Human wants are insatiable. There is always going to be that dress that you admire or that makeup product missing in your kit that you desperately need. As a young adult, there comes a time when the allowance or pocket money you get from your guardian(s) isn’t enough to satisfy all your cravings. This is where you have to start looking for a means of getting extra cash. It’s never too early to start building towards achieving the kind of life you picture for yourself.
                        How to make extra cash as a young adult

In this post, I’m sharing some side hustles you can engage in in order to make some money and start living a fulfilled life. Some of these jobs require little or no personal talent, only your manual labour is needed. In no particular order, here they are!  

                               UTILIZE YOUR SKILL/TALENT

Your talent or skill can easily become a job. Most people are passionate about makeup, photography, graphic designs, etc and they are making money from this. Find out what you love doing the most and I’m sure there will be people looking for your service(s). All you have to do is work and make money 😊

                                    BECOME A TUTOR

This is in line with the first point. If there’s anything you are good at, why not share your knowledge with others but add tax? 😉 There could kids in your neighborhood that need to be tutored, someone else that has the same passion as you but still needs training, the list is endless! The great thing about being a tutor these days is that classes can be held both offline and online, thanks to technology!

                                         FREELANCE JOB

Companies and private individuals are constantly scouting for talents to contribute to their brand. It could be in form of social media manager, PR expert, editor and the rest. Pitching to brands is becoming a regular thing now. All you have to do is send them an email or DM regarding the subject matter.

How to make extra cash as a young adult
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                                          SELL ITEMS

Selling items could be very profitable if you know how to do it right. Items you can sell include clothes, bags, jewelleries, books, etc. You can as well sell off items from your closet that you no longer need. 

                       START A BLOG/YOUTUBE CHANNEL

This is a fun and creative way to make money while doing something you love! Some ways to make money off your blog or channel include affiliate program, sponsorship, paid reviews, selling e-books, etc. Please note that if you’re only doing this for the money, you probably will not last long as this is not a get rich quick scheme. A lot of effort is required for this and if you are truly passionate about it, it will be fun all the way! (you know it won’t be fun sometimes…)

This is the year we start making money moves! Other ways to make money as a young adult include: interning at an office, volunteering for a work, babysitting (although this doesn’t work so well in Nigeria), starting a business, entering competitions with monetary gains, etc. I hope you find this post useful because I understand the stress of not having enough especially as a college student. 

               How to make extra cash as a young adult

Throw back to when I was in college, I used to do a lot of makeup for people and teach as well. Even though I wasn’t cashing out as expected, I appreciated the extra money I got from doing what I love. I would also advise you start saving early as well as the future is really uncertain. You should also save in order to buy that dream phone or car you’ve always wanted- there’s no greater joy than doing this!
However, a lot of people unfortunately aren’t so smart and they would rather take the easy route of making money. Find out what happens to a lady whose lust for the finer things of life cost her more than she could have ever imagined by clicking HERE. It’s a short yet educative story that you don’t want to miss, trust me! Don’t forget to leave a comment also, thank you!
                How to make extra cash as a young adult

As usual, if there’s any question you’d like to ask, please leave a comment below or send a private message if you feel it’s too personal. I love reading all your comments (one of the highlights of my day). Thank you!

Love always!

Is there any side hustle you have in order to make extra money as a young adult? Do you believe in turning your talent into a business? I’d love to hear from you. Please don’t leave without dropping a comment below, thank you!

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  1. Very useful tips!
    I had a friend who started doing cleaning services after school. Now she makes good money and has an outfit and everything.

    1. Wow! That’s amazing! I’m sure she’s really happy with the decision she made then. Thanks for your comment ❤

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