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Updated March 29, 2022

How to Make Money Fast: 90+ Ways to Make Extra Money

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Ready to earn some extra cash?

Wondering how to make money on the side?

Check out the list below.

Many of them you can do from home or online.

Table of Contents

1. Take online surveys.

You won’t get rich taking surveys.

In fact, we

The trick is that there are only a few legit survey sites. We recommend Survey Junkie.

It’s 100% legit, and they do not send you spammy junk emails.

Their payouts are excellent, and they pay you in cash via PayPal.

Survey Junkie has an 8.9/10 rating on TrustPilot — the highest of any online survey company.

And they also have some really fun surveys.

For example, in the screenshot below you’ll see a pretty awesome music review survey that I recently did. I made $50 reviewing music! ?

2. Get paid to play mobile games.

This is another one of those passive income ideas where you get paid to do something you enjoy, so it’s not really work at all.

How it works is you download a free new app, then download new mobile games through the app.

As you level up in the mobile games, you earn more points that you can redeem for gift cards at Amazon, VISA, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple, Starbucks, and more.

3. Evaluate products before they hit the shelf.

Vindale Research, a company operated by market research company Nielsen, focuses on product testing for goods yet to be publicly launched.

When you sign up to become a Vindale Research panelist, you typically receive merchandise in the mail and then evaluate it.

You get a $1 sign-up bonus and are compensated up to $50 per survey.

4. Get paid to go to stores.

Did you know there’s an app called Shopkick that gives you gift cards simply by walking into stores?

You don’t even have to buy anything!

It’s true!

So whether you’re a mall rat or just somebody who goes shopping every now and then, you stand to make a little extra cash this way.

5. Get paid to get gas.

GetUpside is a free app that gives you cash back for every gas station receipt you submit!

If you drive a lot (or even if you don’t), this can add up to a decent chunk of change!

6. Deliver food on weekends.

Delivering food can be a great way to earn extra money.

Unlike driving passengers around in a rideshare like Uber or Lyft, you don’t really have to talk to people if that’s not your thing.

And the best part?

You can be your own boss and set your own schedule.

7. Rent out your spare room.

Renting out lodging can be an incredible way to earn extra money.

I know some people making thousands of dollars a month, all by renting out an extra room to short-term guests.

Now, if you wanted to do this 10 years ago, you would’ve had to post an ad in the classifieds or on shady old Craigslist.

Gladly, those days are over.

You can now list your spare room on Airbnb and screen prospective guests. (Guests are rated by their hosts for things like cleanliness and communication.)

8. Or you could rent out storage space.

So maybe Airbnb isn’t for you, because either you don’t like the idea of letting strangers sleep in your home every so often, or perhaps it’s prohibited in your area.

However, another way that you can make money with the extra space in your apartment, condo, or house is by renting it out as storage space where people can keep their extra stuff.

You could rent out a closet for someone to store some household goods, a spare room where people could store some large furniture, or even an extra parking spot where people can leave their vehicles.

People have been doing this for years, but only recently has a company called Neighbor started connecting storage space hosts (like you) with potential storage space renters who could pay them hundreds of dollars a month to store their stuff.

Neighbor also has insurance protections in place for all users to give you peace of mind when storing someone else’s stuff in your apartment.

They also have a great referral program where if you refer somebody who ends up either hosting stuff or renting space on Neighbor, both you and they get a $50 bonus.

9. Use a free money-saving bot.

Sometimes the best way to make money is to save money.

Subscriptions, especially those that go unused, can add up over time.

Thankfully, there’s a free money-saving bot called Trim that will go through all your subscriptions, let you know how much you are paying for each of them every month, and cancel them with a simple text message if you’d like.

And Trim not only keeps track of your subscriptions, but it also negotiates your monthly bills such as cable and Internet so you keep more money in your pocket.

10. Play a free slots app to win money.

Long Game is a free app that basically gamifies and rewards you for your savings.

Here’s how Long Game works:

(1) You deposit money into your Long Game account and earn interest on it. Note that this money belongs to you, just like it does in your bank account. Long Game does not collect any fees out of the money you put in, and you can withdraw it at any time.

