200+ Legit Ways to Make Extra Money in 2020: The Ultimate Guide

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It’s never been easier to make extra money on your own time and on your own terms.

Whether you’re looking for a side hustle idea you can turn into your primary source of income, or just for a way to make a few extra bucks, I’ve got you covered.

There’s gold in this list. I haven’t personally tested ALL of them, but I’ve used several of the ideas below to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past decade.


Yes, we live in exciting times!

They won’t all work for you, but I’m confident something will. And remember, reading is great but results only come from taking action.

Ready? Let’s do it!

Warning: This post is a BEAST. If you want to download a PDF version to read at your leisure, you can do so here.

Make Extra Money with Online Surveys

No list of money-making ideas would be complete without including an old favorite: online surveys.

Don’t expect to earn an amazing hourly rate with these options, but you can earn gift cards, cash, and other rewards by answering surveys, watching videos, playing games, and shopping online with several reputable apps and services.

Respondent – This is by far the best paying online survey outfit I’ve found. Usually the surveys are one-on-one interviews either in-person or over the phone / video chat, and they pay an average of $140 an hour.

User Interviews – My runner-up to Respondent. Great resource for connecting with online and in-person consumer research studies. I made $40 in about 40 minutes — here’s my full User Interviews review.

Swagbucks – With this mega-popular app you can earn up to $35 a survey and get a $10 bonus just for signing up!

Springboard America – Higher payouts than many other survey sites, but requires a $50 minimum to cash out.

Vindale Research – Earn up to $50 per survey or product testing study.

InboxDollars – Get a $5 bonus just for signing up!

Prize Rebel – Earn $10-12 an hour doing surveys or completing other tasks. Just avoid the low-paying ones.

Survey Junkie – Earn gift cards or cash out via PayPal.

Opinion Outpost – Cash out at just $5 via PayPal or Amazon gift cards. Each survey enters you into a $10,000 quarterly drawing.

American Consumer Opinion – ACOP is a popular market research company that pays $0.05 to $0.50 (in their own point system; redeemable for cash via PayPal) for completing short screener surveys and up to $50 worth of points for longer market research surveys.

Related: 10 Consumer Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion in Online Focus Groups

9 Easy and Painless Ways Make or Save Money From What You’re Already Doing

Saving money is making money and it’s actually even more effective since it goes straight to your bottom line — meaning you don’t have to pay taxes on it like you would with extra income.

Here are some of my favorite quick n’ easy ways to save without drastically changing your lifestyle of spending habits.

1. Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

Get free money from a bank.

You’ve got to promise to use this strategy responsibly, but it’s made my wife and I thousands of dollars over the past few years.

Credit cards like the Chase Freedom Card are offering up to 30% cash back — $150 after you spend $500 — with no annual fee.

chase freedom 2019

Learn more and compare this card to other cash back cards here.

That’s #freemoney :)

If you know you’re gonna spend $500 in the next 3 months, it’s a no-brainer, right?

Or if travel’s your jam, you can do even better (though the minimum spends are higher to earn the bonuses). On certain travel cards, you can earn the equivalent of 40-50% cash back or greater in the form of travel points and rewards.

My “daily driver” is the Capital One® Venture® card, which earns 2 points for every dollar I spend and currently has a 50,000 point sign-up bonus (worth $500) after you spend $3k in the next 3 months.

You can apply right from your phone and often get a decision instantly.

And no, since I know you’re asking, this hasn’t hurt our credit scores. If anything, having more available credit has probably helped them.

Just please be smart about it and pay it off each month!

Click here to check out the best current bonus offers and apply today.

Related: Credit Card Rewards 101: How to Earn Free Cash and Travel by Spending Smarter

2. Trim

Trim is a slick new free tool that helps identify hidden leaks in your budget and opportunities to get better deals.

It takes less than a minute to set up, and lines your wallet in 3 different ways:

  1. Getting you cash back when prices drop on stuff you bought.
  2. Negotiating better deals on your cable or Internet service.
  3. Finding and canceling subscriptions you don’t use.

Does it work? Two days after signing up I got this message:

Of course I can’t guarantee the same result but I’ll take $20 for doing almost nothing any day of the week!

A couple weeks later Trim came back saying they’d negotiated $347.88 off my Comcast bills over the next 12 months! Cha-ching!

Click here to try it out yourself.

3. Fetch Rewards

I like the Fetch Rewards app because it’s so easy. Fetch has partnered with over 250 popular brands, and when you buy any of those, and take a picture of the receipt, you’ll earn points.

You can then redeem points for gift cards to retailers like Best Buy, Sephora, Staples, Gap, and more. (I’ve been cashing in for $10 Amazon gift cards.)

It’s also kind of a cool tool to track your spending across time and across different stores:

fetch rewards app

Get 3000 free points ($3) when you enter referral code APREWARDS!

4. Mint Mobile

I recently switched to Mint Mobile for my cell phone service. It runs on the T-Mobile network and costs just $15 a month (when you pre-pay)!

I was able to keep my current phone and phone number. Making the switch from Verizon saved my wife and I over $800 a year.

5. Ibotta

The free ibotta app pays you cash for taking pictures of your receipts after you buy certain items from more than 80 chains, including Walmart, Safeway, Kroger, Publix, Costco, and Target.

The rebates normally range from $0.25 to $5. The cash will hit your Ibotta account within 48 hours and you can pull it out with PayPal, Venmo, or exchange for gift cards.

On average, Ibotta Savers who use the app every month earn over $130 a year!


At press time they were even giving a $10 sign-up bonus for new users.

6. Rakuten (formerly Ebates)

Ebates is a long-running site that pays you cash back for doing your online shopping through their portal. A recent computer purchase from Dell netted me $160 cash back! (They were running a special offer.)

They’ll even give you a free $10 bonus when you create your account!

7. HealthyWage

Before you start your next diet, you might want to check out this cool service that lets you put a friendly wager on your weight loss. If you meet your goal, you can cash in — to the tune of $500 or more! (Here’s our full HealthyWage review.)

Click here to see how much your prize might be.

8. Esurance

If it’s been more than 2 years since you last shopped for car insurance, you’re paying too much.

Here’s the dirty secret of the car insurance industry: your cars are worth less every year due to depreciation, but you keep paying the same amount.

Check out Esurance for a quick and painless quote process and some of the best rates in the business. It’ll take just a few minutes (you can even do it on your phone) and could put $200 or more back to your bottom line.

9. Dosh

A friend turned me onto Dosh, and I’m pretty excited about this one. It gives you cash back (generally 7-10%) for dining out at local restaurants, and up to hundreds of dollars cash back on hotels.

It’s definitely worth checking out at least to see if some of your favorite local spots are included — and for sure before you book your next trip.

Even out in the ‘burbs by me there are quite a few deals, and you can see I’m up $35 on the app already.

The cool thing about Dosh, especially for the local purchases, is the cash back credit happens automatically after you create an account and link your card. You don’t have to fumble around with the app or show a QR code to your waiter or anything like that.

They’ll even give you $5 in free starter cash when you download the app and link a credit card.

Make Extra Money with Your Car (Driving)

Lyft – You’ve probably heard of “driving for dollars” with services like Uber and Lyft, but it doesn’t get much simpler than this. One driver of mine on a recent trip put it this way: “When I want to make money, I turn on the app.”

HyreCar – If you don’t have a car but still want to get in on some of these driving side hustles, HyreCar will rent you one, and says the average driver nets $1000 a week even after the rental fee.

And if you have an underused car, you can rent it out to others like on Getaround below.

Make Extra Money with Your Car (Delivering)

Postmates – If you don’t like the idea of driving other people around or having other people drive your car, delivering takeout orders with Postmates could be an option for you. Ride, drive, or walk to make local deliveries in your town and earn up $27 an hour doing so.

postmates fleet sign up

Here’s our full Postmates driver review for more info.

DoorDash – Make up to $25 an hour as a food delivery driver for DoorDash. For more, here’s our full DoorDash review.

Instacart – Get paid to shop for and deliver other people’s groceries. Enjoy weekly payouts and a flexible schedule. Check out our full Instacart Shopper review here, with insights from a side hustler earning an extra $450-500 a week.

