Best Ways to Make Extra Money - Columba Max

15 Best Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side in 2022

Best Side Hustles To Earn Money

Money. Who doesn't want more of it? Whether you're saving for a down payment, planning a wedding, paying off debt, or saving for a rainy day, a little extra money goes a long way.

Whether you’re looking for a side hustle idea you can turn into your primary source of income, or just for a way to make a few extra bucks, I’ve got you covered.

Let's take a look at the best side hustles that will help you earn more money from home:


1. Online and In-Person Research Studies

User Interviews is a great resource for connecting with remote consumer research studies. I’ve made $105 in about an hour and a half so far — here’s my full User Interviews review.


2. Get a delivery gig

The food delivery trend has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Grocery shopping or picking up food at a local restaurant can be time-consuming. People who are pressed for time can pay you to deliver food to them so they don’t have to do it. You’ll go to the grocery store or restaurant, pick up their orders, and deliver it to their home or office

 

3. Start a Wholesale Business

If you like the idea of running an online business but would prefer to be a little more hands on, starting an online store using wholesale could be perfect for you. This business model means you buy products in bulk at a lower price and then sell at a higher retail price to your customers. 

 

Although running a business using wholesale requires having some money upfront, most wholesale marketplaces offer net terms, which provides a nice buffer. Buying products using net terms means you can purchase products and start selling them weeks or months before you need to pay for them. 

  

4. Work as a Virtual Assistant

Working as a virtual assistant can be a great side hustle, or even a full-time job. Virtual assistants perform a lot of different tasks, depending on the job. Things like customer service, administrative work, and managing social media accounts are common tasks for VAs.

 

5. Get paid up to $225 a month to watch viral videos

It sounds crazy. And maybe you’re not even sure if it’s worth your time. But come on… you’re at least a little curious. Getting paid to watch viral videos is a real way to earn cash, and you can do it with a company called Inbox Dollars

No… it’s not going to get you rich. Yes... it’s probably one of the lowest-effort side hustles. But it’s totally worth it if you’re just sitting on the couch scrolling anyway. Instead of watching viral videos on YouTube, you could be getting paid actual cash to watch those videos instead. Every little bit of extra money counts.

 

6. Be a brand ambassador

If you enjoy discovering new brands and sharing them with your friends, you might like working with companies to spread the word about their products in your free time. In many cities, brands post ads on Craigslist looking for people to pass out samples at grocery stores, liquor stores, pop-up events, or other venues.

Sometimes these opportunities can overlap with your other interests. For example, we found ads looking for people to pour wine samples at a tasting and ads seeking people

who love kids to promote toys at a family-friendly event. You can usually find these ads in the “gigs” section of your local Craigslist site.

 

7. Rent Your Car Out

The gig economy is always coming up with creative ideas for regular people to earn some extra money. If you own a car, you can make some easy cash by renting it out.

According to AAA, the average cost to own a car is almost $9,000 a year. Renting out your vehicle can help you offset the expense.

 

8. Help people write resumes

With millions of people looking for work during the pandemic, now is a great time to use your skills to help applicants craft the most impressive resume. If you have recruitment or human resources experience and know what employers are looking for, consider writing resumes on the side by offering your services on sites like Upwork or Fiverr. Typical pay is $21 per hour

 

9. Web Designing and Development

Web Design and development range from creativity to coding and anywhere in between. This broad category has many important pieces in which each could be a very specialized skill you could have. Every company on the face of the earth essentially has a website and that isn’t going away soon. This is definitely a potential business opportunity that is made for the future years.

 

10. Pet Sitter

Pet sitting is the perfect side hustle if you’re an animal lover. The work is flexible, ubiquitous and you get to play with some adorable pets. What more could you want?

The old-fashioned way of socializing at dog parks and pinning up bulletin board ads is one route to build up clientele.

If you want to jump right in, try Rover or Wag — the two of the most popular pet-sitting apps. They work like many other gig apps. You sign up, create a profile and get matched with people in your area who need their pets taken care of. You can choose what services you want to offer, too: walks only, pet and house sitting or pet boarding. It’s a solid way to set up a steady stream of income.

 

11. Teach Online

You can teach kids, high schoolers and college students stuffs like:

  • Math
  • Algebra
  • Physics; or
  • Engineering majors

As long as you know the topic, you can make money with your knowledge.

you can just search on Google “How to be a private tutor in (Country/region)”.

 

12. Become a Coach

With the rise of online courses, coaching has become a great side hustle idea for moms to earn money. You can coach others on what you’re good at and make an impact in their lives. Some coaching ideas include parenting, productivity, health, nutrition, fitness, financial and so much more.

And as a coach, you can work as many or as few hours as you like and on your own schedule.

 

13. Get Rid of Unwanted Items

If you have a lot of items in your home and are looking to get rid of it, why not earn some extra cash for it? Who knows, some of what you own could be really valuable. Even if it’s knick knacks, selling a few here and there can really add up. Yes, there are the usual places like eBay, but it can take a lot of time to create listings and ship the items. You’re also paying a service fee, meaning you don’t get to keep all of what you earn.


14. Social Media Management

Looking to make an extra $50 a week all the way up to $1,000 per month depending on the amount of work you want to commit to?

You can make some quick and steady money when you manage social media accounts for small businesses. Simply leverage all the unproductive social media time you have and manage small business owners' social media for them!

15. Become a Translator

If you can speak multiple languages fluently, you should definitely look into becoming a translator. There are so many ways to use your multilingual talents. For example, you can travel abroad and translate for business executives. You can translate or edit translated text documents online to ensure accuracy and readability. Heck, you could get creative and work with a Realtor to help them sell homes to non-native speakers that are looking to buy a home. Maybe you could make a portion of the commission they receive after they sell the home.

Translation? Speaking multiple languages is a skill that you can easily use to make extra money on the side.

 

Conclusion

Side hustles can be your gateway to financial freedom. Putting efforts into side hustles can also be your gateway to fame and popularity. So, if you want that step away from your 9 to 5 job, here is your chance. Choose one or more side hustles, and you will be glad you did.