12 Ways to Make Extra Money Online ($1,000 a month)
Wondering how to make extra money given today’s stressful times?
One of the biggest questions asked these days are, how to extra make money regardless of a world financial crisis. Side hustles and profitable online business ideas can double the chances of securing your finances, by providing an additional source of income – even if it’s just $1000 a month.
With this in mind, we are going to take a look at proven ways to extra money, with interviews from various women entrepreneurs that have started a created home-based business.
As a work from home mom myself, these are some easy ways to make money by contributing less than 10 hours a week.
12 Ways to Make Money on the Side
The first few side hustles on the list cost you nothing and can make you a few hundred dollars a month. While the last ones on this list are high paying ideas that have the potential to replace your day job.
1. Start a Blog
Two of the best ways to make money on the side – if you can spare at least 2 hours a day – is with a blog or a YouTube channel.
The majority of bloggers and YouTubers earn an income from display ads. The more readers or viewers you get the more money you make. Another way to earn is from affiliate marketing.
Anyone can start a blog for less than $100 a year or start a Youtube Channel for free.
Once you begin either one of them, you can share and promote your site/channel on social media to spread the word. Later as your business grows, you can then incorporate SEO strategies to be shown on Google and YouTube search results to get long term traffic. Whether you are looking to do this full-time or part-time, it certainly is a great way to make money on the side.
Here are some ideas to start a blog or a YouTube Channel:
Popular Blog Ideas
- Baby Food Recipes
- Family Recipes
- Special Diet Recipes (Keto/Vegan)
- Health and Wellness
- Mental Health
Popular YouTube Channel Ideas
- Music Channel
- Product review – toys, home appliances
- Unboxing products
- Kids educational videos – song/games/home learning
- Tutorials – calligraphy, sketch, cake decorations, origami
- Animal videos
- Makeup/Hair Tutorials
- Life HacksReview videos
2. Digital stickers
An artistic side hustle for non-artists is to make extra money selling digital stickers.
These are online stickers that are used by those who own digital planners. Some example of digital stickers are basic shapes, clip arts, post-it notes, washi tapes, word stickers, picture frames and more.
Michelle went from selling printables and digital planners online to earning over $7,000 in 6 months by adding digital stickers to her online store.
3. How to Make Extra Money with Shopping Receipts
Fetch Rewards is a free and easy to use app that pays you back for scanning your shopping receipts. Once you download the app, you can take a photo of any grocery shopping receipt – no older than 7 days – and earn points.
The points can be swapped for free gift cards, saving you money the next time you shop. You can start redeeming your points from as little as $3.
Fetch Rewards work with the brands of the products, not shopping retailers. This means you earn your points shopping at any grocery store in the US! You can also use receipts from corner shops, drugstores, liquor stores, and hardware stores to earn points.
4. Get Paid to Search the Web
Swagbucks is a rewards program that offers to pay you points for completing little tasks. The points you earn can be redeemed for PayPal cash or gift cards at popular retailers like Amazon, iTunes, Target, Walmart or Macy’s.
When we say little tasks, here are some ways to earn Swagbucks points:
Browse the internet to earn points
- Refer friends
- Install their browser extension
- Daily surveys worth up to $35
- Add coupon codes
- Watch videos
- Play games
It doesn’t get easier than this. Join Swagbucks to check out all the different ways to make extra money online. Once you sign up, they will send you an email confirmation, which you will need to verify to access your Swagbucks dashboard.
5. How to Make Money with Survey Junkie
Want to get paid for your opinion?
Survey Junkie, one of the most reputed survey companies pays you to complete their online surveys. They have some of the highest paying surveys in the market – going up to $50 a survey.
You will need to be 16 years+ and live in the US, Canada or Australia to apply.
6. Make Extra Money with Paid Online Research ($100/hr)
If you are looking for an easy way to make extra money on your lunch break, over the weekend or during your kid’s nap time this is high-paying option to consider.
The good thing about this is, you don’t need to be highly qualified to apply as an online research participant. Another advantage is that it is available to a worldwide audience.
Two companies that I highly recommend are Respondent and User Interviews.
Respondent pays up to $140 an hour, while User Interviews pays up to $100 an hour. If you enjoy giving your opinion on topics such as technology, food, consumer goods, family, software, hobbies, pets, home and more – you must check them out.
7. Make Money from Home Selling Printables
If you have a creative mind you will love this!
This by far is my favourite side hustle – comes in as a close second to blogging. Now when I say you need to be a creative person, I am not talking about having experience in graphic designing or illustrating. I am talking about anyone that gets excited about changing your home decor, decorating your home for your kids birthday or simple enjoy watching Youtube art tutorials!
This just means you have a passion for art and that’s all you need to begin creating and selling printables to make extra money – $1,000, $2,000 or even more each month!
I enjoy creating printables for my blogs and I do not have any technical experience or background.
So, what kind of printables can you make?
- Wall art decor
- Inspirational quotes
- Scripture cards
- Bible verse wall art
- Greeting cards
- Zodiac sign printables
- Planners – daily/weekly
- Save the date cards
- Activity sheets (games) – birthdays, wedding parties or baby shower
- Colouring Pages and more!
8. How to Make Money on the Side Editing Wedding Photos
If creating and editing printables is not your thing, you can consider editing photos instead.
If you can figure out how to take a photo on your smartphone, and play around with the filters, you can certainly learn the skill to become a good photo editor.
9. Online Bookkeeping
Online bookkeeping is one of the highest paying ideas to make money from home.
Small business owners require bookkeepers to keep track of their finances.
10. Proofread books/blogs
A side hustle for word nerds is online proofreading. This job allows you to correct spelling and punctuation mistakes in online content.
There are many places that require online proofreaders to check content for errors:
- Email Newsletters
- Online Marketing Material – advertisements, fliers, brochures
- Social Media Posts
- Essays and Research papers
- Resumes and cover letters
11. Tutor Kids Online
VIPKid is an online tutoring platform that allows you to earn money to tutor primary school kids. Classes are 20 minutes long and you can earn up to $9 for each session. This means your earning potential is around $20 an hour.
Payments are made via direct deposit on the 1st and 15th of the month.
It’s up to you to decide how many classes you want to take on – which makes it a great gig for busy moms who want to work from home.
- Bachelor’s degree in any field
- U.S. or Canadian resident
- Any experience with children such as teaching, mentoring, coaching, tutoring, babysitting, etc.
- A computer with reliable and fast internet, webcam and a microphone.
12. Set Up a Tax Business
Would you like to start your own tax preparation business from home?
A tax business, allows you to work January through April and lets you enjoy the rest of the 8 months off the year. This allows you the time to work a second job or another business venture, increasing your income.
Summary of Ways to Make Extra Money
There you have it! Real ways to make money from home without leaving your house. These are some ideas for those looking to make an extra $1000 a month (or more!).