Ways to Earn Extra Money on the Side
We all know that times are tight, and the collective debt of Americans as a whole is rising.
We’re always on the hunt for opportunities to score some extra cash—and if you know where to look, there are plenty of these opportunities around.
Make money on the side
If you’re interesting in a side hustle to put some extra income in your pocket each month, look no further:
- Part-time work: Obviously, picking up extra shifts or taking on part-time work is an easy way to increase your monthly income. Many jobs are flexible and will work around your other obligations, so don’t rule out part-time work just because you already have a job.
- Sell, sell, sell: Most of us have way more junk in our homes than we need. Take inventory of your closets, attic, and basement to see if there are any items nice enough sell. Plenty of people are on eBay, Amazon, and Facebook Marketplace—and are more than willing to take unwanted items off your hands.
- Online sites: If you just need a quick buck rather than steady income, check out online sites that offer freelance work. Sites like TaskRabbit connect you to locals who need help with odd jobs, and can be an easy way to put your personal talents to work.
- Donate plasma: The idea of trading plasma for cash may sound strange, but those who do it regularly can rake in hundreds of extra dollars each month. Plus, you’re performing a life-saving service that is always needed. Those who qualify can make an easy buck and gain some good karma all at once.
Get creative with it
The above examples are just a few ways you can supplement your monthly income. Get creative, take stock of your possessions, and look online to see what work is available. With some ingenuity, you can make enough extra cash to help pay down your debts and start saving for your future.
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