How To Earn an Extra Income – Up To $1,000 A Month
Most of us work hard during the day at our regular jobs. However, many still find it difficult to make ends meets. There are some easy ways that you can make an extra income of $1,000 or more each month. So what is the secret? Do you need to get a second job? I just shudder to even think of it. So how else can you make some extra income without flipping burgers? The first way is to look around your house for something to sell on Craigslist. You will be surprised at how many things that you will find that you no longer use. The only question that you have to answer is are you willing to part with that item. That usually is my biggest hurdle. I cannot seem able to part with something that I have not touched for years. Maybe you can give yourself a time limit. For example, if it is an item that you have not used for 5 years, then it should definitely go.
Secondly, how about flipping items on Craigslist. I know you have heard of flipping houses but this is much more affordable. Keep looking through Craigslist in your area for items that are being sold way cheaper than they should be. You can buy these items and then resell them for a higher price. You will be amazed at how quickly you can make money this way.
If you have great ideas but do not have the funds to start your own company or business, try a website called Kickstarter. It does not matter what kind of project you have. It can be games, or music or art or technology. It also does not matter how big or small your project is. So if you have a project, what you do is set a goal for how much you need and then you set a deadline. If people get to the website and read about your project and they like what you want to do, they can pledge money to help you. However, remember that this is just a pledge. You will have to reach your goal within your deadline in order to get all the money. So far, about 44% of projects have been funded this way. You may get lucky too.
Another great way that you can make money is to do something that you love and change it into a business. For example if you like hiking, then you can maybe put together hiking packages. Get a website or through word of mouth get people to sign up for short hiking tours. Eventually you can convert this into a company. This may take some time but eventually this could turn into your full time job.
Another great way that you can make money is to rent out a room in your house. In fact there is a website that you can go to where you can advertise your place. You will be able to list your space here and people who are looking for a place to stay may just rent your place. This place is known as airbnb.com. You will have to enter some property details. Make sure you describe the place well so that people know exactly what they are getting. Also take some great pictures as the pictures will be what people will use to judge your space. I looked at a few places and was fascinated with the locations and the reviews. So if you have a great room in a great location, this just might be a place you can advertise for daily rentals.
A colleague of mind is retiring at the end of the month. He is flying by the seat of his pants because he does not have another job lined up and is not sure if he can live off his retirement. When I talked to him, he mentioned that he was thinking about freelancing. I think that is a great idea and something that you can look into if you wish to make some extra money. If you have a skill that others can use, then you should freelance. I think one that would be a big hit is a personal cook. In fact I am looking for one myself. I find that when I come home from work, the last thing I want to do is cook. So that would definitely come in handy.
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