Real Ways to Make Money on The Side

Use Your Car

Not everyone today is fortunate enough to have their paycheck be all they need it to be. Many people need to supplement their income to make ends meet and have found some creative ways of doing it. Companies like Uber, Lyft and even food delivery services like Doordash, UberEats and Grubhub have found great success having drivers use their own vehicles for these services because they can work as their time allows. Some have even left previous careers and began driving full time for these companies and others like them.


Save For Retirement

Driving for a ride service company can give you that extra cushion you need to make it between paychecks. Even if you are getting by on your current income, driving for a ride share service like Uber could be a great way to start saving for retirement or anything else that’s not in your current budget. Uber pays about 20%-30% of the ride fee. It’s not clear if they pay anything towards gas or automobile wear and tear but if you’re a good driver with a vehicle that has decent fuel economy you should do well.

Easy Internet Opportunities

Now, if driving strangers around in you own car or delivering food to people’s homes isn’t for you, there are plenty of ways to make some extra cash without having to leave home. The internet continues to evolve, and great opportunities are created every day. Some websites will even pay you for things you do anyway, like watching video. will pay you to watch videos, television or take a survey.


Telecommute as a Bookkeeper

Here’s one that might interest you if you’re good with numbers and a spreadsheet. You can earn up to $60 per hour as a Part-Time Bookkeeper. You can have the freedom to work from home as a bookkeeper. The best part is that you don’t have to be an accountant or even really good at math to be successful in this business. In fact, all you need are decent computer skills and a passion for solving  problems. You can go to which offers free training to help you get started. There are plenty of businesses out there that fail because they don’t properly keep their books.

Start a Blog

Still not sure how to earn the extra cash you need? Think about what you know and the skills you do have and write about it. Start a website or a blog if you feel like you have something to share that can attract visitors. It can be about almost anything but keep in mind it should be about something relatable, perhaps a hobby or craft for example. As long as you can attract a respectable number of visitors to your blog or website you have the potential to gain advertisers who are willing to pay you to advertise on your site. Websites like can help you get your blog up and running in less than twenty minutes. They stress focusing on high quality content as the key to blogging success.

Thanks to the internet, there are seemingly endless opportunities out there to either make extra cash or start your own business and say goodbye to the 9-5 grind. The key is to do your research, see what others are saying about the endeavor you’re about to embark on and stay the course. Good luck!

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