Extra Ways to Make Money Before the End of 2017

Looking to make some extra money before the end of the year? According to USA Today, approximately 7.8 million Americans hold a second job. Fortunately, there are many ways to fit in making some extra money to your already busy schedule. Here are a few ways to make a little extra money.

Drive for a Rideshare Service

Services like Uber and Lyft are a great way to make a little extra cash on nights and weekends, especially if you live in an area where the apps are popular. Earning rates do depend on the demand for rides and where you live, but are still a great way to earn extra cash. Note that you will be considered an independent contractor working for either service, so any earnings over $600 will have to be reported with a 1099 form come tax time. You can also choose to drive either for one or both services.

Holiday Help

Many of your local retailers are most likely already hiring for the holidays. Visit your favorite store and simply ask if they are looking for extra help during the holidays. You may also qualify for an employee discount, which will allow you to save on purchases you make for the holidays.

Sell Unwanted Stuff

You can do this through a variety of ways. The most traditional way is to have a yard sale, if you’re in a warmer locale. For those who want to sell their stuff online, Facebook Marketplace is the most convenient option if you’re looking to sell to friends or just within your local area. You can also sell through an app called letgo, which allows you to sell anything within your home from electronics to clothing. If you have stuff you want to donate, you can also select that option on the site.

Write for Other Businesses & Blogs

Chances are, there is a blog or website out there that caters to your interests. See if they have any opportunities for freelance writers where you would be able to write pieces from home in your free time. Upwork is one of the best sites to find freelance writing gigs because you will be told your pay rate up front and will be given details on an assignment before applying to write the piece.

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