I received an email from Sophia Jones yesterday afternoon. She is a Building Inspector from the city of Phoenix.
Here are 27 ways to find a job and earn extra income for Sophia Jones and her friends.
1. Rideshare Driver:
Driving for rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber is another flexible way to earn money as your own boss in Phoenix. You use your own vehicle to provide rides for passengers requesting them through the apps.
– Set your own hours – Log in and accept rides whenever you want
– Earn to $26/hour on average after expenses
– Earn commission on each ride – Typically around 75% of total fare
– Cash out earnings instantly – Transfers to debit card several times a day
– One of the most flexible ways to earn extra income on your schedule
– Ability to cash out earnings immediately is helpful for drivers
– Good way to get paid to drive around the city
– Vehicle depreciation from mileage and wear and tear
– Inconsistent income that varies by demand, location, and hours
– Can be stressful dealing with passengers and traffic
Rideshare driving puts you in control of when and how much you drive. Just be prepared for the increased maintenance costs.
2. Make money affiliate Marketing:
If you have a passion for promoting products or services, affiliate marketing might be the perfect fit for you. By partnering with companies as an affiliate, you can earn commissions by driving traffic and sales through your unique referral links.
My first niche site: home décor / since Aug 2018. You can search for affiliate programs from Phoenix market or from Amazon, Etsy, Clickbank… My income last month: $3,306.44 as below (exinclude other affiliate networks).
Steps to make money by affiliate marketing as my experience:
– Choose a profitable niche.
– Research and select high-converting affiliate programs within your chosen niche.
– Build a professional website or blog to establish your online presence.
– Create valuable content that provides helpful information and promotes affiliate products.
– Drive targeted traffic to your website through SEO, social media marketing, and paid advertising.
– Build an email list to nurture relationships with potential customers and promote affiliate offers.
– Continuously analyze data, track conversions, and optimize your marketing strategies for maximum profitability.
Related post: 6 steps on how I make money from affiliate marketing
3. Make money blogging:
Blogging to share professional knowledge or interests has been popular for 15 years. When you create a valuable blog, you have many opportunitiies to make money and promote your personal brand.
My first blog is about career niche/since 2015. You can choose topics for your blog such as hobbies, sights or guides about Phoenix City. My last income from career blog: $4,205.43 / Aug 2023 from Google adsense (exincluded other advertising networks, income).
Steps to do blogging as my experience:
– Choose a profitable niche.
– Set up a professional-looking blog using a user-friendly platform like WordPress.
– Create high-quality, valuable content consistently to attract and engage readers.
– Implement effective SEO strategies to increase your blog’s visibility in search engines.
– Monetize your blog through various methods such as advertising, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing.
Related post: 7 steps on how I make money blogging
4. Paid Surveys:
Online surveys have become an important tool in online marketing. Some sites like Swagbucks and Survey Junkie pay users to survey their interests and more. That is valuable data that many of the world’s leading companies such as Cocacola, Pepsi, Apple… are looking for.
You will be paid $0.5 – $2.5 but if you have the know-how, you can make $10-$15 from Phoenix market.
– Take surveys anytime, anywhere via websites
– Earn cash, gift cards, or points for each survey
– Survey length and pay varies
– Extremely flexible – can do surveys on your own time
– Easy low-effort way to earn extra money
– Get paid to give your opinions
– Tedious answering survey questions
– Time investment versus pay is low
– Opportunities limited based on demographics
Online surveys won’t make you rich, but they provide an effortless option for a bit of easy money working from home.
Related post: How to make $7,500 per month from paid surveys
5. Forex/Crypto Trading:
For those interested in financial markets, forex (foreign exchange) and cryptocurrency trading offer potential opportunities for profit through buying and selling various currencies or digital assets.
Forex/Crypto tips from Stanley Druckenmiller, an experienced crypto expert:
– Stay updated with market news and trends.
– Set realistic goals and stick to your trading plan.
– Use proper risk management techniques, such as setting stop-loss orders.
– Diversify your portfolio to minimize risk.
– Keep emotions in check and avoid impulsive trading decisions.
– Learn technical analysis to identify potential entry and exit points.
– Follow experienced traders and learn from their strategies.
– Practice patience and discipline in your trading approach.
Related post: 10 steps to successful in crypto/forex trading
Utilize your skills and expertise by offering freelance services in areas such as graphic design, writing, programming, or social media management. Websites like Upwork and Fiverr connect freelancers with clients worldwide.
I did a special interview Tasha Whitman for our Phoenix community, #freelance career, she has served 7500+ clients on Upworks, here are some of her freelance experiences:
– Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your best work.
– Set clear goals and create a schedule to stay organized.
– Network and build relationships with potential clients.
– Continuously update your skills to stay competitive.
– Provide exceptional customer service to build a positive reputation.
– Establish clear communication and expectations with clients.
– Be proactive in seeking out new opportunities for work.
– Manage your finances effectively and set aside savings for taxes.
Related post: 9 steps to success in freelancing
7. YouTube Channel:
Creating content centered around your interests and expertise to earn ad revenue is a fulfilling way to make money with a flexible schedule.
I had a special interview Michelle Griffiths for our Phoenix community, she is my client, she has a channel about her favorite dogs, with 900,000+ subs and 2.4 million views per month.
– Choose your niche and create a content strategy
– Build your blog and brand or launch a YouTube channel
– Add affiliate links, sell products, or run ads to monetize
– Express your creativity making content you love
– Work on your own schedule from anywhere
– Unlimited passive income growth potential
– Significant time investment before seeing any income
– Consistent creation of content is essential
– Maintaining engagement and growing an audience
Blogging and vlogging allow you to earn from your passions but require tremendous persistence and dedication to see revenue.
