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Creative Ways to Make Money

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Whether you need money to pay the bills or are on your journey towards financial freedom, sometimes you need to think of creative ways to make money on the side.

creative ways to make moneny

As you may already know, working a 9-5 just won’t cut it anymore. If you want to not worry about money, you need to find multiple streams of income, and preferably make money while you sleep. There are many ideas to make money out there. Luckily for you, here you will find some very creative ways to make money to put extra cash in your pocket!

Most Creative Ways to Make Money

 

1. Flip Domain Names

Flipping domain names is super easy and cheap! A domain name is the name of a website. Domain names like wallstreet.com, computer.com, and candy.com all sold for millions of dollars! More than likely, you will no longer find big brand names available as domain flipping has gotten more popular. You will have a really good chance to make money if you think of a catchy website name that someone will really want in the future and they may pay you thousands for it! Start your domain search here and look for names that you know are catchy. I would only invest in .com domains because those are the ones that people really want. Get your .com for just $8.88 with Namecheap!

2. Lend Money And Earn Money

Ok, I know it sounds crazy to earn money by lending money, but banks do it all the time. Through a service like Lending Club, you lend money and earn interest just like creditors do. It is a peer-to-peer lending program that lets you make money from funding other people’s loans. Check it out, you know how credit cards earn from us, why not get a slice of the pie too!

3. Be the Middle Man

You may have already heard of the brilliant business of dropshipping. If you haven’t, then dropshipping is a business model that allows you to be the middle man. Basically, you have an online store and sell products without EVER having anything in stock or shipping anything yourself. Think of Amazon, which is the #1 dropshipping company out there.

Having a dropshipping business is so simple and cheap. Simply buy a .STORE domain for your online shop for only $4.88/1st year, then run your store through Shopify. If you want to sell t-shirts, mugs or even jewelry, then use Printful. Sit back and let your shop do all the work. When people purchase things, your Shopify store instantly notifies Printful and the item is shipped directly to the person. Easy-Peasy! All you have to do is promote your shop and you WILL MAKE MONEY!

4. Rent Out Your Space

If you have an extra room or if you can just stay a weekend with a friend and rent out your whole place, you can make really good money! Use Airbnb to pay off debt or fund your dream vacation! It’s free to join and really easy to list your place. Have no worries, because all guests are pre-screened and Airbnb makes sure you ALWAYS get paid.  So if you are needing an extra $500 this weekend, then think about listing your place! Boost your Income! – Click here to see just HOW MUCH MONEY YOU COULD EARN!

5. Watch Videos

Most people like watching videos, which is why youtube is so popular. Well, Swagbucks will pay you to watch videos, play games and do surveys. It’s a creative way to make money and takes very little time. Instead of wasting your time scrolling on social media, make some extra cash watching a short video.  Click here for a $10 welcome bonus and it’s free to sign up!

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6. Have An Online Store

Having an online store is a genius idea to make money in today’s world! The internet is convenient and most consumers do their shopping online. It is very easy to have your own online store. You can buy a .STORE domain for your online shop for as little as $4.88/1st year! Then run your shop through Shopify.

Shopify makes it easy to have your own online store because it has different themes to make your website look very professional. It is easy to use even if you have no tech experience. The payments are secure so the consumer always feels protected. Plus, Shopify has a great support group that is always there to help your business thrive. Work smarter not harder! Click here to start your FREE 14-day trial!

Some beginners may choose to run a store through ETSY, but then they have no control. There are so many fees, they determine who they promote, you can’t always sell what you want and a lot of sellers are very unsatisfied. That is why I recommend having your OWN store through Shopify. You are the BOSS!

If you don’t know what to sell, check out all the awesome bulk merchandise at Alibaba. Most of the items you see for sale on Etsy.com are purchased in bulk from Alibaba. There you will find an incredible selection of EVERYTHING. Think about the trends and what is in high demand. Anything related to kids or weddings will ALWAYS be high-sellers.

7. Sell FREE Stuff

Have you ever scanned Craigslist to see what people are giving away for FREE? Well, you would be pretty surprised by how many people give away NICE stuff just because they want rid of it. You can find furniture, antiques, clothes, household items and even cars on Craiglist’s free stuff. If it looks like it could sell, go get it, then list it on Facebook Marketplace. Such an easy way to make free money!

8. Sell Your Clutter

Most of us have clutter lingering around our humble abodes just collecting dust. Why not get it out of your house and make quick money in the process! Decluttr pays the most for electronics, games, CDs, DVDs, books and more. It is a totally free and easy way to sell those old things just cluttering up your home. Get an instant quote, ship your items for FREE and Make Money!



9. Lower Your Bills

A little creative way to make extra money is by lowering your bills to put money back in your pocket. Trim Bill Negotiator does just that! Think about the thousands of dollars you lose every year for subscriptions you don’t use or high fees that are unnecessary. It’s FREE to sign up, and it’s like having your own personal accountant keep an eye on your money.

 

10. Check For Unclaimed Money

That’s right, there could be money or property just waiting for your signature at your local treasury office. Many people have been surprised just how much money they have found! It is easy to do a quick search of your name or even a close relative’s name. Just go to Unclaimed.org to see if you are one of the lucky people with FREE MONEY waiting for you!

11. Lose Weight

Finally, losing weight isn’t as hard because you can get paid to do it! Bet on your weight loss with HealthyWager. Calculate your prize based on your weight loss goal, make your bet, lose the weight, and win money. Get started today! It is so easy and you know your calculated prize amount before you even start! Check out this post, explaining how you can make easy money just by shedding some unwanted pounds!

