82 legit websites to make money right now

 

 

Who doesn’t need more money? If you’re not up for forex trading, selling an organ on the black market or dabbling in illicit activity, income on the side is easier to find than ever before, thanks to the burgeoning freelance economy and the technology that supports it.

Here are 21 side gigs, and 81 websites that help you earn money right now.

Hotelier. Depending on whether you rent or own, and whether your landlord or home owner’s association permits it, rent out your house, spare bedroom, furnished garage or treehouse to travelers via Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway.

ChauffeurUber and its competitor Lyft have proven to be great ways for people in all kinds of situations to earn extra money by using their own vehicle for a car service.
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Rent out your own car via Getaround and Relayrides and Zilok.

Rent out your stuff. On Zilok, you can post any kind of item for rent: household tools, electronics and party supplies like DJ equipment and bouncy houses.

Dog sitter. Sign up for sites Rover and DogVacay to connect with pet owners in your area in need of petcare.

Mystery shopper. Lots of scams in this industry, but plenty of ways to make quick cash through anonymously evaluating a company’s customer service. Search the Mystery Shopping Providers Association job database for gigs. Gigwalker is an app-based version of this kind of work.

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House cleaner. Promote your services via word-of-mouth, CraigslistCare.com, HomeJoy, or listserves or Facebook groups for your neighborhood.

Babysitter. Love kids (or at least tolerate them?). Reliable babysitters are always in demand. Check out Craigslist, Care.com, SitterCity, and SensibleSitters for opportunities, and to promote your services.

Errand runner. People are busy, and if you have time, turn it into cash. Sites like TaskRabbit, NeedTo, and CollegeLabor, GeeksnGigs and AgentAnything for college students.

 Handy person. If you’re a natural at DIY projects, find gigs and promote yourself via TaskRabbit, NeedTo, CraigsList, and up-and-coming site Zaarly.

Blog. Tens of millions of people have blogs, and very few make a living at it. Start with a one-stop-shop BlueHost. That said, you can bring in extra income through ad networks like GoogleAdSense, BlogHer and Clicksor,  or affiliate partnerships with brands that will give you a unique link to their site, and pay you for each customer you send their way. Find these partnerships through affiliate networks like Commission JunctionShareaSale and Rakuten.

Focus group participant. Give your opinions about products and trends and get paid. Find these gigs — both in-person and virtual — on FindFocusGroups, Shugoll, MindSwarm, 20/20Panel, FocusGroup.com and MediaBarn.

Online survey taker. Sites like MySurvey.com and ValuedOpinions.com pay out sums of about $5 to take online surveys about brands and products. Other sites like Harris Polls and Nielsen pay participants on a rewards system.

Virtual juror. Through OnlineVerdict and SingupDirect, review legal cases and share your impression of the argument — helping attorneys prepare for trial and get paid as much as $60 per gig.

Plasma giver. Find a center where you can safely give blood at DonatePlasma.org. Typically, you will earn $20 to $50 per donation, and can give once monthly.

Medical guinea pig. Medical researchers need healthy volunteers to serve as control. Find opportunities in your local newspaper, Craigslist job boards, on ClinicalTrials.gov or the websites of local research centers, like Mayo and Johns Hopkins.

Tutor. Find clients teaching kids and adults academic, test-prep (SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT) and language to non-native learners at Fivrr, Care.com, Wyzant, InstaEdu, and VarsityTutors in the New York City area.

Resale queen (or king). Whether it’s a matter of getting rid of your old stuff, monetizing inherited antiques, or launching an e-retail biz, selling stuff online has made millions of people extra money. Aside from eBay, check out competitors Bonanza, uBid, Amazon Marketplace and OnlineAuction. Specialty resale sites include TIAS and Ruby Lane for antiques and collectibles, Replacements.com for china and flatware, Swap for kids and baby clothes and items, and for pre-owned fashion, Tradesy and Asos Marketplace. Sell stuff to people in your community through VarageSale.com.

Creative freelancer. Find design, audio production and writing and editing gigs at Fivrr and UpWork, while 99Designs allows designers to pitch ideas to prospective clients. For writers, post your profile on MediaBistro’s Freelance Marketplace or Contently, or turn to LinkedIn to find gigs. This post offers great ideas for using LinkedIn to find freelance writing jobs. Photographers can sell images through stock photo sites like Fotolia, ShutterStock and SmugMug.

Crafter. Sell your cute and cool creations through Etsy, Cargoh or Amazon’s new Handmade channel.

Virtual assistant. Growing in demand, these professionals work remotely and help clients with anything from phone answering, database entry, social media — all remotely from your home. The blog TheVAHandbook is a great place to learn the ropes, and find jobs through sites like UpWork, SimplyHired, FlexJobs, eLance, Monster and CareerBuilder.

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  1. Thanks for writing such a beautiful article. I am happy that you have brought out some pro bloggers tips under one roof. I am really like it. It’s so knowledgeable and motivational too.

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