100 Money Making Ideas

As promised, here’s the list.

Packed full of side hustles, business ideas, and ways to make extra money.

Be sure to bookmark it so that you can come back and reference it anytime you need.

Maybe you want to ditch your 9 to 5 job and control your own future.

I dig it.

Read on…

Brooks Conkle

How this List Works

Some ideas are simple to start, but they make little $$$.

Other ideas will take months (or even years) to generate their first dollar.

Yet, they can have a lasting impact.

But these harder ones can become passive and even make you money while you sleep.

Disclosure:  I may be compensated if you buy through my links (at no additional cost to you). More info in my privacy policy.

Let’s get going, shall we?!?

These are my FAVORITE…

Create a Website or Blog

Obviously, this is one of my favorites. If you stay in touch with me here or on YouTube, you know why.

Creating a website and a digital brand will open numerous opportunities for you to make money. You may also use it to promote your brand or write about other things in your niche and include affiliate links.

Building a blog to $100+ per day in revenue takes effort.

Check out my detailed guide about building a niche website/blog.


Freelance your skills (including writing)

Freelancing allows individuals to offer their skills and services to clients on a project basis rather than being tied to a traditional 9-to-5 job.

As a freelancer, you can work with multiple clients.

This would help you diversify your income streams and potentially earn more money than you would in a full-time job.

Freelancers can set their own rates and choose the projects they want to work on, giving them a degree of flexibility and control over their work.

Freelancing also eliminates the need for commuting and office-related expenses.

With the rise of online platforms specifically designed for freelancers, like Fiverr and Upwork, it has become easier than ever to find clients and market your services.

(in fact, I am growing my own freelance income stream — you can see my Upwork profile here).

Overall, freelancing can be a flexible way to make money.

You’ll be able to improve your skills while getting paid.

If you’d like to try this, we have a resource for showing you some of the best freelance writing websites.


YOU Create an Online Course

Make money teaching people about things you already know.

Many websites offer both free and paid tools for creating online courses.

The best technique here is to use a platform that allows people to join up and access your stuff.

Of course, you gotta be an expert on the subject matter and share it easily.

Here’s our guide to the best online platforms.

[If you prefer learning by video, below I’ll walk you through the best online courses.]


Start a Business

Duh. Of course I suggest you start your own business.

It’s one of my passions!

Starting your own business isn’t easy, but it’s one of the best ways to generate a long-term income.

There’s a lot to learn.

And my advice is to start small.

With every new project, you will learn new skills to add to your toolbox.

These skills will compound, and eventually, you’ll have the perfect recipe for business success.

Start with our guide helping you think through which business to start.

And if you already know which business to start but are struggling to take action, then let’s go on a bike ride with me, and we can brainstorm together..


Flip Items

This one is near my heart. I love a good flip.

I believe anyone can make $40,000-$50,000 a year by flipping items for profit.

The concept is simple: Buy Low. Sell High.

I know it takes some work, but you can do this!

If you’d like to dig in more, here are my guides on flipping different items.

Flipping (or reselling)Yeezys

Flipping other shoe types

Flipping furniture

Flipping thrift items

Flipping stuff from the flea market.

Or just watch me here selling (golden) trash and making $$$…


Start an Email Newsletter

You can earn money by sending out a newsletter to your audience.

(currently, I run 2 of them!)

Newsletters were just a part of companies, but companies like Morning Brew create a $75M newsletter, it became a serious business of its own.

Newsletters are a part of our business model, and we currently use Beehiiv to run our newsletters.


Build Your Personal Brand

I strongly believe that building a personal brand is important

It allows you to:

  • Stand out in your field
  • Create a positive reputation
  • Help you build meaningful relationships
  • Position yourself as an expert in your field

In this age, SOCIAL MEDIA is one of the best tools to build a personal brand because it provides a platform to reach a large audience and showcase your unique skills and expertise.

With over 4 billion active social media users worldwide, social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook offer a huge potential audience for individuals to connect with others in their industry, share their knowledge, and build a following.

