With today’s “Gig Economy,” it’s easier than ever to bring in a few more dollars per month than before.

Which leads us to our final tips for “The 20 Day Financial Fitness Challenge” – Action Step #10: Increase Income.

If you would like an extra $500 or more per month, here are some ideas:

1. Become an Uber or Lyft driver

If you have a car, you can jump on the Uber or Lyft bandwagon and use it to make money. You can choose your own schedule and be unique with how you can add value to your customers. Just download the app and sign up.

2. Take paid surveys online

If you like to give your opinion, why not get paid for it? Look into sites such as Swag BucksSurvey Junkie and Inbox Dollars. Although the money isn’t much, if you do a lot of them, it can add up.

3. Get paid for your expertise

If you’re a tech wizard, or knowledgeable about the law, taxes, medicine, or information technology, you could get paid to answer professional questions. Check out Just Answer. If someone asks a question and your answer is chosen as the right one, you’ll get paid.

4. Sell stuff online

De-cluttering your home or office? Why not sell your used items online?

Consider using eBay to auction certain items, especially if they’re no longer being manufactured. Other sites are Amazon for used books and Gazelle for older technology such as iPhones.

5. Release your inner teacher

Do you enjoy sharing your expertise with an audience? Webinars are a great way to deliver that expertise while giving you the opportunity to pitch your services. If you can get an audience, and follow a webinar script, you can sell your skills. Webinars are a great way to sell high-ticket digital products, coaching, and memberships.

For creative ideas regarding your portfolio, we’re on it. Give us a call at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online and let’s discuss how to make it work for you. We’ll get you to your financial destination as fast as the best Uber driver out there.

Tomorrow is Part 2 of increasing your income. Just more ways we like to put money in your pocket!

Dan Cuprill, CFP®