Whether you’re saving up for a big trip, or just wish you had a little extra money in your bank account, we are always looking for ways to either earn or save more money. If you currently working a traditional 9-5 job, you can earn money while you are collecting your regular paycheck! While some of these methods may require you to do a little work outside of your regular job, you can start earning money while you’re at work! Here are some easy and fun ways to earn money while you’re at work, on the bus, and possibly while you are sleeping.

Easy Ways to Make Money While Your at Work

Take online surveys

Whether it’s the middle of the day and you just need to do something other than work for a while, or you are sitting on a call waiting for the meeting to start, you can earn money while taking surveys! Surveys are a great side hustle that can help pay for Christmas presents, birthday gifts, outings, and even a little bit of fun money. You won’t get rich off of taking surveys, but this is something quick you can do in your downtime.

Sell photography

If you are great with a camera. Consider selling your photos to stock photography websites. Every time your photos get downloaded, you receive a paycheck! This is a great side hustle option because it requires you to do no actual work while you’re at your full-time job.

I personally use Shutterstock for many of my website’s stock images. I also submit my own photography to their site. When others license my photos, guess what? I get paid! I am not a professional photographer, either. All it takes is a good eye and some trial and error to make some really nice photos that others would LOVE to use in their projects.

Sell Items through online shops or Craigslist

Are you a crafty person? Or do you just have a lot of junk in your home? Open up an Etsy shop, sell on eBay, Amazon, or even Craigslist. This is how I used to sell all my old textbooks I knew I would never look at again. I sold them all on Amazon and it was super easy.

List your items for sale when you leave for work and send them out when you get home! These platforms do all the heavy lifting for you! You may need to get in touch with your customer after work, but other than that it’s totally hands-free!

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Side Hustles for Busy People 


There are a ton of great ways that blogging can help you make money, but a number of these avenues require no additional work from you! This means that while you’re living your everyday life, these methods are making you money! Ads and affiliate marketing are passive income streams that can help you earn money from your blog while you’re at your day job. Although, as you can imagine, blogging isn’t something that is an instant income stream. If you’re willing to put in the work in your spare time, this can be very rewarding.

Test websites

Testing websites can be a little strenuous, but the flexibility is so worth it! In your free time, or in your little five-minute breaks, you can easily test websites and make some extra cash! While some websites may require you to test them from a computer, UserTesting allows you to do mobile reviews as well! During your lunch break or when you need to take a water break, test a few websites and earn a little side income in the process! It really is that easy.

As you can see, there are a ton of great ways you can earn money while you’re at work! Some are things you can be doing in your spare time, and others can be done without lifting a finger.

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