This can lead to opportunities for monetization, such as YouTube video sponsors, affiliate marketing, and even creating and selling your own products or services.


Grow A YouTube Channel

So let’s discuss building a personal brand using YouTube.

I’m a fan of YouTube and plan to grow my channel for years to come…

If you are comfortable in front of the camera, YouTube is a great way for you to build a following.

To build a successful YouTube channel, you’ll need to create high-quality content, and in the beginning, basic shooting equipment will work.

To make money, you need to seek out sponsorships from brands that align with your niche and those that you trust.

You can get sponsorships (that pay well) even before meeting the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program.

You can also sell merchandise related to your channel, such as t-shirts or hats, and make money through it.

There are also several affiliate programs for Youtubers.

AND

If you are camera-shy and don’t want to record yourself, you can even then make $$$ on YouTube.

Watch this video to set up a YT channel right now.



OK!
The above items were all SOLID money-making ideas that have worked for me.
Let’s move to some other ways ….


More Ideas…


Hack the Credit Card Companies

Weird one, I know.

But if you’re savvy, it is possible to take credit card offers and profit from them.

(My family earns hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars a year with credit card rewards.)

Credit card promotions, like cashback program reward points, can be great.

The better the credit score, the better credit card offers you can get.

Find why I dig credit cards in this video..


Get a Real Estate License

There are several benefits to having a real estate license.
(I’ve had a license for more than 15 years!)

At a minimum, you gain access to information about your local real estate market that others don’t have.

Real estate is an excellent investment (it’s one of our income streams).

If you’re wondering if you should get a license, I’ve got this guide for you.

And we have another resource to help you learn the different ways to make money with real estate.


Rent Your Property on Airbnb

Guests can rent your property (or just a room) through Airbnb.

The $$ you can make depends on:

  • where you live
  • how often you rent out your house
  • the quality of your property
  • the services you offer

If you want more info, you can start with our guide on Airbnb investing.


Property Management for Airbnb

As a manager, you are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a property rental.

You will handle guest messages, check-ins, and turnovers.

You may earn anywhere from 10% to 20% of each booking as a property manager.

Put another way, the property owner makes more money from several renters, and you earn while managing it.

Several automated Airbnb tools have been developed to simplify the processes of managing Airbnb.

And if you want to make your Airbnb stand out, watch this video.


Help a Business Create an Online Course

Maybe you don’t have your own course – but you can help a business create theirs!

The world of online education is huge, and many websites provide course-creation tools.

If you’d like to see an example, check out Destroy the Box University, which I created as my little personal answer to the current education system

Here’s our resource for the best online platforms.


Start a Print-on-Demand Business

Print-on-demand (POD) businesses require low upfront costs, no inventory, and offer easy scalability.

You can print your designs on many products, such as t-shirts, mugs, and posters.

To create your items for a POD business, you can use free tools like Canva.

Then, use platforms like Printify and Printful to set up your POD store and drive your audience to it to make sales.


Rent Your Car on Turo

If you don’t use your car very frequently, consider renting it out through a service like Turo.

Some even purchase multiple cars to rent exclusively on the platform.

You can use the Turo insurance plans, which makes it easy.

You can make hundreds (even thousands) a month by using Turo to hire out your vehicle.

We rented 2 of our vehicles on Turo and had a few funny stories to tell – you know, finding guns and such…


Refinance Your Debt

I can hear you know…

“But wait, how is this making money?”

When you wisely refinance your debt with lower rates, you save on monthly payments.

You may be able to save thousands in interest each year.

To me, this is the same as making thousands.

To begin refinancing your debt, Supermoney is worth checking out.


Invest in Art & Collectibles

Are you a fan of history, art, movies, or sports?

If so, learning the values of different collectibles might be an excellent fit for you.

You can find deals at garage sales or estate sales.

Or you can invest in collectibles on a website like Rally Road. (I own parts of an early Declaration of Independence, Lebron James sneakers, and Hank Aaron baseball cards).

a brief intro to rally rd

These alternative investments offer diversification and exposure to interesting investments.


Become a Brand Rep 

Companies often need to be represented.