Uber Eats – This is Uber’s take-out delivery service, which could be a good fit if you like the idea of earning on your own schedule … but don’t like the idea of having strangers in your car.

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Make Extra Money with Your Car (Renting it Out)

Getaround – Getaround is a leader in the peer-to-peer car rental space. If driving people around Uber-style isn’t your jam, you might consider this as an alternative.


Top car-sharers are earning thousands of dollars a year, and every trip is covered by $1 million insurance policy.

Listing your car is simple and takes about 10 minutes.

Turo – Turo is a similar concept to Geatround, and has car owners earning up to $10,000 a year with rental periods as short as one hour.

Your car probably sits idle at least some of the time and the idea behind Turo is to put that idle time to use — and earn $500 a month or more.

They’ve even got a cool little “carculator” on their site to estimate how much you might earn.


Naturally nicer, newer cars in popular travel destinations earn the most, and I’ve actually heard of people taking out leases on cars specifically to rent them out on Turo.

A couple friends used the Turo platform to essentially get a free Tesla!

There’s no rule that says you can’t list on both markets, but you’ll just have to remember to update the availability calendar if certain dates get booked on one platform and not the other.

RV Share – Rent out your RV when you’re not using it for $200 or more per day on RV Share, “the largest and most trusted RVing community. Top renters are earning $15-30k a year.

Outdoorsy – Rent out your RV on the Outdoorsy.com peer-to-peer marketplace and earn $150-$350 per day. The company handles bookings and payments, and carries $1 million in insurance should anything happen to your rig on the open road.

Make Extra Money with Your Car (Advertising)

Wrapify – When you sign up with Wrapify, your car gets covered with a giant advertisement and you earn money based on how far you drive. A typical commuter in a popular area could earn $50-100 a week.

Not bad for making a drive you had to make anyway!


Carvertise – If you have a 2005 model year car or newer and drive 800+ miles a month, you may qualify to earn $300-650 per campaign with Carvertise. The company has been around since 2012 and is one of the more established players in this space.

Real Estate Investing

Investing is a way to get over and over again from work you do once. If you’re looking for ways to earn extra money, consider how the cash you already have is growing (or not) on its own.

Real estate may be one of the oldest and most popular side hustles in history, and there are several ways to get started without a ton of upfront capital.

Fundrise – Fundrise was my first foray into “alternative” real estate investments (and I have since joined their affiliate program). They have several “eREITs” that own or hold investments in commercial properties all around the country, and have paid consistently quarterly dividends in the 6-10% yield range.

fundrise homepage

DiversyFund – Diversfund is a newer “eREIT” that targets “value-add” apartment complexes. These are cash-flowing complexes in need of upgrades – but once the improvements are made, the value of the complex and rental incomes increase.


The strategy seems to be working. Diversyfund has seen 15%+ returns in its first couple years! It’s important to note that you should only invest money you don’t expect to need for a while; the company suggests a target 5-year holding period during normal market conditions.

DiversyFund is open to non-accredited investors with a minimum investment of just $500.

PeerStreet – Accredited investors can make short-term rehab loans with property as collateral on the fast-growing PeerStreet platform. Interest rates are typically 7-10%.

“Turnkey” RentalsRoofstock is a cool online marketplace for investors to find houses all over the country — many with tenants and property management already in place.

Raw Land Flipping – Mark “The Land Geek” Podolsky calls this “the best passive income model,” and broke down how it works on The Side Hustle Show. Later, I caught up with a student of his who was doing really well.

Related: 79 Alternative Investment Platforms to Earn Stronger Returns, Build Cash Flow, and Diversify Your Portfolio

Specialist Services On-Demand

Virtual Assistant – Virtual assistants provide administrative support to clients from their home office.

To learn more about starting your own virtual assistant company, check out the free video training from my friend Abbey Ashley, who started her VA business on the side and shares:

  • Where to find thousands of potential clients.
  • How to make a full-time living working from home.
  • What clients are really looking for in a VA. (hint: it’s not prior VA experience)

Click here to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant.

Loan Signing Agent – Notary publics (not hard to become one) can make around $100 an hour for completing loan signings for new home buyers on their own schedule. Check out Mark Wills’ Loan Signing System to learn more. Use promo code sidehustle for 10% off.

Recruiter – Earn up to $5000 per hire referring qualified job candidates through Indeed. Earn $1333 when your referral gets hired through Hired.com.

Gig Economy Rockstar – Steady is a cool new app and website that consolidates all sorts of “gig economy” opportunities. For example, you can find work from home gigs, flexible “anytime” options, and even regular full- and part-time jobs.

find side gigs on steady

In browsing through the listings, I found the usual array of delivery and rideshare gigs, but was pleasantly surprised by some of the other offerings. There were a number of local opportunities I’d never heard of in brand ambassadorship, political advocacy, mystery shopping, transcription, and more.

Steady acts as a portal to all these gigs and gives you a convenient central location to browse. After you create your account, you’ll be able to see everything available online and in your local area.

The app also provides a centralized platform to account for all your various gig earnings, and see which ones are truly the most profitable for you.

Customer Service – Become a Crowdio customer service agent and get paid for every live chat interaction you resolve. They supply the customers and all you have to do is take good care of them.

Top NexRep agents are earning $15-25 an hour doing customer support and phone sales for growing businesses.

Liveops is a “cloud” call center company that hires part-time remote customer service agents to field calls from home. Pay is in the $11-15 an hour range.

Fashion ConsultantStitchFix hires part-time virtual stylists for both men and women to help customers create the perfect look.

Drone Pilot – Certified drone pilots can register at DroneBase to take on aerial photography and inspection jobs nearby.

Car Repair – Join YourMechanic and earn $40-50 an hour making “house calls” to fix cars and trucks.

Yard Care – Both GreenPal and LawnGuru are building “the Uber for yardwork” and offer a cool new way for landscaping businesses to connect with customers.

Brand Ambassador – Side Hustle Show guest Kenny Azama says you can easily earn $1000 a month repping brands at local events.

Photo EditingFixThePhoto hires remote part-time photo re-touching and editing experts. If you’re a Lightroom or Photoshop pro, these could be worth checking out.

GigSalad – GigSalad is the marketplace for entertainers, DJs, photographers, bartenders and more to connect with customers hosting parties, weddings, or other events.

Talkspace – Talkspace is the platform where you can chat directly with licensed therapists on demand. On the flip side, if you’re a licensed therapist, you can set up your profile and begin earning up to $3000 a month taking your practice online.

DoulaMatch – Like the name would suggest, it’s a marketplace for doulas and those seeking them.

HelloTech – Earn up to $90 an hour making tech support, troubleshooting, and device installation house calls near you.

“Tech support to your door.” Are you the go-to guy or girl in your social circle for technical help? If so, you can earn money helping with computer setup, networking installations, TV mounting, and more for homeowners and businesses in your city.

Make Extra Money Tutoring

Tutoring and test prep is more than a billion dollar a year industry. If you were a decent student or have some subject matter expertise, you can use these services to earn extra cash and help students at the same time.

VIPkid – VIPkid is a unique platform on which teachers get to help Chinese children learn English online via teleconferencing sessions. According to their website, you can earn up to $20 an hour doing so, and if you’re eligible to work in the US or Canada, the only prerequisites are a bachelor’s degree and a year of educational experience.

(And the educational experience is pretty flexible: teaching, mentoring, coaching, and tutoring all count.)

make extra money with vipkid

Just remember to schedule your video interview immediately after completing your application. This is the single most important component of the application process. You will be asked to confirm a time for a live video interview with a VIPKID teaching team member. Live interviews must be scheduled and typically will happen within a couple days (sometimes up to a week) from the time a candidate applied.

Note: Because of the time zones, teaching sessions are usually early in the morning Eastern time.

Teachers Pay Teachers – It’s not one-on-one tutoring, but this is a popular marketplace for lesson plans and other educational materials by educators for educators. One blogger I know began putting some of her content on this site and now earns $5000 a month part-time.

Wyzant – Wyzant (pronounced like “wise ant”) is a popular online and in-person tutoring platform helping students in a wide variety of subjects and grade levels.

Tutors are free to set their own schedule and rates, and the rates actually seem pretty attractive. For example, when I searched for math tutors nearby, the Wyzant search engine suggested tutors from $40-60 an hour.

