How to Make More Money Easily in 2024
Every year we want to improve our finances, right?
You’ve probably been scanning everywhere to find the ideal way for you to make more but nothing felt right.
We are sharing ways to make more in 2024 that are flexible, do not require qualifications, and some are passive once set up.
For an idea to make this list, it had to be worth our time and pay more than minimum wage which was $23.23 in Australia.
But we are going to round it up to $25.
And we’re sharing how to get started, tips to market it and ideas you can do at the same time to make even more.
We’ve also included some bonus ideas at the end that require minimal qualifications but are still flexible.
Plus at the very end there are other ways to increase your income and some FAQ’s are answered about tax, Centrelink etc.
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24 Ways to Make More Than $25hr in 2024
If you choose to do any of these ideas, check insurance, legalities and regulations for your area.
The amount made is based on our experience and that of people we know personally.
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.
1. Write Books
It is easier than ever to get published or have a book.
Self-publishing can be done on Amazon and you set the price.
Or you can pitch your book to traditional publishers on certain days (each publisher has different requirements).
Alternatively, secure an agent and go down the traditional publishing path with them.
Remember, most authors do not get rich and it takes commitment to write books.
However, with a solid marketing plan and a good book, you can make decent money.
Plus once it is written, all you need to do is promote it.
If you already have followers or have a way to promote it easily to a wide audience who will want your book, it could be easy.
I still make royalties from a book I wrote in 2010.
Other books I have self-published as ebooks only and they make consistent income as well.
Read how to create and publish books for tips on this.
Creating a course is easier than ever and there are numerous platforms you can sell it on.
Even if you don’t have your own website or social media following, you can make money with courses.
Most people make more if they have their own platforms though but it isn’t essential.
Being able to market the course is crucial though.
If you want to do a course, look into market research to ensure the course you want to create is in demand.
Generally, think about filling a need.
What do people want help with or want to know? How can you provide a course on that?
Once you have determined that the course you want to create is worth it, create it, price it and market it.
Teachable is a popular platform to do courses on.
3. Blogging/Influencer Work
This has been by far the best option for me and one I will continue with for some time.
With blogging and influencer work, there are numerous ways you can make money.
I shared how to set up a blog and make money blogging to help you if you want to do it.
For me, I focus on being genuine, and authentic, testing everything and only sharing or promoting what I do in my life/what I use.
It is important to me anyone who buys or uses anything I recommend can trust what I say about it.
Some influencers sell their soul to promote anything, in my view, that isn’t worth it.
How do bloggers/influencers make money?
The most common ways are sponsored posts, ads, affiliate marketing and their own products such as courses or ebooks.
If an influencer has a strong following, it’s easy to get sponsored posts and brands wanting to work with them.
They can establish a relationship and become an ambassador or simply get paid to promote specific products.
Sponsored posts are where they are paid to promote a specific brand. This must be marked as sponsored.
Ads are placed by ad agencies. Most of them require the influencer/blogger to have a certain amount of traffic before they will place ads on the site.
Affiliates are links that the influencer promotes and they get a payment if someone buys through their link.
Books, courses, digital items such as charts and similar are popular items influencers will sell as well.
Others offer services such as freelance writing, content creation, virtual assistant, coaching etc.
4. Virtual Assistant
With admin skills, you can easily make money as a virtual assistant.
If you work for yourself, you can set your own rates either hourly or create packages depending on the services you offer.
Being a virtual assistant means you can work from anywhere and often at any time.
There is work available worldwide so there is work at all hours depending on the time you want to work.
Virtual assistants can be general such as covering email, appointments and similar.
Or they can be specialised such as doing one or more social media platforms, editing podcasts and other work.
How much you charge will depend on your skills but many in Australia charge $40 or more per hour.
Read how to become a virtual assistant for tips on getting into it.
5. Freelance Writing
Another one of my favourites, freelance writing has enabled me to make money anywhere, get paid to travel and have some amazing experiences with my kids.
How much you make with writing varies greatly depending on your experience, who you write for, what you are writing etc.
The work varies depending on your interests, skills, expertise and connections.
My focus is finance, tourism and parenting as that is where my qualifications, skills and experience are.
6. Bank Bonuses
They might not be a guaranteed income stream or regular side hustle but they are a way to make money.
Banks regularly offer bonuses to get people to sign up.
I do not recommend churning credit cards because that will impact your credit score.
