Here at Ramblings of a WAHM I like to explore ways to earn money online. But sometimes we need to earn some extra cash offline also. There is nothing wrong with a little income diversification?
Evan has written me a post on quick ways to earn some extra cash this weekend, on and off line.
Guest Post by Evan Fischer
Want to Earn Some Extra Cash this Weekend?
The weekend is approaching and unfortunately you have nothing to do. It’s not because there aren’t options, it’s because you don’t have any money in the budget to take advantage of the ones that have peeked your interest. You could sit around moping about it, or you could use this “problem” as an opportunity to use some of the creative ways that are available to you when it comes to making a little extra money.
Do you need a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing? If so, you’re in luck.
Never before has it been so easy to find work in just a matter of moments (literally).
Thanks to the power of the Internet and social media, you can go on various websites to check out contracted jobs that are immediately available.
If you’re a writer or editor, web designer, photographer or videographer…basically if there is anything that you can do and submit online, websites like oDesk.com, Freelancer.com, FreelanceWriting.com, ShutterStock.com, BloggingPro.com, ModernTelecommuter.com are all places that post jobs daily and you can oftentimes get a response about in as little as 12-24 hours (literally) after you’ve applied. Plus, as an added bonus, they oftentimes offer PayPal as a payment option for your services. If you already have a PayPal debit card, this means instant money for you.
Another option is to go on Facebook or Twitter to inquire about what part-time jobs might be available. Oh, and if you’re someone who doesn’t mind babysitting for a couple in a bind, Care.com is another place to locate some last minute babysitting or elderly care work.
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What Do You Have to Sell?
It’s amazing how much people have that can be exchanged for good money.
Websites like eBay, Amazon and CafePress.com all provide you with the ability to set up online stores. With Craigslist, all you need is a product description (it’s wise to include a picture too).
People don’t talk about it as much as they used to, but local blood banks still pay (around $30-40) for plasma.
Places like Plato’s Closet are stores that will purchase gently used designer items on the spot.
And then, there’s always to “old faithful” option of hosting a garage sale. If you’d like to see how those are done and you’re in town, pick out a day or so and peruse Yard Sale Search. It may give you some ideas on how to host a successful yard sale alone. Or, you can ask some of your neighbors or friends to join in with you to provide even more variety to the sale.
Do Some Manual Labor
There are a lot of things that people pay others to do; they may not be physically able to or they simply don’t want to. This could range from anything to cleaning a house or washing a car to dog sitting or mowing a lawn.
This is another time when social media comes in really handy. Think about some things that you would be willing to sacrifice a Saturday or Sunday for, Google them to get an idea of how much is a reasonable price to charge and then let people know on your various networking pages that you’re ready and available. If you do a good job, it’s a great way to establish some consistent clientele and gain access to some quick cash.
Now you’ve learned that there are a variety of ways for you to get out and earn some extra money over the weekend, you just have to determine which option is right for you. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and it just takes simple hard work and determination.
Evan Fischer is a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. He currently writes for YardSaleSearch.com.