14 Totally Doable Ways to Make Side Money With a Full-Time Job

POPSUGAR Photography | Kat Borchart
POPSUGAR Photography | Kat Borchart

In need of extra cash? If you're already working a full-time job but want more ideas on how to make money on the side, check out these suggestions by Redditors.

  • Transcription: Transcribing sound files and videos can score you $20 an hour.
  • Renting out space: One Redditor rents out the top floor of his house, and the rent collected on that covers about 80 percent of his or her mortgage.
  • Tutoring and proctoring SAT and ACT: You can make about $20 an hour tutoring, and proctoring the SAT and ACT at local high schools can net you at least $100 per session.
  • Coaching and refereeing: One Redditor says he makes about $30 to $40 per match. Another says it's "easy" to make over $200 during the weekends. (You apparently make more over the weekends.) The uniforms and gas can cost you quite a bit, but they are tax deductible.
  • Crafts: Find a craft hobby that you can make money off of. Everything from making terrariums to custom drink coasters has a market.
  • Romance novels: Writing racy novels and self publishing them can score you a lot of cash.
  • Donating plasma: If you're not squeamish about needles, donating plasma could be a good idea. You're possibly saving someone's life, too!
  • Flipping items at yard sales: Scouring items at yard sales and reselling them on eBay for a premium is another good way to make extra cash.
  • Weekend tech support: If you have a technical background, weekend tech support could be a good side job.
  • Moonlight: Take up freelancing jobs that are similar to what you do full-time, but make sure that your company does not have a "non-compete" policy that may get you fired.
  • YouTube tutorial: Create how-to videos on YouTube and make money off the ads.
  • Create an app: Creating an app is a good way of making passive income. But first, you'll need to learn how to code — which is always a very desirable skill in the job market, so it's worth learning if you have the bandwidth.
  • Uber driver: Uber is an on-demand car service that's available in many cities. You can always become a driver after work or over the weekend. If you drive during a busy period like the weekend or right after work, the prices surge, which makes you'll be raking in even more dough in less time.
  • Market research: Sign up for lists for as many market research companies and you'll be paid to answer questions about products or your spending habits. A Redditor says you can make up to $100 to $200 in two hours.