There are tons of opportunities that pay from $100-$200 per day to help them out by handing out samples and showcasing the brands.

The jobs are usually hired through an agency rather than the companies themselves.

The jobs are usually temporary because they are done at large music or sporting events, but you can also land long-term contracts.

I did this a handful of times while attending Auburn University and made some good money.


Trade Stock Online

Using an app such as Robinhood, you can buy and sell stocks online.

You can even get free stocks.

And like I say here, ‘this ain’t no investment advice’ 😉


Trade Crypto 

Today, investors may purchase cryptocurrencies through several platforms.

While I’m a believer in the asset (I hold Bitcoin Ethereum, and Solana), who knows what the future holds.

There are several places to get free crypto, and you can also earn passive income with crypto as well.


Create and Sell NFTs

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) hit the mainstream in 2021.

NFTs have lots of use, but one of the main showcases is digital art.

If you have a fanbase, you can create NFT and sell it to your fanbase.

You can also list them on one of the largest NFT platforms, like OpenSea.

Don’t want to read?? Watch this video instead..


Stake Crypto

Staking currency is similar to putting your money into a CD (certificate of deposit).

By staking your crypto, you are promising not to use it for a given time period.

You get paid a high-interest rate for this.

Another way of making money with crypto is to earn interest on your cryptocurrency.

For this, you need to hold your crypto in these saving accounts.

They work like traditional savings accounts.


Invest in Farmland

Farmland investing offers buyers value that other real estate cannot match.

It combines consistently stable growth, exposure to growing real estate, and several revenue streams.

You enjoy the advantages of property investment with a higher average rate of return.

Investing in farmland also provides you with a hedge against inflation.


Buy Billboards

I always thought billboards were only owned by giant companies like Lamar.

Then I heard of a guy who’s bought 8 billboards over the last 10 years, makes $30k/mo, and retired at 42.

I’m personally looking into this income stream.


Play Games and Make Money 

Playing games can be an accessory way to make some quick cash, and there are a number of apps that pay people to play games.

You can receive money via PayPal and other methods.

Please keep in mind, though, that gaming cannot replace your primary source of funds but can only support it.


Get Paid to Read Books

You may make money by following your love of books.

If you’re seeking ways to make money while you read, then know that there are many options.

Some examples include book reviews, proofreading, translation, and e-book conversion.

As long as new books are released, this idea will remain popular.


Become a Virtual Assistant

There is also virtual assistance which is a fast-money earner.

Most virtual assistants’ activities do not need you to be an expert, and you can make money (as a VA) even without experience.

Sites like Fiverr and Upwork will help you land your first client.


Buy Virtual Real Estate

As the metaverse grows, many think that everything in the real world will be duplicated in the virtual world.

You can invest in virtual real estate with companies like Decentraland.

Virtual real estate is closely related to the NFT marketplace because owning a digital character in the metaverse could be considered “digital real estate.”


Proofreader

Proofreaders look for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Keeping note of any mistakes and correcting them quickly is your duty.

As a proofreader, you can expect to make good pay, but you will have to negotiate with clients and prove yourself.


English Tutoring

Teaching English online is possible if teaching is your passion and you also love dealing with other people.

You can possibly make an hourly wage from $14 to $25.


Social Media Manager

Businesses employ social media managers when they don’t have the time to manage the accounts themselves.

This person is responsible for managing Facebook accounts and other social media platforms.

The annual wage for a social media manager can reach $50,000 or more.


Resume Writer

Many people seek resume writing assistance at some point in their lives.

Graduates and job seekers will take advantage of this opportunity to improve their resumes.

You can help them create a resume that will appeal to companies.


Data Entry

Data entry is a side hustle for people of all ages.

This position is for detail-oriented people with high typing speed and ready to work within deadlines.

You won’t earn much, but it will be quick cash.

Where you can find data entry jobs? Read this post..


Pinterest VA

Many businesses and entrepreneurs require help with managing their Pinterest accounts.

Pinterest VAs can help with tasks such as creating and scheduling pins (with tools like Canva and Tailwind), optimizing boards, and analyzing metrics to improve performance.

