If you aren’t earning enough to keep up with your bills or want some extra dough to add to your cash stash here are some ideas that you can utilise to earn some extra money. Not for everyone but here are 10 ideas you could utilise.
Freelance work can be especially great for mums or dads who are at home looking after the kids. Many employers now hire on a freelance or contract basis which can offer more flexibility and commonly higher pay than being a permanent employee. Another possibility is using your skills to start a blog or work on another person’s blog-people are always looking for content writers which can be especially great if it is in your field of expertise.
Sell your books
I am a closest bookworm. I love books and I love lining them up on my huge bookshelves. Unfortunately they just sit there and the more and more I accumulate the more space it takes up in my very small home. This especially goes for my many university textbooks some which cost upwards of $200. If you want an easy way to get some money sell your books. Look at second hand bookstores or sell them on e-bay. For university books see whether the universities will buy them back to resell.
There is surprisingly a lot of money in special coins. I used to have a customer that would come to our branch and continuously swap money for 50cent coins because there are 4 types that earn $5. Do some googling to find expertise from lifetime coin collectors who can give you a guide to what’s what.
Start a business
If you have a hobby you love or would like to change careers think about starting a part-time business on the side which utilises your skills. This might be as simple as offer music lessons if you are an apt guitarist, dog walking or starting up a babysitting service. You might find as you start to build up clientele and your business you can turn this into a full time project.
Opinions for money
I have been signed up since I was young to do taste testing and opinion sessions. Some are low paid and some of the 1 hour group sessions offer up to $200-just to sit there and talk about a topic or product. This is easy cash and commonly there are sessions after work hours. Some even just involve online surveys you can do from home.
Sell your junk
We all accumulate a lot of stuff. Getting rid of unwanted items that are just collecting dust in your garage is an easy way to earn quick, extra cash. Some people even go further and find cheap things in thrift stores or garage sales only to sell them for a higher price on ebay.
Mystery or secret shoppers go out to evaluate a service or business and give feedback. It is basically market research which a company engages to really see what is going on from the eyes of a customer. You can fit this into your schedule easily and earn anywhere from $20-$100 per assignment. I just put mystery shopping Australia into the search browser and multiple companies came up!
Sell your talents at markets
If you have a bit of an artsy side consider using your talents to display at market stalls or even on etsy.com. Many of the famous designers and artists started out like this.
Sell your photos
Whether or not you’re a professional or a hobby snapper you can sell your photographs online. Companies such as shutterstock.com allow you to register your photos and people purchase them for download. It is free and you can earn from 25cents to $75 per image.
Be a tutor
This is particular good for students or anyone with a strong skill in areas such as maths or English. See whether local learning centres or schools have a tutoring service you can sign up for to help struggling students.