Nowadays, extra cash in your pocket gives you the added boost you need to make it by. Every little bit counts. Inflation, the economy, industry and even family values are not the most stable in North America, so it’s always a good idea to think of ways to be entrepreneurial.
Here are some of the easiest ways to make a little extra bank.
1. Work Your Passion
Can you do handy work, sew, or make disco balls? Don’t ever let go of that passion. Whatever it is that you’re talented at, there’s someone out there who will appreciate your efforts. By being creative and passionate about something, you have the gift of promoting and selling what you’re good at. Just think of the missing talents in American culture today. Most of everything we buy is manufactured. A manufactured market is monochromatic, bad for society and horrible for the environment.
Most young girls in modern America have no idea how to handle a needle and thread. How wonderful would it be to know someone who can make something simple and sweet to wear that’s actually made in America and doesn’t look cheesy? It’s baffling to think of all the bounty Americans are sitting on and yet we ship it overseas so other countries can make what we need. Handcrafted bee balms, kombucha, baked treats, clothing or whatever it may be, there’s a need for these dedicated talents.
2. Sell Online
Websites such as eBay and Etsy offer the perfect place to sell items. You can sell anything from collectibles to clothing. All you have to do is upload photos, add a description and ship the item. Excellent amounts of cash can be made this way and some people have found themselves doing it full time as a lucrative career. You don’t need any fancy equipment for this. Instead, all you need is a computer and a camera or smartphone. Everything you need to make extra money is at your fingertips. Just be sure to offer excellent customer service because your reviews will make or break you.
3. Drive for Uber or Lyft
Uber and Lyft have transformed the way we hail for a ride. And driving for a rideshare is nothing short of adventurous. You don’t even have to have a car anymore to drive for Uber or Lyft. From the many businesses that have spawned from the ride share sector, one company, HyreCar, let’s you lease out a car to drive. On the flip side, HyreCar also offers the ability to rent out your car for cash.
Most rideshare apps are extremely user friendly and the schedule is above and beyond flexible. You will also meet some very interesting people along the way. Most rideshares are easy and effective. What makes Uber and Lyft so wonderful is, it’s there for you if you find yourself laid off, having to catch up on a medical bill or just want to do something with your free time. You also don’t have to jump through hoops to qualify to drive or to rent out your car.
4. Start a Blog
Are you a creative who loves to write? Or perhaps you have some knowledge that the rest of the world needs to know. Writing a blog is simple and an effective way of making money with a bit more benefit in the long run. A blog can generate passive income even when you’re offline through affiliate marketing and more. You can earn cash through guest posting, review products and more just by your online presence.
5. Work the Farmer’s Market
Most farmer’s markets are held on the weekends and last for a few hours. If you’re a fan of a product that a vendor sells, they may need your help selling. All you have to do is ask. Some of the big organic producers need a lot of help, either harvesting or manning the booth. Working the farmer’s market is fun, you get vendor discounts and you can use your extra money to by some local goodies.
Making money on the side is fairly simple nowadays with Uber, Lyft, HyreCar, online web stores and any other options to be explored. These five simple ways are perfect for the full-time worker, stay at home mom, parent or anyone wanting to make an extra buck.