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55 Ways to Make Extra Money

Updated on April 20, 2015

Need Cash Now?

Times are tight, and we are all looking for creative ways to make money. I began this as a creativity brainstorming exercise, but then decided I would share the results, in case the ideas might help someone else, or trigger additional thoughts! If you have more or different ideas, about how to make quick cash, please share in the comments! Together we shall overcome!


55 Ways to Make Extra Cash

  1. Clean houses
  2. Teach school
  3. Train problem dogs
  4. Raise and sell rats
  5. Photograph weddings
  6. Bake cakes
  7. Sell things on Ebay
  8. Raise and sell Sugar Gliders
  9. Get a job
  10. Have a yard sale
  11. Write a novel
  12. Groom dogs
  13. Sell your bone marrow
  14. Take and sell stock photographs
  15. Sell crafts on Etsy
  16. Win the lottery
  17. Grow vegetables and sell beside the road
  18. Raise and sell rabbits
  19. Mow lawns
  20. Tutor kids
  21. Start a consignment store
  22. Collect and sell scrap metal
  23. Teach music lessons
  24. Start a YouTube channel with instructional videos
  25. Raise poultry... sell eggs and chicks
  26. Babysit
  27. Work for a temp agency
  28. Walk dogs
  29. Write resumes
  30. Sit with the elderly
  31. Become a personal shopper
  32. Have a bake sale
  33. Rent a room in your house
  34. Make your car or house available for advertising
  35. Sell your hair
  36. Start a blog
  37. Powerwash decks
  38. Offer transportation to seniors and those without a license
  39. Have a lemonade stand
  40. Fix computers
  41. Clean pools
  42. Wash cars
  43. Sell digital art
  44. Keep books
  45. Sell Tupperware
  46. Teach your native language
  47. Start a blog
  48. Shop sales and sell your "finds" on Ebay
  49. Raise and sell chinchillas
  50. Make and sell jewelry
  51. Write web content for Textbroker
  52. Organize other people's stuff
  53. Clean out houses after people die
  54. Custom paint furniture
  55. Take a community college class and become a furniture upholsterer


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    • Brett Winn profile image

      Brett Winn 5 years ago from US

      Thanks for the heads up ... you have a sharp eye! I did not realize I had blogging on there twice ... thanks for letting me know!

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      Alexander Silvius 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      You must really like the blog idea, you've got it on there twice :-)

      My favorite is #8: Raise and sell Sugar Gliders. Reminds me of the squirrel lady in Rat Race.

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      Brett Winn 6 years ago from US

      belljoe99 ... monetize with Google Adsense, take private advertising, and/or use affiliate program links on it!

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      belljoe99 6 years ago

      how can you make money with a blog?

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      Brett Winn 6 years ago from US

      Thank you so much, knottlena, for stopping by, and for commenting! My sister sells on ebay, and my best friend makes incredible jewelry, so I can relate. I hope you eventually are appreciated for your endeavors and make a stupendous profit!!

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      knottlena 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I tried a couple of these, like selling on ebay, and making and selling jewelry. Neither panned out for me. I ended up spending more than I made. Now I work part-time and write for fun. Its something right? Enjoyed the hub.

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      kenoscully 6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Nice hub, I actually started number 36 this morning :)