7 Modern Ways to Make Money on the Side


7 Modern Ways to Make Money on the Side

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Looking for a side hustle to improve your finances? Have a marketable skill or expertise up your sleeve? Want to make money off old and unused stuff in your house? You’ve come to the right article then.

Today, we’re going to explore some of the most common side jobs out there that are worth your time and effort. Almost all of these methods involve using the Internet, as earning money online is now easier than ever.

Rent out a spare room or two

Get some extra cash by renting out an unused room at your place. Take advantage of rental platforms like Airbnb. It’s easy to get started and you get to tap into a global network of potential customers.

Don’t forget to be as polite and as hospitable as possible when dealing with clients as reputation is everything in the industry.

Sell your good photos online

Are you a shutterbug? Confident in your photo framing and composition skills? Think your photos worth paying for? Turn that hobby into a money-making scheme then.

Try it out by selling your shots to stock photo companies like Shutterstock. If your photos don’t get accepted, there are plenty of other options out there.

Vend your old clothing items

Selling clothes online is a lucrative side gig nowadays, especially for fashionistas. It turns tedious closet cleaning into a worthwhile, profitable activity.  

Shopify provides a general platform for you to sell clothes. If your clothes fit a particular niche, there are sites out there that can facilitate the sale of specific types of clothing. ThredUP, for example, is a platform that specializes in women’s apparel as well as children’s clothing.

Teach classes online

Want to teach while in the comforts of your own home? Online learning sites like Udemy will pay you for your expertise. If you’re particularly good at something or have expert knowledge on a topic, this option can be an enduring side job.

Do online freelance work

Freelancing sites like Upwork  are just some of the more popular and reputable platforms out there that outsource work.

Tap into these sites for a wide variety of jobs and projects. Remember that you’ll be competing with a lot of other freelancers out there, so temper your expectations when it comes to payment rates and workload.

Invest in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have been steadily rising in value ever since their introduction. If you’re willing to risk it, consider investing in them.

Do your homework first before going all out with this option. It’s like playing the stock market. There’s a lot of speculation involved.

Drive people around

Become an Uber driver and drive people around. Ridesharing is all the buzz nowadays. You might as well make some money out of that driving license if you’re really strapped for money-making options.

The Internet has opened up plenty of opportunities for money-making. Take advantage of the Internet if you’re looking for modern methods of buffing up your finances. There are plenty of online jobs out there – just find your niche.

Before taking on a side business, know the ins and outs of the industry before fully committing. Some ventures will require a financial investment to get started, so study your options diligently.

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My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

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