Become a dog walker.
As a dog walker, you get to hang out with (and play with!) dogs while making money. It’s a dream job—if you enjoy it, that is. To get started as a dog walker, you’ll need to:
- Find out what kinds of dogs are in your neighborhood. You can do this by talking to neighbors or walking around the area yourself and looking for signage on houses or apartment buildings indicating whether pets live there.
- Figure out which pet care services do business in your area and how much they charge for services like grooming and boarding. If there aren’t any nearby businesses offering those services, consider looking into starting up your own business!
Sell your trash.
- Sell your trash. There are many places you can take your unwanted items, including recycling centers and scrap metal yards. If the item is still usable but in poor condition, consider selling them at a secondhand store. You can also donate your unwanted items to a local charity or school.
Rent out your house.
The company Airbnb is a website that allows people to list their houses, apartments, or rooms for rent.
The concept is simple: You sign up (it’s free), then create an account and start adding photos of the space you want to rent out. If your home passes Airbnb’s requirements, you can then set a price for it—with options for nightly and weekly rentals. The site also gives you the ability to manage your guests through messaging or check-ins and will even handle payments for you if desired.
As of 2015, there were over 3 million listings worldwide on Airbnb with more than 500,000 in the United States alone! That means there’s definitely money being made within our nation’s borders if we know how to take advantage of this growing industry
Become a pet sitter.
As a pet sitter, you’ll take care of animals in their homes while their owners are away. In order to get started, you will need:
- A vet reference (you can find one online)
- A background check (you can do this through your local animal shelter or on LinkedIn)
- Insurance (this should be provided by the owner of the animal)
- A business license (this will cost about $50 per year)
- A website that features your rates and services available, as well as reviews from past clients. You could also have a Facebook page or blog where people can read more about what you offer. Lastly, it’s essential that you have good communication with potential clients so they feel comfortable trusting you with their beloved four-legged friends!
Sell your skills online.
- How to sell your skills online: There are lots of different ways to sell your skills online. One way is to offer freelance work for companies that need a technical writer or editor, for example. Another way is to become an online tutor and charge students for individual lessons on any subject (you can even teach English via Skype).
- Finding clients online: Once you’ve built up a reputation as an expert in some area and have built up some good reviews from clients, people will come looking for you—this is called “getting found.” If I was looking for someone who knows about financial planning, I’d check out sites like Upwork or Fiverr before I’d go looking on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
- Getting paid online: Online payment platforms like PayPal allow people who don’t have credit cards or bank accounts the ability to send money between themselves without needing cash at hand and without having their identity stolen because they never give their financial information away!
- Getting paid in advance (or by the hour): When working with clients remotely using an app like Google Hangouts or Skype’s video chat feature has its advantages since there’s no need for travel costs associated with meeting face-to-face anymore; however sending $$ over email isn’t always convenient if both workers aren’t based near each other so another option would be paying them upfront (such as through PayPal) so there wouldn’t be any need later when things were done working together again next time around – though this may not work well if both parties aren’t willing to trust each other fully yet due lack trust being one barrier holding back growth potentials among many others.
If you have a good eye for detail and are willing to spend time on the task, testing websites is a great way to make money. You can test websites for bugs, usability, speed, accessibility, mobile compatibility, and cross-browser compatibility. These tests can be performed manually or automatically.
Many companies will pay you per bug found in your test results when they hire out their website testing services through an external provider such as usertesting.com (for example). This type of work will require access to a computer with an internet connection.*
Clean out storage lockers.
If you’re interested in unlocking the potential of your spare room, a good place to start is cleaning out storage lockers. Make sure they’re still in good condition; look for mold or holes that may compromise the integrity of the locker. If you find a locker that has been cleared out, contact whoever owned it and ask if they’d like to have their items back. If they say no, it’s up to you what to do with them!
If there is no activity on an account after three months of non-payment by its owner (or after six months if payment was made but not updated), then it becomes abandoned property at which point anyone can claim ownership through court order or through contacting the original owner directly. To avoid legal disputes over abandoned property, make sure all items in each locker are clearly marked with their own name and/or barcode before removing them from storage facilities once claimed as yours!
Rent out a parking spot.
Renting out your parking spot can be a great way to make some extra cash. If you have a spare parking spot, especially if it’s in an area with limited options for street parking or metered spots, then this may be an opportunity worth exploring.
If you’re renting out your space on the street, make sure you’re familiar with city laws and regulations regarding this type of activity. Some cities require permits or permission from the local government before setting up shop as a paid parking space provider.
The same goes for garages and residential neighborhoods—you’ll want to thoroughly research your proposed location and check if there are any restrictions against renting out your private property for a profit before setting up shop there!
Become an Airbnb host.
If you’re curious about becoming an Airbnb host, here are some things to consider:
- How many people live in your home? If you live alone or with just one roommate, renting out a room may be the best option for you. However, if there are three or more people living in your home (including you), renting out the whole house is probably better. Why? Because it allows for more privacy and comfort for guests who come to stay with you.
- Do I have enough space? If not, then it’s worth considering whether or not having someone else live there would help save money on rent and utilities while still giving them their own space without having their own apartment or house payment every month while they’re staying with us!
- What kind of renter am I looking for? Are we looking for someone who will treat our place like their own—or would we prefer someone who wants something more temporary? This will determine whether or not this makes sense financially (assuming all other criteria are met).
There are many ways to make money, and some of them are pretty unusual!
There are many ways to make money, and some of them are pretty unusual. Some of these methods may be more reliable for you than others, but there’s also a wide range of factors to consider when choosing an unconventional way to earn an income:
- The amount you can make
- The amount of time it takes
- How enjoyable the work is for you
- Whether or not what you’re doing is legal (and whether or not that matters to you)
If none of these factors matter much to you, then unconventional ways to make money might be ideal! For example, I’ve made great money doing little things like walking dogs in my neighborhood or trading items on Craigslist over the years. These jobs don’t require any degree or certification—you just need some basic skills and creativity!