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67 Jobs That Pay Under the Table

under_the_table_jobsHow to earn extra cash fast? If you need some money fast and can’t find work or are thinking of getting a second job, this massive list of jobs that pay cash will give you some ideas on how to create your own job!

Under the table jobs are essentially jobs paid in cash. With so many people being precariously employed in this new economy, it comes as no surprise why the whole topic of cash jobs and under the table jobs has become increasingly popular. What follows are lots of ideas to get you thinking of something that might be an out of a bad situation for you. If you can creatively find ways to leverage your skills to solve problems for others, you will end up with some solid ideas for cash paying jobs!

67 Jobs That Pay Cash Under The Table

*Disclaimer: working and intentionally not declaring income is, in most cases, a federal offense. This website in no way endorses tax evasion against the IRS. In any event, I thought it might be useful to post a list of such positions in hope that it might give some ideas on how to get some extra revenue flowing in these extraordinarily difficult times as a stop gap towards legitimate self-employment. It is highly probable that some of these ideas can lead to you establishing your own, legitimate business. You might ask, “How to pay taxes if i get paid cash?” If you do manage to come up with a job that pays cash, “under the table”, it allows you access to 100% of your earnings up front, as long as you pay the taxes in the next tax season, when they are due–essentially allowing you some more money up front. This applies to under the table jobs or jobs paid in cash. This information is for information and entertainment purposes only.

  1. Tutoring If you are good with math, science or languages, this could be a good under the table job for you.
  2. Writing or proofreading essays for students Not talking outright plagiarism here, but proofreading and suggesting edits and helping with things like citations and bibliographies.
  3. Gardening How about something unusual here, like setting up vegetable gardens in people’s backyard, for a fee? You could setup the garden, and maintain it for busy working people who want to eat healthy and know where their food is coming from.
  4. Snow removal/snow shoveling Seasonal job, but a good one, especially given an aging population who might need help with this sort of thing.
  5. Direct marketing online. Selling an end product which is shipped using drop shipping. The best online jobs are often ones you create for yourselves.
  6. Building websites.
  7. Software programming/development If you have no programming skills, it’s no secret that most developers hate writing documentation or making how-to screencasts.
  8. Nanny There is always demand for a nanny or “au pair”. Maybe a good opportunity for you to travel and work abroad.
  9. Babysitting
  10. Personal assistant
  11. Artisan/crafter
  12. Building trades
  13. Bicycle repair Or maybe even start a go fund me for a bicycle rental startup.
  14. Appliance repair
  15. Personal trainer Although these are a dime a dozen these days, it can pay quite well and especially if you can specialize working with one group, like older athletes.
  16. Jeweler/silversmith
  17. Accounting/Tax preparation
  18. Mover
  19. Day Labor
  20. House painter
  21. Yoga instructor
  22. Dance instructor
  23. Martial arts instruction
  24. Boxing instructor
  25. Writing articles online Writing e-books is something, like writing articles that can provide you with a long term residual income.
  26. Affiliate marketing online
  27. Interpreter
  28. Tour guide. Giving specialized (walking) tours in an urban area to a target audience. This can be especially good if you can speak a foreign language.
  29. Antique sales
  30. Furniture refinishing.
  31. Reselling clearance items online. Quite often big box stores will sell good for up to 80% off. These items can often be sold online for a good markup, provided you have a good niche.
  32. Selling produce roadside. Growing large enough crops of fruits and vegetables can make a good side income, provided you have a good location to sell from.
  33. Handyman Surprising how many people will pay for odd jobs
  34. Marine mechanic
  35. Auto repair
  36. Rent your home or apartment to tourists Airbnb or just rent short term direct through classifieds, especially if you live in a tourist area.
  37. Maid service
  38. Delivery service
  39. Bicycle messenger
  40. Computer repairs/custom building
  41. Pet sitter
  42. Dog walker
  43. House sitter
  44. Upholstery
  45. Carpet cleaning
  46. Janitorial work
  47. Salvage. Copper and similar scrap metal are especially lucrative.
  48. Car cleaning
  49. Yard sales
  50. Ticket reselling online
  51. Photography
  52. Small engine repair. Repairing riding lawnmowers and that sort of thing can fetch some good part time income.
  53. Selling collectibles Stamps, sport card collections, etc, can all be a good vocation.
  54. Hairdresser
  55. Massage therapist
  56. Private investigation
  57. Selling firewood
  58. Street vendor
  59. Street musician/busker
  60. Food sales. Selling homemade preserves, pastries and that sort of thing at farmer’s markets is a great source of income.
  61. Tattoo artist
  62. Junk removal. If you have a pickup with an 8 foot box, this is an easy way to make a few bucks on the side. You would be surprised with the aging population, how many people need dump trips.
  63. Computer data recovery
  64. Golf lessons
  65. Catering private parties
  66. Bartender for private parties
  67. Disk jockey Weddings, private parties, business parties etc.

