Earning some extra cash is something everybody loves and needs. More than procrastinating, yet a couple of steps short of a second job, it is a great way to earn some pocket money. With the technology moving rapidly forward, opportunities increase in availability, with the power of the Internet on almost everyone’s side. We’ve gathered some interesting ideas on how to make money in your free time, for your convenience.
1. Sell things you no longer need
Yes, I know, everyone’s a bit of a hoarder, but learning to say goodbye to objects you do not objectively need is not only good for learning how to proverbially leave things behind, but also a great way to earn some cold, hard cash. With websites such as Amazon, E-bay and the like all around the world of the Interweb, letting go of the past while earning money has never been easier. Craigslist, for example, specializes in selling larger items, which tend to be robust and somewhat inconvenient for shipping.
2. Logo design
If you’re an artist, looking to earn a little something-something on the side, designing logos might just be a thing for you. Not only will it take a small part of your spare time, but working part-time as a logo designer requires creativity, which usually means a ton of fun for all you artsy-types out there. Depending on how much quality there is in your work, you can earn anything from $5 to as much as $1000.
3. Online article writing
Even if you’re not looking to be published, but possess a knack for writing, you can earn a little side money online. Pick a subject you are familiar enough with and contact a blog or a site owner and get paid for every article you finish. The advertisement revenue that your article makes will be shared with you, based on what was stated in the contract you agreed to. Keep in mind though, your works should be typo-free, grammatically accurate, informative and readable. You will also get a chance to climb up the ladder and earn more money. Who knows, you might just find your true niche here.
4. Become an online broker
Online stock broking websites have been posing a serious threat to the Wall Street for a while now. Completely separate from their competitor, what these sites excel at is the fact that everything can be done (including all transactions) from the warm confines of your very own home. Furthermore, they do not require a great deal of investing in the beginning (forex, binary options, penny stocks) and have a rather easy learning curve.
5. Dog walker
Believe it or not, this way of earning money has been around for a while, but for some reason it has stayed under the radar for quite some time now. If you’re good with animals (if they like you) why not take a walk in your favorite park, while earning some pocket money? The best part of this part-time job is the fact that you can pick up as many dogs there are on offer and walk them simultaneously. No real prerequisites are needed here, nor any experience necessary. Feel free to check out if this might be your cup of tea – after all, anyone living in a city will benefit from some fresh air (or at least as fresh as it gets).
So there you have it, some interesting ideas for you to think about. What’s more, there are a lot of similar opportunities out there, and all you need to do is a bit of digging around the Internet.
Nate M. Vickery is a business consultant from Sydney, Australia. His fields of expertise are company management and efficient work environment through latest technology trends, as well as internet marketing. He is also an editor in chief at bizzmarkblog.com.