Ways To Make Money (50+Ideas)

Looking for some different ways to make money? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you have empty pockets, need some extra money on the side or are just genuinely curious- this list has something for everyone. Perhaps even better still, it’s updated regularly with fresh content. So feel free to save this article somewhere or bookmark it for future reference.

Lastly, if you enjoy this article, consider sharing it with your friends! After all, who wouldn’t want some extra cash in their life?. Now let’s not waste any more time and get this list of 50+ ways to make money underway.

50 Money Making Ideas

Make Money Blogging

First up on this list is blogging, who would have guessed it! Maybe I’m biased by I honestly think this is one of the best ways to make money.


Because you get to talk about a topic you love and create a community of like-minded people- all while making money. And good money at that! What many people don’t realise is that starting a blog opens up more than 1 avenue to earn. Here are just a few ways in which you can make money blogging:

  • Sponsored Posts
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Membership Sections
  • Advertising Revenue

The list goes on…

But aside from the money, I think it’s the perfect balance between work and play. Let me expand on that a little more. What I mean is it’s challenging enough to keep you engaged and motivated. But once it gets going, it’s also something you don’t need to spend your whole day working on in order to be rewarded.

Sounds ideal right?

How Do You Get Started Blogging?

Not long ago I put together a step by step guide for the readers of my newsletter on exactly how to start your own blog. It was well-received, to say the least! So much so that I decided to create a FREE walkthrough guide for all my readers. Below you can find a link to the article that will show you:

  • Everything You Need To Know Before You Get Set Up
  • The Host I Personally Recommend (same price as a coffee a month)
  • How To Make Your Blog Look How You Want
  • The Best Strategies For Making Money
  • And Much More (including a bonus )

Make Money Proofreading

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Have you already found yourself cringing and wanting to correct my terrible spelling? If so, then you could make a great proofreader. (Blame Grammarly’s free plan, not me) For those of you that don’t know, proofreading simply refers to the final editing stage of an article or post.

It’s an important part of the publication process that irons out any of the mistakes made in the drafting phase. But I know what you might be thinking, is there actually any money in proofreading?


In fact, even more than I first thought. You can earn up to $50 (£40) an hour in some cases.

How Do You Get Started proofreading?

Now I’m no proofreading expert (as you can tell) so I don’t currently have my own guide or walkthrough tutorial. However, I do know someone who’s making an absolute fortune with her own proofreading business.

Her name is Caitlin Pyle and she’s put together a FREE introductory workshop for those of you that are interested. She can show you how to turn your passion for correcting people’s spelling into a side hustle or even a full-blown business.

Try No-Risk Matched Betting (Uk Only)

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No Risk Match Betting is essentially a ‘legal loophole’ in the gambling world. Sounds shady, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, let me explain the process and all will become clear. Bookmakers like William Hill and Ladbrokes offer sign up promotions to attract customers. Here is an example:

“Place a £10 bet and receive a £30 free bet after it settles”

That’s classed as gambling isn’t it because you could lose money. So how do you make a guaranteed profit? Using the example above, a matched bettor would place 2 £10 bets that oppose one another. This cancels them both out but you still get the reward- in this case, the £30 free bet. You then repeat the process, only this time with the free bet you received. Providing you use the right tools you’ll guarantee profit!

Pretty cool right?

How Can I Get Started Matched Betting?

Now the process does require some tools to help you with the process. That’s why I personally recommend using Outplayed. It houses everything you need to make money with matched betting. Including an in-depth video walkthrough for all of the 75 different signup offers they have and of course, the relevant tools!

You can get started for free and they’ll even show you exactly how to make £40 from matched bettingThat’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.

Related: Outplayed Review

Make Money With A Podcast

Make money from a podcast

Podcasting- much like starting a blog- is a great way to make money talking about something you love. It’s also significantly risen in popularity, unlike most other forms of media.


Because they are so convenient. All you need to do is download it and you can listen to it anywhere. Whether you be on a train, having a lunch break at work or getting ready for bed- all you need is a pair of earphones and you’re good to go! Some popular podcasts you may have heard of include:

  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Office ladies
  • The Tim Ferriss Show

All of which manage to retain listeners for the best part of 2-3 hours. In fact, this is one of the biggest advantages to podcasts from a financial standpoint. 80% of Podcast listeners consume all, if not most, of each episode. The same 80% also noted they listen to 7 or more episodes a week. So it’s not hard to imagine how an engaged and loyal audience can make you money. Common methods of making money from a podcast are:

  • Sponsorships
  • Advertisements
  • Products

How To Get Started Making Money With A Podcast

If creating a podcast is something you’re interested in, check out my FREE guide below. It gives you a more in-depth look at how to make money and of course, the whole process of getting set up. Aside from my content, there is a ton of information on Youtube that will help you out.

