Everybody can use some extra cash right? Here are some ideas on how you can make some extra money and add to your monthly income.
Of course, the opportunities to earn extra cash all depend on the time and skills you have, but the following are several ways to make some more money without having to have any special skills or a lot of free time:
1) Perform odd jobs or run errands for people around you
You can register on TaskRabbit or RedBeacon to look for people in your area who are willing to pay for errands or for some odd jobs which you can handle. Why not make a few dollars by picking up somebody’s dry cleaning on the way home, or by helping them pack their things and move out of their home for example?
There are various errands which you can perform which will add bucks to your wallet, and hardly involve too much effort or time on your side.
2) Get paid for your opinion – online surveys and focus groups
What better way to make money than get paid for what you think. Many advertisers and companies are willing to pay for filling out their online surveys or for taking part in focus groups for various marketing campaigns and researches.
All you need to do is take the time to fill out the paid online survey or go and take part in a focus group and you will get paid for saying what you think of a product or service!
3) Download and use apps that pay
If you tend to spend your day on the move, you can easily add a few dollars to your income by downloading and using some apps which will pay you for visiting a store, scanning barcodes or acting as a “secret shopper” to watch for properly or improperly displayed merchandise.
Some of these mobile apps are: CheckPoints.com which requires that you scan the barcode of a certain product in a store, without the need to buy it.
EasyShiftApp will allow you to become a secret shopper and visit stores to look for any problems with the specific products displayed – you will get paid from 3 to 8$ for each visit to a store.
FieldAgent is a mobile app which will inform you of local jobs which need to be taken care of in the next couple of hours. You will get paid for each job you perform within the time limit.
4) Sell your services or find an extra job
You can sign up for Fiverr.com and look for services which you can provide in accordance with your skills. Also You can offer your services for 5-10 or more dollars. You will get paid as soon as you complete a job.
Flexjobs.com is a great website where you can search for a part-time job position near your area which interests you. There is a wide range of choices, so you can find the perfect part-time job to earn those extra bucks you have been dreaming of.
5) Become a virtual assistant
If you have strong communication, organizational and computer skills, you can earn some serious additional payments by working as a virtual assistant.
The tasks which you will be performing depend on who you will be working for, but in many cases, it involves setting up appointments, running errands, buying supplies, typing out e-mails and many other tasks which you can easily do from the comfort of your own home.
Since many of these tasks can usually be performed outside of your working hours you can combine your main job with this one perfectly and earn more money.
6) Sell stuff on Craigslist or Ebay
Declutter your home or shed and sell any old clothes or items which you don’t need or use. You will not only free up your closets but you will also make some extra cash from stuff which is possibly getting in your way anyway.
Some great sites to sell your old clothes, shoes or accessories include Tradesy, Poshmark, Thredup and if you have the time you can make your own second hand Facebook page.
Sell any old electronic devices which you no longer need – you will be amazed at the number of people looking for an old gadget you may own and never use.
You can also buy things and sell them for a profit on eBay and if you are good at it this can earn you hundreds and thousands of extra dollars in no time.
So, here are just some of the many types of things you can do if you are looking for an opportunity to earn some additional income. In many cases, these require little time, little skills and no investments on your side.
Try them out and get ready to increase your monthly income today!