If you are tired of barely having enough money to pay your bills, or if you have some credit card debt that you would like to eliminate as soon as possible, you might be tempted to put in a ton of extra hours at work or find a second job. However, it is more than possible to make some money using what you already have on hand—all without working one hour of overtime at your current job.
For tips on how to make some more money by working with what you already have, consider this:
Use Your Car to Bring in Some Cash
If you have a reliable vehicle and a clean driving record, you can use it to help bring in some much needed money. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft help people earn extra cash while driving people around town. If you are an early bird, you might find that you can pick up fares to the airport for a 6 a.m. flight, and if you enjoy burning the midnight oil, you can be paid to drive people home safely from parties on the weekends. As another option, you can rent out your car through a company like Turo.com; you can create a free listing of your vehicle on the Turo site by describing your car and uploading some photos. If you live in a city where public transportation is a great option for you to get to work or you can easily bike or walk where you need to go, you can earn some much-needed money by allowing tourists to rent your car.
Find a Side Hustle
Are you free on the weekends to help someone move? Do you speak another language and have adequate translation skills? Are you a health and fitness junky with tips and tricks to share? Freelance mobile marketplaces such as TaskRabbit and Fiverr make it possible for you to earn extra cash by offering your services to neighbors and friends. These convenient platforms offer interesting and creative outlets for people who want to earn more outside of their desk job and explore more outside of their office.
If you’re interested in starting a business or improving your sales skills as part of your side hustle, consider partnering with an established company such as Amway. The direct sales company’s business model sets Independent Business Owners up for success, equipping them with quality products, proven marketing strategies and continuing edcuation.
Rent Out a Room on Airbnb
If you live in a touristy area, consider renting out a spare room in your home for profit. You can either rent out one room or, if you are going to be away for awhile on business or vacation, you can earn money by renting out your entire home. If you don’t mind sharing your living space with travelers and you keep a clean home, this is an ideal way to use what you already have—your casa—to bring in some much needed money.
Increase Your Income
It is reassuring to know that you have a number of options to increase your income and make some more money. You can look for side hustle opportunities and use your car and home to bring in extra money—in no time you’ll have those bills paid off and will be more financially secure.