As the Coronavirus pandemic looms large over the whole of Europe and the US it kind of made sense that I should write about 21 creative ways to make money in a week.
I could probably have done £100 in a day but this takes a lot of work and I wanted something that would be easily within the grasp of people who perhaps have never tried side jobs before. Also, some of you may not be very creative (Just like me) Therefore I am aiming for £100 in a week.
I will be including some great creative ways to make money as this is made easier by most of us being stuck at home.
I feel it is essential that people can make a little bit of money at home from side jobs, especially for those that have either lost an income or those that are stuck in Quarantine or Lockdown.
For some of you, the bar of £100 in a week will be too easy but that’s ok, Smash through that limit I set and achieve even more.
You will probably surprise yourself as if you can put aside an hour or two per day to something you know is making you money £100 should be quite easy to achieve.
So let’s dive into my secret black book of side jobs, passive side hustles and creative ways to make money.
1: Get Paid To Get Fit
I’m not even joking, A year ago I didnt even realize this was a thing but apparently it is. Ok so you are not going to get rich doing it but it will make you a little bit of extra cash in the form of rewards or PayPal money towards your total.
This isn’t one of my creative ways to make money but it is worth doing especially with the current situation we find ourselves in with the virus causing untold damage across the globe.
There are other apps out there that also pay you to work out but this is one of the ones with the most amount of downloads.
2: Offers Sites
There are lots of offers sites out there but if you use 2 or 3 trusted ones then that £100 in a week is doable in a couple of days if you put the work in. Side jobs don’t come much easier than this.
My favorite ones and the ones I use regularly and trust are “Oh My Dosh”, “Inbox Pounds” and “Swagbucks” These 3 are the big boys and if you sign up today with them and start working your way through the offers then you will be surprised at how quickly you will make money.
If you are looking for side hustle ideas for moms then this is a great place to get started and get a little bank of cash together which will then help you get in other side jobs and passive side hustles.
My one word of warning is that the offers that pay really good money are usually the betting sites and the subscription sites. With the betting ones follow the instructions get your money then leave.
With the subscription sites make a reminder on your phone to remind you to quit before the free month is up and you get charged for a full month afterward.
3: Try Cashback
I usually use Quidco religiously in the build-up to Christmas and then birthdays throughout the year and then this usually gives me enough cash-back to use for the following Christmas. Almost like a buy one get one free kind of deal.
4: Matched Betting
This is my forte and is what I always describe as one of the best Side jobs around. Not only that but it is one of the best side hustle ideas for moms as the time moms spend at home can be used making large amounts of profit from Matched betting.
At the moment in the middle of a pandemic, it has been hard to continue matched betting due to the lack of sport but it will pick up as and when the sport is back and it is entirely possible to makeover £1000 per month every month.
In the racing festival known as Cheltenham, I made £300 Guaranteed profit in 4 days. I use a site called Profit accumulator to help me find the Guaranteed bets and they always have a free month to show you the ropes and help you make around £40 profit in no time at all. Try it out below all for free and get stuck into one of the best side jobs to bad you loads of profit.
5: Car Boot Sales
To be fair I have only done this once as it does require getting up and out of bed early which is hard for me to do as I’m predominantly quite lazy.
However, if you can get out of bed early and get yourself down to a boot sale it is easy money and you get rid of some of your unwanted goods to boot.
It saves on postage and packaging and as it is an early start you are done by the afternoon and in profit as well.
This can be one of the best creative ways to make money as the better looking you stall is and the more creative your set up the more sales you are likely to receive.
A quick tip: Mark your goods at a higher price than you would take as people like to haggle at car boot sales.
6: Mystery Shopping
Mystery shopping is one of those ideal side jobs to be done by older retired people as you have lots of time during the day to complete tasks. It can be done by anyone though and some of the tasks you get to complete are good fun.
My favorite was to go and have a game of bowling at my local bowling alley. The cost of the bowling was reimbursed to me and I earned an added incentive on top.
This is one of the better creative ways to make money as some of the jobs require you to use your initiative such as ringing a business and getting certain answers to the questions you have asked.
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Selling on Etsy is great for people who are creative and can design and make custom vintage goods to be sold on this site. The Etsy site is renowned for its custom goods and you can make a lot of profit.
If creative ways to make money are what you are looking for then have a glance around the Etsy store and see some examples for yourself.
8: Sell Ads On Your Car
Did you know you can sell advertising space on your car? I didnt until I saw it advertised in America and wondered if this was a thing in the Uk as well.
Well, it is thanks to CarQuids. They have given us all an opportunity for creative ways to make money.
Simply fill in a short form about your driving habits and they will send you some easy stick ads to place on your car. You can earn from between £60-100 per month and this will easily pay for your Insurance and Road tax.
9: Food Delivery
Getting nearly any type of food delivered to your door is one of the great things that have helped us through this 2020 pandemic.
Getting a job with one of the many companies such as Ubereats or Deliveroo is easy and can be worked to fit your schedule.
Using your own transport you can earn extra money in the evenings or at weekends.
This is one of the creative ways to make money I was talking about. I’m not super creative but if you search around Freelancing sites such as Fiverr you will see there are countless ways to make great money by selling your creative skills.
