100 Websites that Help You Make Money in Your Spare Time

100 Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time

By Rob | May 13th, 2016 | 58 Comments
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It doesn’t have to be hard to make money in your spare time. In fact, thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever. Whether you’re looking for a traditional part-time job while in college, freelance projects to supplement your travel income, or a way to rent out things you already own in retirement, you’ve come to the right place!

The following list offers 100 websites that you can use to find jobs and make money – both online and off. With a plethora of both conventional and unconventional methods, I have no doubt that at least a few of these ideas can help you meet your monetary needs.

But just a heads up before you get lost in this list: a few of my favorites are Ebates, Fiverr, Upwork, and Fundrise (for investing). Enjoy!

Caregiver opportunities

1. Care.com

Care is the perfect website for anybody looking to care for pets, kids, homes, or the elderly. You can search for jobs and create an in-depth profile with photos, references, and reviews to make yourself stand out. You can work as much or as little as you want in care positions such as babysitting, dog walking, elderly care, or even light housework.

2. TrustedHousesitters.com

Although Trusted Housesitters does not allow you to earn money by house sitting, it does provide you with free housing in exchange for housekeeping and pet care. You can become a member for $8/month and have access to post or apply to house sitting opportunities almost anywhere worldwide.

3. HouseSitter.com

Called the #1 place to find house sitters and house sitter jobs– HouseSitter.com gives you access to high-quality property care opportunities. It’s free to register – just input what you’re willing to do and some personal information to get started.

4. SitterCity.com

This is a high-quality job resource for child caregivers. There are, understandably, a few long forms to fill out to get started. However, once you’ve registered, you gain access to many job opportunities.

5. PetSitter.com

You can make money by spending time with pets. If you like pet sitting, dog walking, grooming or pet boarding, then register to find local pet care opportunities. It’s simple to get started, and looking after animals is a great way to stay busy and have fun!

6. GreatAupair.com

Find work as a nanny, housekeeper, or elder care specialist. There are listings available from all over the world.Registering and navigating the job page is easy, and you can sort according to location, religion, payment, and other factors.

Tutoring online or in person

7. Wyzant.com

You can make a real difference – and some money  –  with your teaching skills. Wyzant helps you get connected with local kids who need help in school.  Simply register (it’s free) and set your rates. Local families can contact you, or you can apply to open requests.

8. TakeLessons.com

If you’re not a teacher per se, but have skills and a passion to share, then TakeLessons is a great resource for you to make some money. There are numerous categories of jobs available, and you can work in-person, or online. Sign up here to get started.

9. Tutor.com

You can make money tutoring local students in a wide range of subjects online. Tutor has been named one of the top 5 education apps by the Today Show. If you have a passion for teaching traditional school subjects and AP concepts, then register here.

10. Chegg Tutors

Be an on demand tutor in any number of academic subjects. You choose your own hours, and students come to you. When your reputation grows, then you gain access to more jobs. Sign up with your Facebook account to get started.

11. TutorVista.com

This selective tutoring service facilitates tutoring with mostly math and science topics. If you have a degree and a love of teaching, then consider making money as a tutor. Sign up to get started with this high quality online tutoring opportunity.

Handyman projects

12. TaskRabbit.com

Make money by doing everyday tasks! Whether you are a good handyman, or have time to run errands, you can make good money by doing the tasks that others need help with. TaskRabbit is a great resource to use if you live in a major metropolitan area and love to stay busy.

13. Thumbtack.com

If you have any skill, there is probably somebody on Thumbtack who can use it. From voice instruction to commissioned paintings and handywork – if you can do it, there’s a marketplace for it on Thumbtack.

14. DoMyStuff.com

People post tasks to do on DoMyStuff and you make money by bidding on and completing them! You can register to get access to numerous tasks like running errands, mowing lawns, or cooking dinner.

Rent out your home or spare rooms

15. AirBnB.com

Rent out your home or rooms and make money doing it. Give yourself a break from everyday life, and help a visitor feel like a local. Simply register, take pictures of your home, and wait for people to request a stay.

16. HomeAway

Get rental income easily by making your home available to long-term or short term renters. You can earn up to $56,000/year renting out your home. HomeAway reaches over 44 million people per month, so register now to get started.

