Becoming CEO

How To: Make Quick Money in Los Angeles

In honor of quitting my job and deciding to be a full-time social influencer, I thought I would share with you guys how to make a little extra cash from the comforts of your own home!

Disclaimer: These are all services I have used/continue to use and this is literally how I make extra money.

1. Freelance

Chances are, if you’re moving to Los Angeles you are good at something!

First, ask yourself what you’re good at. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem sellable, we will get to that in a bit!

Next, ask yourself how much you would pay for the service you are providing. Be realistic.

Last, figure out how you can begin to charge other people the price you would pay for your service.

If the answer hasn’t popped into your head already, here are some popular freelance categories:

  • Interior Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Blog Writer
  • Photographer
  • Wedding Videographer
  • Photo/Video Editor
  • App Developer
  • The List Continues…

For more unconventional (or ‘unsellable’) ideas, be sure to check out! On Fiverr, you will have the opportunity to sell just about anything for $5!

Be sure to keep an eye out for my $5 How To: Move to Los Angeles in Your Twenties e-book!

2. Virtual Assistant

Being a virtual assistant can mean many things, but generally it means charging a set amount per hour to be someone’s online assistant!

I like this option the most because you can make more per hour depending on the intensity of the service. For instance, booking someone’s vacation to Tahiti warrants more income than inputting basic data into an excel sheet, both in terms of difficulty and time committed!

As a virtual assistant, you also have the opportunity to book one-time work or longer-term contract work. This creates a great opportunity to learn from someone in your industry, depending on who you are working for (from home)!

3. Wag! Dog Walking

While the Wag! dog walking service is only provided in select major cities, dog walking can be a great way to earn $20-$25 per hour while exercising and hanging out with lots of furry friends!

Dog walking is a great option for someone who wants to work a few hours a day while maintaining a flexible schedule! For those searching for more consistent work, the Wag! app also allows for recurring walks (3 month  minimum commitment) and dog sitting for an increased fee!

Be sure to use a promo code for a free dog walk!

4. Postmates

Last but not least, Postmates! I am including Postmates on this list because it is the easiest way to earn extra money in your free time in Los Angeles. The downside: because it is so easy, there are low returns.

Postmates carriers typically make about $4 per delivery, before tip. Take it from me, $4 is not a lot when you have to drive to the restaurant, pick up the food, and drive it to someone’s house. But if you really need quick money, it’s an option!


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


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