Related: How to Start a Tutoring Business: How I Earn $1000/week Tutoring for the ACT

Make Extra Money with Your Home

Airbnb – Airbnb is one of the most well-known sharing economy platforms and is disrupting the entire hotel industry. One Side Hustle Nation guest rented out his spare room to essentially live rent free, and another rents his entire apartment while traveling the world.

I’m a fan of Airbnb as a user (I’ve stayed in Airbnbs in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, and several cities across the US) and think it’s definitely a great way to monetize an underutilized asset under your own roof. We’ve even seen people buying investment properties solely for the purpose of turning them into Airbnb rentals.

Your rates are going to be dictated by your local competition, which could be anywhere from $40 to $300 a night. And as Jasper pointed out on the podcast, if you have hotels in your city or town, you know there’s at least some demand.


SHN Bonus: Get $35 off your first stay

Home Away | VRBO – A couple other well-established vacation rental sites specializing in whole-house rentals.

Homestay – This platform focuses on booking stays where the homeowner is present, where most of the Airbnb stays I’ve booked have been for the “whole” house or apartment. When I ran a search for an upcoming trip to San Diego, I found rates from $27-65 a night.

Production Locations – If you’re in LA, you can make $1-3k per day(!) renting your house out for TV commercials, TV pilots, and movie shoots.

Make Money Selling Physical Products

I call this the age-old “buy low, sell high” business model, and it still works today. In fact, with the distribution channels available to you today, you can reach more customers than ever.

“Flea Market Flipping” – My buddy Rob Stephenson is “the Flea Market Flipper” and makes a great living finding odd items to resell. He told me the story of finding a prosthetic leg for $40 and turning around and selling it on Ebay the next day for $1000.

There are profitable deals everywhere!

flea market flipping family

Rob and his wife Melissa consistently earn thousands of dollars a month doing this part-time. They put together a free training on how you can get started and make your first sales as fast as 2 weeks.

Ebay – The auction site is still going strong and can be a good place to list your products. Side Hustle Show guest Darrel Fitzpatrick told me how he sold $100,000 worth of stuff (mostly used electronics) on Ebay by buying locally and re-selling online.

Amazon FBA – FBA is “fulfillment by Amazon” and is Amazon’s unique way to crowdsourcing its inventory from individual sellers like you and me. Not only can you take advantage of Amazon’s world class logistics network, but you can also tap into their massive audience of buyers.

Amazon FBA as a business comes in several “flavors”: retail arbitrage, private labeling, and wholesaling among them. Check out these resources to learn more:

BookScouter – Use the free BookScouter app to find out what books are worth — either the ones you have lying around collecting dust or ones you come across at garage sales or library book stores. One Side Hustle Show guest reported earning up to $4000 a month flipping used books!

Decluttr – Decluttr is an interesting service that takes the pain out of listing individual items on Ebay. Instead you scan them into Decluttr, they give you a price, and you ship everything you have (books, DVDs, electronics) to them in one box — they’ll even cover shipping. You can definitely make more selling your stuff on your own, but the convenience factor is tough to beat.

Etsy – Etsy is the largest peer-to-peer marketplace for handcrafted items. You’ll find thoughtful pieces for your home, office, kids, closet, and more.

My friend Kara turned her side hustle of selling wine-themed wedding decor into a full-time business.

If you’ve got an artistic and crafty side, you can tap into Etsy’s wide audience of buyers. Plus, you can now use Etsy to sell digital products or drop ship physical print-on-demand items.

etsy sharing economy

Drop Shipping – With drop shipping, you can sell physical products online without having to buy any inventory upfront. Instead, you work out deals with the manufacturers or distributors to ship the items directly to your customers on your behalf. On a popular episode of The Side Hustle Show, Rene Delgado broke down how to get started.

Sneaker Flipping – Side Hustle Nation reader JV Ortiz contributed this piece on how he earns $10k a month reselling popular limited edition Nike and Adidas shoes.

Make Extra Money from Your Art and Designs

Merch by Amazon – Amazon’s print-on-demand t-shirt program makes a great side hustle. You upload your designs, set your price, and then let Amazon do all the work of printing and shipping your orders.

Elaine Heney made over $50,000 doing this part-time and shared some of her tips on The Side Hustle Show. (My wife made over $2k doing this in her spare time last year!)

Teespring – With Teespring, you create your own unique t-shirt designs and then market them to relevant audiences, earning the spread between your purchase price and the cost to produce. The interesting thing about Teespring is unless your campaign hits a minimum critical mass of orders (that you set), nothing gets printed and nobody gets charged.

My friend Benny earned 6-figures in his first 6 months as a Teespring seller, and stopped by The Side Hustle Show last year to fill us in on how it works.

teespring sharing economy

Minted – This specialty store offers wedding invitations, stationery, home decor, and other items from independent artists and photographers like you. Earn cash prizes for one-off contests and commission on ongoing sales of your work.

Redbubble – Join the network of more than 350,000 independent artists selling their creative work on Redbubble. You have 100% control over the price for your work, with most artists earning 10-30% of the retail price as their take-home.

Cafepress / Zazzle / Spreadshirt – These are the 3 largest print-on-demand t-shirt (and other merchandise) sellers. How it works is you upload your designs and create your own storefront. When someone buys, you earn a royalty on the sale, but never have to touch the inventory or ship the product; the company does it all for you.

Threadless – Create your own store and submit your t-shirt designs to Threadless, a fun community of independent artists and fans. Like other print-on-demand clothing sites, you make the spread between the purchase price and the cost, usually around $10 a shirt.

Threadless says they paid out $1.5 million to contributing artists last year!

Envato – Envato is broad family of brands that connects creators of digital assets with those who need them. If you can create website templates, WordPress plugins, stock videos, jingles, graphics, and even 3D models, this is the place for you.

Care for Others

Sittercity – This is a huge marketplace for child care, with parents posting jobs every 2 minutes and rates usually in the $10-20/hour range. It could be the perfect side hustle to find a fun gig near you.

Care.com – With more than 19 million members, Care.com is the largest marketplace for child care, senior care, pet care, and house sitting.

UrbanSitter – If you love kids, this could be the perfect side hustle. Set your own babysitting rates, availability, and geographic area you cover. Because UrbanSitter charges parents a monthly membership fee to access the directory, you keep 100% of your earnings.

Create a Local Tour

Vayable – Vayable is a cool marketplace of unique travel experiences hosted by local insiders. If you have a passion for your city, love meeting new people, and have always wanted to be a tour guide, here’s your chance.

Options in San Francisco include a $49 “Scout for Street Art” walk with Russell, a $109 “Bike Wine Country” ride with Freida, and a $66 “Historic House Boat” tour with Victoria.

My friend Alex hosts hundreds of “urban hiking” tours a year on the side from her day job — at $49 apiece!

What unique experience can you offer travelers?


Alternatives include Airbnb Experiences, GetYourGuide and ToursByLocals.

Make Extra Money from Your Closet

Style Lend – Rent your designer clothes ($200+ retail) through this new fashion sharing platform. The company will store your clothes for free and pay you each time someone rents an item of yours.

Swap.com – Sell your women’s and children’s clothes through Swap’s online consignment store and earn an average of $150 for each box of clothes you send in.

ThredUp – ThredUp will send you a free “Clean Out Kit” to send in your unused clothes for consignment sale. You can even use their online payout estimator tool to see what your items are worth.

Poshmark – Sell your designer clothes through the Poshmark app, which makes it easy to photograph and list an item in just 60 seconds.

Grailed – Grailed is basically Poshmark for guys.

Tradesy – “Turn your closet into cash” with the Tradesy second-hand marketplace for women’s clothing.

BagBorroworSteal – Sell your designer handbags and accessories on consignment, or take a lower offer price and get paid right away.

Worthy – Worthy is the place to sell your unwanted (mostly diamond) jewelry.

Style For It – The only online site dedicated for plus size women to consign and buy pre-owned current fashion.

Blogging, Podcasting, and Online Business

Blogging and podcasting are obviously passions of mine, and can be very effective ways to reach a wide audience.

(I broadcast from my kids’ bedroom closet with a $70 mic and reach 30,000 people a week — it’s incredible!)

