6 Ways To Make Extra Cash

Who could use some extra cash?

Life seems to constantly throw curve balls at the wrong time and when it does throw you a curve ball, it is much easier to handle it when you have a few tricks and tips up your sleeve to make some extra cash. For example, last time my friend was headed out on a long weekend trip, the week before she left, she had a kitchen leak (in her wall), a broken washing machine, and her dog tore her ACL. Thankfully, she was prepared and knew what to do financially. If you are ever in this same boat, or if you need some extra cash for an upcoming trip or expense, keep reading to find out 6 ways to make extra cash.

Use Your Talents Wisely
Do you have a talent such as dance, photography, or cooking? If so, use it to your advantage! For example, if you have a keen eye and a talent for photography, think about selling your pictures to stock photo websites like Shutterstock, Adobe, and others. If you are a fantastic cook, consider selling your meals at a farmers market each week! There are so many opportunities when it comes to using your talents.

I know, I know - babysitting seems like such an obvious way to make some extra cash, but I have a trick for you. Instead of just posting on Facebook and letting people know that you want to babysit, look for the moms and dads who are busy professionals. Obviously, they need to have children as well, preferably under 5 (the typical school age). Those specific parents will more than likely tell you that they don’t remember the last time they were able to enjoy a relaxing, stress-free night out. Offering your services to this niche population will not only be very lucrative for you, but an easy job to do because chances are you will more than likely be house-sitting as the children sleep at night. If you have experience in child care, consider signing up for sites like Care or Sitter City where you can set your schedule of availability and the parents will come swarming to you.

Originally, I was going to lump babysitting and dog sitting in together, but I wanted to separate them because in my opinion, babysitting takes a bit more time and effort than dog sitting. Sites such as Rover allow you to register as a dog sitter, in your own home. This way, you can get paid to watch dogs while still going to your normal 9-5 job. I would just recommend that you let all pet owners know that you do work during the day (if you do) so that you do not let their expectations down.

Rent Out Your Home
Do you live in an area where people vacation? If so, consider renting out your home when you travel, or renting out a room that you do not use. Airbnb is a great place to start when it comes to renting out your space temporarily. Alternatively, if you want a steady income, you could rent out a room to a student who needs housing for a semester, or to a young professional who is just getting started in the working world and needs help with rent and utilities.

Get A Watch Loan
A watch loan, you might be wondering? Why would I want to get a watch loan? Well, let me rephrase: get a collateral loan - on any valuable of yours. Are you still confused? Let me explain. Located out of Atlanta, Georgia, Chapes-JPL provides collateral loans (such as watch loans, diamond loans, and even car or purse loans) on your valuables.
They provide the city with low-interest loans in Atlanta and have been doing so for over 38 years now. Chapes-JPL does not sell watches or jewelry, so unlike a traditional pawn shop, Chapes-JPL is in the business of keeping their rates low, to ensure that their clients can afford to redeem their loans. They say, “Furthermore, by providing an affordable pawn shop alternative, our clients can use the same item repeatedly when necessary.” When you work with Chapes-JPL, you can receive a loan on watches, gold, jewelry, cars, boats, and other valuables in as little as 15 minutes from the comfort of their private and safe business-like office, which is conveniently located across from Lenox Center and within steps from MARTA. If you need some quick cash, turn to Chapes-JPL for a low-interest, temporary collateral loan.

Teach Classes Online

This is definitely more of a recent opportunity since the tech world is exploding right now. Teaching classes online is a great way to make extra cash, if there is something that you are good at. No matter if you are a seasoned professional, or if you are just starting out, chances are that you have a skill that others find valuable. Use this skill to make extra income by teaching classes online. There are quite a few places to do this such as SkillShare, Udemy, and Teachable.

What other ways do you recommend making some extra money? Leave a comment and share!



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