In this article we’ve prepared 30 the most profitable ways to make money in the neighborhood. Every neighborhood is a money-making opportunity. Underneath you will see many examples of how you can do this. Remember to properly advertise your services, flyers, internet and local newspapers and letting your friends know is key.

30 BEST WAYS TO MAKE MONEY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD


1. TUTORING STUDENTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Tutoring can be a very profitable way to make money in your neighborhood. If you are good at a subject offer to give private lessons to elementary school students, for example. In addition to teaching subjects like math or biology, you can also offer to teach various skills like playing the piano or guitar.
Earnings per hour: $10-40

2. BABYSITTING & HOUSESITTING
It’s a pretty easy way to make money, it doesn’t require much competence, just responsibility.
Earnings per hour: $8-25

3. OFFER YOUR SKILLS
If you have any special skills, offer them to your neighbors. For example, if you can create websites, offer them to local businesses or churches (if they don’t have a website, or their website is of poor quality). If you know any sport well you can also start a sports team or offer personal training services. Other examples might be photoshop services.
Earnings per hour: $5-50

4. LAWN MOWING
If a lot of people in your area have homes with gardens then surely many people will be happy to pay you to mow their lawns instead.
Earnings per hour: $10-25

5. DOG WALKING
Dog walking is a particularly good money-making idea for people who like animals. To maximize your income, you can walk several different dogs at once.
Earnings per hour: $10-20

6. LEMONADE & COLD BEVERAGES STAND OR CART
You can start such a business with even a few dollars to multiply your profits enormously over time. Go to your local supermarket buy a 24 pack of water bottles. Prepare a vendor cart or portable cooler and fill it full of ice and your water bottles take it to your local park, beach, or another crowded place and sell beverages with profit (eg. $0,5 profit each bottle).
Earnings per hour: $2-30

7. COOKIES STAND & DELIVERY
This is an especially popular way to make extra money among young people, but it can be a good business for adults as well. Such cakes are best sold in crowded places such as a park.
Earnings per hour: $8-18

8. PET SITTING
If you like animals and have enough space for them at home or in the garden, this is a great way to make money in the neighborhood. The average price for pet sitting is about $25-35 per day for 1 pet. You can earn $50 even up to $100 for an all-night pet sitting. If you want to earn more you can take even 2 or 3 animals at a time.
Earnings per hour: $10-15

9. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WITH ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (AND COMPUTERS)
Many people, especially the elderly need help with electronic devices. Often you can earn as much as a few tens of dollars for a little and quick help such as setting up your antenna properly, or connecting your computer to the wifi. Other examples of such services may include: fix, configure and cleanup your neighbors’ computers, smartphones and tablets.
Earnings per hour: $20-40

10. HANDYMAN SERVICES
If you are familiar with solving technical problems then this job can guarantee you a salary comparable to that of a full-time job.
Earnings per hour: $13-60

11. PLUMBER SERVICES
If you have a basic knowledge of plumbing (you can unplug pipes or repair a dripping faucet), you can earn decent money this way.
Earnings per hour: $15-40

12. WALLS AND FENCES PAINTING SERVICES
Very simple work that requires some effort. It is worth advertising such services because many people need them and do not know where to find a person who will do it for them.
Earnings per hour: $14-22

13. RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
In every housing development, some homes need some remodeling, renovation, alterations or correction of deficiencies. If you are familiar with such technical matters it is worth offering such services.
Earnings per hour: $11-26

14. GARDENING HELP (PLANTING, DIGGING, EXCAVATION, ETC.) 
People with gardens often need a whole lot of help. Examples of such help that you can offer are: leaves raking, weeding, hedges trimming, watering and many more.
Earnings per hour: $10-26

15. YARD SALE
Yard sale is a great idea to make quick money. All of us have many unnecessary items that we want to get rid of. Get rid of them and exchange them for money. Another good idea might also be to collect or buy stuff from yard sales. Then re-sell them for a profit at your own yard sale, Amazon, Craigslist, or on eBay.
Earnings per hour: $5-100

16. CLEANING UP AFTER THE DOG IN WEALTHY PEOPLE’S YARDS
Although this job on the surface seems very unpleasant, it can be very rewarding. Rich people with large gardens and dogs often need this type of help. Advertise your service, give your phone number and earn money!
Earnings per hour: $15-60

