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A little extra income always provides a nice cushion of comfort and security, but a side job does take time and commitment.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to make money while doing something you love and enjoy.

You’ll want to get inventive and find a way to make your hobby or passion into a side business. Here are a few unique ideas to get you started:

5 simple ways to earn extra income

1. Distribute products

There are many companies that will pay people to sell their products at the grassroots level. This process often involves a brief training, acclimation to the products and a delivered supply of inventory.

You’ll often be expected to promote on social media and other communication channels and may be asked to host informational sessions or parties in an effort to better promote and sell the products.

Many makeup brands including Lipsense offer this kind of opportunity. A Lipsense distributor will generally make money based on a percentage of sales. This flexibility makes it easy to fit this side business into your schedule. You’ll be able to sell at your own pace and on your own time frame. Think of products you love, and do some research to see if they offer this opportunity.

2. Officiate weddings

As odd as it sounds, this is a great side hustle.

The training and certifications vary from state to state but tend to be fairly minimal. In fact, it’s free to get ordained online and takes a matter of minutes to complete the process. You’ll simply need to ensure your state recognizes you as a proper minister for the proceeding.

Next, you’ll want to do your research and stay up to date with various quotes, poems, scriptures, and styles so you can offer each couple a positive experience. You can set your costs, but many couples will pay up to $300 for the wedding officiant.

If you’re organized, have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, are willing to sacrifice a few hours each weekend, and feel comfortable in front of a crowd becoming a wedding officiant might be the perfect gig for you!

3. Publish an e-book

The e-book craze continues to flourish.

You can find a book on almost anything when searching Kindle’s library. Kindle is known for self-publishing and offers a simple and exciting way to becoming a legitimate author!

If you’re creative and love to tell stories, you should consider crafting an e-book. You can easily publish and sell your book on Amazon’s site. In addition, if you are a regular blogger you can post your book on your blog where it can gain traction and credibility.

4. Resume help

Job hunting is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks. In fact, job seekers often joke that job hunting is a second full-time job!

If you’re good at organizing information and have a word processor at home, you might be able to make a few extra bucks helping people tailor their resumes.

Many people are more than happy to enlist the help of a second set of eyes to review and craft a prize-winning resume. In today’s competitive job market, this side job is definitely worth pursuing.

5. Tax assistance

While this job is seasonal, there is never a shortage of clients.

Tax preparation takes a lot of time, research, and understanding of the complicated tax codes. However, the time-consuming nature of the process is what really drives people to hire help.

If you love solving puzzles, and don’t mind spending a few hours each weekend diving into these details, you could make quite a hunk of change helping with tax preparation.You can do it in the comfort of your own home, and you might just learn a thing or two along the way.

These are just a few of the many possibilities when it comes to earning extra income. If you’re ambitious and interested in pursuing a part-time gig, consider one of these fast cash options.

Do you have any comment about the article? Any other idea on how to earn extra income? Leave your opinion in the comment section below and let me know!

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