Ways to make an extra $1K each month
There’s a reason Cash for Life tickets are so popular.
Most of us are content with what we do, and at least somewhat satisfied with what we earn. But at the realization that taking home a mega, hundred-million dollar lotto isn’t likely to happen, each one of us thinks something like Cash for Life – a modest-yet-awesome $1,000 per week prize – is a fortune we could legitimately win.
And who wouldn’t love boosting our income a little? We’re not talking about a total lifestyle overhaul, just the freedom to augment what we already have – a nicer house, a nicer car, more vacations. That kind of stuff.
Yet short of actually winning Cash for Life, most of us won’t get there. That’s where Mainstreet.com comes in.
The finance website has compiled a list of 15 ways to make an extra thousand dollars a month, precisely the kind of pep-in-your-step boost the Cash for Life prize would afford.
Some of the suggestions, granted, aren’t for everyone. They require a niche capacity - a photographer’s eye with your own photographers’ equipment, for example – but there are things in here for everyone. Such as …
1. “Work for an Internet company” – Sites like About.com often take freelance contributors, which earn Mainstreet emailer Andrea an extra – you guessed it – thousand dollars each month.
2. “Deal cards” – If you can get in the door, companies regularly hire dealers for fundraisers and parties to hand out cards in games like Black Jack. You might not hit an additional grand in income doing this, but you can earn up to $70 a night for just three or four hours of work.
3. “Dog walker” – You see this stuff around neighbourhoods all the time. What isn’t commonly known, though, is that – by Mainstreet’s count – dog walkers can earn up to $10 per dog, per walk. If you can get five dogs and walk them all once a weekday, that’s an extra $1,000 right there, the site suggests.
“It’s funny – so many ‘experts’ try to convince us to stop spending on the things we love (lattés, clothes, shoes)” said Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, “instead of turning our existing skills into side income.”
Anything you’re doing out there for some extra cash?
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: Jason Chabot | Jan 24, 2022 4:55:43 PM
give2give.ca is my site and its a tool/hobby that I use to generate income P/T aside from my full tiime work. I dont get to spend a lot of time at it but within a few years I have developed a residual income that covers my truck payment every month plus I get weekly bonuses that total up to just over 1K/month. I dont buy into all the get rich quick schemes and the "make 20k/month your first month" ideas out there. This is a legitimate and unique product/business that can easily supplement your income with a little effort and its a lot of fun at the same time. There are a lot of great ideas and opportunities out there, but they all take time and patience. You just need to find one that you enjoy doing.
Posted by: M | Jan 27, 2022 11:04:30 AM
i like this
motivates us to be creative :)
Posted by: Kelly | Jan 31, 2022 11:25:22 PM
Legitimate home based jobs are excellent ways for people to earn extra money or even make a full time income. The hardest part for most people is weeding out the good from the bad since there are so many scams out there these days. There are many great sites out there that can help you find legit jobs where you can work at home. These types of jobs are awesome for all kinds of people, but can be perfect for work at home moms and folks with disabilities. The internet is opening so many doors for many people, it is always important to do your research before jumping head first into anything though.
Posted by: Lorna | Feb 1, 2022 11:32:30 AM
"CASH FOR LIFE" won't get you there, either.
50% of YOUR winnings will go to the Canada Revenue Agency (Canadians) and to the IRS(Americans). So, the 52K is now 26K annually. Nothing to be sneezed at for sure but not enough to enable most people to live their dreams.
On the other hand, scratch cards that offer winnings in a one time, lump sum payment rather than a weekly payment "FOR LIFE" are tax exempt for Canadians.
"CASH FOR LIFE" doesn't cut it for me, thanks.