7 SERIOUS Ways to Add $500 to Your Income

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You’d be surprised at how much an extra $500 a month can free up your budget and make you a LOT less stressed. Whether you’re just starting to look for a job or want a side job for some extra cash on the side, here are seven great ways to add to your income.

Join a network marketing company. I know a lot of people are hesitant about these, and rightly so, since lots of them are either scams or don’t offer a good deal. However, if you can get in the right company at the right time, then you can easily add $500 to your income. I would suggest talking to friends and family members that you trust to see if they’re in a company like this (you’d be surprised at how many people actually are) and then see if you can get in on the action.

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If you want to work from home but still make some money, then become a virtual assistant. There are tons of sites that you can sign up for that allow you to schedule appointments, organize meetings, and do other remote online tasks for companies that are willing to pay a pretty decent salary. And you get to do it all from the comfort of your own home!

If being a virtual assistant isn’t for you, don’t worry, there’s still tons of other online jobs you can do! One great job is being a tutor (you could also do this in real life, too). You can register for sites like Chegg that pay you $20 an hour to tutor! If you don’t have any specific skills you’re comfortable tutoring in, you could teach people to speak English since you’re (probably) already a pro.

Of course, I need to mention blogging as a great way to make an extra $500 (check out this article for tips on how to start your own!). While you may not get that much right when you start, if you put in the right amount of time and dedication, then it’s not too hard to reach. By building a solid following and utilizing advertising space just right, you can easily make $500.

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Try your hand at freelance writing or ghostwriting! Freelance is when people or companies hire you to write content for them. Ghostwriting is similar but, instead, you write in place of someone else; you in essence “sell” them your writing and then they post it as their own. You can actually get some pretty good income through doing this, especially if you’re a good writer.

Another great way to make money is by starting an online shop or start a small side business. If you’re good at crafting or are an expert at making a certain product, then you can start selling them locally and online to make some money. Websites like Etsy, Amazon, and eBay all allow you to create an online “storefront” for you to sell your products.

There’s always the classic way of making a bit of extra money by getting a part time job! You could work at a library, grocery store, waiting tables, whatever you want. You shouldn’t have to work too hard or too long in order to make an extra $500.