This isn’t easy! Especially when you have bills upon bills. I worked 3 jobs this last year to make all the extra money that I could. I could only work part-time since I was in school, but even if you have a full-time job there are still ways you can make a little extra on nights and weekends.
Sign up for a delivery or ridesharing service. The average Uber driver makes $19 an hour. If you work for Favor or another food delivery service you’ll make around $15-20 an hour. Amazon Plex is hiring in select cities for $17 an hour. The downside is, yes, they do require you to have a car, but companies like Favor do hire people to deliver on their bicycles.
Did you know you can save money just by shopping how you normally do? Ebates allows you to make a certain percentage back on almost all your online purchases. You’ll only make between 1% and 10%, but if you’re already buying the item you might as well be saving a fraction of the cost. All you have to do to make the percentage back is to click the link to the online store via the Ebates website, this allows them to get “advertising revenue” some of which is routed right back to you! Plus when you sign up you get a free $10 gift card to various stores.
Other ways to make money? They may sound tricky, but every little penny is worth it.
- Sell your old stuff: Consignment, Garage Sale, Craigslist, eBay
- Post your skills on Fiverr, especially if you have art, business, or writing skills
- Ask your family (Don’t be afraid to ask them for donations, or a little help)