If you have been trying to think of ways you can make some extra money before the Christmas season sets in, now’s your chance. With so many different ways to make some scratch by utilising the internet these days, it’s never been easier to cash in and either make extra money for the holidays, for a vacation or just to have a bit of a buffer in your back pocket. Here are a couple of great ways you can get started making a bit of dough, right in time for Christmas.
Selling Items Online
This might sound like a no-brainer, but with websites like Music Magpie or even plain old eBay out there you can really clear out the house of any stuff laying around you no longer have a use for. Maybe it’s something small like some old CDs or maybe it’s something a bit larger. Sites like eBay allow you to include a shipping cost with your sales, which also means you can pick the way your item gets delivered and for bigger items sending them by courier or through the post office can run you into some seriously high prices. Instead, check out what a man and van can do via Shiply. Delivering heavy and large items can be much cheaper if you do it through a man with a van, saving yourself more money than through other means – even if the delivery address is in another city!
This is one of the fastest growing ways to make a bit of extra money. Side hustling as it’s called sometimes essentially means using the internet to sell yourself and any marketable skill you may have. Graphic designer? Code writer? Animator? Any of these skills, and more, can be turned into a marketable side project through freelancing websites like Fiverr, Upwork, ELance or People per Hour. The possibilities are endless and if you have a skill in more than one area, you just doubled your profit making ability! Go you!
Tutoring in ESL
If you have been teaching a specific class or even have an ESL certification to teach English as a second language, you can use the internet to sell your services. Nowadays English classes don’t have to be done physically in person and with more and more tutors turning to the likes of Skype or Facebook Video Chat to complete classes with clients from around the world it means that the world of tutoring, especially in English just opened way, way up. So check out the likes of Dave’s ESL Cafe or other online job boards for English teachers to see how you can get started now.
There you have a couple of great ways to make some extra money online without necessarily ever needing to leave the comfort of your own home. With these – plus other options out there today it’s easy to see why the gig economy is fast becoming one of the largest ways to both make money and spend money across the world.