We all want to make more money, most of us just don’t know how or we fall victim to scams that cost us money. So what are some easy ways to make money on the side?
In this post, I highlight 10 easy ways to make money on the side. All don’t require much time or effort and none of them are scams. Of course, you get out of them what you put into them. Therefore, some reading this might make money using tip 5 while another person won’t. Just something to keep in mind.
Let’s get started!
10 Easy Ways To Make Money On The Side
#1. Open Bank Accounts
There are many banks out there that offer a cash bonus for opening an account with them. Back in the day, the bank would give you a toaster or a blender, but now it is cash, baby. All you have to do is look online for banks in your area to see what the bonus is. Many times it is around $100-$200.
Make sure you read the fine print for how to qualify. In some cases, you need to use your debit card and set up a direct deposit. Most banks require you to jumo through a bunch of hoops.
If you don’t want to go through the work, you can sign up for a CIT Bank Savings account. CIT Bank offers one of the highest interest rate on savings account in the country.
#2. Open Credit Cards
This is another great option. Most credit cards now offer new cardholders a signup bonus when they activate a card. If you spend $3,000 over the next 6 months, you will get 50,000 bonus points. While the conversion to dollars isn’t great, you can use these points for free flights or hotel stays. So while you aren’t technically “making money” you are getting something for free.
In other instances, a cash back credit card might offer bonus cash back for the first few months. The offers are out there, you just have to find them.
#3. Enter Giveaways
There are giveaways all over the internet. Some offer free books while others offer Amazon gift cards or plain cash. Again, cash amounts vary, but usually range between $25 up to $1,000! Most even offer multiple chances to win. You can find out more about current giveaways here.
#4. Sell Stuff
Odds are you have a ton of stuff laying around your house you never use. Sell it. Use Craigslist or ebay to sell your stuff. Once you get the hang of listing things, it becomes a breeze.
I do this all of the time and bring in a few hundred dollars a year. Here’s a tip for getting the most money. Before you list anything, jump on eBay and search for it. When the results show, scroll down the left side of the screen until you see the option for completed listings. Check the box and you will only see the prices for items that sold. This will give you a good idea of the item’s value.
#5. Cut Expenses
Again, not technically making money, but when you cut your expenses, you save money which ends up leaving you with more of your hard earned cash.