6 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer

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Summer can be a wonderful time to kick back and relax, plus you can usually find some cheap and free activities to do around town. Believe it or not, it can also be a wonderful time to crank things up and earn extra money without taking on a stressful second job. Ready to give it a go? Take a chance on the self-employed life this summer through a side hustle.

Don’t think side gigs can really make a difference in your finances? Well, my husband Kevin was able to pay off about $87,000 of student loan debt in less than years! A key part of his strategy was growing the gap between what he earned and what he spent. Side hustles allowed him to get to his debt-free years sooner then he had planned. If you’re looking to boost your savings or speed things up to become debt free, here are seven fantastic ways to make more money!

Food and Grocery Delivery

This side gig can be done right after you get off of work and you can likely make up your own hours depending on your schedule. Not only are you seeing the sights around town, but you can make a few deliveries and come home with even more dollars in your bank account!

Lyft/Uber Driver

Recently we were attending a farmers market downtown and bumped into a friend. He mentioned that he was looking forward to his evening because he was going to do some rideshare driving. He loves it because for an extra hour or two he can snag some cash.

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

This can be a fun side gig if you’re an animal lover. While families go on vacation, they’d loved to have their furry pets taken care of. There is a handful of dog walking-related apps that you can download, take a screener questionnaire, and then start walking dogs in no time! Even if they stay in town, there’s also a need for dog walkers in certain neighborhoods.

Scooter Charger

Does your city have electric scooters? You could get paid for charging them! Depending on how many you charge at home, you can earn $100 for just plugging them in and returning them charged.

Fix up and Flip

Are you a crafty or handy person? You can make some cash flipping finds you get at yard sales. You can restore sought after pieces or create a new artsy design by selling them online.  

Renting Out Your Space

Check your local ordinances first, but if they allow it, you can make some money off your extra space. Depending on where you live you can use options like Airbnb to rent out a room. Also, the rental income you earn might be tax-free if you rent the space out for 14 days or less per year.

Make Your Money Work for You

Earning extra cash is fantastic, but it can also be easy to waste it if you don’t have a plan. If you have a plan and goal in place, it can be easier to stash away that extra cash.

Also don’t forget, if you’re earning income, you have to report it on your taxes. No matter what moves you made last year, TurboTax will make them count on your taxes. Whether you want to do your taxes yourself or have a TurboTax expert file for you, we’ll make sure you get every dollar you deserve and your biggest possible refund – guaranteed.

Your Take on Earning Extra This Summer

What goals are you trying to tackle this summer? Are you planning to start any side gigs? If so, which ones?

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