While things are uncertain for many people right now, there are still plenty of ways to diversify your income streams and generate more revenue. If you have a laptop, some time on your hands, and a willingness to look outside the box, you can easily earn some extra cash.
Take up Freelance Work
Freelancing gives you the ability to take on work, set your price and make extra cash. If you have design, writing, photography, SEO or other online skills, check out UpWork or Fiverr. You can find clients who need help with content, web creation or other marketing needs and make extra cash from your couch.
Sell Your Old Clothes
Consigning clothes might not be as lucrative as it once was, but you can still make a good amount off of old items that you no longer wear. Thred Up, Poshmark and local consignment boutiques give you a percentage of each sale when you consign through them. Thred Up also offers discounts to other stores in exchange for clothes that they can sell. Poshmark takes a flat rate per sale while traditional consignment stores will likely keep a larger percentage. It also takes time to build up an audience. But, share what you’re selling on your social media channels and tell your friends – just get the word out. Either way, your old clothes aren’t making any money sitting in your closet, you might as well turn them into cash!
Test Apps and Websites
Developers need people to check their apps and web pages to make sure that they’re running appropriately. You’ll likely have to pass a test before you get started, but you just comb through the sites to see what’s working and what isn’t. Try sites like usertesting.com to take 20-minute tests for $10 each.
Trade in Old Electronics
If you have an old iPad, laptop or phone laying around that you no longer need – trade it in! Sites like Flipsy help you sift through places where you can trade in your old electronics and find the best deal.
Rent Out Your Car or Extra Room
If you’re in need of funds, renting out your space or your vehicle can help bring in what you need – fast. Apps like GetAround and Turo connect you with people in your area who need to rent a car, think of it like the AirBnB of vehicles. And, if you have extra space in your home, rent out the room for a month or as long as you need. This can help offset your expenses, and if you are isolating right now a roommate could mean you end up making a new friend!