17. VRBO

This is a great site to use if you’re looking to rent your home as a longer term vacation rental. VRBO is especially lucrative if you have a property in a tourist-heavy area, or if it’s a unique listing. So get registered, take some pictures of your home, make a listing, and wait for your reservations to come rolling in.

18. FlipKey

To make money renting out your your home or apartment, FlipKey is another inviting platform to try out. If you have rental properties in key locations, then FlipKey is a great resource for finding short-term renters. Registration is free, and payments are secured through Tripadvisor.

19. Roomorama

Roomorama is the prefered short-term housing rental site for corporate stays – averaging over $1000 per stay. If you have a high-end property to rent for stays that average 9 day periods, then Roomorama is worth a look.

20. OneFineStay

OneFineStay is a high-end home rental platform, specializing in pre-vetted properties that guests can be comfortable and confident in renting. If you live in a nicer part of town and would be interested in charging a premium to rent out your unit, consider joining OneFineStay.

21. Wimdu

Geared toward European travelers, Wimdu is one of the world’s largest room and home rental platforms. Make money with your spare rooms and homes by listing them as a rental on Wimdu – either permanently, or for the periods when you will be gone and on vacation.

22. 9flats

9flats is a primarily European home rental portal. However, even if you live in the US you can list your home or guest home as a rental on the website. In fact, because of the limited listings across North America, you may actually have higher odds of having your property chosen because it will be more likely to stand out when people search for a rental in your city.

Rent out your vehicle

23. Turo.com

If you find yourself driving less frequently, but still wanting to keep a car around for those occasional trips, then consider renting it out on Turo. Each day you rent it out, other people enjoy your vehicle while you make money. And because there is a $1 million protection policy, you never need to worry about anything happening to your vehicle.

24. GetAround.com

Although only active in certain cities, GetAround allows you to to add a device to your car so that renters can unlock it with an app. Then, anytime you aren’t using the vehicle, you can schedule it to be rented out. Renters simply unlock it with the app and you receive payment for every hour it’s used until it’s returned to it’s proper parking spot.  

Give people rides

25. Uber.com

If you enjoy the thought of meeting new people around town, while making money in the process, consider becoming an Uber Driver. If you have a newer car that’s been kept up well, you can make several hundred dollars a day, just by giving people rides around town! The best part is that you only pick of passengers when you want to – there is no required time commitment.

26. Lyft.com

Make up to $35/hr by giving people rides with Lyft. Whether a single transactions, or running a route with the Lyft Line service, you can make a consistent income by driving around the city meeting new people.

Lease out other things you own

27. ShareDesk.net

If you have a great front porch or quiet library that you seldom use, then consider listing it on ShareDesk. Many people now work from home and need a quiet workspace or meeting place. Consider renting your workspace out to make some money on the side!

28. Spinlister.com

Spinlister is a platform that allows you to rent out your bike, surfboard, or skis when not being used. If you have any of these toys sitting around that you don’t use often, but still want to keep, then listing them on Spinlister may be the solution! Make $15-100/day from each item you list when it gets rented out.

29. StoreWithMe.com

StoreWithMe allows people to rent storage from their neighbors. Rather than paying for a storage unit across town, individuals can pay a few bucks to someone close by to store their extra belongings, vehicles, etc. If you have extra space in your garage or shed, you can rent it out to make a few extra bucks every month.

Online Freelance Work

* Hubstaff Talent

There are many freelance directories available (as you can see from the rest of this list). However, most of them charge a fee of 5-25% of what you earn. Meanwhile, HubStaff Talent is 100% free! Connect with potential clients to assist with any kind of project imaginable — from content writing, to graphic design, to web development. This is a site that I have just recently come across and am thoroughly impressed with. Start your freelance career with Hubstaff Talent.

30. Fiverr.com

Fiverr prides itself in being the world’s largest marketplace for micro jobs. What does this mean? You can sell any service, starting at $5, through the website. Whether you’re a writer, designer, advisor, or entertainer, you can make money on Fiverr – just sign up to get started! There are many people that make a full time living by selling different services on Fiverr.

31. SEOClerk.com

A runner up to Fiverr, SEOClerk is another website where you can sell online services, tweets, and ebooks. If you have a product or service that you think online entrepreneurs would enjoy, consider adding your item to the list of services currently offered on the site.

32. PeoplePerHour.com

PeoplePerHour allows you to sell virtually any online service. Set up a listing and and start promoting your service. From website design to content writing and drawing, just about any business service can be sold on PeoplePerHour.

