Top 5 Ways To Make An Extra $500 This Month

If you need to make an extra $500 this month then we have a plan that may help you do just that. This plan does not involve starting a blog or pawning jewelry. Those are not bad options, but I digress.

So, if you’ve already applied for part-time hourly work and you’re waiting to hear back (or not) – keep reading. We’ve found a few of the ways listed can bring in a significant amount of cash quickly while you may need to combine two or three if you need $500 in less than four weeks.

How much money you make this month is up to you. There are no guarantees. But, we are rooting for you and think that these are options worth pursuing.

Try a few and please let us know your results in the comment section. We’d love to hear from you.

Top 5 Ways To Make An Extra $500 This Month:

#1- Use Your Car to Make An Extra $500 This Month

Want to make extra money in a way that works for you? Sign up to drive with one of the popular services. You use your own car to give people rides around town and you get paid weekly. And it’s super flexible – you can drive day or night, 24/7. Just hop in your car, turn on the app and you’ll get a pickup request from a rider.

The Uber Partner app you use to get requests gives you optional turn-by-turn directions to your passenger and their destination. Everyone who rides has an account and gets a rating from every driver.

Once the trip is over, you’ll rate your passenger and can take the next request, sign off and go about your day – how much you want to earn is up to you.

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#2 – Rent Your Vehicle to Make An Extra $500 This Month

Yes, you can actually rent your vehicle and earn some pretty decent coin with Turo. List your vehicle for free in about 10 minutes. You’ll need to provide a description of your vehicle and upload photos of your ride.

You also have to state which dates your car is available for use. You receive a notification when someone expresses an interest in renting your vehicle. From there you can accept or reject the request. If you decide to go forward with the rental, you meet the potential renter to drop off the car.


Turo covers your car with $1 million in liability insurance. They also cover 24/7 roadside assistance. Actual earnings vary depending on the market value of your vehicle and how many days you rent it.

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#3 – Sign Up For Focus Groups to Make An Extra $500 This Month

Here at Earn It Save It, we count this as one of our absolute favorite ways to earn the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. Yes, you can get paid to voice your opinion – even if it’s not popular. Pay varies, but $50 an hour is not uncommon.

We post new focus group opportunities several times a day. Keep in mind that you will not be eligible for every study that you apply to, so you’ll have to fill out a LOT of screeners. A screener is a list of questions the research team uses to determine if you’re a fit for the focus group. While you’re waiting to hear back on a study, be sure to work on the other ideas mentioned here.

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#4 – Sell Your Used Electronics for Cash to Make An Extra $500 This Month

Cell phones, tablets, computers, and more can turn into some fast cash on sites like Gazelle.  You can get an online offer in about a minute, most items ship to them for free, and you can get paid via PayPal or check. This can be a great way to make extra money this month.

Sell your phones and electronics for cash with Gazelle Trade-In

#5 – Sell Your Miscellaneous Stuff to Make An Extra $500 This Month

Sell your stuff using the Decluttr app or their online site. Go through your attic, basement, or even look in the back of your closet and you’ll probably find at least a handful of items that can turn a quick buck. They buy CDs, DVDs, games, books, cell phones, and other electronics. They’re free to use and you don’t have to worry about listing an item then hoping someone will respond to the ad to get it sold. They pay via direct deposit, check, or Paypal. Also, they take care of the shipping.

We wanted to mention two more because it’s possible to make an extra $500 a month next month too.

Have you considered print-on-demand services? You might want to give them a look. Why? Because if you set yourself up right it could turn into a source of online passive income.

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BONUS – Sell Your Designs On Print-On-Demand Sites to Make An Extra $500 This Month

You create artistic designs and sell them on sites like Redbubble and Design by Humans for free. You heard right. Create the design and they handle the transaction and customer service. Sweet!

Are you thinking about working at home and earning a full-time income? Read how Michelle Schroeder-Gardner makes over $100,000.00 a month blogging.

If you’re simply ready to make a bit more coin to pay next month’s rent, then read about more ways to make money.

By Lauren Hunter

I'm Lauren, and I've been on a journey to earn money and save money for most of my life. As the editor-in-chief of, and as a freelance writer, coach, musician, and entrepreneur, I love looking for new ways to make money and better ways to keep it. I'm also a wife and work-at-home mom (WAHM) to four kids, so budgeting is my middle name. I'm excited to be on this money journey with you!