People are often looking for ways to make a little extra money. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be rolling in the dough, however, it can really provide some financial stability or even a better way to save. When you are looking to make extra money, you can look at it a few different ways. However, the main focus is usually how much extra money you would like to make. The following ways to make extra money guarantee an extra $500 to $1,000 each month.
You can make a decent amount of money cleaning houses and you don’t necessarily need to be a full-time maid to do that. Many people in more wealthy areas look to hire individual maids instead of hiring maids through companies. Then, by word of mouth, people will begin recommending you to friends, etc. You can make between $12 and $20 an hour cleaning houses usually.
Blogging for income isn’t a really new concept. People have been doing it for quite some time. Many moms do it for extra money when they are staying at home with their kids. Blogging is also something that you can pick up and stop when you want to, so it is a great thing to do if you are making extra money for a short-term savings goal. Obviously, blogging can take time. However, some websites are willing to pay writers nicely for their time and efforts for a piece. You can also start your own blog and create a following. You can use some affiliate programs to make money with your own website.
Blogging is a great way to make extra money, but so is being a virtual assistant! Bloggers, website owners and even business owners don’t always have the time they need to get everything they need done. Being a virtual assistant, you would help the website or business with whatever they need help with. This can vary from creating content to managing social media accounts to simple administrative assistance. You can do this from home so, that’s a plus too.
Babysitting is a relatively easy way to make extra money too. If you can market your services well and babysit a couple times a week, you can make some decent extra money. Many babysitters charge up to $15 per hour so the extra cash stacks up quickly and, like cleaning houses, if you are good at what you do, people will recommend you to their friends.
This is another word-of-mouth job that you can get more clients the better your work is. Of course, mowing lawns is not a ton of fun, but it can pay nicely. You can charge about $50 per yard. If you’ve got five yards to mow each week, you can get an extra $250 per week and $1,000 per month. This takes a little bit of time and some physical effort, but could be worth the additional pay out.
Just like babysitting, pet sitting can be minimal effort and people will recommend you if you are good at it. Many people will pay up to $50 a day for someone to watch out for their beloved pets. This usually only takes an hour or two a day while the person is away on vacation and it can be a good way to make a little extra cash (up to $1,000 a month if demand is high).
Offer Up A Service
If you can offer a service that is need in your area, offer it! People will usually need it and, in tight knit communities, people will think of you first. You can offer things such as elderly care, grocery delivery, baker, consignment sale, arts & crafts and even hair cuts to your community. These can all be great ways to make a little extra cash.
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Amanda is a full-time website manager and blogger. She is currently hacking her debt by saving money and investing, all while trying to kickstart a family and enjoy her adult life. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, entertaining (throwing parties), reading, doing puzzles and kayaking.