(2) Long Game gives you coins depending on how much you have saved in your Long Game account.

(3) You use these coins to play slot games with prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000,000!

So while you do have to put money into the app to play, this money belongs to you, not the house!

How does Long Game make money to pay their employees as well as your winnings?

Easy. Long Game earns interest on the money you deposit, and it’s out of this interest that it pays out the winnings.

11. Help kids learn English.

Do you enjoy interacting with kids?

Are you a native English speaker?

Do you have a computer with high-speed internet?

If so, you could be in demand as an online English teacher.

12. Sell Avon.

Selling Avon goodies such as makeup, hair care, and body products can be a good way to use any makeup knowledge you may have in order to make money on the side.

Earnings vary, with 20% earned on sales seeming to be the reported norm.

13. Get paid to lose weight.

If you can commit to shedding some pounds, it may pay off handsomely for you to cut that habit because you can literally get paid to lose weight through a new company called HealthyWage.

You can bet as little or as much as you want, but obviously the more you bet, the more you stand to win!

Also, you can bet on your weight loss of any period between 6 and 18 months.

14. Get paid to walk.

I just made $10 for walking, paid in cash via PayPal.

It’s true!

There’s a new app, Sweatcoin, that will pay you for every step you take.

It motivates me to go for more runs, take the stairs more often, and be an all-around more active person.

15. Get paid every time you search the Internet.

Swagbucks will pay you to simply use its search engine.

16 Become a rideshare driver.

There are more riders on the road than ever.

What this means for you, side hustler, is that driving is a great opportunity — and you can earn money on your schedule.

17. Get cash back on stuff you buy anyway.

One way to create passive income with no money is to get paid for doing things you do anyway, like going shopping.

There’s an app called Ibotta that literally gives you cash back on things you buy anyway, just for taking pictures of your shopping receipts!

And yes, they pay you cash through Paypal!

18. Do voice over jobs from home.

Every day, there are literally thousands of pieces of content produced — from TV commercials, web presentations, radio jingles, and video game characters — that need voice over work.

And the majority of these content creators don’t want to pay a Hollywood actor or actress thousands of dollars.

So they’re willing to pay everyday people $100 to $1,500 for lending their voice for 10 to 180 minutes of voice over work.

19. Write slogans.

Are you kinda witty?

Then you may be able to make passive income just by thinking up slogans in your spare time.

20. Sell your photos.

Are you good behind the camera?

Then you can make a somewhat passive side income licensing your photos online for others to download.

For example, I get all my pictures for this blog from various stock photo sites on the Internet.

And every time I download a photo, the photographer who uploaded it gets a royalty!

Licensing one picture that you take and upload now can give you cash flow forever as it’s downloaded again and again!

21. Write an e-book.

E-books can be an incredible source of recurring residual income, month after month and year after year.

You put in a lot of work now, and you profit for the rest of your life.

And thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to become a published author.

You can do it all yourself on platforms like Amazon Kindle!

22. Start an auto-Tweet business.

Even with the rise of platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter is still thriving with over 500,000,000 tweets tweeted every single day.

And there is actually a way to make money on Twitter by promoting products in tweets and getting paid for it.

The best part is that you can set your tweets on autopilot (“auto-tweeting”), meaning that auto-tweeting could potentially be a decent stream of passive income for you.

23. Start a dropshipping business.

You may have heard of people making six-figure income with dropshipping but aren’t quite sure what exactly drop shipping is.

Let me break down the basic steps of a dropshipping business:

  1. Find common household items that interest you.
  2. Easily set up an online storefront on Shopify, Clickfunnels, or Amazon (takes less than an hour).
  3. Connect your online storefront to a credit card processor and bank account (takes less than 30 minutes).
  4. Drive traffic to your online storefront.
  5. When people purchase from your online store, you purchase the item from a third party who ships it directly to the customer and collect the difference as profit.

You don’t have to worry about storing inventory or packaging up products at the post office.

You are simply a facilitator for the transaction.

And the good news is that you can eventually grow your dropshipping business to the point where it’s on auto-pilot, making it a profitable stream of passive income for you.

