12 Ways To Make Extra Money In Toronto
Is your 9-5 not covering your expenses? Do you always feel like you're not making enough money and your pockets are empty? Don't worry, there are actually many opportunities available in Toronto to make some extra money.
Unfortunately, it's illegal to sell sperm or eggs in Canada, therefore there's no way you can get 20K by going to a lab(you can still be kind and donate them for those couples in need, just not for money). However, there are many other options you can resort to, perhaps that never came to your mind. If you're in desperate need to pay your debts maybe you should consider one of these 12 Ways To Make Extra Money In Toronto:
1. Sell your clothes to Kind Exchange
Get rid of the old jacket you're never going to wear. For many of us, it's not easy to throw away clothing because we always think, 'the right moment will come to wear it'. However, we all know that is complete B.S; if you haven't worn a jacket in 4 seasons, it's time to say hasta la vista baby. Organize your closet, gather all the excess clutter and sell it away!Thankfully there are several exchange stores in Toronto, so pack up your clothes and hand them in for some $$$.
2. Sign up for an event staffing agency.
Do you have a flexible schedule and an would enjoy working in promotions? Submit your application for a staffing agency, such as Femme Fatale Promotions & Media. Represent some of the country's most notable business', attend corporate launch parties and sporting events for some extra money in your pocket. Sounds like the job for you? Proceed to their website, submit your form and apply today! (FYI both genders are welcome to join.)
3. Become a mystery shopper
Wouldn't it be great to make money while you're spending it? Well now you can! All you have to do is sign up with Sassie Mystery Shopping or Consumer Connection and evaluate buisness' during your visit. The companies sometimes may even provide you will purchase allowance to get hands on the bag you've been eyeing for months.
4. Get paid to party
Ladies, if you enjoy going out and partying why not get paid for it? Unfortunately, I can't provide much details on how to score this job, but I can lead you the way. Next time you're at a Toronto nightclub, ask one of the girls in the washroom about it and you'll find out all the info you need to know.
5. Background acting.
Do you want to star in Suits with Harvey Specter? Or make an appearance in Vin Diesel's movie as an extra?(being filmed in Toronto this summer) It isn't that difficult to score this gig because there are many agencies in Toronto that are constantly interested in seeing new faces! You're paid for 8 hours no matter how short the shift is, plus extra if you go overtime($11/hr), you get fed for free and overall the job is super chill. Find out a list of agencies and more detailed information here.
6. Become a language tutor.
Do you speak, read and write in more than 1 language? You can apply with Language Tutors Toronto and make 30-35$ an hour by teaching any language - yes it's that simple.
7. Create your own blog.
If you're a creative person and have a passion for writing, your work should be recognized. It will require time and effort in getting your blog together but it in the long run it could really pay off. If you gain a large audience, not only will you get paid for ads, but buisness' will pay you to wear their clothes and you can become a brand ambassador. What does it take to become a pro blogger? Produce valuable content, build connections, and expand your platforms.
Check out some of Toronto's recognized bloggers:
8. Sell your locks.
Are you tired of having long hair? Help others out and make some extra cash by selling your hair. Keep in mind, the healthier your hair is, the more money you can make. Prices range from $80 - $1000!!! Check out Hair Sellon for more details!
Who doesn't love uber? It's easy to become an uber driver, with just a couple of requirements: you must be at least 21 years old with a G license, complete a background check and have a 4 door vehicle that is no older than 10 years from present day. As a regular uber customer, I always hear positive feedback from the drivers. On an average you can make over $35/hour in gross fares and you can work whenever you want! If you don't mind spending a couple of hours driving around the city, stuck in traffic on the Gardiner, this is the job for you!
10. Proofread Books
If you have a BA in English, you can get paid to proof read novels! Check out more info here
11. Follow Craigslist/ Kijiji
There are always extra gigs posted on these two websites. Just please, before you accept the job offer make sure it's safe and not a scam.
12. Give music lessons
Teach guitar, piano or any other musical instrument lessons. You'd be surprised how much money parents will pay for their kids to learn how to play a musical instrument.