Unless you’re one of the lucky few who has all the disposable income you could ask for, you’re probably always on the hunt for opportunities to have a little bit extra cash in your wallet. However, although there is undoubtedly a lot of money in this world it’s not always the easiest thing to grab your fair share of it. However, with a bit of creative thinking and a dash of hard work, you might be surprised how easy it is to give your bank balance a top up. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Rent Out a Room
You probably have a space in your room that is worth hundreds of dollars each month, and it’s just sitting there empty! If you have a spare room, look at renting it out to a lodger. If you live in an area that is in any way popular you should have no problem finding someone to take the room. And of course, who you decide to rent your room to is completely up to you. You might find a lodger that you get on really well with and have a big chunk of your monthly rent/mortgage payment taken care of at the same time.
Being the Help
People always need help – you can be that help and bring in some much needed cash. If you’ve ever Googled ‘how much should cleaning cost’, you’ll know that it can a healthily profitable business: not so expensive that people shy away from using cleaners, but expensive enough to make it worth your while. Even working as a cleaner just a few hours a week can bring in hundreds of dollars each month. Elsewhere, you can ‘be the help’ by becoming a part-time Uber driver – you’ll be able to set your own hours and do it as and when needed.
Use Your Talents
If you’re a talented and/or knowledgeable, why not put your skills to good use and make money at the same time? For instance, if you’re a talented cook then you can turn your home into a temporary restaurant and host travellers to your area to a meal prepared by a local (you!) using sites such as https://www.bonappetour.com/ or https://www.eatwith.com/. Alternatively, if you’ve lived in your city for a long time and know it inside out, you can become a tour guide and share everything you know with visitors. Finally, creative folks should take a look at Fiverr.com and post their skills for others to buy.
Sell Your Belongings
Practically everybody has belongings in their home that they’re simply hoarding because they don’t want to throw them away. But those unused belongings can bring in plenty of money – the average home has something like $1000 of sellable belongings. Go through the home, make the tough calls about what should stay and what should go, then get to selling them either online or at a market. You’ll clear space and bring in money – win win!
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