5 Ways to Make Extra Money Before the Holiday Season

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Yes, it’s important to make money to pay the bills, buy groceries, and pay for gas. It’s also important to make time for yourself and spend money on things that make you happy; a fitness class, clothes, traveling, and outings with your friends. Making extra side cash for your fun activities can be easy, you just have to find out what you can make time for. Here are 5 ways to make side cash so you can continue to live your life to the fullest.


We all have passions that make us happy and let us feel a sense of belonging. Sometimes these passions may not be able to pay our important bills, but it can make a fun side gig and hobby. The best part is, you can get paid for these side passions. If you love to write, check out local companies in San Diego they may be looking for freelance writers, or check out freelancing websites such as Writerswork.  There are thousands of writing opportunities available for blogging, writing, social media; all you have to do is sign up and get started. Fiverr is also another service where you can type in what you’re interested in, and hundreds of jobs will pop up that may spark your interest. The important thing about freelance is to stay relevant and to stay active.

Sell Your Clothes 

Clean out your closet and get rid of that sweater that you wore once and kept because you thought you would wear it again “just in case”. The best part is you can get paid to clean and get rid of your clothes. Poshmark is the most popular app and website that allows you to sell clothes. All you have to do is make an account, post pictures of your clothes, and wait for other shoppers to comment on what they’d like. If you’d like to get instant money for your outdated but still good quality clothes, there are two locations for Buffalo Exchange in Pacific Beach and Hillcrest. You can either trade in clothes where you will receive a trading card that is similar to store credit, and shop whenever you want. If you prefer cash, you can sell your clothes back, while also receiving 30% of your selling price. Both of these options allow you to update your wardrobe while making extra side cash.


You may have a passion for tutoring and helping others in a variety of subjects. Varsity Tours has places in San Diego where you can sign up to tutor locals, and get paid for it. You can apply for a position and enjoy the flexible schedule and competitive pay. Get started and be a part of a group of people and company that are changing how students receive extra help and feel fulfilled while helping others. Tutoring is a way to help the youth and put your brain to work, allowing you to work when you want, and work sessions into your busy schedule.

Review Music Online

If you’re extremely passionate about music and want to make extra money giving your opinion on recent songs. Slice the Pie is one of many ways to get paid for your passion for music. Slice the Pie is the biggest website when it comes to your opinion, and besides music, you can also review commercials, surveys, and advertisements. Once you sign up, that’s it. You’re ready to work and get paid to give your honest feedback.

Musicxray is another a unique way to review music for quick money. You will listen to new and upcoming artists, and give your honest feedback on what you hear. All you have to do is sign up, choose what music you listen to, and the Musicxray will help deliver your new favorite (or not so favorite) songs.

Get Paid to Shop

Mystery shopping is a way to feed your shopping addiction while getting paid. Sign up and answer a quick questionnaire, and start shopping. As a mystery shopper, you will help retailers by giving feedback on service or giving feedback at a restaurant on your experience. This gig is all about feedback so that the employer who hired you can get an honest opinion on their establishment. This is a fun way to discover new stores and restaurants while being in charge behind the scenes.

"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'"-Stephen King


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