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Side Jobs That PAY!

Having a side job to make extra money can be a mighty beneficial thing in this day and age. Whether it’s time to catch up on bills, or you simply would enjoy more spending money, the extra money earned can really make a difference in a budget. So if you’re saving up for a new car or trying to afford that weekend place, a second job just might be for you.

Check out our list of 10 easy side jobs that can help you earn hundreds of dollars every month! Then get your resume in check, and apply!

1. Sell Those Textbooks!

Many of us still have textbooks from our college or even high school days just sitting in the attic collecting dust. Textbooks, if still relative, are always in demand and students and companies will likely pay good money for them. You can sell them on Craigslist or on the Facebook Marketplace, or you can check out companies that buy textbooks. An easy way to find these companies is to use an App called “Bookscouter.” The app helps you to connect with reputable companies that buy books! Find the company that will pay the most for the book you have, and boom! Some easy extra cash right in your pocket.

2. Sell Your Stuff!

Need a reason to do some spring cleaning? Here it is! Selling things you no longer need or use is a great way to make extra money, while improving the presentation of your home. One of the most popular ways to do this is through the use of an App called “Letgo”. All you need to do is take a photo of the item you are trying to sell, upload it to the site, and make a deal with a buyer. It could not be easier! So if you have a box full of trinkets and clothes you have not worn in years, download Letgo and start collecting payment today!

3. Rent Out Your Car!

If you’re one of those people who has a car but doesn’t use it every single day, then renting your car out may be the perfect idea for you. You can register your car with a company called “TURO”, and rent it out on days and times that work for you. It’s really as simple as that! If your car has an approximate worth of 20k and you rent it out 15 days per month, you could earn an extra $6,500 per year! That’s not bad for doing nothing!

4. Babysit!

What could be more classic than a good ole babysitting gig? Don’t laugh just yet, because babysitters pull in plenty of cash! Depending upon where you live, you may be able to charge between 15-30 dollars per hour. You can try to find babysitting jobs through your social circle or you can head over to some popular childcare sites like Care.com or Sittercity.com and create a profile. If you babysit a few nights a month you could make an extra $400 or more!

5. Tutor Kids Online!

Tutors can make anywhere from 15-100 dollars per hour. Being able to do it from the comfort of your own home is another major perk! There are several sites that hire online tutors, but below are the ones we think are the best and most reputable:

  • www.care.com
  • www.tutor.com
  • www.wyzant.com

6. Become a Proofreader!

Are you good at spelling and checking for grammatical errors? Are you a semi-fast reader? If you’re answering yes, then doing some proofreading jobs on the side may be just the option for you. You can make anywhere from 10-50 dollars per hour proofreading documents for clients! Our favorite site for freelance proofreaders looking for work is “Upwork.” Check it out!

7. Sell Your Smartphone Photos!

You might be wondering if you can really do this, but if you have photos that receive compliments often, this might be a realistic option for you. Perhaps you like to take photographs of nature or your latest cafe experience. Whatever the case is, you can earn pretty good money for photos if people want to purchase the right to use them. Our favorite apps for selling photos are “Foap”, and “Snapwire”.

8. Rent Out Your Clothes!

Okay...this one may require a bit of an extensive wardrobe, but if you have a great sense of style that others are always complimenting, then this may an idea for you to consider. Companies like “Style Lend” allow you to rent your clothes out to shoppers. They even have insurance so you don’t need to worry about those precious threads getting lost or damaged! Check out their website and find out how much people are willing to pay for the items you have in your closet.

9. Test Drive Cars!

Do you have a license? Are you a decent driver? Then why not get paid to test drive cars and act as a potential buyer? Sort of hard to believe you can make as much as $65 in an hour doing this kind of work, but it’s true! Companies like “BestMark” that hire Mystery Shoppers are your best bet for finding work like this. Spend Saturday morning at a BMW dealership and leave a little richer. Sounds good to us!

10. Take Surveys!

Taking online surveys can be a great way to earn extra dollars while sitting on your couch. Different survey sites will pay you anywhere from 1-95 dollars to take surveys. We know that’s a pretty broad range, but it’s worth looking into if you’re interested in making easy extra money. Our favorite survey sites are listed below.

  • www.swagbucks.com
  • www.Ipsos-i-Say.com
  • www.Opinionoutpost.com
Joost
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