperation. Don’t sell anything you will regret selling later on, when you are in a better financial situation. You could, however, have a rummage around the house and sell anything that you no longer need. Ebay is a good place to make a sale on all sorts of items; clothes, jewelry, electronics, you name it. You might even find a valuable antique or something stashed away in your loft, in which case you might hit the jackpot.
- Build Websites
Nearly every business need a website, and they need people who can build them, make them look professional, and make them fully functional. If this is a skill that you have then consider advertising it, or freelancing with it online. Alternatively, manually scout online for businesses with poor or non-existent websites, and contact them directly with your suggestions for improvement.
- Freelance Writing
If word wizardry is your thing then freelance writing could be your niche. If you are even remotely good at writing then you can find some freelance work online, on sites like Elance and Odesk. If you are exceptional then you can make a lot of money working for major blogs or online magazines. Other methods include flipping websites on Flippr, and writing e-books, which you can sell on amazon’s kindle store for passive income.
Fiverr is a site which allows you to advertise any service for $5. You can do web design, voice recordings, review a product, or offer literally anything legal. Make a profile and advertise your skill, and people hunt you down.
- Sell Homemade Products Or Art
If you love to make creative things, like leather wallets, or knitted toys, or clothes, or paintings, then you can sell them online. You could set up your own website, gain a social media following for your work, or use platforms like Etzee to find your market.
- Festival Stalls
This is a trick from the world of the traveling hippy. Festival stalls are a very fun way to make a little extra money; you meet new people, experience the festival vibe, and you can create a wacky environment that punters will love. Tea shops, smoothies, food, clothes, costumes, or any product you think would fit the festival scene will work.
- Teach English, Or Another Language
If you are a fluent native english speaker then there is a good worldwide demand for you to teach. You don’t really need any qualifications, though it can open up more opportunity if you do have them. If you speak other languages then you could look at teaching those too, and if you speak several then translation work may be available to you.
- Sell Your Photos
Are you an avid photographer? You can sell your photos to relevant magazines, or to platforms which pay a small fee for high quality snaps.
- Give Lessons
If you have any skill, no matter how trivial it might seem to you, then there is probably an opportunity for you to share it with others, and make a little money doing so. This can be one of the most rewarding ways to make money. For example, you could hold tai chi lessons, guitar lessons, or any musical instrument, juggling, massage, art classes, and so on.