Five easy ways to make a supplementary income

Need some extra money every month? Discover five easy ways you can make a supplementary income. 

Who couldn’t use a little extra cash on the side? If you’re looking for a side hustle to supplement your income, you are not alone.

More and more people are turning to side jobs to earn more money to achieve different goals. From online jobs that can be completed remotely to Etsy stores that sell your own crafted goods, there’s a variety of ways you can supplement your monthly income. Here are five ideas to inspire you.

1) Sell handcrafted goods

Do you consider yourself crafty? Perhaps you are a gifted knitter or crochet fiend. If so, it’s time to put those crafty talents to good use.

Many people have hidden talents, such as sculpting, painting, jewelry making, or printmaking. However, too many people worry they aren’t good enough to sell their products, and let their talent go to waste. So don’t be shy – put your creative abilities out there and develop an online presence on a site such as Etsy.

Selling your crafts isn’t just a great way to make money; it’s also fantastic way to express your creative spirit. It’s especially fulfilling if you have a dull day job. And who knows, you might even make a career out of it!

2) Rent a bedroom

The Airbnb craze doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon. Airbnb is a website that allows people to rent out their rooms or houses to others for a fee. You, the host, have the option to be present, or you may just prefer to rent out your home while you are away on vacation.

Hosts have the power to change their rates based on the season, open and close as they choose, and set rules that the guests have to follow.

Many hosts find that this project is not just beneficial to their wallets, but to their life experience too. As an Airbnb host, you have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Hosts and guests have the ability to rate each other, and you will often find that both had a mutually fun and enlightening experience. If you are comfortable with having strangers in your home, give it a try.

3) Walk your neighborhood’s dogs

Yes, just like everything on this list, there is an app for that. Whether you can’t get enough of dogs or are not able to own a dog yourself, dog walking is a fun and engaging activity.

Rover is a popular site in which you can specify which you prefer – dog boarding, house sitting, drop-in visits, doggy day care, or dog walking. Want a home away from home for the weekend? There’s no better option than house sitting with a cute dog!

4) Rent your car out

This may not be for everyone, but if you are up to the task, renting your car out is a great way to make some extra cash.

If you sign up to Getaround, you’re already guaranteed five hundred dollars and can rent your car starting at five dollars an hour.

What is special about this site is that you do not have any monthly or annual fees to anticipate, and 24/7 roadside assistance is guaranteed, so your work is hassle free.

5) Drive others around

Uber and Lyft are by far one of the most popular ways people make a supplementary income. If you get to know your Uber drivers, you’ll find that many of them have day jobs or are retired. However, some people make their entire pay off of driving services such as these.

One of the benefits of becoming a driver is that you can turn on and off your availability at any time. Some drivers will prefer to turn on their availability, for instance, after running errands, or when they happen to have some free time.

The numbers don’t lie: with 40 million monthly active riders and counting, Uber and Lyft drivers are always in demand.

How will you make a supplementary income?

There are many different ways you can make a supplementary income. So consider these options (and add any of your own – you’ll find more ideas here)  and you could find your bank account in a much better position in just a few months’ time.