Make Money Selling Courses

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Learning is the key to developing ourselves and our understandings. It’s also a great way to make money! Just think about it for a second, how many people spend thousands-even tens of thousands– to access high-level education. The answer is a lot of people. And the same applies to online courses on platforms like:

  • Teachable
  • Skillshare
  • Udemy

How To You Get Starting Creating A Course

If you are knowledgeable on a particular topic, consider packaging it into a course. Take advantage of the sites above to make it happen! Just focus on providing real value for money and you’ll receive not only great reviews but many recommendations. And perhaps the best part is, you create the course once and make money every time it’s bought. So you could potentially be earning money for years in the future.

Now that’s good ole passive income for you!

Become A Transcriptionist For Extra Cash

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In simple terms, a transcriptionist is someone who transfers recordings/audio files into written text. Transcriptionists are important in professions involving:

  • The Legal System
  • The Medical System
  • The Governmental System

So as you can see, transcribers are key in many areas of society but what does that mean to me and you? They make very good money. That also applies to those of you that might want to do it on the side. The only requirement are that you’re a fast and accurate typer.

How To Get Started As A Transcriptionist

I’ve put together some resources to help you get started in this field. All are courtesy of Janet Shaughnessy who has been a professional transcriber for almost 10 years. She’s worked as the following:

  • General Transcriptionist
  • Legal Transcriptionist

Aside from her award-winning courses, she has also been kind enough to produce some FREE resources.

My favourites are:

  • The Truth About Transcription (Ebook)
  • Mini-Course On General Transcription

Create An App For Money

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Have you ever wondered how much time you spend on apps a week? The answer is probably more than you should. That’s because they can be so addictive. But have you ever considered creating one yourself? I know what you might be thinking, apps are very hard to create. They can be, no doubt. But they can also be fairly straightforward.

In fact, the most simple and easy-to-understand apps, are often the most popular. Here are a few examples that prove my point:

  • Flappy Bird
  • Crossy Road
  • Candy Crush

How To Get Started Creating an App

The great thing about this way to make money is you have a few options to choose from.

You can:

Make Money With Peer To Peer Lending

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A good bank today will pay an interest rate of 1.5% That’s terrible if you ask me. In my opinion, your money should always be moving and making money for you. Peer to peer lending offers interest rates at highs of 12% per year. That’s upwards of 8x the returns you’d get from an average fair bank rate. That being said, the higher the interest- the higher the implied risk.

How To Get Started Per To Per Lending

There are numerous peer to peer lending sites out there on the web today. Here are a few options I’ve found:

  1. Lendingclub
  2. Kuflink (Uk only)
  3. Zopa

Related: Passive Income Ideas

Make Money From Respondent

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Respondent helps companies connect with their ideal customers. By doing so, they can test a companies product before it goes public. It’s a great way to get feedback! As a respondent, you can make money by:

  • Completing Surveys
  • Participating In Focus Groups
  • Studies

It’s good money too. I’ve seen options on my account that would pay me $300+ (£250)

How To Make Money From Respondent

All you need to do is sign up to Respondent and choose 5 categories that personally interest you. It’s that simple. Respondent will then send you campaigns that suit you.

Make Money Trading Shares

Investing in shares can be a great way to make money on the side. For those of you that don’t, a share is simply a tiny ownership stake of a company. So if I bought a share of Apple, I effectively own a very small part of the company. You make money when the price of each share rises above what you paid for it. Here is an example:

If I buy a share of Apple for $115 and the price of their shares rise 10%, I’d be $11.50 better off. However, the price could well go down too. So it doesn’t come without risk- just like all other forms of investing.

How To Get Started Stock Investing

Luckily for us, stock investing has never been more accessible than it is now. It used to be reserved for only the wealthiest of people. Now, you can create an account with a broker and be trading in a relatively short amount of time. You don’t even have to start with much money. Here are the most well-known stock brokers you can sign up to:

  • Trading 212 (Europe + Uk)
  • Robinhood (Us)
  • Plus 500

Before you start investing in stocks, just make sure you follow these simple rules:

  • Do your background research on companies before you invest
  • Only invest what you could afford to lose
  • Keep up to date with the financial climate

If you play your cards right, you could end up retiring early just like Peter Adeney.

Related: Trading 212 Review

Make Money With Airbnb

If you’re fortunate to have a ‘spare’ house or spare rooms, consider renting them out with Airbnb. Airbnb makes it easy for you to have a portion of your house rented out.

Fast too!

Of course, the elephant in the room is we are still in the midst of a pandemic. I can completely understand why people wouldn’t want to open their homes up just yet. But this is a great option to revisit down the line when everything has blown over. Because it’s just that profitable!

How To Get Started Making Money With Airbnb

Sign up for the website, fill out the credentials and then let Airbnb handle the rest.

