Odd Jobs to Earn Yourself Extra Cash

July 20th, 2015 / by / in: Lifestyle / No responses

If you are finding yourself a little strapped for cash, you should consider committing some of your spare time to an odd job or two around the neighbourhood. The great thing about odd jobs is that you are never too young or old to do them, and they can also often be quite fun. If you’re having a little bit of trouble finding an extra job or two, read on for some suggestions – you might just find some inspiration!

Voice-over Work

People who can do voice-overs properly are in high demand, and you can earn quite a bit of extra cash doing this as well. Voice-over work can also be very interesting and may vary widely from job to job. You might find yourself on a cartoon, a commercial or maybe even an indie video game.

Mystery Shopper

Mystery shopping has become a very useful tool for many different businesses as a way to evaluate the quality of their customer service or their particular product. Some of these have strict guidelines to follow and specific areas to look out for, and in many instances you may also get a free meal or two as well as a bit of extra cash.


Some people may be a little too busy or lazy to do their cleaning, and this is where you might be able to come in. Do a spot of cleaning for a friend or a family member for some extra cash and you might even find yourself in a bit of a regular job. If you think you might want to make a business out of cleaning for other people, commercial cleaning experts like AMC Commercial Cleaning are always looking for franchisees – check them out to see if it is something in which you are interested.


If you are a university student or a part-time teacher, consider sharing some of your knowledge in exchange for money in your pocket. Middle and high school-aged students are often looking for some support in their studies, and if you are academically minded, you may have just the guidance they need. Tutoring can also be quite a flexible job, so you can often negotiate prices, times and location according to your needs.

There are plenty of odd jobs to come by in this day and age – all you need to do is find a service that is in demand and cater for that demand! If you don’t like any of the jobs listed above, you might even want to get a little bit creative and invent something you’d like to do. These kinds of odd jobs are perfect if you’ve saving up for that special gift or holiday, as it means you are using your spare time productively and not using up any of your normal income.

What kind of odd jobs have you done in the past? Do you currently have any such jobs on the go? How did you go about finding them? Leave your suggestions and thoughts in the comments section below.

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