So you’ve set yourself a budget and you’ve managed to stick to it. Well done! It’s not easy keeping a frugal home, especially if you are a young family and/or live on a tight budget. It will get better, and saving money is a useful skill that you will always need. However, saving is not the only thing you can do to put a little bit of money away every month. If you need more money, you can find a number of fun ways to supplement your income.
Sell your crafts
If you get rave reviews about your cakes or your festive hand-knitted holiday jumpers, perhaps it’s time to use your talents to make money. Websites like Etsy let artists sell their crafts for a fair price at a very cheap listing. You could advertise your baking services on your own website, and start catering parties on weekends. If you’re lucky, your hobby might someday become your main source of income.
Complete online surveys
Online surveys are a quick and convenient way to make a couple of extra dollars, and they don’t take time away from your family or your work commitments. Be careful, not all survey sites are created equal. Some are legit and pay a decent amount of money for your time, but others either take longer to pay the same amount, or they’re scams. Use the information as stated by surveysay.com to find out which surveys are worth completing, and which you should avoid altogether.
Teach someone your skills
If you have a special skill, there might be someone out there willing to pay to learn from you. As a tutor, you could choose your own hours to fit around your family and other commitments, and you could charge what you feel is a fair price. You can advertise for free on your own website. Before you start advertising, however, be sure this is something you’d like to commit to, because you could be doing this for months at a time. It’s very inconvenient to your students if you suddenly decide to cancel all your classes.
You don’t need to have a degree in journalism to make money by writing. Thanks to the internet, you can sell your work to magazines, newspapers, and content companies. All you need is a laptop and a good internet connection in most cases. Do some research and find out if there are any freelance websites looking for writers, or start writing and pitch your article to a magazine or your local paper.
Clear your clutterThe next time you purge your belongings, sell your old clothes and electronic devices if they’re still in good condition. You no longer need to organize a yard sale or carry boxes of books to a second-hand store. Simply create a profile and sell your things on eBay, Amazon, online yard sales or on mobile phone recycling sites. If they don’t sell after a month, take them off your profile and donate them to charity.