Start Earning Extra Money Today!
Money is tight for just about everybody since COVID-19 hit. If you’re struggling to get by month to month, it’s time to start looking for ways to better your situation.
Here are some tips to stay financially sound throughout the rest of 2020 and earn plenty of extra cash in 2021 and beyond!
Get a second job
Sounds simple enough, right? There are so many Americans who are struggling financially, however, and they refuse to search for more work. It might be tiring, difficult, and emotionally exhausting. But if you absolutely need the extra income, getting a second job is well worth it. If you have the ability to find something that you’re passionate about, go for it! If not, anything will help.
Consider digital advertising. You can find part-time, full-time, or even contract work doing all kinds of cool things. Roughly 77% of marketing leaders say a strong brand is critical to their growth plans.
Check to see if you’re eligible for benefits
Things have been difficult for everybody over the last few months. Luckily, there are some programs out there that are offering assistance. If you lost work because of COVID-19, you might be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance dating back to as early as late March.
Also, you might be able to get Temporary Disability benefits from your workplace. Maybe not, but it’s certainly worth a call. If granted Temporary Disability benefits, you are entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly earnings.
Another great way to earn more money but you need to tread very carefully. It’s imperative to do plenty of research early on and then talk to someone who is experienced in the market.
You don’t have to toss in $50,000 to make a dent, either. If you’re making the right moves, even investing as little as a few hundred bucks can lead to a big boost in your income streams!
Dive into cryptocurrency
Over 1,500 virtual currencies (also known as cryptocurrencies) exist in the U.S., the most well-known being Bitcoin.
Obviously you need to tread carefully in this department, and you’ll have to do a lot of thorough, diligent research before you invest any amount of money in cryptocurrency, but if done correctly, you can make some serious extra money!
Additionally, here are some extra great ideas that can help you earn more cash:
- List a room in your home on Airbnb
- Grocery shop for people through Instacart
- Become a freelance proofreader
- Sell products on Etsy
- Do online surveys
- Get paid to watch online videos
- Sell textbooks on BookScouter
- Sell old gift cards
- Develop an online course
- Rent out your vehicle
- Sell your excess stuff on Decluttr
- Offer resume assistance
- Start an online blog
- Walk dogs around your neighborhood
- Purcahse and sell domain names
- Become a freelance writer
- Test websites and apps
- Try and enter online contests and giveaways
- Launch a YouTube channel
- Design a logo and charge competitve rates on Upwork and Fiverr
- Drive for Uber or Lyft
It’s going to take some hustling — but it’s well, well worth it. Don’t just sit around and wait for your financial problems to spiral out of control. Start doing anything you can to make some money right now. It’ll be tough for a while but once you hit your stride, the sky is truly the limit. Good luck!