6 Ways to Start Working for Yourself Today

You’ll be amazed at how many people are already making thousands of dollars working for themselves.

Alison the Writer
May 3, 2017
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Did you know you can tap into pre-existing marketplaces and make money without a traditional job? Uber is the most famous example of a marketplace that allows you to make money without a job. In some market Uber drivers are making up to $8000 per month.

However, there are many more ways to earn an income working for yourself than many people realize. Here are 5 platforms that are allowing individuals to earn a decent living working for themselves.

Uber - Drivers are making anywhere from $12 to $25 per hour. It all depends on your location. This is how Uber calculates your fare. Their website says the fair is calculated by adding the following:

- base fare: the price for pickup

- time: from start to end of trip

- distance: miles or kilometers of route

- surge pricing (if applicable) - this is additional money for peak demand

- tolls (if applicable)

Turo - does your car sit in the same place all day. If you are home all day or at work where your car isn't used you can earn pretty decent money by renting it out like a car rental company. Turo has over $1,000,000 in insurance for your car in case an accident happens while it was rented. Turo works very well in areas with Tourism, a lot of business traffic or conventions. Depending on the make of your car, you can make between $30 and $100 per day renting out your vehicle.

A Quora user named Matt did this and compared it to his real estate investments.

Now usually I wouldn’t argue or gain an interest in that number, but coming from a real estate background, I would rent each room in my investment properties for $900/mo. Renting the car out for $28.50/day is almost $900/mo. Plus, the car was only $15k, where for a $200k property I’d have 4 bedrooms to rent. I raised an eyebrow and wanted more!
Every $900/mo you can make increases your income by $10,000+ a year! Even if it just starts with a $28.50/day reservation on Turo. Aspiring entrepreneurs: If you do that 3 to 6 times and you can now quit your 9to5.

Airbnb - Rent out your home when you're not there. One user wrote that they made $1600 in a month renting an apartment that cost them $1100 per month. Most users don't rent their entire apartment, but a spare bedroom. It started out providing people a cheap place to crash for the night that would be cheaper than a hotel, but one people started to rent out their entire homes and apartments it quickly hit another level. Airbnb also allows you to sell experiences in your town. You can sell tours, such as celebrity homes, or experiences, such as an art class.

DogVacay - You can earn up to $60 per dog/ per night pet sitting for people when they are out of town. Dog kennels are very expensive and most people are now opting for DogVacay. If you already have a dog this is a perfect money maker. Your dog gets to make new friends and you get to make money. You can set your nightly rate, but if your nightly rate is $50 and you have 5 dogs that is $250 per day! You can also post it for friends on facebook and get people to sign-up to support you.

HelloAlfred - Get paid up to $25 per hour to do chores for people. Picking up dry cleaning, go shopping, cleaning, sending packages has never been this profitable.

DoorDash - you can make up to $25 per hour not including tips delivering food from restaurants.

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Alison the Writer
Alison is an avid book reader and great writer for CA. Her favorite thing to do is watch Youtube videos and spend time with her family.