You can do some good and make money while helping others.
A few years ago, I needed to find ways to supplement my income. I leaned into my work experience and consulted with credit unions. I also got rid of stuff by selling on Craigslist, took paid online surveys, and completed mystery shops.
Eventually, I learned creative ways to make money helping others.
The great thing about making money helping others is that you get to earn extra cash and help those in need. And when I say “in need” it includes a wide spectrum. From people who need help completing tasks to those who need help with family members.
Help with household chores and tasks
There are many people who need help with chores around the house and completing tasks. You can make money helping others clean their homes or put together Ikea furniture. Find these chores and tasks using apps like TaskRabbit.
Parents need to get things down or have a night out. They’ll need a trusted babysitter to help them with their babies. Care.com is a community of babysitters. You can sign up to the service, they’ll perform a background search, and you can set up your profile and start getting babysitting jobs.
Spend time with seniors
With aging parents and adult children living far away, seniors need help around the home. Make money bringing them to appointments, helping with the upkeep of the home, or shop for groceries and make meals. Care.com is your go-to site for landing a gig as a caretaker for a senior.
Walk and play with dogs
Pet parents want their furbabies taken care of and willing to pay good money to have someone walk, play, and board their pets. This is the perfect job for pet-lovers. Companies like Rover and Wag will connect you to these opportunities.
Design logos and images for business owners
Have an eye for design? Business owners of all kinds are looking online for help in designing logos and marketing materials. You can make money by creating their images through services like Fiverr and Upwork.
Get them to where they need to go
If you have a car and enjoy driving, then driving people to the places they need to go is a well-known way of making money. Uber and Lyft are sold choices to make money helping people get from point A to point B.
Deliver hot meals and groceries
Don’t want strangers in your car? Deliver other people’s meals and groceries instead. You can make money with each delivery and receive tips on top of delivery fee. Companies like UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates are good places to start.
Want to shop for people’s groceries? You can check out Instacart and Shipt. These services help people who can’t make it to the supermarket and need help getting their groceries picked up and delivered.
Complete online tasks for entrepreneurs
Amazon Mechanical Turk connects people who want to work from home with entrepreneurs who need simple computer tasks done. As a Mechanical Turk, you help people by doing things that computers are still unable to do well. These jobs can often be related to data input and testing.
Show them around town
You don’t have to be at a house or in a car to help people. Make money helping people experience your city. Become a tour guide and create experiences for people to enjoy. Show them your favorite places that most travelers won’t discover otherwise.
Share your language skills
Love learning a new language and teaching others? You can do both as an online language tutor. Rosetta Stone and iTalki are two places that connect you to opportunities to help people learn how to converse in your native tongue.
Know a subject like the back of your hand? Help others master a subject matter with your assistance. Become a tutor for children and adults and make money. Check Chegg Tutors to start helping students master a subject or help them understand a concept.