What do you do to try to earn a little extra cash?

posted 3 months ago in Finances
Post # 46
735 posts
Busy bee

I do dogsitting on the side and make about $50 per dog per day. This works best if you don’t have pets of your own, I think. I’m pretty good at screening clients and so far have had pretty positive experiences. Plus you get to hang with a doggo!

Also purge my closet every now then and sell items on Tradesy though I’m thinking of switching to Ebay as business has dried up on Tradesy. 

And, this isn’t money making though it’s money saving: I do hair modeling and haven’t paid to get my hair colored or cut in five years 🙂 I’ve had lots of balayage, lobs, long layers cuts, etc., over the past few years. Occasionally I find paid gigs but the highest paying ones go to traditional model-types. 

Post # 47
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I work OT for my employer if I want some extra $$. I’m a nurse so there’s usually OT available.

Post # 48
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kmbumbee190618 :  Poshmark, like other Bee’s have said! If you have clothing/jewelry/accessories in good shape, you can make decent money on there. I’ve done well – let’s me keep up with my shopping habit without breaking the bank!

Post # 51
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I make about $600-$800 a month as a stay at home mom. Not a ton, but we have another baby coming and fun to use that money for that, coffee, Mis…. I dogsit/ run a doggy daycare and average about $500 a month doing that alone. I also do swagbucks, Ibotta, focus groups and other surveys. I’ve made $1700 from Ibotta alone, $500 from swagbucks, and lots from other apps :). I recently was paid $30 to test a few month supply of a La Mer eye cream! Win win 😀 I also do quickthoughts (app) on my fire tablet and average $50-$100 a month in amazon gift cards. I hold a degree in kinesiology but found it very difficult to be pregnant and working in that field. I hope to go back to that and dog walking after kids are older. I also go to Goodwill on monday’s And resell what I can. Everything is half off that day and I do fairly well. I typically use the money made on Mercari for toddler/ baby clothes or new splurges for me. 

Post # 52
1303 posts
Bumble bee

When I was working part time (my job was downsized) I used to make extra money by dog walking.  Many of my neighbors worked full time so on my days off I’d go to their homes and take their doggies out.  It was fun and I got some exercise.

Previous to that I was an aerobic instructor and I taught classes 3x/week.  I loved that job but we moved and it was too far for the money to be worth it.

We moved recently for my husband’s job and our subdivision, and the neighboring ones, have a website where you can buy and sell things.  I’ve made a few hundred dollars so far doing that.  Since I’m working full time again, that’s what I’m doing right now to bring in a few extra bucks.


Post # 54
735 posts
Busy bee

kmbumbee190618 :  Surprisingly my hair doesn’t change that much with modeling as I get to choose which services I want done. So I’ve been within the same range of hair color for the past 5 years. Sometimes blonder with balayage, but about the same from honey brunette to dark blonde. And if I want to keep my hair long or grow it out I just pick long layer cuts. And I get compliments on my hair ALL the time! So don’t think that hair modeling is always drastic changes. It can be if you choose that, but you can also be super selective and get your usual color/cut done. That just takes more time to find and you might have to go longer in between cuts.  

Post # 56
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

kes18 :  I wanted to update because I just got an email that my Rakuten money was deposited to paypal and that return was removed from what I got back. But I can’t find anywhere it actually says “this return was processed so we deducted $5” I just noticed that it’s $5 less. I was only even watching it because of this thread!

Post # 57
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LilliV :  so weird.  It must just vary.  I went back through to look and I found a couple of Gap/Old Navy ones where they had adjusted the amount based on some returns (I could view the receipt and see the receipt was higher than the amount they had listed).  I also have made numerous large purchases from Athleta at like 6% cash back (then returned part) where they did not adjust the total amount.  Which is weird because they are all under one parent company.  

I buy from one online store a LOT and usually make at least some returns and I found some times they had updated the total (after returns) but other times they did not.   Ugh I saw so many orders I forgot to put through ebates on my phone lol.

I definitely believe that they will make adjustments though now. 

Post # 58
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Now that I’m a stay at home mom I usually walk my neighbours dogs for extra cash. It’s only an hour or two a day which we go out anyways

Post # 59
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

You could try instacart/groceries delivery. My friend was doing this and it really helped her with some debts, even though she was working full time as well, so you can set your own hours and, I can’t say for sure, but I’m assuming you could have the baby in their carseat with you.

Post # 60
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

redmango :   mrandmrsnunes :  

How much do you charge to walk neighbours dogs? I’m considering doing this when I’m on mat leave. 

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