13. Become a driver.
14. Wash cars.
Even if you don’t have wheels yourself, you can spiff up those of your family, friends and neighbors.
15. Walk dogs.
If you have a flexible schedule and a passion for pets, ask friends, family or neighbors if they might need a dog walker. You can also post your services on dog walking sites.
16. Wait tables or bartend.
Almost anyone can wait tables, and if you know how to mix drinks, bartending can be a quick way to make extra cash. Both can be lucrative in tips. Read here to find out how to earn more in tips.
17. Cater waiter.
Try Waiters to Cater or find a local company offering cater waiters, and sign up for opportunities.
18. Clean homes.
Use a service like HomeJoy to find housecleaning opportunities.
19. Mow lawns, rake leaves or shovel snow.
Again, ask friends, family and neighbors if they’d like to hire you for these services.
Use SitterCity, and ask family, friends and neighbors if they could use a sitter or know of other families looking for one.
21. Photograph or play music at weddings.
If you’re a musician or photographer, advertise your skills for weddings or other commercial events on your own portfolio site or with a service like Thumbtack, Gigmasters, Gigsalad,WeddingWire, and Snapknot.
If you play an instrument and/or sing, take your music to the public squares or popular transit stops, keeping mind of local laws. Hey — even world-famous violinist Joshua Bell does it.
23. Be a delivery person.
You can apply at local restaurants, or try a service like Postmates.
24. Be a mystery shopper.
Get hired to shop and then report back on your experience. Find out how it works and then, to avoid mystery shopping scams, find legitimate opportunities at the Mystery Shopping Providers Association.
25. Promote products and events on the street.
Try Street Team Promotion for opportunities.
26. Rent your car out.
27. Host guests or rent out your place.
28. Participate in focus groups.
29. Be a test subject.
When researchers run clinical trials, they need healthy subjects to use as a control group against the patients with illnesses. Find out more details from the National Institutes of Health, and search for clinical studies at ClinicalTrials.gov. For psychology experiments, contact your local university.
30. Participate in an online jury.
Help attorneys determine case value or public attitudes at eJury.
31. Write software reviews.
SoftwareJudge.com pays anywhere from $1 to $50 for original reviews.
32. Sell your castoffs on eBay.
Make sure it’s a valuable item and not just your old junk. Take good photos, write a compelling description and price accordingly. For more tips, find out how to declutter and profit from it.
33. Sell on consignment.
34. Sell old electronics.
35. Have a yard sale.
For items that won’t sell on eBay, or aren’t worth the hassle of posting, host a yard, garage or stoop sale. Price items low. Think $10 or lower for clothing (except coats can go as high as $15). Antiques and furniture can go as high as $75. Books should be $1, other entertainment items $3-$5.
36. Sell your hair.
Find out what requirements your tresses need to meet before they’re worth money at HairSellon.
37. Sell your photos online.
38. If you’re planning to shop, earn cash back.
Ebates offers cash back if you begin your online shopping there. But remember that if you spend a lot of money to get the cash back, you’re defeating your ultimate purpose to earn more. So only use this when you were intending to shop anyway.