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Everyone needs money- Fact of life. But sometimes we just need or want to find some ways to make extra money. Whether you’re a stay at home parent, a beginner or you just want to make money on the side of your regular job(s) these suggestions could help you make some of that side hustle cash.

Here are 11 ways to make extra money:

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Obviously, that’s going to be my first suggestion, mostly because I’m passionate about it.

However, it will cost you $3 per month up front to have a domain name and hosted website like Bluehost using this step by step tutorial.

And then you add in your states business license, taxes and you’re legal.

You can easily monetize your blog right off the bat, even with a small audience using these suggestions.

How to make money from a website?

Believe it or not, blogging offers multiple streams of revenue, through affiliate links, sponsorship, ad placements, and through selling your own products like eCourses and eBooks. There are several ways to make extra money through a blog.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, as your website grows so do the opportunities to advance in sales and promotions.

Affiliate links on Pinterest

Did you know that you could literally get paid to be on Pinterest all day?

It’s true, and in some cases you don’t even need a blog.

How this works is through affiliate marketing. For more information, here’s a link to a Pins to Profit Affiliate Marketing course offered by the most amazing Pinterest Blogger I know. She really knows what she’s talking about and after listening to her advice, my Pinterest traffic tripled in under 20 days!

Of course, you wouldn’t have to manually pin everything thanks to Tailwind, an awesome scheduler app that pins for you. So really it wouldn’t take much time! Just set aside an hour or two once a week to schedule pins and let the profits roll in. This is a pretty easy way to make extra money with little physical effort.


Maybe taking pictures is more your thing? Or it’s just a passion you’ve been wanting to venture into. I’ll tell you what, there is some good money to make in photography.

Bloggers love to buy stock photos, and those things sell for $1+ per picture.

If you could take photos of some objects or flowers sitting on a desk, upload to etsy and include a commercial license agreement saying that the buyer can do whatever they wanted with the pic, you’d be making bank.

If you need more information on becoming a photographer, check out this bundle of ebooks and advice. So as you can see, photographers have several ways to make extra money on the side.

Sell Your Services on Fiverr

Sign up for Fiverr, and you can do small jobs for some quick cash. This website has a huge variety of little services requested such as freelance writing, editing, drawing, and logo designing. There’s way more than just that, and I do recommend checking it out!

Data Entry is a great website for data entry/ transcribing jobs. Unfortunately until you make it out of the training phase the money is not considered a drop in the bucket for your time. Push past it though and you could make much more money per video.

One of the more obvious ways to make extra money, quickly is to sell things you already have.

What to sell to make money-

Sell used or unwanted items from around your house. You can host a yard sale or do it virtually. If you choose to sell your items online though, make sure you read these 3 tips to maximize your listing views and earnings potential.

Besides used items you have laying around the house, there are other things you can sell to make a little pocket money, with low physical efforts.

You could-

Sell baked goods or meal prepped portions in to-go containers. Pay close attention to your states cottage laws so you don’t get into trouble. But, selling proportioned meals and delivering them does great with the elderly, disabled and one car families.

Make craft items like décor, clothes and art. Sell on Etsy or your local pages. People pay good money for homemade products.

Passive income-

Make digital products to sell. If you have a computer and you have time, then there’s almost no reason as to why you cant make a virtual product to sell. Making pictures or fonts and converting them to SVG or PNG format and uploading on Etsy and you can make a few dollars per purchase.

You could just as easy make an eBook about something you know a lot about. A how-to tutorial or directions for making a crocheted design you invented. Create some pretty worksheets on a word document and safe as a pdf. These sell well too. Making meal plans and attaching a shopping list and recipes, selling it as a bundle people go crazy for that level of convenience!

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Save Money-

Saving money is just as important as making money, so I’m going to give you a few of my FAVORITE companies that save me money ALL YEAR LONG. Yes, I have personally tried each and every one of these suggestions below. So you know that I know what I’m talking about here.

Ebates, coupons and cash back. 

Most people forget Ebates even exists until it comes time to do holiday shopping online. I used to be one of those people. Then I discovered that there is a convenient download toolbar! Now whenever I am shopping online, it will pop up and remind me to save money by using their link (which they refresh the page to do for me.) They also apply coupons with the click of a button. Since I started using Ebates a few years ago, it has gotten sooooooo much better and easier for the user to save money. I highly recommend it and you can sign up right here for a free $10 promo.


I’ve had this one installed for a few years, and it has been GREAT! It literally sits in the background, and does nothing but scan your emails for purchase receipts. When a store changes the price of the item you just bought, it sends an automated letter to the company asking for the cash difference. You get a chunk, they get a chunk, and it’s money that you would never have seen otherwise, so really its like you find money! So if you shop online at stores like Kohls, Walmart, or any store with a price match, money back guarantee then Earny could be a great asset to your money saving. It also tracks in store purchases made with secured visa/debit cards or if you push the button to get your receipt emailed at the register.

Ibotta App

An amazing app for saving money on both groceries and alcohol. With the added cash bonuses and exclusive offers PLUS the fact, you can use the rebates on items you used coupons for, it really adds up to big savings on food! Learn more and sign up for Ibotta here. 

There are multiple ways to make extra money through Ibotta. Not just from getting rebates back on purchases, but through the cash bonuses and referral program as well!

Raise App

Buy and sell discounted gift cards. Signing up with this link gives you a $5 credit to use towards the purchase of any gift card. This is a great way to sell off those unwanted gift cards with awkward balance sizes, or to a store, you don’t frequent. Because let’s face it- we all get those. Or you could simply buy a discounted gift card, use it to shop and you just saved yourself money on whatever transaction you make, without needing to pull out a coupon or rewards card. –But using those items do help too!

Schoola Clothes

$10 credit for signing up, often 70% off coupon codes in your email plus 40% of every purchase goes towards helping schools. Schoola is an awesome second hand store for online shopping. Everything from baby sized clothes to maternity and extra large adults, with a formal wear section. It’s awesome, and where I got my maternity clothes for my last pregnancy for under $3 per item. Several pants, shirts and a pair of shorts plus some clothes for both kids.

Alright, so that was a pretty great list of creative ways to both make and save money!

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