Fall is coming up, and there’s no better time than now to start making some side money. You’ll have more than enough time to start saving for the holiday season if you start now. But how can you make money legitimately?
I am not talking about making a dollar here or there with a scummy survey.
If you want to make real side money, you can start doing so in the next week or two. You just need to stay motivated and on-track if you want to start bringing in a few extra dollars.
1. Start Freelancing Today
Do you have an in-demand skill? If so, you can become a freelancer today. There are plenty of opportunities in the world of freelancing, including (but not limited to):
- Computer programming
- Web design
- Graphics design
- Data entry
- Video creation
You can choose a site like Freelancer that will help you find higher-paying work. There’s also Fiverr, which has a lot of low-cost gigs, but there are ample opportunities on the site to make money. You just need to find your niche to get started.
2. Start Driving for Rideshare Companies
Rideshare companies offer you ample opportunity to make money, and the restrictions on the vehicles allowed to be used for ridesharing have relaxed a lot from years ago. All you need is a reliable vehicle, and you can begin driving for some of the biggest names in the business.
You might even be in one of the best cities for ridesharing.
You can opt to drive people around your city, or you can join a growing trend of:
- Delivering food
- Delivering packages
If you’d rather not deal with people riding in your car, there are options that allow you to still drive without the need to deal with passengers.
In either case, you can earn $15 an hour or more, on average, working for Uber or Lyft – not bad for a gig where you make your own hours.
3. Manual Labor Pays Off
There was a time when kids used to make a lot of side money working in people’s yards during the fall. You’ll find ample opportunity to rake leaves and help people move items as the season changes.
You can ask around town, or go to people’s doors and ask them if they need any yard work done.
You’ll be surprised by how many people are choosing to hire professionals to mow their lawns and rake their leaves. Even babysitting or cleaning houses is an easy gig that you can start finding leads for online.
4. Sell Items You No Longer Use
There are always items around the house that are no longer used. And these items can either be kept in the closet collecting dust, or they can be sold to others that may actually use them. Items that you can sell either through eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist (among many others) include:
- Pet items
Anything can be sold on these avenues, but you need to take the first step and start posting them to make a sale.