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How to Make Extra Cash During the Pandemic

We are living in scary financial times. A lot of uncertainty has forced us to cancel or postpone many of our 2020 plans. Maybe one of those plans was getting a new house, getting married, going on that exotic safari (and no, I’m not talking about Joe Exotic’s “zoo”) or expanding your family. Even if you are one of the lucky ones that did not get let go from your job or put on furlough, things are changing incredibly quickly. So here are some tips to score extra cash in order to accumulate some savings…

Meal delivery. It has never been a better time for meal delivery. Even now that restaurants are starting to open, a lot of people (me, for instance) are still not comfortable dining in, so ordering online is the safest choice. Get your mask and car ready, and sign up to drive for services like Uber Eats, Postmates and GrubHub for some quick cash.

Online Tutoring. If you are gifted with a particular skill, why not share it with the rest of the world and make money while you’re at it? It could be math, English, or even how to play the guitar. Online tutors can earn anywhere between $9 and $25 per hour depending on the service or subject.

Selling craft goods. If providing a service is not your thing, you can sell products! Thanks to online platforms such as Etsy, Amazon, Facebook and Ebay…you can make some extra bucks selling things that don’t suit you anymore, or your custom made crafts.

Delivering groceries. Some people just hate going grocery shopping (now more than ever) which is why grocery delivery services are on the rise. Instacart and Shipt employ gig workers who go shopping, pick out requested items and deliver them to homes. Easy breezy!

Selling shirts. Do you have a creative eye and cool ideas for catchy slogans? Now is the best time to put them on a shirt! Print-on-demand services such as Merch by AmazonPrintful and Redbubble allow people to upload their designs and sell products without dealing with the hassles of inventory and shipping.

Do you have tips to make some quick cash during quarantine? Let us know in the comments below!

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