6 side jobs to make some extra money

September 29, 2017

Are you usually short on cash in the middle of the month? Or do you have to live from pay cheque to pay cheque to survive? If you don’t want to look for a higher paying job or don’t want to commit to being a permanent part-time position, then you might want to consider a flexible side job. You’ll have the option to work as much or as little as you’d like. Your schedule will be based on how much you want to earn. Plus, you’ll learn a lot of new skills that can be added to your resume.

There are many ways how you can make extra cash. From becoming a part-time writer or blogger to pet and baby sitting, there’s a lot of opportunities. Besides, it’s no secret that the economy has been a bit down lately. And now, more than ever, people look for side jobs to earn extra money. It doesn’t just include people with full-time jobs but house wives and university students too.

Here are a few jobs that can be done on the side to earn extra cash.


If you have a lot of knowledge or are passionate and enthusiastic about a specific topic, then you can get paid to actually write about your experience or hobby. Start but creating your own blog. Make use of your social media platforms to promote your blog. That way you can reach out to influencers. It might also be wise to find guest writing opportunities to prove that you’re an industry leader. Through your blog, you can charge for ad space or become an affluent marketer. If you don’t want to start your own blog, you can also get paid to write for other people. There are a few decent paying writing job opportunities, you should just conduct proper research. And sometimes you’ll get the option to write about something you’re interested in. For example, if you travel regularly, you can look for travel freelance writing jobs.

Become a driver

Do you have a reliable vehicle? And do you know your way around town? Well, there are always openings for drivers in every city where ride sharing is allowed. If you don’t have a convenient or reliable car, you can look at pre-owned cars in Gauteng. It’s affordable and you’ll be able to use it for a side-job. Another option is to deliver packages for companies. You’ll be able to work flexible hours and use your car to earn extra cash.  

Develop websites or applications

Are you tech-savvy? Do you know how to create and operate a website? If you love and enjoy tinkering around with code, then you should cash in your skills. As a coder, you can make a lot of money. You can use free software to design your programs, that way you can cut out this expense and keep the extra money in your pocket. If you aren’t using this skill at least part of the time, you’ll become a little rusty at it. And when you finally need it, the skill won’t be there or you’ll have a lull while you get yourself back up to speed.


Today, it’s not necessary to have a tertiary degree to become a high or primary school tutor. If you’re good at mathematics or languages, share your knowledge with others by becoming a tutor. And if you’re still a student, you can tutor those in first or second year. You can offer your services at a reasonable price for after school, evenings and weekends. You should check online for high school and elementary jobs. And ask at the career center or student employment office for campus positions.

Fitness instructor

Are you a fitness guru who works out almost every day? Well, why not start to train a few people? Offer your services online and create a workout plan for your clients. You’ll be like gym buddies, the only thing is your clients will learn from you and of course, pay for your services. You can even go as far by teaching a class before or after work. With that you can make a lot of money. Besides, becoming a fitness instructor isn’t a bad deal as it ensures that you stay healthy and fit.

Work at a market

There are many communities that host weekly or monthly markets. Some also have flea markets that are held regularly. So, if you’re available on weekends, getting a job at your local market can provide you with an extra income. You might want to check the calendar for upcoming festivals and fairs too. There you’ll find a variety of jobs.

These are only six of the many wonderful side-jobs to make some extra cash. So, take a look at your skill set and use that as a way to make money. And these might be easy ways to make cash but they aren’t always easy to start or find. That’s why it’s important to do your homework and find something that’s right for you.

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