If you are looking at ways to make extra money in 2020, you are in the right place. I lived and worked in 9 countries so far and I always struggled financially until I decided to freelance, which allowed me to earn extra money.
There are plenty of ways to make extra money and I’m going to tell you which ones worked for me.
I believe we all dream about being financially stable because that would allow us to spend more time with the loved ones, travel more, retire early and basically live a normal life, instead of worrying about tomorrow.
Here are 18 ways to make extra money.
If you have and know how to handle a camera or even a smartphone, you can offer photography services for bars, restaurants, retail shops and basically any type of business that has a social media account and uses product photography for promotion.
If you have marketing experience or you are currently working in the field of marketing, you can also offer your part time services to other companies.
Consultancy is usually paid better than working full time, however you need to take into consideration not to put your current job in danger.
Preferably you should choose clients in a different industry than the one of your current employer.
Related: How to find clients as a Freelancer
Copy writing services are in high demand currently, as marketing trends have shifted in the more recent years around content marketing, therefore most of the companies are looking for copywriters.
If you’re good with words, this can be an excellent way to make extra money in 2019.
Same as copy writing, web development skills are in high demand as all companies nowadays have a website.
Depending on where you live you can actually make a full time income working part time.
Knowledge in Photoshop and Adobe Suite can pay extremely well.
You can, however, depending on the profile of your potential client and their needs, manage to produce nice visuals with Canva.
Canva is extremely easy to learn even without any previous graphic design experience.
I handled the social media accounts for a client and only used Canva for all their visuals.
Social media is one of the best ways to make extra money as every company is present on social media nowadays, meaning every company needs a Social Media Manager.
If you are looking for small companies or restaurants, most of them they need someone part time.
This means you could easily take 2 clients aside from your full time job and make a pretty nice income at the end of the month.
If you are a detail-oriented person, this can be a good idea to make extra money.
Plenty of companies need help with data entry, so finding clients shouldn’t be a problem.
This trend is growing, especially because both sides benefit from it.
The company or client has less expenses compared to hiring someone at their actual office and the virtual assistant have more flexibility with their schedule, besides they can work from wherever they want.
Becoming a virtual assistant is a great way to make extra money and it can eventually become a full-time income. Check out Jessica, who makes $5,000 per month as a virtual assistant.
If you are good at a subject or more, you could tutor kids. This is a great way of making an extra income, and if you are into kids, it can be fun as well.
Depending on your local hour rate and the group size you are willing to take, this can lead to a nice extra income every week.
Foreign languages nowadays can bring you a lot of money. There are a lot of companies and translation part time jobs for people who know a second or third language.
As mentioned above, with everything revolving around content marketing nowadays, there is a constant need for content editors.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to edit content and besides, you can make a decent buck out of it, instead of just wasting time on social media.
It’s true, answering surveys won’t make you reach but they are a great way to make extra money that can go towards paying your debt or for that vacation you were dreaming of taking.
There are plenty of survey companies online. You can sign up with several at the same time in order to increase your chances of earning extra money.
Take care of old people
Globalization is the norm and everybody travels and evens settles, like myself, abroad.
Because of the young generation, us millenials, moving aboard en masse, there are a lot of old people who are left in their country on their own.
These people need care or even just someone to talk to.
There are many cases where their children settled at the other side of the world and it is difficult to visit often and many of them prefer having someone young to take care of their parents, rather than placing them in a care facility.
Caring for old people can mean anything from doing their groceries, paying their bills, helping them around the house, cleaning for them, cooking or even just talking.
Besides enabling you to make some extra money, this is a great opportunity to do some good for someone in need.
If you have experience and you’re good with babies and children, this is a good way to make extra money.
Baby sitters and nannies are always in need because people tend to be so busy nowadays or they just need a break from time to time.
You can either sell staff for other people that don’t have time to do it and you’ll get a small commission or you can sell stuff of your own that you don’t need anymore.
You can sell anything from furniture, clothes, appliances, decorations, art, books.
You can make extra money for cleaning anything from homes, offices, commercial outlets and it pays well.
If you dedicate a few hours per week to offer cleaning services, you would be surprised how much extra money you would make per month.
If you have any experience with events you can actually make really good money.
You can offer your services for any type of events from your local bar having a live band or a wine tasting, to organizing a wedding, an exhibition, a trade fair etc.
Cook for other people for extra money. If you are passionate about cooking you can actually turn this into a side business not just some extra income.
Cooking is always a trending topic and people nowadays do not have time to cook, however many of them, like myself, are just craving for some delicious home cooked dishes.
These are my favorite ways to make extra money that anyone can implement. Whether you are a professional or a teenager trying to make some extra money, these are easy ways to make extra income in 2020.
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