How To Make An Extra 1000 A Month (35+ Realistic Ideas)

Are you thinking about how to make an extra 1000 a month?

Though that doesn’t seem like a significant number, some extra cash on the side can do some real help. Right? 

how to make an extra $1k a month

How about having a side gig that can help you…

Pay your mortgage.

Pay your credit card debt.

Buy your car in cash.

Help you pay off your student loans.

Increase your savings.

Or help you save extra money for your upcoming family vacation.

According to Gallup’s report, 36% of workers in the United States participate in the gig economy.

So would you be interested if I tell you some ways to generate an extra $1000 or more along with your job?

Some of these ways are passive. You have to put in some initial effort, and then those streams will generate extra cash on autopilot.


Let’s dive into it.

Be sure to also view the business tools that I use to operate my own business, as they’ll help you along your journey as well.

[side note: are you the type of person that wants a push and some accountability when trying new things? If so, check out this 15-day challenge you can do for the cost of a large coffee].

How to make an extra 1000 a month

Start A Blog

Blogging is one of my top recommendations because it has the highest potential of being profitable and bringing you passive income in the long run.

This is why everyone should blog.

And as your blog grows, the less effort you have to put into it.

Not everyone blogs for extra money.  There are many hobby bloggers as well.

What would set you apart from those casual hobby bloggers is to look at your blog as a source of income.

If you treat your blog like a business from day one, try to create systems that can help you scale your content and pave your path for a profitable side hustle.

Blogging should not be expensive.

Just pay for the domain and hosting, and a blog can be launched for as low as $70 for one full year.

I’ve also put together a detailed guide on how much it should cost to run a blog.

This blog is hosted at Bluehost. (update as of 04/12/21 – it was hosted with Bluehost).

I still love Bluehost and use it for most of my smaller sites. 

I needed something faster for this site and switched to WPX.

You can read about my switch to WPX hosting here.

Bluehost is the cheapest of all website hosts with as low as $2.95 per month plans.

I highly recommend it for beginner website builders.

Then I used the Divi theme to design this blog.

Divi is a premium theme with fantastic customization features.

Now to make extra money from your blog, you need traffic.

Simple steps to bring free traffic to your blog and monetize it 

1- Select your niche.

2- Use keyword research tools like SEMRush and Ahrefs to find out transactional keywords with low keyword difficulty and moderate search volume.

3- Write useful blog posts around those keywords. Make sure your content provides value to the reader and fulfills their search intent. 

4-  Once your blog posts start to rank, you will get free traffic to your blog. 

5- This free traffic can be monetized by placing your affiliate links or signing up for ad networks like Ezoic or Monumetric. [I compare Ezoic and Monumetric here].

These networks usually pay from $5 to $30 per 1000 views. 

6-  Consistently add new valuable content to your blog.

7- Build relationships with other bloggers in your niche and guest blog on their websites.

8- Outsource the tasks like writing blogs and guest post outreach to others so that you can focus more on treating your blog like a startup (if you use virtual assistants, here’s the best way to work with and pay them).

Blogging is not a quick fix

In fact, none of the legitimate methods of making extra money is a quick fix. 

But if you’re consistent and have systems in place, blogging is the best way to start to generate an extra $1000 a month.

(I can assure you it can bring way more than that, some blogs are making millions a month).

So if you are wondering how to make an extra 1000 a month blogging, here I have put together all my expertise in the form of a short course “Blogging Roadmap to $1,000 a Month in Income“.

Or, feel free to check out other top blogging courses I’ve written about.

You can learn a bit more about my blogging experience and getting to an extra 1000 a month in income by watching my vid below…

Create An Online Course

Do you have something to share with the world?

Are you good at something you can turn around and teach to others? 

A dad from the USA recorded a video to teach his daughter how to tie shoelaces, and that video went viral.

When he saw the power of online teaching, he jumped into it and made a sale of $20,000 with his first webinar.

Or take this expert cook, for example 🤣

Create your online course
She knows what she’s doing, just bad photo timing!

The online education industry was almost $200B in 2022 and should hit $600B by 2030.

That’s big.

A large portion of this billion dollars goes to the course creators. 

Especially with COVID, the world has largely switched to online teaching. 

Even the subjects that were thought to be taught only physically are now being conducted online.

