10 Creative ways to make money

Creative ways to make money

10 Creative ways to make money

If you’ve come to The Money Shed it’s more than likely you are looking for ways to get money fast or perhaps find high paying work from home jobs.

However if perhaps you are a student or have a full-time job and are looking for more creative ways to make money from home then this will be the blog post for you.

Now before we get on with the list I think it’s important that with the creative ways to make money below you are going to need to put a fair bit of work in to see some results. When it comes to earning extra money you will generally earn a lot more by doing work that can be both done from home and you can invest a bit of dedication to. With the below concepts now requiring that this explains their rate of pay!

Get Paid to Walk and Run

Walking and Running has never been more popular! It’s relatively cheap to start doing and there is no ongoing payment like you have with a gym membership. A lot of people will start their running journey by using apps like Couch to 5K but did you know you can have the added motivator or earning money while you are out and about!

Sweatcoin is a smartphone app available on both the Apple and Google App store that allow you to earn money the more you walk. Your steps are tracked via your phone’s accelerometers and GPS location and then converted into SweatCoins. Once you’ve occured enough ‘Coins’ you can convert them to anything from PayPal cash to wireless headphones and even holiday packages!

Grab £5 just by ordering a FREE Curve Card!

This is an easy ONE TIME offer but well worth doing. The Curve Card is designed so that you can bring all of your bank cards into one single card freeing up space in your wallet. Unlike traditional plastic cards that many of us are used to, the Curve Card is done so through a smartphone app which can be easily downloaded and from there you are able to add as many cards as you like, whether they are credit or debit cards, meaning everything is in the one, easily accessible place. 

When you order a Free Curve Card you will get £5 free to spend instore or online anywhere that they accept Mastercard. Signing up takes about 2 minutes to do and once you get the card in the post a few days later simply take it to a cash point and change the pin from the default one and the £5 will go from ‘Pending’ to ‘Applied’ and be free for you to use instantly!

Get paid to take care of dogs

Creative ways to make money dogs

Not every dog owner needs a full ‘boarding’ service every time they go away. Perhaps they are only going out for a few hours and just want someone to look after the dog for them or perhaps a one-off walking service might do the job. This is where websites like Rover come in.

As the sitter you are able to set your own schedule, define the preferences for the dogs you would help (so maybe not a Newfoundland!) and everything from appointment to payment is managed via their smartphone app. From house sitting drop-ins to just simple dog walks you can offer anything you fancy so it’s a very creative way to make money.

Start your own blog

While not an instant earner pushing your creative juices into a blog is a fantastic way to earn money in the long run. You won’t need much money at the start to pay for website hosting and with UNLIMITED earning potential the upside is huge. If you fancy giving it a go take a look at our completely FREE Totally Blogging course which offers over 40+ modules that take you from setting up your first blog through to how to earn money from it and everything in-between.

Teach English Online

Have you ever heard the phrase “Those that can, do, and those that can’t Teach!”? Well that’s rubbish as anyone can teach online now from the comfort of their own home.

With Education First You will be expected to Deliver 25-minute high-quality and engaging one-on-one online classes to kids ages 6 to 10 and amongst other requirements they want you to have a 40 Hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification (or higher): submit now or provide when obtained at beginning of contract term. In return, they offer £9.35 per hour with opportunities to earn up to £11.48 per hour plus bonuses and holiday pay so it’s a great way for you to be creative with your teaching approach and earn some excellent money.

Earn a $50 a month passive income by using your spare computing power

FluidStack is actually one of the easiest ways that you can earn money online, and you could get started within minutes. It is a platform that allows you to earn passive income from your laptop or computer every single month. 

It is basically a platform that allows you to sign up and use your computer as a cloud server, allowing website content to be distributed around the world right from your desktop. 

All you need to do is install the software and keep it on your computer, it just runs in the background, so it won’t affect your computer in any way. We also have a full review of Fluidstack you may like to read

Become a Writer

They always say that everyone has at least one good book inside them waiting to come out. Well, this is your chance to see if that is true! Freelance Writing is a huge earner for a lot of people who end up with the right clients. Many people will start off by offering their freelance writing services on the likes of Fiverr, Upwork and People Per Hour. On those sites, you can start by offering to write blog posts for companies (usually starting around 500 words) and then as you feedback improves you will be able to charge more for your time and effort.

Create an Online Course

I remember many years ago being told ‘Never give information away for free’ and Online courses (and charging for them!) seem to be more popular than ever so a lot of people seem to be heeding that advice!

Websites such as Teachable and Udemy offer you a pre-existing platform to create your course and then market it. What you are teaching doesn’t even have to be digital. You could have knowledge of plumbing, basic car maintenance, flat pack furniture hacks or anything else. If you can get it all down you can sell that information!

Rent out your spare room with AirBNB

If you have a spare room (or even rooms!) in your house renting it our via Airbnb is a fantastic way to earn a great side income. You can funnel your creativity into the room in terms of making it have nice decor and giving great service while you have someone staying with you which will make sure repeat business is never too far away!

Make T-Shirt Designs

Now you don’t actually have to be that creative or even good at designs when it comes to t-shirt. You just need to be clever when it comes to slogans. One of the easiest creative ways to make money from your ideas is via Amazon Merch.

Merch by Amazon makes it easy for you to create, promote and sell your branded merchandise with no risk and no up-front costs. You simply supply the artwork, choose the product type and colour(s), and then promote your products in your app, blog or on social media. Amazon takes care of the rest, including production, sales, shipping and creating a product page on Amazon – all at no cost to you.