4 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

by - 11/01/2018 09:00:00 AM

If you are like most people, you probably want to make more money than you currently do. If you are satisfied with your income level then keep doing what you're doing,  but most people want to be financially secure and independent. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work out that way, and you might be forced to look for another job to supplement your income. If this is the case, you’ll want to know what your options are. The following list has a few ideas of some of the ways you can make money part-time outside your regular job.

1. Rent Your Home or Services on Airbnb

Most people are familiar with house renting services. This is a great way to make a little extra income with little work. What you’ll need is an extra space such as a room in your home, a basement, or guest house, that you can rent out to people who are looking for lodging in your city. Airbnb makes it easy to set up an account and then they help people find your space. You will need to do upkeep and cleaning of the space, but you can also hire this out to others.

While most people are familiar with the accommodations of Airbnb, they aren’t as familiar with the experiences that the company offers. Basically, you can offer people an experience in your city. This can include walking tours, workshops, excursions and more! If you have a talent or knowledge about your area, you can put this to use and help tourists enjoy their time in your town.

2. Sell Crafts Online

If you have an artisanal talent, then this is the job for you. Online stores like Etsy provide a platform where people can share their homemade merchandise with others and make some money. If you know how to paint, sew, or make anything else from candles to home goods, then you can turn that talent into money. This is probably one of the most enjoyable part-time jobs that you take on.

3. Network Marketing

A lot of people want to run their own business but they don’t know where to start. There are many costs and risks associated too. Luckily many companies market their products through direct salespeople who network with people to sell their products or services, and the company takes on a lot of the expenses. Companies in the cosmetics industry, to the health and wellness industry, have seen tremendous growth from this model. Today even a travel-based company like inCrusies is getting on board with this type of model. While you are still working for a company when you do direct sales, you generally have the flexibility you want when it comes to working and putting in hours.

4. Drive for Uber or Lyft

Depending on where you live, you can also work for a company like Uber or Lyft to be a driver. This is another nice job that lets you work when you want. If you have a week that is busier than normal you aren’t required to work! You are able to work as much or as little as you want. The main downside for this job is that you will need to own a car. Also, you probably won’t have as many customers if you live in a small town. If you live in a bigger city and own a car, then this could be a great option for you.


This isn’t an entire list, but this will give you a place to start. You can always find additional ways to make money if you are determined and creative. Keep an eye out for the unique opportunities in your area.

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