Clark Howard shares several amazing and simple ways you can make an extra $500 a week!
- Start Driving For Uber or Lyft: Driving people around can earn you a possible $15-16 an hour! Ride-hailing services are great for people going to and from the airport, people who do not have a car, etc. All you need to drive for Uber or Lyft is a valid driver’s license, a car with valid insurance, one year of driving experience, a 4-door vehicle that is less than 10 years old, and the ability to pass a background screening. Then, you’re all set to go!
- Deliver Groceries or Restaurant Food: There are a lot of food delivery services today. For example, DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, etc. Just like Uber & Lyft, the barrier to entry is so low that almost anyone can deliver food. The potential earnings to delivering food are $11-22 an hour! Most delivery services require a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, no major recent violations or accidents, that you must have a smartphone, and that you must be able to carry 40 pounds. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, the desire for food delivery services has increased majorly.
- Sell Your Used Clothes: You can sell your clothes anywhere nowadays. You can sell your clothes in person at a garage sale or you can sell them to second-hand shops like Plato’s Closet. You can also sell your clothes online on websites such as Depop, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace. The desire to buy thrifted 90’s and Y2K clothes is growing right now because those clothes are in style right now. Don’t throw away your old clothes, sell them!
- Donate Plasma: Donate your plasma to potentially make $400 a month! This process takes about 90 minutes to do, but you can make great money and help save lives. In order to qualify for donating, you must be 18 years old and weigh more than 110 pounds.