It seems as if everyone is looking for a way to make a little extra cash these days. We all want some extra income every month that we can use towards bills… Or that super cute pair of shoes we’ve had our eyes on. But in a world of extreme internet overload, it can be hard to sift through all the random promises of that coveted extra income. Luckily for you, I’ve already sifted through it all and I have come out mainly unscathed. Also, I came out with an extra $500 this month.
Yes, you read that right, I made an extra $500 this month from side hustles. And the best part is… It was insanely easy. So, here we go! This is how I earned an extra $500 this month!!
I got a part-time job…jk
I’m sure this is the part you are expecting. Duh, anyone can get a part-time job and make some extra cash. But you don’t want to do that, do you? If you’re anything like me, you would rather spend your time sitting on your laptop than working your butt off at a second job. So, a few days after I got my part-time job, I quit. I just want you to understand that you can totally make extra income without going to a second job in the evenings. None of my extra $500 came from a part-time job. You can be your own boss and make an extra $500 a month.
Or you could work an extra 20 hours a week at a part-time job and hate your life. The choice is totally up to you!!
I started selling Scentsy
I started selling one of those products you always see people posting about on Facebook and I actually made money from it. Seriously, I made $150 this month from selling Scentsy. In one month I made that much money from simply posting about a product on Facebook. And I didn’t even post that often. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret, all those people posting about selling products on Facebook are doing it because it works. It actually works. I promise you the people that are selling It Works, Scentsy, and LipSense are actually making money.
I can only personally attest to the power of selling Scentsy, but seriously, people actually want to buy it. Who doesn’t love their home smelling amazing? Crazy people, that’s who! And the best part is, it only costs $49 to sign up and you get a full size wax warmer and some other great full size products. So I spent $49, received some great items I will actually use, and then tripled my investment. And this is my first month selling it!
Seriously, sign up today and start seeing the cash pour in. And enjoy how wonderful your home smells! You can join at https://kansascitymo.scentsy.us/join
You won’t regret it!
I joined UpWork
UpWork is a website where all the freelancers come together. It is crazy easy to find a couple freelancing jobs to do in the evenings. I chose a job writing an e-book for a small business and received $.50 a word. So, 1000 word e-book = $500. Let me put this in perspective for you by saying this post itself is 1150 words.
You don’t have to just limit yourself to e-book writing. You can edit pieces, write blog posts, whatever your freelancing heart desires and get paid for it!! Go ahead and just browse through all the possible UpWork jobs today. You will be amazed at all the extra money you can be making!
The best part about UpWork is that you only have to work when you want to. Have a super busy week? Don’t take on any jobs. Have a ton of free time? Load ‘em up and watch the cash roll in!!
I started a small business
This one seems daunting, but I promise it’s not. I started a small social media management business and I actually have clients. It is amazing how many small businesses feel overwhelmed by the thought of social media and would be more than happy to pay you to take the stress off of their plate! Just a week or so after starting my social media management business, I already have 2 different clients. Which isn’t a lot, but at the beginning of your business, it is more than enough!
I charge anywhere from $50-150 a week for my services depending on the amount of time I will be spending on the client’s social media. So, imagine just two clients both paying you $50 a week. $50 x 2 clients = $100 a week x 4 weeks = $400 a month.
$400 a month from literally doing what I do for myself every single day!
While starting a social media management business might not be for everyone, we all have a skill that is marketable to other people or businesses. Are you really amazing at taking pictures or are you super organized? Consider starting a small scale photography or personal assistant business. Think of your skills and think of how to turn them into a profit. Trust me, it is a lot easier than you think.
The best part about starting your own small business is that you are getting paid for doing something you love and are good at. I love planning social media posts and so having a social media management business just made sense for me. Maybe it makes sense for you too!
If you do decide to start a small business, you are going to need some organization supplies… A great place to start is a new planner! Nothing helps plan (pun intended) out a new business better than a nice new planner! Check out my post The 4 Best Blog Planners to help you choose the right planner for you!
I sold my extra clothes
This isn’t really a side hustle, but you can make a ton of money by just going through your closet! If something doesn’t fit, you never wear it, or just generally hate it now you can sell it and earn some extra cash! There are tons of local stores that will pay you cash for your gently use clothing or you can sell the clothes yourself online. There are apps like Poshmark and Mercari that make selling online super easy and safe.
Obviously, this isn’t something that you can really do every month (unless you just have an insane amount of unwanted clothing), but it is a nice way to clean out your closet every season and have some extra cash for new clothes, or bills I guess.
If you are keeping a running tally of how much extra I made this month, you will find that it is actually over $500… significantly over $500. All from just doing a few extra things. None of this is too impossible for you to try! I’m not some magic internet guru, I am seriously just a 22 year old girl working to pay off her student loans. You don’t need any special skills to make hundreds of extra dollars a month. All you need is a laptop and some hustle! So get out there and make bank!!
Always classy & confused,
PS: Comment all the ways you earn that extra income and please feel free to reach out if you need some help!!