33. Upwork.com

The largest online freelance marketplace in the world, Upwork allows you to apply to short-term projects listed by companies and individuals. Find projects ranging from articles, to voice-overs, to design and programming. Many freelancers use Upwork to make a full-time living – so sign up today and begin your own freelance career.

34. Freelancer.com

Freelancer allows you to search through thousands of freelance projects, applying to those that interest you. By joining the growing community on Freelancer.com, you can start applying to projects and making money online in no time at all.

35. Guru.com

Businesses and startups post projects on Guru when they’re looking for a talented expert to help accomplish a freelance task. Use this platform to find and apply to a plethora of projects around marketing, design, and website development. From small $5 jobs to large $50,000 projects, Guru has it all.

36. FreelancerNation.com

Another great freelancer platform, FreelancerNation sets itself apart by sharing profits with freelancers based on their contributions. In other words, not only do you make money for completed projects, but you’ll receive a monthly bonus based on the total earnings received by the site. Join here to get started.

37. Toptal.com

Toptal is a high paying and high quality freelance platform, though it is challenging to join. Rather than accepting anyone, Toptal strives to only present the top 3% of freelancers from around the world. This ensures that the freelancers receive the highest rates, while companies can be confident hiring anyone from the platform. If you’re confident in your work abilities, consider applying as a Toptal freelancer.

38. 99designs.com

99designs is one of the most well-known platforms for design skills. From websites to logo designs, businesses visit 99designs to see mockups and samples from dozens of freelancers. If you pride yourself in your design skills, and would like to develop a richer portfolio, you may benefit from joing 99designs.

39. FreelanceWritingGigs.com

This job posting board presents a large list of freelance writing jobs. From blogging, to ebooks, to writing comments and reviews, you can find just about every type of writing job listed on this job board. If you consider yourself a skilled writer, keep an eye on this job board for projects you would enjoy.

40. Writer’s Guidelines for Magazines

There are hundreds of magazines that pay anywhere from $25-$1000+ for great articles contributed to their publications. If you are familiar with a particular topic and enjoy writing, try finding niche magazines that pay for contributions by visiting the Writer’s Guidelines site.

Project-based income

41. UserTesting.com

Website and app developers often need another set of eyes to provide feedback on the quality and flow of their products. UserTesting pays users $10 per 20 minute video of them using the website or app and sharing their thoughts through the process. If you enjoy critiquing other people’s work, then you may as well start making money from it!

42. BestMark.com

BestMark has been a leader in mystery shopping for over 30 years. If the idea of getting paid to shop sounds exciting to you, then you should definitely check them out. As a shopper, you are asked to go into particular stores and make purchases. You then record and monitor the feel of the store, the quality of service you receive, etc., to help management improve their business.

43. MechanicalTurk.com

If you want to make a small amount of money fast, then head over to Mechanical Turk, where you can complete micro tasks for a few pennies at a time. Although you certainly won’t get rich, you can probably earn $5 or so an hour – any time you want. If you need a few extra dollars, Mechanical Turk may be worth joining.

44. Postloop.com

Postloop is a place where website and forum owners pay visitors to leave comments on their sites. Essentially, these owners want to have an interactive community on their websites. Because this can be difficult for small startups, they are willing to pay people to participate on the site. The signup process requires a bit of time, but the projects pay anywhere from a few pennies to a dollar per comment.

Sell photos online

45. Shutterstock.com

Shutterstock is the largest photo marketplace online. Whether you want to sell pictures, videos, or vector designs, every time someone downloads one of your pieces, you get paid. So, if you think yourself a photographer, pull out that camera and you can start making money with the first picture you upload!

46. 123rf.com

123rf pays a commission of up to 60% per photo sold through their website. Start taking pictures and upload them to 123rf to start actually getting paid as a photographer! Sign up today to start making some money.

47. Getty Images

In addition to allowing you to sell your photos through Getty Images, you may also be asked to assist with professional photo and video shoots for large companies from around the world. Sign up to start selling your photographs now – and keep your eyes open for special assignments in your area.

Sell custom products online

48. Zazzle.com

Create and sell your own personally-branded products on Zazzle. From t-shirts and mugs, to business cards and wedding favors, every time someone purchases something designed by you, you receive a portion of the revenue. You can even launch your own store! Are you not very creative? Then consider promoting and selling other people’s products! Zazzle provides 3 unique options for making money online.