Opening a regular account for a bank bonus is ok as it is not a line of credit and you cannot get into debt with it.
You can read about my experience with Up and all the perks you can get.
ING regularly offers $100 and whenever they do, I share how to get money with ING.
Buying things to resell has been extremely profitable for me when I am based in one location.
Since I travel a lot, this isn’t something I do as much anymore but when I do, I always make a decent amount.
My focus is clothing as that’s easy for me but sometimes I have flipped other items I knew I could make at least $50.
Each item I list takes me less than 3 minutes, including photos, to list.
Sometimes there are messages, other times it’s an instant sale and easy transaction.
In my experience, most people won’t read a description but it is important you do a detailed and accurate one for those rare people who do read them.
Many scammers will be hitting you up if the product is over a few hundred so be prepared for that.
Photos matter so take your time preparing the item and taking photos in good light.
I have loads of tips and my exact method in how to make over $10,000 a month reselling.
8. Market Research
Most companies will pay $100 or more per hour for market research.
Sign up for the companies who offer it and respond when they have something you are a match for.
In my experience, it’s easy work since they are typically wanting to ask people about a product or service and get opinions and ideas so they can market effectively.
This is not a side gig you can do every day but when it becomes available, the $100 or $200 for an hour of your time is nice.
9. Rent A Room
Not everyone is comfortable sharing their home nor does everyone have a spare room.
For those who are comfortable with it and have the space, there are a few ways you can do it.
Short-term rentals such as Airbnb and Booking.com make it easy to list your home and vet who is going to rent it.
I shared how to make money with Airbnb for tips on short-term rentals.
Alternatively, you can rent the room for 3, 6 or 12 months to a boarder if you prefer.
Read 14 tips for renting a room to a boarder before you do it.
Another option is renting it to exchange students.
This requires you to help them get settled, set up bank accounts and things usually but the pay is consistent.
OzHomestay is one option for renting your room that way.
10. Rent Your Garage
I’ve done this in a few cities and made $50+ per week with no effort from me.
Spacer was my favourite way to do it because I listed it, people could book it and I only met them to give them a key or electronic access.
That was it. They stored a car or fabric or furniture, depending on where I lived and it was an easy transaction.
The money was deposited straight into my account and I didn’t have to do anything else.
11. Rent Your Car
Uber Carshare is an option if you are ok with people driving your car.
Lots of people signed up make $300+ per month with very little effort.
You sign up, list your car and then check the car has fuel and is clean when you have bookings.
Keys can be stored on the vehicle or your fence or close by using a specific lockbox so you don’t need to interact with them at all.
12. Rent A Caravan
You can own a caravan either in a caravan park or at your home.
The caravan park ones are easy since they are managed there and you get a percentage of the rent.
Caravans at your home can be rented as short-term rentals if your area allows.
Or you can rent them out on Camplify for others to pick up, use and return.
13. Airtasker Gigs
Over the years I have experimented with Airtasker to see what gigs there are and how much I can make.
Most of the things we did paid $50 to $100 per hour which made it worthwhile.
There are all sorts of random things people need to have done on there.
We moved pot plants, delivered items, did some gardening, cleaning and some marketing.
All of it was fairly easy, did not take as long as they anticipated and payment was quick.
Airtasker has high fees though so if it is going to be regular work, see if they are willing to move off the platform.
Be aware that is against Airtasker rules though because then they don’t make money from it.
A second job driving for your local restaurants or doing it self-employed delivering food, packages or anything else are options if you have a car.
Any bike or car is suitable for many food delivery services and how much you make depends on how many deliveries you do.
Delivering packages is more consistent from what I have been told but you need a larger car such as a van, ute or large SUV to be accepted to do those deliveries.
More people are outsourcing cleaning as they are working longer hours or two jobs.
Most cleaners I know make $30 to $50 an hour depending on where they work.
Whether you choose to be self-employed or get a cleaning job, you can make good money with it but it is hard work.
Good cleaners are hard to find so if you establish yourself with a great reputation, the chances are you will have a lot of work.
Alternatively, hotels, pubs, bars, banks, and all sorts of businesses hire cleaners directly for various hours and the pay is usually above $25hr.
Mowing lawns, weeding, trimming hedges and other basic gardening can make you $50 to $100 per hour depending on where you live.
Some tasks such as cutting trees (especially if near powerlines) should only be done by arborists though.
So be clear on the services you offer.