17. OPEN SMALL STORE
This idea requires some minimum budget to get started, but it can be extremely profitable! If your neighborhood doesn’t have any stores in the area, even a small grocery store (or another type that has no competition in the area) can be a great source of income.
Earnings per hour: $14-25
Read also: 50 TOP Small Shop Ideas That Make Good Money

18. SALE AND SUPPLY OF ORGANIC FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND FOOD
A great idea to make money in the neighborhood can be to supply the neighbors with healthy and natural products straight from the village. In order to make money in this way you can start with your closest friends, who over time will recommend you to their friends. To contact your neighbors and collect orders it is worth to use, for example, groups on Facebook or other forums to communicate.
Earnings per hour: $17-44

19. POOL CLEANING
If many people in your neighborhood have swimming pools then this idea can be very profitable. Every pool should be cleaned once in a while, depending on the filter. Pools without a filter should be cleaned weekly. This can be a great source of income.
Earnings per hour: $7-60

20. HANDMADE BAKERY PRODUCTS & PIZZA STAND
Creating baked goods and pizzas is easy and anyone can do it. Sell your mini pizzas or other baked goods in some crowded place (like in front of a school or in a park) and make money!
Earnings per hour: $11-17

21. CAR WASHING
You can even offer car washing to your neighbors and friends. Cars can be washed in many ways, choose the most profitable for you and earn!
Earnings per hour: $8-12

22. THROWING OUT RUBISH
Many people are willing to hire someone to take care of their garbage disposal. This job is easy and does not require much competence.
Earnings per hour: $10-29

23. HOUSE CLEANING
Many people in the neighbourhood need someone to clean their house. This is a fairly simple type of cleaning based job and many people are willing to pay a lot for it.
Earnings per hour: $10-25

24. SELLING YOUR FRIENDS’ AND NEIGHBORS’ UNNECESSARY THINGS ONLINE
Start selling stuff on Ebay, Amazon, Facebook and Craigslist to help your family, friends and neighbors to get rid of stuff they don’t need.
Earnings per hour: can vary greatly

25. HELPING OUT AT SOCIAL EVENTS
There are a whole host of community and private events where decorators and entertainers are needed. Examples of such services are: face painting, make balloon animals, photographer ect.
Earnings per hour: $12-28

26. MAKE JEWELRY AND SELL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS
A good way to ake money in the neighborhood might be to sell jewelry. You can make such jewelry yourself, or you can buy it cheaper, for example online, and sell it with a markup.
Earnings per hour: can vary greatly

27. MAKE SOAP & COSMETICS  AND SELL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS
All people need basic cosmetics and cleaning products such as soap. You can easily make them yourself at your home (watch how to do it) and then sell them to your friends. Many people will be happy to buy natural cosmetics from a reliable source.
Earnings per hour: can vary greatly

28. DISTRIBUTE ADVERTISEMENT FLYERS FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES
It’s an idea to make extra money fast. Many restaurants and businesses use flyers to advertise their services and products.
Earnings per hour: $10-15 

29. BECOME A DRIVER DELIVERING FOOD FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Most restaurants offer delivery of their products. It is very possible that local restaurants are looking for someone to deliver their food. Also, more and more stores are offering delivery. The advantage of this type of work is the tips that drivers sometimes get from customers.
Earnings per hour: $4-21

30. COLLECT & SELL RECYCLABLE SCRAP METALS
All homes produce garbage, including metal waste. Metals are some of the most valuable waste and can be sold at scrap yards.
Earnings per hour: can vary greatly

This might be also interesting for you: TOP 75 Ideas for Business to Start in California

OTHER IDEAS

  • snow shoveling
  • help with house work for neighbors who may need it
  • managing local businesses’ social media accounts
  • Collect or buy stuff from yard sales. Then re-sell them for a profit at your own yard sale, Amazon, Craigslist, or on eBay.
  • arts and crafts. You might want to consider up-cycling
  • Offer to buy their groceries
  • plant sitting
  • newspapers delivery
  • gutter cleaning
  • cooking for others

Read also: TOP 30 Successful Home Business Ideas to Start in 2021

 

TIPS

  • In order to reach as many clients as possible and earn as much money as possible you can advertise your services on the Internet, e.g. on Facebook and on local portals and groups.
  • Make flyers listing all your services and put it on porches, car windows and hand them out at grocery store.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT INCOMES: 

Glassdor.com

Payscale.com

Salary.com

ZipRecruiter.com

 

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