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Ask This About the Top Ways to Make Extra Money

Whether someone is looking to make a living or to supplement their income, there are always ways to earn some extra cash. Thanks to inspired digital entrepreneurs, there are more ways than ever to find new money making ventures. Whether someone wants to use their car for ride-sharing or they want to spend their free time designing logos for businesses, opportunity awaits. Readers have no doubt heard about programs like Uber, Airbnb, and GrubHub and these are great platforms to earn a little bit of extra cash! With that being said, all money making opportunities are not equal. Before signing up for any entrepreneurial side jobs, consider asking the following questions.

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I've heard about ride-sharing jobs, what are the best ones?

There are basically two ride-sharing programs that are dominating the headlines right now: Uber and Lyft. Both Uber and Lyft have their own specific benefits and cons. Uber is the larger platform while Lyft has a slightly better reputation. Uber claims to pay drivers up to $25 per hour while Lyft drivers can supposedly make $35 per hour.

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I like to drive, but I don't want to give rides. Is there anything else?

For people who want to work from their car without giving rides to strangers, there are other options! Delivering groceries and food can be an affordable way to make some extra side-income. Grubhub and Doordash are the two largest meal delivery services in the United States. According to GrubHub, delivery drivers can make close to $12 per hour. Doordash claims that their drivers can make up to $25 per hour in busier markets. With Instacart, you can deliver fresh groceries to people.

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What kind of jobs allow me to work with animals?

Working with animals is always more enjoyable than working with people. For someone who wants to make extra money walking dogs, Rover is a great option. Rover dog-walkers can make close to $1,000 per month. What could beat that kind of work? Enterprising dog walkers have even made, allegedly, up to $3,000 from Rover alone!

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I have a large home, can I make money with it?

For a more passive way to earn money, renting out property via AirBnB or HomeAway is the path to take. AirBnB is the largest home rental platform in the world with properties for rent in every nook and cranny of the planet. How much a person earns on AirBnB or HomeAway is all about their property and how many people they can get to book their location. Some hosts make six-figures every year!

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I'm pretty good with the internet, where can I work online?

For someone who is good with computers and rather entrepreneurial, the internet itself can provide some work. At UpWork, people can sign up as freelancers where they can then offer their services to potential clients. Whether someone wants to write code or work as a virtual assistant, they can make good money doing so. Some writers make $30 to $50 per hour while virtual assistants can get paid handsomely by the week.

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What is the best way to sell my old stuff?

One of the easiest ways to earn extra income is by cleaning out the house. Consider selling stuff on OfferUp or LetGo. Both platforms allow users to list their old possessions online where people can then purchase them. Payments can be made via PayPal and there is no limit to what someone can earn.

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I have a creative side, is there anything I can do with that?

For someone who wants to flex their creativity, Fiverr is a great option. At Fiverr, entrepreneurs can sell simple tasks and services for $5 a job. Clients can then 'upgrade' these jobs by additional $5 increments. This is a fast way to make serious cash and there really is no ceiling to how much someone can earn.

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Where can I start my own business at online?

Finally, if someone wants to make an enter business out of a craft or service, Etsy is the platform to pursue. Users can create their own shops online where they can sell products and services for whatever price makes the most sense.

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