So how about creating your own course?

Honestly, nothing fancy is required. You don’t need any professional certification. 

Simply share your experience and knowledge and give it a form of an online information product.

Use software platforms like Thinkific, Podia, and Teachable

These platforms will help you create your course and make it accessible for your students by hosting it.

I compare the best platforms for hosting your course here – these can definitely get you close to an extra 1000 a month!

For instance, I have a lot of knowledge about affiliate marketing and creating streams of income.

So I’ve recorded all my expertise in the form of a course using Podia and linked it to my blog. (You can have a sneak peek here) 

These courses serve as an asset and are a constant source of income for me.

So what are you waiting for?

Create your own course!

Launch A Podcast 

How to make an extra 1000 a month

Are you an extrovert who likes to meet new people, talk to them, and build relationships?

Then podcasting is your thing…

You can earn extra money while interviewing people and giving interested people access to listen to it.

The catch here is that you need people to listen to you.

And people will only listen when they think you have value.

Tim Ferris, writer of the famous “4 Hour Work Week,” runs a podcast,” The Tim Ferris Show.”

Tim makes all his podcast money through sponsorships with brands he loves and recommends.

Sponsors play a huge role when it comes to monetizing a podcast. 

The more downloads each episode gets, the higher the sponsors would be willing to pay you.

I’ve created a detailed guide on setting up a podcast and the equipment you need to get you started. 

When starting your podcast, make sure you…

  • Get listed in all major directories (Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher)
  • Post new episodes on a consistent basis.
  • Have a strong social media presence and have an average of 1000 downloads per month.
  • Don’t try to monetize your podcast too early. It can risk stunting your audience’s growth and jeopardizes your future plans.
  • If you host your podcast through BuzzSprout (like me), you can start using the BuzzSprout affiliate marketplace for monetizing (another solid option is PodBean).
  • You can ask for monthly donations from your listeners and collect this money through Patreon, a popular fan funding site.
  • Once you hit 5000 listens per month, you could also approach businesses you admire and ask them to be your sponsor.

Invite them to offer you a commission per sale whenever you promote their product/service on your show.

  • You can also offer your services as a virtual assistant and help a company create a podcast. Fiverr is an excellent place to find businesses looking for podcast VAs.

As an estimate, if your podcast has about 10,000 downloads per episode, you can expect to make between $500–$900 per episode in affiliate sales.

Related Reading: Best Podcast Host For Beginners – Click Here To Learn More.

Rent Out Your Home On Airbnb

Get listed on AirBnb

Do you have an extra room in your house?

Do you have an extra property/ apartment sitting vacant?

Is your basement empty?

How about listing it on Airbnb?

According to Earnest, Airbnb hosts make, on average, about $924 a month, and many hosts earn around 1 million in annual revenue.

Answering how to make an extra 1000 a month is getting clearer, isn’t it?

This income can vary dramatically depending on where you’re based, how frequently you rent out your place, your home’s quality, and the services you provide.

If you do not have an extra room or do not own a property, you can still become an Airbnb host and earn more than $1000 a month. 

You can talk to a property owner about leasing their house as a short-term rental and listing it on Airbnb instead of renting it out to one tenant for a longer term. 

Then you can manage this property on their behalf, from getting listed to cleaning and maintaining it, looking after the guests, and finally sharing the profits. 

The property owner earns more than he used to make from a single tenant, and you get paid extra money for managing it. It’s a win/win for both parties. 

My wife and I have been Airbnb hosts for the past 7+ years.

It’s been a great experience and is one of our main sources of income.

I do advise anyone interested that you’re no longer in the rental business.

If you choose to get involved, you’re now in the hospitality business.

This adds a level of customer service and support.

If you’d like to get into Airbnb you can check out our Airbnb real estate investing strategy

Promote Product And Services Of Other Companies: Affiliate Marketing

If you didn’t already know, affiliate marketing is a billion-dollar industry and has seen explosive growth in the late 2020s.

It has the potential to replace your full-time income.

I love this business model as you simply act as a middleman promoting other people’s products and earn commissions: no inventory management, shipping, refunds, and returns.

Your job is to promote the product. 

I have written a detailed post about affiliate programs that are beginner-friendly and are free to join.

I am part of many programs myself.   

