More Ways to Earn Extra$$
You are probably familiar with some popular ways to earn extra cash:-
Baby Sitting, Clowning at Children's parties, Driving Lesson Instructor, Door to Door Sales, Freelance Writer, Car Wash, Handyman, Juice Selling Stand, Part-time Taxi Service or Private Tutoring. Here are some others you might want to try:
Many people may have a gardener who comes in monthly to cut their lawn, hedges, etc. but these days not everyone has the time to keep up with simply keeping the yard clean. As a yard sweeper you can charge a reasonable fee and spend an hour or two daily, weekly, or as is convenient to your client and sweep that lawn, driveway, backyard, clean out garden beds, etc. Early morning before work or after work in the evening is ideal.
Baking and Marketing Snack Items
You may be able to make cup cake size puddings, fruit cakes, etc. Why not make a few of your favorites, take them to work with you. You might be surprised how many persons look forward to a treat at coffee breaks or after lunch. You may even find that you get offers from your friends? place of work.
Friendly Garbage Disposal Service
Ever so often your garbage truck has huge set-backs in collecting the neighborhood garbage. Do you have a small truck? Why not ask to dispose of their garbage along with yours when your road seems overwhelmed with garbage?
Teach Your Skill
What are your skills? Your hobbies? Are you a proficient teacher, plumber, carpenter, dancer, chef? You could offer classes to people who want to improve their skills or learn a skill.
Renting Out Your Vehicle
I have heard that there are people who rent out their cars, etc. for a few days but I do not know what the contract is like. Maybe you could find out how feasible this is.
Throw Special Parties
Holidays come every so often and sometimes people need somewhere to go and celebrate, but because of the exorbitant entry fees for certain party spots, most of us cannot afford to do so. Why not get in the spirit at say Valentines and rent a venue, or use your own home if you have the space and throw a Valentine's Day party. You could charge a small entry fee and provide drinks, snacks, suggest a dress code, etc. Invite a few well known guests to make it memorable.
Renting Out Your Patio or Lawn
This is not new. Lots of people have been renting out their lawns and patios for weddings, birthday parties and wedding receptions. If you have a nice patio you could be making some good money.
Selling Easy To Manage Fruit Snacks
Nowadays not everyone can afford to buy fruits. Some may only be able to buy two or three. What if you make small fruit salads of some popular fruits such as, apple, ripe banana, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, kiwi, etc. Just a few cubes of each together make a healthy snack or even lunch for the dieters. You could provide these small packs to lunch wagons or maybe you already have a fruit stand ? this could be a profitable addition.
Selling Your Art and Craft
If you have art pieces, crafts, etc. that you are trying to sell, you could ask businesses to display them in their lobbies for you and offer a small commission when you get a sale.
Mobile Personal Services
You could offer your mani-pedi, hairdresser, stylist, barber, or masseuse services in-home and charge a reasonable transportation fee. At present some persons are charging ridiculous multiple transportation fees for each service they perform on just one visit.
Personal Shopper or Errand Runner
It is very difficult sometimes to find the time to accomplish all that we would like to when we are busy running a business or are unable to leave the office, etc. You could offer your time to purchase and deliver items on someone's say grocery shopping list, clothing and accessories list, pay bill, etc.
Neighbourly After School Sitter
Are you good friends with your neighbors? Maybe your neighbors a few houses down the road wouldn't mind having his or her child stay at your home after school. You could see it to that the child?s homework is done and offer a snack until their parents get home.
Trusted old garage sale can generate well-needed cash from time to time. Nowadays if you have left-over items you can easily sell them online.
Many of us do not have the know-how or the time to decorate our homes or businesses for the holidays. You could provide the lights and other decorations required for the job and make it a memorable time for all.
Another thing you could do if you love decorating is to offer to do dress-shops, department stores, basically any business that sells merchandise.
In Home Pet Groomer
Do you work with animals? Try offering the in-home service to your clients.
Do you love animals? Some people would like to have somewhere, besides a kennel, to leave their pets when they go on holiday, short trips, or just for a day.
Door to Door Car Wash Service
Time is so limited for some that you could send out flyers, word of mouth, etc. and let your customers know that you can visit their location to get the job done.
Pet House Fabricator
Are you a carpenter? You could send out word that you build dog houses, cat boxes, bird houses, etc.
Rent Out Your Driveway
Ever noticed when there are certain events around town how far away from the location persons have to go to find parking? If you are living in an area where there is a constant need for parking and you have the space, you can rent out your driveway or extra front yard space for less than a commercial lot and make some easy cash. Don't forget about persons with trucks who have nowhere to park them but on the streets.
With the rate at which
vehicles are being stolen from off the streets, this would be a welcome relief
to some, especially if you have security features in place.
Independent Make-up Artist
Are you a skilled make-up artist? Advertise your skills to apply make-up for special occasions such as parties, graduations, photographic sessions, etc. Many high school and university graduates welcome the idea of having professionally applied make-up for their portraits for these important events.
Sell Your Used Books
Everyone has books in their homes. Why not sell the ones you are no longer using? Many persons are looking for text books for school and wouldn't mind paying less for your used books if they are in good condition. How about novels? Place an ad for 'Used Books Sale' or post some flyers and have a yard sale on books.
Just as it says - start a day care for the elderly.
Auctioneer for artists
Provide a venue and help struggling or successful artists to sell their work.
Rent Out Yourself
A friend of a friend needs someone to hang out with (on a platonic basis only). Go to www.rentafriend.com and signup and you can charge an hourly rate. People rent for all types of activities: sporting events, religious events, sightseeing, family functions, friends with disabled, workout partner, etc.
Sell Your Photographs
If you are a photographer, you can sell your pictures online. Check out Can Stock Photo - Every time one of your images is downloaded you will earn a commission.
NB: In all the jobs and services you offer, be sure to have multiple references, the proper food handler's permit, check with the security authorities on the laws of noise pollution in your area, proper identification, contact information, insurance and licenses where necessary.