 

12.  Check Your Coins

Most people think that pennies are worthless, but the truth is there are some pennies that are worth thousands of dollars! Before you step over that dirty coin in the street, it might serve you well to check it out first. For instance, the 1969 penny that has double writing on it is worth $35,000 and the 1943 bronze penny is worth around $300,000. These aren’t the only valuable coins worth looking into. There are even coins from as recent as 2004 that are worth a couple of hundred dollars. Watch the video down below to find out about more rare coins that could just be sitting in an old coffee can in your garage.

13. Check Your China Cabinet

So back in the day, our grandmothers collected glassware. They weren’t worth much back then, in fact, some were given as cheap prizes at carnivals. Times have changed, meaning those old antique bowls and vases that were displayed in your grandmother’s china cabinet are worth a lot of money. If your grandmother didn’t leave you any glassware, no worries, you can still have luck at estate sales, flea markets or even at the Goodwill finding these vintage glassware pieces that are worth thousands of dollars!

14. Get Refunds On The Stuff You Buy

So as I mentioned before, most consumers do a lot of online shopping. An easy way to make extra money is by signing up for Paribus to get refunds on the things you have already bought. They even file claims with Amazon and Walmart when your delivery arrives late!  It is a totally free app that always has your back! Join Paribus for FREE today and start collecting your money!

15. Earn Cash Back

When purchasing everyday items like groceries why not get cash back rewards as well. Ibotta is a FREE app that lets you get cash back on everyday purchases like apparel, travel, and groceries. You were going to buy it anyway, so why not put money back in your wallet.

Shop with Ibotta in-store, and online get up to $20 in Welcome Bonuses!

16. Be A Friend

There is a new website that pays people to be friends. For real, Rent-A-Friend.com is a place where people can “rent” friendships. Don’t worry it’s a strictly platonic website that is just for companionship. People are searching for a “friend” to go to weddings, work events, or just to talk on the phone. Most “friends” charge anywhere from $20-$50 dollars an hour for their friendship.

17. Legally Scalp Tickets

Remember those guys in the parking lots at every concert trying to sell you tickets illegally? Well, now there is an easier and legal way to sell concert tickets. StubHub has made it so easy to sell event tickets.

I wasn’t aware just how lucrative selling tickets could be until a friend of mine bought tickets to a soldout concert and then found out she was unable to attend. She then listed her tickets on StubHub. Those tickets were bought the same day she listed them for 5 times the amount she paid!

The trick is to buy tickets to high demand events right when they go on sale, and then list them closer to the date of the event.

18. Listen To Music

Do you like listening to music and giving reviews? Well, a company called Slice Of The Pie will pay you money to review songs and clothing to help record labels know what’s good or not. You get paid for EVERY review you give. It’s FREE to sign up! What a creative way to make money by reviewing the music of talented artists!

19. Get Paid To Walk

Most of us are walking around every day with our phones. Why not get paid for it? SweatCoin is a cool little app that pays you for walking. Simply download the app to your phone and get moving. Many people track their steps on their phone every day anyway. SweatCoin is a FREE app and there is no reason not to have this app on your phone making money with every step you take.

20. Sell Your Skills

Do you have a particular skill you are good at? Many people are making money on Fiverr.com for online jobs like making logos, doing voiceovers, writing resumes and more. They are also making a killing for some far-out-there services like removing curses. Hey, I guess there is pretty much demand for EVERYTHING.

If you would like a more local gig, then list your services on  Thumbtack.com. There you can list services such as painting, photography, landscaping, pressure washing, or even organizing someone’s closet.

21. Sell Your Stool

Yes, you read that right, you can make $40 for each stool donation you give. Openbiome is paying people for their stool to help with the research of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. So not only will you make a decent amount of money, but you are helping to save lives! It gives a new meaning to the phrase “flushing your money down the toilet” 🙂

Ideas To Make Money

Hope you enjoyed these pretty creative ideas to make extra cash! For more great ideas check out this post, Flexible Side Jobs That Pay The Most Money. If you want to be financially free, sometimes you need to think outside the box. There are so many ways to make extra money, there are no excuses! Remember the secret to making money includes saving the money you already have, so check out my SMART MONEY RESOURCES for more money tips.

Comments

  1. These are great tips, although I’m not sure I’d be up for the lending of money.

    But I do like the idea of selling free things, I might have a go at this over the summer x

  2. Great ideas! Adding more money to your bottom line will not only give you the financial freedom you seek, it will also allow you the freedom to maintain your current lifestyle. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ Let me know if you are interested in doing collabs! xx

  3. Very very cool. Donation poop is what I would do if there is one where I live. There is also plasma donation but I can’t do that

    Tiana

  4. Those are definitely some unique and very interesting ideas. I’ve used some of them. I’ve been a Fiverr seller for years and I’ve made thousands. I don’t do the AirBnB thing, but I’m fixing up my basement to rent it out for storage. And I use Ebates for online shopping. Lots of great ways to make money. I may check out some of them.

  5. Wow! I feel like I’ve read every list out there on the internet about making money, yet your list has new ones I’ve never seen.
    Kudos!!

  6. Who does not want more money,these tips are so easy to follow but you need to know them first to start making extra cash.Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. These are very creative ways to earn extra money! I never knew about the domain flipping or being a friend. Great ideas and something for everyone! My grandpa used to go around our neighborhood looking for broken items that people would put to the curb, he would take them home, fix them, then sell it a garage sale. He was quite the handyman and there wasn’t much he couldn’t fix!

  8. There are really many ways to start money online, and I can say base on my experience blogging has the potential turn it to your own business.

  9. Wow these are some pretty creative ways to make money! Thank you so much for actually having attainable ways to make money!

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