We'd all like to have some extra cash from time to time. Sometimes, the money we earn from our jobs doesn't leave us with much spare after we pay our bills. To solve that problem, most people supplement their income by doing other work on the side. For instance, they might get a second job. Or they might do something based from home.
When you've got a family to feed like I do, money can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. And it's also hard to work elsewhere when you have to look after your kids at the same time. That's why, for me, the home working option is a better one. If this paints a familiar picture, there is some good news for you. It's easy to make some money from home!
Of course, there are plenty of different things you can do. The challenge is usually finding the methods that offer the best results. To save you some time and hassle, I've listed the ones that work well for me. Check them out:
As you can guess, one way that I make some extra cash is to blog in my spare time! I love writing and talking about all kinds of stuff. One of the reasons my site is so popular is down to the product reviews that I do.
If you set up a popular blog, you will soon have companies asking you to review their products and services. In return for your efforts, you will often receive financial compensation. Sometimes, you might get a discount on the product you've got if you want to keep it. If you're lucky, you might even get to keep it for free!
Product reviews aren't the only way to make money from your blog. There is also affiliate linking. This is where you get a commission for referring visitors to other sites. Examples include Google AdSense and Digital Window.
Are you lucky enough to have some cash burning a hole in your pocket? Well, one thing you could do is go and put it in a savings account. The only thing is, you won't get paid much interest. So, how can you make your money work better for you?
Let me introduce you to the world of online trading. The Internet makes it easy to buy and sell stuff; there's no denying that fact. One method that works well for me is currency trading. Sites like ACM Forex Trading make it easy to trade currency online, as long as you know what you're doing!
You don't need a degree in economics to work out changes in market trading conditions. All you need is observation skills and a good memory. The good news is you don't have to trade hundreds or even thousands. That makes online Forex trading almost risk-free.
Drop-shipping on eBay
Another thing you can do with your spare time from home is to set up a business account on eBay. You can then set up accounts with suppliers, and have them ship direct to your customers.
Drop-shipping suppliers are "private label." In other words, there are no details about their company in any items sent to your customers. The way it works is simple:
- You sell something on eBay;
- You then "buy" it from your drop-shipping supplier;
- The supplier then ships the goods direct to your customers;
- Any queries get directed to you rather than your supplier.
It's a good way to sell volumes of items without the need to buy or store them anywhere.
I hope you've found these tips useful. Give them a go; I'm sure you'll start making money soon!