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Earning Money in Your Spare Time

At certain points in life, you may discover the need to supplement the income from your full-time job. There are many reasons why you may need to find a side gig, but the real question that you may have is how you will actually be able to do it. These are a few ideas that you can use to make some money in your spare time.


If you like to write on a specific topic, you may find some success writing a blog. This is not usually something where you can make a lot of money fast, but it's possible to find a lot of growth over time. Plus, if it's something you like to do, it might not feel like work at all!

Freelance Write

If you do not want to have your own blog, you may want to consider writing for clients online through a freelance website. You can take on articles when you have extra time and make some good money. 

Drive for Uber or Lyft

Many people today earn extra money in their spare time by driving for a company like Uber or Lyft. You can do this when it fits your schedule and actually get paid the same day. If you are a safe driver with a reliable car and live in a more urban area, this might be a good option to consider.

Sell Items You Make

If you are crafty, you might have success selling items you make online through a site like Etsy. You can make a wide variety of items in your spare time at home, then set your own prices. By doing some research online, you may find effective strategies to help boost your sales. 

Offer Consulting Services

If you are highly skilled in one particular area, then you may want to offer your services as a consultant. There are a lot of things that you can do as a consultant that may be valuable for others in your local market, and it is a great way to continue doing something that you enjoy. 

Become a Virtual Assistant

Do you have a few hours each day that you can devote to an additional job? If you don't mind helping people with their tasks, you may want to consider becoming a personal assistant. From booking flights, to scheduling meetings, this option is well-suited for a highly organized individual.

There are a lot of ways that you can make money in your spare time. The key is finding something that you like and simply getting started. 

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