10 Interesting Ways to Make Some Side Cash

These days many of us are VERY interested in finding supplemental income. Poking around in my “Post Ideas” folder produced this list of 10 interesting possibilities to make some side cash.

ChaCha – Like researching and answering all kinds of questions? Register to become a ChaCha Guide. Their FAQ page states Guides make $3 to $9 per hour and have no scheduled commitments of time.

ClickNWork – Register and give them your skills and experience and they will try to match you with the appropriate work. Current opportunities can be found here.

CrossLoop – Are you good at helping people with computer trouble? Wish you could get paid to do it? Get a free account, create a profile and become a Helper.

SpareFoot – Do you have some extra storage space around the place? If so, you might be able to rent it out using this site. You can list (and look) for free.

Mechanical Turk – Their FAQ page explains it best: “Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details.” Sign up, find interesting tasks and get paid.

RedesignMe – Create an account and brainstorm about products and services. If participating companies like your ideas you are rewarded by their point system, called RDMs. Earn enough and you can buy products from their online shop. Okay, so it’s not cash, but they do offer gift cards.

RentACoder – Are you a programmer? Register for free then locate and bid on coding projects. They get 15% of the final bid.

Talpa Creative – They describe themselves as “a selective community that offers users a place to be inspired and to be heard. By providing stimulating resources, creative techniques, and motivational challenges, encourages members to generate dynamic, non-scripted television ideas and get paid for it.”
You have to send in two ideas a month to keep your membership.

UpDown – Sign up for free, build a portfolio with virtual money and try to beat the S&P 500. All members that beat the S&P 500 earn money, with the top monthly performer earning $500.

Zilok – Have stuff sitting around not currently being used, but you don’t want to sell it? Try renting it out. There will be a rental listing fee of ten cents per month starting in April. They also take a commission based on what you rent your items for.


  1. Great list. I know about Mechanical Turk and UpDown. I'll check out the others.

  2. Just wanted to point out that Homstie is now called SpareFoot. Check out the new and improved site:

  3. Thanks for the heads-up. I changed the link to SpareFoot.

  4. Interesting topic. Will surely follow your advice Thanks for sharing. More Side Cash to come :)

  5. i started this small business too and it has kept me from being totally depleted of cash.


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