Related Articles: Make Money Using Airbnb Without A Property

Make Money On Forex

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Forex is essentially a giant global marketplace in which currencies are traded with one another. To make money from Forex, you need to be able to compare values and predict trends- using knowledge.

Don’t have any knowledge or experience? That’s fine. We just need to take advantage of someone else’s experience/knowledge.

How To Start Making Money From Forex

You have a couple of different options available to you if you’re interested in this.

The first is Trading groups. I have joined multiple Forex groups over the past year. They normally charge a monthly rate of $50 (£40). In exchange for your hard-earned cash, they will send you signals on when to buy and when to sell. You’ll get these signals across the course of the week. What I would note is this should only really be considered by those of you who are:

  • By your phones regularly
  • Always have internet access

The reason being is you need to be fast to react to the signals. I sometimes found myself losing out because I wasn’t near my phone. So bear that in mind.

The second option is taking a course, this is the better option long term. It pays to have the knowledge yourself and saves you from paying the continued monthly fee. Here are the best courses I’ve found:

  • Forex A-Z (I personally bought this one)
  • Forex 101

Related: Jobs You Can Do At Home

Make Money Freelancing

Freelancing put simply, is contract work. In other words, you are paid to complete a project. Here is an example:

I’m a logo designer- so I want to create a gig around logo design.

(A gig is just your proposed project)

I set one up and attract buyers.

Once someone purchases my services and I deliver the work, I’ll be paid for that work. It’s that simple.

How To Get Started Freelancing

Below you’ll find a link to my complete walkthrough guide.

It details:

  • The Perks Of Freelancing
  • Who It Will Suit
  • Full Sign-Up Process

Related: How To Become A Freelancer

Make Money With Lyft

If you haven’t heard of Lyft yet, you must be living under a rock. The company acts as the ‘middle man‘ between taxi drivers and people wanting a lift. Simple but a smart concept none the less.

But how do you receive the money?

It’s all done via the apps. Once each journey is completed, you get paid. This will suit anyone who has the following two things:

  • A car
  • Some Spare Time

Simple as that!

How To Get Started Driving For Lyft 

First, you’ll need to fill out the application on their site. Don’t worry it’s really simple. Next, you need to pass an online DMV and background check. Safety comes first. If everything goes well, you’ll be eligible to drive for Lyft.

Related: Rent out your car for cash

Make Money From Coding


Have you ever seen this hashtag on social media somewhere? Chances are you probably have. The reason it was circulating the web was that it was proposed to people who wanted a different job. One that would pay well, be in demand and only get more important in the future. It’s a perfect fit.


Because the fact is, the internet isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If anything, it’s going to take over our lives even more so than it does now. So the smart thing to do therefore is to accept the future and start using it as a way to make money.

How Do You Get Started Coding?

There are a wide variety of courses on coding, here are a few examples to help you get started:

  • Code Academy
  • Future Learn
  • Coding For Beginners

Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

The definition of an affiliate marketer is as follows:

‘Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission for promoting other people’s products/services’

So think of it like being the ‘middle man‘. You’d be surprised how many companies offer an affiliate program. After all, it’s in the businesses best interests to sell products.

How To Become An Affiliate Marketer

To find the best affiliate programs, I recommend checking out these sites below:

  • Clickbank
  • ShareASale
  • Flex offers

They list all different offers and categorise them for you. You’ll be able to find out information like your commission percentage and how many times the product has sold. If you want to learn more about how to get conversions as an affiliate, check out some of these course options:

  • Authority Hackers
  • Clickbank Success

Buy And Sell Online Businesses

Buying and selling online businesses is a great way to make money. Let me explain. If you can buy a website at a good price and sell it on for more, you could receive a nice profit. The key is to be able to identify if a website is undervalued or not. Here are a few important indicators:

  • Domain name
  • Traffic
  • Social Profiles
  • Email List
  • Revenue (Most Important factor)

When you start to break down each part of a website, you can get a good idea about how much it’s actually worth.

But is there a market for selling online businesses?

Of course!

Think about it like this, why start a business from scratch when you can fast track your way to success by buying an existing one. Once it’s theirs they can put their own spin on it.

How expensive is it though?

It depends. As there is such a wide variety of sites for sale, you can pick up one for as cheap as $500. Of course, if you start at the lower end of the spectrum, the site might need some work to increase its value. But you can use that to your advantage by turning it into a little side project.

How To Get Started Buying And Selling Online Businesses

Buying and selling businesses are made possible with sites like:

They’ll have something for you no matter what niche, style of store and price region.

Related: Best Side Hustles Ideas

Make Money Dropshipping

Dropshipping is essentially creating a website and using that as a platform to buy and sell products. Technically you don’t have to create one yourself if you don’t want to- as you can see from the last money-making idea I listed.

But even if you did, it’s super easy with the sites I’ve listed below. You don’t even need your own products- you can just sell someone else’s if you wanted. So as you can see you can be quite hands-off if that suits you better. The reason I like dropshipping is that once you get it up and running smoothly, the income is passive.