The tricky part, of course, is sourcing a good dropshipping supplier.

24. Make money on YouTube.

Everybody knows that Youtube creators and vloggers can make a fortune.

But not everybody knows how to actually create a profitable YouTube channel.

25. Arcadia Power pays you to use less electricity.

Arcadia Power is a free service that rewards you for saving energy when it matters most to the grid and the environment.

You will receive a notification about once per week to save energy for an hour.

If you save energy, you receive cash.

26. Invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

I would recommend only investing in cryptocurrencies after you’ve invested in more stable passive income opportunities such as stocks and real estate.

Nevertheless, many people have become unlikely millionaires by investing in cryptocurrencies, and the concept of cryptocurrencies is not without merit.

However, you have to know what you’re doing, or you’ll get creamed in the cryptocurrency market.

27. Proofread documents from home.

Are you a grammar Nazi or a spelling bee champ?

Do you actually know the difference between “they’re”, “their”, and “there”?

Do you find yourself shaking your head at grammatical errors you come across in everyday life?

If so, then you’re a rare and in-demand breed.

You can take your grammatical gifts and apply them to becoming a work-from-home proofreader.

All you need are your grammar skills, a computer, and an Internet connection.

28. Create an online course.

This is basically tutoring on steroids.

Also, an online course has the potential to become an incredible passive income stream since you only have to put in the work once to profit forever.

29. Walk dogs.

If you love animals and are good at taking care of them, this can be an extremely enjoyable way for you to make extra cash.

Rover is the nation’s largest network of dog walkers, and you can become one of them!

30. Real Estate Wholesale Business

Did you know that you can make money in real estate with no money down?

Yes, you can! Here’s how it works:

  1. Find a motivated seller who needs to sell his or her house quickly and doesn’t have time to go through a real estate agent
  2. Negotiate with this seller and get his or her house under contract
  3. Assign this contract to a cash buyer who wants to flip it or keep it as a rental

Confused? Don’t be. There’s a 21-year-old guy who makes over $1,000,000 a year doing this.

31. Social Media Marketing Business

In the business world today, social media is a must.

It’s no longer optional like it was 10 years ago.

Either a business is on social media, or it will fail. And this reality is scaring older business owners out of their minds.

That’s where Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram-savvy you come in.

32. Start a Consulting Business.

Consulting is incredible because you are simply taking knowledge that you already have and sharing it with others for a profit!

I personally know people who left their W-2 jobs an to launch a consulting business and within 2 years were netting over $100,000.

One of them grew his business to over $1,000,000 within 5 years!

When it comes to launching an online consulting business, there is perhaps no greater teacher than Anik Singal.

And for a limited time, Anik is offering a replay of his Lurn Summit to Money Done Right Readers for only $1.

33. Bookkeeping

If you’re somewhat decent with numbers, you can start an at-home bookkeeping business with absolutely no training in accounting or bookkeeping necessary!

What with so many small businesses forming every year, bookkeeping is an extremely in-demand skill set that doesn’t require much training to learn.

In fact, Entrepreneur Magazine recently concluded that bookkeeping is the #1 most profitable small business. Here’s what they had to say:

Finances are a part of everyone’s lives, so here’s an industry that will remain important no matter what. Not only that, but these types of businesses don’t need to purchase or maintain any expensive equipment, thus have few overhead costs. — Entrepreneur Magazine

If this sounds like something that interests you, then you need to check out Bookkeeper Launch — right now they’re offering free three classes to teach you how to start your own bookkeeping business!

34. Freelance Writing Business

You can turn your solid writing skills into an extremely lucrative work-from-home career.

With emojis and texting taking over our daily communication, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find people who can communicate effectively in writing. And so they can charge a premium for their skills.

Every day, there are literally millions of pieces of content published online — and every single one of those pieces needed someone to write it.

The opportunities are endless!

35. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants help people and businesses do things online.

All you have to do is know how to use the Internet!

Your tasks could be anything from proofreading articles to curating social media content to managing a calendar.

