When the money you’re making just isn’t enough, you should look into finding a side job. We created a list of the top 5 ways to make money on the side!
5. Become a Teacher
Not a full time teacher, but teach on the side! You can make money by teaching others your skills. This could be piano lessons, tutoring for math, help with a sport, or anything you can do to help someone!
One job that is often overlooked is babysitting. You can make $10 / hour by looking after kids while parents finally get a night to themselves. Start talking to family and friends to see if they’re looking for a babysitter!
3. Use Apps that Pay
In your free time, use apps that pay you real money. You can check out some of our own apps like Zap Surveys or Fish for Money! Or, see all of our apps here.
2. Become a Coach
What’s more fun than playing a sport? Making money to coach a sport. See if your local high school needs extra help coaching a team! The pay won’t be great, but it will be enough to get you out of the house for some extra cash.
1. Become a Dog Walker
Every day people are off to work and leave their pets alone for 8-10 hours. So what does this mean for you? This means that you can make money by walking their dogs for them and looking out for their pets! This is something that not only keeps you active, but also create longer term wealth as people who need dog walkers need help every single day.
A lot of people have a bunch of junk they never use, hoarded away in their back closet. Let’s turn this into a pile of cash.
One option to get rid of your unused stuff is a garage sale. You can post up signs around where you live and you’ll get a good number of people to check out your junk stash, depending on where you live.
But why limit yourself to a select number of people? Instead, let’s use sites such as eBay.com and LetGo.com to reach not only a humongous audience, but also reach people searching for your specific items you’re trying to sell. With just a few pictures of each item, you’ll be able to have posts up in no time, and extra cash in your pocket! Not to mention, the extra space and clean closet!
You’re always excited about how many likes you get on your Instagram post, but it'd be more exciting to get paid for those likes. We came up with a pretty awesome way to get cash for "Insta" likes.
Social media advertising is huge and extremely valuable. Companies will pour money into advertising if it means they can connect to the right customer. And what better way to do so than reaching people on one of the most used social media platforms?
Step 1: Find Your Niche
Question: Why is Instagram advertising so valuable?
Answer: Companies want to reach a specific person that will be interested in their project.
For example, let’s say you start a fishing Instagram page. You make the perfect @name and have the perfect profile picture logo. You post pictures of huge fish, cool ponds and bays, and sentimental fishing pictures.
Let’s fast forward to when you have a ton of followers. You have now created your own niche: An Instagram page full of fishermen. Any company trying to sell a lure or fishing clothes is going to be willing to pay you money to make a post about their product.
Step 2: Get Followers
You have your niche and the page is up. But how do you find people to follow it? This is the hardest part but we have a couple of tricks up our sleeves...
First, you’ll need content. You may have to post for a few weeks without many followers or likes. That’s okay, people aren’t going to follow a page with nothing on it.
Second, you start using hashtags. Use relevant hashtags to your post, that’s how you’ll find the right people. For our fishing example you might use hashtags such as #fishing or #bigbass. And you can use as many hashtags as your heart desires.
Third, follow other people and comment on other fishing posts. This is a great way to directly get your Instagram name out to multiple, specific people.
DO NOT use hashtags such as #likeforlike or #follow4follow because you aren’t going to get the right type of people liking your page. Remember, you need to get followers that campanies want to reach.
Step 3: Find Advertisers
Now that you have all these followers, you can start making money… once you find people willing to pay you. Start with smaller companies. Reach out to companies in your niche through Instagram, Twitter, and their website to tell them you can boost their sales, because you can. You now have a valuable service not only for other companies, but for your audience interested in your niche. In our example, people interested in fishing would be excited to hear about a new crank bait that was just released.
After you find a couple of potential advertisers, you’ll find a perfect price point. Gauge what people are willing to pay and how. You could charge companies a flat rate (one time fee, upfront) or something more creative such as Pay-Per-Like (companies pay $x.xx per like on your post).
In this example, you agree with a lure company that they’ll pay $0.10 per like. You post on Instagram and get 2,100 likes. You just made $210.00 for posting an Instagram picture. I bet you’re more excited about likes now.