Take on small jobs for extra income
The success of Uber has given rise to a lot of talk about a so-called gig economy, where multiple, small jobs supersede any one permanent position. Whether or not that is really the direction we’re headed, these “gigs” could be a way for you to bolster your income. The voluntary, short-term nature of this work also means that you won’t have to worry about it interfering with the schedule of your day job.
Websites like Fiverr allow anyone to register and offer their services for hire. It’s essentially a services marketplace, with services starting at US$5. You’ll also have the option to offer additional services on top of your base service that customers can purchase. As a seller on Fiverr, you would receive a net revenue of US$4 for every completed job and have the money credited to a linked PayPal account.
There are also alternatives like PeoplePerHour, which allows more flexibility in how you price your gigs. If none of that appeals to you, you can still apply to become a web tester at UserTesting, which will pay you US$10 via PayPal for every 20-minute testing session.