These programs will also provide you with marketing materials like creatives, banners, and ad copies.

Simply take that info and promote it on your social media, blog, or run paid ads.

But if you’re going to get into affiliate marketing, be sure to watch out for company’s secrets! Watch the video below to learn what I mean…

Offer Your Services As A Freelancer

If you’d like an overview, these are some of the top freelancer websites, and a great spot to start your journey to an extra $1k per month.

a) Become A Virtual Assistant At Flexjobs

Flexjobs is an excellent place to offer your virtual assistant services and attract clients.

Becoming a virtual assistant helps you earn more from your home and, at the same time, removes the need to hire a full-time employee from your employer.

As a virtual assistant, you’ll be asked to perform simple tasks throughout your workday.

Some easy jobs requiring little expertise have shorter learning curves and can help you make an extra $1000 a month.

b) Assist A Company In Live Streaming Using StreamYard

Companies conduct interviews with their guests and like to stream them on all social media platforms simultaneously.

These are smaller tasks, and here is where virtual assistants come in.

You can use tools like StreamYard and Riverside and help companies manage their live stream.

c) Become A Bookkeeper 

Virtual bookkeeping services have never been more in demand. 

As a virtual bookkeeper, you can help the business maintain its books from a remote location.

This costs them less, and you can quickly charge $30 to $60 per hour depending on your expertise level and the work required, quickly making $1000 as a side hustle.

There are online business accounting tools like Quickbooks and Xero that you can use to assist in your virtual bookkeeping business.

d) Become A Social Media Manager

Another job you can do as a freelancer is to manage other businesses’ social media accounts and run paid ads.

This is something businesses need a lot of help with. 

As a social media manager, your task is to maintain the health of a business’ online social platforms.

Use software like Canva to create images for the social media posts of your clients.

e) Do Freelance Writing and Copywriting

Businesses need help with web content writing.

So if you have a little knack for writing, you can charge per article and make decent money.

Freelance writing can be extremely lucrative.

Online businesses need a constant stream of content, and freelance writing is a solution to that.

Even small business owners turn to freelance writing instead of hiring an in-house writer because it’s more cost-effective.

Again, that list of top freelancer websites.

f) Do Graphic Design

As a VA, along with creating social media posts, you can help businesses develop graphics for their websites, landing pages, blog posts, and emails.

Canva is best for this purpose.

g) Perform Hourly Jobs

Businesses need help with administrative tasks like 

You can quickly get paid $15 to $25 per hour for these sorts of jobs. Freelance job boards like Flexjobs, Fiverr, and Upwork are the best way to advertise your gig.

h) Become a Pinterest VA 

Pinterest has more than 300 million active users.

A Pinterest VA helps businesses

  • set up their Pinterest business accounts,
  • fill up profiles correctly,
  • write down board descriptions,
  • create stellar pins using tools like Canva, and
  • generate a custom pinning schedule through scheduling tools like Tailwind.

You can also help them run promoted pins and track the campaigns.

Start A Print On Demand Company 

printify best print on demand sites

Creating a print-on-demand company is similar to building a blog.

It’s a great way to build and develop a way to make an extra 1000 a month. 

Once you have put in the initial effort, the company can run on its own and bring you extra income passively.

Some simple steps to follow when starting a print-on-demand company.

a) Research Print-On-Demand Providers. 

My two favorites are Printful and Printify, but there are many others with variations in shopping, customization, and product prices. 

b) Choose Your Audience

Choosing a group to market to will help niche down your shop and lead to more sales over time versus selling to everyone.

c) Find Your Product

Think about finding a unique item that people require or would want to purchase.

For example, as the pandemic hit, there was a surge in demand for custom printed face masks. 

d) Create Unique Graphic Designs

Either you create your designs yourself or hire someone else to do it for you, make sure they are unique.

e) Pick An Excellent Platform To Sell On

Shopify, Sellfy, and Etsy are both excellent platforms to start with.

f) Create, Create, Create

The key to print-on-demand success is creating as many options as possible.

The more items you have, the more chances you have of making a sale.

Related Reading: Printful Vs. Printify – Read The Comparison Here.

Build An Online Store Through Shopify

Shopify: how to make an extra 1000 a month

Whether you have your own digital or physical product to sell or want to start a dropshipping business, start on a platform like Shopify with a Debutify theme.

