5 Ways to Make Extra Money

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Hello. Are you currently in a lot of debt? Are you in dire need of a vacation, but can’t seem to afford it? There are a lot of people in your situation. Some folks complain and never attempt to change their circumstances. Other people do what they have to do. They figure out ways to make extra money. Extra money can come in huge. It can help you get a grip on the debt, and you’ll finally be able to go on that vacation. There are hundreds of ways to make extra money. Today, I want to go over five specific ways that you can make extra money today.

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Selling things on eBay

The first way that you can make extra money is to sell stuff on eBay. eBay is an online marketplace that has been around since the 90’s. People sell all types of things on the site. I’ve been an eBay seller since 2008. I got serious about it in 2015.  It’s one of my favorite ways to make extra money. I sell on eBay part-time and have been able to make at least an extra $100 nearly every month. If I can do it, you should be able to do it as well. If you’re not sure what you should sell, check out this list of 100 things to sell on eBay.


The second way to make money online is to complete surveys. With this side hustle, you have to find legit survey sites. Once you do that, then you have you have to put in the work. Some surveys will pay you more than others. I’ve made anywhere from a quarter to a couple of dollars off surveys. Two places where you can start at are Swagbucks and Amazon Mechanical Turk. I can vouch for both of those sites.


Have you ever heard of Fiverr? Fiverr is a site where people go to look for services or provide services. Some services that you might see on Fiverr is a content writer, social media assistant or copy editor. People start their gigs at $5 and can make more money after they sell a certain amount of them. If you have a skill, Fiverr is a great place to list it. If you’re good at it, you can make a decent amount of money on theirs.


Are you an expert on something? Do you know something that you think the masses will want to know? If so, you should consider writing an eBook. An eBook is easier to write than a traditional book. You can create the pdf file and sell it on your own website (if you have one). People are always looking to learn about different things. Your eBook could teach them about a new subject, and you can be making money from that.

Uber or Lyft

Driving for Uber or Lyft rounds out the list of ways to make money. If you enjoy driving and dealing with different types of people, then this is the side hustle for you. When you drive for Uber or Lyft, you get a chance to make your own schedule. You also get paid weekly. I have a few friends who drive for those companies. They enjoy it a lot. It’s relatively easy, and the extra money is good.

Gone are the days of just sitting around and wishing that you had extra money. There are countless ways for you to make extra money. The five in this article are only the beginning. Figure out what works for you and get your hustle on.