Who doesn’t wish they made more money? Whether you’re between jobs, or looking for ways to supplement your income, take a look at these five methods to making more money.
A part-time job is a good way to earn extra money, or maintain an income while you are job hunting. Waiting tables and bartending are good part-time options, as tips mean extra money for you. Other good options include tutoring, delivering phonebooks or newspapers, teaching languages, babysitting, pet sitting, and seasonal jobs.
Get a Higher Salary
There are a couple of ways to go about getting a higher salary. The first option is to ask for a raise. To do this, you need to demonstrate your value to the company. Going above and beyond your job description can help to save the company money, which can create a strong reasoning for a raise and/or promotion. When asking for a raise, be sure to go in with a game plan of outlining your contributions to the company. Many companies also offer higher salaries to individuals with higher educations. Completing a credential or taking some relevant courses may mean a higher salary for you. Your company may even provide financial assistance towards this schooling.
Start a Home Business
Starting a home business is a good way to make some extra cash. Many people have turned their hobbies into money-making ventures or used their talents to make money on the side. If you are talented at arts and crafts or a good baker, you can sell your creations at craft fairs, farmer’s markets, or online at sites like Etsy or Ebay. Photographers can sell their photos to a stock photo site, while those skilled in other fields, like writers or programmers, may wish to look into freelance work.
Selling things you don’t need is a good way to make money as well as remove the clutter from your home! Try online sites like Craigslist or Ebay, or host a garage sale. You can also sell used video games or books to gaming and book stores, respectively. There are also sites that allow you to sell your unused gift cards. If there is a pawn shop in your neighborhood, you may wish to take some higher value items in to get appraised and purchased.
There are plenty of sites on the internet that allow you to make some extra money. Keep an eye open for paid survey, focus group, and mystery shopping opportunities. Entering sweepstakes, blogging, putting advertising on your car, and signing up for affiliate sites like CrashCrate are other interesting options that may prove to be lucrative.