Many drop-shippers do a million dollars in sales every month.

So this can definitely be a profitable side hustle.  

You can use a dropshipping platform like Spocket that connects you with vendors with great products that will ship directly to your buyers for you. 

But it will require some upfront investment of good money (a minimum of $500 to $1000) to launch and test.

Then you need to run ad campaigns to bring shoppers to your website.

So an online store might not be profitable in the first few months.

But once you have built an email list and a loyal customer base, be ready to make thousands of dollars in extra income every month. 

I want to take a quick break , I’ll leave you with these article ideas to make extra money for you to check out…

Ideas to make $3k a week

Ways to make $5k a month

Guide to make $10k in a month

Rent Out Your Extra Space With Neighbor

Rent your space with Neighbor

Have you got an empty or could-become-empty closet, attic, basement, garage, or parking space?

Headed out of town? 

Need off-season RV storage? 

Doing some healthy decluttering?

I have got another way for you to generate an extra 1000 a month.

Neighbor is a company that is on a mission to match people’s empty space with other people’s extra stuff. 

Not only It will list your space, and connect you with people.

It will also handle the payments for you.

Renters get a friendly home for their stuff, for less, and as a host, you earn extra money by giving your empty storage spaces a job.

The storage rates are 50% lower than anywhere else I could find.

So it’s a win/win for both the renter and host.

Answer Online Surveys

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Sounds spammy?

Does this option truly belong in a “how to make an extra 1000 a month” article?

It does!

It is totally possible to make $1000 filling out online surveys while watching TV, but it probably won’t happen in a single month.

Many legit surveying platforms even offer signup bonuses.

We created a guide with survey sites.

But links to some sites that can be the best bang for your buck are…

  1. Survey Junkie 
  2. InboxDollars
  3. My Points
  4. Swagbucks  (to learn if Swagbucks is safe, see our review here).

Your game plan should be to fill the shortest survey with the highest rewards, and it will maximize your revenue.

Teach English Online

This may sound too good to be true, but it is very possible to make extra money online as an Online English Tutor.

You can definitely make an extra $1,000 a month.

All over the world, non-English speaking individuals, mainly Chinese, are continually looking for ways to learn the language.

So platforms are mainly established for this purpose.

Some famous sites are

Most of these sites have a requirement of bachelor’s degrees and one year of English teaching experience.

You can expect to get paid from $15 to $25 per hour. 

Become An Online Tutor

Be An Online Teacher

Just like teaching English online, tutoring kids with other subjects is also a lucrative side gig.

Whether you work well with younger children or prefer helping college students, you can earn up to $1,000 a month by tutoring just a few hours a week.

And there are many sites out there that eliminate the work of finding students and marketing yourself; they connect you directly with customers and handle the administrative work.

Below are five online tutoring companies that allow you to earn extra money on your own schedule.

1. Chegg– Chegg works with middle school students through college for subjects, including science and mathematics.

Rates start at $20 an hour, and top tutors can make as much as $1,000 a month.

2. StudyPool– StudyPool offers tutoring sessions in over thirty subjects.

It allows students to pose questions to tutors, and a price is set for each item.

For example, a student could post a question about a physics problem and offer $7 for help.

You can choose as many or as few questions as you’d like to answer.

3. –  Tutor.Com is similar to Study Pool and Chegg.

But it requires you to commit to at least five hours a week.

4. Wyzant– It allows tutors to set their own rates, giving you more flexibility and earning potential.

In fact, some Wyzant tutors turn it into a full-time job and earn over $50,000 a year.

All Wyzant tutors are required to complete a profile and take a subject proficiency exam in your desired area of study.

You can only tutor in subjects if you pass the exam.

Walk Dogs With Rover

Offer to walk your neighbor’s dogs

Do you know how much pet owners spent on their pet-related goods and other services?

$100 billion+

Man, people love their furry pals!

So if you love animals and would like a way to earn some extra money on the side, pet sitting might just be the perfect fit for you. is an excellent website where you can offer your pet sitting and walking services. 

No extensive training or certifications are required. 

The primary qualifications to be a pet sitter are simply loving animals, being reliable, and caring for them in a safe, loving environment.

