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Simple Ways to Make An Extra $500 This Month
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Hey friends. So, who couldn’t use an extra $500 this month? Imagine what you could do:
- Save it
- Invest it
- Pay off bills
- Upgrade your groceries
- Pamper yourself
- Spruce up your living quarters with home decor
There’s so much you can do with extra money, not to mention if you earn extra consistently, every single month!
So, how do you earn an extra $500 per month?
Here are some simple ways to bank those extra bucks starting this month! Here we go:
How to Make Extra Money This Month
This is easier than it sounds and it can be a very rewarding experience. You sell stuff online. This can have many perks including:
- The ability to turn this into a full time venture and quit your 9-5
- Constant flow of income
- Be your own boss
- Create a successful enterprise
You can sell products or services, or both! To get started, I highly recommend Shopify as your store platform. They are amazing for too many reasons to share but mainly, you’ll love them because of:
- Ease of use of the platform
- Tons of themes
- Tons of plugins
- Friendly, supportive staff
- Professional store appearance
Grab your 14-day free trial and get started building! This is actually how I forayed into the world of entrepreneurship.
I started on a store part time and eventually was earning enough to leave my 9-5 behind! Read my full story.
Flipping is a lucrative, fun opportunity to make money. Flipping basically means you are buying a product low and selling it high, keeping the difference as profit. You can do this so many ways:
- eBay flipping
- Flea market flipping
- Garage sale flipping
I actually did this in Christmas 2016 when Amazon echo’s were in high demand. I bought a few and sold them at a $20-$30 profit. I ended up with around $500 in sales in December. Not bad for a newbie! How to find products to flip? Typically, low supply high demand products do well. Products that are vintage or unique do very well too.
Drive for Uber
My brother in law does this. It doesn’t feel like work, guys! You’re in your own car, your dressed comfortably, you can set your schedule (so to speak, I hear) and the pay is good. You can earn $400/week driving part time. Those times that you are sitting on the couch doing nothing being bored, you could be driving and earn an extra $1K-2K per month! Sometimes they offer a driving bonus too!
Start a Blog
Blogging is an underrated profession (yes, profession) that aren’t on the radar of many but guess what, blogging is an EXCELLENT SOURCE OF INCOME! I can rant on and on about how great blogging is. When I sold my e-commerce store, I went into blogging, hoping to make some money and boy did I! Within 3 months I was making a steady four-figures monthly and a few months later, sold it! Then did it all over again, and sold that blog!
I love blogging because it’s so low key. It’s not as stressful as some make money side hustles and you truly are in control of everything (the content, the promotion, the income, the traffic, etc.). Interested? Check out one of my favorite posts on how to start a blog in 15 minutes. If you wanna dive in, DO IT! It costs very little (under $100) to get started and you can literally start making money in week 1!
Surveys + Panels
Yes friends, Surveys and panels! I do these whenever I can, usually when I’m getting warmed up for the day, drinking my morning coffee lounging in bed on my tablet.
The earnings potential with surveys is unreal. Now, will you replace your full time income, probably not but, it’s a great source of extra income and it adds up quick.
I have made up to $400 for a single survey! Yes, it’s real. Here are my favorites:
- Pinecone Research (great opportunities)
- Harris Poll Online (one of the oldest, most well respected)
- Vindale Research (super easy to get started)
Don’t delay, get started!
There we go, simple ways to add a cool $500 to your monthly income!