The holidays will be upon us soon, so now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and make some extra cash. I talk a lot on here about ways to save money, but I don’t really address the flip side of that – making more money – and it’s an integral part in achieving your financial goals. So here we go, 7 ways to make some extra cash:
1. Swagbucks. No Swagbucks won’t make you into a millionaire, but it will help you make a few extra dollars. The real cash comes from the referral program, but only if the people you refer actually use the program. Earn points by searching the web (just like you always do!) and completing surveys. Easy-peasy.
2. Sell your stuff. Sell things you no longer use on Craigslist, eBay or Amazon. Chances are you have a plethora of gently used items that you just have no need for that are simply just taking up space in your attic, basement or garage. Get rid of them and make some extra cash while doing it! It’s a win win in my book.
3. Bank account opening bonuses. Many bank accounts will offer a bonus for opening a checking account with them. Simply open an account, make a few purchases according to their specific guidelines and reap the extra cash.
4. Blog. Have something you’d like to share with the word? Set up a blog. Blogging is cliche these days, but there are still ways to make money doing it. With little to no overhead, blogging can lead to serious part-time job income.
5. Recycle scrap metal. Collect scraps of metal that people leave on the side of the road for bulk pickup. Take them to your local scrap metal recycling center and get paid for each type of metal you bring. It pays to know which metal is which, so do your research beforehand.
6. Tutor high school students. Know a lot about a particular subject? Sites like Tutor.com and Tutorvista.com pay you to tutor their clients. Or place an ad on Craigslist.com offering your subject area expertise and see if you get any responses.
7. Run errands. Sign up with Taskrabbit and run errands for people – like grocery shopping, household chores or handyman work.
And one extra for good measure:
Do anything for $5. You can sell just about any service or product at Fiverr.com for $5. Fiverr.com takes a $1 commission, so you actually will make $4 per transaction. Come up with something fun and creative in your area of expertise to make a quick $4. Get 5 people interested in your service and you’ve made $20.
How do you make extra money? Have you tried any of these methods? Have anything you’d like to add to this list?
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