How To Get Started Dropshipping

If you want to create your own dropshipping sites, check out these super simple stores builders:

  • Shopify
  • Woocommerce
  • Bigcommerce

You can find free information about dropshipping on Youtube. Having said that, I recommend getting a course, here is why:

  • Less Confusing Because You Aren’t randomly Searching Youtube
  • Videos are all in one place
  • Courses Take You Through It Step By Step
  • Free Bonuses
  • Private Facebook Groups To Connect With Other drop shippers

The dropshipping course I always recommend is:

  • Simplified dropshipping By Scott

You only need to check out the link to see why!

Amazon FBA

FBA stands for fulfilled by Amazon. Put simply, they take care of the delivery and storage of products you sell on the platform. This creates a flexible and convenient partnership for us, the seller. Plus the obvious advantage of having your products on 1 of the biggest sites in the world.

How To Get Started With Amazon FBA

When I had an interest in amazon FBA I came across The Selling Family. They managed to scale their products to over $100,000 profit per year using Amazon FBA. I was curious so I signed up for their FREE 9 part video course that teaches you things like:

  • The Exact Set-Up Process
  • How To Find Profitable Products
  • How To Get More Sales

It’s all broken down into simple, easy-to-understand chunks. And like I said before, it’s FREE. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Make Money Funnel Building

Funnel building refers to the journey in which every customer makes a desirable action. More specifically, a page or series of pages, that help warm visitors to take action. That could include securing things like:

  • Conversions
  • Email Sign Up
  • A Download
  • Webinar Sign Up

These are all important actions to every website.

What does that mean for us?

It’s a highly sought-after skill and a good paying one at that. I’ve seen countless funnels go for $1000s.

How To Get Started Funnel Building

I recommend getting training from the very man who made funnels popular, Russel Brunson. His company, Clickfunnels is a drag, drop and customizable funnel-building service. One that also provides you will all the necessary training to get started.

Start here:

This will show you exactly how to make your first funnel, step by step.

Make Money Selling Your Photos

Do you have an interest in photography? If so, this could be a great option for you. Did you know you can make money from your photographs on a per download basis? If you didn’t, you do now.

This can be a way to make passive income from doing something you love. Doesn’t get much better than that!

How To Get Started Selling Your Photos

Here is a list of some of the best sites you can take advantage of:

  • Shutterstock
  • Dreamstime
  • Allamy
  • Adobe Stock

Make Money With Print On Demand

Print on demand Involves making designs and printing them onto apparel, accessories, etc. You then sell it to people who love the design. What’s great about this is you don’t have the item designed until someone purchases, hence the ‘on-demand’ part. Designs tend to consist of one image and or a slogan/quote. So the key is to make a quote or slogan that stands out.

Whether that be because it’s catchy, bold or unique. As long as people can resonate with it in some way, you’re on the right tracks. Here is an example:

Gary Holt, a famous musician made a lot of money from a plain black t-shirt that simply said ‘kill the Kardashians’.

Now I’m not saying promote hate (even though this particular example is quite funny), but he managed to generate a lot of sales.


Because it sparks emotions and feelings from a group of people.

How To Get Started With Print On Demand

If you’re interested I linked a FREE course by Shopify that shows you how to get up and running. Just note, this is a walkthrough using only Shopify and not other website builders. If you would rather not create a store, they’re plenty of sites that allow you to sell your designs. Sites that sell print on demand products include:

  • Teespring
  • Printify
  • Redbubble

If you need some more guidance have a browse on Youtube. You’ll find hundreds of videos on the topic.

Rent Out Your Driveway For Money

If you’ve got a house or flat, you most likely have a driveway. Did you know you can rent your driveway out? If not, you do now. And just as well, because it can be a great way to make some extra cash. If you happen to live in a busy town or city, you can make up to $275 (£200) per month.

How To Get Started Renting Your Driveway

To start earning money from your driveway, you’re going to need to sign up to relevant sites. The more the better.


It’ll increase your chances of finding someone. To save you time, I’ve got got a shortlist of the best I’ve found:

  • Just Park
  • Your Parking Space
  • Park On My Drive
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Make Money With Squad Help

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Squad help is a website in which you can earn money by successfully winning contests. These contests require you to come up with, for example, a slogan for a newfound company. Winners can receive a nice little sum! I’ve seen prizes for $300 to come up with a name for someone’s business. You’ll be up against some tough competitors but it’s worth a shot!

How To Get Started With Squadhelp

All you need to do is sign up to Squadhelp. Once you’ve completed it, you’re free to browse around the many competitions they have to offer. If you decide to give this idea a go, best of luck!