49. CafePress.com

CafePress is a great place for anyone with a creative mind to make money. Simply create a design or quote and post it on CafePress. Anytime a person purchases a product with your artwork on it, you make a commission! If people are always praising your sketches or one-liners, then become a creator on CafePress.

Launch a Company or Invent Something

50. IndieGoGo.com

IndieGoGo allows users to raise funds for a business, piece of artwork, etc., in exchange for perks. If your retirement dream is to own a coffee shop, bookstore, or other small business, use IndieGoGo to essentially pre-sell your product to raise the money you need to get started. Launch an IndieGoGo campaign today and watch your business become a reality. Just make sure to read up on how to make your campaign a success!

51. Kickstarter.com

Similar to IndieGoGo (but more restrictive), Kickstarter allows you to raise funds for creative projects in exchange for rewards. If you want to invent a game, start a clothing brand, or accomplish an impressive artistic feat, consider launching a Kickstarter campaign.

52. Fundable.com

For someone with a more serious business idea, Fundable allows you to raise venture capital from accredited investors. Allow your friends, family, and associates to financially support your next big idea and let them to earn from your startup as well. Get started by creating an account.

53. GoFundMe.com

GoFundMe allows people to work together to raise money for those in a difficult situation. If you (or someone you love) just received a large medical bill, are struggling with an eviction notice, or need a new car for that new job, considering launching a GoFundMe campaign. The generosity of friends and strangers may help you get through a challenging time.

54. Patreon.com

For creatives who need a way to fund their art, Patreon is the go-to solution. Whether you’re a recording artist, a painter, or a writer, Patreon allows patrons (your friends, family, and strangers) to pay for every piece of art you create. Similar to patrons of old, your fans pledge X dollars per song, painting, or chapter that you complete – keeping you incentivized to complete your work. Watch the video on their homepage to learn more about how you can earn a living from your artwork.

55. Quirky.com

Quirky is the pioneer in crowdfunded inventing. The community works together to come up with ideas and bring them to market – splitting 10% of the final sale price of each item. Whether you want to share your own idea or help enhance the concepts of others, Quirky is a great way to make money through inventions. Learn more by signing up as an inventor and contributor.

56. EquityOwl.com

EquityOwl realizes that great ideas require a team to succeed. With is in mind, they’ve created a platform where people with ideas can grow their team by giving away equity instead of a salary. If you don’t need money right away, and like the idea of owning shares in the next big thing, you may want to sign up and search positions now. Or, if you have a great idea and need a team to make it a reality, sign up as a founder to start growing your team.

Sell products online

57. Etsy.com

If you enjoy creating your own products, consider opening up a shop on Etsy. This platform allows anyone to sell things that they have made themselves – from clothing, to tools, to anything else you might imagine. If you have a knack for creating, try listing and selling your items on Etsy.

58. Amazon.com

If you’ve always wanted to run your own store, but you aren’t sure how to handle the sales and promotional aspects, consider selling through Amazon. Not only does Amazon help promote and present your products, but they also manage the entire sales process – so all you have to do is ship the product (but Amazon will do this for you as well). It’s not a walk in the park, but selling on Amazon is easier than you might think.  

59. Ebay.com

The world’s largest auction store has been helping people make a full-time living online for over a decade now. Whether you’re interested in searching flea markets and yard sales for great deals, or buying and selling new products directly, consider selling on ebay. To start, just try selling a few things around your house that you no longer use. It’s amazing how much people will pay for items that are of no value to you.

60. Alibaba.com

This Chinese wholesale giant allows anyone to become an importer. Search for manufacturers and products from around the world, find a few local businesses interested in receiving these at a slight markup, and start shipping! You manage the process of getting the items into the country and receive a small percentage on each order. Check out Alibaba to get started today – and just make sure that you vet the suppliers and products you ship.

61. AliExpress.com

If you’re interested in importing a smaller number of items, or even just selling products online (through Amazon, ebay, Craigslist, etc), consider using AliExpress, Alibaba’s smaller retail site. Unlike Alibaba, you can buy a few items at a time and shipping to the US is easy to calculate. As with Alibaba, you’ll want to buy one or two items to start to verify the quality before buying in bulk.

