40 ways to earn extra cash in 2022

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks for expenses both expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

Coming up with extra money to pay the bills, manage crises, boost savings, accelerate your retirement savings or perhaps even finance a dream vacation isn’t as hard as it seems. Even before the Great Resignation created opportunity galore for those looking to pick up some extra dough, there were plenty of legit and distinctive moneymaking opportunities out there for you to capitalize on with no long-term commitment and, in many cases, hours and pay set at your discretion.

Updated for 2022, our diverse list of the best side hustles is packed with plenty of tactics to earn extra cash — 40 ideas for you to consider, along with resources and pointers to get you started. Some are good for a quick buck, while others could turn into consistent streams of income, even a career. Find out which cash-generating ideas could work best for you.

Become an Election Officer

You can cash in on our right to vote on Election Day. Many localities need election officers, especially those who are bilingual. And while the hours may be long, the pay isn’t bad for a day’s work – although note that the day can be far longer than eight hours, frequently running from before polls open until after they close.


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