Everyone want to make more money.
If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how to make more money, I’d be a millionaire by now.
Fortunately, it is easier than ever to make an extra $1,000 a month. It’s certainly much easier now than it was when I started blogging back in 2010. Back then people weren’t really making money blogging. You also didn’t have ride sharing companies, Etsy wasn’t blowing up yet and people were still waiting for the economy to go back to how it once was.
Why You Want to Make An Extra $1000 This Month
Just imagine what you would be able to do if you could make an extra $,1000 each month. Here are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning:
- Pay off your debt faster. (P.S. If this is you, check out Credit Sesame for free credit monitoring! Use my affiliate link here to get started)
- Increase your savings.
- Increase your investing.
- Reinvest some of that money into a business and make more money.
- Save for an epic trip.
My entire business actually began as a quest to make extra money. First I was just trying to make some money because I was broke. Then, after I got a full-time job, I kept freelance writing and blogging on the side to make extra money. Eventually, it turned into a full-time venture where I’m expected to earn four times more money in 2018 than I did at my last job.
I have plenty of other friends who experienced the same thing. What started as a way to make an extra $1,000 turned into a full-time business.
That being said, we all needed to start somewhere right? Here are some of the ways you can earn an extra $1,000 this month.
Freelance writing was my gateway drug into online entrepreneurship. Because companies need content marketing, there is a very high demand for writers.
However, most people will tell you to go to Upwork to find work. Trust me, it doesn’t work. In the time you spend finding clients who underpay and writing proposals, you could have been making more money elsewhere.
That’s why I created a course that teaches you how to earn real money as a writer. In this course, I teach you everything that helped me create a mid-five-figure content marketing business.
Virtual Assistant Work
In addition to there being a high demand for writers, there’s also a huge demand for virtual assistant. I, myself, have two.
The cool part is you can start making some money pretty quickly. My editor, Kimberly Studdard, actually started doing virtual assistant work a couple of years ago when she and her husband were strapped for cash. In a very short amount of time she was able to earn four times as much money than they were bringing in together. Her husband now stays home with their daughter while she works on her VA business and blogs on her website.
My colleague Kayla Sloan also started off by doing virtual assistant work. This has helped her pay down a significant amount of debt AND start her own business.
Kayla now teaches a course on how to get started as a virtual assistant. This is the course that my editor Kim praises for helping her get her VA business off the ground. Click here to check out Kayla’s course on how to become a virtual assistant (affiliate link).
Sell used stuff online.
Back in the day, I found myself in a financial bind and needed to make some money very quickly.
I ended up turning my house upside down and selling unwanted stuff online. Within a few days I’d made close to $200.
I also just recently wrote about selling used stuff online for Discover. In that piece, I interviewed Tom Drake of Maple Money, where he claims he is projected to earn about $10,000 this year from selling unwanted stuff. He even made $2,000 in a weekend selling old video games!
Ridesharing companies like Uber have made it easy for people to make extra money in their spare time. I regularly have drivers who decide to drive for a ride sharing company a couple of hours a day after work. From what they tell me, it allows them to make extra money and they avoid the rush hour craziness on the way home.
Just note that different cities and states have different rates so your payments may vary. Either way, it’s an easy way to get started making extra money this month.
As you can see, there are many ways to make an extra $1,000 a month. While there are a lot of different options, these four are ways are the best in my opinion, and can bring in cash the quickest (with some work involved!).