If your full-time job is not giving you enough income to enjoy your Dubai lifestyle, then here are some ways to help you inject some additional cash instantly.
Host an experience
Another way to make extra money is to become an Airbnb Experience host. Travelers are more and more inclined to experience the real Emirates and try something unique and off the beaten track. Browse through the offering on Airbnb experiences and check if there’s an experience that creates value for the travelers and additional cash for you. There are a lot of alternatives to Airbnb too.
Rent out your car
Want to make extra cash? Rent your car to a strange through a startup that recently launched in the UAE called Friendy Car. While we have not tested it ourselves nor seen any reviews, it seems like they have an extensive FAQ section to answer all your questions.
This increasingly popular way of working dominated some of the industries and markets in 2020. There are heaps of freelancing platforms offering freelancing opportunities remotely across a broad spectrum of professions from customer services, to admin, to linguistics, tech, marketing, sales, and design. Simply sign up and fill in your application and start earning. Some of the most popular ones include Xpertin, Upwork, Freelancer, and much more!
Teach or babysit
While professional teaching requires qualifications, you can still find people looking for language exchange and support, help with homework or babysitting on an odd night or weekend. Check out your local communities and Facebook groups to see if someone needs a helping hand.
Become an Airbnb host
If you have a spare room or place and your landlord and contract allow, this is the perfect time to look into short rentals. Dubai is open and international tourists are very fond of stays with the locals and experience Dubai like a local.
Walk a dog
You would be surprised how many people require someone trusted to walk their dog or home-sit while they are away. Check out Dupaws to find out more.
Sell your stuff
If you have not heard of Marie Kondo, you should buy her book right now. Her simple yet logical advice will help you declutter your home and set yourself free from items that don’t serve you anymore. You can then sell your unwanted items at the Dubai Flea Market or Dubizzle.
Chances are that if you live in the UAE you are at least bilingual. This already gives you an advantage and opportunity to monetize your skill as translations and bilingual help is often in high demand around international expos and events, business meetings, and celebrations.
Become a mystery shopper
Getting paid for visiting shops and restaurants? Why not! There are plenty of apps and websites that look for mystery shoppers in the UAE that can follow their strict guidelines and pretend to be shopping.
Create a passive income stream
It is always good to have multiple passive income streams that generate extra income without your time investment. You can read more about passive income ideas on our blog.
Have you got any other ideas that work well for you? Let us know.