Extra money? Who doesn’t want to have that? Sometimes question what odd jobs are near me? An unexpected minor or major expense happens, and the monthly bills still need to be paid. It’s all too painfully easy to get behind on regular expenses and making sure you don’t find yourself in the red can be stressful.

 Maybe you are just wanting to build that nest egg or go on vacation. Whatever the reason, there is a way to make that extra money. There are several part times jobs to be found, knowing where to start your search will save you time. A Google search of Odd jobs near me and several sources come up. Here are some to help you get started.

Delivering meals/groceries. Easy to apply for and you can start working right away. Be sure to know your market, some smaller cities use 1-3 delivery service’s and bigger cities have more options. Don’t despair, there is plenty of money to be made. You will make tips and some services pay per hour you work. Some major restaurants will pay out your tips at the end of your shift and you will still get that hourly check at the end of the pay period. Shipt, Favor, Doordash and Uber Eats are a few you can start with.

Do you love pets? People will pay you to walk their dog(s) and or stop by to play and feed their beloved family member. Make a great impression and you could get requested to pet sit when the family leaves town and they are unable to take their pet with them. You decide your availability and what jobs you take. Rover.com has proven to be a great website to start with, conveniently they have an app as well.

Have an extra room that has become the “catch all room?” Why not purge what you don’t need and rent it out? Don’t want to commit to a long-term renter? Rent it out by the day/week. Many travel for work or want a home environment to stay at while on a road trip. Airbnb, Roomdock, Cragislist and even Facebook. No matter what type of renter you are looking for, student, empty nester, business trip or the unexpected road trip traveler there is someone to be found that will put some cash in hand. Create a listing on any of the sites. Tell your family and friends, they can be a great way to get the word out.

Enjoy your neighborhood? Download the neighborhood app. Here you can find several of your neighbors needing help with odd jobs around their house. Most of the time, they have everything you will need and it’s a great way to get to know who lives around you and soon you will get recommendations.

Like to drive? Consider becoming a Lyft or Uber driver. Here, you also have the freedom of creating your own schedule. It’s another way to meet people and when you give customers a good experience, they leave you a favorable review.

Not so much a people person? Get your smartphone and download the EasyShift App. You will literally get paid to eat, shop, verify prices on specific items/products or get more information regarding store sales. It’s very easy and turn around time to get paid is about two days, via your PayPal account.

Are you patient and good with kids? Care.com is a fantastic source to get your face and name out in that market. The application process is longer than most jobs listed above, you are caring for humans so they must be protective both for you and for the potential client you will have. Here you can also create your own schedule, don’t be too limited though, otherwise you might not be able to find a job. Isn’t that what the goal is?

Wanting some help putting a few dollars away each paycheck? Look at Stash, yes, another app. One dollar will get you started. Once you’ve put in all required information you have the option to start making an additional investment in the stock market. Answering a few questions, Stash will lead you to the best fit for your income and risk needs.


By Linda

Linda Green: Linda, a tech educator, offers resources for learning coding, app development, and other tech skills.