Ten Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

There are plenty of ways to make extra money these days. This social-media-centric world presents ample opportunity for people to boost their income with minimal physical labor. Whether you want to make extra money to pay off debt, save for future purchases, or just to beef up your bank account, there are opportunities galore.

Traditional and modern methods to make extra money are numerous. Be sure to do additional research on the techniques listed. Explore channels such as PinterestGoogle, networking, and any other creative manners for more information on how to execute these ideas and turn them into real-life money-making ventures.

Ten Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

Sell Gently-Used Clothing/Shoes to Consignment Stores 

I have sold clothes, shoes, and accessories to Plato’s Closet, a consignment store for the younger demographic. They accept seasonal and trendy items that are in excellent condition. They typically offer cash or store credit for the items they accept.

Babysit for Friends and Family

If you love children (and if they love you too, most importantly) you should consider babysitting for friends and family. Set a reasonable rate that all parties agree to and be sure to make the children’s experience fun and educational! Open evening and weekend availabilities should bring tons of potential clients.

Write a Book/Ebook

Though this option requires a long-term commitment, writing a book or ebook is a great way to generate residual income. You can work with an editor to ensure you are catering to your target audience appropriately.

Start a Blog

Blogging is enjoyable and is a creative manner to share lifestyle tips with the masses. WordPress is a user-friendly platform for blogging. Bloggers generate income from the ads, service sales, and product sales marketed on their websites.

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

Start a Vlog

If you love being in front of or even behind the camera, vlogging (video blogging) could be for you. Vloggers typically earn money from the advertisement that appears on their channels due to the high volume of traffic. Youtube is the most popular platform for vloggers. The top ten Youtube channels earn close to $20K a month!

Monetize on your Personal Skill Set

Whatever your skill set, you can be sure to turn one into a lucrative venture. I know people who walk dogs for pay, style, and braid hair, do nails, paint homes, mow lawns, house-sit, etc. Whether you choose to devote working on the weekends, seasonally, or whenever, you’re the boss.

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Sell Handmade Jewelry

Set a budget and stock up on tools and craft from Michael’sJoann’s Fabric , or similar craft stores and sell your unique creations at work, school, church, or even online.

Have a Garage Sale

Everyone loves a good old fashioned garage sale. Weekends are optimal for garage sales as people have more free time. Ensure that everything on sale is functional and in modest condition and be open to price negotiations.


Do you speak a foreign language? Are you a math wiz? Tutoring is an excellent way to increase your income. You can tutor freestyle or signup with a platform such as Wyzant where you take a few assessments on your area(s) of expertise then earn money from tutoring students online or in-person from a network you filter. You set your own rates and schedule.

Participate in the Sharing Economy 

If you are someone who enjoys driving around and meeting new people, you may want to consider driving for companies such as Uber or Lyft . AirBnB is a good option if you have a room for rent to travelers on a temporary basis.

“Frugality includes all the other virtues.”
— Cicero

What are some of your creative ideas for making extra money?

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