Hopefully, this list of good jobs has your creative imagination flowing to create your own under the table jobs! Sometimes the best way to find a job is to make your own.

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15 Responses to 67 Jobs That Pay Under the Table

  1. JAFO November 11, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    What about: Prostitute & Drug Dealer?

  2. Vivienne Norak January 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm #


  3. Artist T Shirt Garfiti April 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    I don’t think it’s wrong to work off the books if it’s hard finding a legit job most people out in this world are trying their best to find one and they just can’t seem to get a brake but I also hear you guys about stripping and selling your body and as well drugs I don’t think things like that are ok at all but as far as helping some move or mow their lawns ect those are grate ways to meet good people and even a better way to even possibly get a real job not all ways of trying to make it In this world is bad it’s the people who make the wrong decision who wrongly make illegal money.

    • thenumbersix April 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

      I agree, in the end, making money by doing something against the law will cause more problems than it solves in your life. (like suggestions above, which typically will involve organized crime)

  4. David A Sawyer April 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I don’t mean to sound negative but in todays America too many people are willing to report you simply because they want to cause trouble for you. Most of these jobs put you at constant risk and exposure to people who will tattle on you. Either they have a super hero complex and want to constantly rat people out to the police or they may be simply unhappy with your service and rat you out. Also no offense but the US isn’t as safe as it used to be. Working directly with constant strangers puts you at serious risk for getting hurt by others.

    • number six April 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

      David, I agree, things are not what they used to be in most of the world. But the thing is that what is suggested above is not to cheat the government and not declare taxes, but to generate a quick cash income.

      You would still need to declare the income at the next tax time. So, there really wouldn’t be anything for anyone to report.

    • thenumbersix April 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

      I agree David. Nothing is what it used to be.

      But I don’t think that one has anything to worry about as the suggestions above are intended to generate some self-employment and quick cash income. It is the law though, to report that income at tax time.

      So, people really would have nothing to worry about because getting paid in cash isn’t illegal.

      I really think there is a wild card on the horizon too – cryptocurrencies, ie, Bitcoin, etc. With blockchain technology, who knows what things will be like in the future for us.

    • Mike July 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Call the Oathkeepers if it comes to that.

    • Trent Steel November 16, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      It’s also dangerous to work on the books when you have been put through the ringer in family court. Child support usually only goes up in Massachusetts. So, If your’e making 60,000 a year, your’e only bringing home 24,000 a year. (Alimony+CS) Then If you’re forced to downgrade to a 30,000 dollar a year job you take home -6,000. Then you’re forced to sell everything you own and work 2 more jobs to pay off the extortioners (D.O,R.) or risk being thrown in jail, or a Debtor’s prison (Which were abolished in the 1800’s because they were considered to be inhumane.) Either way, on the books or off… It is dangerous.

  5. erikdravenmacciannoith89 May 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    its not tax evasion if you keep records and recipts and file as self employed or entrepreneur

  6. joe and coty service September 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Any one willing to pay for junk/metal to be halled away or need lawn work dune or any tipe of things need dune please contact joe or coty at 8122443578 . We also do tree service no we ant no contracter thanks have a nice day in God bless you…

  7. Canadiann March 11, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    wasted space and fake list, where are strippers and prostitutes? thats the most profitable

  8. Tyshsonda N. Darby March 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Tyshonda N Darby. İ want a under table job doing house sitting with older person

  9. Tyshsonda N. Darby March 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    Tyshonda darby

  10. gourd August 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Dog walker or elderly walker just stay close to restrooms

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