Make An Extra $500 This Month With These 18 Side Jobs

Who couldn’t use some extra cash, right? We’ve scoured the web to find you side jobs that’ll help fatten your wallet.

To make the full $500 you will have to accomplish multiple side jobs on this page. So, hypothetically lets say you open a second bank account and make a quick $250, start delivering groceries twice a month to add another $50, be an automotive mystery shopper every other weekend and make around $120, and then in your downtime fill out some TV surveys and make up to $95, totaling to approximately $515! And that’s just using 4 out of 18 side jobs.

Here are 18 low-effort side jobs to help bring in some extra dough this month.

1. Help Doctors Find A Cure

Do you suffer from a health issue? You may be qualified to help doctors find a cure while you earn some extra cash at the same time!

According to The Penny Hoarder, here are a few of the health issues that have paid research opportunities tied to them:

  • Migraines: Those who suffer from migraines can participate in local research studies and earn up to $625.
  • Psoriasis: Your participation in this study will only require you to take online surveys, earning $5-$100!
  • Arthritis: If you suffer from osteoarthritis, find out of you qualify to participate in this study, and earn up to $1,000
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This study requires you to be healthy aside from having arthritis in the knee and/or hip. If you meet these qualifications, you could earn up to $625 for sharing your thoughts and opinions.


2. Free $10 Amazon Gift Card

Who doesn’t want a free $10 Amazon gift card? Get your free $10 Amazon gift card by signing up for MyPoints (it’s free), and use the MyPoints portal when you shop online (because online shopping is a “side job,” right?!). The portal is connected to thousands of stores such as Walmart, Amazon and Target, to name a few. Spend $10 at one of their connected stores, and you will receive 17,500 points, which you can redeem for your free $10 Amazon gift card!

3. Become An Uber Driver

Becoming an Uber driver is a quick and easy way to make some extra money! Uber allows you to be your own boss and schedule flexible hours. As an Uber driver, you keep 50-80 percent of everything you earn (Uber doesn’t release the exact percentages, and the percentage the company keeps depends on the city, length of trip, etc.). According to The Penny Hoarder, you must be at least 21 years old, have at least 3 years of driving experience, an in-state driver’s license, a clean driving record and pass a criminal background check. In addition to this, your car must be registered in-state, be covered by in-state insurance and be a four-door car model.

Ready to hit the open road and start a career with Uber? Apply here.

4. Sell Your Old Stuff

Have some old books, jewelry, furniture or collectibles lying around? Clear out some clutter and make some extra cash by selling them via the online estate sale site Everything But The House (EBTH). The folks at EBTH will handle all the details, and they boast 3-5 times the profits compared to traditional sales. Learn more here.


This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.

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