And there are dozens of other ways to make good money working from home as a virtual assistant.

36. App Testing

With so many apps hitting the market every day, it’s very easy for any given app to get lost in the crowd.

That’s where app testers come in.

App testers test the app, trying out its various facets and features, and write an honest review.

These reviews helps the app get seen in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, which creates publicity for the app.

App developers also take the recommendations of app testers to make improvements to their apps.

37. Life Coach

If you like people and are passionate about helping others, starting a life coaching business from home may be right for you.

Not only is this online business idea extremely profitably, but it can also be extremely satisfying knowing that you are providing others with the information they need to better themselves.

38. Freight Brokerage

Freight brokers help shippers that need to move freight from point A to point B by finding a carrier (trucking company) that will haul the freight for slightly less than the shipper is willing to pay them.

Brokers earn between 10% and 35% profit per shipment they broker, which translates to approximately $100 to $500 per shipment.

Although you may only start off getting 1-2 shipments a day, experienced brokers can do as many as 5-10 shipments a day.

And the best part is you can become a freight broker from home!

39. T-Shirt Design

Did you know that over 2 billion T-shirts are sold every year? It’s true! Think about how many T-shirts you own. Probably at least a dozen or two, right? And consider the fact that every one of those T-shirts had a designer who was paid handsomely for his or her creativity.

And just one or two T-shirts that you design today could provide you with passive income for years to come! And you can get started designing T-shirts from the comfort of your own home.

That’s right. Somebody else can handle for you all the production, inventory, and shipping.

40. Product Assembly Business

Did you know that over 250 companies are currently paying people to assemble their products from the comfort of their own home?

It’s true! They need workers to assemble products from crafts to jewelry to direct mail packages and more!

The company will ship you the materials as well as step-by-step instructions, and then you get to work assembling the product!

It’s kind of like LEGOs for adults, except you get paid for it!

41. Data Entry

Thousands of companies need work-from-home data entry workers.

They don’t want to have to pay for people to come into the office for something they can do at home.

See, when workers come into an office, the company has to rent space for them to use and provide facilities such as air conditioning, restrooms, etc.

They would rather people simply work from their home for data entry tasks, so there are plenty of opportunities for this kind of work.

42. Ticket Broker

Ticket brokering used to be associated with scalping.

It used to be a long, tiring process that involved a lot of driving and having to show up to events hours before they started to sell your tickets.

Well, that’s not the ticket broker game anymore.

Now, you can launch your own ticket broker business from home, getting the best tickets and selling them for major profits on Stubhub and Ebay.

43. Travel Agency

Many people think that travel agents have gone the way of the dinosaur.

Not true! Now, to be honest, people don’t need a travel agent anymore to book flights.

The majority of flights these days are booked online.

But did you know that 70% of cruises are booked through a travel agent?

Also, those who spend the most on cruises (senior citizens 55+) aren’t very computer savvy and prefer communicating with a human being.

That’s where you come in with your work from home travel agency business.

44. Tutoring

Do you know stuff? Of course you do.

Then consider sharing your knowledge with others and getting paid for it!

Of course, you can find people to tutor the old-fashioned way by posting in your local classified section, but the Internet has made it extremely easy to create a profitable online tutoring business.

You can set your own hours, taking on as many or as few students as your goals and schedule allow.

45. Translation

If you know a language other than English, you’re a hot commodity, my friend.

In fact, the United States Department of Labor expects that the demand for interpreters and translators to increase by more than 28% by 2024.

46. Dog Treat Baking Business

You can make a killing making dog bones because (1) pet products is a $65 billion industry and (2) your competition will be slim.

As dog owners become more and more picky about their pet’s health, they are becoming less content with the standard, mass-produced dog treats that can be purchased at the grocery store.

That’s where you come in with your unique dog treats and bones!

47. Woodworking

Do you love the smell of freshly-cut wood?

Do you have a little workshed or maybe a garage where you can launch a new business?

Then making money from home as a woodworker may be just the job for you.

See, more and more people every year want “handcrafted” items and aren’t happy with store-bought furniture.

And they are willing to pay top dollar for such pieces!

