I’ve always looked for new ways to bring in extra cash every month. As I work full time my monthly salary stays the same but bringing in a little extra every month always helps to cover the bills and have some left over to treat myself. There are so many suggestions on the internet about how to make money. Some really work and some are just too good to be true. Here are the ones that I’ve tried and ones I’ve heard are successful.
Selling unwanted items is probably the one I’ve done the most. I’m always sorting out things I no longer need, use or wear to sell on. I use Depop and Ebay the most as I’ve found these have been the most successful for me. People sell just about anything online. I recently came across a different kind of auction site called BPI Auctions and they sell all manner of home and garden items. The auction that really grabbed my eye was timber houses, I would definitely take part in an auction for a little outside hut if I had my own place. If you no longer want something the chances are that someone else will. Although my best experience is with things in really good condition, with tags and usually branded, there have been a couple of things in terrible condition that people have been aware of and purchased. Selling second hand items is definitely worth it, I’ve probably made hundreds over the years of unwanted items just from selling online. Carboots and Cash for Clothes shops are also an option, I’ve done a couple of carboots before and they’ve been really successful.
I think everyone’s heard of CEX and if you haven’t then go find your local one right away. CeX is a place to sell second hand electronic’s like old phones, playstations, Camera’s and Dvds/games. I’ve sold a couple of laptops, an Ipad and so many old games I’ve no longer wanted there before. I’ve also traded in my old Nikon camera for cash so I was able to purchase my current Canon one. Not only can you sell electronics there but you can also purchase second hand ones in brand new condition. They have a website which allows you to enter your product and they will give you a selling and buying price which I think is extremely handy to check prior to going into the store.
There are so many other ways to earn money online that I’ve heard of being successfully but not tried out myself like surveys, Facebook groups and pages, Facebook marketplace. If you have a spare room in your house or a second flat/house you aren’t living in renting these out is a good way of bringing in fast money every month to help cover your bills. I know if I had extra space I definitely would do this, people are always in need of a place to live.
Freelance work is a huge one that people are extremely successful in. If you have a creative talent, use it! Everyone’s work is different and always worth something! A good freelance website I’ve previously used is People Per Hour. It allows you to advertise your creative skills and get hired for small and large freelance jobs you’re able to do from home. The jobs can be as small as designing a logo to creating a whole website from scratch for a business.
Theres always brands and companies needing flyers and business cards designed. It’s something I enjoy doing and I’ve done quite a lot of design work in my day job but nothing on the side yet. Logo’s can be super easy to make but if you need something quick there’s loads of websites that will do it for you. So I know it’s not a way to make money but it’s a really handy tool. I’ve recently designed one on Logojoy and I was able to play around with the design options to get it exactly how I wanted it. All you have to do is type in your blog name and it even gives you the option to enter a slogan, you pick some colours and it generates some base ideas for you to work with.
There’s so many ways to earn extra cash every month, let me know your suggestions.
*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own