How to Make an Extra $1,000 a Month

A woman holding ten $100 dollar bills

If you’re wondering how you can make an extra $1,000 a month, you’re in the right place.

We’re not only going to list a number of different ways you can make an extra $1,000 a month but we’re also going to give you the “How to” so you can get started today!

Everything on the list below can easily be achieved, even with a full-time job.

These are all side jobs to make $1,000 a month or more, it just depends on you.

Here at Tried and True, we only post ways people are making money from the people we’ve personally interviewed to eliminate the tons of work at home scams. These are all tried and tested ways to make money.

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Below we have listed the 10+ Best Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 a Month

1. Loan signing Agent

Two woman working together on signing a loan

A loan signing agent is someone every future homeowner needs before they can close. Their job is to know exactly where the new homeowner should sign the loan signing documents and basically oversee the process.

It’s all in the name. Loan Signing Agent.

How to make $1k: Each job takes about an hour. The average pay per signing is $150. Signings are very flexible, you determine if and when you can do them. If you took 7 signings each month that would be $1,050.

So that means for only 7 hours per month you can make an extra $1,000+

How to get started: Check out our How to become a Loan Signing Agent article for the steps on how to get started along with how John is earning $5k-$7k per month doing this.

2. Bookkeeping

Bookkeepers record financial transactions for business owners.

How to make $1k: It could take you 1-4 hours to work on your clients books per MONTH!

On average, Bookkeepers charge $300+ per client. So if you only had 4 clients you could earn an extra $1,200 per month only working 16 hours (assuming you worked 4 hours per month per client)!

I interviewed a mom who has NINE kids, homeschools six of them, and still earns over $2,000 per month. So if you want to do this you can, it just depends on you.

How to get started: Check out this free training to see if Bookkeeping is right for you (the same course the mom took).

3. Property Preservation Contractor

If you look around just about any neighborhood, you’ll notice abandoned houses that are in need of upkeep and maintenance in order to sell. Many of those houses are foreclosed or somewhere in the foreclosure process.

Banks now own those properties but they don’t like to get into real estate, so they need someone to preserve their properties until they can sell them. As a property preservation contractor, you’re responsible for the repair and maintenance of any property you work on with the bank.

We interviewed Danielle Pierce who does this and she outsources 100% of the work and only does the admin work at home earning $400,000 a year working PART TIME HOURS!

How to make $1k: Danielle has a FREE MASTERCLASS that covers all of this and how you can do this from the comfort of your own home.

How to get started: Check out our interview with Danielle to fully understand how this all works and how you can earn $100,000 in the first 18 months in our How to Become a Property Preservation Contractor article.

4. Freelance Content Creator


Imagine being a content creator but never having to show your face or post on social media. There are thousands of bloggers that regularly purchase from freelance content creators working behind the scenes.

We interviewed a mom who makes so much doing this that she was able to retire her husband and stay as a stay-at-home mom working around her own schedule.

She teaches others how to do this now and we interviewed one of her students and she made $4,000 the first MONTH after taking her course!

How to make $1k: One of Shannon’s recent students took her course and made $1,000 her first WEEK after finishing her course!

How to get started: Check out our interview with Shannon’s student to fully understand how this all works and how you can get started today.

5. Freelance Writing

A freelance writer is someone who makes extra cash by writing for companies or bloggers. Their job is to write about anything their client needs.

It’s really quite simple, if you can write, you can do this!

How to make $1k: Freelance writers choose their hours and pick their workplace. On average, a company/blogger will pay $200 per article. That means with 5 clients you’ll hit your goal of $1000 a month!

How to get started: Getting started is quite simple; just check out our article How to Start a Freelance Writing Career and even get insight from a freelancer who makes well over $200,000 a year!

6. Create and Sell Printables Online

A how to guide to make printables on etsy

Creating printables is one of the best side hustles. You can create one printable and it will practically sell itself forever IF you know what you’re doing.

An hour or two today could make you money for years!

Check out these success stories of others selling printables on Etsy and how much they’re earning here.

How to make $1k: The freedom that this job offers is immense. You create a themed printable, post it on Etsy, market it and let the money start rolling in. You don’t need the skill level of a graphic designer to do this job. Also, the more printables you create; the more money you can make doing this.

How to get started: Check out our article How to Make Printables to Sell on Etsy to give you step-by-step instructions on how to get started. In this video, I show you how you can make $8,000 a month with printables!

7. Resell items online for a profit

A woman sitting on a blue couch with her laptop.  She is selling her used items online.

This job works well for two types of people, those who enjoy finding good deals on products and would like to resell them online for a profit or those who have a good eye for things and can spruce them up and resell.

If that’s you, this is something that can definitely earn you more than $1,000 a month, one product could earn you $1,000!

So if you’re the type of person who likes to find good deals on products you’ll want to consider selling products on eBay for a profit (yes, still ebay and others of course).

How to make $1k: You do not need to have a lot of money to start either. Rob recommends his students to start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Based on that, they should be able to make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.

Click here to check out the free workshop on how to do it

8. Proofreading

Proofreading example.  Text with corrections in red.