Make Money Domain Flipping

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For those of you that don’t know, domains are essentially the cornerstone of every website. That means they are not only important but in high demand. Site owners are willing to pay hundreds, thousands and in some cases, millions for a relevant domain. A prime example is business.com, which is valued at $345,000,000.

Now rest assured, we aren’t going to be able to purchase domains such as that but we can still find some hidden gems.

How To Get Started Domain Flipping

If you can pick up expired or unused ones and pitch them to the right websites, you’re guaranteed to make money from domains. Here’s a list of places you can buy domains for cheap:

You can even sell your domains to big sites such as the ones listed above too. Just note it’s unlikely you’d receive as good a return as if you were to pitch it to a business!

Related: Domain flipping guide

Make Money Inventing

Have you ever had one of those eureka moments where you think you’ve solved a common problem? If so, inventing could be a good fit for you. I know what you’re thinking, it doesn’t sound realistic. Unfortanuelty that belief often stops many people from following through with it. Don’t worry I understand why.

It’s hard to imagine an image in your head becoming a real product but trust me, it happens all the time! And it doesn’t involve going on Shark Tank or Dragons Den.

How To Get Started Making Money From Inventions

If you want to make money from your invention, first you’ll need to get a patent for your idea or product. You can apply for a patent below:

For those of you that have a product idea, use one of these sites to help bring it to life:

  • Lambertinvent
  • Inventions factory (Uk Only)

Once you have a patent, here are 3 ways to make money from it:

  • Start A Business Around It
  • License Your Patent
  • Sell Of The Patent Rights

Related: I invented Something, How Do I Make Money From It?

Buy And Sell Jewellery

We all like shiny things and people pay a lot of money for shiny things. Especially if you, the seller, can make them shiner. But in all seriousness, I don’t need to tell you that you can make good money selling jewellery. With the right knowledge, you can buy and sell for a comfortable profit.

How To Get Started Making Money From Jewellery

If this is something that interests you but you don’t have much knowledge I strongly suggest you do your research. Current precious metals prices, models and brand values all play a factor in the overall value of a piece of jewellery. So you must be up to date! Making money from jewellery is possible, but to make a profit you need to specialize in a specific area in jewellery.

I say this because I’m an avid mechanical watch enthusiast, however, I couldn’t tell you the specs and prices for every Panerai model. So focus on a specific area within jewellery, for instance, Cartier bangles for women. From this point, you can begin to expand your scope when you develop a thorough understanding of the market.

Related: Important facts about jewellery

Make Money From User Testing

User testing is essentially speaking your mind when navigating through a website, using a microphone of course. Including things such as:

  • What You Like
  • What You Don’t Like
  • How They Could Improve

So it’s actually quite straightforward. You don’t even need to worry about having any experience in reviewing websites either. Because companies want the average consumer, i.e me and you. That way the feedback is genuine and representative.

How To Get Started User Testing

First, you need to sign up for User Testing. You can use my walkthrough guide attached below to help you get set up. Once you’ve followed the guide, you’ll be on track to earn $10 (£7) per test. This is amazing considering they are only 10 to 20 minutes long!

Related: Guide To Usability Testing

Use Cashback Software

‘A penny saved is a penny earned

What better represents this quote than cashback services? I know some of you might be thinking is it really worth it though? Just think about this for a second:

How much money do you spend each year in different shops? My guess is quite a bit because it all adds up. Just like cashback services, the sums may seem trivial to begin with but by the end of the year, it can work out a lot of money.

How To Get Started With Cashback Services

All you need to do is sign up for some cashback apps. To save you some time finding the best ones, I’ve put together a shortlist. Some of my favourite cashback apps are:

  • Topcashback
  • Quidco
  • Dosh (US Only)
  • Ebates

Related: Topcashback Login

Make Money As A Music Creator

If you possess some lyrical talent or have a great set of vocal cords, then this could be a great way to make some extra money. Not to mention the fact it’s never been easier to produce music from the comfort of you own home. So if you have the confidence and talent to start, what’s stopping you?

How To Get Started Making Money As A Music Creator

Here are some helpful apps that can help get you started at home are:

Once you have some samples ready, start sharing them with friends and getting them out there. Here are some different ways you can spread the word about your music:

  • Pitch to music blogs
  • Create A Youtube Channel
  • Building Up A Following On Social Media Platforms
  • Pitch To Record Labels

Now it’s going to take some time to grow but along as you hone in on your target audience, your following will get bigger. The great thing is once you have a good size audience, you can make money in a whole host of different ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Make Money Playing Gigs
  • Streaming Royalties
  • Collaborate With Brands
  • Sell Merchandise

Related: Does And Don’ts Of Pitching Songs In The Music Industry

Make Money Renting Equipment

We all have equipment that we don’t use some of the time, but did you know you can rent that stuff out? Whether it be a camera, backpack or even kids skis, you can rent it out. That makes it really handy for people who need something in particular but know they aren’t going to need it for long.