Related post: 7 steps to build a successful YouTube channel
8. Amazon/Etsy Store:
With the growth of online shopping in the past 10 years, opening your own e-commerce store has never been easier.
I had a special interview Jessica Lee on August 25, 2023 for our Phoenix community, she is my client, she opened a handmade shop on Etsy with over $700,000 in sales per year.
Some freelance tips from Jessica Lee:
– Choose a user-friendly e-commerce platform.
– Optimize your website for mobile devices.
– Use high-quality product images and videos.
– Provide detailed and accurate product descriptions.
– Implement a secure payment gateway.
– Offer multiple shipping options to customers.
– Utilize social media and digital marketing strategies to drive traffic.
– Provide excellent customer support and communication.
– Regularly update your inventory and add new products.
Related post: 7 steps to create a successful Etsy/Amazon Store
If you prefer to avoid inventory management and shipping logistics, dropshipping might be the ideal option for you. With this business model, you partner with suppliers who handle product fulfillment while you focus on marketing and customer service.
In this section, I want to share the experience of Peter Tran, a dropshipper from Vietnam for our Phoenix community, also my friend, he opened a sales website on Shopify and specializes in selling handicrafts from Vietnam to US, $900,000 in sales in the past 12 months
Dropshipping tips from Peter Tran:
– Choose a profitable niche
– Research and select reliable suppliers
– Create an attractive and user-friendly website
– Optimize product descriptions and images for SEO
– Implement effective marketing strategies, such as social media advertising and influencer partnerships
– Provide excellent customer service and fast shipping times
– Continuously analyze data and make adjustments to improve sales performance
Other ways to make money in Phoenix
10. Dog Walker:
Caring for pets while owners are away provides a fun and hands-on way to earn money if you’re an animal lover. Sites like Rover and Wag connect local sitters and walkers with pet owners’ needs.
– Create your profile listing services and rates
– Get booked for dog walking, pet sitting, boarding, etc
– Earn up to $1,000 per month for part-time work
– Perfect side gig for animal lovers
– Get paid to play with dogs and cats
– Flexible opportunity with steady demand
– You’ll have to clean up pet messes
– Dealing with pet illnesses or injuries
– Income relies heavily on your reviews
Pet sitting is rewarding supplementary income for animal lovers looking for flexible work. Just be prepared for the various responsibilities involved.
Caring for children is a rewarding way to make money with a flexiible schedule. Parents often hire babysiitters or full-time nannies to help with child supervision and care while they work.
– Create profiles on sites like Care.com to connect with families
– Get paid hourly or set weekly/monthly rates for nannies
– Work part-time, full-time, or on-call
– Very rewarding nurturing and teaching children
– Flexible hours and ability to set rates
– Get paid to play games, do arts & crafts, etc.
– Dealing with challenging child behaviors
– Potential safety risks supervising children
– Need training and experience to earn top rates
If you love working with kids, babysitting and nannying allow you to earn solid pay while setting a schedule that works for you.
12. Delivery Driver:
With the rise of online shopping, becoming a delivery driver for platforms like Uber Eats or DoorDash can be a lucrative option.
13. Create an Ebook:
Have expertise in a particular subject? Write an ebook and sell it on platforms like Amazon Kindle or Apple Books.
14. Create an Online Course:
Share your knowledge and skills by creating an online course on platforms like Udemy or Coursera.
15. Domain Trader:
Buy and sell domain names for profit. This requires some research and understanding of market trends.
16. Website Trader:
Build websites and sell them to interested buyers who are looking to establish their online presence quickly.
17. Part-time Photographer:
If you have a passion for photography, offer your services as a part-time photographer for events or stock photo sites.
18. Captcha Solver:
Some websites pay users to solve captchas, which are used as security measures against bots.
19. Online Graphic Design:
If you have design skills, offer your services as an online graphic designer through freelance platforms like Fiverr or Upwork.
20. Virtual Assistant:
Assist busy professionals remotely by managing their schedules, emails, and other administrative tasks as a virtual assistant.
21. Social Media Manager:
Help businesses grow their social media presence by managing their accounts and creating engaging content.
22. Online Tutoring:
Share your knowledge in subjects like math, science, or languages by offering tutoring sessions through video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Skype.
– Very rewarding helping others learn
– Sharpen your own knowledge while teaching
– Flexible schedule with steady income potential
– Prepping lessons and materials can be time consuming
– Managing students and parents expectations
– Income relies heavily on your reputation and referrals
Tutoring is ideal for those passionate about education and helping others succeed while earning a steady paycheck.
23. Voiceover Artist:
If you have a pleasant voice, consider becoming a voiceover artist and lend your voice to commercials, audiobooks, or animations.
24. Local Travel Agent:
Help others plan their vacations and earn commissions by becoming a local travel agent.
25. Gardening service.
26: House sitting.
27. Food Delivery
Delivery driving for services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub is one of the most popular ways to make money in Phoeniix nowaday
– Flexible schedule – Work when you want, as much or as little as desired
– Decent hourly pay – Drivers can make $10-$20 per hour depending on hours worked
– Minimal start-up costs – Just need a reliable vehicle and smartphone
– Freedom to be your own boss and set your schedule
– Get paid weekly with opportunities for cash bonuses and tips
– Meet new people and discover local restaurants
– Inconsistent income dependent on demand
– Significant wear and tear on personal vehicle
– Lack of employee benefits like insurance or retirement plans