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The gig economy has made it possible for everyone to make some extra dough without leaving his/her normal day job and these are eight ways you can get some of the action.

Drive people

By now most of us are all familiar with Uber and have either used it or seen someone use it. It is an excellent way to meet new people, get paid to stay in your cozy warm, or airconditioned car, and make someone’s life easier by getting them to their destination. It is also a great way for you to make a few extra $$ in your downtime although it can be a fulltime gig.

Deliver food

Don’t really want people in your car, how about delivering food to them. Explore your local neighborhood, meet restaurant owners, and connect them to customers. There are so many platforms to choose from so do your homework and sign up with one that is worth your while (money-wise).

eBay flipping

This is one that most people don’t talk about. Buying furniture or other items ate garage sales, auctions, etc and selling them on eBay, Gumtree, or other platforms. It is so much fun and can be your thing at the weekend. Who knows you may even find something you really love and keep it for yourself or find a gem and flip it for a pretty penny.

Deliver catalogs

Platforms like Deliver for Dollars allow you to deliver catalogs to mailboxes and what I love about this is you can do it on your morning or evening walk. This is brilliant because you are essentially making $$ while exercising, really killing two birds with one stone.

on Demand jobs

Good at fixing things around the house, putting the furniture together? there are apps for people who need someone with your skill. Airtasker if you are in Australia is my favorite but Gumree also does the job. People will pay you to do just about anything from furniture assembly and removal to website creation and digital marketing assistance.


If you want a more freelance approach, Fiverr, Upwork, People Per Hour are your go-to platform to find clients. There are jobs for people with tech skills, VA assistant, accountant and just about anything else you can think of.

Write Articles

While the freelance platform above does allow you to bid for writing tasks, there are specific platforms like iWriter and Contentfly that are specifically designed for people to find freelance writers. So if you re good at writing, give these a go.

Rent out a room

Got a spare room, no don’t turn it into a yoga or gym room. Put it to good use and rent it out on Airbnb.

These are just some of the few ways people are generating extra $$ and most don’t cost any many to get started, so give them a go if you re keen on creating another income stream.