Sometimes it’s nice to make a little extra income to supplement your main job. Maybe this income is from teaching outside of your job, or maybe you have been trying to earn a little more through the cryptocurrency market and have a bitcoin key? Either way, earning more can open the door to all sorts of new adventures. If you’ve tried the standard route of working, maybe it’s time to see if there is another way for you to earn an extra income? To help you earn some extra money on the side, we have put together an article on five ways to earn an extra income. Some of these things you may have heard of before, whilst others maybe not.
Rent Out Your Parking Space
Do you live in a major city, or a hot spot and have a driveway or parking space available outside your property? If you do, then you could be missing out on some extra income. Parking is expensive to commuters, so why not offer your space out to them at a set fee? There are many apps that already do this that you can sign up for and rent out your space when you are not using it. If on days you do need it, that is not a problem as you can log into the app and let people know your space isn’t available. This method works best if you are living in a place where people have to pay to park. It is only really city or hotspot locations where people can take advantage of this method.
If you like to give your opinion, then this option is perfect for you. Survey companies are getting more popular as tech giants grow and want to know what people actually think of their new products. There are many survey sites out there that you can sign up and test out a new website or products for them. It’s not the greatest pay, but it’s fun to do, you can do it in the evening and it doesn’t involve a lot of dedication like your day job does. Why not sign up for a couple and see which one works best for you. Some require you to test on a certain device like your mobile, while others may require you to just answer questions. Before being able to test properly some may require you to do a practice test to make sure you are suitable for an account. You will need to fill out a profile and then they will send you surveys which they think are relevant to you. For example, if in your profile you say you like sports, you will be more likely to be matched with a sports brand in future surveys.
Enjoy shopping or eating at a restaurant? Most people do, making this option ideal to earn some extra money whilst enjoying yourself. There are several companies out there that actually pay you to go to a restaurant and eat their food, or go to a shop and buy some clothes, as long as you give your feedback. Mystery shopping is a great way to experience new things whilst earning an income. Again, like with survey sites, the income isn’t huge but you get to eat for free or normally keep the products you buy. Plus, if you want to, you could bring a friend with you and make a day out of it. You can always give mystery shopping a go, and if you don’t enjoy it don’t do it again. After all, what’s the harm in trying?
Selling Your Photos
Do you often go out and take a lot of photos of your mobile camera or DSLR? What is the quality of these photos? If they are good, you could be missing out on making some extra cash from them. Most stock photo site companies will allow you to upload these photos to their site and then pay you a percentage every time one is used by one of their users. The more photos you upload, the more you are likely to earn. Amateur images won’t be used or approved, so make sure the photos you upload are as professional look as possible before uploading them. If you know people are searching for certain images, you can always go out and take these for them to earn some extra money as well.
Rent Out Your Car
If you work from home or use public transport to get to work but own a car that you don’t use very much, you could be missing a trick. To make some extra money why not rent your car out to others whilst you are not using it? Many companies will pay you and cover your car for any damages that may occur if in the unfortunate event of an accident. If you live with a partner and they don’t use their car either, why not rent out their car as well to make double the income? The more desirable your car is, the more you can charge for people to use it. When someone wants to use your car you will have a notification ping to your phone, so you can check you are happy for them to use your vehicle. If you need it that week you can decline and only let people use it when it’s free.
Overall, there are many different ways of making some extra cash, from selling your photos to mystery shopping or using survey sites. Take a look through the different options and discover which are best for you. With the extra money you make you can always use it to invest in other things and make even more money, or spend it on a much needed holiday.
Do you have a side income that you would like to share with our readers? Have you tried any of the above and been successful with it? Let us know in the comment box below, I would love to hear from you.