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.
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.
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 will see 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 the point where it generates hundred dollars per day in revenue takes time, effort, and money.
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 simultaneously.
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 expense
Overall, freelancing can be a lucrative and flexible way to make money, particularly for individuals with specialized skills or expertise.
Freelance writing is an option for those with solid writing abilities.
In addition to the money, freelance writing provides an excellent learning opportunity.
You’ll be able to improve your talents while getting paid for them.
Writing unique material for a living may earn some bloggers well into the six figures each year.
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
To make money teaching people about things you know how to do can be fun. 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 must be well-versed in the subject matter and know how to convey knowledge to others to understand it fully.
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!
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..
This one is near my heart. I love a good flip.
I truly believe anyone can make at least $40,000-$50,000 a year by operating around 30 hours per week, 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.
Or just watch me here selling (golden) trash and making $$$…
Build your personal brand using social media
I strongly believe that building a personal brand is important
It allows you to
Stand out in your field,
Establish credibility and authority
Create a positive reputation
Help you build meaningful relationships with others in your industry and
Position yourself as a thought leader and 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.
Setup and Grow A YouTube Channel
So let’s discuss building a personal brand using YouTube..
I’d say if you are comfortable in front of the camera, YouTube is the best way forward for you to build a following and, thus, a personal brand.
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 with a few hundred subscribers, and well before you get accepted for 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.
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.
The above items were all SOLID money-making ideas that have worked for me.
Let’s move to some other ways ….
Hack the Credit Card Companies
Seems like a weird one, I know. But if you’re savvy, it is possible to take credit card offers and profit from them.
Credit card promotions, like cashback program reward points, can be great.
The better the credit score, the better credit card offers you can get.
We earn hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars a year with credit card rewards. Find out how in this video..
Start an Email Newsletter
You can earn money by sending out a curated newsletter to your subscribers.
Newsletters were just a part of companies, but companies like Morning Brew create a $75M newsletter, it became a serious category of business on its own.
Newsletters are a part of our business model, and we currently use Beehiiv to run our newsletters.
Get a Real Estate License
There are several benefits to having a real estate license.
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, we have 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.
It is possible to make more money living in a popular tourist destination or a major city when you rent your room on Airbnb.
Depending on where you live, how often you rent out your house, the quality of your property, and the services you offer, this revenue can vary.
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 parts of a property.
You will answer 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.
And if you want to make your Airbnb stand out, watch this video.
Help a Business Create an Online Course
If you’re a pro in a specific field, teaching others how to do it can be lucrative.
The world of online education is vast, and many websites provide both free and commercial 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 can be a great money-making idea because they require low upfront costs, no inventory, and offer easy scalability.
It’s possible to print your designs on many products, such as t-shirts and other casual wear, using the print-on-demand (POD) business strategy.
To create your items for a POD business, you can use free tools like Canva.
Then you can use platforms like Printify and Printful to set up your POD store and drive your audience to it to make sales and hence money.
Rent Your Car on Turo
If you don’t use your car very frequently, consider renting it out through a service like Turo.
Each day you rent out your car on Turo is an opportunity to make money.
Some even purchase multiple cars to rent exclusively on the platform.
Turo will also cover your car’s insurance in case it gets damaged.
You can make hundreds (even thousands) a month by using Turo to hire out your vehicle.
Refinance Your Debt
You must first minimize debt before focusing on saving and achieving financial independence.
One way of managing your debt is to refinance it, saving more on monthly installments.
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, Credible 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 maybe you invest in collectibles on a website like Rally Road.
These alternative investments offer diversification, higher returns, and exposure to unique investment opportunities.
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.
Trade Stock Online
Though earning money through stock trading demands commitment, there is some positive news.
Additionally, you may quickly sell these stocks and potentially earn more than $200 in a single day.
While you can make $200 in a single day, you should be aware of the risks associated with stock market trading.
And like I say here, ‘this ain’t no investment advice’ 😉
Get Involved With Crypto
Cryptocurrencies first gained widespread notice in 2017, leading to a massive increase in their value.
Today, investors may purchase cryptocurrencies through several platforms, most of which are purely speculative.
While predicting whether a cryptocurrency investment will payout is challenging, the rewards just may be worth it.
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..
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 much higher interest rate than at your local bank in exchange 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 a value proposition that real estate cannot match
It combines consistently stable growth, exposure to growing real estate, and several revenue streams into a single purchase.
You enjoy the advantages of property investment with a higher average rate of return and a shorter time frame.
Investing in farmland also provides you with a hedge against inflation.
