It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a part-time income source or even full-time employment: making $2,000 a month is a very reasonable goal.
In fact, in most parts of the world, $2,000 per month is more than the average GDP per capita.
When I was back in school and experiementing with different college side hustles, this was also around the income point I ended up making that helped me pay for school and stay out of debt…so I’m really excited to get into this post!
If this is your financial goal, it’s time to break down the best jobs that pay $2,000 a month to help you on your employment search!
Let’s get to it!
$2,000 A Month Is How Much A Year?
Alright, time for a bit of easy math before we get into the job ideas.
The reason it’s important to do this isn’t really for the yearly perspective, but rather, the hourly earning info.
$2,000 a year really breaks down to:
- $24,000 per year.
- $9,23 biweek.
- $462 per week.
- $92.31 per day.
- $11.54 per hour (if you work 40 hours a week).
The key here is that the math shows you how manageable this goal is when you break it all down.
Basically, can you make an additional $500 bucks a week or so?
If so, you’ve found a job that pays $2,000 a month!
Note: working 40 hours would be a bit of grind, so some of the job ideas in this post will also have a much higher hourly salary potential!
Jobs That Make $2,000 A Month – Online & Offline Options
Some of the ideas in this post involve making money online while others are in-person gigs.
Hopefully, one of the job ideas on this list helps you figure out how to make $2,000 a month.
1. Blogging & YouTube
I’m starting out with blogging and YouTube for two reasons.
Firstly, I think this is an excellent side hustle you can nurture on the side of your day job and slowly work your way up to $2,000 a month (or more).
Secondly, I’m adding this idea to the list because This Online World currently makes around $2,000 per month, so this is definitely a great fit for this post.
In terms of blog income, This Online World made roughly $22,000 in 2020.
Most of this income comes from Mediavine ads and various affiliate programs I’m a part of.
I also started a YouTube channel this year, and in 2020, the channel made just shy of $4,000.
All of this proves that you can make money on YouTube and turn a blog into an income stream if you put in the work and have patience.
Granted, I’ve been blogging for more than 3 years at this point.
However, I know a lot of bloggers who found success faster, and my YouTube channel is pretty new!
It’s definitely taken a while to get these two sources up to $2,000 a month, but they also have an immensely high income ceiling, so I think the potential alone makes this worth considering.
Again, I like this idea if you’re currently balancing a part-time or full-time job since you can build these on the side, but that’s just my tip.
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2. Food Delivery Jobs
When it comes to gig economy apps, it’s hard to beat food delivery for your hourly rate and the sheer earning potential.
In recent years, the world of food and grocery delivery companies has expanded rapidly. This inherently means there’s a lot of money-making potential from the courier side.
Some popular food delivery jobs include:
- Delivering food for DoorDash – Hourly pay ranges from around $11 to $18 per hour.
- Delivering food for Uber Eats – Our friend Grant earned anywhere from $12 to $25 per hour as a bike courier.
- Working for grocery delivery companies like Instacart or Shipt – You can earn upwards of $20 per hour or so with both companies.
- Delivering food, groceries, and everyday essentials with Postmates – Salary reviews on Indeed state Postmates pays $17 per hour on average.
There’s a bit of a learning curve to any delivery job since you need to learn which orders are worth it and what areas of your city are the busiest.
However, our friend Grant actually delivers for Uber Eats and DoorDash as a bike courier, and he makes a very solid hourly rate:
Plus, the barriers to entry are fairly low.
In fact, most delivery companies let you work for them if you have a functional vehicle, are 18 or older, don’t have a criminal record, and have insurance.
As mentioned, some markets also let you deliver via bike or scooter in case you don’t have a vehicle.
And yes, food delivery is a job that pays $2,00 a month if you put in enough hours.
Just checkout some other earning info from food couriers on Reddit:
This Redditor delivers for DoorDash, and while this is a more extreme example, there’s lots of deliver workers who earn around $1,000 to $2,000 per month by working for these companies.
3. Other Gig Jobs
Jobs that make $2,000 a month don’t just include food delivery when it comes to the gig economy.
In fact, there’s several other lucrative categories of side gig apps you can look into to boost your income.
Some popular categories include:
- Driving apps that pay like Uber or Lyft.
- Apps that pay you to help people move, like Bellhop.
- Apps like TaskRabbit that pay you for completing odd jobs around you city.
- Companies that pay you being a handyman, like Handy Pro.
- Dog walking and sitting apps like Rover.
The main draw of the gig economy is that it’s flexible, so it’s ideal if you just want a side job while holding down other employment.
Just remember to track your earnings and to put some aside for taxes!
If you drive, you should also read our Hurdlr review to learn how to accurately track your mileage to deduct later on for business expenses.
4. Freelance Online
Another viable job to make $2,000 per month is to turn to freelancing work.
In reality, it’s never been more feasible to sell your skills online.
Of course, the internet is a competitive place and you need to know what you’re doing. Plus, finding your first clients can take time and practice.
