Great Ways to Earn Extra Money Once Back on Home Soil


There is something extremely satisfying about being able to make some extra cash especially if you have got some free time on your hands. Thankfully, with all of the technological advancements that we have seen in recent years, make some extra money through various side hustles is not complicated. Just about anybody – including veterans – can find several great ways of making some money.

While there is no formula to succeeding at your side hustle one thing that cuts across the board is that you will need at least a single clear path. All that really matters is what goals you are trying to achieve and how much effort you are willing to put into it. That is all that you need to be aware of as you get started.

Now, motivations and goals aside, you may be wondering which side hustles are the best for you. If you are looking for some ideas on some of the things you can do to make some extra cash, look no further because I am going to break down some of them for you. Let’s begin.

Sell Stuff

Lots of people earn their full-time income from running businesses that sell products and services to those who need them. However, it can also be a great side hustle. You can not only sell some of the things that you no longer have use for but also set up a small business. Thankfully, there are so many platforms that have come up to make this very easy for just about anyone.

For instance, platforms like eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and even Amazon allow you to run a small business right from the comfort of your home. With these, you can interact with buyers and set up deliveries of whatever you may be selling. It is worth noting that this is a pretty lucrative space and lots of people have even switched to it as their permanent sources of income which means that there is a lot of money to be made in the space. It is a very rewarding side hustle, especially because the extra amount of money you stand to receive from it can be pretty huge.

All you need to do is figure out the products and services that offer the best returns or profits for you. With that figured out, you can then look into the amount of money and effort to put into the side hustle.

Teaching or Tutoring

Everyone is skilled at something and sometimes one of the best ways of getting some extra cash is by teaching others some of those skills. For instance, if you are good at multiple languages you can offer lessons to help other people also get good at those languages. There are lots of sites that can help you land tutoring gigs.  All that you need to do is to sign up and get started.

Tutoring aside, running a workshop where you show people how to do something is also a great way of making some extra cash. This can be anything from carpentry to metalwork, welding, auto repair, and even woodwork.

Offering Services

Aside from teaching or tutoring, there is also the option of offering several other kinds of services. If you like physical exerting work there are lots of options including plumbing, painting, and repairs among other things. Finding these kinds of jobs is also quite easy nowadays due to the existence of several platforms that allow you to find people looking for various kinds of assistance.

Other platforms such as Fiverr and Freelancer take things a notch higher by letting you offer services online. So, whether you are good at graphic design, transcription, or writing, you can do just that and make decent amounts of cash from it. Again, people actually do these as full-time jobs which means that there is a lot to be made from these jobs. It all comes down to just how much effort you are willing to put in.

Try Online Casino Gaming

Sometimes, the best way of making some extra cash might turn out to be a fun activity such as playing your favorite online casino games for real money. Chances are that you already know of a great online casino for real money and have probably won some cash from it. Turning that into a side hustle, therefore, should not be too much of a stretch.

This is, however, all dependent on how responsible you are. To begin with, there is no guarantee that you will always land a win even though there are ways through which you can increase your chances of doing so. Also, since online gambling is very addictive, you need to ensure that you are always in control. Besides, since you are in it to make some extra money, you should try to make as much profit from the games as you can. If that does not work you should be rational enough to take a break or stop.


Should You Do It?

Finding a side hustle to make some extra cash is certainly not for everyone. Some people do it to pass the time or fill up their free time while others opt for side hustles because they bring in the much-needed extra money while providing additional job stability. Either way, there are lots of great opportunities should you ever decide that you are ready or need to make some extra cash.

For veterans, having some extra cash is a great way of complementing the wages and benefits that the military provides. With the rising costs of living, there is no better time than now to find some extra work. This not only eases financial pressure but also offers the aforementioned stability especially in times like these when such occurrences as the coronavirus pandemic have wreaked havoc on people’s livelihoods.

The only real choice you will have to ponder over is what exactly you want to do to earn some extra cash. The ones listed here are some of the best options you can start with.


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