Ways to Earn Income Without a Raise or Switching Careers
It would be nice if we all had a little extra income, right? A lot of people think that the only way to make more money is that you have to demand a raise or find a new job that pays more money.
That doesn’t have to be the case! There are plenty of simple ways you can earn additional income without changing any factors of your current job.
Pick up odd jobs. Reach out to friends and family and let them know you are willing to help them with odd jobs for an affordable price. This can be babysitting for a night, cleaning their gutters, or house-sitting while they are on vacation. There are also websites available like taskrabbit.com where you can apply to be a “tasker” and will be notified when someone needs a job completed. If you choose to go the route of craigslist.org or any other online market place, use extreme caution when accepting any jobs. If you get a bad feeling, you’re probably right.
Turn old items into profit. If you have clothes, shoes and accessories that you no longer use, try selling them to a consignment shop. Many cities and neighborhoods host their own online yard sale sites through social media pages that allow you to post items for sale to people in your own community. You can sell almost anything on these sites.
Go freelance. If you are good at writing, building websites, or managing social media analytics, hire yourself out as a freelancer. ODesk.com or Freelancer.com is a great online source for those looking for contract work. You set up your profile which allows people to see your qualifications, portfolios and hourly rate.
Become a driver. Business like Uber and Lyft are some of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. You use your own car and can create your own schedule. When you’re available to work, you just check in on their driver apps and they will send you work via your mobile device.
One of the most important things you can do is cut the costs you’re paying now. If you’re paying high monthly payments on your credit card, try transferring your revolving balance for an installment loan (cars, homes). An installment loan has much lower rates and you will have a time frame of when your debt would be paid off. You end up paying a lower monthly payment and save a substantial amount of money on interest in the long run.