It can cost a little to get set up and insured but you could start with only lawns and expand as you get more equipment and clients.
17. Odd Jobs
The amount of random things that need doing around homes seems neverending.
Many homeowners and real estate agents I have spoken with have talked about how hard it is to get reliable handymen.
There is significant demand for it and the rates they can charge in many areas are quite high.
Insurance, a proper ABN and some experience are necessary for this kind of work.
It is up to you what odd jobs you will do and how much you charge.
Check out how to start a business for under $100 if you want to set this up.
18. Medical Trials
I was paid over $4,000 to participate in a medical trial but it isn’t something I’d recommend generally.
Medical trials or clinical trials have risks and the pay is low for what you are risking.
In my case, it was for a condition I already had and was based on medication already available.
It helped my condition and improved things for us.
If you want to do medical trials, be sure to read my article with all the tips on medical trials.
19. Voiceover Work
Getting paid to speak sounds pretty good to many and it is easier to get into than you think.
You don’t need a special voice because all sorts of businesses and people need voice-over actors all over the world.
Training is available if you want to specialise in it and secure more work but it isn’t an essential requirement.
Most people hate ironing and would rather pay someone else to do it if they can.
It’s cheap to get set up and if you offer next-day or pick up and drop off services you can charge more.
Charge per item or flat basket so you don’t end up with a basket overflowing and crammed with everything they could possibly fit.
Advertise everywhere and include the fact you are a smoke and pet free home.
While AI can do this and there are plenty of options for it, having it done that way can often be wildly incorrect still.
Podcasters, medical and legal professionals, YouTubers and similar are just a few of the professions who regularly need things transcribed.
The pay varies and the faster you type, the more you earn as it payment is usually per audio minute, not how long it might take you to type it.
At all stages of education, people need tutoring and the pay can be good.
In general, it doesn’t require a qualification as other students can tutor each other but you do need to know what you are tutoring someone in and be good at it.
Tutoring others in their home or at the library or something is relatively easy and sometimes you can do group tutoring which is cheaper for them and makes you more per hour.
Check how much tutors charge in your area to see what you could earn.
23. Personal Concierge
All the errands we have to do add up and some people pay others to do all these things for them.
Celebrities and busy CEO, business people etc have assistants but more people are hiring someone to do small tasks for them.
This is called a personal concierge service.
You can either do it as your own business or get employed. The pay varies but I had seen it be $50 to $80 an hour in the cities I’ve lived.
A personal concierge can do a variety of things from booking travel, scheduling medical and any other appointments, pick up dry cleaning, arranging for repairs on the home etc.
Basically, all those tasks that take time to sort out or energy to call, book etc. can be outsourced and if you’re organised, you could get paid well to do it.
This is different to being a virtual assistant because some of the tasks are in person or actual errands you have to go do.
24. Childcare E.g. Nanny, Babysitting or Au Pair
Some people want qualifications but in general, experience, working with children check and first aid are all you need.
Payment is typically upwards of $25hr depending on the area, time of day, qualifications etc.
Many I see charged $30 to $40 an hour so it can be good money if you like kids.
A nanny is generally considered to be more qualified, have has extensive experience and is educating the kids compared to a babysitter so their rates are higher.
Some offer live-in options, others you work specific hours.
On top of an hourly rate, many provide a car to use with the kids, some provide a phone and some pay for you to have memberships so you can take the kids to certain places.
What is included with your pay and workload needs to be agreed upon before you start work.
Bonus Ideas Requiring Qualifications
The following ideas are often suggested as they have minimal or qualifications that either don’t take too long to get.
I want to stress that you should NOT go into any type of support work unless you care about it and the people you are supporting.
It is a hard job, physically demanding and you are in people’s personal space/lives.
Too many people suggest disability, aged care and similar support work because there is a huge demand for it, it’s flexible and you can train on the job.
But unless you care about the people you work for and with, do not go into it.
With support work, whether it is disability, aged care or similar, there are different rates for different times.
If you can handle night shift and weekend work, those are the highest paid times.
Clubs, bars, pubs and many restaurants are open later and provide more flexible work options.
Again, it is a demanding job as it is both physical and you’re dealing with people all the time.
Qualifications are minimal but there are a few essentials, however, you can get qualified in a week to work in a bar or similar.
Hospitality is screaming out for workers, especially in tourist hot spots who lost staff during recent years.
Vending Machines and ATM’s
You need money to get this started but it can generate good income if you get them placed well.