48. Event Planning

If there’s one thing that people will never stop paying for, it’s getting together with family and friends.

We’ve known for years that paying tens of thousands of dollars for a wedding isn’t the greatest financial move.

But guess what?

We still do it.

Wedding planning, and event planning in general, is a booming business and will be around as long as people like nice gatherings with family and friends.

49. Office Cleaning

Cleaning office buildings is not the most glamorous job — and that’s exactly why the opportunity is huge.

I’m not talking about big high-rises. The owners of these buildings typically offer cleaning services to the tenants.

I’m talking about the small office and industrial parks.

Often, each business in these kinds of spaces is responsible for cleaning their own office.

And the job typically falls on some disgruntled employee who does a crappy job, leading to low morale in the office.

This is where you can help with your office cleaning services.

50. Import/Export

Go pick up five random objects in your house.

I guarantee that at least one of them (if not all of them!) was manufactured overseas.

We don’t think about it in everyday life, but there are people making big money importing products like these from other countries as well as exporting American-made products around the world.

Who knows? Maybe the next big import/export profiteer will be you!

51. Shrimp Farming

If you’ve ever seen Forrest Gump, you know how profitable Shrimp Farming can be.

52. Beekeeping

You can make money selling honey produced by your own bees!

It’s true! These days, people aren’t happy with the big-brand store-bought honey.

They want something with a personal touch.

That’s where you (and your bees) come in!

53. House Sitting

You can make money caring for other people’s houses!

Not only do you get free room and board, but you also get extra cash!

And while you’re at your clients’ house, you can spend your free time working on another business idea from this list.

Multiple streams of income, baby!

54. Sports Agency

Becoming a sports agent isn’t an easy task, but it can be extremely profitable

Now, you will not start out working with top NBA, NFL, or MLB stars, but you may be able to get started with some lower-league players and work your way up the ladder.

55. Lawn Care

Do you know how many lawns exist in your city or even your neighborhood?

Tens if not hundreds of thousands!

And each one of these lawns needs somebody to take care of it.

Sometimes, it’s the person who lives in the property or owns the lawn.

But oftentimes, upkeeping the lawn is hired out to a third party like you.

If you enjoy the outdoors and making yards look nice, starting a lawn care business may be perfect for you.

56. Worm Farm

This may sound a bit gross, but there’s actually a high demand for worms.

And you can raise them from your own home!

57. Embroidery

A little-known online business secret is that the Internet embroidery business industry doubles itself every decade.

So if you know your way around a needle and thread, starting a home-based embroidery business just might be the right idea for you.

58. Pool Hall

Believe it or not, there is a huge opportunity in the pool hall business.

See. most pool halls are dirty and smelly and are closing down at a rapid pace.

Today’s consumer simply doesn’t want to go to a nasty dive pool hall.

But if you can outsmart the competition by creating an attractive, top-of-the-line pool hall, you can make a killing.

59. Medical Transportation Business

The non-emergency medical transportation industry is booming thanks to aging Baby Boomers.

What is this industry, you ask?

It is the business of transporting people in wheelchairs, stretches, or those ambulatory who need assistance.

You do not need any special skills, training, or equipment to get into this rapidly-growing industry.

60. Personal Organizer Business

Do you want to change people’s entire lives for the better?

Are you a naturally organized or even OCD-type person?

Do you hate clutter?

Well, I have good news for you.

There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to be made in the personal organizer business.

As a personal organizer, you will help people get not only their stuff organized, but also their lives.

61. Rare Coins

Rare coin trading is an extremely profitable field, and as such many people think you need to break into it you need to be some nerdy coin expert with thousands of dollars in the bank.

This is not true!

The fact of the matter is that you can start investing in rare coins with a mere $100 and no experience in coins whatsoever!

62. Computer Security Business

It is estimated that one in three computers contains malicious software.

And most of the time, this software goes undetected!

People just think their computer is getting old and slow when really they have unwanted software slowing down their CPU.

And they’re willing to pay somebody to fix the problem!

That’s where you come in.

63. Koi Farming

Keeping and raising ornamental fish (including koi) is the #2 hobby in the world, second only to Photography.

