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Last Updated: 2023/04/04 | Money

How to make money Start making money with a side hustle and see how long it takes to see results, regardless of whether you drive for Uber, write material, or sell begs.

Do you want to make money but aren't sure how to go about doing it properly and legally? Please stay with us.

Finehelp has compiled a list of the top 20 ways to make money, whether at home or on the streets, and we've ranked each technique by how quickly you'll be paid.

Many people are blinded by the need to take the quickest path, but we advise people not to ignore smaller jobs.

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What are the best ways to make money both online and offline?

Let's dive right in and examine each method. Depending on the type of person you are, all of these methods will work for you if you put forth the effort.

1. Sell your old and worn clothing.

Selling clothes that you no longer use or wear is an easy and often ignored way to make some fast cash. You can quickly begin selling to needy friends and relatives.

If you don't have any friends or relatives who would be interested in buying your unwanted clothing, look for shops that buy used clothing in your area. You might also go the online route.

2. Electronics can be sold for money.

Why not sell your old smartphone? After every upgrade to our mobile contracts, we all buy a new cellphone.

Everyone has an extra iPad, old Playstation, or old radio that they purchased while they were still bachelors.

Electronics of this nature can also be offered on websites like OLX, Gumtree, and others.

3. Bolt and Uber are looking for people to drive for them.

By simply registering with Bolt or Uber, you can earn money by driving passengers around.

The only thing that is extremely necessary and is often needed by special transportation services such as Uber and Bolt is a well-maintained vehicle.

Your vehicle must be eligible and adhere to their terms and conditions, and the driver must also adhere to them and be free of any criminal records.

4. Make food deliveries

Food delivery appears to be one of the hottest trends in South Africa, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Many people who were previously hesitant to use some form of online service have now become accustomed to the new standard.

All is going online, including schools and methods of purchasing various goods, including food.

Food delivery services are becoming more common, with nearly every restaurant now providing it. Below is a list of our South African food delivery services that provide online ordering.

  • UCook
  • Food We Love
  • The Flying Pan
  • Monk’s Chinese
  • UberEats
  • Mr D Food
  • OrderIn
  • Oishi
  • Daily Dish
  • Fitchef

You can make money by using food delivery services; all you need is a good motorbike that meets the requirements of each of the food delivery services.

Remember that side hustles like this one can be done after your full-time work (8am-5pm) or even only on weekends.

So, instead of investing your full-time job salary in a motorcycle, why not use the motorcycle to supplement your income?

5. Act as a babysitter.

Anyone, whether they have a full-time job, are recently retired, or are a college student, will make money by being a baby sitter.

This is one of the more straightforward ways to earn money; keep in mind that you can work as a part-time babysitter by watching other people's children while they go out drinking or holding late-night meetings.

Many young adults need babysitters on occasion, and some need babysitters on specific days.

If you work full-time, you can use your home as a day care during the day and hire someone else to look after the kids.

So, if you want to do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, there are some basic specialized skills you'll need.

This could include anything related to making yourself more marketable, such as public relations certifications or experience working with special needs children.

6. Become a dog sitter

Well, we all have different interests, so if you enjoy dogs, you can earn money by simply watching and walking other people's dogs.

Many people, like babies, prefer having pets to having children. These people will go to any length for their pets, including hiring a specialized dog sitter and taking them to an expensive veterinarian.

7. Become a mobile therapist

Many people do not have time for themselves; they may have the financial means to visit a nearby massage therapist, but they lack the time.

Take a specialized course to ensure that you are the best in the industry and that you can market yourself as a mobile massage therapist and start earning money.

This service generates a lot of money, and one can make money by becoming a mobile therapist who travels to their clients' homes.

8. Work as a housesitter

I know many people who, for a variety of reasons, require someone to look after their homes.

It's possible that they're going on vacation and need someone to keep an eye on their pets, water the plants, and take out the trash as needed.

You could easily become a home sitter and earn money by simply taking care of the household chores as if you were at home.

9. Do Freelance

Use websites like, Fiver, and Upwork to find freelance work and earn money online.

Experienced individuals can find jobs on websites like doing data capturing, virtual assistant work, graphic design, website design, content writing, and programming.

Other websites, such as Gengo, enable people who are fluent in other foreign languages to do translation work and get paid for it.

If you're doing freelance work, make sure your pricing is accurate and competitive; you don't want to charge too much or too little.

10. Rent out your vehicle.

Many people have an extra car or two parked in their driveway, while others rent vehicles from high-priced car rental services.

You don't need to register with anybody or use any platform; all you need to do is write a clear contract outlining what should and shouldn't be done.

Start making money by renting out your extra car to someone in need.

11. For income, take surveys.

Many people who are aware of online surveys have taken advantage of them to earn money from home.

Many of these websites, however, will sell gift cards instead of money, and those that do pay don't take a big cut.

12. Images Can Be Sold

Do you like snapping pictures at random?

Ok, you'll be happy to learn that you can sell your images online through websites like shuttersthock.

Sell interesting images, concentrate on a niche that you know people would buy, and photograph Ushaka Marine on your next trip to Durban.

People will always pay for good photography; many people enjoy nature, elegance, and other aspects of life; hence, it is preferable to try to sell photographs that you know are in high demand.

13. Become a one-on-one mentor.

Do you have a particular ability that you are proficient in and may teach to others?

Make money by selling courses online. Websites like Udemy allow users to build video courses and sell them on their platform.

Other websites, such as Udemy, exist, but if you know how to market your own website with your own course material, you won't need another service provider.

You can easily create your own website to sell online classes, bundles, and course subscriptions to your potential clients.

Anyone can build learning material of any kind, as well as course material for a specific ability they possess, such as basic cooking, math teaching, and so on.

14. Earn money as an affiliate marketer.

Simply by making or writing good content that will drive traffic to your website, you will make money from your blog.

You should approach affiliate networks and allow them to use your website to generate future sales once you have a good website with good traffic.

You can select from a variety of categories, including news, employment, finance, education, sport, and others.

15. Become a social media influencer on Instagram.

After the launch of Instagram, many businesses have used Instagram influencers to promote their goods and services.

So someone with a large following on Instagram can theoretically approach influencers with large followings and ask them to promote their goods and services to their followers.

Although it can take some time to establish yourself as one of the most popular influencers with a broad following, once your audience has grown, you will profit from Instagram.

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