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Side Gig: How to Make Money on the Side

Side Gig: How to Make Money on the Side

If you’re having a hard time making ends meet, a side gig can make all the difference. This can be a small job that you perform on the side or even just a site/app that you use to make some extra cash.

We’ve found several side gig opportunities that can help you net some extra cash.

Make deliveries.

If you have reliable transportation, you could make extra cash with DoorDash or Instacart. We’ve found many tips that can help you maximize your revenue on either of those platforms, so be sure to check out those links!

Write for cash.

My fallback has always been freelance writing. In a pinch, I know where to go to make a few bucks quickly and easily. If you’re interested in opportunities as a freelance writer, check out this list of reputable sites you can write for.

Decorate your car.

If you are eligible for one of these car wrap advertising opportunities, you may be able to make extra money just by driving your car! Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams out there. We’ve sorted out the legitimate opportunities from the scams, so be sure to check out that link!

Make money on an app.

If you don’t want to commit to another job, you can still net some extra cash by using certain apps and websites.

We’ve found a list of 30 apps that can pay you just for using your smartphone. In some cases, it will involve placing an advertisement on your lock screen. Others will pay you for stock photography or completing surveys. Get a full list here!

These are some of my favorites:

Try GoFundMe?

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Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.

Lucy Carrasquillo

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

I'm a senior age69 that needs money to pay for an IT course with TestPro or Careerist that doesn't offer free grants for tuition. However, none of your RoboChat selections cover my need to pay for this course, and GoFundMe or Reddit isn't going to cut it. I'm home-bound, for the moment, from knee replacement surgery and seeking a part-time work-from-home career. I don't have a driver's license or car, and there's no public transportation. My monthly SSI isn't close to the $1657.00 dollar mark you've mentioned in your videos - I'm short by quite a bit. I'm living with my daughter (who is working two jobs)and 3 sons under 18 while trying to stay afloat with great difficulty. My savings is depleted from the pandemic, so I can't invest in any side gigs, etc. I'm at my wit's end in frustration. HELP!


Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!


Sunday 30th of May 2021

Hi, would you know if any agencies that might help with the purchase of an adult trike for my disabled son with Down syndrome?

Hannah Benge

Monday 31st of May 2021

I can add this to our research list, but we don't have any resources that we know of as of now. -Hannah