It’s the start of the month, and pay day is still weeks off. Or maybe you’re between jobs at the moment, and need a cash injection to keep going until you find work. We all get into a pinch sometimes when it comes to finances, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
Instead of moping around your apartment, you should be brainstorming how to turn your time into money in the short-term. There are plenty of ways of doing this if you put your mind to it. This article features a few ideas to get you started.
Sell your old junk
Music CDs, video games, old consoles that you never play any longer… you may not realize it, but your junk-filled apartment is actually a goldmine. There are plenty of sites out there who will gladly take in your old junk for money.
If you’re precious about parting ways with your old CDs, it’s time to get real: You need money. Just burn them to your computer, update your personal music collection, and make some cash!
Get a lodger in
This might work for you if you own the property you’re living in, or if your landlord allows subletting. It’s an easy, quick solution for making cash, so tidy up your place, make yourself look presentable and start putting out ads for the spare room.
As long as you’ve laid down the ground rules for the apartment or house, and your tenant is an affable and likeable person, you’re guaranteed a hassle-free way of making some cash on the side every month.
Rent your car parking space out
This is a great idea if you live in the city, close to a lot of offices and workplaces. People are always on the hunt for extra car parking spaces, and will jump at the opportunity to use yours for a little money rather than paying heavy parking fines.
All you have to do is go online, post a photograph of the space and provide details of its whereabouts. Then sit back as you watch the money come in.
Use your skills
This is where all of your part-time hobbies will come handy, hopefully. If you’ve got an eye for photography and you’ve got access to a few different lenses, advertise your services online as a wedding and events photographer.
On the other hand, if you spent a few summers being a summer camp counselor, perhaps you should advertise yourself as a babysitter or childminder over the weekends – it takes a lot of responsibility to be one, but the perks are great and the pay is good.