Take two or three dogs for two weeks out of the month, and you can easily earn an average of $1,000 per month. takes care of all client payments and invoices and makes payments electronically to speed up the process.

In exchange for access to the network, the site takes a 15% cut of your earnings.

Related Reading: The Best Side Hustles For Men – Find The Full List Here.

Or maybe you’re a college student and are looking for a new side gig to make some extra cash – watch below!

Start Your Own Lawn Care Business

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Every home and business with any grass on the property needs to ensure that it gets taken care of.

A while back, I watched this video on YouTube where a guy mowed 9 lawns in 5 hours and made $500 in one day.

According to him, if you mow the lawn as a side hustle, it is easy to make $20 to $30 per property.

But if you represent yourself as a professional lawn care business making $10K every month is a piece of cake.

So income varies and is based on how much effort you are able/willing to put into it. 

Here is a list of at least some of the items you will need before you can hope to start making extra money mowing lawns.

  • A vehicle and possibly a trailer that you can use to haul your equipment
  • Lawn care equipment, including a mower, a weed-eater, and trimmers
  • Business cards and other promotional materials
  • Good money for gas to get to and from your jobs

The first and most obvious way to promote your own business would be online.

You could use several different sites, including…

There are also related side hustles that you could consider alongside lawn mowing, such as window washing, yard cleaning, and picking up trash.

You can also venture into snow-removing services depending on where you live (not for me in Lower Alabama!) 

Sell Your Old Stuff on eBay

Sell your stuff with Ebay

Look around your house.

Is there something that you haven’t used in a while?

Maybe an old laptop, a PlayStation, or some furniture?

Start decluttering and see what you can find.

You can also look at flipping thrift store items.

This is also the fastest way to bring extra cash without any investment.

You can get rid of clutter and make an extra 1,000 at the same time.

Simply pick your old items, clean up a little bit, take good photos, price correctly, and list for sale.

What do you have lying around that you can make money selling?

I think everyone has $1,000 of stuff that they’ll never use again.

Sell it – earn money – it’s that easy.

  • Baby equipment & accessories
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Sets of children’s books
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Video games & consoles
  • Musical instruments
  • Toys (new & vintage)
  • New items still in the package
  • Collectibles (I sold a bike for $650 that we almost threw away)
  • Board games
  • Electronics (old iPods, cell phones, scientific calculators)
  • Textbooks

Flip Furniture From Craigslist To Facebook Marketplace

Go to Craigslist and find the items that are listed for “free” in your location. 

Sometimes people just want to get rid of old stuff like furniture and toys.

They’re ready to give it away for free to interested people.

Look for items that are in good condition.

Go pick those items up and bring them to your place. 

Clean or wash the item if needed.

Now list these items at FB Marketplace at a discounted price.

And choose the setting for self-pickup.

Even if you can flip a sofa for 50 dollars that you got for free, you have won.

Use our guide and flip a couple of furniture items every week, and you can easily make close to or over $1000 every month.

Deliver Groceries With Instacart

Instacart is an online grocery delivery service where you can order groceries by creating a grocery list and get them delivered to your home in two hours.

In a separate Instacart app, you can apply as a shopper.

Once accepted, you can sign up for shifts to shop for and deliver groceries in your area.

You can either become an in-store shopper or a full-service shopper.

In either case, you can work at your own hours.

On average, most people make between $15-$20 an hour.

Some apps will pay you extra cash to stay healthy – see those below.

Help People In Their Tasks with TaskRabbit

Would you like to help people clean their house, mow lawns, help assemble furniture, cook food, or move? 

Task Rabbit is where you can find people looking for you to help you out in odd jobs. 

How much you can earn with TaskRabbit is dependent on your skillset, location, and the type of jobs available.

For example, cleaners in Orlando, FL, charge $21 to $40 per hour, while painters can charge $104 to $200 per hour to paint one bedroom.

In Las Vegas, you could wait in line at an event’s ticket booth for $18 per hour.

Or you could organize someone’s closet and earn between $18 and $30 per hour.

However, keep in mind that Task Rabbit charges a 15% service fee, which is deducted from the total amount you earn.

For example, if a gig paid $50, TaskRabbit would take $7.50, and you’d get the remaining $42.50.

Remember, a few hundred dollars here and there will add up!

