Legit ways to cash in.

1. Sign up for another job

Fond of dogs? Become a dog walker. Enjoy driving? Sign up to run errands or make deliveries. Find out something that you don’t mind doing in your free time and start earning money through it.

Become a dog walker
Become a dog walker

2. Sharing is caring (profitable)

Be a part of the “sharing economy” and share your space, vehicle, clothes, accessories or any other personal belongings at your terms and conditions and of course, at a price you set.

Rent out that extra bedroom or free space in the garage and you’d be surprised by how much you can earn. Click a few photos, set up a profile (for renting spaces: Airbnb) and you’re good to go.

If you work from home, and often stay in, then list your address for package deliveries. Individuals residing nearby will pick up packages from you and you’ll earn for every package that’s being dropped off!

You can also list your vehicle on sites like Zoomcar when you’re away for the weekend and make money.

Share your space
Share your space

3. Monetize your hobby

Get paid to do things you love. Too good to be true? If you enjoy cooking, whip up a storm and start selling food. If you’re an artist then you can consider selling your creations to a local art gallery or list them online. It’s a total win-win!

Cook and serve meals
Cook and serve meals

4. Take up teaching

Teaching isn’t just limited to educational teaching. There are several other things you can teach. For instance, if you’re good at playing the piano, go ahead and start giving sessions. Learnt ballet dancing in high school? Take classes and earn. The best part about this is that you get to be your own boss; you can schedule classes according to your convenience.

Teach what you know
Teach what you know

5. Freelance your skills

Every human is gifted with a different set of skills. You might be good at designing, or writing, or building software, or analyzing spreadsheets. Put the same set of skills that are required by your job post work. Small businesses will hire you for their projects and you can finish them in your free time. Sign up with sites like Upwork and start making money.

Become a freelancer
Become a freelancer

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