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Most of us make money from our 9-5 jobs. Whether it be a desk job, a labor job, a job we love or a job we hate. We still do it to pay the bills.
Have you ever thought about a side hustle or doing something a little different to make some money?
What about working from home? Are you a stay at home parent? What about working online? I have met some amazing people who make a great income working from home.
But what if you aren’t just quite ready to quit your day job and you need to make some extra money.
What would you do? Would you sell stuff? Would you take up a side gig? Would you start a home based business?
Below you can read about 21 interesting jobs people have done for money.
Some of these ideas are great others I am not so sure I would do them. What is the craziest thing you have done for money?
21 Interest Ways To Make Money:
1. Selling bodily fluids
You name it and someone will buy it. Don’t believe me – Google it. I am not so sure I would do this. I have heard that giving plasma and blood is quite painful. Other fluids are gender specific. If it is right for you I say go ahead. I bruise easily so I will pass on this one.
2. Renting out rooms in your house on AirBnB
Ok so this one I can say I kind of have experience with. My husband rented a room, a suite in someone’s home through AirBnB while out of town on business. He rented through AirBnB to save money because it was a month long trip (have you seen hotel fees for a 30 day stay). So AirBnB hosts make money from renting their rooms, suites and accommodations. I may rent a suite in our home if we had one, but I would not rent a room in the portion of the home we directly occupy. Why – safety simply. I am a Mom with child and it is simply a safety thing.
3. Uber or Lyft or other ride share programs
Do you have a vehicle? If you do you can make money driving people around. I know in big cities Uber is a big hit and well set up. I have heard great things about ride share programs and the benefits it has to the user.
4. Selling online
This idea isn’t so crazy until you dive into some of the things people sell online. Old artifacts, comics, things we would even second guess – they make big money online. You can learn more about selling online here.
5. Investing in stocks
Stocks and any form of gambling to make a buck is risky. They go up and they go down. Assess your risk and talk to a professional before investing.
6. Wine clubs, coffee clubs
Now this idea I like not to do but to be a customer of. Purchase clubs whether it be wine or coffee or I have seen sausage clubs too, you pay a monthly or annual fee and every month you get a shipment of product. If it was a wine club every month you would get a wine shipment. Each club is different. Look into the legalities before starting this type of business. If you do start a coffee or tea month club let me know.
7. Flea Market Flipping
The idea is you buy a product and flip it or sell it for more than you paid for it. If you have the storage space and the eye for deals this is a great money making career.
8. Network marketing, MLM’s
We have all met or known someone who has or still does sell items from network marketing sites like make-up or essential oils or other items. Sometimes you can do great with these type of money makers other times they cost you more in the long run.
Do you love to take pictures? People make good money on Instagram if you can get your audience numbers up and get your following. Advertisers will send you money to take photos of their products and get them out on social media.
Just like number 9 if you have a large social following on Youtube advertisers will pay you to create videos about their products or to place ads on your video feeds.
11. Children’s entertainers
Would you dress up like Big Bird or Mickey Mouse or a Disney Princess to make money? If you saw the paychecks some parents are willing to shell out for party entertainment you would.
12. Clean up service
People will pay you to clean up just about anything. Garbage, recycling, yard waste, animal waste. You name it and people will pay you to clean it.
13. Rent a pet
Did you know you can rent a pet? I didn’t. But you can and people make good money renting animals or hosting dog parties.
14. Mystery shopping
I will admit I have done this and the pay and the products were great. The key is to find a reputable business and ask lots of questions.
15. Dog walker, pet babysitter
Are you a stay at home person with lots of yard space or time? Dog walker or hosting a pet daycare may be a great source of income for you.
16. Rent a space
Do you have extra space in the yard or in the barn? People will pay big bucks to store their stuff and if you are a bit cheaper than the other guy you may have a great source of income.
17. Delivery service
Some restaurants have delivery people others don’t. I have seen an increase in personal shoppers and delivery services popping up in our area. People don’t want to run for the items but they want them now. I have seen delivery services for food, groceries, alcohol and more.
18. Personal shopping, personal assistant
Would you be someone’s personal shopper whether it be for groceries or clothing? What about a personal assistant?
19. Meal maker
Now this one I could get behind. Would you make freezer meals for people. Some people just can’t cook or they can’t be bothered or they don’t have the time.
We have a family member who does this and a friend and they are both really good at their craft and they have taken lots of training. If you are good at a certain type of service people will pay money for that service.
21. Voice recordings
Do you have a great voice and love to talk? Or do you make cartoon voices? There is big money in voice work.
Some of these jobs are more interesting than crazy. Some I would do, some I wouldn’t. What about you what are some of these craziest ways you have made money? Would you be a bounty hunter? I hear the money is great.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity