Getting clear financial goals is great advice whether you want to make more money or simply set cash aside for savings. If you want to make an extra $1,000 a month, there are plenty of ways you can do this without winning the lottery, working from morning to night or breaking your back with manual labor. It turns out that the Internet and some old-fashioned creativity can make it easy to earn money without much effort. It may even turn out to be fun! Here’s how to earn an extra $1,000 a month in 2022 with ten easy steps.
If you have a knack for creative writing, becoming a copywriter or a freelance writer can bring in a nice stash of cash. You’ll have to be good at meeting deadlines (and expectations), but if you are a good writer, there are plenty of online bulletin boards showcasing the need for someone to produce editorial materials. You can even list your services online or via social media. Contacting a local advertising or public relations agency with a portfolio of your work can be another way to score some extra work if you prove your worth.
Teach English online
There are people all over the world looking to learn English. Even if you don’t have the proper teaching skills (if you do, you can earn even more money), you’ll find people looking to have Skype or online conversations online just to practice their English. While many of these language exchanges are free, you can list your services online in exchange for money. By helping someone else practice their English, you’ll find that you might just learn something new, too.
Tutoring or coaching
It’s not just English either. If you’re good at math, have an interest in science, speak a foreign language or are good at sports, tutors and coaches can make big money. You can do everything from teaching piano to checking over someone’s math assignment. Some people even pick up some cash providing one-on-one coaching in sports like tennis lessons or just throwing around a football. No one said making money can’t be fun, too. Get creative and advertise your services.
Become a professional proofreader! This is a simple task that can make big money if you are a meticulous reader with the patience to watch for details. Law firms, publishing houses and even students need people to read over important documents and check for errors. Spelling and grammar checks on the computer are not perfect, and an extra set of eyes reading over materials can catch potential errors. You can list your services online or via social media. Another option is to approach law firms, local universities and schools, or area publications to see if they are willing to pay for proofreading services.
If you are a talented writer and have experience in the professional world, helping college graduates or those looking for a new job to write and touch up a resume is a great way to make money. List your services online or leave your information on bulletin boards around area campuses and civic centers. Many people are desperate for feedback and are willing to pay for it. You could help someone achieve their career dreams while making some money in the process.
If you have the skills needed to design advertising materials, touch up photos or even choose colors that coordinate together, being a freelance graphic designer could be for you. It starts with creating a solid portfolio of past work, and if you have one, approach area marketing and advertising agencies to see if they are looking to hire a freelancer. During busier periods of year, they may need to beef up their staff without hiring a full-time person.
Manage a social media account
If you’re knowledgeable about how to build an online following and engage with followers, social media can be a lucrative way to make some cash. You can manage social media accounts for an individual, an organization or even a brand. It can be an entertaining challenge where you can put your creativity and skills to work while helping someone else build a meaningful online presence. Many companies charge big bucks for these services, and hiring an individual at half the price could put money into your wallet.
Get free money by scanning receipts
They say nothing in life is free, but that isn’t true. Scan your receipts (and eReceipts you receive from online shopping) on the Fetch app and get awarded points that you can exchange for free gift cards at hundreds of retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, and Nordstrom’s. You can even exchange for VISA cash cards, and it is quick, easy and a great way to earn free cash.
Join the gig economy
If you put in the time, becoming a part of the gig economy and doing things like driving for Uber or delivering groceries via Instacart can translate into a nice sum of cash. Yes, it takes a lot of time to do these jobs, but they require relatively little skill. The best part is that you can control your own schedule while earning some side cash along the way.
Sell things online
If you’re serious about making some extra cash, opening an online store via a website like eBay can bring solid returns. You can clean up your house and turn unwanted items into cash. Another option is to hunt for valuable antiques or other collectible items that people will pay top dollar for online. You need some good photography skills, but it’s easy to make more than $1,000 online by selling (or reselling items you buy to sell for a profit). If you don’t want to invest in the effort, there are third-party companies that will do the heavy lifting for you and list items you give them for sale online in exchange for a cut of the profit.
In 2022, this is the perfect year to expand your wallet with an extra $1,000 a month and earn big.