Most people right now are in need of some extra money in their pockets. Whilst they are clearly aware of this, very few people actually know how to make the extra money that they need. However, you should not worry though as there are actually many different ways that you can get some much needed extra money in your hands. Some of the most effective ways of doing this are listed below.
Start an ecommerce business
Whilst this is not something you can simply do in the evenings, on the weekends, or whenever you have some free time, setting up an ecommerce business is something that can be extremely lucrative if done right. There are various selling platforms that you can use, such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy and so on. In addition to selling on these platforms you can also set up your own website to sell your products directly from – Shopify is the best website to use to do this. If done right, the amount of money that you can make from starting an ecommerce business is endless, some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs started off selling products online.
Do online surveys
There are websites, such as Survey Junkie and MyPoints, where you can actually get paid for giving your opinion and taking part in surveys. Although this sounds really great, it is important to be aware that websites like this are often looking for specific individuals when looking for people to complete their surveys. So this means that you may not always be suitable or qualify for them. With most of these survey websites, there is a minimum number of surveys that you need to complete first before you are able to withdraw any money. Whilst they are clearly not a get rich quick scheme, if you are patient with them, your money will build up over time.
Become a social media influencer
By doing this, you will literally get paid for posting on to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram – sounds great, right?! Build up a large enough following by posting good quality content regularly and see the number of people following you increase. From there you are in a great position to become a social media influencer. You can choose to focus on a niche area or you can be a more general influencer, the choice is yours. You may have brands and companies approach you to work with them, but more than likely you will have to go out to them. There are also numerous affiliate marketing websites out there that you can use your large following to leverage and make some money from.
Do some babysitting
While this may typically be something that teenagers do, there is nothing stopping grown adults from doing it. In fact, it could be argued that they are actually much better suited to the role, especially if they have or have had kids of their own in the past. Finding a gig may be pretty easy – begin with asking around, friends, family members, and work colleagues. From there you can also post on social media to widen your net. Most parents will jump at the chance to have a night off away from the kids to go out for a drink and a nice romantic meal. By doing the job well you can ensure that they will pick you again in future, thus ensuring a steady income of extra money coming in.
Teach English to foreigners
Sign up to an English teaching company website like VIPKid or the Ramsey Baby Steps Community on Facebook to become a teacher of the English language to foreign students. Do not worry though, as it is not as daunting as it may first sound. You do not have to put together things like lesson plans and you do not have to grade the students – these are all done by the teaching company. What you do have to do though is display a passion for helping and teaching non native students how to learn English through an online class. This way you are getting paid to help others – perfect!
Rent out your property
If you are fortunate enough to own a second property or have any spare rooms in your home then you can consider renting these out using online platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO. This is pretty easy to do and once the person has stayed in your property or room, the money will be in your account quickly. However, depending on where you are situated has a direct impact on how much rent you can charge. For instance, if you are in a rough part of the neighborhood that is less desirable, the rent that you can charge will obviously be much less than the rent you can charge in a more desirable part of town.
Play online or real life casinos
Casinos are a risky way of trying to make some extra money, but if you are successful with them, you have the chance to reap some good rewards. With most people not living near or not willing to travel to a real life casino location, more and more people are turning to playing virtually on online casinos. There are legit cash games and rewards out there that enable you to win some good money. It is important to remember though that if you find yourself losing money, to stop playing right there rather than chasing those loses as it could leave you in a worse situation than what you started in and in need of even more money.
Sell your unused items
Most people have old items or ones that they regularly use in their homes. If you have no sentimental attachment to these things, then you can sell them on platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, or eBay. You may find it to be the case that you actually have a lot of money simply lying around your house without even realizing.