How You Can Make Some Money Doing Odd Jobs In 2018

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Money is something you can never seem to have enough of, especially since you probably only get paid once or twice a week from your regular job. But who says that has to be your only source of income?

There are many odd jobs out there that people do on the side, and in some cases their business is so successful it even becomes a full-time gig. Some of these jobs you can find on apps and signup to do at any time you want, but you don’t even have to do that in some cases if you can find odd jobs by word of mouth.

Drive For Uber Or Similar Apps

Uber is probably the most well-known app for doing odd jobs with, and if you want to make a little extra money on your time giving rides, it’s definitely a good choice. But Uber isn’t the only way to do it.

Dolly is another app that allows you to make money by helping people move. There are other apps you can use like Handy where you can get paid to clean homes or do a little plumbing work. The bottom line is if you have a smartphone, there’s a good chance you can locate services that are in demand.

Doing Yard Work For Neighbors

Even if you don’t have a smartphone or are a member of an Uber kind of service, there’s still a good chance you can make money just by doing a little landscaping for your neighbors.

If you have professional landscaping skills such as cutting out stonework or putting up fencing you could make a lot of money, but even if you just cut grass or eliminate weeds you can still earn some. Most people will either be happy to pay you to do yard work or if they can’t they’ll refer you to someone who does need yard work done. Or you could put a sign or paint on your vehicle that you offer yard services. My stepbrother does this and makes pretty good money at it. Just remember this kind of work is seasonal so save it for the summer and spring.

Rent Out Space

As mentions, there’s a lot of affordable services in the housing, hospitality and logistics industries that are handy for earning money. Now if you have whole rooms or sections of a house or apartment that you don’t use, you can consider renting them out on places like Airbnb or Craigslist, but it doesn’t just have to be taking in tenants.

If you have space either in your home or a storage facility, you could rent it out to someone else who needs it.

How To Finance Your Odd Jobs

Most of the time, you won’t need to invest in any equipment to do odd jobs, but there may be some occasions you do. Maybe you need some tools that you’re just a little short on cash to purchase. If you do need an easy way to finance your odd jobs, a Miami title loan might be the way to go.

A title loan is a short-term personal loan that you can get just by using your vehicle title. But it’s not the only way to finance your purchases as there’s also personal bank loans and credit cards you can use as well.

Krystle Cook - the creator of Home Jobs by MOM - put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. These are all great money-making ideas! Unfortunately, we don’t have space we can rent out. It’s against our mortgage contract as a homeowner to rent out spare rooms or to turn it into a rental. Uber is a great way to make extra cash; but, some areas of the U.S. don’t have Uber yet.

  2. I love all your ideas. I have always wanted to do a B and B in our area. We are a very popular destination area in St. Louis, so I know we could do really well!

  3. I wish we could rent out our house but we don’t have any kind of division. These are some great ideas and you probbably could make good money.

  4. Sounds like awesome ideas to make that extra income. It’s always nice to know your options, you’ll never know when you need the money!

  5. what a great list! sometimes you just need to get suggestions on how to make money and you did that!

  6. I love these suggestions! I’ll have to share some of these ideas with one of my sisters. She would love the Uber idea.

  7. You can make money doing anything these days as long as you put your mind to it. I started selling old clothes and I cannot believe how much it added up to!

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