Whether your day job just is not enough to fully pay your bills, or you just want to have some more cash in your pocket to go to the Eaton Centre, it never hurts to make extra money. There are quite a few ways to do so, but some ways are more effective than others. Here are some tips on how to make extra money:
Sell belongings you do not need
One of the easiest and fastest methods of making extra cash, is by selling things in your home that you no longer need. The first place to look in your home is your closet, many of us have clothes that have either never been worn or have been only a handful of times. You might also have clothes in your closet that do not fit or that you completely forgot about. The best thing to do is take all of these clothes out, sort them out by which ones you will sell and then to put ads for them on websites such as Ebay and Kijiji. Other things you can sell include used electronics, whether it is a used cell phone or a computer you do not use anymore, you can make a fair amount selling these items. Sell used iPhone for money online, or even by putting ads out in your local newspaper.
Get a Part Time Job/do Odd Jobs
If you do not get enough hours at your current job, but you do not want to quit you should consider getting a part time job. You can find a job that may only require you to work on weekends, leaving the rest of the week for your primary place of employment. Regularly check the newspaper for listings and job offers, as well as checking online on job search websites, such as Monster. The best thing about a part time job is that when you quit, you will have work experience added to your future resume. If you do not want to get a part time job where you are bound to work a certain schedule, you can try doing odd jobs around your neighbourhood. For example, if you have elderly neighbours with dogs, you can offer to walk their dogs for them for about ten dollars an hour. Additionally, you can assist them with raking the leaves from their lawn, and shoveling snow off their driveway in the winter for a small fee. If you have any handyman skills, you can also find out if anyone needs help fixing up their deck, or if somebody needs help with a basic plumbing job that you have experience with. The best way to find odd jobs, is to constantly be on the lookout for opportunities to present themselves.