Your Extra Cash Machines Are Here

Here is a list of great places to make that extra cash you could use:

Help out during elections and get paid Elections can be great opportunities to help make democracy work while earning some extra cash. Voting districts need help counting votes and staffing polling booths for general, local and mayoral elections. You aren’t allowed to leave during polling hours, to maintain the secrecy of the vote. This means a long day, as stations are open 7am-7pm, and you’ll need to arrive around 6.30am to set up. Counting assistant – Count all the votes once polls have closed. Could be late in a heavy election.

Craigslist is a great place for  odd day job opportunities that you could take for extra cash. From driving a teen to their driving test to waiting on line for the new iPhone, the options are endless.

Market research panel jobs are usually done from home and can add a little extra cash into your pocket. They are basically what are more commonly known as online survey sites. These sites want to pay you for your opinion. The pay is not that great but if your just sitting around, why not get paid for thinking?

Airbnb can be a fun hustle. It’s great for empty-nesters, why not move in with your kids for a few days.

The rise of the Internet makes earning money from home a legitimate option for those of us who could use some extra cash. From getting paid to do online surveys, to opening an online store, to becoming a freelance writer, there are hundreds of ways to make money at home with online jobs

Chart reviews and physicals for insurance companies are another area to look into if you need that extra cash. The jobs are usually just as they are describe and nurses are ideal for the work. We write the charts, know the language, and giving a physical is Nursing 101 in school. Check out the employment pages of your local or favorite  insurance company to fill out an application. You work from home on chart reviews and the companies who handle the physicals set up your appointments for you.

Sell your notes If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with the price you want to charge, and then when another student downloads them you get your money. Most of these sites like Stuvia & Notesale are free for you to list your notes on but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to cover the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and do the promotion of the notes yourself. You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return you get, and you can submit handwritten notes if you like but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed

Here’s another great idea from Airbnb. A simple way to bring in the big bucks is through short term rentals. Everyone has that retired neighbor that jets off somewhere warmer for the winter. It’s the perfect situation – your neighbor can make  some extra cash while they’re gone and you collect a commission along the way. It’s a win-win really.

Be a life model If you have the confidence to go nude (or semi-nude in some cases), life modelling is a fun way of earning extra cash. For a few hours work, you can usually get a very good rate of pay because it’s very hard to recruit for this role. All you have to do is make sure you’re able to hold a pose. All shapes and sizes are desired, so don’t be put off if you’re not the exact ‘model’ size. 

With the options listed above as well as the other tips in this post, you should have no trouble making some extra money online. Don’t expect to get rich or retire off the income you make doing these things, but you can certainly earn the extra cash you need to help pay the bills or use for any other reason you need it for.

Direct selling is one of the easiest ways to earn some extra cash, especially if you sell products you love. Avon, for example, allows you start your own business for $10 — your take home depends on your efforts. Some full-time representatives earn six-figure salaries, others own licensed Avon Beauty Centers and many just sell Avon part time around their family’s schedule

Retail Arbitrage is a quick and easy way to earn extra cash online. Simply put, it is finding products on Amazon website that sell for a higher price on Ebay. List the product on Ebay and when it sells turn around and buy the product yourself on amazon and have them send the product to your ebay customer.You keep the difference.

buying products in sales or clearances for cheaper than recommended retail price (RRP) and selling it on, on sites such as eBay and Amazon, for profit. If you sell the product on Amazon FBA they will also ship the product for you.

Another way to make extra cash in a short amount time – $10 for about 20 minutes of work – is to sign on with UserTesting and evaluate Web sites. You need a computer with a microphone and Internet connection, and you’ll have to fill out a one-page demographic profile. You’ll receive work if your profile matches that of the target audience of sites being tested. Then it’s just a matter of using UserTesting screen recorder, which you’ll need to download to your computer, to record your verbal comments and on-screen movements as you click through a site. Site owners typically are looking for feedback about whether the Web site is confusing to navigate.

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