62. Shopify.com

Shopify allows you to create an online storefront where you can sell products and services directly from your own website. Whether you import items to sell or make your own, Shopify provides all of the necessary tools to take orders, charge credit cards, and track inventory in one place. If you want to start an online store, Shopify may be right for you.

63. Wix.com

Wix offers another great online store for selling products and services. Whether you design your own clothes, sell antiques, or import products, the Wix storefront allows you to connect with customers, take credit card orders, and even add a blog and other web pages to your online store.

Make Money Writing Your Own Content

64. HubPages.com

HubPages allows anyone to become a paid writer – on any topic! The site helps promote great content and shares advertising revenue (70%) with contributors. Although you probably won’t get rich, once an article is written, you can receive earnings from it for years to come. There are some authors making $500+ per month from the articles they’ve written. You can sign up here to get started.

65. Amazon Kindle Author

For more serious authors and writers, consider self-publishing on Amazon Kindle. Whether you’re writing a novel, a how-to, or an autobiography, there are a plethora of people making a full-time living as self-published authors on Amazon. If that could be you, then learn more here.

66. Start a Blog

Blogging requires a large time commitment, and it isn’t easy to make money until you have a substantial following (1000+ views a day). However, if you enjoy creating content and would like to get your voice heard, a blog could be a fun, money-making hobby. The easiest way to start a blog is to sign up for a hosting account on iPage or WPEngine and install WordPress.

Make Money Investing

67. LendingClub.com

LendingClub is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. This allows you to play the role of the bank – lending money to others who may need it for a large purchase, consolidating debt, or other needs. In exchange, you receive a much higher interest rate than you would if your money was sitting in the bank – with most investors earning between 6-9% annual returns. Become a LendingClub investor here and start using your money to make money.

68. Prosper.com

Another P2P lending platform, Prosper allows investors to make money by purchasing loan notes. Learn how to invest in Prosper today and you can start earning a stable 6-9% annual return that is far less volatile than the stock market.

69. MotifInvesting.com

Motif Investing provides a unique way to purchase stocks. Rather than buying shares in individual companies, you can make a single purchase into a “motif” of up to 30 stocks for just $9.95. This form of investing allows for a more diversified investment and can save as much as $300 in investing fees. Start investing with Motif today.

70. TradeKing.com

TradeKing is probably the best priced “traditional” stock trading platform. With trades costing just $4.95 and options costing just $0.65, TradeKing is an affordable and useful tool for stock trading investors – for both investment and retirement accounts. Join TradeKing here and start saving on your brokerage purchases.

71. Robinhood App

This no-fee stock trading platform is currently only available on the iPhone and iPad. However, if you have either of these devices you can buy and sell shares for $0! That’s a hard price to beat. Currently the platform only allows buying and selling shares (no bonds, etc.). However, backed by several large firms, including Google, this is a worthwhile investment tool to use. Sign up and download the app here.

Crowdfunded Investing

72. Crowdfunder.com

Crowdfunder allows accredited investors to buy into venture-backed startups, at their rate. In other words, savvy investors can buy into the next Facebook, Google, or AirBnB before it’s gone mainstream. Although there is a lot of risk with startup investing, the returns can also be substantial. To begin investing in startups, sign up here.

73. Microventures.com

MicroVentures is one of the leaders in crowdfunded investing, and they have invested in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest in the past. If you’re an accredited investor interested in growing your wealth, sign up here to see the offerings they currently have available.

74. CircleUp.com

CircleUp is another great resource for accredited investors interested in buying into startups. Having helped over 165 companies raise nearly $200 million dollars, they know what they’re doing. Take a look at the currently vetted companies and see if any of them would be worth adding to your portfolio.

75. EquityNet.com

Crowdfunded investing in startups is in the process of becoming legal for non-accredited investors (those making under $200k/year). EquityNet is one of the first companies to promote being a platform for investors who aren’t accredited. So, if you make under $200k a year, but still want to invest in startups, visit their site to learn more.

76. Fundrise.com

If you’re interested in investing in real estate, but don’t want to deal with tenants and upkeep, Fundrise is a platform worth checking out. Whether you want to buy into specific real estate holdings, or invest in their privately held eREIT, Fundrise provides valuable investment opportunities for real estate moguls. Learn more and sign up here.

77. PatchOfLand.com

Another platform for real estate investors, PatchOfLand currently only permits accredited investors. However, for those interested in becoming partners with real estate developers, these vetted properties are a great place to start. View current listings and signup to start earning from real estate today.

