11 hour-long gigs to earn extra money in just 60 minutes this weekend!

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11 hour-long gigs to earn extra money in just 60 minutes this weekend!
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Want to make some extra money in one hour?

If you believe that time is money, just 60 minutes can help you build your wealth this weekend!

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Make extra money this weekend in 60 minutes or less

Feeling like your budget is a little pinched? If you can dedicate a little time, you can pick up a lot of bucks!

All earnings below are before taxes and/or any related expenses.

Participate in a focus group

Estimated hourly earnings: $50 – $75

focus group participants

While focus groups can take up to two hours or more, it is possible to find hourlong focus groups. Here’s how to find focus group opportunities in your area.

Donate your plasma

Estimated hourly earnings: $30 – $40

plasma donation

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This is a little-known way to make some extra money that recently came on our radar here at Clark.com.

If you’ve ever given blood, you already basically know what to expect when donating plasma. This process can sometimes take up to 90 minutes, but if you find a plasma donation center that’s quiet, it is possible to get it done in around an hour.

In fact, one Clark.com reader used plasma donation to finance his cross-country road trip!

Drive for Uber or Lyft

Estimated hourly earnings: $15.68 – $17.50

Uber on smartphone

Some people make a living driving for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft. But you don’t need to dedicate your life to either one; all it takes is one spare hour to make some dough!

Read about money expert Clark Howard’s experience of driving for both services.

Play personal shopper

Estimated hourly earnings$11.86$12.15

Instacart on a computer

Instacart and Shipt are two leaders in grocery delivery. Someone sends in an order and you pull the items off the shelf and deliver them to the person’s doorstep.

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Look for bogus billing charges on your wireless bill

Estimated hourly earnings: $5 – $10

phone bill

Look for line items with deceptive terms such as “Premium Content” or “Direct Bill Charge” (sometimes referred to as “DBC” on your bill.)

If it’s something you didn’t agree to, call up your provider and get your money back. Here’s a list of other mystery fees to be on the lookout for.

Try package delivery

Estimated hourly earnings: $8

package delivery

Roadie is an on-demand delivery app that connects drivers (you, in this case) with people who need items delivered on the way to where you’re already going.

All Roadie drivers get free roadside assistance when they’re on a gig and discounts at companies like Waffle House, ZipCar and StoreX. You even receive a summary of miles driven so you can write them off for your taxes.

Watch Clark talk about Roadie in this video.

Be an on-demand secret shopper

Estimated hourly earnings: $3 – $8

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store open sign

EasyShift is a free app that lets you essentially be an on-demand secret shopper. You’re assigned “shifts” by product manufacturers who want people on the ground to go into stores and confirm that their merchandise is being displayed properly.

Search for unclaimed money in your name

Estimated hourly earnings: Varies

missing money site

This one will probably take you just 15 minutes or less!

Simply go to MissingMoney.com and punch in your name to do a database search of available unclaimed funds across all states. (Note: Not every state participates.)

If you live in a state that doesn’t participate with this free site, there’s one more option for you: Unclaimed.org. This website is a clearinghouse for the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

Locate a lost savings bond

Estimated hourly earnings: Varies

savings bonds

Maybe a grandparent bought you a savings bond when you were born and it’s been lost over the years. Here’s how you can track down lost savings bonds and get your money!

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Lower your student loan payment

Estimated hourly earnings: Varies

student loan refinance

Student loans are a burden for many people both young and old. Fortunately, there are ways to refinance your student loans, get on a better repayment plan or even possibly qualify for student loan forgiveness based on your choice of career!

Just pay attention to these caveats before you consider student loan forgiveness.

Stop paying for insurance you don’t need

Estimated hourly earnings: Varies

just say no on blackboard

You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit and even home warranties! But should you?

Identity theft insurance, mortgage life and disability insurance and home wiring insurance just scratch the surface of policies that aren’t worth the price.

If you’re paying for a policy on this list, call up the insurer and stop it today!

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