How To Get Started Renting Your Equipment

The best site that I found and have used personally is Fatllama. Great name I know. All you need to do is sign up and list your items on there. Just make sure you don’t list your items too high otherwise no one will want to rent them. Overall, this is a great way to make passive income from your possessions.

Related: Rent your stuff for extra money

Make Money From Sponsored Posts

Do you have a large following on a social media platform? If the answers yes, then sponsored posts could be a great way for you to make money on the side. After all, if you have a large following it would make sense for a relevant brand to want to work with you. This is in essence, what a sponsored post is. Being paid to write a piece of content or promote a product, typically for money.

How To Get Started With Sponsered Posts

To get started with sponsored posts, you need to sign up for some relevant sites. Here is a list of my favourites:

Aside from sites that help you connect with brands, it’s also worth pitching to them directly. Include things like:

  • Your Follower Count
  • Why You Want To Work With Their Brand
  • What Your Account Focuses On

Just be sure that if you’re promoting a product, that you fully stand behind it.

No one likes a sell-out!

Make Money As A Mobile Haircutter

Want to start a barber but are afraid the competition is too established? Then why not become a mobile haircutter. By coming to them, you make their life easier. And if you can do that, you’re guaranteed to get some customers. After all, why would they bother going to the other side of town when you can come to them?

How To Get Started As A Mobile Haircutter

First of you are going to need to spread the word. Be active in local pages on social media and try to make connections with people who could be valuable to your business. When it comes to the mobile aspect, you have two routes you can go down:

  • Go Into People’s Homes
  • Or Kit Out A Van

I’ve seen examples of individuals who have bought vans, stripped them out and essentially turned them into a mobile salon. You’d be surprised how nice you can make them as well! A quick Google search will give you some great ideas as to what you can do. The bottom line is, if this interests you, just be creative and think about what will attract customers.

Make Money As a Personal Chef

Do you love cooking, particularly for other people? Then look no further than becoming a personal chef in your spare time. Personal chefs have much more flexibility when it comes to both hours and menu choice. Not to mention the fact you get a great hourly rate.

How To Get Started As A Personal Chef

Start off by cooking for friends, developing your skills and spreading your name. Word of mouth is still such a powerful marketing tool. You can also try posting on local community pages and developing a social following with photos of your dishes. Aside from that, check out this article which will help put you on the right path to becoming a successful personal chef.

Get Paid To Be Apart Of A Yacht’s Staff

You know those massive yachts you sometimes pass on holiday? Yeah well, they need a crew of trained individuals to operate and maintain them. As a crew member, you’d get to travel the world on a beautiful boat, what’s not to like?

How To Become Part Of A Yacht’s Crew

Unfortunately, you can’t just climb onboard the next superyacht you see and ask for a job. You are going to need some qualifications first. You’ll need to learn things like:

  • Safety Procedures
  • What Controls What
  • Serving Etiquette
  • Basic First Aid Training

You can acquire qualifications and find yachts looking for staff on sites such as:

  • Blue Water Yachting
  • Crewseekers
  • Insigniacrew

Make Money With Photoshop

People look at photoshop, including myself, and don’t even know where to start. So we recruit people like you who have an interest in design to create and/or tweak things for us. Perhaps it’s no surprise, but being able to use photoshop well is a VERY sort-after skill.

How To Get Started Making Money From Photoshop

When it comes to something as broad as Photoshop, I recommend buying a course to give you a good foundation to build on. I managed to find a beginner-friendly course on Photoshop that is not only well-reviewed but FREE! Once you’ve learnt the basics, check out this paid course that will build your knowledge:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC- Advanced Training Course

With all the skills you’ve learnt from both courses, you’ll be able to sell your services on freelance platforms like:

  • Peopleperhour
  • Upwork
  • Guru

Aside from selling your complete Photoshop services, you can also focus on a more specific area. Here are just a few ways to make money from Photoshop:

  1. Logo creation
  2. Greetings cards
  3. Photo restoration
  4. Make your course
  5. Photo editing

Make Money With Facebook

“Content is King but engagement is Queen, and the lady rules the house!”

Marketing is perhaps the single most important component of any online business.


Because you can have a terrible product but if you market it well, you’ll get sales. Whereas you can have the best product, but with bad marketing skills, you’re not selling nearly as much. That’s where Facebook comes in.

Marketers LOVE Facebook as it has a userbase of around 2 billion. That’s a lot of eyes to potentially target! So if you can master Facebook ads, it’s not hard to see yourself making lots of money.

How To Get Started Making Money With Facebook Ads

To get started with Facebook advertising, I recommend finding a good quality course. You can probably find free walkthroughs online but they won’t take you through the whole experience of running a campaign like a course will. Not to mention the fact you’ll have a step by step guide all in one place. As advertising on Facebook is so popular, there are many courses to choose from, here are the best FREE I’ve found:

  • Adespresso
  • Buffer
  • Adsmanger (Facebook’s Own Course)

Teach English For Money

Who here can speak, read and write English?

