Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake, Personal Finance Expert and Freelance Writer at DollarSproutRebecca is a personal finance expert and writer based in North Carolina. She started freelance writing as a side hustle and now writes full-time for sites like Lending Tree, Magnify Money, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Advisor.

In her spare time, Rebecca writes about making, saving, and managing money as a single parent on her blog,

12 Legit Ways to Get Paid to Read Books

Some of the best side hustle ideas are the ones that combine making money with a favorite hobby or passion. For avid readers, a side gig that pays you to read books could sound like a dream come true. But can you actually get paid to read books? Surprisingly, you can and there are multiple…

Rebecca Lake 03 Nov

5 Ways Postmates Helps Drivers Out-Earn Other Delivery Gigs

Looking for a delivery side hustle that could put cash in your pocket quickly? If you’ve got transportation and some spare time, you could get paid to deliver food, groceries, and other items as a Postmates Fleet member. Established in 2011, Postmates is the largest on-demand delivery and pickup platform in the country, partnering with…

Rebecca Lake 22 Oct

How One Woman Makes $3,000 per Month as a Virtual Assistant

If you enjoy helping business owners with their day-to-day tasks and want to make money online, you might want to consider a career as a virtual assistant (VA). You can get started on your own, but taking an online course can be a helpful stepping stone to starting a virtual assistant business or side hustle….

Rebecca Lake 06 Oct

How One Grammar Expert Earns an Extra $1,000 per Month Spotting Typos

Proofreading can be a great money-making side hustle if you’ve got an eye for detail and a solid grasp of the English language. As an online proofreader, you get paid to polish written content to ensure that it’s free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. But how do you become an online proofreader? The shortest…

Rebecca Lake 22 Sep

8 Tips for Balancing a Side Hustle and Your Full-Time Job

Starting a side hustle can be a great way to bring in extra income, especially if you need money to grow your emergency fund or pay down debt. With so many ways to make money online or in person, it’s possible to work a side gig around your regular 9-to-5 job. Figuring out how to…

Rebecca Lake 16 Sep

7 Finance Experts Share Their Best Hacks for Saving Money

Saving money matters if you’ve got important financial milestones you’re trying to reach, or you just want to be prepared for the inevitable emergency. Becoming a savvy saver means employing different money tips and hacks to keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket. Even if you’re not frugal by nature, you can still…

Rebecca Lake 02 Sep

LifePoints Review 2024: Legit & Safe, but Worth Your Time?

If you’re looking for low-stress ways to make money, taking surveys online is a natural side hustle option. The trick is finding survey sites that are worth your time and energy. LifePoints, formerly MySurvey, is one option you may have heard of. LifePoints lets you earn points for taking surveys and completing simple tasks online….

Rebecca Lake 01 Sep

Advice From 3 People Who Use Trim to Save Hundreds

Saving money is always a good thing, and cutting the waste out of your budget is a great place to start. Chances are, you’re paying for one or more expenses you don’t really need. But when you don’t have time to comb through all your transactions one by one to look for savings, there’s a…

Rebecca Lake 20 Aug

How This Frugal Mom Earned $830 With Cash Back Apps

Shopping for groceries, clothes, and other everyday items can take a toll on your wallet. Taking advantage of cash back apps is a smart move for earning back some of what you spend and for saving money. Ibotta and Rakuten are two top shopping apps for earning cash back on purchases. Both can offer cash…

Rebecca Lake 27 Jul

No Degree, No Problem. How to Earn $50/hr Teaching With Outschool

Online teaching is reshaping the way people learn, adapting it to fit an increasingly digital world. With an internet connection and a laptop, it’s possible to learn almost anything from anywhere. This creates new opportunities for people who may not be certified or traditional teachers to share their knowledge with others while making a profit….

Rebecca Lake 24 Jul