The vending machines need to be restocked regularly and there are rules and regulations about where they can be.
Extra’s That Potentially Make $25hr
I didn’t want to list these above as often, they do not make $25hr but there is potential for them to make that much or more.
They do not pay well generally, in fact, the highest paying one in Australia is just over $16hr.
Most people make the money with referrals or games and bonuses within the sites.
Only doing surveys will not make $25hr but if you read up what you can do with each site and get referrals, then you can.
Here are my top online survey sites.
Cash in Cans
Since they only pay 10 cents a can, you need to have 250 cans to make $25.
Collecting the cans takes time but it is less than an hour to deposit them and collect your cash.
Jokes and Stories for Magazines
Numerous weekly magazines pay for little jokes, stories, photos and similar.
The pay ranges from $25 for something small through to $2,000 for a bigger story with images.
It doesn’t take long to do for the smaller things but there is no guarantee what you send will be accepted.
If it is accepted though, it’s easy money for a minimal amount of work.
Other Ways to Increase Your Income
Side hustles are one thing, sometimes it is easier and more beneficial to look at ways to increase your current income.
Here are a few ways you can increase your current income without too much effort.
Ask For A Raise
Depending on the work you do, you might be in a position to ask for a raise.
Research how to do it so you are prepared and can do it confidently.
If they can’t give you a raise, see if you can negotiate something else such as more paid time off, health insurance, them paying for higher education for you to secure a higher wage later etc.
More often than not, you will get a better offer with a new company than you will with a raise.
To do this, update your LinkedIn profile, set up or update your Seek profile and make it known you are open to offers.
Quite a few friends of mine have been approached through LinkedIn for amazing jobs and secured higher wages with better benefits simply by updating their profiles and being active.
Recruiters want to fill positions in all sorts of companies and they are constantly searching for the right applicant.
Make yourself stand out but also spend time searching for jobs you would be interested in.
Another option is to change careers completely.
This might require studying something else or you might simply be able to transfer your skills and experience to a new, higher-paying career.
Do some research to find careers you might be interested in, do whatever qualifications you need for it, get some professional help with your resume and go for it.
Since we post regularly about ways to make money, we get questions about how it impacts different areas of life from tax to welfare to juggling it all.
Here are the most frequently asked questions and our tips for them.
Do I Have to Pay Tax on Side Hustles?
Generally, it is a good idea to keep track of everything because if you are running them as a business, yes you might have to pay tax.
However, you might also be able to claim many things on tax.
When it comes to whether you have to pay tax or not, the ATO sets some guidelines about whether it is a business or hobby.
But your best bet is to get professional advice about what you need to declare, how to do it and what you can claim.
Do I Have to Report to Centrelink?
If you are doing it as a business and generating a profit then you will need to let Centrelink know and provide specific documents.
Things classed as hobbies probably do not need to be declared.
It completely depends on your circumstances, what you are doing etc.
Speak with a professional about your personal circumstances to ensure you do the right thing and do not end up with a debt.
How Will This Impact Child Support?
Child support is calculated using both parents incomes.
As the parent paying child support, when your income goes up, you generally have to pay more child support.
However, that is calculated at tax time and reconciled at that point so just be sure to put aside some of the extra money in case you do have to pay more.
Also, with that, if you only earn extra one year but are not continuing it, let child support know when they do their calculations so you do not have to pay more child support when you are not earning more.
For those receiving child support, as it is based on both parents income, it might impact payments but it might not.
Check with child support or use their online estimator to get an idea of how it might change your payments.
How Will This Impact Family Tax Benefits/Other Payments?
For things that need to be declared and increase your income, yes, they can impact your payments.
How it will impact your payments will depend on your circumstances, how much you are making etc.
In general, if it is a minimal amount, your payments are unlikely to be reduced or cut off.
Earning hundreds of dollars extra will reduce your payments, or in the case of child support if you pay it, you may have to pay more child support next financial year when your tax is done.
How Can I Find The Time to Make More Money?
Many of us are already time-poor, trying to juggle more than previous generations had to and with less money.
Look at the options that will make you the most money with the least amount of effort.
Next, experiment to see which ones work best for your circumstances.
Review how you spend your time to see how you might be able to change some of your habits to create more time.
Read 18 time-saving tips to get some ideas on the things I do to save time.
As mentioned, I have shared ways to make money a few times before.
Here are lists from previous years