Do you enjoy reading or find it annoying seeing errors while reading? This job will allow you to read and correct things before they are released to the public.

A great thing about this job is that it pays well. So while you’re reading and doing something you enjoy, you’ll be making good money too.

I interviewed a stay at home mom who earns over $3,000 per month proofreading!

How to make $1k: Proofreading can be very lucrative. Proofreaders can charge $50 upward to even $100 an hour! If you market your services correctly, having even a small number of only 3 clients can earn you much more than just $1k a month.

How to get started: Getting started has been made simple by Caitlin Pyle,the creator of a site dedicated to informing future proofreaders. Check out her free workshop to see if this is right for you.

9. Amazon Flex

A woman sitting in a van making deliveries for Amazon

Amazon Flex is similar to UPS and Fedex. You pick up packages and deliver them but in your own vehicle.

To get started with amazon flex you must meet the following criteria; 21 years or older, drive a mid-size or large vehicle, valid driver’s license, and an iPhone or Android device. If you pass the criteria, this will be a very solid path to money. With some deliveries you can even make more through tips given by customers.

You will be using your own gas, but the bright side is you’ll be making enough to cover gas and have plenty left for your pocket.

How to make $1k: The best way to make that goal of an extra $1k a month is always being on the lookout for good offers on the app. Some deliveries could range from $50-$100 depending on the type of delivery. And the more deliveries you do, the more money you’ll earn.

How to get started: Check out our Amazon Flex article on how to get started.

10. Instacart

A man doing grocery shopping for Instacart

Instacart is a grocery shopping delivery service where you can be either an in-store shopper and fulfill orders in the store or you could be a full-service driver where you fulfill orders in the store and deliver the customer’s groceries to their home.

If you find yourself with a lot of extra time, Instacart may be a great side hustle for you. Making money from Instacart will heavily depend upon how much time you put in and the area you live in.

Even though this depends on how much time you invest, you can make upwards of $100 a day.

How to make $1k: To put it simply, if you put in the correct amount of time and take certain deliveries you can make up to $100 a day. Say you only have time for this on weekends, at $100/day you can make $300 each weekend. If you meet that goal you’d be making $1200 a month.

This strongly depends on where you live and the competition in your area.

How to get started: Check out our Instacart Review on how you can earn $100 a day and get started.

11. Picking up trash in parking lots

A large clean parking lot

If you’re someone who doesn’t mind getting your hands dirty as long as you are making a good amount of money (legally) then this is for you.

You’ll be picking up litter from around business parking lots and surrounding areas, and you don’t need any special tools to get the job done!

This job could be the definition of a schedule that revolves around you!

How to make $1k: The average person who works in this field makes between $30-$50 an hour. At the lowest rate of pay, if you were to work 10 hours a week for one month that would be $1,200. That can be multiplied 10 fold by adding on several clients and even getting others to work with you or for you.

How to get started: Getting started is very simple, you can head to a local business and just ask them if your service is needed and negotiate the rate of pay you want.

If you really want to take it to the next level, check out our How to Start a Parking Lot Litter Picking Business article on how to get started and an interview with Brian Winch who now makes a whopping $650,000 a year from this.

12. Start a Blog

An at home workspace with a laptop and notebook used for blogging

If you like the idea of making passive income, you should really consider blogging.

You do not have to be a great writer either. Writing is one of my weakest skill sets but I still earn six-figures a year with my blog and I only work 10-15 hours a week now.

When you write, the tone is very conversational. You just write like you talk.

One of the many ways we make money from this blog is through ads. By having ads throughout this article we’re making money every time someone reads it.

And trust me, we did not write this article today. That’s why I love this form of income because it is so passive. You write helpful content and if you do it the right way, you can make money from it forever.

How to make 1k: You can see how we make money blogging here. You will not earn $1k right away, but if you put in the work you could make much more than that.

Here is a screenshot from our earnings in December from ad revenue

How to get started: Check out our step-by-step guide on how to get started and the most profitable niches to choose from.

13. Start a Cleaning Business

Whether you’re a neat freak or someone who is willing to clean for another income, there are various ways to start your very own cleaning service.

Cleaning homes can make you a great amount of money and even take you places you wouldn’t think cleaning could take you.

If you like to clean or organize this definitely could be something you enjoy!

How to make $1k: When starting out you shouldn’t charge per hour, instead charge between $100-$125 a house. At that rate, if you do ten houses a month that would be an additional $1k.

How to get started: This won’t be just your regular “Aunt Sallie” cleaner. You’ll be taking the necessary steps to make the most money in a proficient way. In our article, How to Start a Cleaning Business we tell you exactly how to do it and we even give you the first-hand experience of Ken, a Philadelphia man who built his own business earning $1,000 a week!

So, did any of these grab your attention? Let us know which ones you’d like to try in the comment section below.

If you’re looking for more ways to make money, be sure to check out our most popular article “30 Real Ways to Make Money at Home”.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make an Extra $1.000 a Month”

  1. Whitney, these are all great ideas for working from home! I found you over on YouTube and love the content you provide about growing a blog. Thanks for helping moms with money-making ideas!

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