4 Creative Ways to Make Money in 2021

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Whatever your financial goals for the year, chances are one of them is figuring out how to make more money. The more you can earn, the more you can set aside each month for savings. If you’re wanting to do any big purchases in the future, such as buying a new car, investing in a property, or even just setting aside cash for whenever we can travel normally again, then you’re probably interested in creative ways you can make some extra money. Thankfully with the invention of the Internet, we now have ways to make money from the comfort of our own home. Here are my top 4 creative ways to make money in 2021:

1. Playing Games Online
It may seem unbelievable that you can make money online while playing games, but the truth is many people are finding this to be a very profitable way to make some extra cash. There are some Youtube gamers who make millions of dollars each year from live streaming their games, and they generate their income from the ads during their videos. While not everyone can reach these great heights with their game play, the average gamer can still play games for money. This is such a fun way to generate money that I have to warn you, it’s probably not going to feel like work at all!

2. Freelancing
One of the things I love about freelancing is that you can do it anywhere – all you really need for most jobs is a working laptop, a decent Internet connection and a go-get it attitude! If you’ve not had any experience working remotely, it can be hard to think about how you may fit into the online office world. But there are so many different jobs out there, there’s sure to be something for you. Some common examples include virtual assistant, copywriter, content writer or even graphic designer. While you don’t need any particular experience to get started, it’s probably best to have at least a keen interest in the area. Be prepared to ask for lower rates while you build up your online portfolio. Many people end up earning enough from their freelancing side hustle that they can quit their day job.

3. Clear Out Your Closet
Many of us hold onto clothes that no longer make us feel good, whether they’re too small or just too old, for much too long. The truth is, you could sell those unused clothes to either purchase new clothes that fit you better or suit your current style, or use the cash towards saving for some of those bigger ticket items you may be interested in. Don’t limit yourself to just throwing out clothes that don’t fit, you can also get rid of electronics that spend more time collecting dust than being used, books you’ve read and wont read again, basically anything that’s taking up space in your home. It can be extremely cleansing to get rid of things you’re not using, and the extra space always feels good. Plus it can be a simple way to generate a little extra cash.

4. Become a Shopper With Instacart
The pandemic has made some industries even busier than before, and Instacart – a delivery service – has thrived. This can be a great way to make some extra cash during your spare time, while helping out people who are unable to get out and about for their own groceries due to compromised health issues or due to their age. There are a few basic requirements before you can apply, such as being able to legally able to work in the USA, over the age of 18, and able to lift 40 lbs without assistance. Likewise, you need access to a reliable car and a smartphone able to work directly with the Instacart Shopper app. You can choose your own hours, making it easy to work around another job or other commitments such as college or family commitments. You can be your own boss, while having the support of the platform to find work.

Since the Internet has become such an integral part of our lives, we have more and more ways we can use it to help create some extra income. Hopefully these 4 creative ways to make money in 2021 inspire you to make a little extra!

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