21 Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer
Summer has already arrived and we all want to travel and have fun. As everything costs money, we raised some easy methods to help you make extra money this summer.
1. Sign up for free trials
I’ve got 2 sites for you: Global Test Market and Prize Rebel. They both will pay you to sign up for free trials and test these items. You can also use these 2 platforms to earn extra money through taking surveys and watching videos. You can take out the money after you make a minimum of $5, lower than any sites.
2. Get paid to shop
We all do a lot of online shopping. So why not get some money back on activities that we’re already doing?
Ebates is an awesome site that will get your money back on the shopping you’re doing for yourself. You will also get a $5 bonus just for signing up.
If you’re an internet freak, scrolling for hours you might want to read more about the browsers that pay to do your searches (that you’re already doing, too). Among them is a google branch, too and other interesting ones, so why not get money for things you do?
Of course, you can make money by blending several survey sites altogether. Choose your favourite 5-10 sites and play with them in your free and relaxation time for extra cash:
- VipVoice: The most used site for surveys in the US, you can participate at prize contests and win electronics and $1000 prizes.
- Swagbucks: Get paid to search the web, do your shopping, watch videos and other things you already do; the surveys are a bonus.
- Say So for Good: Many rewards or redeem directly cash and donate to the hungry while completing surveys;
- Tell Wut: Popular survey site with great rewards;
- Opinion Outpost: Has more than a decade of pleased clients.
- My Soap Box: a site that will link you to the best brands and help you win rewards and gift cards, along with cash.
4. Be paid when doing your grocery shopping
Did you know there are sites that will pay you back when you’re doing your grocery shopping? Ibotta is such a site, where you’ll get good cash for almost any purchased item. The company has collaborations with over 50 retailers and brands. For example, you’ll get $1 back at a box of purchased tea, $5 back for a box of Shiner Bock beer and 25 cents for absolutely every item that isn’t listed with another amount on Ibotta.
5. Showcase your skills on Fiverr
This is a great chance to start a career as a freelancer or to just make some extra money to go on your dream trip. You can offer any skill you have, from illustrations, video editing, writing cards, quotes to almost anything. Fiverr is a great platform where you can earn what you want, when you want, without having to continue for a long time.
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6. Become an editor
Do you want to improve your writing skills? Proofread Everywhere is a free course online that will help you achieve all the skills you need to become a professional proofreader. Then you will be able to be hired or work as a freelancer and earn from $20 per hour to make extra money this summer for your fun activities.
7. Learn another language fast
Rosetta Stone is an awesome site where you can learn a language at your choice at a very fast rate. It comes with an accent analyser that will help you speak it perfectly. This will help you both in your trips, buuuut to help you become a tutor in German, Italian, French and Spanish. This site helped is on the market for more than 20 years and it’s the place to go if learning a foreign language is on your bucket list.
You’ll start earning as a foreign language tutor from $25 per hour.
8. Sell designs
Are you a graphic designer? If you know how to create logos, banners or illustrations, you can make extra money this summer by showcasing your work on sites like Behance for potential customers.
If you want to sell directly your projects, simply post your CV and work on 99 Designs. It’s an easy way of making cash in your spare time.
9. Owning a car? Start making some money with it
Not only that you will get a $250 bonus, but you will be able to set your own schedule. So if you have a relatively new car, get on the wheel and start earning with Lyft. This site has driving and referral bonuses, so, the more you drive the more you’ll earn.
10. Rent your car
In case you’re not using your car so often, rent it. Turo is a company that will allow you to rent your car (see your car insurance agreement before listing it on the site), your bike, parking spot and a lot of other interesting tools. Take a look and see how else you can make some extra bucks.
11. Become a caddie and have fun while earning
If you like to relax in nature, becoming a caddie might be the best option to make extra money this summer. You’ll carry the bag around, which isn’t heavy at all, let’s be honest, and have interesting conversations with the players. Payment? Anywhere between $70-$100 for a couple of hours. You can sign up here. Clubup has 3 positions available: traditional caddie, forecaddie, and valet.
12. Use Care.com to make extra cash
Either you want to walk your neighbour dogs, or babysit, house sit or take care of seniors, Care.com is the site where you can advertise your service. You can also use Craigslist for this, of course, in order to have more platforms where you advertise your skills.
13. Sell your junk
Let’s be honest, we all have a lot of old stuff just laying around in our garage, backyard, or worse, our room. Get rid of what you won’t use anymore and sell them on Second Spin and you’ll be amazed how much space you’ll discover you have in your house and wake up with a full wallet too.
14. Take selfies and make cha-ching
Did you know you can take awesome pictures of you and earn with them? It’s not about selling them, but advertising products with the Stylinity app. You’ll get a percentage every time a friend makes a purchase on the item you showcased. This is definitely a fancy way to make extra money this summer, just think of all the bath suits.
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15. Sell your old clothes
We all know how annoying is to have the closet full of clothes. You KNOW there are things you never wore, and you never will. You can sell them for good money on sites like thredup, poshmark, or tradesy. Let’s not forget Facebook Marketplace where you’ll be connected with millions of potential buyers and thousands from your location.
16. Get cash based on your credit card
There are multiple sites that can help you with your credit card:
- Expert Credit Card– is the best to go before creating your credit card. It will help you choose the best option based on your needs;
- Bad Credit Survival– will help you with your bad score and fix it for you in time;
- Card Ratings– Get cash back from your credit card; you’ll get % from gas, groceries, and a $200 back after spending $1000 in the first 3 months.
17. Borrow money and get more back
Make extra money this summer by investing money and borrowing them to people who need. Your loans will return with an average 6-8 percentage. Go on Lending Club to sign up.
18. List your home on Airbnb
If you have a spare room or you’re leaving on a holiday, you can rent your home through Airbnb.
You decide if you’re renting it by the day, week or month and the price. The site has a $1,000,000 guarantee for any damage your guests make do.
19. Site Testing
Another amazing easy way to make extra money this summer is to test companies’ websites. UserTesting.com brings people like you and companies together. All you need to do is to go on the specific website or app and do a couple of tasks. You’ll be paid between $10 and $15 per test.
20. Sell your photos
Do you know a great way of constant income? Make and sell photos on different sites. They will remain there and customers will make your checks come regularly, the more photos you have.
21. Sell your handmade items
Are you good at creating flower crowns, steampunk hats or items, jewellery, soaps or anything like that? Create your business and sell them on Etsy. You can create your shop easily, more instructions here.
If you want to create your own portfolio or site, you can use Wix as a free platform.
This is our list, you can use it as an inspiration to make extra cash and have fun in the same time.
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