Need an extra $500 a month? There are so many ways, I listed a few that I have done myself and others I plan on trying-
- Open an Etsy Store– homemade goods, are you crafty? I am! From African Style clothing and accessories to detox tea mixes, I have my hand in a few things 🙂
- Sell things on Craigslist– spring-cleaning is the best time to look around your house and find things you don’t need but someone else might benefit. If you do decide to list items, make sure to price items accordingly and always meet buyers in a public safe area.
- Buy and resale- check sites like slickdeals, last week they had the Fitbit on clearance at Target stores, a rush to the store gets you a few of them you can turn around and resale on ebay and make a profit. You can also check out Alibaba express, find items there to resale, smaller orders accepted.
- Laundry Service– you do your laundry! Isn’t it nice to sometimes find some change in the pockets of your garments, that got me thinking, I could get paid for doing someone else’s laundry. Use Craigslist, or advertise directly to small businesses- salons, small offices, apartment complexes…
- Are you good at building blogs? Advertise your services on Fiverr. Can you help others do the same? Offer a webinar with your expertise, you can use eventbrite to advertise your webinar, start a free one to introduce people to your skills, then go from there
- Do you speak a second language? Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Chinese…Companies will pay you to work from home and interpret documents or actually have you on the phone during three way calls, check indeed.com for real opportunities
- Can you cook? Have you thought of offering your services as a caterer or as prep cook, help a busy individual or family get their dinners done ahead of time. Make easy recipes they can just preheat. If you get in the swing of it, you could customize a menu and have clients put in orders on a weekly basis. Amazon has great deals on Prep Meal containers [10 Pack]3 Compartment Meal Prep Food Storage Containers with Lids/BPA Free Bento Lunch Boxes/Divided Portion Control Container Plates-Microwave, Dishwasher Safe, Free Cutlery. Another great deal LIFT Certified BPA-Free Reusable Microwavable Meal Prep Containers with Lids, 28-Ounce, 7 Pack (Includes Ebook)
- If you have a car, you offer rides to and from your local airport. Yes, there is Uber and Lyft but often you would be surprised that some people still like a personal connection. You can advertise your services to retirement communities or different clubs in your area. We have senior citizens that need rides to doctor’s appointment and may benefit from a friendly helping hand. Make sure that your insurance is up to date, set your prices, keep to a schedule and communication is key with your clients. Use free payment apps like Venmo to get paid!
- Virtual Assistants are needed by entrepreneurs, you can help them with their schedule, respond to emails for them, do call backs, help with travel arrangements, the opportunities are endless.
- Event Planning- Help a bride as wedding coordinator to make sure everything is in place on her special day. Bachelorette parties, birthday parties and other themed parties are fun! Help a business put a company party together. Use different templates to keep yourself organized. Check out this blog for some free printable templates. There are some great apps too!