No matter if you are someone who lives paycheck-to-paycheck or has some savings in the bank, there is always a need for more money. The problem is making more money without having to work all of the hours in the day, compromising on your quality of life. There are things that you can spend less money on and other ways to cut back, but here are some genuine ways to earn a little extra in your spare time that could actually be enjoyable at the same time. Here are some things to think about.
Driving for Uber
This is something that can be a no-brainer if you have a little bit of time on your hands, perhaps at evenings or weekends, and want to use your car to make some more money. All you need to do is to get the app and sign up, with a couple of ID checks, and you’ll be good to go. You can do it as often or as little as you like, as you are able to accept or deny jobs when you are available.
Blogging can be something that is fun and enjoyable and can be easily done sitting on the sofa watching your favorite TV show. The way to make money with a blog is through advertising on the blog, as well as using affiliate links. This means that if you share a review or a tutorial and include a link to a specific product and someone clicks through and buys it, then you earn a commission from that sale (at no extra cost to the seller). If you look for some of the best affiliate programs that are out there, you could earn a good percentage of commission and get paid quickly for it too. The more blog traffic you get, obviously, the more that you will be able to make, so creating good content is really important.
Buying and selling online
With the likes of Amazon and eBay, it is really easy for you to be able to buy and sell from your home. If you see something that is a bargain price, then why not buy it to sell it online for more? You can also sell your old belongings online, as well as that of your friends and neighbours for a commission. It is something that is simple to do but can mean you clear out your home but make money as you do it.
If you look at your day job and it is something that you can do from home with clients of your own, then how about starting a freelance business on the side? If you’re an accountant or a graphic designer, for example, these are both roles that can be done as a freelancer. Just reach out to clients and advertise, and then you will be able to do it around your other work and commitments. Who knows, if you get enough demand for clients, it could become something that you do full-time.