My primary revenue streams are affiliate marketing and sponsorships on the show, but content creators can make money in lots of different ways, including selling their own products and services, advertising, live events, end even donations.

One interesting new monetization idea for website owners is Repixel, which allows you to monetize your traffic without any ads on your site.

Click here to check out my free video course on how to start a blog.

Make Extra Money Cooking

EatWith – “Bringing chefs and foodies together one meal at a time.” Set your own menu, schedule and dining experience and earn up to $700 per event.


Chef’s Feed Experiences – Put your culinary skills up for sale by hosting group meals on the ChefsFeed platform. During my discussion with Glenn Carter, he shared the story of one New York chef earning $1000 a month part-time on this site (back when it was called Feastly).

Bon Appetour – Get paid to cook and host meals for travelers in your home.

Hire a Chef – The United States Professional Chef Association has put together this directory of personal chefs available for hire.

Vonnie – Teach virtual cooking lessons with the Vonnie app.

Make Extra Money Freelancing

Fiverr – For me, Fiverr has been a fun and eye-opening side hustle experiment. Since I started on the site, I’ve earned over $11,000, met some awesome people, and found an alternative distribution platform for some of my work.

How it works is you come up with a base “gig” — and then add relevant upsells or packages to increase your order value. One of my most popular podcast episodes was with a Fiverr seller who used the platform to launch a 6-figure freelancing business.

I’ve implemented some of his tactics and learned a few of my own along the way.

fiverr sharing economy

Related: How I Earned $7490 in My First 14 Months on Fiverr

Related: How I Got on the Homepage of Fiverr and Earned $920 in 10 Days

Related: Beyond $5: 5 Fiverr Gigs with High Average Order Values

TopTal – If you’re an expert developer and willing to put your skills to the test, you can earn great money working remotely for clients on the TopTal platform. They’re serious about the “top talent” thing though, only hiring the top 3% of applicants.

FreeeUp – Earn up to $50 an hour depending on your skillset on this new freelance platform that matches you with businesses that need your help. Two rounds of Skype interviews are required to maintain the high quality of service providers on the FreeeUp platform.

Upwork – With Upwork, you can create a profile and bid on jobs that meet your criteria. There’s a bit of an art and science to it, and while you’ll hear some complaints about cheap clients and stiff competition, I keep hearing success stories of people finding quality work.

For example, Jesse Gernigin stopped by The Side Hustle Show to share his tips for making your proposals stand out on the platform.

ShiftGig – The Shiftgig platform connects companies with in-person temporary workers in a variety of fields.

Craigslist Gigs – There’s a section in the lower right side of Craigslist where companies and individuals post jobs and gigs.

Superside – Join the global team of Superside freelancers and get paid to serve clients in your area of expertise on your own schedule. They advertise a “steady stream” of work and no hunting for jobs.

Fancy Hands | Zirtual | Time Etc | BELAY – Just a handful of the virtual assistant companies that hire part-time remote workers. Pay generally ranges from $10-20 an hour. You can also check out this free training on how to start your own virtual assistant business.

Mechanical Turk – Earn a small fee ($0.01 to $3) for each micro task you complete. Over the last couple years, Mike Naab earned over $21,000 in his spare time completing surveys and other small jobs on the mturk platform.

Growth Geeks – This unique freelancing platform is specifically built for recurring monthly engagements. You’ll find gigs for Instagram, infographics, SEO, and more ranging from $49 to $500 a month and beyond. Apply to become a certified Geek to get your service on the marketplace.

Scribendi – Scribendi hires proofreaders and editors to work remotely and correct client documents.

ProofreadingServices.com – An online proofreading and English tutoring service looking for work-from-home English tutors.

Rev – Transcribe interviews and lectures on Rev.com and earn $9 an hour and up.

Make Extra Money with Your Yard

Campspace – If having guests in your home Airbnb-style makes you a little uncomfortable, maybe having them outside would be a little better? With Campspace you can turn your backyard into a mini-campground and earn $10-30 per person per night.

Gamping – “List your land” for rent to travelers and campers to turn idle property into an income stream.

SellYourTrees – “Don’t pay to remove your trees, let us buy them from you instead!”

Make Extra Money with Your Ideas

MindSumo – MindSumo is a cool service that asks for your input on certain questions on behalf of its corporate clients. Rewards of $550-1600 are given to the best or most creative answers. When I was browsing, I saw questions like “How would you improve the car buying experience?” and “How can we make laundry less of a hassle?”

SquadHelp – Companies post naming and branding contests on SquadHelp and you can win cash for coming up with the best name or slogan.

Naming Force – A similar crowdsourced naming service.

Namestation – New companies are often looking for help coming up with names for the businesses or product lines. Namestation lets them crowdsource suggestions from creative people like you. They say their top contributors earn up to $300 a month part-time.

Innocentive – Win cash prizes for your game-changing problem-solving ideas. With millions of dollars rewarded since 2008, companies are paying serious bucks. This site has a more science/invention angle.

Product Licensing – Serial inventor Stephen Key says companies are always looking for new products and are happy to pay licensing fees to creative people like you who bring those to them. Nate Dallas, a dentist in Georgia, netted $300,000 in royalties for the rights to a Pictionary-like card game he sold to Mattel.

Quirky – Quirky is a cool product licensing and invention marketplace where you can share your ideas and products and earn a revenue share on anything that sells.

Sell an Online Course

Udemy – With Udemy you can create a video course in your area of expertise, set your own price (up to $200) and put it up for sale on their platform of more than 30 million students.

Udemy recently made some pricing and promotion changes that have dramatically cut earnings, but I’ve still earned over $10,000 on the platform and was consistently earning $200-600 a month. Here’s a post I wrote about my Udemy course launch.

A few Side Hustle Nation guests have found success on Udemy as well, including Scott Britton and Phil Ebiner. I like Udemy and platforms like it because you can create the asset once, and sell it again and again.

What could you teach?

udemy sharing economy

Related: The 134 Best Udemy Courses for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Side Hustlers

Skillshare – I’ve also syndicated my courses to Skillshare, where they don’t earn as much but still bring in some incremental passive income.

Share Your Language Skills

Scribbr – Scribbr is an academic editing and proofreading company seeking editors with language expertise. Scribbr editors work from home, design their own schedule, and can earn $25-30 an hour.

Translators Cafe – “Where linguists and their clients meet.” Register for free to get notified of new translation jobs that get posted.

ProZ – Join over 300,000 professional translators on this big translation marketplace.

Motaword | GengoTranslate.com – If you speak multiple languages, you can earn money translating text with these services.

Unbabel – Earn $8-18 an hour translating one of 28 languages for customer service teams around the world.

Verbling – With Verbling you can set your own hourly rate for online language lessons. Most tutors appear to be in the $10-25 an hour range, and Verbling says some are earning a full-time living on the platform.

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Rover.com – Earn $20-$60 a night pet sitting for others in your town. Basically it’s Airbnb for dogs; you set your own rates and availability, and Rover handles the payments and covers insurance and vet assistance.

Hmm, we’re always hosting our friends’ dogs anyway so maybe this could be a viable side hustle!

Dog sitting is a serious business and several people report earning $1000 a month from it. The platform also supports dog walking and doggy day care.

rover sharing economy

SHN Bonus: Get $20 off your pup’s first visit.

Wag – Earn up to $25 an hour as a Wag Walker, taking pups for strolls in your spare time.

Pawshake – UK-based pet lovers can register as a pet sitter on Pawshake and earn money watching their neighbor’s animals.

Meowtel – The leading platform for cat-sitting.

Make Extra Money with Your Photography

Pond5 – Pond5 is a super cool site with not only photography, but also music, video, sound effects, and illustrations. As an artist, you can set your own price for your work and earn 50% royalties.


SnapWire – Earn 50-70% royalties when companies buy the rights to your beautiful photography on SnapWire.

Foap – Submit photos from your phone to Foap’s unique stock photography website and earn $5 for every image you sell. 

Lobster – Earn 75% royalty when other companies buy the rights to your social media images. Upload your whole library or use the hashtag #ilobsterit to list photos individually.

Make Extra Money with Your Handyman Skills

TaskRabbit – Task Rabbit is one of the largest sharing economy platforms, and you can create a profile specializing in everything from running local errands, assembling furniture, local admin temp help, and even virtual support jobs.

