January is the worst time of year for your finances. Thanks to Christmas, you may have a lot of debt and not enough income to cover the costs. The conventional thing to do is to start stockpiling cash and try and save your way to financial freedom. But, most of you know that is not always the best option as saving is tricky and takes time. The other option is to earn more money. And yes, it is that easy and simple. All you have to do is find an extra source of income that won’t take up your time and energy.
Sell Your Clothes Online
Because you live in the western world, you are bound to have clothes that you don’t use or that you don’t want. If you do, you should consider selling them on eBay or another online auction site. Although you may think they are useless, someone else on the web may think they are brilliant. And, if you can find enough people you can make quite a bit of money. This trick doesn’t just work for clothes – it works for anything that you don’t need and want to sell.
Start A Blog
Blogging is fast becoming a great source of income for a lot of people. What may just be a hobby is an opportunity for you to make money, especially if you have a lot of traffic. When people talk about your blog or your site, it creates a buzz. And, other companies will want to use this buzz to their advantage to make more money. As a result, they will pay you a lot to advertise on your blog. All you need to create a blog is a topic, and the money will come flowing in faster than you can imagine.
Do you play a musical instrument? For everyone who answers ‘yes’ to that question, busking may be the job for you! All you need to do is get your instrument and head down to a busy area. Once you start playing, if you are any good, the money should start to flow. In fact, some buskers only spend a couple of hours a day busking and can make up to one hundred dollars. The best part is you may not need a license depending on your area.
Hire Out Your Home
Thanks to companies like AirBNB, you can always hire out your home for a bit of extra spending money. There are millions of people on the web who need a place to stay, and your home could be that place. If you are spending time away, or if you have another place to stay, you can rent it out for a considerable sum. The money is normally cheaper than a hotel, but enough to keep your head above water. To take advantage of these sites, register and wait for a response.
Making money on the side doesn’t stop at the four examples. There are plenty more ways to do it to get out of a hole.