Let’s face it, we would all like to earn extra money. The good news is there are a host of different ways we can all put extra cash in our pockets. With the help of a little technology and some traditional methods, you can do some amazing things.
Here’s just a few that we’ve thought of:
- Declutter and Make Money
We are collecting stuff like never before. Books, magazines, old CDs, electrical equipment, clothes and other items. If you have an attic or garage full of stuff, it’s time to turn yourself into a market trader.
The easiest way to do this is to find a nearby car boot sale and hone your salesmanship skills with the general public. Not only can you get rid of all those old items and earn extra money, you can have fun doing it at the same time. If you don’t like the outdoors, there are plenty of options online with sites such as ebay and the new Facebook marketplace.
- Sell Storage Space
When you’ve emptied that space out, then why not consider hiring it out to other people who need to store things. The growth of the sharing economy means there are sites that allow you to hire out your space to businesses who will pay you for your home storage facility. You can do similar things with spare rooms hiring them out to travellers through sites such as Airbnb.
- Get a Pub Job
It used to be the go to job prospect when someone wanted to earn extra money but less people do it nowadays. If you like meeting people and pulling pints it’s still a great way to get out and boost your finances. You’ll be paid the minimum wage and, if you pick the right location, you’ll have a fun time.
- Give Your Opinion
If you just want to earn a little extra pocket money, there are various sites around the internet where you can take surveys, join focus groups and get paid for it. There are even some sites that pay you for watching television.
Filling in online surveys can earn you a couple of hundred pounds extra a year. Joining a focus group can get you about £30 each session. You can also become a mystery shopper and earn a similar cash payment per day.
- Go Part-Time Freelance
One of the easiest ways to earn money is to set yourself up as a freelance. Find the right platform and you can bring in as much money as you want by working a few extra hours. Plenty of businesses are looking for freelance writers, sales staff and virtual assistants that they can pay on a per job basis. And it pays a lot better than it used to when these sites started about ten years ago. One of our favourites is People Per Hour.
- Start Your Own Business
Got a hobby that you could turn into a business? It might seem daunting to take on running a business but many of us are now gaining the confidence to do it. The reason? Over the last few years it’s become low cost and simple to do. You can set up an online store in just a few minutes and reach out to potential customers on social media in seconds. If you have a passion, it’s a great way to combine something you really enjoy with earning extra cash.
And you never know, it might take off and change your life completely.