What is a good way to make extra money part time?

Long and the short of it, I work M-F 8-4, and I need to increase my income by about $100 a week. But jobs are very scarce in my area, and you really have to drive to get to them. Is there a reasonable web or starter business I can do part time for some extra cash?

2 Answers

  • Jake
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    You should not expect immediate returns form a business venture, it may take some time just to earn back an initial investment.

    Without any special skills the chances of making even that $100 on the internet are not great.

    There are countless work at home scams on the internet. This ABC TV expose from a few years ago shows how elaborate some of these scams are.


    Surveys, rewards and other busy work will pay little, if anything. Scams may show money accumulating in your account, but never deliver it.

    If you have some marketable design, programming or writing-translation skills you might find short term work at one of the freelance worker marketplaces like upwork.com (formerly Odesk.com) and Elance.com

    These is less technical work offered on these sites as well, but bear in mind your competing with cheaper 3rd world workers.

    Elance.com alone reports their (mostly skilled) workers earned $285 Million in 2013


    Upwork.com has about 420 different qualification tests which can help someone with no track record of completed projects to win job bids


  • 5 years ago


    If there was something like that, wouldn't we all be doing it?

    You would have to start your own business based on any skills that you have.

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