With so many expenses, having just one source of income from your daily job / profession could mean that you often run out of cash.
It’s difficult to save money in this highly priced and materialistic world. People’s wants never cease but money always does.
It’s therefore a smart idea to find ways to make extra money in your free time. There are several people out there who work at a 9 to 5 job and then make some extra cash by pursuing something else. Not only does this help you to meet more people outside of work, it helps you to gain more confidence because of the simple fact that you will have so much money to spend.
Today’s world also faces the prospect of a sudden economic downfall and alternate sources of income will help you to survive these periods of recession.
Everyone likes money. So think of other ways from which you can get more and let the ideas below help you out:
Here are some ideas that could possibly help you:
Think creatively and let your talent earn for you
If you have any hidden talent use it to bring you some money. Something simple like playing the guitar well can help you earn a few thousand extras. So find something you are good at and use it to bring you some money. The chances are that with this method, you will end up having lots of fun too.
Find online / part time jobs
The Internet offers a wide choice of online jobs through which you can earn a easy income, online market surveys; proof reading services etc are all done by people working online. Search for these job specific sites online and sign up to work for them, what’s best is that you can choose the number of hours to do work for them, maybe during your own lunch hour or for a few hours after work would be great.
Teach, Academically. Develop a student’s skills
If in High School or college you were great at a particular subject, use it to your advantage. Make a group of young high school students and charge them by the hour to teach them a particular subject or two. This can turn into quite a fun loving session too because face it, kids always make you laugh.
Put a price on things you don’t need or use
Have a garage sale once every two-three months. Make a pile of the things that are still in good condition but you don’t use or need and welcome people to buy them! Have an auction if you are ready to dispose of some gadgets. This will be a great way to clean up the house too!
Invest in stocks
Although the stock market is strangely volatile, one can make quite a lot of money through it with smart investments and a little bit of luck. Talk to financial experts and start doing some online trading in your free time, you’ll be surprised at the results!
Cook for money
This works great if you at least know how to cook! You can experiment by sending parceled food across the neighborhood and if people take to it then turn into an alternate business. Send packed, home made lunches and dinners to working people and charge a handsome monthly fee for it.
If you know how to joke and know how to talk smartly, then use it to earn you some money.
Charge a fee to be presenter for children’s parties, other events etc.
You won’t have to spend a penny to set up your services and it will be fruitful considering that most parties will always be in the evening time, way after you are done with your regular job.
If you can paint, paint for money
Not every one can paint a pretty picture, so if you are one of the few who can paint well then make some customized paintings for people and sell it.
Alternately make your own paintings based on your thoughts and sell it to people, host a home based exhibition every weekend to show your work to potential buyers, etc.
Turn into a babysitter after 5 pm
If you can stand kids and have a home that’s safe for a number of them, be a part time babysitter. Parents would be largely willing to leave their kids with a responsible adult. So get some clients and sell your babysitting services around town.
Be an old age assistant
Old aged people need help to perform even the most basic of tasks. Since you are healthy enough to do it for them, charge them by the hour and perform simple functions like bringing groceries, driving them to the doctor etc.
Use your football skills or any other sport you are good at to train a high school team. Practice sessions will usually be held every evening and this will work for you especially because of your regular job.