You Can Raise Money
Earning extra money can be easy if you know what to do and where to go. There are even ways that you can earn money without spending yourself. Please see the below list for some ideas on how practically anyone can raise some extra funds:
1. Hold a rummage sale or yard sale
If you want to raise money on your own, holding yard sales is a great way to quickly raise a lot of money by selling unwanted items in your home that are just collecting dust. If you can get a few people involved, holding a rummage sale can generate many more funds than you can on your own. Advertising these sales in the local community is a sure way to get people to attend.
2. Feed people
Holding a bake sale, a hot dog stand, or potluck dinner is a good way to make a good profit as the costs to set it up are quite low. Buying ingredients from wholesalers can bring the costs down even further. Ensure to set your stall or stand where lots of foot traffic is heavy to get people’s attention. Advertising is also a key feature to make this a success. If you decide to go with a potluck dinner, getting everyone to pitch in and then charging $5 a head or doing it in a more public space is also a viable option – however, the cost to set this up may be considerably more.
There are many options out there for part-time jobs; however, babysitting is probably one of the most worthwhile and immediate forms of income out there.
Parents are usually happy to hand over cash when they get home. However, babysitters can earn more than $15 per hour, and there are sure to be parents in your neighborhood or local community that require your babysitting services.
4. Sell unwanted items on Craigslist or eBay
Selling things online can benefit from having a yard sale: if you don’t’ have a huge amount of items to sell or the item to sit around all day waiting for people to show up, online selling is perfect for you. Craigslist and eBay can be free or charge minimal listening fees depending on what you put on your ad, and you can sell basically anything on either side. Browsing both sites might even give you ideas for things that you can sell that you hadn’t considered!
5. Recycle scrap metal
Recycling scrap metal can be quite lucrative if you already have it in your home. There are plenty of items out there that you can sell as scrap metal; even vehicles can be sold. If you don’t have any scrap metal to sell, dumpster diving is an option as you never know what you may find but if you can’t bring yourself to do that, look around your neighborhood or even your neighbors if they have anything they want to get rid of.
6. Sign up for medical tests
If you’re a healthy person, signing up for medical research projects can be an option. There is a low risk to yourself and your health, but the pay can be quite high, and most large universities need people for testing. The other upside is that you’ll probably get a free physical out of it as well!
7. Take in a boarder
If you have a spare room in your house, sharing the living expenses can be a way for you to save more cash. Ensuring that you have a lease agreement will protect you, and be sure to interview anyone before allowing them to move in. Ensuring that you have conversations on responsibilities around the house should make having a smooth process smooth and allow you to spend less.
8. Freelance writing
Many websites are looking for people who can write simple articles, such as hirewriters.com or elance.com, where you don’t necessarily need experience, just a good grasp of the English language and some spare time. There isn’t much cash in this, but it can be a good way to supplement other forms of raising money.
9. Take online surveys
There are many websites out there that allow you to get paid for participating in surveys, such as swagbucks.com and epollsurveys.net, although these are only a couple of examples. This is not a quick way to get lots of cash fast, but over time you can earn quite a bit, and some websites even send out free products and vouchers, allowing you to save money elsewhere. Just be sure to read through what these websites have to offer before joining.
10. Dog walking
Dog walking is a quick way to earn cash as it is usually cash on the spot. All you need is your legs and some spare time! It’s also a fun way to get more exercise. Advertising your dog walking services in your neighborhood, supermarkets or local stores, or online is an easy way to get a few customers.
Car washes to raise money are a traditional way to get people to part with their cash. However, offering extra services such as vacuuming, wiping down seats, or cleaning windows can allow you to charge a higher price. Anyone can set one up, and advertising is key to make sure people show up on the day. You would have to buy several things to get this going, but dependent on the number of customers you get on the day, this can be a good way to raise money.
12. Teach English classes online
This one is probably a little unusual, but there is a high demand for native English speakers in Asia. You can do it from the comfort of your own home with websites such as italki.com where it is an online classroom that allows freelance teachers to teach students English. Earning around $15-$20 an hour is about average, and if you have the time to put into can be extremely lucrative.