15 Creative way To Make Money in 2021

Looking to make money in 2021?

Make money in 2021! Afraid of a recession? Check out my guide to unconventional side hustles for earning extra income from home.

Seventeen years ago, I quit my job in France, decided that it was time to start traveling the world and do what I love the most. It was a crazy idea at the time, and my family thought that I was a fool, but my wild experiment paid off. 

I’m sure we’ve all seen how income from traditional jobs is no longer keeping up with inflation and cost of living expenses anyway. The new way of living and earn an income is working for yourself, allowing you more holidays, more time for you and your family, and most importantly, freedom! Before I left my job to travel, I was working paycheck-to-paycheck,

left my parents house when I was nineteen years old, and after a year and a half I had no choice to come back to the nest. Having my own habit, I could not continue living that way.

I needed to learn how to make extra money online while still working a day job so I could to chase my dream. While I’ve shared websites that allow you to find travel-friendly jobs worldwide, some of you are asking about OTHER ways to make extra money from home or while traveling the world.

Maybe you already have a secure day job , you’re studying and living at home with your parents, or perhaps you recently retiree. You now want to learn about “side-hustles” to make some extra cash in 2021. Extra cash to supplement your current income, to invest in a small business, to work on a book, or whatever your goals are. This post is for you!

Make money in 2021! Afraid of a recession? Check out my guide to unconventional side hustles for earning extra income from home.

I’ve put together a list of unique ways to earn extra cash, and you won’t believe what’s working for some people! and Digital nomads


1. Rent Your Car Out

In this paragraph, I’m going to show you a few reasons why renting out your car is important to make money. Firstly, each car gets a $1 million insurance policy, secondly they pre-screen drivers, so your car, will be in good hands.

There will always be a person coming up with creative ideas for regular people to earn some extra income. If you own a car, you can make money in 2021 by renting it out through an app called turo.com

How much money can you make? It depends on the car, where it is located, and how much you decide to charge.

Some people make over $1000 per month, per car (It is worth to give it goal)

➜ Rent a Car On Discover Cars

There will always be a person coming up with creative ideas for regular people to earn some extra income. If you own a car, you can make money in 2021 by renting it out through an app called turo.com


2- Start A YouTube Channel

Hey! we just started our own Youtube channel! Do you have a favorite YouTubers you like to watch? Millions of people browse YouTube each day to be entertained or to learn something new. And there’s lots of money to be made.

First of all, to make money in 2021 with YouTube isn’t “get rich quick, though. It takes time & practice. I have my own YouTube channel about adventure travel and food review. In conclusion, If you’re passionate about a certain topic like (video games, travel, cooking, science, parenting, sports, etc )you can put together creative videos, and have a chance to earn money on YouTube.

Ways to make extra money on YouTube:

➜ Subscribe to our Youtube channel


3- List Your Room (Or House)

At the same time, I’m sure that you’ve heard of the online marketplace Airbnb.com, which allows people to list their homes or spare rooms to travelers. I’ve been using it for years to find cheap accommodation on my trips around the world.

Well, all those people I’m renting from are making extra income by listing their home. As a result, some have turned it into a regular side business, buying up properties to list them out to tourists. If you have your place, you can do the same to make money in 2021.

➜ Start Listing Your Space On Airbnb or get a discount on your next booking



4. Teach Cooking Classes

Are you a good cook? Without a doubt, I’m not, but my wife is & she is offering cooking classes to travelers in the city of Kuala-Lumpur in Malaysia to make money in 2021.

If you love to cook, that is an easy way to earn extra income by sharing your skills with others. Do not hesitate to contact us for a private cooking class in Kuala-Lumpur.

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5. Teaching English Online

English is the second most spoken language in the world, and children learn it from their very young age worldwide and also well-spoken in the business field.

Because the demand is so high, particularly in China, some companies have popped up offering English language tutoring services online. 

You can get paid to teach basic English classes to Chinese kids through a webcam. For just 90 minutes a day, it’s possible to earn over $500 per month, or you can become an English teacher and work anywhere around the world and make money in 2021.

You do need a Bachelor’s degree in teaching/tutoring experience.

➜ Earn Money Teaching English Online

English is the second most spoken language in the world, and children learn it from their very young age worldwide and also well-spoken in the business field.

6. Write & Sell An Ebook

I started backpacking since 2004, traveled over forty countries, and it was now time to create my first photography book. Writing the eBook is the hardest part of the process, and learning how to promote it using advertising, content marketing, blogging, social media, could be complicated but with commitment everything is possible.

