We wrote a post recently with some ideas for how to earn extra money with a side job. Any consumer trying to get out of debt would love to find a way to bring in some additional income, but not everyone has the time for a second job. So what else can you do? Where can you find extra money? Here are some ideas.
Sell Your Stuff to Earn Extra Money
Craigslist and eBay are the biggest online resale markets. You can sell just about anything on these sites. Do you have old tools, clothes, household items, electronics, etc? Put them up on craigslist to sell locally, and eBay to host a nation-wide auction.
Sell Your Crafts
Are you crafty in your free time? Just as if your were to sell something used, you can sell something you made! Again, craigslist and eBay are great options, but you can also start an account on Etsy, a site on which crafters and artists of all kinds can sell their goods. This can be a great source of extra income to put towards paying off debts, and you can work on it as much or as little as you want.
Gather Your Spare Change and Small Bills
Spare change is the easiest form of currency to disregard. Maybe you drop it in your car’s cup holder. Maybe it gathers at the bottom of your purse or backpack. No matter where it winds up, you should periodically gather it up and cash it in. Include small bills (like $1 bills) and it will add up even more. Every time you get some change or a $1 bill, add it to your stash. Bring your change collection to the bank every so often and deposit it right to your savings.
Sell Scrap Materials
If you’re in the construction or landscaping business, then you know that most leftover materials can have some value. Scrap metal, cars, appliances, copper, dirt, mulch, reclaimed wood, stone… all of this can be sold to recoup some expenses. If you stumble upon any of these items and have the capacity to store and transport them, then you can earn yourself some extra money. Search online to find salvage companies in your area.
Rent Your Parking Space
Do you live in a city or crowded area where parking is scarce? If you have a parking spot that you don’t need, then you could rent it out to someone in need.
When you’re on a tight budget and working on paying off debts, every little bit can help. Do you have any ideas on how to find extra money? Please share in the comments below.
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