The total spent on the hobby in the U.S. alone is over $2 billion a year.

Nearly 13 million households in the U.S. currently keep ornamental fish.

This presents a huge opportunity to those willing to breed these beautiful fish from home since the government has recently imposed a significant amount of red tape on imported koi.

64. Craft Business

If you’re passionate about crafting, then starting your own craft business selling your items over the Internet, from home, could be in your future.

But as with any business, you have to treat it like a business, not a hobby.

65. Gold Selling

The United States is the largest jewelry market in the world, and millions of Americans have old, broken, or just out-of-fashion pieces of jewelry sitting in their jewelry boxes.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to acquire these pieces of jewelry and resell the gold for a profit!

66. Gift Baskets

Gift baskets, if put together correctly, can wow clients and friends alike.

And the margins on them can be incredible because you can buy the items that go in the basket for very cheap, but sell the gift basket itself for a lot more.

You know how expensive gift baskets are, right?

It’s all about the packaging (literally)!

67. Photo Booth

Photo booths are often the center of attention at events such as weddings and other parties.

And guess what? You can build your own photo booth from scratch, even if you aren’t a very handy person.

Once you have your photo booth set up, it’s off to the profit-earning races!

68. Italian Ice

Italian ice is hot, hot, hot (not literally of course)!

Most Italian ice push cart owners only work on the weekends, and many only work on specific days such as special events.

69. Cleaning Products Business

A generation or two ago, everybody bought big-brand cleaning products at the store.

People didn’t have much choice.

Nowadays, however, people are much more picky with their soaps and cleaners.

They’re concerned about finding natural products without harsh and potentially cancer-causing chemicals.

And they’re willing to pay you for your homemade cleaning products.

70. Edible Arrangement Business

Edible arrangements are lovely fruit bouquets typically given as gifts.

And they typically have excellent profit margins!

71. Salvage and Recycling Business

As the public grows more and more aware of the limited resources our planet has to offer, salvage and recycling business will become more and more profitable.

72. Vending Machine Business

Strategically-placed, well-stocked vending machines are an excellent source of passive income.

The machine does the work for you! You don’t even have to be there!

However, you must know what to sell, where to sell, and how to sell.

73. Handyman

If you know how to swing a hammer and crank a wrench, a handyman business might be right up your alley.

People will always need repairs done around their homes and businesses, so this is a business with very steady prospects.

74. Property Caretaker Business

Property caretakers are people such as estate managers, ranch hands, and groundskeepers who take care of a large property for the owner.

If you enjoy being in the outdoors and working with your hands, this could be the business idea for you.

75. Roofing

I personally know a roofer with an 8-figure business.

Now, he’s been doing this for 20 years, but my point is that roofing is an extremely lucrative field.

And it’s not unheard of for new roofing businesses to net six figures within their first few years of business.

76. Phone Love

I won’t say too much about this one, but let’s just say that there are some very lonely men out there!

77. Mystery Shopping Business

Secret shoppers are needed to visit and rate various retail stores, restaurants, and services throughout the country.

All you need is an eye for detail and a love of shopping and eating out!

78. Guitar Teaching

If you can play guitar reasonably well, communicate with confidence, and demonstrate patience, then you could possibly make a living teaching guitar.

But it’s not just about teaching a few kids some basic chords.

You have to know the business aspect.

79. Window Tinting Business

If you have a penchant for cars, a window tinting business

80. Pest Control

Bugs are (perceived to be) icky.

And most people would rather pay someone else to deal with an infestation than deal with it themselves.

81. Hookah Bar

Owning and operating a hookah bar is extremely fun and extremely profitable if you know what you’re doing.

82. Scrapbooking

Publishing a book is a lot easier these days than it was even 20 years ago.

See, these days we have things like Amazon Kindle where practically anyone can self-publish their own books.

83. Property Tax Appeal Business

Every property owner in the country is convinced they pay too much in property taxes.

But they feel helpless to do anything about it.

That’s where you come in with your property tax appeal business.

You will be able to help your clients lower their property tax, and they will pay you handsomely for it!

