People are always looking for ways to make extra money. If you have a hard time finding a second job or even a first job, then maybe this will interest you. I tutor students on the side to make extra income. I have a degree in education and have taught in the classroom before so those credentials sold me when parents wanted to see my qualifications. You don’t have to have a degree to be a tutor. College students tutor for extra income, and they don’t yet have their degrees. You just have to have a basic understanding of the subject matter. Below are a list of things you can do to make extra money.
1) Tutor. Parents are always looking for a tutor for their children who struggle with math and reading. The minimum rate among tutors is $20 per hour. Of course you can set your own rate, or negotiate with parents. I got most of my students through word of mouth. Parents who were pleased with my services passed on my contact information to their neighbors, family, and friends.
2) Give music lessons. I have a friend who does this on the side. She has many students because her rates are reasonable and affordable. She sets her own rates because she is not affiliated with a company. You have to advertise your business. Craigslist is the place to start.
3) Cut grass. There are a number of elderly people who would love to pay someone to cut grass for them because they are not physically able to do so themselves, especially if they live alone. I grew up witnessing young men knock on our doors inquiring about cutting our grass. There will always be a market for grass cutters.
4) Make jewelry. I have a friend who started out doing this years ago as a side hobby. Now it is her main source of income. Women have always adorned themselves with jewelry. It is a way to show your unique, creative flair when designing jewelry..
5) Start your own blog or submit articles on the internet. The internet is one of the main sources of information. Many people, including myself, log onto the internet to get information. If you have wisdom, advice, knowledge, or experience about a particular topic, share it, and make a few dollars doing so.
6) Entertain. If you are someone of extraordinary talent who has not been discovered yet, then put on a show on the street corner. Here in Los Angeles, I see this all of the time. Undiscovered artists playing their instruments beautifully, singing, dancing and accepting tips from bystanders. You may have to get a permit to do this, but it’s worth a shot. A talent scout may discover you.
7) Bake goodies. One thing people love to do is eat. If you are a good cook, then capitalize on it. Bake goodies and dress them up in decorated package. Start selling them to family, friends and your neighbors. This is the type of business it seems that spreads through word of mouth.
There are people all over the world making extra money doing many different things. These are just a few. Use your talents wisely.