Don’t we all love the idea of being able to create some extra money outside of our 9-5 job? Or be able to swap our full-time job for a few side hustles.

If that’s you, I have a list of legitimate ways you can make money fast without much effort. Some ideas you might not have even considered doing, but can make you an extra $100 today.

When I started researching for work from home jobs at the beginning of my online career in 2018, I was always on the lookout for ideas that would make me money fast. Everyone needs money immediately right? We’ve all got those never ending bills to pay:)

So I dug deep into ways that I could make a few $100 quickly and these are some of my tried and tested ideas.

If you are looking for work at home jobs that will earn you a full-time income then blogging or these side hustles may be good to consider.

My favourite in this list are #1,#6 and #12 as these are the side hustles that make me money every month working from home as a stay at home mom.

Now, let’s begin.

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12 Creative ways to make money

1. Get paid to use Pinterest

This might sound strange but you can actually make money pinning products. When your pins get shared and someone buys from one of your links on Pinterest you make a commission.

So yes, you can sell on Pinterest through affiliate marketing WITHOUT a website. First thing is to find an affiliate program and apply to it. Once you join the affiliate program, you can start promoting its products on Pinterest. Pinterest is a platform where people are ready to buy, so you can make money by spending a few minutes pinning everyday.

When I was a new blogger and not making a lot of money from it, I turned to direct affiliate marketing on Pinterest to make a few sales – extra money in my pocket!

Here’s a full tutorial on how to create a pin and make money on Pinterest>>

2. Write and earn

Starting a career as a full-time or part-time freelance writer can be a great side hustle. But if you are looking for a quicker option, there are sites that pay you per article. This is an easy way to earn a few 100 dollars fast.

You email an article and when it gets accepted you get paid for your work, usually via Paypal. Pay can range anywhere between $50-$250 per article. The amount you earn usually depends on the length of your article.

Here is a full list of sites that are accepting>>

3. Sell

Here are some of the things you can sell for fast cash. I love this idea because you not only make money but also declutter your home at the same time!

Here are a few things you can sell online for money.

Books – Bookscouter

Clothes –Poshmark, ThredUp

Phones –Gazelle

4. Rent

We are not talking about renting your home – although this is a great way to earn some extra money and put your spare room to use. But, today we are talking about rent your driveway or your car.

That’s right if you have an extra space for carpark you can list in on websites for cash. If you are looking to rent your driveway there’s Justpark, and for your vehicle there’s FatLama, and if you are considering renting your room then you can do it on Airbnb.

5. Take photos

Just like selling your books and clothes, you can also sell some high-quality photos you have on your phone.

Most smartphone these days can help you take stunning images, and if you like to sell some of your photos you can do so using apps like Foap. Fotolia and Alamy. These are legit photo selling site that are worth trying.

6. Start a blog

This is my number one favorite money making idea. There are bloggers making a few hundred to six figures a month. Blogging can work as a full-time hustle or a part-time gig that you can do in your spare time.

This is a side hustle that doesn’t earn you money immediately, but there are many bloggers that have earned money blogging in their very first month. And I am one of those bloggers that made money in my first-month blogging. It was a few hundred, but yes it is possible.

If you would like to start a blog, you can start one today with as little as $4/month.

7. High paying surveys

I must admit there are a lot of time-consuming surveys out there that are not worth your time.

My favorite and highly rated survey site is Survey Junkie. It is also one of the few survey sites that made me a quick $20 for a few minutes of my time.

If you have an hour to spend every day, here are seven of the BEST surveys sites that can earn you a few hundred dollars in cash each month. You can check them out right here.

8. Buy for $10 sell for $100

This family sells thrift store products on eBay for a bigger price margin and makes more than a full-time income.

If you are looking for ways to turn trash into cash then you will love this idea. Once you learn how it works you can boost your income EACH month doing this.

9. Sell a service

If you have a skill to share, why not try Fiverr to make money from it. You list your service – like graphic designing, logo making or any short freelance work, and get paid once you complete your task.

10. Open an Etsy store

This is suitable for anyone that has an interest in crafts. Use your talent to sell your work on Etsy. This is a large online marketplace where anything from handicrafts, vintage goods, jewelry, and printables are sold. A lot of people use Etsy these days to shop for unique gifts. You can start building an income using this side hustle.

11. Freelancing

There are a lot of ways you can work as a freelancer, from photography, writing and virtual assisting. As a freelancer, you can set your own rates, work your own hours and make money once you complete your job. Freelancers are in-demand as most businesses prefer to outsource some of their daily tasks to freelancers so they can concentrate on other aspects of their business.

12. Write an ebook

This might come as a surprise, but I wrote my first ebook and made an instant $200 the first week I launched it! I used Canva to write my ebook -which was free to use and used Sendowl to take care of customers payment and transactions. I just added my payment details and every time someone made a purchase I made money instantly. If you need help and advice with this side hustle, I’ll be happy to guide you:)

There you have it!

12 quick ways of making money to add some extra income. Pinterest, blogging and writing an ebook have been my top three favorite ways of making an income on the side.

I’d like to know what have been your best ways of making money fast. Leave them in the comments below so we can all learn and grow our wallet!

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