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Make a Little Extra Money with These 6 Side Jobs

Even with a nine to five job, some of us still struggle to make ends meet. You may feel like you’re at the end of your rope with your money, and still have some bills left to be paid. It is even possible that you have enough for your bills, but not enough cash left for the things you enjoy. 

Use These Jobs and Rake In Extra Cash

If this applies to you, you might want to look into getting a side job. This will help you get back on track while giving you some extra money to have fun and participate in your hobbies again.

House Sit/Pet Sit

Many of us have those friends that love to vacation but are always trying to find someone to watch their pets. This is a perfect opportunity for you to make a few extra bucks. Ask around. Let your friends and family know that you are willing to house sit/pet sit for them while they are gone. You can collect extra cash while spending time with their furry friends.


Do you have a talent or hobby? Maybe you enjoy doing hair or makeup, cooking, or even arts and crafts. Go to your local ad posting site and create a page offering your services. You can choose to provide freelance service at your own home or go to other’s homes as well. You will be surprised how many people look to those sites for cheap classes to take part in.


Each of us has something that we excel in and can offer those services to others. Post an ad on Craigslist for tutoring services. You can give lessons to students in something that you are proficient in.


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If you feel that you do not know what to tutor someone in, offer your skills in the English language. There are many people in our country that are not skilled in English and cannot afford to go to school. Hold your lessons on weekends or when you have some free time.


Nowadays, you can call an Uber in just about any city in the country. Sign up to be a driver. On weekends, you can make a full weeks pay in just two days. This will help you possibly double your salary. As long as you have a vehicle and a clean driving record, you can start driving within about a week.

Find an area in your city that has a high volume of Uber use. You can look into areas that typically have a higher surcharge on the Uber app to make even more money. This is a simple and stress-free way of adding to your monthly payments.


If you do not need the training and feel proficient in making cocktails, bartending may be a great way to make some side money. You can make hundreds of dollars in a weekend in a few hours by bartending. This job, however, is not for everyone.

Bartending includes long hours, late nights and loud environments. If you’re a night owl and like the bar scene, you could be a perfect candidate for this fast-paced side job.


Extra job bartending


Personal Assistant

Do you know someone that is in over their head with work, and would enjoy some added free time? Ask them if they are in need of a personal assistant. This can be a great way to make money on your “off” hours. Like bartending, this could be a time-consuming position.

Still Short on Cash?

If you feel like you are already stressed, and do not have much extra time, this may not be the best choice. Being a personal assistant, on the other hand, can bring in a decent amount of spare change.

After reading this article, if you feel that you just do not have the time to spend with a side job, you may want to consider taking out a loan. Or you can take out an automobile title pawn.  Taking out on of these title pawns, for example, can assist you with catching up on the unpaid bills, without investing any extra time.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Mason Roberts

Mason Roberts is a seasoned economics writer and blogger with a knack for breaking down and simply communicating the ever-changing world of finance. He is philosophically committed to the premise that financial knowledge equals financial freedom.