Rates vary widely based on what service you’re providing, but I’ve seen tasks anywhere from $15 an hour all the way up to $100 an hour or more for specialized handyman skills.

taskrabbit sharing economy

SHN Bonus: Get $20 off your first task through this link.

Airtasker – Australia’s version of TaskRabbit.

Bark – UK marketplace for service professionals. Join the network to get found and get jobs around your schedule.

Thumbtack – Thumbtack is a unique marketplace for both virtual and in-person on-demand work. Buyers submit requests for what they need and if it seems like a fit for your skills, you pay a nominal fee to bid on the job. You’re free to set your own price and keep 100% of the proceeds.

The Thumbtack marketplace is pretty extensive, with services including accounting, house painting, voice lessons, quilting, web design, and even legal work. The company paid out over a $1 billion to their pros last year, and it looks like a great platform to begin making money in the sharing economy.


Takl – “Use your skills to help others complete small jobs and household chores.”

Handy – Earn up to $22 an hour as a cleaner or up to $45 as a handyman. Or handyperson?

According to their website, their top professionals are taking home more than $1000 a week. If you’re skilled in painting, plumbing, electrical work, or cleaning with a friendly service attitude, this could be an interesting side hustle.

MeetACarpenter – Post your carpentry skills and tap into an audience of more than 750,000 users across the US and Canada. (The parent company for this site actually operates a couple dozen niche marketplaces.)

Jiffy – Jiffy’s network of on-demand home service professionals is free to join and you’ll just pay a percentage of every job you book through the site.

Make Extra Money with Your Parking Space, Garage, or Attic

Neighbor – The Neighbor self-storage platform connects people with storage needs with those who have extra space. If you’ve got some excess storage capacity in your garage or elsewhere, list your space here to fill it and get paid.

According to the site, hosts are earning up to $15,000 a year running their own mini self-storage operations.

Join through my referral link and get a $50 bonus when your space gets rented!

make money with neighbor self storage

JustPark – If you have extra parking, why not put it to good use and get paid for it?

Stow It – Stow It is the peer-to-peer marketplace for extra storage and parking spaces. “Turn your attic into extra cash.”

Peerspace – Peerspace is a marketplace that lets you find and book unique space for any activity. Similar to Airbnb, hosts can earn extra cash by listing their space on Peerspace and guests can book for short-term events, productions, meetings, and more.

Related: Storage Unit Auctions: How to Make Money From Abandoned Storage Lockers

Rent or Sell Your Stuff

BabyQuip – This “baby concierge” service is the peer-to-peer marketplace for baby gear rentals, mostly catering to traveling moms and families.

FriendWithA – A growing peer-to-peer rental site for bikes, sporting equipment, tools, and more. Get a $10 bonus on your first rental when you join through my referral link.

MyEquipment4Rent – List your power tools, yard care equipment, cleaning supplies, and other gear on this peer-to-peer rental site.

ShareGrid – ShareGrid is the largest peer-to-peer site for high-end camera rentals. Rates start around $50 a day for DSLR bodies and go up from there depending on what you have to share.

FatLlama – “Airbnb for your stuff,” FatLlama wants to reinvent ownership by letting you rent out your seldom-used items for extra cash.

Spinlister – Rent out your “ride” on Spinlister — your bike, your skis or snowboard, of surfboard.

I found bikes listed in San Francisco from $25-70 per day, and thought it was nice that they listed the appropriate rider height fit so I could filter out the ones that were too small.

Go Look at Stuff

WeGoLook – Earn $25 to $200 to go look at stuff like eBay purchases, cars, rental properties, or even vacant lots. Take pictures, verify listing information, and report back what you find.


OnSource – Complete photo inspections of damaged vehicles and $18 + mileage for each 10-minute inspection.

Make Extra Money Mystery Shopping

Field Agent – Download the free Field Agent app to find top secret tasks nearby, that might include checking a store for certain products, photographing a display, or asking a store employee a question. Each task pays $3-12 and are relatively quick to complete if you’re in the neighborhood already.

Native – Become a Native.io “data collector” and perform on-the-ground market research tasks like checking products and prices in stores, or even interviewing people about their opinions of certain brands. Currently only available on Android devices.

Gigwalk – Become a Gigwalker and look for similar in-person “gigs” that can generally be completed in just a few minutes with your smartphone.

BestMark – BestMark is an industry leader in mystery shopping, connecting people like you (discreetly) with their clients, which include Fortune 500 companies.

Make Extra Money with Your Truck

Fluid Market – It takes about 10 minutes to list your truck or van on Fluid Market, and you can earn up to $2000 a month letting others use it when you’re not.

Dolly – If you have a truck or van — and a strong back — you can earn money with Dolly’s peer-to-peer moving platform. Help your neighbors pack and move across town.

Buddytruk – Earn up to $40 an hour helping neighbors pack and move across town. You bring the truck and work together to get the job done.

GoShare – Put your truck or cargo van to work helping people move and up to $62 an hour.

uShip – If you’re making a long road trip, you might as well take a look and see if someone on uShip needs to move or send something to where you’re headed. Rates vary based on the size and weight of the items, along with the distance of the journey.

CitizenShipper – Bid on moving hard-to-ship items from Point A to Point B. Near me there was a motorcycle, a couple dogs, and a boat up for bid, with prices ranging from $500 to $1000 based on the distance.

Make Extra Money with Your Voice

Voices.com – I think we can all agree that getting paid to talk is a pretty sweet gig, and Voices.com is the #1 marketplace for voice over talent. Voice actors and actresses can join at either the guest or premium levels ($33.25 per month, billed annually), which lets you create your own profile on the site and audition for publicly posted jobs.

voices sharing economy

Related: How to Earn up to $3000 an Hour With Your Voice

Voice123 | TheVoiceRealm.com | Bodalgo.com | VoiceBunny – Additional marketplaces for voice over talent.

ACX – The Audiobook Creation Exchange is an interesting platform to connect authors with professional narrators to — like the name suggests — create an audiobook version of their book.

Narrators can accept projects on a flat fee basis, or do the work for free in exchange for a percentage of future royalties. That option seems compelling because if you can build up a library of different titles that sell well, you can essentially earn passive or residual income from work you did once.

Make Extra Money Coaching

Clarity – Clarity.fm is my favorite by-the-minute consulting platform, and I’ve earned over $7000 lifetime through the site. You can set your own hourly rate, add your areas of expertise, and accept consulting calls in your spare time.

Related: How to Start a $100 an hour Consulting Business in 5 Minutes

Coach.me – The coach.me platform boasts more than 1 million users and you can set up an online coaching practice in the areas of leadership, health, business, habits, and more. Earn $100 an hour or more working one-on-one with clients.

CoachUp – Channel your athletic glory days and help young athletes level up their game. You can set your own rate and CoachUp private coaches report earning an average or $45 an hour.

LiveCoach – “The world’s largest coaching platform.” Set your own rates and keep 80% of the fees from clients you connect with through the marketplace. Free to join.

Noomii – Noomii (think “new me”) is the web’s largest directory of life and business coaches. They charge coaches a $397 annual fee to join, but have a money back guarantee if you don’t earn at least that much business from connections made on the site.

Relayo – Not strictly for coaching, Relayo offers live chat with experts in a variety of industries with rates ranging from free to $60 an hour and up.

Konversai – Provide live video coaching and consultations to clients around the world on the Konversai peer-to-peer platform.

Make Extra Money Writing

Amazon Kindle – Amazon is the largest peer-to-peer marketplace in the world for authors. You can publish your work and tap into a massive audience of buyers, especially if your book solves a problem in a unique way or you can market your way to the top of the charts.

My self-publishing side hustle has taken a back seat of late but this is another fantastic place to put your “buy button” and earn residual income from an asset you create once.

I remember my first royalty payment from Amazon of something like $42 and being thrilled, thinking “I did it! I’m a professional author!” Since then I’ve earned quite a bit more in author royalties — nothing lifestyle changing mind you, but a pretty awesome way to build both authority in your niche and earn passive income along the way.

