Flashback Friday: 68 Best Ways to Make Money That Are Actually Fun

Most people rarely have fun during their workday. And that's because you're there to work, not play. But with the gig economy going full steam ahead, folks young and old are finding ways to make money by doing things they enjoy. Besides, if you thoroughly enjoy your work, it won't feel like work. You'll be more interested in taking on similar projects, and you'll make more money as a result. You might even get to a point where you can turn your fun side job into a full-time career. Not bad, right?

Here are 68 coolest ways to make extra money that won't feel like work at all.

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them — If you spend your free time writing stories and poetry, why not make a little money at it? Tons of websites and brands are looking for digital content creators, and these 22 sites are a fantastic place to start.

6 Great Side Jobs for Book Lovers — If you prefer the company of books to people, these side gigs are perfect for you. That's right, your love of literature will help you bring home the bucks! Not bad, right?

12 Great Side Jobs for Outdoorsy Types — Being trapped inside behind a desk sounds like a nightmare, yes? Well, there's no need to be stuck indoors all day when you could be making extra cash while spending your days in the great outdoors.

Get Paid to Watch Your Favorite TV Show Live — Yep, that's right. You can actually make money by watching TV. Being paid to be an audience member at a live show in cash, prizes, and free food isn't a bad way to earn a buck. And it certainly won't feel like work.

20 Places Besides Etsy to Sell Your Handmade Goods — If your hobbies include arts and crafts, you might want to consider selling them online. Your creative projects deserve more than to collect dust on a shelf. Sell them on etsy or any of these 20 sites and you might develop a booming little side hustle.

How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter — Believe it or not, you can make a solid income from walking dogs, and hanging out at other people's homes with their pets. You will obviously need to care for their pets and keep things tidy, but it's not a bad way to earn extra money, especially if you're an animal lover.

6 Ways to Make Extra Money Using Social Media — If you're a social media maven and have accrued a large mass of followers on your own, here are six brilliant ways to make some cash from your likes and shares. Becoming a brand ambassador or influencer can land you a load of free stuff and potentially a decent chunk of change. Cha-ching!

What are some other fun side jobs? Share with us!

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