Ways to make a little extra money on the side - It does take time to build up an audience to be able to make a decent amount of money, but once you have a large following, you could earn over ,000 per month or more (we do). I'm not talking about becoming a bum at the park rummaging for cans (although you can do that) – i'm talking about encouraging your friends and neighbors to leave their cans and bottles aside for you. . renting out your garage or driveway – if you have extra space in your driveway (or side yard), you could rent that space out as well to people looking to store property, like boats or rvs. I've made over ,000 on the side by online freelancing, and i share my story, as well as resources to help you get started, here: how to start freelance blogging and earn ,000s on the side.