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30 Ways to Make Extra Money

A new year brings reflection and resolutions.  Often, it also brings bills and debt from the holiday season.  The beginning of the year is very good time to set some realistic goals about improving your financial situation.  Perhaps you are also hoping to utilize or sharpen a skill along the way and be able to make some extra cash in the process. Whatever your situation, right now is a perfect time to begin utilizing some of the suggestions below to supplement your income or segue onto a new career path.  2016 is the year for you to make your move!  Check out these 30 ideas for making money online, from home and on the side.   30 Ways to Make Extra Money in 2016

  1. Complete freelance jobs.  Check out websites like Speedlancer, Elance, Fiverr and others and market your skills for projects such as web design, project management, editing, logo and graphic design.

  2. Rent yourself out as a friend and show newbies the sites around town, or become a gym buddy using the online service Rent a Friend.

  3. Tweet for brands at PaidperTweet and share your opinion about products and services you already use.

  4. Snap a photo of your receipts every time you shop and earn points you can exchange for gift cards or cash using apps such as Receipt Pal and Receipt Hog.

  5. Check in at your favorite stores and scan items for rewards using Shopkick.

  6. Become a mystery shopper and get paid for evaluating customer service, layout and presentation, amenities and products at various retailers, movie theaters, amusement parks and restaurants.  Check out our Mystery Shopper Directory to get you started.

  7. Close Caption Videos from home for companies like Rev.

  8. Teach others to speak English on your cell phone (no degree needed) with Tutlo.

  9. Design and sell T-shirts on Amazon with Amazon Merch.  Use their design tools to create your t-shirt and market your products.

  10. Design and sell posters on Poster My Wall.

  11. Sell your Instagram photos at Mobile Prints.

  12. Use Book Scouter to sell used books.

  13. Rent your house while you are out of town using VRBO.

  14. Allow people to rent your car for short periods of time using Turo.

  15. Get paid for doing errands for people in your community using Zaarly.

  16. Test websites and apps for cash at User Testing.

  17. Clean houses. Use Handy to match you with cleaning jobs locally.

  18. Rent your parking space using Park Circa.

  19. Complete in home product testing with Product Report Card.

  20. Complete surveys on sites such as Mintvine, Vindale Research or Inboxdollars for extra money.

  21. Become an online tutor at Tutor Vista.

  22. Teach your own online course at Pathwright.

  23. Become a virtual assistant and complete tasks like scheduling, copyediting and more for clients remotely.    (Read a review of the Virtual assistant company Fancy Hands.)

  24. Write for blogs and content sellers.   Check out our great list of sites to get started here.

  25. Become an independent contractor with a direct sales company.  Click here for a list to get you started.

  26. Start a home-based franchise.  Click here for a list of franchises to get you started.

  27. Create your own blog.  Read my post about starting your own blog.

  28. Get paid to take menu orders over the phone with NexRep.

  29. Become a professional proofreader.

  30. Self publish a digital book using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.



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