Sunday, January 6, 2013

Money is everywhere! Over 50 ways to make quick, extra income. (Updated in 2019!)

When I talk to my friends about financial independence and/or opening a business, I often get these two excuses:  

“I have a full time job already; I don’t have time for a second job” 
“I have NO money.  I don’t even have the money to purchase a business license – there is no way I can begin a business on the side.”

But that’s the great thing about 2013, you don’t have to take a traditional moonlighting job or make a huge financial commitment like starting a business to make extra money to achieve your goals.  There are so many ways to make money these days, especially if you have access to a computer or a tablet and WIFI service.  In fact, there are many ways to make extra income and all you need is time, patience and a willingness to make a few changes in your life.

The key to financial independence is to develop a plan that will gain your independence.  You realize already that the things you are doing are not working for you.  You have a full-time job, but you are barely making ends meet.  Or you have several part-time jobs but no benefits for you and your family.  Or you’ve been looking for a job and the economy is just not working for you.  Or you are in a black hole of debt with seeming no foot-holds to get you out of that dark hole and it feels like you are going to be a slave to it forever.  These common financial situations or a combination of them often causes one to fall into a state of hopelessness and helplessness – but there is a way out.  I know that when you are mired in such situations it looks like money is scarce but may I venture to say . . . money is plentiful and it is all around you.  You just have tap into it and take the correct steps to change your life and your life’s circumstances.

Let’s look at the steps:

  • Set an ultimate goal that will help you gain a better financial footing;
  • Make a list of the minimum things you need to begin working on your goal (wish list);
  •  Make extra money to  fund the items on your wish list.

The key to success is to make extra money with a goal in mind.  

This is very important -- otherwise you become like me, caught in a hamster-wheel of life, where situations keep draining any extra or new money you earn.  Simply put, if you don’t have a clear, concrete idea of what you are working toward anything that comes up will set you back.  

Okay, let’s follow the steps above:

Set and express your goal:

Example: I want to open a social media consulting business, where I will help small businesses and organizations in my community develop and expose their brand to a wide audience. Ultimately, I would like to expand this company to not only allow me to freely do what I love, but expand the business to hire other love social media professionals.

Great goal right?  

What resources do I need to begin my business?

Computer Laptop            $600 to $1700
WIFI (for the year)          $600                                      
Smartphone (one year)    $500                                      
Business License/Fees      $150                                      
Business Cards                 $50

TOTAL                            $1900 - $2,800

Great, now I know what I want to do and what I need to begin – but the big problem is: I don’t have any funds, equipment or resources to open this business.  I have exactly $0.00 to put toward my goal.  So how do I raise funds for this?

Well, I am in luck because if I just open my eyes and look around.  Money is everywhere! And there are many opportunities out there that will help me make extra income. If I get to work, within a matter of a few months, I will be able to quickly make the money I need to purchase a laptop, afford my WIFI, pay my business fees and get me started.

Use this list of quick ways to make extra income

What are these quick and easy ways to make extra income?  Well, I have a list of 50 plus ways to do this. Here are some ways and ideas to begin to make money now.

Create and Sell e-books
Customer Service Reps
Design and Sell T-shirts
Design web logos/web pages
Develop an Online Course
Domain Name Flipping
Event Ticket Sells
Focus Group Participation
Freelance Work
Garage Sales/Virtual Garage Sales
Handyman Services
Help Teachers
Holiday Decorator/Christmas Lights Hanger
Laundry Service
Micro-Jobs (new)
Mother's Assistant
Organize Others
Personal Shopper
Plain Maintenance
Recycle Older Electronics
Rent Out Your Stuff/Gear
Rent Out Your Truck/Van
Rent Out Your Parking Space/Driveway
Resume Writing
Sell Bottled Water 
Sell on E-bay
Sell Photographs
Sell Your Gold Jewelry
Sell Your Poop  
SEO Writing
Squidoo Writer
Staff Special Events/Conventions
Virtual Nurse
Voice/Music Lessons
Wash Cars


Over the next few weeks, I’ll be e x p a n d i n g on each of these methods of extra income, describing in-depth each method and outlining how to successfully do these extra money- makers so that you can reach your goal, whether it is starting a business, getting out of debt, or creating an emergency fund.

But do me a favor . . . let’s help each other out.  In the comment section below, tell me: 

(1) Have you tried to make extra money doing any of the above suggestions? 

(2) How successful where you?  

(3) Do you have any other “making extra money” ideas that I did not think of?  

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  1. I've made money using some of these ideas before. I have been very successful selling items on eBay.

  2. Jason, I've recently got back into selling through E-Bay! I'm just beginning it again. At my peak I was making over $1,000 a month. I had a girlfriend that was swing $6,000 a month at the time. I think I'm going to call her up and see if she's still E-baying.

  3. Thanks for sharing such cool ideas to make extra income.


Let me know what you think! Really, I am interested.