78. RealtyMogul.com

Another valuable real estate investment tool, RealtyMogul allows you to partner up with other accredited investors and developers to invest in properties – diversifying your portfolio across multiple units. Sign up for RealtyMogul today to start browsing listings.

79. CrowdStreet.com

CrowdStreet is a real estate investment platform that focuses exclusively on commercial properties. With properties making returns from 12-20%, it’s certainly an appealing place to invest your money. Additionally, because real estate maintains its value, even if the market goes up or down the investment will allows be worth something. Learn more here.

* RealtyShares.com

Another great real estate crowdfunding site that has quickly become an industry leader is RealtyShares.com. Realty Shares has one of the largest lists of possible real estate investments for accredited investors across the US. Including both property and loans, Realty shares offers a wide range of investments.

Online Survey Sites

80. Acop.com

If you want to make money by sharing your opinions, one of the best places to get started is American Consumer Opinion – a website that sends out several surveys a year to members. Although you won’t get rich, it’s an easy way to make a few extra dollars here and there without requiring much effort or time on your part. Learn more by visiting their homepage.

81. InboxDollars.com

InboxDollars doesn’t just let you take surveys – you can also make money by playing games, searching the web, and shopping online. Although you won’t make money fast, it’s a fun way to make money while doing things that you are already doing anyway. Learn more and sign up here.

82. Swagbucks.com

This is another great site that allows you to earn money by doing a variety of activities online. Swagbucks gives you money for every purchase, game, search, and survey that you complete. Sometimes you can even get paid just for clicking on links. Finally, you can either cash out what you make or use it to enter sweepstakes for larger prizes. Sign up to start earning today.

83. PineconeResearch.com

Companies are always trying to decide what types of products customers would like to see in the marketplace. One way they do this is by asking consumers what they want through PineconeResearch. Every time you respond to a survey on this site, you receive points which can either be cashed out or turned into prizes. This is a great place to make money while helping shape the products we use in the future.

84. ProOpinion.com

ProOpinion is an online community for business professionals. Not only are you able to communicate with other experts in your field of interest, but you can participate in surveys and polls to help businesses learn how to succeed. Help businesses thrive while making a few extra dollars by signing up here.

85. HarrisPollOnline.com

HarrisPollOnline gives users prizes and gift cards for answering survey questions. Meanwhile, with every survey question you answer, you’re entered to win a $10,000 cash prize. Join this poll that’s been around for over 50 years and share your thoughts with businesses across North America.

Other

86. Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

It’s possible to make up to $625 for each credit card you sign up for. Although it’s important to pay off credit cards on time and closely monitor your credit, if you want to cover your next vacation, signing up for a credit card is one way to do it! Check out NerdWallet for the best credit card rewards and sign up bonuses.

87. Ebates.com

Ebates lets you receive cashback on every online purchase you make. From 2%-20% – earn money when you book hotels, buy clothes, or purchase electronics. You also receive a $10 gift card when you sign up and make your first purchase!

Traditional Jobs Listed Online

88. Indeed.com

Probably the most popular job-board website today, Indeed is a great place to find part-time work (in addition to full time jobs). Sort jobs on Indeed according to salary, location, and numerous other factors. You can even upload your resume to Indeed and wait for a company to contact you.

89. SimplyHired.com

Some of the largest companies post jobs exclusively on SimplyHired. This job board is a great resource for finding any kind of part-time or full-time job. Find Digital Nomad and other job’s here.

90. Monster.com

For years, Monster has been the leading website for businesses, recruiters, and jobseekers. Monster’s especially robust recruitment platform makes it easy to apply for jobs and for employers find you.

91. CareerBuilder.com

This busy job site lets you filter jobs according to 13 different criteria. You can also upload a resume and wait to be contacted for employment. CareerBuilder’s intuitive platform is a perfect way to find any variety of employment.

92. Craigslist.org

The world’s most popular buy-sell-trade marketplace, Craigslist is also a major employment hub. Check out the “gigs” section for local work that interests you, or view the jobs pages by category to find more traditional work. Craigslist also has a wealth of opportunities for full-time employment in various industries.

93. LinkedIn.com

The social network for professionals is also a prime spot to find work. To get started, create a profile complete with resume and connect with friends and associates. You can start looking for jobs immediately. LinkedIn’s unique standing as a social network allows you to directly connect and communicate with the people in charge of hiring. You can also ask current or former employees what their experience at a company was like. Create or spruce up your LinkedIn profile to start searching for that next job today.

