5 Ways to Make Quick Side Money in NYC

Christine Megrejo Christine Megrejo

5 Ways to Make Quick Side Money in NYC

In a city this expensive, more money is always welcome. But sometimes even that 9-5 hustle isn’t enough to save up for your weekend to New Orleans. Need a little extra cash? Here’s some great opportunities that are abundant in NYC.

Dog Walking


Did you know there are more than 600,000 dogs in NYC? They all have to be walked sometime. Take on the task when people are on vacation or even on weekends for some pretty good dough.

Focus Groups


Focus groups are easy ways for marketing companies to get feedback on products and campaigns, and it’s easy money for you. Maybe will pay upwards of $100 for just an hour of your time. Larger or more time intensive groups can pay triple that.

Stoop Sale


Stoop sales are still incredibly popular, especially in the outer boroughs. Selling your stuff in one fell swoop has never been easier. Just make sure you get some posters up in a decent radius around your place and post a listing on craigslist under garage sales to get more eyes on it.



TaskRabbit and other similar task apps are great in NYC. It’s one of the main hubs of work and you’ll definitely get a ton, from picking up people’s laundry to waiting in line for the newest Nikes. You can do this on a schedule that works for you.

Become A Show Extra


There are casting calls all the time in the city for show or movie extras, no acting experience needed. Most of the time, they just need a few people to fill out a scene. Check craigslist for casting calls and check sites like ActingLand to see when directors are asking for people in NYC.

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