Finding Ways to Supplement Your Income

August 30, 2019

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Many parents today find themselves strapped for cash at the end of each month. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to bring in additional money to help you achieve a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family. 

Scour the Internet 

The internet has many work opportunities that you can do from the comfort of your home. Some people tutor high school and college students, while others are freelance writers. The internet has many real jobs that can help you bring in an extra couple of hundred dollars each month or more. And, the best part is that you can create the hours you want to work and there’s no need for added expenses. 

Look For Rewarding Jobs 

If you are a stay at home mom, and your children are in school during the day, there are part-time jobs you can do outside the home that are really rewarding. This allows you to earn money without giving up time with your family. Local organizations like the YMCA, shelters, and children’s centres are always looking for part-time help and many provide opportunities to work with children, making the job good for your wallet and your soul. 

Sell Things Online 

Many people today use the internet to sell things they make or things they have that they no longer need. Websites such as Etsy and eBay are just a couple of examples of sites that you can use to display your merchandise. If you knit, do woodworking, or create works of art, these sites provide an opportunity to sell your completed work. 

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Join a Ride-Share Service 

Uber and Lyft are always looking for drivers. This is a great way for you to make a few extra dollars weekly and work around your schedule. When you want to drive, all you do is sign on and when you want to return home, sign off. If you prefer not to have people in your vehicle, you can be a delivery driver. Many fast food establishments have a takeout menu and they need drivers to deliver the food. 

Renting Out a Room In Your Home 

If you have a finished basement with a separate entrance that’s vacant, you can use a portion of it and rent out the extra space. Recent high school graduates and teens in their first year of college often need a place to live that’s affordable. Or, if you don’t want someone strange moving into your home, rent the space to a family member. 

Create a Blog 

People use the internet daily and because of this, blogging is a fantastic way to make extra money. Bloggers receive money from advertisers for having their product appear on the blog. Every time someone clicks on the ad to view the product and you make money. Established bloggers that have a huge following have advertisers that actually pay them to advertise on their site too. However, if you don’t want to get into the links, you can have virtual items for sale, such as eBooks, online courses, and workshops related to your blog theme. 

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Babysitting/Pet Sitting 

If you are good with kids or love pets, babysitting or pet sitting while someone is at work can prove very lucrative. Even if you have just a couple of clients you can make a decent part-time salary weekly that will help to pay for the extra you need. 

Car Washing/Car Care 

Not everyone has spare time to give their vehicle the care it deserves to look good. Car washing or detailing is easy. And, if you want to drum up even more business, add basic services like filling fluids and changing the oil. 

Making extra money is something that everyone can do. There are many part-time jobs available either working from your home or outside the home.

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