If I was to take an educated guess I’d say all of you can, otherwise, you probably wouldn’t have got this far😉! But in all seriousness, teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs! And for the sites I’m going to show you, you don’t even need a degree in English. So this way to make money should hopefully fit everyone🙂.

How To Get Started Teaching English For Money

If you are interested, sign up, fill out the details and get tutoring through:

  • Teachers
  • Sayabc

Start A Business

Got an idea for a business? Then consider pursuing it. Your first response to that will probably be Dan, I don’t have the money!

Guess what? You don’t need to use your own.

But before we talk about that though, you need to test you bussiness idea against these factors.

  1. Does it identify a problem?
  2. Does it solve that problem?
  3. Is the demand there?

If you answered yes to all of them, you’ve got a starting point to build from.

How To Get Started With Your Own Business

Now onto the biggest problem that everyone faces when starting a business, money. Luckily in today’s times, you don’t need to use any of your own. If people love what you and your proposed company are about, then there is a chance they might invest via crowdfunding. To learn more about crowdfunding and how it can help your small business idea, check out this in-depth article.

Aside from that, my favourite platforms that help connect investors to startups are:

  • Kickstarter
  • Crowdcube
  • Indiegogo

Related: How To Pitch Your Company To Crowding Funding Sites

Sell Rare Sneakers

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Gary Vaynerchuck, a famous entrepreneur, was once posed this question:

-‘If you had to start all other again, what would you do’.

His answer was exactly this, ‘sell sneakers’. What’s so great about rare sneakers you might ask? They are rare.

If you’re into fashion then you would know throughout the past few years, companies have collaborated to make exclusive shoes. Perhaps it comes as no surprise then that certain collectors are willing to pay astronomical amounts of money for these hard-to-find shoes. You would be shocked. I’ll give you a few examples:

  1. Eminem Air Jordan 4 Retros- $37,500
  2. Nike Air Mag “Back to the Future”-$30,000
  3. Nike Dunk SB High FLOM-$10,000
  4.  Lebron 10 Premium “What the MVP”- $2,500

How To Get Started Selling Rare Sneakers

It may sound silly but to be profitable, you need to do your homework. Rare shoes are a whole different category. I love trainers and know a lot of brands and styles, but when they all have additional sub-names, etc. it’s easy to get confused.

So who better to learn from than JV, who is currently making $10,000+ per month selling rare sneakers. He produced a 5 part playbook that details:

  • What Shoes To Look For
  • Where To Get Them (For A Good Price)
  • Where To Resell Them
  • How To Scale

It’s also worth noting is 400+ pages long and is frequently updated to suit the changing market! For those of you that are interested, I’ve managed to secure a discount for you. With the code ‘NICHEMONEY’ you can get an extra 10% off at checkout.

  • Six-Figure Sneakerhead Book

Aside from the book, it’s also worth browsing on sites like:

  • Presentedbyklekt
  • Stockx

They’ll give you an idea of what the rare sneaker landscape looks like.

Advertise With Your Car

Got a car? Then this next option could potentially be a good way to earn some extra money each month. Turns out cars or should I say vehicles in general, are a great way for businesses to advertise. Lots of travelling on busy routes mean that many people will likely see the adverts. So if you can bear to see your beloved car rebranded, follow the next steps.

How To Get Started Advertising With Your Car For Money

To get started, you need to sign up to any of the sites listed below:

  • Carquids
  • Carvertise (US Only)
  • Wrapify (US Only)
  • Advertuu (Uk Only)

All you need to do is state your car and establish your daily commuting routes. If you’re accepted, you have a whole host of advertisers who would like to make their brand known using your car. Payments vary from site to site but they average between $100 to $400/month.

Best of luck🙂!

Make Money Private Labelling

Private labelling is the process of applying branding to a wholesale product to make it yours. Not only can you do this for your brand (if you have one), but for other companies too. It could involve adding a logo design, slogan or quite frankly, whatever your customer wants. And it doesn’t just apply to products but business cards, documents and much more!

How To Get Started Personal Branding

When it comes to learning about personal branding, I think the best platform is Skillshare. They have 100s of different courses on branding. Once you feel confident in your branding abilities, sell your services.

Freelance platforms that are good for personal branders include:

Become An Illustrator

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Creativity has no bounds and I can certainly see why becoming an illustrator is attractive to many people. Drawing and painting all day sounds like fun! And when you have the skills to create something beautiful, why not use it as a way to make money, right? Illustrators can make money by creating art for:

  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Posters
  • Greetings Cards

How To Get Started As An Illustrator

I recommend offering your illustrative skills on sites like:

  • 99designs
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr

That way you have a platform to connect you to your ideal customers. If you want to improve your illustrative skills or even start from scratch, check out these courses:

  • Fiverr (From Shapes To Complex And Beautiful Illustrations)
  • Skillshare

Make Money As A Research Participant

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Ever dreamed of contributing to scientific development? Then why not become a research participant.