Get Paid As A Nanny or Babysitter 

Take Care of Other Kids

Babysitting could be a good method to supplement your income each month, especially if you know any families with little children who might need support so they can run errands or have nights out. 

Babysitting would not likely make an extra 1000 for you, but being a nanny for a family may easily earn you an extra 1000 a month or more.

The beautiful thing about working as a nanny is that many families will allow you to bring your own child.

So if you are a stay-at-home parent, you can have your child with you while you work.

When you work as a nanny for a family, you will be responsible for one or more children while the parents are at work.

They may also ask you to help with minor housekeeping, food preparation, school pickup, or homework.

With the cost of daycare at an all-time high, many families are prepared to pay someone they can trust to do the work at home.

The earning possibilities will be greater if you can find a family with more than one child to babysit.

You could make $1000 in a month if you add in a couple of babysitting jobs.

Flip Items For Extra Income 

When you flip a product, you acquire it for a low price and then sell it for a higher one, keeping the profit.

You can buy brand-name products on sale for dirt cheap from companies like Kohl’s, then turn around and sell them for full price online.

Do you have a knack for locating bargains?

Do you enjoy looking for hidden gems at estate sales and thrift stores?

If that’s the case, reselling on eBay (or another online platform) could be another excellent method to supplement your income.

This is another really flexible side business that allows you to work on your own schedule.

To get started, all you need is a supply of potentially profitable products, such as those found at a garage sale, thrift store, or even on Facebook Marketplace.

You then turn around and resell these products for extra income.

While this may be done with nearly any commodity, the most successful eBay flippers I’ve met tend to specialize in a specific area, such as:

  • Collectibles 
  • Vintage electronics 
  • Video games 
  • Kids’ toys 
  • Limited edition clothing 

Invest In Real Estate

invest in real estate

Rather than investing, you might want to think of this as a real estate business.

Many people believe it is entirely passive, which it can be. 

By approaching it as a business rather than just an investment, you can make significant extra money.

Rental properties do require some upfront cost, but if you are prepared to put in the effort, you can invest in real estate with little money.

If you’re not sure where to begin, I recommend looking into a few different markets to see what average properties cost vs. what rentals are, using the 1% rule as a reference.

Roofstock is a terrific tool for comparing pricing in dozens of markets across the country. 

They are the only home buying and selling platform that I am aware of that focuses solely on real estate investors. 

Even better, it’s completely free to use as a research tool to familiarize yourself with the market and find prospective bargains.

Related Reading: How To Make Money In Real Estate – Click Here To Learn More.

And, another thing. Don’t always listen to the real estate agents out there. Use your own judgment. Watch this vid or check it out below…

Start A Lead Generation Business 

Local businesses want leads in order to attract new clients.

You may produce those leads and sell them to businesses that need them if you’re skilled at local SEO or social media marketing.

To generate extra money generating leads for local businesses, you have a few options:

  • Boost businesses’ existing websites to improve their Google rankings. 
  • Establish your own lead generation website using the “rank and rent” model. 
  • Set up Google and Facebook ads to generate leads for local businesses. 

This is a fantastic business idea that is incredibly adaptable and can be scaled up to practically any monthly income level.

To manage ads or SEO, you might either charge a set monthly cost or adopt a pay-per-lead approach.

Generally, you will get paid based on the number of leads you generate.

Work as a YouTuber 

Working as a YouTuber is a lucrative passive income career that is also a lot of fun.

It’s a great way to make an extra $1000 a month online while only working a few hours and creating passive income.

Isn’t it true that all you have to do is make videos on your chosen themes and make a lot of extra money online every month?

That’s not entirely true.

It will require considerable work, but the setup is worth it. 

A long road of planning, patience, and hard effort lies behind a successful YouTuber earning an extra 1000 a month or more.

There are particular processes you must follow and investments in equipment you must make.

YouTube, as you may know, is all about video content.

You could rise above and be the next big thing on YouTube. 

Related Reading: How To Get A YouTube Sponsor – Read The Full Post Here.

Sell Your Crafts On Etsy

Sell Your crafts at Etsy

Etsy is a website where you can buy handcrafted and vintage goods.

Opening an Etsy store could be a fantastic way for a stay-at-home parent, college student, or anybody else with spare time to make extra money.