However, I know this is a viable option because I quit my job last year, became a full-time freelance writer, moved to Colombia for a bit, and have since figured out how this all sorta works:
Of course, freelance writing isn’t your only option here.
Other popular freelancing industries and jobs include:
- Social media marketing.
- Paid advertising (I still do this and did this since college to make extra cash).
- Virtual assistant work.
- Graphic design.
- Data analysis.
- General marketing jobs.
- Accounting and bookkeeping.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the hourly earning expectations as well:
Pretty much all of these jobs can make $2,000 per a month if you land around 20 to 30 hours of work per week.
Of course, more experienced freelancers can make even more, but like I mentioned, it takes time to learn the skills you need and how to pitch clients.
If you want to begin your freelance job search, I definitely suggest reading our post on the best remote job websites for some ideas!
5. Sell Things Online
Alright, while this isn’t exactly a job that pays $2,000 per month, it’s kinda like blogging and YouTube in the sense that the income potential is immense here.
The simple fact is that selling stuff online can be incredibly profitable and even scale into a full-time job if you learn what sells well, where to source products from, and put in the time.
My friend Nathan runs an eBay flipping business where he makes several hundred dollars a month in profit, but it’s mostly a side gig for him.
For a larger-scale example, we can look at the retail arbitrage business I interviewed for a Young Money Interview.
I mean, just take a look at their Amazon FBA sales in a single month (checkout the interview if you want all the details):
Of course, this isn’t all profit, but when you clear $40,000 in a single month revenue-wise I think it’s a safe bet that you’re at least making $2,000 per month (I’d hope so anyway…it’s probably a lot more).
Again, this is just scratching the surface.
Some Poshmark sellers in particular boast some truly impressive lifetime earnings. Once again, check out this seller from Reddit:
Granted, working up to $2,000 each month in sales is going to take time, practice, and some serious inventory.
However, I like this category because once again, you can build it slowly on the side while you work elsewhere so you have financial security plus a lucrative side gig!
Extra Reading – The Best Apps & Websites Like Poshmark.
While consulting isn’t the sort of job you can just walk into right away, I definitely think it’s worth keeping in mind if you have some serious industry experience and a network to fall back on.
You’d actually be amazed at the sort of income you can make with online consulting.
My friend Ben is doing extremely well these days with social media marketing and YouTube consulting.
I also have other friends who work in online fitness, paid advertising, and SEO.
Typically, consultants charge an hourly rate or monthly retainer in exchange for their services.
Back in college, my friend and I managed to get a $2,000 monthly SEO retainer for a local furniture company (which we split).
These days, I also make money on Upwork through a sort-of consulting gig, so there’s a lot of ways to go about this:
I think the main thing I’ve learned about consulting is that opportunity presents itself the more people you meet and as your network expands.
Seriously, if you keep trying new things, doors open and stuff can fall in your lap in the most random of ways.
So, while this isn’t the most straightforward way to make $2,000 each month, I’d keep it in mind.
You might find yourself in a position one day to lend your expertise to a business…but you don’t have to always do it for free!
Other Jobs That Make $2,000 Per Month (Or More!)
I wanted to start out our list of job ideas I have firsthand experience with or jobs where I’ve interviewed some pros.
However, there are plenty of other $2,000 a month jobs out there, and many don’t require extensive education or going deep into debt for a Master’s degree or anything.
Note: all of the salary data I’m about to share comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some other job ideas you can consider include:
- Airplane Mechanic – $64,000 per year. Requires going to trade school.
- Electrician – $56,000 per year Requires going to trade school.
- Flight Attendants – $56,000 per year. Requires some school.
- Bartenders & Servers (Some Cities) – This can be all over the place but if you work in late-night, high-end bars and restaraunts, this is possible.
- Construction – $60,000 per year after a few years.
- Mechanic – $57,000 per year. Requires going to trade school.
- Plumber – $59,000 per year. Requires going to trade school.
- Carpentry & Woodworking – $56,000 per year. Requires going to trades school.
- Massage Therapist – $52,000 per year on the high end. Requires some school.
- Paramedics – $39,000 per year but requires going to school.
This is honestly just the tip of the iceberg here…and these jobs pay well above $2,000 each month, so there’s wiggle room on the average hourly pay as well.
Ultimately, my main piece of advice here is to avoid going into massive amounts of debt whenever possible, but that’s just my take on education!
At the end of the day, it’s a bit tough to come up with a list that’s ever going to be comprehensive enough for this kind of idea
The truth is the world is full of opportunity, both offline and online.
I just hope that this list of jobs that pay $2,000 a month help inspire you to start your job search.
From my experience, it’s best to hold down your current job and to hustle on the side, building up that income before making any kind of switch.
But hey, that’s just my opinion and what’s worked, but the world is truly your oyster!
Thanks so much for reading, and best of luck!
I’ll catch you guys in the next one.
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Tom is a 23 year old recent college graduate from Canada with a passion for side hustling, passive income, and marketing. This Online World is all about providing people with honest ways to make and save more money by using technology. To learn more about Tom, read his About Page!
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