Everyone craves that little bit of extra cash every now and again. Plenty of people struggle to make ends meet each month with the ever increasing living expenses as well as the constant stream of bills that come through the post box on a daily basis.
Those who are in a relatively comfortable financial position could also use a little bit more money to help them cover the costs of things like school uniform and trips, credit cards and putting fuel in the car so that we can get around.
Doing overtime at work is the obvious answer, but nobody wants to spend more time at work than is necessary and besides, not all employers offer overtime. Some will, others will just say “sure work as long as you like” thinking that they’re getting free work out of you. It might work for those paid hourly, but it won’t for those on salaries.
This got me thinking…how can I make some extra money? The Internet was the obvious answer as the opportunities are endless so I started scribbling down a few ideas on how I could use it to my advantage.
One thing I came up with was to get back into one of my passions, online bingo. Millions of Brits play on a weekly basis on the various sites but many aren’t aware of the benefits of taking the time to search for the best online bingo offers out there. They simply register on a website and play, hoping that this is their lucky game.
However, if you look for the best offers out there you don’t just get the biggest prize money, you increase your chances of winning the big money too.
Another idea was to utilise eBay a bit more for my own financial benefit. Everyone has used eBay to buy things for great prices and there are some phenomenal deals out there; but not as many have used it to sell the items we no longer need to try and make some money as well as some space.
With the sun (theoretically) about to come out more often, it’s worth going through the wardrobe and deciding which items you could firstly do without, and secondly make some money from. We spend significant amounts on our clothes so we want to get a decent return when we sell them on, so it’s worth considering putting a reserve price on which has to be met if you’re looking for a certain figure. If not, you take your chances!
Finally, and this is more of a personal recommendation – think about what you’re good at. I blog on a regular basis so writing articles instantly came to my mind. There are freelancing sites out there and agencies who are always on the lookout for new writers who are able to create content on specific topics with varying levels of expertise, so offer your services for a certain hourly fee or according to a word count. It’s money for doing something you enjoy and you’re good at, easy peasy!