Everyone is looking for ways to supplement their income, make MORE money, or make money period… Bottom line is we all want to find legitimate ways to increase our pocket book. The cost of living is rising, eating healthy costs more than eating junk, the cost of raising kids is crazy high and when your kid is into extracurricular activities you can forget about it!!! Whew, the costs can touch the ceiling. So, to stay afloat we must be creative and find side hustles that really pay.

Today is your lucky day my friend. I’m feeling a little generous! 🙂

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I’ve found several ways that are proven to help you on your goal of making more money. Keep in mind, you must do what is best for you. Don’t choose a side hustle that you are not passionate about because, you will not work it to its full potential. Find something that brings a smile to your face and that doesn’t feel like work to you and you will easily rake up. You got that? Swell.

Below I will list out 10 surefire ways to get you going in the right direction of making money now with a legit side hustle. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments section under this post. I’m gonna start you guys off with ten ways but, there IS more; but, only if you want it. I will continue this post next week if the demand is shown. So, be sure to let me know!!

Here goes:

1. Are you creative in jewelry making? If so, get your supplies ready and your creative juices flowing! It’s time to sell those hot pieces on websites like Etsy and Ebay. People from all over the globe are raking in top dollar on their creations. Etsy and Ebay are the best places to setup and get started now. Oh yeah, make sure you have a good camera to capture your images. Visuals help you sell your items rather quickly.
Remember not to price your pieces too low. Make sure to cover the costs of materials, time, shipping, listing fees and other costs.

2. Are you en expert on a topic? Write and Sell Ebooks Do you know enough about a subject to write a book? eBooks tend to be around 20,000 words, though many eBooks are even shorter. Outline your ideas, then fill in your sections with more detailed advice. When you’re ready to sell, consider whether you’d prefer to sell through your own site or use a platform like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing or Apple’s iBooks. Is it profitable you may ask: Well, writer Steve Gillman has earned more than $2,000 from a short, self-published Kindle ebook; Amazon pays writers 70% royalties on eBooks priced between $2.99 and $9.99.

3. Do you like to shop or eating out at restaurants? Mystery shopping is by-far an easy and reputable way to get paid by eating and shopping at some of your favorite places. I’ve been a mystery shopper on and off for 13+ years and the money I’ve made from it part-time didn’t make me rich. BUT, I know the potential is there for you to make lots of money if you can commit to the assignments. I have an eBook that I created teaching you the ins and outs AND providing you with a list of over 100 legitimate companies that will get you started out the gate. Interested? Email me direct at: MS@ToyiahMarquis.com since you’ll be coming from Gumbumper I can offer you my jam packed ebook at $19.99.

4. Are you a good and responsible baby-sitter? If you love kids, then this is probably the quickest most easiest route to go in. Sign up on www.Sittercity.com and www.Care.com and list yourself as a baby-sitter. You can even become a Nanny which goes a little deeper than traditional baby-sitting. A nanny cooks, cleans, runs errands amongst other things. If you like this, this one right here is a shoe-in.

5. Do you have a voice on social media? Turn your voice into dollars by creating a blog. There are several ways you can make money off of a blog. And having a nice following is just a piece of the pie. You can equate that following into dollars simply by getting paid for your web traffic. Go to WordPress to set up your free blog today!

6. Become a Movie Extra. Extras don’t have to be a professional Actor. But, one MUST be a professional. Being an extra requires a time commitment to be on the set of a TV or Film project. Extra work doesn’t pay millions of bucks but, for someone who wants to make extra income doing extra work, it can help. Being on a set can help you learn about acting and show you what it’s like being on a real set. You can network with others and have fun. If you’re in a major city you can look up Extras Casting agencies on Google. Once you find a reputable agency find out what their requirements are and sign up. Good luck!!

7. Are your academic skills strong in certain areas? If so, you can become a Tutor. Decide what subject you can excel at and offer tutoring in your city. Go to www.Craigslist.org and create an ad. Watch how your phone starts ringing.

8. Are you female and under 30? Become an egg donor. Egg donors can make anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the egg donation center you sign up with. Your health and background plays an important role. Sometimes a lengthy process… It can be well worth it!

9. Are you a male and under 30? Become a sperm donor. Most donation centers want you to be attractive, fit, tall, and smart. You can make anywhere from $25 to $125 per drop.

10. Are you innovative? Have you thought of ways to improve something really simple? Try a low-risk, low-cost invention. The most out-of-pocket expenses you will incur would be the initial drawings (cad drawings and 3d renderings) which you can find designers on the low at places like www.Upwork.com and Fiverr.com once that’s done you can get a prototype made. Don’t know where to start? That’s why there are people like me!!! You can come on over to: www.iBrandMatchmaker.com and we’ll get you right where you need to be in terms of vetting factories that can create a quality prototype for you. After that’s all done you can set up a crowdfunding campaign to help you bring your product to market.

Well, that’s it for today. There are so many creative ways to start making $$$ off your side hustle listed in this post and it’s up to you to take the leap. While I’ve given you some great ways to make some money it’s up to you to implement them. If you don’t take action nothing will fall into your lap. So, get off your butt and go make sh*t happen!! Thanks so much for reading my article. If you know anyone else this could help feel free to REPOST and SHARE!!


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