Making money to support ourselves and our family is one of the biggest tasks we have to go through during life. Making sure that we can live the lifestyle we want involves having enough money in the bank to be comfortable.
The idea of being able to make any more money than you currently do at work may seem difficult, but there are actually plenty of ways you can make money passively and outside working hours. You could start with online bitcoin gambling, you can review songs and even test chocolates. There are plenty of great ways to earn money during the week, and here are some of the ideas you can try today.
1. Sell your ink cartridges
If you have a printer at home and your family often uses it for documents and other uses, you will likely end up with ink cartridges which need to be thrown away. However, before you put your ink cartridge in the bin, see if you can trade it for cash instead. There are many companies out there who will buy an empty cartridge from you so that it can be refilled and reused, so you can take the opportunity to make some money and fund your next takeaway!
2. Get paid for photos
If you have a decent camera or smartphone, you will likely use it often to take photographs while you are away on holiday or during days out in the country with your family. If you have taken some pretty good snaps, you can sign up to a stock photo website and sign up with your photos. Selling your photos like this will make you a small amount of money every time someone downloads and uses your image. This means you will be passively making money for years to come.
3. Be a life model
You don’t have to be a god to become a life model, and as long as you are confident in your own skin, you could actually make a decent amount of money from sitting as a life model for artists and for students. Being a life model is a wonderful experience and you will feel so much more comfortable in your own skin after doing it. You could earn €10 an hour for your time so it is a great way to make some quick cash during the week.
4. Donate clothes for cash
One of the things we often take for granted is clothing. We spend so much money on clothes every single year and then we throw huge amounts of clothing away every year too. However, if you can have a clear out and keep our clothes on one side, you can sell them off to a big company who will reuse and recycle the material for you. The biggest company who does this is H&M,and they will buy any old clothes and textiles you have and give you a voucher to spend in store. If you need to update your wardrobe you clear it out and spend your money in store for new items!
5. Sell your hair
Hair is something which we don’t even consider selling, but actually, it can be a wonderful thing to sell on to wig makers for a small fee. The next time you get your haircut, think about asking the hairdresser to keep your hair to one side so that you can sell it on to a wig maker. A wig make can then create a wig with your hair and this can be given to someone who needs it such as a cancer patient.
6. Rent your garden
If you live in the countryside and you have a huge garden space which spans a few acres, you can make some money during the summer season by renting out part of your garden for campers to come and stay. During the busy season, you’ll be able to make a huge sum of money and you might even be able to fund your own family holiday abroad with the cash!
Fiverr is a website which revolves around the idea of buying and selling your products or services for a fiver. Essentially, if you have products which you sell such as artwork or homeware, or you have a skill to sell such as graphic design: you can offer your services and people will be able to pay you a fiver for your services or for the product you provide them. It is a simple way to make money with your skills and you could end up making a pretty lucrative income through the website.
8. Get paid to drink
If you are an 18-19-year-old (in the U.K., 21 in the US), you can use them to your advantage and be paid for trying to buy alcohols. Serve legal is a company which you can sign up with and they will task you with trying to buy a pint from your local pubs and bars. If you are successful and you are able to avoid them checking your ID, the company can approach the pub and ask them why they are serving underage people. It is a great way to make some money and you don’t have to spend a penny on your drinks or travel.
9. Be a tour guide
If you love your home city and you feel as if you know everything you need to know about it, you can become, a tour guide and take people around the city to show them the sights and teach them about the history of the town. It will be a great side hustle for you to do at the weekends during the summer and you will be able to enjoy your time walking around in the sunshine. It is a job which will be fun and one which allows you to meet and speak to lots of new people.
10. Sell your trees
If you love to work in the garden and you have some trees which could be worth a bit of money to a garden center, why not sell it on at a hit price and free up space in your garden for a new plant! You could earn hundreds depending on the species of tree and it is a wonderful way to make money and save you from wasting the tree by chopping it down.
This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.