Related: Here’s Everything I Did To Launch a Bestselling Book (and How Much It’s Made So Far)

Related: My Amazon author profile and book listings

Scripted – Scripted is a high-end content marketplace where writers can set their own rates.

Sell Your Body to Science

Donate Plasma – As long as needles don’t bother you, you can earn $20-50 per plasma donation.

Clinical Trials – The National Library of Medicine runs a database of studies all across the country you may qualify for.

Sperm and Egg Donation – Sperm donation sounds like a lot more fun than donating plasma, but egg donation is a much more involved (and potentially risky) process. The upside is it compensates accordingly — $8000 and up!

Other Ways to Make Extra Money That Actually Exist

Litter Pick-Up – Brian Winch started his parking lot clean-up business as a side hustle in 1981, and has since built it into a multi-six-figure business. He says you can still earn $30-50 an hour part-time targeting local property management companies.

What’s Your Price – Calling all the single ladies! On this unique dating platform, you set your price for a first date and get paid when someone takes you out.

According to their blog, women are charging anywhere from $10 to $300 for a night out — and probably getting a meal out of the deal too.

whats your price

Rent a Friend – According to Rent A Friend you can earn up to $50 an hour on this strictly platonic match-making site. You might get hired to accompany new “friends” to the movies, dinner, the gym, or whatever you include in your free profile.

CuddleUp – CuddleUp is a “cuddling for hire” service. If the options above weren’t creepy enough for you, join CuddleUp.com for free, create your profile, and start accepting cuddle requests. In browsing the site, I found rates ranging from free to $99 an hour. Also see Snuggle Buddies.

Selling Tradelines – This “$1000 an hour” side gig could be a great way to make extra money if you have a strong credit history. How it works is you get paid to securely add other authorized users on your accounts.

Castifi – The place to find background acting gigs.

PantyDeal – Yes, it’s a dedicated marketplace for used underwear, and there are supposedly more than half a million buyers.

Rentgrata – Apartment dwellers can chat with prospective tenants and earn referral fees.

Rent a Mourner – Get paid to mourn at nearby funerals in the UK.

Purple Ocean – Earn money delivering video psychic readings for clients via the Purple Ocean app.

PowerLedger – If you have solar panels or another source of excess electricity, you can sell your surplus to your neighbors with the help of PowerLedger.

Create My Tattoo – This is the 99designs of tattoo art. Users submit their requests and designers come back with proposed ink designs. The customer picks their fave and the artist gets the prize money.

The Expert Institute – Become an expert witness in court. The Expert Institute connects subject matter experts (you!) with attorneys and corporations who happily pay for your analysis and opinions.

Twitch – The twitch.tv network is mostly for livestreaming video games but the most popular players are estimated to be bringing in $300,000 or more per year!

FareFetch – FareFetch is a unique human-powered flight search engine. If you have a knack for saving money on flights, apply to join their network of part-time flight-booking gurus and earn $20-30 an hour.

Job Spotter – Indeed’s Job Spotter app will give you reward points for snapping pics of Help Wanted signs in your town. Then, trade those points in for Amazon gift cards. This won’t make you rich though; according to some reports it can take submitting several different signs just to earn enough for a $1 gift card.

Your Turn

I’m confident you can use at least ONE of these platforms to earn some job-free dollars!

Let me know which ones look the most compelling by leaving a comment below. Also feel free to chime in if I missed your favorite sharing economy app — I’ll strive to keep this resource as up-to-date as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make extra money?

There have never been more ways to make extra money! For example, you can start freelancing, begin re-selling products, or even start your own blog or YouTube channel. Be sure to check the full list at Side Hustle Nation for the latest options.

How can I make money online?

The most common ways of making money online are through freelancing, selling advertising on content you create, such as a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel, or by selling physical or digital products. You can sell these through existing marketplaces like Amazon or set up your own store.

How can I make $200 fast?

If you need to make $200 fast, you have a couple options. The first is to provide some sort of freelance service, which could be anything from mowing lawns to babysitting to painting houses to dog walking to designing websites or managing Facebook ads. The second option is to sell something you already own. OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace are popular options to unload this unwanted inventory.

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157 thoughts on “200+ Legit Ways to Make Extra Money in 2020: The Ultimate Guide”

  1. This is incredible! Thank you for taking the time to compile this. I wish I’d known about Scribendi 12 years ago when I was struggling to get clients for my freelance editing business. Now that I do know about it…
    Seriously, this is an amazing resource. Thanks, Nick.

  2. You should have WizIQ (wiziq.com) under Share Your Knowledge. You can set up up your own academy and run self-paced courses or live classes.

  3. I’ve been using Kickfurther for over a year now. Really like it. I’ve supported about 200 deals at this point, as I found that getting 15-35% yearly return is way better than leaving money in my savings account at .01% interest.

      • I look for deals that have multiple other products they sell, so that if this products slows down, they can use the revenues of other products to pay back. I also look at deals that have multiple offers they’ve paid back on Kickfurther, and also for companies that have robust retail distribution partnerships in place (like they are at Target, Walmart, etc) rather than companies that are more seasonal and rely on trade shows and such, which is unpredictable and expensive.

  4. Well, that’s a bummer. After reading the reviews of Scribendi on Glassdoor.com, there is no way in the world I would work for them, but it was nice to know a company like this exists. I’ll look for others. Thanks again for the list, Nick,

  5. It seems like Zilok is not around any more. The website is still there, but I can’t register and all their blog posts and news releases are from 2008 or 2009. The latest user review I found was from 2011.

  6. Nick…WOW! What a list. Thanks for this. My daughter and I just booked a stay in NYC for the 4th of July! :)

  7. As Nick notes, you can share pictures, music, and more on Pond 5. There’s also a decent market for real life sounds you record. I’ve sold things like the ambiance at an airport departure lounge and a subway train leaving! Your smart phone can probably capture the recordings!

  8. I’m gonna suggest that my brother take a look at Fiverr. He’s a video editor by trade but works in entertainment and hasn’t had much of an opportunity to use his skills. Seems like a great way to make a little side cash

  9. Love this article! Have read numerous posts from sidehustle nation and constantly share them with friends. One tip that hasn’t been added is UserTest. You can earn £8 for every website you review. You can check it out at: https://usertest.io/

    Keep up the great work! Always on the look out for posts like these! :D

  10. Hi Nick,
    At the risk of repeating what others have said, what an amazing/wonderful/fantastic list. Thank you so much – this will keep me busy investigating options for a while ! I have had some small success with Audio Jungle (part of the Envato group of sites) – uploading short music files that I have created once, yet they keep on selling. I like your Fiverr example too https://www.sidehustlenation.com/self-publishing-platform-outsold-amazon/ – I’ll have to try that one !
    Thanks HEAPS,
    (Melbourne, Australia)

      • Sort of, kind of, yes, but….
        Audio jungle has been good to the tune of hundreds, but not thousands of dollars for me so far. But very passive, yes !
        Audio Jungle have an exclusivity clause, so putting exactly the same tracks up on another competitor site is not an option.
        However, modifying these tracks, or creating different tracks is certainly possible.
        Perhaps spreading things out a bit, like your Amazon Kindle to Fiverr experience with your book might be my next step.
        Thanks for getting my brain working and prompting some thought processes for me :-)

    • Hi Matthew,

      Interested to know more about audio jungle, what kind of music files did you create? Are you a musician ?

      • Lee, Matthew & Nick – I’m a musician how has used several of the stock music sites, and personally I’d recommend Pond 5 over Audio Jungle. I get into a WAY more detail about it here: http://www.stockmusicmusician.com/stock-music-site-reviews/. But the long and short of it is that Audio Jungle offers a lower royalty payments, no control over setting your price, and its upload and review policies are terrible. And I would strongly urge against signing an exclusive agreement with the landscape of music changing so quickly.

