Today – How to earn extra money from home
This time of year is always expensive for parents, but finding out how to earn extra money at home could be the game-changer for a more relaxed Christmas. This post will highlight a few of the ways — from PPI claims to selling a service — that will ease any financial strain.
The festive season is nearly upon us! While for parents this is indeed a magical time for yourself and your children, there’s no doubt that the gift buying and various activities will considerably dent your funds. Although you could adopt a Scrooge-like attitude towards spending money at Christmas, where’s the fun in that?
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways you can make extra money at home to prepare for or recoup some of the expenditure of Christmas time.
- Sell Old Baby Clothes
Everyone is guilty of hoarding from time to time. If you look around the house right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find a hefty percentage of old baby clothes that you have no use for now. In this case, many people will keep them in a drawer or give to a charity shop, but neither of these options create a profit in the process.
The marvel of technology has given us many things, but eCommerce (selling online) has to be one of the most influential. Sites like eBay, Gumtree, and now Facebook have got in on the fact, allowing you to sell any unwanted items online with ease. Or you could opt for the ‘old school’ option and sell items in person. New parents will be looking to save money wherever possible and baby clothes will be a massive benefit to them at a reduced price. This means you’ll be helping other parents and making a tidy profit. Win win!
- Sell a Service
When you think of how to earn extra money, there’s a good chance your ideas will include selling something or spending your only free time during the day working a few hours at a part-time job. Fortunately, though, there’s actually a more exciting and creative alternative to make some money.
Freelancing is a huge part of the modern business world and it allows you to take on as much work as you can handle. No matter your skill, whether it’s writing, graphic design, illustration, or anything else, there’s someone out there who requires your services and are willing to pay for it.
- PPI Claims
You may have seen the recent TV adverts announcing the PPI claims deadline, in which the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger urges you to claim before it’s too late. While this is definitely a bit strange, the former governor of California and Terminator does raise a good point. A whopping £27.1 billion has been repaid to people for mis-sold PPI by banks and the average amount for one payout is £5000. Five grand! Imagine what you could do with that money.
If you’re concerned about having sufficient time to organise and file a claim, you could always seek the help of a PPI claims company. In doing so, you relieve yourself of the hassle of paperwork and can carry on as usual. It’s vital to choose the best PPI claims company to suit your needs — and a crucial aspect of this will be ‘no win no fee PPI’, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay.
- Sell Jewellery
Our taste in items such as jewellery tends to change frequently due to age and trends, so with that in mind, it makes sense that you’ll have a fair few items that won’t be worn again. While they could just sit in a drawer and attract dust, you’ll find that if you sell jewellery online, you could make a rather handy sum of money.
Various trends come and go. This means that something you consider to be out of fashion or embarrassing to wear may be precisely what people with other interests of fashion tastes are looking for online. Selling your unwanted jewellery gives you the opportunity to declutter your home and make some money in the process.
- Take Online Surveys
When you hear the word ‘survey’, you may well instantly think it’s a pointless exercise you’ll want to avoid. Although many of us will close the tab on many website surveys and avoid people with clipboards like the plague while out and about, taking online surveys are actually an effortless way to make some extra money. All it requires is a little bit of free time.
Students have found that this is an ideal way to earn some extra cash in their free time, but it’s a strategy that anyone can employ. By using a variety of different websites such as Swagbucks, Voluna, and OnePoll, you can earn money from multiple sources. Granted, you won’t be earning enough to embark on a career as a professional survey-taker, but as a money-maker with minimal effort involved, it’s ideal.
I hope this has helped you learn how to earn extra money from home. Don’t forget to check out our other posts on making money. Good luck!