Here are some ideas for making an extra 1000 a month on Etsy:

  • Stay on top of what’s trending and what’s in demand. 
  • Post attractive photos of your items and beef up your listings. 
  • Write detailed descriptions for your items. 
  • Learn how to use keywords to your advantage so your items rank highly in searches. 
  • Be realistic with your pricing. 
  • Communicate promptly with potential buyers and answer all their queries thoroughly and cordially. 

Work as an Online Scopist

Scopists are paid to adjust court reporters’ transcripts.

Scoping is a type of proofreading that combines elements of transcription and proofreading.

Here’s how it works:

  • Steno writers record court proceedings. 
  • A court reporter creates a transcript of those recordings. 
  • You, as the scopist, will edit the transcript to ensure that everything is properly written and translated. 

If you’ve never heard of scoping, it’s a legitimate work-at-home opportunity.

It’s definitely worth thinking about if you’re looking for ways to generate an extra 1000 a month through side hustles.

Teach Children’s Yoga 

Are you a yoga specialist?

Do you love working with kids? 

Well, let’s destroy the box then, and get creative!

If so, you could work as an online yoga teacher for kids and earn an extra 1000 a month or more. 

Pretzel Kids provides online children’s yoga teacher training programs that may be completed totally from the comfort of your own home.

In-person classes or virtual sessions offered straight from your living room are both options for learning how to teach kids yoga.

Starting a side hustle requires a small financial investment.

However, once their businesses are up and running, Pretzel Kids yoga teachers can earn $50 an hour or more.

Profit Off Your Photography Skills 

Sell Stock Photos 

If you know how to take a good picture, your photography skills could turn into a source of income.

There are several avenues where you may sell your images for money, and you could earn an extra $1,000 per month.

Here is our guide to some of the best online photo-selling sites.

Users go to buy photos here, so you can make money selling on these platforms.

Because you can shoot images, upload them to the site where you’re selling them, and make extra money on autopilot, this is a fantastic method to create a passive income online.

You might also establish a photography business if you want to use your photography skills to make money offline. 

If interested, you can even look at making money from NFT photography.

People are always willing to pay a lot of money for professional photographers to shoot weddings, birthday parties, and other memorable occasions.

If you book a few gigs per week, you’d be well on your way to an extra 1000 a month!

Get Paid to Shop 

Using cashback applications for online (or in-store) shopping is one of the easiest ways to make an extra $1,000 each month without putting in a lot of effort.

You could earn that extra cash without altering your habits at all! 

When you shop at partner stores, whether online or in-person, cashback applications give you money back.

The best part about cashback apps is that you’re getting paid money that you were going to spend anyhow.

As a result, it’s as if you’re getting a discount on your goods every time you go shopping.

Are you looking for the finest cashback apps? Here are three options to get you started:


When you shop with Rakuten’s partner retailers, you can earn cashback of up to 14%.

Plus, every time you suggest a friend or family member, you can receive $25 in free cash!

If your objective is to make an extra $1,000 per month, using one or all three of these options could be a simple approach to boost your revenue.

If you’re looking for a way how to make an extra 1000 a month without taking on more work, this is it.

Technically, the more money you spend, the more money you make.

Remember, this is a way to save money, not spend money you don’t have.

And Rakuten isn’t the only one.

We’ve also written articles comparing Rakuten, Survey Junkie, and Inbox Dollars.

Be A Website Tester

User testing is a lucrative side hustle that rewards you for your free time.

You evaluate websites or apps and then report on what you liked and disliked about them.

You can earn an extra $500, $1,000, or more each month simply by answering questions and giving quick assessments. and TryMyUI, for example, give regular people real money to browse around and try out new websites and apps. 

You can make roughly $10 for each test you finish on average, so if you complete 100 tests in a month, you might make a quick $1000 from the comfort of your couch.  

If you’re thinking about trying TryMyUI, dive into my no-holds-barred review for the real scoop!

FAQs: How To Make An Extra 1000 A Month

How much do I need to invest in making 1000 a month?

That depends on where you are investing to generate $1000 a month.
Suppose it’s setting up a blog, launching a dropshipping store, or creating an online course. 
In that case, this could be done with one significant investment of less than $500.

How to make $1,000 as a teenager?

