It’s great to have a little extra money every now and again but to make a little extra cash, you need to be savvy about the best ways to do so. It’s a good idea to always keep an eye out for new ways to build up your side-savings or help with your outgoings.
Here are 7 methods for making a bit extra.
1. Sell a Hobby:
If you have a pastime that sees you creating anything which others might enjoy, then you may be able to make a small side business from it. This could be drawings, paintings, craft items, home furnishings, furniture, clothes, or more.
2. Sell Unwanted Items:
Declutter your home and make a profit from it at the same time by selling any items you don’t want. You could sell online or maybe even have a garage sale in your neighborhood if you have a lot of random, small items you want to get rid of.
3. Rent Out Space in Your Home:
If you have a spare bedroom that is never used, you can make money by taking in a lodger, or by advertising the room as available on a vacation rental basis. Many sites allow private homeowners to advertise and rent out space in their home for a little extra money: perfect if you have a larger house, too, and can maybe even rent out a whole floor or level to a guest.
4. Take Online Surveys:
Make money simply by offering your opinion and get paid to take surveys. Companies will pay for valuable feedback and for hearing your thoughts, and you could earn cashback as well as coupons or discount vouchers. A bonus is that you can easily do this from home, at any time.
5. Try Freelance Work:
If you have a particular skill, whether professionally or as a hobby, you may be able to find extra work opportunities on a casual basis with freelance work. You can find requirements online for areas such as blog writing, or individuals or companies may be seeking short-term or casual assistance within a certain area for which you tick all the boxes.
6. Be Someone’s Friend:
There is now a site and service called Rent a Friend, where you can find platonic relationships for certain activities or events. It may be that you can seek out opportunities to be rented as a friend and get paid for meeting new people you can enjoy new activities with!
7. Get Baking:
If you’re an avid baker, there may be plenty of community opportunities to sell your items, perhaps a garage sale or a local event. You could even hire out your services on a casual basis to friends and family for events if they know your baking skills and need a cake for an occasion or any other sweet treats. You could take it one step further and open up a side business if the demand becomes large enough!
As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities out there to make a bit of extra cash, no matter your skillset or available time.