We are always looking for ways to make a bit of extra money, but what you may not have realised is that the answer is lying all around you. Thinking outside of the box is a hard to do, and more often than not it actually stunts our vision as to what we need to do. Instead, think inside the box. This can be a difficult concept to grasp as we are encouraged so freely to go beyond our limits, but keeping it inside the home is something that will bring the pennies rolling in faster than you could’ve imagined.
Let Out Your Home
If you don’t mind sharing your space, letting out your home to a lodger could be the way forward. There are some horror stories floating around online about nightmare tenants that landlords have had to live with, but remember that bad news travels faster than good; there are so many people out there who have had amazing experiences, they’re just not inclined to put them on the internet – cos nobody likes a real-life story with a happy ending, right? We want something to gossip about! If a long-term let isn’t quite your bag, you could try Air BnB. This is a way to get visitors come for the weekend and a great opportunity to make some quick cash – even those in manufactured homes are doing it. You’ll need to make sure that your house is presentable and somewhere that you yourself would like to stay – it’s practically a hotel room in your house.
If you are good at crafting, you can sell your wares online. There will always be somebody willing to buy. Set yourself up a page on Facebook or take it over to the craft central of Etsy to see how to price yourself and pitch yourself against others who are selling similar items. Keep in mind the costs that you incur making the product and the time that you put into it, then add a bit on for profit.
Sell What You Don’t Need
Everybody has stuff lying around their home that they haven’t used in ages, if they’ve used them at all. Spend a weekend sorting through the things that you don’t need, want or use, ready to list online. What is your junk could be another person’s treasure, so don’t instantly dismiss something and condemn it to the trash bin just because it doesn’t suit your style.
Start an Online Job
There are so many jobs being advertised online that it can be hard to know where to begin – and even more harder to know which ones are actually legitimate. Going onto a trusted jobsite is the first step in finding a reliable job, but initially you need to know what you are looking for. If you are a fast typist, have a look for some online transcription jobs – all you need are a set of headphones and a free evening. It’s a good way to earn some extra money whilst sitting down in your own home.