Need to make some extra cash? If you know where to look, you'll find all kinds of easy side jobs that can help you earn more income in your free time.
For instance, mystery shoppers are hired to report on retailers, restaurants, gas stations and other establishments. The pay ranges from $12 to $25 per assignment, plus you get reimbursed for anything you purchase -- like gas, clothes and even movie tickets. One mystery shopper reviewed up to 100 shops each month, earning her nearly $14,000 in a year!
Next, if you already spend a lot of time on the computer, being a virtual assistant can be a great way to make some extra bucks. On sites like TaskRabbit, eLance and oDesk.com, you can take care of people's random chores and earn up to $45 to $50 per job. There are small jobs here for everyone, like data entry, handyman work and even grocery shopping.
Lastly, if you live in a popular city, being a tour guide can be a fun way to supplement your income. On Vayable.com, people with inside knowledge of local history, art and music can create a tour and earn up to $75 an hour showing people around their city.
So, if you're looking to pick up some cash on your down time, give these side jobs a try to make a few extra bucks.