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6 Extra Ways to Make Money Without Quitting your Day Job 

Making money on the side is a fantastic way of improving your current financial situation. If you don’t plan on leaving your regular job, but you are looking for ways to make a little extra cash, this blog might help you.

Since the pandemic began, lots of employees have been quitting their jobs. With so many jobs readily available on the web, it’s not surprising lots of workers are looking for a new challenge. However, workers don’t have to pack in their jobs just to make some extra dough. There are plenty of jobs out there that you can do, and continue working in your regular job at the same time. 

Gamble Online

Okay, gambling might not be the safest option to increase your income, but a lot of folks make tons of cash playing slots in their local casino or placing a bet on their favorite football team. 

Although gambling can be a lot of fun, there are several reasons you should avoid it. It’s no secret that gambling can lead to all sorts of problems, such as addiction and financial issues. 

However, if you would like to start making real money gambling, whether you play on the web or traditional casinos, consider playing a game that involves skill. Study the game inside out before using real cash to gamble. For example, professional poker players often study for several hours each day, even when they are at the top of their game. If you want to make some extra cash gambling, don’t think it will come easily. It takes dedication, luck, and hard work, 

Become a Dog Walker

Four-legged furry pets need regular exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, not every dog owner has spare time to take their pet for a walk. Instead, lots of dog owners hire folks to walk their pets for them. 

For those who love dogs, getting paid to walk them might sound like the best job ever! Even if you haven’t trained dogs before, walking a dog that is already used to walking on a leash is easy. However, before agreeing to the job, get to know the dog first. Bring her/him on a brief walk close to the owner’s home. 

Consider advertising your dog walking service in local newspapers, create a post on popular social media platforms, and put some posters up in local areas. 

If you build a good relationship with the dog and the owner, expect your dog walking business to grow. Word of mouth is powerful in the dog walking business, so don’t be surprised if others look to take you on board. 

Become a Tutor Online

Did you ever think about sharing your expertise online for cash? During the pandemic, it seemed like more people than ever before started taking lessons online. There are several tutoring companies on the web that allow teachers to advertise their services. These online companies are a great way to connect with students. 

If you are good at playing the guitar, or if you know how to speak a second language, expect others to pay good money to learn from you.

To get started, make sure that your current internet connection is fast. If not, your lessons might appear sluggish, which can have a negative impact on your students’ experience. Also, check to see if your headphones, camera, and microphone are working properly. Test all your equipment before you begin teaching others. If some of your devices are damaged, consider upgrading. 

Become a YouTuber

YouTube is a popular streaming platform that allows users to upload videos onto its platform for free. Those who upload videos that get lots of views can start to generate a healthy income. The longer a person stays on YouTube, the more profit the platform makes. This is why they pay people to upload content to the platform. 

However, don’t expect to upload a video and start making money straight away. Although it’s possible, it’s highly unlikely. At the moment, there are approximately 37 million videos available on YouTube. Getting your video or your YouTube channel noticed can prove extremely channeling. 

Successful YouTubers, like Mr. Beast and KSI, work extremely hard to keep their followers. To promote your channel you might want to consider:

  • Developing a website
  • Starting a blog and adding new blogs on a regular basis
  • Podcast: Either make your own podcast or ask other podcasters if you can talk on their shows. 
  • Maintain a social media presence, especially on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok


Keep in mind that there are a lot of YouTubers out there. Uploading fresh content regularly can prove extremely challenging, especially if you have a regular job. 


If you are a website designer, a blogger, a social media manager, etc. in your current job, why not look for some extra freelance work online. Millions of people use websites like UpWork to find freelancers. You can set your rate, show off your previous jobs on your portfolio, and advertise your services for free. 

People who you have worked for can leave you a review, to give others an insight into what it was like to work with you. Lots of freelancers make more money from freelancing than the money they make in their regular jobs. 

Rent your Home

Since the global recession in 2008, an increasing number of homeowners have been renting out their homes. Popular websites like Airbnb allow people to advertise their homes online. If your current home is located in an area where people like to travel to, you can expect tourists to pay big bucks to stay in your house! 

Even if renting out your entire home is not an option, consider renting out your spare room to tourists. You might be able to make a lot more money renting out to tourists now and again, instead of renting out to a person long term. This is also a great way of meeting new and exciting people!

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