Sometimes we need to know how to earn extra money. I totally get how it is, the money your paying out each month doesn’t match what is coming in each month. There is a big gap and you need to fill it. It doesn’t mean you are rubbish at how to manage your money, just that your earnings aren’t high enough. It is a good idea to go through your outgoings first just in case there is something you’ve missed and paid out when you don’t need to.
So how to earn extra money, the first step would be to check if you can do any extra hours in your current job. If you have children you will need to weigh up extra childcare costs you might have. In life, you don’t get unless you ask most of the time so when was the last time you had or even asked for a pay rise? Not a task to do off the cuff though. You will need to prove why you think you are worth a pay rise and basically sell yourself to your boss.
How to Make Extra Money Fast
Sell Stuff – Ignore all the internet promises of making money fast. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is. The only way you can make money fast is by selling what you don’t need anymore. eBay still the biggest place to sell things followed by Facebook groups or market place. So go through everything having a good declutter as you go and make a big pile of stuff you could sell. List it, get paid, post it.
Tech, Games, Books & Mobiles – you can still sell these on eBay etc but with dedicated sites wanting to but these things off you, its easier to scan, box up, send off, get paid. We Buy Books, Ziffit, and MusicMagpie are the main sites. Whilst you’re looking at those sites did you know MusicMagpie will let you sell lego bricks by the kilo?
Rent It Out – If you have a spare room you can rent it out and earn £7,500 tax-free. Or alternatively, if you have a parking space you don’t use and live near a city center, airport, train station or football ground you can rent out your drive.
Ways to Make Extra Money Online
Do Surveys – I think just about everyone has heard about doing surveys for money at some point. It won’t make you rich but you can earn a bit extra.
Few tips – don’t store your cash in your survey account. Set up a dedicated email address as you could get a lot of emails. Don’t pay to join any survey site. Refer your friends. Keep a log of what ones you have done.
- i-Say – considered the best one of those in the know. Pays via High Street vouchers like Amazon. Typical pay per survey 5p – £1.80. Payout threshold £10
- Swagbucks – Pays cash via Paypal, Amazon vouchers and other methods. Typical pay per survey from 40p. Payout threshold depends on the reward.
- GlobalTestMarket – Pays out cash via Paypal or high street vouchers. Typical pay per survey is £1.20 and payout threshold is £30ish
- PopilisLive – Pays out via cheque. Typical pay per survey £1. Payout threshold £50
Be A Social Manager – alwasy on social media? Totaly get it and want to be paid for it? Be a social media manager and looks after other peoples social media accounts. You can do this freelance or via sites like Monster.com
Design Websites – with themes like Divi from Elegant Themes it’s now easier than ever to create unique themes. You don’t have to know a bunch of coding, though knowing some will help, just know more than most and have an eye for design.
Host Websites – If you are a bit techy and can talk the lingo you can sell hosting to newbies or clients your making websites for. You just need a reseller account with a reputable company like SiteGround and your away.
Start A Fiverr Business – Fiverr is an amazing invention that lets you start a side hustle or gig that you can work part-time or go full blown full time into. Its simple, you create a gig that you sell for ….yep you get it a fiver. Don’t think you have a skill or talent, I bet you have. Just have a look around the Fiverr site to see what ordinary, strange and bizarre things that are selling for a fiver
Tweet for Cash – if you have enough followers you can get paid to tweet about products. Have a look at MyLikes.com
Write For Blogs – There are lots of blogs out there that pay good money for blog posts. The good thing about this type of earner is that you don’t have to be an expert and can work the hours that fit in with you. It can also jump start you into a career as a freelance writer. Try these to start you off-
- The Motley Fool – $50 to £100, Niche -finance with an interest in investment.
- WorldStart – up to $50, Niche – information technology.
- Listverse – £100, Niche – lists.
Sell Digital Products – Have a good idea for a printable or planner? You can even use sites like Canva to create you creations then sell them on Etsy.
Write & Publish an eBook – They say everyone has a book inside of them so now its easier than ever to get that inner book out there and read. It doesn’t cost anything to have a Kindle Direct Publishing account.
Become a Coach – Have a skill to coach others then put it to work and coach others. Can be an online thing or face to face, whichever fits your niche and your preference.
Be a Virtual Assistant – You can go it on your own or go through a company like Zirtual. You can set your own hours and expand your skill set as you go.
Work From Home
Get Paid To Shop – Three of the most popular sites are Grass Roots, GBW (formerly Gapbuster) and Retail Maxim. You get paid to shop at a specific shop or pub and to report back on their service or their goods. Payment can vary. Some pay on vouchers or you could get free things, some do pay cash as much as £30 a day.
Sell Your Crafts – Nifty with the knitting needles or maybe you can throw a mean looking pot in clay? If you have a creative side turn your creations into money earners with sites like Etsy and Folksy
Ways to Make Money on the Side With a Full-Time Job
Have a spare bachelor degree floating around, speak English and have some spare time? You can earn up to $2000 per month teaching English online. Head over to VIPKID for more details.
Creative Ways To Make Money
Photography – If you’re a bit creative with a camera you could sell your photos to stock photo agencies. Shutterstock, iStock, and Adobe are the first to come to mind but there are others. Most work on a per download basis which is where you get paid a percentage everytime someone downloads your pictures.
Skills – everyone has skills. Everyone, yes I mean everyone, has a skill that can be taught to others. You can teach your skill in whichever format suits you best via sites like SkillSahre, Udemy, and Teachable. You don’t have to be a top expert to teach others something.