If you’re having a hard time paying the bills, need extra money to send the kids to school or just want some spare cash to put in the bank, it might make sense to look for an additional source of income.
If your main job doesn’t bring home enough cash, an extra source of income can help. These are three different places you can look to bring home some extra money.
==> Craigslist Gigs
Craigslist is one of the most active marketplaces in the world for quick cash-paying gigs. The gigs you’ll find on Craigslist are usually one off jobs that are paid in cash.
Start by looking in the “Gigs” section. There are all kinds of things you can do for extra money.
If you’re a strong male, you can make some extra money helping people move. One-off labor gigs are extremely common in major cities.
If you’re female, you can help with babysitting or nannying.
Another place on Craigslist you can look is the “lessons” section. Do you have a special skill you can teach?
If you can dance, you could teach salsa or tango lessons. If you can play an instrument, you can offer private lessons. If you know how to use specific programs, like Photoshop or Flash, you can teach those skills. You could even just do generic tutoring.
Finally, you have the “talent” section. This section has acting gigs and side roles in films and other productions. Often time’s there’s no experience necessary.
==> Selling Things on eBay
eBay can be a great source of extra income. If you’ve never sold anything on eBay before, start by just selling some of the things you have lying around the house. This will bring some extra money while getting you familiar with the process.
Once you’ve made a few sales, you can start looking for ways to systematically make money on eBay.
Start by going to garage sales in your area. Pick things up for cheap prices and put them online. Also browse classified ads like Craigslist and GumTree for cheap or free things that you can sell online.
Go to auctions and pick up anything you can find that’s valuable as cheaply as you can. One good source of auctions is storage facilities. When someone stops paying their personal storage bill, everything that’s left in storage just gets auctioned off.
If you can find things cheaply in your area and sell them online, you can make a decent chunk of change.
==> Online Freelancing
Finally, you can try your hand at making money freelancing on the internet.
Using sites like eLance and oDesk, look for gigs that you can perform online to earn some extra cash.
Easy gigs that almost anyone can do include proofreading and writing. If you speak another language, you could also try your hand at some translation work.
You can also try being a virtual personal assistant. A virtual personal assistant is someone who handles all kinds of tasks and requests for executives, much like a secretary would, except it’s all online.
These are a few different things you could do to earn some extra cash. There’s no reason your income should be limited to what you earn from your day job.