If it’s one coming of age lesson we’ve all had to learn it’s that nothing in life is free. If you’re interested in making more money, whether it’s to get out of debt, purchase a house or to simply tackle the bills that have been piling up now is the time to get a side hustle. Believe it or not, this technological age has made it easier than ever for the average Joe to earn extra income without having to clock in at a traditional job.
Can you use an extra $1500 a week? Here are a few ways you can work your way up to generating over a thousand dollars every week. Keep in mind, that you’ll have to build your way up and might have to learn a skill and put in work to make such a large sum of money in a week’s time span. It helps if you genuinely enjoy it or you might not last long.
Do you want to know the 3 things I love about affiliate marketing? No holding inventory, no dealing with customers and working when and where you want. One thing that surprised me when I started is that thousands of companies offer affiliate programs. Big companies like Amazon, Nike, EBay, GoDaddy, etc. Did you know that in 2021, there will be an estimated 2.2 billion people shopping online and using online paid services? There’s a way to leverage those numbers in your favor.
When you become an affiliate for a company, you are directing traffic to their website to assist in generating sales. If your site, blog, post, ad, etc. leads to a sale, the commission is yours. Different companies offer different percentages and you can become a member of as many programs as you want. You may build and create different advertisements or websites for as many products as you like to generate traffic and lure them through your “sales funnel”. Now, imagine you help sell a subscription based product like one of these. That’s easy monthly recurring revenue in your pocket.
“The best thing about this is that all you need is a computer, an internet connection and dedication.”
Drive For A Ride Sharing App
Nowadays millions of people are turning to ridesharing apps for a second income. Lyft and Uber are the top ridesharing apps that allow people to make money just by driving their cars. How does it work? The app matches drivers with customers in the area who are requesting rides. While these companies do take a small percentage of the amount of money the driver earns from each trip, the driver can expect to earn anywhere between S10-$15 per standard trip. That rate can significantly increase if the rider is traveling to a destination that’s not local to the specific area. Drivers can make money during the busiest times to be on the road such as during rush hour. During these busy times, riders incur a surge price where the average price of a ride increases. In addition, Uber and Lyft have rewards and incentives that encourage drivers to stay on the road.
The great thing about working on a peer to peer ridesharing app is that you’ll be in control of how much money you earn. The longer you stay out on the road the more money you will make.
Deliver Food To People
Food delivery services make it easy for customers to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered to their doorstep. This all takes place in all apps which makes the process easier for both the customers and workers. Companies like GrubHub, UberEats, and DoorDash pays the driver a delivery fee based on how many miles their traveling and tips. In some states, there is a minimum hourly rate for food delivery drivers. These companies also offer incentives and rewards that allow drivers to make more money. As you get the hang of using the app you’ll learn how to maximize your earnings.
Become A Freelancer
I admit the life of a freelance doesn’t sound profitable. However, once you build up your clientele, you’ll find that it’s much easier to bring home a specific amount of money a week. What are you good at? If you’re good at writing, there are a number of small and big companies that are willing to pay writers to keep their websites and blogs fresh with unique articles that bring in more customers. Do you know how to build a website? By performing a quick Craigslist search you’ll find that there are literally hundreds of people looking for a quality web designer to build them a fully functional website. Whatever your talents are, you can build an online clientele and generate an income for yourself right from the comfort of your home.
Rent Space In Your Home or Your Car
Another great way to increase your weekly earnings is to rent out your car or space in our apartment or home. If you have an extra vehicle in your garage or you don’t get to your drive your car often, why not consider letting someone else use it for a fee of course. Websites like Turo and Getaround lets people like you safely rent their whips to people for a specified amount of time. The great thing about these websites is that you can set the price and you determine when your car has to be returned.
Do you have a spare room in your apartment or house? Airbnb is a peer to peer short term rental service that lets you rent out rooms or your house for a specified period of time. This is a great way for homeowners to earn several hundred dollars per booking or reservation. Some people have been able to leverage services like Airbnb and make several thousands of dollars just renting out spaces they don’t frequently occupy.
Become An Online Virtual Assistant or Customer Service Rep
Virtual assistants help business owners with the everyday operations of their businesses. You can market yourself as a virtual assistant online or you decide to link up with a company that connects virtual assistants with employers this can be a great income opportunity. Assistants are entrusted with a wide range of tasks including, checking emails, making social media posts and processing data.
There’s also a number of companies that hire people to serve as a customer service representative for companies. All you’ll need is a working landline phone and a computer. As an at home customer service representative, you’ll be responsible for handling customer concerns and a plethora of other tasks.
Open Up An Online Store
Thanks to social media, people from all over the web are able to promote their online stores, build up a clientele and make a significant amount of money selling items. Websites like Esty allows users to quickly build their own online store and sell handcrafted trinkets, jewelry, and clothing. Other apps like Poshmark makes it easy to sell clothes that you no longer. The best part is that you get to set the prices.
“The more you enjoy the your work, the less you will have to sacrifice.”
If you’re serious about generating a side income it’s important to stay focused. In order to generate over a thousand dollars a week, you must find something you actually enjoy so it automatically takes priority over going out to Taco Tuesday with your friends. The more you enjoy the work, the less you will have to sacrifice. Now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.