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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How To Make Some Extra Money On The Side

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We all wish that we had a little extra money now and again. You might want to splash out on your kids birthday presents, take the family on holiday or replace a broken appliance. Either way, having some extra money is always nice. With that in mind, here are three ways that you can make a little extra money on the side.

Sell Things

Websites like eBay and Etsy makes selling on the internet fun and easy. Ebay is great if you want to sell your own things. This can be a great way to downsize or clear through your unused items and make some money from them at the same time. All you need to do is set up an account, and you can start listing things on eBay. You can choose to either set up each item as an auction or list it with a ‘buy it now’ price. Each month you get a certain number of free eBay listings, but eBay will still take a slice of your final sale price. You don’t just have to sell your own things on eBay though, and you can even buy in bulk and resell other things if you have done the research for it. Etsy, on the other hand, is more about selling handmade items that you have made yourself. So if you are good at knitting, sewing or any other kind of craft then selling your work on Etsy can be a great outlet for your hobby and allow you to make some money on the side as well.

Freelance Work

Freelance work is tricky because it is still work. You are completing a job for someone and then being paid for it. This means that it can feel like extra work being added to your week. However, if you already have a skill in something that you enjoy doing, then freelance work can be a welcomed addition to your week. You can use websites like Fivver or Freelancer to find clients and then complete the task set out before you. While these sites are a good start for your freelance career, they do take a chunk of your earnings and as such the sooner you can build a client base outside of these websites the more money you will be able to earn. Freelance work is about finding something that you enjoy and then finding a way that you can get paid for it. For example, if you love writing, then targeting websites to pay you for your thoughts and opinions is a great place to start. Even a few hours a week can add up to a lot of money in the long run. However, since you will start small and you might need money quickly, then something like a small loan might cover the cost of whatever you need the money for right now. 

Start A Blog

Running a blog can be hard work, and it can take a while for you to get any kind of regular readership, but it is also immensely rewarding. Not only can you make money from your blog through things like affiliate marketing, advertising, donations and a number of things, but it can also be relaxing, cathartic and fun to spend time on each week. Your blog won’t earn you money overnight, so it needs to be something that you love to do. However, if you have been meaning to start a blog, then doing so sooner rather than later is always a good idea.