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7 Ways to Earn an Extra Income

More and more people are seeking to supplement their income with additional activities that allow them to not only cope with price of living increases, but also provide greater financial freedom and other opportunities.

In Portugal, there is also a growing interest in alternative forms of income to maintain a lifestyle or meet a certain need, whether salaries are not enough to fulfill a dream or to pay off bills and debts, so more and more people are looking at how they can gain an additional income.

Be a product Reseller

Reselling products through catalogues or over the Internet is a great additional income option, as it is flexible and allows you to work your own hours.

It’s not a new idea, but still a reasonable choice. Several brands offer a wide range of beauty, accessories, and wellness products that you can sell to friends and through digital platforms and networks.

Provide services like Pet-sitter

Life is busy, and sometimes owners don’t have the time to walk their dogs as much as they would like.  So if you are an animal lover why not offer your services as a dog walker or pet sitter.

Transport people, or make deliveries

Food delivery platforms and other goods and transport people are constantly looking for new delivery people and drivers. Whether you have a car, a motorcycle, or a bicycle, you can still make money by transporting items for other people.

Before you start, it’s important to understand how each platform works and what the requirements are for a driver or delivery person. Another important aspect is to ensure your safety and that of your passengers or customers. Therefore, make sure that your vehicle is in good condition and has comprehensive insurance.

Cooking for others

More and more people choose to order food in, instead of cooking themselves. Cooking can be a good option for those who have good cooking skills.


For those who like and have a knack for assembling furniture and undertaking small projects, DIY is one of many many ways to earn extra cash. You can advertise your services on platforms such as Zaask.

Invest in financial products

For those who are lucky with money, an additional income can be made through financial market investments. However, it is worth mentioning that you need to know what you are doing or have a trustworthy agent who can advise you.

Be a mentor or a private teacher

Tutoring services and private lessons are in high demand. Whether you are an expert in a particular field or have knowledge and experience that you can share with others, this can be a great opportunity to teach them either online or in person.

Many platforms allow you to register as a mentor or teacher. There are always students looking for private teachers to help them improve their grades or learn a different skill or hobby.

Samantha Gannon

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