If you find yourself constantly short on cash each month, and have already tried to save money and cut costs in
various aspects of your everyday life, you might want to consider increasing your income. Most people will find that the one thing preventing them from increasing their incomes by too much, is time – not many people can find time for a second job, however part time it is, but there are still many ways in which you can up your income.
Sell your unwanted stuff
Sell used items that are in good condition on auction sites such as eBay. Books and DVDs, along with many other items, might fare better on Amazon, and if you have specialist equipment, find out where these items would be best listed. Other sites are Gumtree and Facebook.
If you have a lot of unwanted things, you could consider attending a car boot sale, where, after paying a fee for entry, all money made is yours to keep.
Matched spread betting
This is a little complicated to understand at first, but has no risk if done correctly. The idea is that you join an online bookmaker which offers a free bet for new accounts. These free bets range between £ 10 and £ 50, and are usually dependant upon your initial deposit. The idea is that by betting on both sides of a match, for example, you can’t lose and will make a small amount of profit. There are many websites that can help you with this.
Mystery shopping involves you visiting a shop, bank or restaurant, for example, and being paid a fee. You are usually reimbursed for your shopping, to a fixed amount, or your meal, too. Some people obtain regular assignments from mystery shopping companies and it can fit around your usual day-to-day lifestyle, such as your job or childcare responsibilities. If you love shopping, not only will you have fun doing this, you will also get paid to do it. Ladies should definitely keep this option into consideration.
There are a few survey companies that pay you to complete a survey, which is usually online. Payment for each survey varies depending on the length of the survey and the company, and you could be asked to test a product at home. Just make sure that you work for a company that offers fair fees, otherwise you might find yourself filling out thousands of surveys every day for as low as $ 10. Remember that your time is money, so don’t waste it on unprofitable activities. Do some research to find out what the best money-making activities are.
Kleeneeze, Betterware or Avon
These companies involve you purchasing catalogues to be distributed around your friends and neighbours, or left in a bar or coffee shop for example, and when customers place an order you are rewarded with a percentage. If you have a passion for make-up, good contacts and a couple of free hours a day, then you should consider becoming an Avon representative.