They can also help with developing Pinterest strategies and campaigns to increase traffic and sales.

As a Pinterest VA, you can charge an hourly rate or a flat fee for your services, depending on the agreement with the client.


Start a Daycare

If you’re a mother, you’ve probably had a lot of experience with child care.

You can be a daycare owner and benefit from your experience.

Because you’re already taking care of children, you may be able to earn money by taking on a few more.

If you succeed in this venture, each child could bring in hundreds of dollars monthly.


Dropship

Dropshipping differs from other types of businesses in that it eliminates the need for you to maintain inventory or handle shipping.

Your first step in dropshipping is to set up an online store on platforms like Shopify, feature your items, and then locate a direct supplier once a consumer orders.

Many people earn a lot with dropshipping without putting money into the business.


SEO Expert

[warning: SEO has major disruption in 2024!]

Search Engine Optimization is a skill that can serve you really well.

It can be used for your business and is a skill for growing other business brands.

I used SEO skills to grow this blog to over 175,000 monthly website visitors (in 2023).

You can do the same and get paid for your efforts.

Here are some of the top SEO courses that you might dig into to improve your SEO skills.


Start a Powerwashing Business

Why powerwashing?

Well, you can get everything you need for $1,000 or less.

And you can very easily start with friends and neighbors to get started.

When you run through those, you have unlimited houses that will need driveways or sidewalks cleaned.

Leave a flier or just knock on their door.

Can easily replace a W2 income with full-time effort.


Record Audiobooks

If you can pronounce it clearly and have a nice tone of voice, you may earn money reading books.

Because there are not many up-front costs, recording audiobooks is an excellent side gig.

Warning: I think this one will be disrupted by AI.


Walk Dogs

You can make money by walking dogs in your spare time.

professional dog walker with lots of dogs (1)

And if you have a soft spot for dogs (like my wife, who wants to foster every dog she sees), it will be a rewarding experience.

Dog walkers often make between $20 to $30 on 30-minute walks, based on the number of dogs and walks per day.

It’s a way to earn additional cash on the side when you’re not working full-time.

Who knows, maybe you’ll go full-time.


Wash Windows

If you can find houses or companies with dirty windows, washing residential and commercial windows pays a lot of money.

Cleaning supplies and hustle are all you need to begin.

You may invite a friend or two who are also trying to make some money, form a group, and scour the neighborhood for dirty windows.


Be a Streamer on Twitch.tv

Twitch.tv is a site where people may stream themselves doing various activities, such as playing computer games live.

Selling advertising, gaining followers, collecting donations, and other methods are all viable ways to earn money as a live streamer.

Many very famous Twitch streamers make thousands of dollars each month because of their popularity.

As long as you continue it and enjoy what you’re doing, building an engaged Twitch audience may be a worthwhile endeavor.


Clean Houses

To clean houses, you must hate clutter and be a master of organizing.

You can build a cleaning company, and you might assist other individuals in cleaning houses or act as a housekeeping assistant.

All you need to work on is going to your client’s home and helping clean.

Starting a foreclosure cleaning business is another great idea that you can look into.


Run Errands for People

When it comes to household chores, most people are too busy working or doing errands to do themselves.

To avoid doing it themselves, they pay other people to do it.

Those who need help with errands, laundry service, or other such chores may be available in your neighborhood.

Sites like Task Rabbit can easily connect you with such people, or you can start your own errand-running business.


Work for Doordash

Delivery orders from restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, mainly when many people prefer not to leave their homes.

DoorDash needs drivers, a food delivery service, to help customers get their food.

As a DoorDash delivery worker, you may choose your hours and get paid for each delivery you make.


Sell With Amazon FBA

FBA is an e-commerce business concept that allows sellers to ship their products to an Amazon warehouse and advertise them on Amazon.com.

It is one of the most exciting money-making ideas available on the internet.

Come up with an excellent concept for a product, find a supplier, ship your goods to an Amazon Warehouse, and then market your product to increase sales.

