Each year, we find small projects that we want to save up for. To help set aside money, I like to find simple ways to earn extra cash to help give to the financial aspect. Here are 10 ways I've earned an extra $500:
Sell Items on Ebay
I like to "purge" our house twice a year. Once during the winter, and once during the fall. My winter purging is part of my spring cleaning prep, and my fall cleaning is part of my holiday prep. I usually find valuable items that we no longer use. I've been able to earn most, if not all, my money back just by selling items on Ebay.
Clean Homes or Businesses
Do you know of local business owners? If so, see if any of them need help with cleaning their business. For some, they may need someone to do a deep clean once or twice a month. Also, consider helping elderly help tidy their homes on a week by week basis.
Host A Yard Sale
If I find items around the house that are too bulky or cumbersome to sell online, I usually team up with a friend and host a yard sale. Typically, I've earned anywhere from $100 to $400 dollars in one day.
Flea Market Booth
Consider teaming up with a friend or family member to co-host a flea market booth. I used to buy and sell antique books. I often found them for mere pennies, then re-sold them at face value. It was fun learning about antiques in the process!
With people traveling more and more these days, there is a climbing need for house sitting. Offer to watch your friends homes while they are on vacation so you can build a portfolio. Once you have an experience or two under your belt, you can advertise your services.
Believe it or not, many families will hire out help for something as simple as help with the laundry. Your service could provide washing, drying, folding, and even ironing. This would be an easy business to promotion social media.
Another great venture is personal shopping. You can provide service to shop for groceries, home decor, ect.
With many families trying to eat healthy, a simple meal plan could come in handy. You can create a plan of 5 to 6 meals complete with a grocery shopping list, recipes, and tips for staying on track with their meal plan.
If you like to shop for clothes, consider scaling yard sales for name brand clothing. You can turn around and sell them at a higher price at local consignment shops. This is perfect if you are fashion savvy, and up on designer labels.
Do you create items from hand? Perhaps you like to make greeting cards or paint unique portraits? Research your options and see if an Etsy business is up your ally.