94. SnagAJob.com

SnagAJob is a great resource for hourly jobs, which is especially nice if you want to make some money, but not be bound to a 40-hour work week. SnagAJob is an easy, free way to find a job and make some money working hourly.

Full-Time and Part-time Remote Jobs

95. WeWorkRemotely.com

This is a great site for finding work that you can do from home. WeWorkRemotely gives you access to high-quality part-time and full-time opportunities from companies around the globe – many of which even provide generous technology and education stipends. You can post or apply for jobs in a variety of different areas from programing to marketing.

96. FlexJobs.com

FlexJobs is another great way to find almost any job in any configuration possible – remote or on-site, contract or employee. FlexJobs is a prime resource to find non-traditional work in over 55 career categories. These jobs are flexible and professional. Memberships start at $14.95/mo, but you can cancel at any time. The site also offers benefits such as skill testing and special partner offers.

97.AnywhereWorkday.com

Work anywhere you want, in many different fields – from education and customer care, to legal and non-profit work. This is a subscription site full of high-quality jobs. Jobs are easy to find and apply for and you can keep up to date through their blog and job forum. Register for $9.95 to try it for a month, or $14.95 for three months.  

98. SkipTheDrive.com

This free job seeking service helps eager job hunters find remote work quickly. They even have a telecommute calculator to show you how much you’ll save by working from home. Part time as well as full time work is available. Start searching for your dream remote job, or browse their many job categories.

99. Staff.com

This remote job site allows you to create a profile, complete with hourly rate and experience, so employers can hire you as part-time, full-time, or contract staff. You can also search the job boards to find work that is most appealing to you. Staff.com is also 100% free to post and apply for jobs.

100. Remotive.io

Remotive allows you to filter and apply for jobs according to company and position, all for free. There is no sign-up necessary, unless you choose to enroll in their newsletter, which is sent out every two weeks and contains remote tips and the newest job listings.

Bonus Sites!

101. GivingAssistant.org

Another cashback shopping portal, GivingAssistant.org has three advantages over other portals. First, you get $5 just for signing up. Second, every time you shop they provide a meal to a homeless person. Third, they have the highest cash-back rates that I’ve seen! So, if you want to make a few extra bucks on all of your regular shopping experiences, check out GivingAssistant.org to start earning!

102. Betterment

I’ve started using Betterment for automating investing of my emergency fund. Rather than keeping my emergency cash in the bank making 0.2% interest, I can make a 2-4% with a relatively low risk and be able to pull it out immediately when/if needed. Join Betterment to join the robo-advisor community and find investments that fit your risk tolerance level.

103. Deliver food or mail by bicycle

This was one of 5 great ideas from an article discussing how to make money while getting in shape. There are several websites that help connect you with bike delivery jobs. Join one of these and make some money while getting in shape!

What now?

Give one of the above mentioned websites a shot! You’ll be able to make money in your spare time, in no time at all. Then, come back and share your experience with the rest of us.

And, if you enjoy finding ways to make, invest, and save, sign up for the Money Nomad newsletter. I’d love to keep in touch!

For the comments: I have two requests from you today. First, did I miss anything that should be added to the list? Second, have you used any of these websites listed above, and what has been your experience?

About Author Rob

Rob blogs at Money Nomad - where he shares strategies and tips for becoming a remote entrepreneur. When not working on his own projects, Rob writes articles for businesses and thought leaders. You can find him on Twitter @rlerich.

58 thoughts on “100 Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time

    1. Glad to help! If you come across anymore that I’ve missed, feel free to send them my way! And best of luck as you keep hunting for ways to earn online and off.

  1. Thank you for all these great websites. We sold our company that I have been working at for 14 years and now I have to find a way to make some money. So hopefully with the websites you listed I hope to find some kind of part time work.

    1. I’m sure you will be able to Terry! From quick jobs for a couple of bucks, to full-time work, there’s a lot to choose from. And that’s what I love about the web! There’s always a way to earn a bit. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Your list seems to be very inclusive. I have registered for Mechanical Turk, but never got around to actually using it. I’ve also used Fiver, but as a buyer not as a seller. I would like to check out some of the sites listed for advertising my pet sitting and dog walking.