I have been on there a few times to buy website logos or Pinterest templates and it is all at a great cost.
If you are creative then get yourself on to Fiverr and create some side jobs for yourself.
Once you have found put your skills up on Fiverr especially those in a digital format then this is a true glimpse at what passive side hustles can bring you.
11: Sell Your Study Notes
Sometimes studying for exams or coursework is hard. Stuvia takes all the hard work out of that by allowing you to sell your study notes. Not only are you improving your knowledge and advancing your career choice you are also making money on the side doing it.
One of the better more creative ways to make money and you are helping out other struggling students. I always see google searches on how to make money as a teenager and this never gets mentioned but is an untapped goldmine. Passive side hustles are the best side hustles and this is a great one to try.
12: Sell Second-Hand Dvd’s & Books
As streaming films and TV shows have become way more popular and accessible it means we all now have lots of DVDs we don’t use. Added to that the advancement of Kindles and other such E-readers means that we don’t even need our bookshelves anymore.
Why not sell these items on some of the great selling sites out there such as Music Magpie and WeBuyBooks. It is as simple as scanning a bar code, Awaiting the packaging then posting off and receiving your cash.
So this is not a quick way of making money by any means it is, however, one of the more creative ways of making money. This is one of those side jobs that has a very steep learning curve and can take years to earn money from.
Passive side hustles are an amazing thing to achieve as you can earn while you sleep and blogging is one of those.
If you have a passion and think other people would love to read about it online then my advice would be to use a small outlay and get started and learn as you go as I have done with my blog which started out just over a year ago and has grown quite nicely since.
Once you have established yourself then a blog is one of the best passive side hustles you can have.
If you have a big house and a spare room you might consider renting it out. This is one of many great side jobs that can bring you a good second income.
You can either advertise locally or you can advertise on Airbnb. Airbnb is a great way of advertising your spare rooms. You might be surprised at just how much money you can make.
If neither of these is appealing then you can also host foreign students which can either be long term or short term and this brings little in the way of work but good daily rates of cash. Student hosting is one of the better side hustle ideas for moms.
15: Washing Cars:
When I was younger and I was looking at creative ways to make money as a teenager I found the easiest side hustle idea for me to do without spending any money getting started was to simply grab a bucket, sponge and Chamois and go knocking on peoples doors to see if they wanted their cars washed.
I started to make some good money. In the current climate with lots of people’s cars sitting around getting dirty, it is the ideal opportunity.
16: Sell On Facebook
To save advertising and packaging simply sell your items on your local Facebook page. It doesn’t cost you anything and people can simply collect from your house or you can drop to their house in exchange for cash.
17: Rent Out Your Driveway
This for me is one of my more creative ways to make money. If like me you are at work all day long and your driveway is free then it makes perfect sense to rent it out to people who are finding it hard to find parking spaces.
Obviously you will make more money if you are near a transport network or a stadium which can host gigs or sporting events. If this is the case then you can make quite a lot more money.
JustPark is one of the more viable sites to use and if you do have that spare driveway throughout the day and or evening then get on there and check out the pricing.
Comping which is the task of entering competitions competitively is a good way of using your spare time. You have to enter at least 20 competitions a day to stand a chance of winning anything.
This is also a good example of how to make money as a teenager as they have all the time in the world to enter the competitions. (Or enter them for you)
Set up a new email and phone number and search out free competitions to enter and enter as many as you can per day. Statistics state that eventually, you will be a winner.
19: Dont Quit Your Day Job
Utilizing the skills you have doing your day job is one of the more creative ways to make money. For example, I work on motor vehicles during my day job so when people I know need their cars fixed or looked at they call me and I earn a little bit extra doing this.
Have you got particular skills that you could use to make money on the side of your day job? The perfect side job is one of those that you already have the skills for.
20: Get Paid To Drink Alcohol
Absolutely no need to read that title twice. There is a site called ServeLegal which is looking for young people to carry out age-related testing services to check if pubs and clubs are potentially serving underage people.
If I was looking at how to make money as a teenager I think this would be one of my first calls.
Obviously you can’t just go out and get drunk there is some work to do as well but you will be reimbursed for all drinks and travel as well as being paid. Apply here if you are aged between 16-19 and looking for a side job.
21: Write And Publish An Ebook
You do not need to be the next J.K Rowling to be able to publish an Ebook. The Amazon Kindle store is full of people just like you and me that have written an Ebook.
This can be one of the better creative ways to make money as you can be as creative as you wish with an Ebook.
This is also a good example of passive side hustles as once the book is written and is being brought online then you are making that passive income.
My advice would be to write about something you have knowledge about. How to start a blog or how to create a landscaped garden. Whatever your passion is, If you are knowledgeable about it then people will be willing to spend a couple of pounds on an Ebook to learn about it.
You can get free Ebook templates and then just fill them up with all that untapped knowledge you have on that certain subject matter.
Money Takes Time:
Remember making money takes time generally. By combining two or more of these great creative ways to make money you can certainly make that £100 in a week.
I believe you can make more and it is all a matter of mindset and how badly you want to earn from these side jobs.
If you have tried other creative ways to make money then I would love to hear them and may even include your story in a follow up at some point.