There are tons of cool ideas you can get on with if you’re looking to side hustle as a teenager. 
The point remains – it’s never too early to start, and it’s never a bad idea to get some sort of financial independence at the same time.
– Fill out online surveys using Survey Junkie, Inbox Dollars ,My Points and Swag Bucks.
– Rent out your car with Turo when not in use.
– Freelance at Flexjobs or Fiverr.
– Offer pet-sitting services with
– Selling old gadgets, DVDs, and electronics through Declutrr.
– Invest with Robinhood or the Robinhood alternatives out there.

How to make a quick $1,000?

This one is tough. You’ll need to find items that you have that you can sell online locally or have a consulting service that you can sell.

If you’d like some related money ideas, keep reading…

How to make 100 dollars a day online without investment?

For this, you can set up a freelance profile at Flexjobs and Fiverr and get started for free.

You can flip free stuff from Craigslist to Facebook MarketPlace or eBay.

Sign up at Task rabbit, Instacart, and Doordash, and help people with small tasks and fulfilling errands.

We also have a dedicated article on this topic if you’d like to check it out.

How to make quick money in one day?

Perform odd jobs with TaskRabbit, Drive Lyft, and flip free stuff.

These methods can bring you quick money without any significant investment.

How to make money online for beginners?

All of these methods I have mentioned in this article are beginner-friendly. 

Some education and learning are always required.

Your progress will depend on how quickly you can learn and how much you can invest in starting an online business. 

How to make an extra 1000 a month in passive income?

If we talk about passive income from stocks, high-yield investments will take at least $100,000 invested to generate $1,000 a month.

Don’t think of it as something you need today, though. Investors get impatient.

They reach for those stocks or hype of returns that will make them rich overnight.

But guess what, those stocks can also make you broke just as fast.

Focus instead on building a good portfolio of stocks from different sectors with sustainable dividend yields. 

Starting a blog site also has the power to bring passive income.

How to make an extra 1000 a month with a full-time job?

With a full-time job, you have limited time during workdays, but you have weekends.

Use your weekends to become an InstaCart shopper, a DoorDash Dasher, a Task Rabbit Tasker, or a Lyft Driver.

All of these jobs will require you to trade your time for money.

You can also use this time to invest in launching an online business.

It can be an affiliate blog, a print-on-demand business, a dropshipping business, or a new YouTube channel.

How to make an extra 200 a week?

200 dollars a week means $800 a month.

All of the methods mentioned in this article have the potential to bring you $200 a week. 

How to make 200 dollars in one day?

I have written this article a while back, where I’ve discussed 20 ways in detail that have the potential to bring you 200 dollars in one day. Read here!

10- How to get 300 dollars fast?

Some quick ways to get 300 dollars fast are

1- Sell your blood or Plasma

2- Sell your own stuff online

3- Become a part of a focus group

4- Act as an extra on a movie set

If you want to learn more, I have covered 21 more ways in this article.

Read here: How to get 300 dollars fast(21 legit ways for everyone).

The Bottom Line: How to make an extra 1000 a month?

I am confident that there will be a method in this article that can help you make an extra $1000 a month. 

Be sure to take a look through the entire list and see which of the options best match your skills, circumstances, and personality. 

And hey, if you don’t like any of these, you can always learn how to sell pics of your feet 🤣

If you are looking to make 1000 dollars fast, the best way is to combine or stack different ideas to maximize your earnings. 

For example, while driving Uber, you can advertise with your car at the same time. 

While these are some of the ways you can make money online, this list isn’t all-inclusive. 

I didn’t talk about retail arbitrage, membership groups, and a ton of other strategies!

If you need to earn more money on the side, remember to think about all the different ways to make cash on the Internet. 

Even if most of these strategies don’t sound like much fun to you, chances are good that one of these ideas is perfect for your lifestyle and goals. 

How to make an extra 1000 a month isn’t as complicated as you think it is!

And remember, don’t just think outside the box — Destroy the Box.

Get out and start making $1000 a month now. 

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Brooks is an entrepreneur, father, husband, & follower of the golden rule. He has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur after graduating with a Finance degree from Auburn University. Addicted to starting new business projects, he believes in creating multiple income streams and a life of flexibility. Business should work around your life, not the other way around. He creates content on his website, sharing his projects to help other hustlers in marketing, personal finance, and online business.