Working full time can be a hassle. Not only are you expected to be somewhere 40 hours a week, but then tack on the time it takes to commute on a daily basis. It can all be a bit too much. Thank goodness there are a million and one ways you can make extra cash without giving in to that 9-to-5 lifestyle that so many loathe. While there are a lot of ways to do so, we have the best ones right here for you to take advantage of. Hell, you could even do two or three of them and live a good life.
Become A Survey Taker
Penny for your thoughts? How about a couple bucks here and there? Sounds too good to be true, but companies like
Ipsos Panel and Springboard America are legit when it comes to paying people for their opinions on things you've been thinking about all this time for free; clothing, electronics, food, and all that other stuff you tweet about all day anyway.
Start Selling Your Things, Now!
Look around you. You're sitting on riches. Those jeans you haven't bothered to wear in three years, those CDs you loved in high school that are now collecting dust, that old night stand housing trash and old moisturizer. It's like they say, one man's crap is another woman's new crap. So start cleaning out those closets and selling things you definitely don't need, use or wear anymore. You can list them on
Craigslist or eBay, take them to stores like Buffalo Exchange, or have a good old fashioned yard sale. Whatever way is easiest and gives you some extra cash - go for it.
Shut Up And Drive...With Uber, Or Lyft
If you're the type of person who always likes to be on the go, but doesn't necessarily want to go to work full time - hello! Become an
Uber or a Lyft driver. All you need is three years experience behind the wheel, car insurance, have a four-door car, pass a criminal background check, be at least 21-years-old and of course have a license and you're all set! Plus, did you know our boy Jack Falahee from How To Get Away With Murder was driving for one of these before he landed in Shondaland?
Tweet For Cash
Not only tweeting, but posting, Snapping and any other social media. That's of course if you have a strong enough following to be considered an influencer. If that's the case, take full advantage by referring friends, family and followers to sites like
Swagbucks, Ebates, Groupon and Zulily. When you do, you can earn cash or store credit.
Look Into Being A Customer Service Rep
Before you think we're trippin' and trying to get you in a 9-5, hold up. A lot of companies are switching it up nowadays and hiring remote reps instead of wasting money on a call center. You know what that means? Yup, getting paid to sit at home and take calls. No commute, no getting dressed and no unnerving conversations around the water cooler about your worst calls of the day.
Get Into Freelancing
Freelancing, for those who are new to the term, is sort of like running your own little business utilizing a skill or skills you have. Are you great at putting words together? Try and find sites that pay writers. Did you go to art school but haven't found a company that fits you? There are plenty of places looking to hire a graphic designer who'd crank out projects from their home. Those are just two examples because when it comes to freelancing, the possibilities are endless. You can be a social media adviser, coach, photographer, and so forth and so on. Just remember if you got a skill, don't take it for granted - use it!
Like Animals? Start Pet Sitting
There are a lot of people who enjoy working the salary life, and because you're not really about that life you can be there for those people and their furry loved ones by sitting and caring for them (the furry ones). Hell yeah, get paid to take a cute ass dog for a walk while their owner is at work, or even better - get paid to watch said dog while their owner is out of town on business? YASSSS! Dreams. They can come true.
Stay Healthy And Get Paid For It
Excuse us? If someone would've told my chunky butt in college this was a thing, I'd be living large with my #bodygoals right now. The health app
Achievemint allows you to earn extra cash for simply completing healthy activities. In the end you have the option of taking either $10 at a time or an Amazon gift card after scoring 10,000 points. Plus, there isn't a limit on how much you can get either!
Hold up, Achievemint isn't the only one out there like this. You can also sign up for
HealthyWage, set a weight goal, bet on yourself making it and come the end of it all you have the chance to win up to $10,000. Damn, why ain't Weight Watchers and all them like this?
Live That Blog Life
Blogging isn't just something we do because we need to voice our opinion and make listicles, it's about making that money honey. So a way you can definitely do that is building your blog first and then seeking advertisers who relate to your brand. They pay for ad space and then you pay some bills.
Watch Movie Previews Like A Boss
Swagbucks will give you $5 just for signing up and after that you can earn even more by watching something you do on YouTube all the time anyways.
Channel Your Inner Songbird
Many pop stars would be nothing without the men and women who pen their hits. Can you imagine writing the next song of the summer? Okay, so that's a big goal but you have to start somewhere so look into what it takes with companies like
ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
Make Money Spending Money Online
When you shop using sites like
Ebates you're earning cash-back rewards you can then turn around and redeem for gift cards to places like Target, Walmart, Macy's and more. Now everyone can stop judging you when you get a mountain of packages delivered. Just be like, "It's my job to shop boo boo."