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31 Ways Real People Make Extra Income

Earning income doesn't have to stop at your salary. There's no better way to learn how to make more money than from people who have actually done it - so read these true-life examples cited by Reddit users.

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Walk Dogs

"I dog walk . . . I make $300 a month for a one-hour walk five days a week off of one dog. You can charge more, but I would not charge more than $20 a walk . . . I walk three dogs."

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Dumpster-Dive on College Campuses
  • "When I was in my early 20s, I was living in San Diego. At the end of every semester, I would Dumpster-dive at the local dorms on move-out day. I would load my truck up with stuff from UCSD, SDSU, and USD and then throw a massive garage sale. I made a killing every single time."
  • "I had a friend who would make $3,000 to $5,000 a year by Dumpster-diving outside of the math and engineering buildings on campus. People who wrote textbooks would send them to the department heads to be reviewed and hopefully purchased for the next school year. If teachers didn't like them, they would throw those books out, and most likely a

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