According to a May 2020 DollarSprout survey of 698 American adults, up to 48% of scammers use their money for additional expenses, and up to 27% use it to pay their monthly bills.
Regardless of how they end up using the money, many Americans are looking for ways to make more money each month, outside of or in place of a traditional 9 to 5 job.
Here are 20 gigs to consider, ranging from low what you can earn ($ 5 to $ 10 per gig) to high end ($ 90 to $ 105 per hour).
1. Be a fake juror online
2. Examine books
Authors and editors want to know what people think of their work. If you love to read books and have a lot of opinions about them, sites like OnlineBookClub pay $ 5- $ 60 for reviews of various types of books. Register on the site to start receiving their bonus.
3. Everything has business
A new app called Drum allows “drummers,” as they are called, to share promotions on social media or via email or text from companies selling fruit mattresses. Drummers usually get a percentage of any sales that come from their promotional efforts. Drum estimates that an average commission for a referral that results in a purchase will be between $ 10 and $ 12.
4. Testing websites
All businesses need to test their websites and apps before they go live, and sites like UserTesting pay people to do so. Users register with the site, filling in details such as age and location, and can then take 20 to 30 minute online tests or 45 minute live tests with a representative. Tests pay between $ 10 and $ 120 each.
5. Deliver the groceries
The demand for grocery delivery has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, with grocery delivery apps like Instacart hiring hundreds of thousands of new shoppers. Sign up to make grocery deliveries on Instacart, where shoppers make an average of $ 13 an hour, according to Glassdoor, or Shipt, where shoppers make up to $ 22 an hour, according to the site.
Make sure you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines when you’re at the supermarket, and ask your employer what type of contactless delivery system is in place to mitigate your risk of contracting the virus. .
6. Child care
With many schools choosing to return to distance this fall, parents who work full time need someone to help them care for their children throughout the day. Babysitters nationwide can earn between $ 14 and $ 20 an hour, according to Care.com. Sign up to be a babysitter on sites like Care.com, Sittercity, and UrbanSitter.
“There’s going to have to be some degree of control,” Dr. David Hirschwerk, infectious disease physician at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, told Grow of anyone interested in this concert. parallel. “I would like to know, in the household, has anyone been sick recently? And I think you would like to know how social distancing this household is in this household.”
7. Transcribe documents
If you are an especially fast typist, businesses and individuals who record conversations for interviews, research, document company meetings, etc., could use your skills. Transcriptionists listen to and transcribe these recordings with precision and clarity for future use. The average hourly rate is $ 15 an hour, according to PayScale. Find transcription jobs on sites like Upwork and FlexJobs.
8. Make an impression of celebrity
9. Answer questions
If you are an expert from repairing motorcycles to antique appraisals, sites like JustAnswer give users the ability to ask questions and get a response from a suitable expert within minutes. The site’s wide range of experts are paid between $ 18 and $ 50 per response, depending on their field.
You must apply to become an expert; JustAnswer has an acceptance rate of 10% to 12% of all applicants.
10. Become a virtual assistant
11. Rent your car
Instead of leaving your car unused while you work from home during the pandemic, consider renting it from sites like HyreCar or Turo. On HyreCar, car owners rent vehicles for between $ 29 and $ 100 per day, according to the company’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships, Brian Allan. On Turo, ads range from a 2009 Nissan Versa for $ 20 per day to a 2016 Tesla for $ 199 per day. Renters earn between 65% and 85% of the cost of the trip, depending on the auto insurance plan they choose.
12. Create an online course to download
If you know how to bake the best chocolate cake, create a great website, or knit the perfect scarf, consider starting an online course to teach people how to do it. Instructors on sites like Udemy can charge anywhere from $ 20 to $ 200 per course, and Udemy takes various discounts, from 3% to 75%, depending on how students find you.
13. Help people write CVs
With millions of people looking for jobs during the pandemic, now is the time to use your skills to help candidates write the most impressive resume. If you have a background in recruiting or human resources and you know what employers are looking for, consider writing CVs in parallel by offering your services on sites like Upwork or Fiverr. The typical salary is $ 21 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter.
14. Translate the material
If you are fluent in another language, businesses around the world need your skills in translating medical brochures, marketing materials, and legal documents. The average hourly rate for a translator in the United States is $ 23 an hour, according to Salary.com. Sign up to translate documents on sites like Translate or Bunny Studio, or find translator assignments on job sites like ZipRecruiter and Monster.
15. Write a travel itinerary
If you know the best spots in your town, whether it’s for take out or just a nice stroll outside, sites like Wild Bum allow you to write and sell a personalized itinerary to anyone planning. a trip there. Guide Architects, as they are called, charge anywhere from $ 25 to $ 150 for a guide. Architects keep 75% of every sale.
16. Give live lessons online
Do you have expertise in drawing figurines or in Dungeons & Dragons? Outschool is a live online course marketplace for children ages 3-18 covering a wide range of topics. Instructors teach anything from a single 40-minute class to eight 90-minute classes over the course of eight weeks and earn an average of $ 40 per hour.
17. Rent your instruments
If you’re a musician, instrument collector, or have sound equipment or a studio that would be perfect for rehearsals, consider renting them out from sites like Fretish. You can set hourly, daily, or weekly rates, with a French horn at $ 50 per day in New York, for example, and a microphone at $ 70 per day in Austin, TX. Fretish may take an 11% service charge from renters, so be sure to price accordingly.
18. Do odd jobs
If you are an expert at organizing, installing new technology, or building Ikea furniture, consider offering your services on sites like TaskRabbit. Organizers on TaskRabbit charge up to $ 90 an hour and furniture assemblers charge up to $ 105 an hour.
If you go to someone’s house, be sure to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines to lower your risk of contracting the coronavirus.
19. Leaf rake
With the onset of fall, many suburban households will need someone to pick up leaves from their garden. Leaf rakes cost as little as $ 10 on the Home Depot website. Research local regulations on the types of bags your city allows leaf collection in, then post your services on sites like Nextdoor or your city’s local Facebook groups.
The national average cost for leaf removal is $ 135, according to Thumbtack.
20. Sell used items online
These days you can sell just about anything online, from used sneakers to grandma portraits from the early 70s. Browse the items in your bedroom or home and see what you want. get rid of, then consider selling them on sites like eBay, Mercari, Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark (for clothes and shoes) or Decluttr (for electronics).
Daniella Flores, an expert in lateral shaking, made between $ 750 and $ 3,000 in a month selling used guitars on eBay.
The article “20 smart ways to make money on the side” originally published on Grow up + Acorns.