40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks for expenses both expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

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Coming up with extra money to pay the bills, manage crises, boost savings, accelerate your retirement savings or perhaps even finance a dream vacation isn’t as hard as it seems. Even before the Great Resignation created opportunity galore for those looking to pick up some extra dough, there were plenty of legit and distinctive moneymaking opportunities out there for you to capitalize on with no long-term commitment and, in many cases, hours and pay set at your discretion.

Updated for 2022, our diverse list of the best side hustles is packed with plenty of tactics to earn extra cash — 40 ideas for you to consider, along with resources and pointers to get you started. Some are good for a quick buck, while others could turn into consistent streams of income, even a career. You could even stack a few of these side hustles. Find out which cash-generating ideas could work best for you.

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.