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 Interesting 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

The Digital Secretary: How One Woman Makes $3,000 per Month as a Virtual Assistant

Betsy Skinner completed the course $10K VA by Kayla Sloan fall 2019 and now earns $3,000 a month (and counting) as a VA. She relayed some of her key strategies to successfully making money online as a virtual assistant.

Rebecca Lake 06 Oct

Got Grammar? One Proofreading Expert Shares How She Gets Paid to Spot Typos

Running an online proofreading business or side hustle takes planning if you want to be successful. If you’re interested in making a career or just a high-paying side gig out of online proofreading, these tips can help with reaching your goals.

Rebecca Lake 22 Sep

How to Balance Your Full-Time Job With a Side Hustle

Starting a side hustle can be a great way to bring in extra income. 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.

Rebecca Lake 16 Sep

7 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: Everything You Need to Know About the Free Survey App

LifePoints lets you earn points for taking surveys and completing simple tasks online. You can then turn those points into gift cards for top retailers or cash. Basically, you get paid just for telling brands what you think about their products and services.

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

This Savings Pro Collected $830 from Ibotta and Rakuten Last Year. Here’s How She Did It.

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 some of what you spend back and saving money.

Rebecca Lake 27 Jul

No Experience, No Problem. How to Earn $50/hr Teaching Almost Anything With Outschool

Online teaching platforms like Outschool let you teach from the comfort of home, earning money in your spare time. The main criteria for leading a class is a passion for educating, rather than a teaching degree.

Rebecca Lake 24 Jul