If you do not have enough money for investment in farmland, you can also try selling plants and make money from it.
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.
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 goes hand in hand with the NFT marketplace because you owning a digital character in the metaverse could classify as owning “digital real estate.”
Proofreaders look for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other aspects of a text document.
Keeping note of any mistakes and correcting them as quickly as feasible is your duty.
You can expect to make good pay as a proofreader, but you will have to negotiate with clients and prove yourself.
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.
However, your prior experience will impact the same range you see.
There is no doubt that you can earn $1,000 or more a month.
Social Media Manager
Businesses employ social media managers since they don’t have the time to organize the accounts themselves.
This person is responsible for managing Facebook accounts and other social media platforms.
The annual wage for a social media manager might reach $50,000 or even more.
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 the companies.
Each CV you help with might pay you $$$, depending on the quality of your work.
Data entry may be a lucrative 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 may earn around $10 and $15 an hour.
Where you can find data entry jobs? Read this post..
Many businesses and entrepreneurs require help with managing their Pinterest accounts.
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.
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 this talent and expertise.
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.
Dropshipping differs from other types of businesses in that it eliminates the need for you to maintain inventory or handle shipping.
Many people earn a lot with dropshipping without putting money into the business.
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 250,000 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 in to improve your SEO skills.
Many people have items of value, but they don’t have time to market and sell.
You can offer this service for a portion of the proceeds.
This is called selling on consignment.
The % you collect can be as little as 15% to as high as 70%.
It just depends on the services you offer and how much value you bring to the table regarding making sales.
If you can pronounce it clearly and have a pleasing tone of voice, you may earn money reading books.
Because there are not many up-front or maintenance costs, recording audiobooks is an excellent side gig for book readers.
You may not need extensive voice training, acting experience, or even a fancy home studio to become one.
Even though vocal training and acting might be advantageous, they are unnecessary.
You can make money by walking dogs in your spare time, and if you have a soft spot for dogs, 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.
The money you make from dog walking may cover part of your bills.
Wash Residential and Commercial Windows
If you can find houses or companies with dirty windows, washing residential and commercial windows pays a lot of money.
Cleaning liquids and microfibre cloths are all you need to prepare 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.
To clean houses, you must have an intense distaste for clutter and be a master of cleaning and organizing things.
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. A typical hourly wage for house and office cleaning is $25 to $45 per hour, on average.
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.
Work for Doordash
Delivery orders from restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, mainly when many people prefer not to leave their homes.
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.
Negotiate a Pay Raise
You may command a higher salary depending on your position and how well you do.
Most people never even think about requesting a pay increase.
Instead, they accept the pay agreed to when they get the job.
When it comes to asking for extra income, it’s a good idea to rehearse or do some reading before you get into a negotiation.
Flip Domain & 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, good traffic, and good content
Here I had a deep dive into website flipping with my friend Mushfiq, who has flipped more than 200 websites so far.
Investing in a high-interest bank account can help you grow your passive income.
The earlier you invest, the greater your chances are of having a stable financial life and not having to work as hard for little sums of money in the future.
Make the most of your present resources by putting them to work for you.
Set Up an Etsy Shop
As more and more people purchase online, competition in this industry rises.
So, if you’re thinking about creating an online business, Etsy is a fantastic good way to begin.
You can find handmade things from all around the globe on Etsy, an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers.
Open an Etsy shop and sell your beautiful crafts, paintings, custom jewelry, bags, or anything else you can think of on the site.
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 free to enter and quickly accepted.
Self Publish at Amazon Kindle
Amazon is perhaps the most popular option for self-publishing firms because there is no need for an expert to publish your book.
Using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing to publish your book is likewise a quick and straightforward process because you can reach more audiences.
Despite Amazon’s low prices for eBooks, the site nevertheless receives a large volume of traffic, so it can compensate for the low price by generating a reasonable income each month.
Start a Garage Sale Online
You don’t need to make a garage sale or dump your belongings at a consignment shop; the internet will do.
You may post advertisements of your garage sales on social media pages to help you get the word out about your one-of-a-kind garage sale.
Nowadays, everyone wants to do business through the Internet, which explains the rise of online marketplaces.
Garage sales are a terrific way to generate additional money, and you can even take the help of your family.
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.
Nowadays, promoting your services via social media is a more convenient option.
Your clients might tell their friends and family about your work, leading to recommendations and repeat business.
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’s 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 preparing and adhering to the proper procedures may make it easier.
Having a physical copy of your creation in your hands 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.
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.
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.
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 searching for jobs with 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.
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.