84. Popcorn

Almost everybody loves popcorn!

And you can enjoy incredible margins by buying kernels and spices for a fraction of the $9 per bag people are willing to pay!

85. Juicing

Juicing is a big business.

From everyday people looking to lose weight to those who seek a juice cleanse to those who simply want a delicious, healthy, and refreshing beverage, your client base is massive and recurring!

86. Flea Market

There’s a lot of money to be made in flea markets and swap meets, but most people are just doing it wrong.

Learn how to do it right, and you could have a six-figure business on your hands.

87. Non-Profit

If you have a cause you’d like to champion, then starting a non-profit business may be right for you.

And yes, there is still money to be made with a non-profit business!

88. Business Card Distribution Business

I’m not talking about designing business cards.

I’m talking abut a business where you help business owners distribute their own business cards.

Yes, many business owners are willing to pay you to do this!

89. Party Rental

Starting a party rental business can be extremely rewarding as you bring joy to the children!

Potential ideas are renting bounce houses, party supplies, etc.

Since some parents tend to splurge on their kids’ birthdays, you can be sure that you will most of the time have a steady stream of clients.

90. Balloon Animals

To start this side hustle, all you need is a bunch of balloons and a balloon pump.

Once you figure out the basics, you can plop yourself down at anywhere where children are: public parks, malls, busy neighborhoods, etc.

But must make sure that you get permission first!

You may be required to get a permit or pay a small fee.

91. Buy an Existing Business

So maybe you’ve gone through the list above and concluded that starting a new business from scratch isn’t for you.

That’s OK! You can still become a business owner by purchasing an already-established, cash-flowing business.


Logan Allec, CPA

Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.

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DC @ Young Adult Money
6 years ago

Quite the list! You know I’m all about side hustles!

Rahul Yadav
6 years ago

Thanks for this great article about making money. Who dosen’t want to make some extra money and to be able to do so from home is even better. After reading your article Im even more inspired to keep working on my own website.

Thanks once again for inspiration.

6 years ago

Great article, I have tried a few over the years. I had a side business cleaning offices for years. It did great, but I hated never being able to take more than 3-4 days vacation, so I eventually gave up. I tried MTurk, but if you multiplied my earnings on an hourly basis, it was a little over $6/hr. My blog is much worse, probably less than $0.25/hr.

Brian Winch
6 years ago

Great list! I have another to consider that I personally have 35+ years experience providing. Clean up litter outside commercial properties on foot using inexpensive hand tools. It’s almost as easy to do as going for a walk! I started doing this as a side gig in 1981 and soon grew it into a profitable full-time business. I share my experience in my book, Cleanlots.

Ige Lewis @incomefizo
5 years ago

First time commenting on your blog Logan.
Such a comprehensive list. I can imagine how long it could have taken you to come with this list.
I’ll definitely be coming back.

5 years ago


Great post on how to make some money and those are actionable money making tips.
We have also a lot of option to choose from.

I had to drop a extra comment to say Thank you.
Because of you guys , I jump in the Band Wagon and started my own Blog:)
Always had a passion to help others and finaly went for it and let me tell you what a roller coster!
We do learn a lot on your Blog, your original posts, your colorful Pins from Pinterest and really good
email series on How to Start your own Blog.

It’s just starting for me but will get there with consistency and dedication.

Congrats to both of you.

4 years ago

You can flip numerous video games into creating games for children. All you have to do is start the software
program, produce an account, log in, add money, and start playing against other players about the globe.

The tells are there to place, you only have to view for them.
And that should be plenty for player to see whether you will keep playing with your own cash or if you will give up the game completely.

3 years ago

Interesting list, but several items are very vague with no definitive info, like flea market, which indicates that it’s highly profitable if done right but most people don’t do it right. So what is the right way; is there a blog or vlog that explains the right way? Also, #82 Scrapbooking is normally not the same as writing a book on Kindle; it’s compiling personal photos or momentos in an attractive format. Not sure how someone would make that profitable because it’s usually very time consuming. But thanks for the ideas

jodh singh
2 years ago

awesome post, thanks sharing