        • Hi Evan,
          Thanks heaps and piles and lots for the suggestion ! I will have a look at your StockMusicMusician recommendations.
          I agree with your comments about Audio Jungle completely, however unfortunately it comes with the territory of being a musician. For example, a band I’m in has got a live gig coming up soon… We’ll get paid $10 each ($50 total) and a jug of beer to share if we’re lucky for almost four hours work….sigh.
          Thank you Evan once again.
          (Melbourne, Australia)

      • Hi Lee,
        Yes I am a musician and a computer nerd. While I prefer playing funk / rock music, I have found a small success in the relaxation music niche. I have uploaded to Audio Jungle a few short relaxing instrumental songs (less that 90 seconds), one or two of which can be looped. And they keep selling. I know I need to do some more but finding the time is difficult. Audio Jungle do have very strict rules and policies, many of which are arguably restrictive and obviously in their favour, but they are easy to use and they certainly have the buyers/traffic. I would certainly recommend them if you have some old original music tracks of your own gathering dust on your hard drive that you know you’re never going to do anything else with. Good luck!

  11. This is superb Nick! I have worked my way through the list twice already ! Determined to add a new stream to my hustle!

  12. This is incredible! I can’t believe how many of these I hadn’t even heard of yet – and there are even a few niches that I didn’t know existed. Thanks so much for compiling and sharing this! I’ll definitely be sharing it with my readers and with friends.

  13. This is hands down one of the bests posts I’ve ever seen on starting a side income. Most people say they don’t have any ideas. Your list is the best way to breakdown that barrier. Awesome post!

  14. I love using Kickfurther! I have to try some of the others. I don’t even know where to begin! I have liked Kickfurther and vouch for them. I talk to their main guys all the time and have made some pretty good earnings through it!

  15. Great list! I’ve had my car wrapped with Wrapify for the past few months and have been earning about $400 per month — just for driving where I’d normally be driving!

  16. Oh My Gosh! Have you left anything behind?

    This is by far the most extensive side hustle -to- full time gig list I have seen on the internet. Went through it all and selected a few where I can try my luck, and skills.

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. A solid list. Most like this – not really that I’ve seen too many similar and exhaustive list – tend not to organize the content so well into types. I’m a skimmer, and this made it really easy to work through and find what I was interested in. I have used Thumbtack in the US and found the response really quick. I’ve also had friends use https://www.bidvine.com in the UK to find a photographer for a going-away party and they were really happy with the result.

    I’m actually going to sign up to Scripted – that’s a good find.


  18. Great article, here is another way to make money In your spare time is being a Sports Official. I have a fulltime job and my sports officiating starts after 5pm during the season. An example football referee make around $55.00 per game, normally there are 2 games per evening, on the weekend a person can work 4 games, 1 hour each and make $200.00. Our state chapter in http://taso.org. Thanks just wanted to share this

  19. Hi Nick,

    Thank you for taking all that time to find this information for us! I found it very valuable to share with my community so I shared your blog post on my website and FB profile.

    Check it out if you have the time, or let me know if there is any other way I can promote your services :-)

  20. This is indeed a massive list. I will definitely try everything that I think I’m capable of. My to-do list for the next few days will be full hahaha!. Thank you so much.

  21. Careful with Carvertise. Shady business practices for their drivers. Their wrap wrecked our paint job on our car and they are being extremely difficult working with us to get it fixed. I gave them a 1 Star rating on their Facebook page and they literally sent my husband an email saying if I didn’t change the rating he wouldn’t be reimbursed for the damages to the car. Shady business practices.

  22. Wow… Fantastic list!!!

    Please allow me to share that VirtualAssistantTalent.com is a va company also that hires part-time remote workers according to their client’s needs.

  23. Would you mind reviewing MindSumo to see if it makes the cut. Our startup is doing amazing things by partnering Fortune 500 companies with students to work on solving tough business challenges. Happy to also set you up with an blog interview with the founder. Thanks!

  24. Absolutely Killing it! great article. You should add Fat Lama to this list, renting out your stuff can make you a buck or two. Great stuff

  25. Anything to do with REFERRALS??? Like a kickback ( so to speak ) if you refer your favorite highly rately ( but lesser known ) incredible restaurant or Bakery or AUTO PLACE to tourists, neighbors, friends, people? Are there any apps or platforms or ways to make money from that? I do it ALL THE TIME!!!
    Thanks for all the Gr8 info Nick!!! Be well!!!
    Caren S.

  26. Great article!
    I tried all kinds of websites to make money online.
    What works best for me is Koocam.
    I teach my hobbies, and sells my knowledge in any field that I’m good at
    It’s great

  27. Besides Verbling, there are other language sites where you can earn money for teaching languages. Some examples are italki or Langademy. In the first one you can apply as a teacher or tutor, and at Langademy you just need to have some reputation in the community to start earning money. Hope this helps someone.

  28. Thanks for this exhaustive list. I have two teenagers that found several different jobs that want to do for spare money this summer.

  29. Have you any ideas of sites for people living in foreign countries(South Africa in particular) to apply for virtual jobs? Would love to do someone internet work as I have a daughter living in USA aNd would love to travel to see her and her family more. Suggestions.

  30. Awesome list! I have been driving for Amazon Flex for about a year now and can comfortably say it’s a pretty decent gig in terms of pay. There’s a lot of confusion out there because Amazon gives a broad range of “18 to 25 dollars” per hour, and it ultimately depends on your driving costs (gas, depreciation) and how well you get tipped. I’ve been averaging about 20 dollars per hour, which is not bad for just driving packages around.

    This article does a good job explaining the details behind how your pay would be calculated: https://www.azflexinfo.com/how-much-can-you-get-paid-with-amazon-flex

  31. Thanks for sharing such an informative post. This will be very helpful for those who want to earn extra money besides their study or job. I am also working in upwork as a freelancer beside my job. This list is very effective to find all of the sources altogether.

  32. Wow, what a great source of freelancing sites. I wanted to build up my career as a virtual developer as it has so many positive sides. Some of my friends are doing this. Now I am quite interested in it. Thanks for sharing those information.

  33. I tried spiceraq.com. You can rent out your place in NYC as an event space for small dinner parties and other small events. Alot more passive than airbnb as i didnt need to find another place to sleep that night.

  34. Nick! You are the Man! AWESOME !!!! very helpul indeed!
    may God bless you bountifully! I also find the pod casts awesome. i share with friends as much as I can.

    A funny story.. In Jamaica when someone refer to you as a hustler…it means you are a con artist. My son called himself a hustler and i gave him a long negative lecture. He challengedmeon theuse of the word..and i took to the internet to prove my point. That’s how I found your awesone website!! . Now I am a super fan of theword! My sonandI have a good laugh over it! Thank you so much..you are leaving alegacy! I appreciate your work!


  35. Hi Nick! Thank you for very much and valuable information. This is a very large collection. I think this is a collection of many years of your work. Not everyone will just give this classy collection. You have a generous heart.
    with respect Kiyomiddin Mukhiddinov.

  36. You want to know the truth about the side hustle? You will be extremely successful with affiliate marketing and blogging. Blogging is a beautiful content marketing labor of love. The Pro to it is you’ll make all the money you want. The con to it is it’s a pretty lonely life. So you give up something in exchange for something else. Would you rather go to a cushy day job with a salary cap of working for a narcissist employer and be denied a raise after asking and keep working for them? Or work for yourself and become a millionaire and live a lonely life? Something to truly think about.

  37. I own almost 200 pair of shoes.
    Could I make a part time hustle if I create a sneaker club of say 40 members to share my 200 pair shoes ?

  38. I’m on the run to lunch right now Nick. When I get back later this evening, I’ll happily dive into this post and leave you some really valuable feedback. Thanks so much for keeping me inspired about the side hustle. :-)

  39. Hey Nick,

    I’m glad you brought up this post about making extra money in 2018 because as you said, it’s easier than ever now with the side hustle being ever so popular to make money on our own terms without relying on the narcissist employer. Most employers throughout America want to enslave employees into thinking and feeling that they can’t succeed without the corporation when this way of looking at maintaining gainful employment is absolutely wrong. The beauty is that the side hustle provides a beautiful work in your spare time opportunity from your desktop computer, laptop or smartphone through affiliate marketing, blogging, and selling your personal goods online as a means of supplementing your existing income. In fact, the side hustle is so secure that it’s better than having a cushy day job or working for an unfaithful employer who seeks to do nothing more than turn their employees into virtual slaves, deny them pay raises, and secretly set them up for termination while milking them for all the commission money they can get out of them.

