You’re clipping coupons, washing clothes in cold water, and adjusting the thermostat for maximum savings.
You just can’t figure out how to squeeze any more money from the budget. The only way to get more money is to increase your income.
But where to begin? Well, you could make money selling something.
5 Ways to Make Money Selling
Unleash your inner entrepreneur and make a little extra cash with these ideas:
Sell your stuff. This is the easiest one. Everyone has stuff sitting around their homes that they don’t need. Go through your books, DVDs, clothing, furniture, and toys. Sell your stuff on Craigslist, sell it in the newspaper, sell it in a Facebook selling group, sell it on eBay or Amazon, or sell it to your friends. Take things to consignment shops or hold a garage sale. You’ll get some cash and gain some space, too.
Sell stuff for other people. If you’re outgoing, you may want to think about direct marketing companies. Pampered Chef, DoTerra, Silpada, Tupperware, or Stampin’ Up, are just a few of the ways you can make money selling things. The more passionate you are about the products you’re selling, the better you will do. There’s usually a slight investment you’ll need to make, but if you are good at selling things, you should be able to recoup those costs in no time.
Sell a craft. Can you do calligraphy? Photography? Woodburning? Knitting? If you can find inexpensive sources for your supplies, you can turn a hobby into a little extra cash.
Sell your time. There are numerous tasks out there that busy people need help with – child care, pet-sitting, housekeeping, or personal shopping.
Sell your ideas. You could serve as a consultant for projects in your community, complete surveys and participate in studies, or teach a community education class. You could do some freelance writing and earn some extra money.
Unfortunately, there’s no get-rich-quick way to make extra money, but having a good plan can help. You’ll want to address any insurance and legal requirements if you’re starting a side business. A good starting point is the book Put More Cash in Your Pocket by Loral Langemeier.
Despite the risks, being able to generate a small amount of money when you need it can bring you great financial freedom and help you reach your goals.
Have you had any luck making money by selling things?