8 creative ways to make extra money

There are so many ways that you can make extra money as long as you are willing to learn and venture out of your comfort zone. 

Here are 8 creative ways to make extra money.

make extra money from woodworking


Ever heard of Broxh? He’s a famous Twitch streamer that records himself doing woodwork. Woodwork products are becoming more famous thanks to him.

You can start with easy and simple woodwork projects and sell them online. If you don’t know how to make them, there are plenty of resources to help you out. It’s also a good way to learn some new skills.

You can market them through social media or sell them on third-party reselling platforms like eBay and Amazon if you want a secure transaction.

Make a blog

Making a blog site is a great way to make money with your creative side. You can decide on the content that your blog will be about. You can even design it the way you want it to with some simple website design tools.

Starting a blog cost a bit of investment however, it has some huge upside potential if you manage to attract a large amount of your target audience.

Blogs mostly earn money from:

  • Advertisements
  • Affiliate links
  • Product placement or Sponsored content
  • Online courses

Blogs are one way of introducing other people to your creative side or hobbies and interest that you are passionate about. Don’t start a blog that you don’t have a passion for or have great knowledge about the main theme.


Is photography your hobby? Do you have a high-quality camera at home? You can sell your photos online. What’s even great about selling photos is that it’s an excellent passive income.

Once you upload your photos, they can be downloaded as many times as long as someone buys them. This means you can generate a monthly income just from taking high-quality photos.

Make sure you sell your photos on a known platform so they can reach more audiences. It’s even better to upload them to multiple reliable platforms.

Make music

You can sell music online too. Most of them are being bought by companies looking to add music to their advertisement. Your music might even be used for TV shows, movies, podcasts, and web series if you make it good.

Become a Youtube content creator

Making videos is a fun and creative way to make extra money. Many people do it as a side hustle and when you get a lot of views and subscribers can get you a lot of money. Many people even do it full-time.

It’s a long step though, you need to get your account monetized and that means getting 1,000 subscribers or 4,000 public watch hours within the last 12 months. Once you do, you can make $4,400 monthly, the average of how much Youtube channels make.

However, if you treat it as a hobby and make content with something you love, viewers will follow will become interested in your content.

Earning by naming a company

It’s actually a thing on the internet. Start-up companies usually award around $100 to $300 to whoever can give them a company name that they like. It’s not a sure way of earning extra money. However, it’s worth a try if you’re good at creative names.

Playing video games

People underestimate how much money the video game industry circulates. I’m not talking about eSports where only a few select skilled players participate. You can make money from playing video games even if you’re not good at it.

There’s a marketplace for buying, selling, and trading gaming accounts. People actually buy game accounts to save them time grinding from the start. You can sell in-game items and currency for real cash.

Place ads on your car

There are companies out there that are willing to pay around $100 to $500 a month just for you to drive around with advertisement stickers on your car.

There are various online third-party marketplaces that help you find these companies. If you don’t mind having ads on your car it’s a creative way to generate passive income. You also get to help small businesses in marketing.


There are plenty more creative ways to make extra money if you look for them. We hope one of those things listed above piqued your interest and get you started making extra money.