Being a participant pays well and is especially great for someone who is a student or still in education. I say that because the majority of studies conducted are run through universities. But you can become a research participant even if you’re not a student as you’ll see below.

How To Get Started As A Research Participant

If you wanted to get started, sign up for some of the sites listed below:

  • People For Research (Uk Only)
  • Find Participants
  • 20/20 Research
  • Clinical Trials

You might find that some of them are online, meaning you don’t even have to leave your home to earn money. As far as the field of study goes, it varies. In some cases, you’re free to choose from the options given to you. They’ll be based on the information you give in the signup process. That could ask you things like:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Political view
  • Overall health

So if you want to earn some extra cash doing something cool, give it a try!

Make Money Selling Goods On Etsy

For those of you that don’t know, Etsy is a global market for creative goods. It’s the largest of its kind with over 33 million buyers worldwide. You can find products like:

  • Jewellery
  • Home Decor
  • Clothing
  • Personalised Gifts

So as you can probably tell, it’s a great platform for sellers to make money on. If you are creative and enjoy making things, why not become a seller too?

How To Get Starting Selling On Etsy

This one is simple, all you need to do is sign up to the website! Once you’re in, you can create you own store and start placing your goods up for sale.

Related: 7 Steps To A Successful Start On Etsy

Make Money From Premium Bonds (Uk Only)

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Premium bonds are national savings and investment products. All you need to do is buy unique numbers for £1 each (a minimum investment of £25). Numbers are then entered into a draw at the end of the month. Winners can receive anywhere between  £25 and £1,000,000 (all tax-free). Think of it as a national lottery, except your numbers are for life. Here are a few things you need to consider first before you invest in premium bonds:

  • The Minimum Investment Is £25
  • Invest In Up To 50,000 Numbers
  • You May Never Win Anything

How To Get Started With Premium Bonds

You can invest in premium bonds and find out more about them on MS&I. All things considered, this could be a great option for you if you want to make the most of safe, tax-free investment opportunities. Therefore it had to be included in my different ways of making money list!

Get Paid To Answer Questions

If you have professional knowledge, why not get paid to answer people’s questions? Professional fields in which you can get paid to answer questions include:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Computer Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Electronics

In terms of payments, it can range from $2 to $5 per question. That’s pretty good going if you ask me!

How To Get Started Answering Questions For Money

My favourite sites include:

  • Just Anwser
  • Fixya (Electronics related)
  • Live Person
  • Ask Wonder

Make Money From SEO

SEO stands for search engine optimization. It’s the process of taking a website and ranking it on search engines. The goal is to rank pages high up search engines (preferably the first page) to get organic traffic. More traffic means more desired actions.

That means every business that has an online presence need to do SEO. Some do it themselves but more often than not, they hire people to do it for them. This is where you could come in. Once you’ve got the knowledge, you can sell this skill and help others rank their sites.

How To Get started Making Money From SEO

Here are some great resources that can help you grow your SEO skills:

  • How To Rank Number 1 On Google
  • FREE SEO Course From Yoast
  • SEO Training From Moz

If you have no prior knowledge and are interested in SEO, those resources are a good place to start.

Sell your services on sites likes:

  • Fiverr
  • Peopleperhour
  • Upwork

Make Money As A Mystery Shopper

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A Mystery Shopper is a person who poses as a real customer whilst assessing companies. They mostly assess customer service. An assignment could be a quick visit to the bank to make a general inquiry, or it might be an overnight stay at a hotel. Whatever the case may be, you’ll usually need to write up a report on your findings and send this to the agency.

Payment can vary depending on who you are working with but in some cases, you may be given a product. If that is the case, then make sure it’s something you like!

How To Get Started As A Mystery Shopper

Good sites to use include:

  • Ishop For Ipsos
  • Market Force
  • Clickworker
  • Grass Routes

Learn A New Skill

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This doesn’t bring you money quickly, but for sure this is the most lucrative option in the long run. This is going to require you to ‘work’ for free- at least at the start anyway. After all, building up knowledge takes time. However, this is a great way to develop yourself as a person and to pursue an interest- monetising it should just be a bonus!

I can honestly say the majority of my income goes into learning, whether that be buying courses, books or delving into other blog articles. That knowledge can then ultimately be sold on! So although this idea is vastly different to the rest of the options on this list, it’s likely to be the most fruitful long term.

Related: Best Economics books

Final Thoughts On Ways To Make Money (Top 50)

I hope you enjoyed this post on ways to make money, as it took quite a while to put together.

If you had any other ways to make money that didn’t appear on this list, then comment below.