Listing knowledge of a useful Ebook, and selling it online in a digital format to make money in 2021. Either as a PDF, or maybe on the Amazon Marketplace.

➜ Download “Never too far with a Camera” Ebook.


7- Become A Local Tour Guide

Do you love your hometown or city, and want to show others the best parts of it? There’s a market for local tour guides in different tourist hot-spots around the world. One of the coolest ways to do this is by offering free walking tour… Wait, but how do you make money if they’re free?

As a GuRuWalk city guide, you take people on walks around the city, and you get even get your private photographer and make money in 2021! Or, you can try offering a unique travel experience through AirBnB Experiences.

➜ Lead Walking Tours With GuruWalk


8- Freelance Photography

Are you passionate about photography? Why not try to make living shooting portraits, family, weddings, or stock photography for some spare cash on the side. You’ll need to build up your portfolio first, but once you have a solid one, you can start applying to freelance photography sites to sell your work.


There’s even a market for travel photographers to help tourists get the perfect Instagram photo. If someone is traveling to Kuala-Lumpur (or any town) for vacation, and you live nearby, they can hire you to be their travel photographer for a few hours.

➜ Book a photo session 


9- Start A Blog (Like This One!)

Blogging is how you can make a living & allow you to travel and work on your computer from anywhere.

If you want to share your knowledge with the world, and entertain people, there’s no better way than starting a blog (and make some extra income).

Maybe your passion is travel, food, fashion, photography, hiking, fitness — blogging allows you to turn your hobby into an online business.

How do you make money from a blog?

  • Selling advertising space
  • Promoting affiliate products and earning commissions
  • Selling your products and courses

“Starting a blog is easy, but turning your blog into a successful business takes time”.

Discover Evolution

As someone who’s learned how to build a successful blog from scratch, I’ve put together a free guide to help get you started:

➜ Learn tips on How To Start Your First Blog


10- Become A Social Media Influencer

To earn money on Instagram or Facebook? Sure it happens! Firstly, It can take years to build am audience large enough to make this possible, secondly you will need to post at least one video a week, and most importantly creating good content to keep your subscribers happy. Maybe you already have a lot of followers and aren’t monetizing it yet?


Some companies pay influencers to be the face of their brand, promoting products, or even destinations. It may start with free stuff, but over time can lead to making thousands of dollars per post on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and blogs.
Ways to earn extra income on social media:

To earn money on Instagram or Facebook? Sure it happens! I work on social media “influencer” projects sometimes, and now, I don’t want to mislead you.

11- Sell your Lightroom presets online

When it comes to start a business today, photographers & influencers has a lot resources available to work with. Monetizing your photography can come in a variety of non-conventional forms: through making connections on Instagram, selling your photos to stock photography sites, working with brands who are looking to expand their digital presence, providing online photography courses and workshops from home and Selling your Lightroom presets.

When it comes to building a business, photographers & influencers today have more resources to work with than ever before. As of 2018, monetizing your photography can come in a variety of non-conventional forms:

12- Sell product on Amazon

One of the best advantages you have as an internet entrepreneur starting today is that you do not have to figure everything out for yourself. As far as how to market your products — there are a lot of examples of profitable online businesses to follow and to make money with Amazon seller.

To sell on Amazon, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to Services.amazon.com.
  2. Select between “Sell as a Professional” or “Sell as an Individual”
  3. Fill out the required information and become an Amazon seller.
One of the best advantages you have as an internet entrepreneur starting today is that you do not have to figure everything out for yourself.

13- Create an online course. 

Create an online course with a platform like Udemy or Teachable and leverage some of your skills to create a healthy income. Depending upon how much time you invest, you could make a substantial side revenue stream by putting together courses that deliver tremendous amounts of value.


14- Mystery shopping.

Companies of all kinds are looking for mystery shoppers. Mystery shoppers buy in secret, documenting their experiences with the retailer. 

Two ways can be done, at a physical store or an online store. If you do a simple search on becoming a mystery shopper, you can likely locate several services that will assist you. Or, you can contact companies directly to pitch your mystery shopping services to them.

  • BestMark.
  • Market Force
  • GAPbuster

15- Design logos on 99Designs

If you’re graphically inclined and you get programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, you could potentially compete for design work on 99Designs, work hard and if your design is pick, you could make an income that’s worthwhile here.

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1. Growing your Instagram account
2. Pick the right name for your travel blog
3. Pros & Cons of being a digital nomads


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