    I do believe we’re living in exciting times because anyone can build a million-dollar content-based business while on the go. They can create content with their smartphone while driving, resting in a park, barbecuing food for the family, or outlet stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren, shopping at the Tommy Hilfiger store, Nautica, Girbaud, Guess, Aeropostale, and other fine outlet stores and take images and record video on location and put it into a Blog for the purpose of driving traffic and making money from affiliate links on blogs and websites. I wish I knew how to do this 20 years ago because as I tell most people, I probably would have been 20 million dollars richer today or at least a millionaire. It’s all good though because everyday is a learning experience and side hustle entrepreneurs. Agree?

    I’m a reference this blog post in a thread in the near future on DNN and recommend people visit your blog about making extra money in 2018. I’m really glad you mentioned this because you have a lot of interesting sites linked on here that I need to check out. I have some household items I need to sell and will look back at this post again momentarily. Thank you for just being you, Nick. :-)

  40. Excellent article, Nick!
    I’ve been heavily focused on the Print on Demand side of things for the past 8 months with Merch by Amazon being the #1 focus. It’s a great opportunity for everyone, and it’s cool to see it mentioned on your list. :)

  41. You rock Nick,
    I really do like what you’re doing here, giving people so many ways they can make a living from the internet, that is totally princess man, please do keep it up.

    Now, if there’s one good thing picked from this post, and most of your other previous posts, it is the fact that there are a countless number of ways anyone, from anywhere can make a living from the internet.

    It has never been easier than now to make money online, and I’ll encourage everyone who cares to listen to get involved with this right now as it is getting more interesting everyday.

    I guess that most people that started online business started with Online Surveys. Myself for example, that was also how I started years back. And if I could remember vividly, I started with CashCrate and Survey Monkey which you mentioned here too. Honestly, I never knew that those guys are still in business, it’s been years man.

    Although, I didn’t really made anything significant from online surveys, but it was indeed a great experience. When it wasn’t favoring me as I thought it would, that was when I now ventured into blogging and affiliate marketing which I’m still doing today.

  42. Looks like both Drop and Dosh are having issues. There is a long list of people recently saying that the app is no longer working properly and they are not getting credit for their purchases.

  43. Three more you can add:
    AcaDemon – depending on how you feel about this ethically, you can upload college term papers. Students buy them for “research” (I mean, maybe they are?) and you get 50% of the sale. I made a few hundred dollars from it the first few years after college.

    BevRage – it’s like iBotta for liquor stores. As long as you get an itemized receipt, you scan it and can get rebates on certain beer, wines and spirits.

    Rev – it’s a transcription service that’s super easy to get started with. I was able to make like $200 a week doing it when I hit an unemployed patch.

  44. Awesome list – I’ll definitely have to come back to this. I currently do Mturk and Merch by Amazon, along with a few other t-shirt platforms. I don’t do nearly was well on the other t-shirt platforms as I do with Merch by Amazon. I’ve made almost $1000 via Merch this year, whereas I think I’ve barely broken $10 on the others combined.

  45. Suggested addition to your list:

    Neighbor – http://www.storewithneighbor.com

    It is as passive as passive income gets. Just list your unused space and rent it out as storage space. I personally became a host and made $150 a month all last summer.

    I now work for them and there are hosts that are earning upwards of $400/month for just an empty garage. Check it out!

  46. Who couldn’t be more excited to turn a small side hustle by working online part time into a future million dollar home based business? Traditional employment is slowly becoming obsolete. With employers and family members treating someone the wrong way thinking they’re getting away with it, little do they know they inspire someone to be a future “side hustle millionaire,” by starting an online side hustle and working their way to millions. There’s so much “extra side hustle money” to be made online that outweighs working a day job for an unthankful employer.

  47. Great Article.Also you can add

    Easymove app -https://geteasymove.com
    Download app and enjoy being easymover.

    – can earn between $35-55 hr
    – Should have Van, Pickup Truck or box truck
    – Should be able to lyft 75 pounds
    – Smartphone, Laptop : iOS, Android, Web application

    And Wrapier Advertisements https://wrapier.com
    you can ern up to $600 per campaign

  48. Good job finding all these websites! Some of them are gone, e.g. ShortTask. There is a new platform called Service Exchange http://service.exchange. It lets users open their service shop to sell their free time. Just like eBay but for services. It is free. Good place to start making extra income on the side.

  49. Great and innovative ideas. After reading this article I can see we can liberally create our own kingdom. Thank you for sharing this article with us here. It gives us a great opportunity to rule out and select our own choices. I will bookmark this page to keep myself updated with the upcoming website link list and great techniques.

  50. Thanks for sharing! I have worked with Homework Market and it has its perks. I am currently working with Genius Writings (https://www.geniuswritings.com) – the new kid on the block. I would definitely recommend it for people seeking to make money helping with assignments

  51. is there a site to get paid for being extremely interesting (that’s about the best way I can put it) or very not boring? Sometimes, I think I’m so interesting that I can’t keep up… or maybe a blank page site or writers are artists block or just somebody that needs ideas and wants to follow someone around for a day? Policies and privacy will have to be signed for that, of course.

  52. Sounds surprising to me that one can make 30% pay back after spending using a credit card. I’ve always had an atitude that this card can only make one poorer by enabling one spend what he hasn’t. Thinking of changing my mind by following closely occurrences of this article. Chase freedom must be special destination. With no annual fee, it may be the way to go.

  53. What’s your referral code for DOSH? I signed up on my phone w/out your link, however I want to give you credit for the referral. This blog is the influence for my new account. :0

  54. Hi Nick,

    Some time ago now I read in one of your posts about a platform where MBA graduates could post a profile and pitch for consultancy type assignments. Could you remind me of the name of this platform? (Shame on me for not acting on it at the time! I have been unable to find it since despite multiple searches!).



  55. Sounds astonishing to me that one can make 30% compensation back in the wake of spending utilizing a charge card. I’ve generally had an attitude that this card can just make one less fortunate by empowering one who spends what he hasn’t. Considering altering my perspective by following intently events of this article. Pursue opportunity must be an exceptional goal. With no yearly charge, it might be the best approach.

  56. One of the best blogs on money-making, I have read around 4-5 blogs, now I feel like no other to be read. Especially money from the Writing part. Good and keep doing good.

  57. Hello Dear,
    I really appreciate you for writing this article. You have mentioned many ways to earn money that’s awesome. thanks for this article. keep it up.

  58. I am a Survey Taker and earn a passive income for over five years. It is great though looking for more
    extra income. Can you suggest a bit more steady income online? I am a Home maker as well and do singing gigs. Thank you for you suggestions.

  59. I found a good one a few weeks ago that I think Nick and everyone else here will be interested in. It’s basically just internet research and data entry that results in passive income. It’s an app and website called Kidazzler that’s been in the works for a while but just went live to the public a few weeks ago. Their aim is to create a one stop resource for finding all things, places and activities that are kid friendly. Their asking the public for help building the database and rewarding those who do with a revenue sharing program. All you do is look up any kid friendly business and enter their contact info into the site. The sales team will eventually reach out to every business and see if they’re interested in advertising with the ap. It’s $29/month and will be worth the ROI. They then give 10 of that to the person who initially “locked in” the business, every month as long as they continue to use the service. Easy passive income earned from home, from work you did one time. The company, website and ap are all legit. I encourage anybody interested to do their research on them and if you choose to sign up be a pal and use my link to do so! https://kidazzler.com/invite/nPmaOmdH
    You earn a kickback on companies that sign up thru your referrals too! You don’t even need to download the ap either. Just use the website to make a profile and start adding places. It’s actually pretty fun to watch your added businesses claim their listings and eventually sign up. Let me know if you need any help finding unclaimed businesses. It took me about 2 or 3 hours to add the max of 150 businesses. Hustle on friends!

  60. wow thats an awesome article! very great ideas! but i would like to recommend one more opportunity too – Honeygain. so this is an app that lets you sell your unused internet traffic. im using it for a while now and i make about 40$ per month. plus this is very easy to use app and you can use coupon – SECRET5 when signing up to add extra 5$ :) the link -https://www.honeygain.com

  61. I just started buying and selling clothes, accessories and shorts. I really want to have a sideline income and I use apps like Olx and Yook to sell my stocks.

  62. Absolutely killing it! Great article. You should add Fat Lama to this list, renting out your stuff can make you a buck or two.


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