    1. It’s definitely a lot! Some of the sites (like Mturk) really don’t pay well. And Fiverr can pay well if you use it right, but it can also end up being a $3/hr site if you aren’t smart about what projects you offer. Thanks for stopping by and let me know when you have great experiences with the rest of these!

  3. This is a really helpful list; I lost my job last week so I’m looking to find ways to make some extra cash until I find another job. Thanks a lot for posting!

    1. Sorry to hear about losing your job! But certainly check out the item on this list. Hopefully you can find a few ways to support yourself while finding another job (or perhaps replace your income entirely!)

  4. Nice list Rob, I find fiverr to be a good resource for finding graphic designers and have always been a fan of linkedIn for building ones professional network. Although, it may not be directly building income, the indirect benefit of it lies in the building of potential opportunities for ones career and collaborations with great people and organizations.
    Dr.J @ MedSchool Financial recently posted…Why It Is Better to Give Than to Receive When It Comes to TaxesMy Profile

    1. Thanks for stopping by Dr.J! And you’re absolutely right – I love Fiverr for both buying and selling (you just have to be smart about what you sell). And LinkedIn can provide tremendous amounts of value. Best of luck as you continue to grow your own personal wealth.

  5. Amazing list…I knew of some but most were new! I’m checking some out! Thank you for all your hard work in putting this list together!

  6. I would like to thank you for the tips and pointers on better spending habits and being more careful in the future.

    1. I’m glad you’re enjoying them! Managing finances is definitely a balance. However, if you’re smart and save now, you’ll have more freedom in the future. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Fantastic list, Rob! Bookmarking this one. From the list, I’ve used craigslist, ebay and credit cards rewards most frequently, but will definitely check out some of the other options. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

    1. Nice! Definitely check out a few of the other items on this list – as some of them can really help you make a fortune! And thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to seeing more of your great content as well.

    1. Great Zaria! That’s exactly the purpose of this article. There are so many people who need to make a few extra bucks on the side or cover their expenses while looking for another job. I wanted to create a list that could be shared with them to provide part time (or even full time) income when in a tight situation. And I appreciate you sharing.

    1. Glad you enjoyed! And you’re right – I thought I would experiment and see what happens if I do a bit of Spanish here and there.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Steve – and I did! Thanks to sites like Upwork, I was able to transition into full-time freelancing. I also use the investment tools on this list to help keep my money growing. Good luck as you continue to grow your own blog following!

  8. This is a great resource for people who are looking to make extra money online! Online tutoring is an easy way to make money from home that helps people who really need it. Plus, it’s a great way to put your skills to use. Very nice compilation here! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Morgan! And you’re right, tutoring can be a great way to make money and make a difference. If you have experience with that you’ll have to reach out and let me know how it works for you. I have a few friends who earn $10-20/hr for Skype English lessons.

    1. Glad you found the list helpful Keith! There are certainly a lot of opportunities — the key is just figuring out which ones work best for you.

  9. Hey Rob, back in 2008 when I was unemployed, I tried Mturk and found that I was averaging about a dollar an hour — not worth it even for the unemployed (I only type 50 WPM, but if someone types 80+ WPM transcription on Mturk may be worth it.)
    One category that may be worth including in your list is item resale. There are many sites like thredup.com and vinted.com that directly buy used clothing from people, usually with free shipping to their warehouse. The only drawback is that they are VERY picky, buying only nearly new clothes, and sometimes only higher end labels.
    There are sites that directly buy other used items as well. For instance sell2bbnovelties.com will buy a large variety of everyday items including: Beanie Babies, Barbies, Pokémon, Star Wars stuff, video game consoles & components, video game discs/CDs/DVDs (even without the packaging for very low prices), sports cards, Hot Wheels/Matchbox, and other products. Of course, you will not make the money as if you sold the stuff yourself, but it works much quicker.

    1. Great tip Rich! Thanks for sharing. And you’re right — some of these items won’t make you a fortune, but there are a few that can help you earn decent money pretty fast. I appreciate you sharing sell2bbnovelties — I’ll have to check that one out.

  10. nice points.
    recently i started to work online using sites like koocam, must say its not so easy at the start but i will definitely will apply some of those ideas.
    thank u. it was nice to read your article

  11. Rob great work mate and appreciated for this post. i know how much time took to create this post and glad you have mentioned the websites name also very helpful post your 100 ways can guide thousands of people.

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