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Creative Ways to Earn Some Extra Money over the Weekend

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?

Earn money this weekendThe 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.

Work Online

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.  

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18 Responses to Creative Ways to Earn Some Extra Money over the Weekend

  1. Hey Evan and Allie,

    Great ideas here Evan! Thanks for giving me some ideas to make a little cash… and thank you Allie for inviting Evan to guest post.

    Both of you have a great day….. week…. and weekend!! :-)

    Take care,

    ~Jeremy
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  2. Michael Belk says:

    Great ideas, I like earning money period. I especially like the diverse methods. thanks
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  3. Lily says:

    I actually tutor English language to Korean students during weekends here at our village and I earn good money with it. Plus, I also get to learn their language and culture during break times. :)
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  4. Evan Fischer says:

    Thank you guys, I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

  5. Adeline says:

    Thanks for sharing some cool ways to make money Evan. I’m aware of oDesk and Freelancer, but not the others. And the local blood bank idea is scary to me..I’d have to be terribly desperate to try that!!!
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  6. Laura says:

    Excellent ideas! Personally I vote for some manual labor, as I am sitting in my office all week long, and my body urges for some excecise in the evenings. Sometimes it feels that I could dig up a huge garden…anyone willing to pay me for that? :)
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  7. Allie says:

    Laura,

    Tell me about it1 Even though I get lazy and dread some heavy work, it feels so good after!

    ~Allie
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  8. Shalu Sharma says:

    Great tips. I won’t be able to do any manual labour (lol). However, I can sell some my things that are lying around gathering dust. Offering your services on freelance websites is a great way to make some extra money.
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    • Allie says:

      Shalu,

      I’m with you, not sure about the manual labor, lol. I have told my son to offer lawn mowing and dog walking but he doesn’t get the idea of earning just yet. He’s 13, wait until he has to drive or has a girlfriend, then he will need money. LOL.

      ~Allie
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  9. I’m with Shalu on the manual labor thing. LOL. But I’d say that maybe (if I had all kinds of talents in the world) I’d venture into teaching skills like playing the piano or other musical instruments and then perhaps try teaching art, too.
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  10. Joseph Mills says:

    Hi :)Smart decision to have a part time job. Instead of not doing anything;being space out during weekend but rather doing some productive work.

    All the best,

    Joseph
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  11. Amit Shaw says:

    Frankly speaking i never want to spoil my weekend ;).
    BTW Thanks for the post Evan.
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  12. Heather says:

    Great ideas! I love to make some extra cash. My 16 yr old was hanging out in the neighborhood and someone offered him and a buddy $40 to lay some bark for him – I think it’s the first time he “got it” about real work = real money! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I definitely feel your frustration on the teenage front!

    Heather
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  13. I find sites like Freelancer.com impossible. The freelancers from countries that have a lower cost of living are able to charge peanuts for jobs that take a long time to do so it’s extremely competitive.
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  14. Lisa says:

    Nice topic and info! Thanks for sharing some ideas here.
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