Entrepreneurs and side hustlers may take advantage of this growing trend by selling things online through e-commerce, a lucrative business opportunity.

Learn how you can make money with Amazon FBA here.


Flip Domains & Websites

Flipping domains involves buying and selling domain names for a profit.

To make a profit, you need to find a domain name that has potential value, such as a short and memorable name or a name that is relevant to a popular topic.

Flipping websites involves buying a website that is underperforming, improving it, and then selling it for a profit.

To make a profit, you need to find a website that has the potential to grow, such as a website with a good domain name, traffic, and content. 

Here I had a deep dive into website flipping with my friend Mushfiq, who has flipped more than 200 websites so far.


Set Up an Etsy Shop

If you’re thinking about creating an online business, Etsy is a fantastic good way to begin.

On Etsy, an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers, you can find handmade things from all over the globe.

Open an Etsy shop and sell your beautiful crafts, paintings, or other custom items.

Get an idea of what you can sell on Etsy here.


Become an Amazon Affiliate

You may make money by advertising other people’s goods and services through affiliate marketing.

And affiliate marketers can earn around a few hundred bucks to a few million dollars each year.

Amazon provides a way to monetize its visitors for content publishers because of its worldwide reputation and wide selection of items.

Amazon Associates program is an excellent affiliate program for beginners because it is fairly easy to get accepted.


Self Publish at Amazon Kindle

Amazon is perhaps the most popular option for self-publishing a book.

Despite Amazon’s low prices for eBooks, the site receives tons of traffic, so it can outweigh the low priced sales.


Offer Yard Services

As a kid or even as a grown-up, it’s a common trend to offer yard work as an extra job.

It can vary from mowing a neighbor’s lawn, collecting garbage, raking, watering plants, or cleaning up around the house.

Promoting your services via social media is a convenient option.

Your clients will hopefully tell their friends about your work, leading to new customers.


Get Paid to Chat

Several reputable businesses are ready to pay people to chat.

For example, in the case of Amazon, staff are needed to respond to client questions.

In most chat jobs, you’ll be working from home or remotely, so you’ll need to provide your equipment and personal data like your I.P. address or SSN.

It is possible to make money through talking, but not all accessible sites are secure and trustworthy.

Read this guide to get paid to chat.


Self Publish Children Books

As for self-publishing, the author is responsible for all aspects of the book’s production, distribution, and promotion.

The process of self-publishing a children’s book may seem overwhelming.

But getting a physical copy of your creation will make you realize that all of your hard work has been worthwhile.


Join a Network Marketing Company

People are scared of network marketing companies (often called MLM) for some reason.

It’s understandable.

Sometimes, companies run a fine line that can get them in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission.

This causes the industry to get a bad name.

But these opportunities are a great intro for you into the business world.

But before getting involved, ask these two questions.

First – “would I buy the product or service yourself at the price you’ll be selling it for?” 

If yes, you can move to the second question, which is, “Is the company’s focus on selling product or on recruiting other folks to sell?” 

If they focus on recruitment rather than their product, move on to the next opportunity.

Some examples of MLM are companies like Melaleuca and Zyia (my wife is a rep for Zyia).


Become a Shopper With Instacart

The food delivery business has been expanding year after year and will continue to do so in the future.

Getting a job bringing groceries for Instacart might be a good fit for people who are searching for jobs that offer more flexibility regarding when and where they work.

Become an Instacart shopper, and you’ll earn for picking and delivering what clients want.

How much you make depends on the number of hours you put in each week.


Be an Uber & Lyft Driver

Driving for ride-hailing services is a great way to make extra money if you have a car and some free time.

You will have to go with them to get money at various times and locations.

As long as you have a valid driver’s license and are at least 18 years of age, you may sign up for Uber or Lyft as a driver.

Driving during peak times and completing a certain number of trips within a set length of time might earn extra money.


Concluding Thoughts

These money-making ideas are just the beginning.

Keep in touch with me to get free content and ideas from my YouTube channel.

You may also want to take one of my paid courses.

Either way, I look forward to cheering on both of us as we continue to grow and Destroy the Box.

Cheers,