Top ways recording artists and creative professionals can (legally) make extra cash in 2022.

As an artist, it’s often difficult to make ends meet while building your career. And while having a career in music can be very lucrative and rewarding, the road to success is often not cheap. I know many creative professionals out there looking for ways to make money to pay for products and services related to the craft (music videos, branding, marketing, travel, bills, etc), so I wanted to compile a list of the top avenues for making extra cash in 2022.

  • Design custom items for print-on-demand business
    • Websites like allow users to upload their designs onto t-shits, hats, and other customizable merch that can be sold in your own online store or website.
    • Other print-on-demand sites
  • Start a dropshipping business on the web/social media
    • Dropshipping allows you to sell products without having to keep inventory or worry about shipping. There are many avenues for starting a dropshipping operation, including amazon, ebay, and shopify. Click here for more information on how to create and start a dropshipping business.
  • Participate in paid online surveys
    • Paid online surveys allow you to get paid for literally offering your opinion on certain topics, shows, movies, and products. Survey companies like Branded Surveys offer free signup opportunites to make money by taking surveys right from your phone.
  • Become a rideshare driver (Lyft, Uber, etc)
    • Joining a ridesharing company could be a easy way to make extra money on your own time just for giving people rides.
  • Start a podcast
    • Starting a podcast is as easy as having a phone and something to say. Websites like allow people to start and launch a podcast for free.
    • Other podcast creator platforms:
  • Become a dogwalker
    • If you like pets and have experience with dogs, becomign a dog walker can be a simple way to make extra money hanging with furry friends. Companies like allow people to create a profile and be contacted by dog owners in the area looking for an extra hand with their pup.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned. Use budgeting apps like Truebill to make sure you aren’t overpaying on monthly subscriptions.