We all have times in our lives that we need to earn some extra income fast. Whether it’s an unexpected bill or expense, such as a car repair or even something as grievous as trying to make ends meet after losing a job, there are many ways that you can quickly make the extra money that you need. Remember not to overlook simple sources of cash like that jar of coins in your bedroom. Money is readily available to you, if you don’t see it consider these options…
There are quite a few ways to make money from extra things around your home. A yard sale can quickly make hundreds over the course of a single weekend. Go to your storage space, closet, and garage and see what you don’t need or use. Rule of thumb, if you haven’t used it in six months or more you probably don’t need it.
A carwash is another option. I know I know it seems like a fundraiser at your kid’s school, but consider offering a neighborhood carwash or lawn mowing session. Advertise to each of your neighbors your plan and then go and crank them out all weekend long. At $5-10 a job you’ll have a few extra hundred dollars in no time. If you have children that are old enough to work, employ them. Neighbors are more likely to buy from and tip teenagers, so using their help can really pay off in the long run.
To earn extra income, don’t spend a lot of time and money trying to learn a new craft. Take what you are good at and run with it. Good cook? Offer frozen dinner meals to the neighbors for $10 each, a money and time saver for them and you can make several at a time to sell. Just pass out a few flyers and send out mass text messages. Also, consider making use of sites such as Etsy.com or Ebay.com to sell more traditional craft items. Instead of making a bunch ready to go, offer custom orders at a slightly higher price to save your time and make extra money. It is important that you work with tools and equipment that you already have if you’re hoping to make fast money. Otherwise, you may find yourself only breaking even, or worse yet, upside down on your venture.
Many people are making good money online either as a supplemental income or as their primary source. Consider sites like Fiverr.com where you make $4 for completing a variety of “gigs” or Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk where you make money sorting pictures or sites. New ways to make money online pop up daily. The real key to making money online is to pick a source and just do it. Over analyzing or applying yourself to too many forms of income at one time will ultimately lead to failure. Most online sources of income are not instantaneous but are more sustainable than a garage sale.
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