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How to Earn Some Extra Money Now

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 4 12

Everyone agrees that times are hard right now. The question is how to make ends meet during these rough times. The following ideas may not cover all of your bills, but can provide a little extra cushion that you can save for emergencies, or use to buy a small luxury like a cup of coffee. These tips will help you earn money now.

Things You Will Need

Drive Persistence

Step 1

Get a job. If you don't have a job, keep your eyes open. Jobs pop up in some pretty unlikely places. Network with friends and others in your field. Open your mind to different job possibilities. If you already have a job, now is not the time to quit.

Step 2

Let interest work for you. If you have any spare money at all, get it into an interest bearing account. If you have credit card debt, pay it down because by avoiding paying interest it is functionally the same as if you earn a bit more cash.

Step 3

Work overtime. A good way to earn money now is to get extra work hours.

Step 4

Sell some of your belongings. See what you can do without and post it on ebay, or craigslist, or hold a garage sale.

Step 5

Investigate ways to make money online. Find a site that pays for content that you are interested in. For example, some sites pay for articles, others pay for photos. It may not be a lot of money at first, but over time it can give you an extra stream of income.

Step 6

Don't wait to get started. Take a step today to earn money now.

Tips & Warnings



Dec 14, 2009 11:54pm
I know people that make hundreds each month on eBay. They even buy odds and ends at yard sales and resell them for profit.
Aug 6, 2010 11:41pm
Right - thanks for the comment.

It does take some time to describe the item, take pictures, post the listing, then ship the package after it sells, etc. but it is really not too bad.
Oct 27, 2010 11:41pm
Yes you can sell on ebay, I used to write little booklets and print them up myself and sell on ebay. Didnt make a million but it was interesting. And a good way to sell off stuff you no longer use taking up space in your house or garage.
Mar 5, 2011 7:26pm
I've been selling some of my parents' stuff for them on eBay lately and it has actually been going really well. Once you get the swing of it it is even fun!
Apr 20, 2011 4:14pm
I like the interest tip, let it work for us. great article
Apr 27, 2011 6:26pm
Absolutely. I *LOVE* passive income!

Jun 12, 2011 3:29pm
I have tons of stuff I should sell on Ebay rather than try storing them. I have never done the Ebay thing, YET. Thanks for the information...I really needed another project:) Seriously though - good info here. Thank you.
Jun 15, 2011 6:28pm
Ebay does take some time, but it has been good for us to deal with a lot of my parents' things.

It is important to pay attention to the rules. Probably good to scope out the forums on there before jumping in in a big way, but it is definitely a decent way to get your stuff to someone who needs it and to put some cash in your pocket.
Jul 24, 2011 1:03pm
Great article - quite helpful in deed
Jul 26, 2011 6:41pm
I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks so much!
Apr 15, 2013 4:26am
Mystery shopping is a good option and these companies are always looking for new dependable shoppers.
Aug 27, 2013 9:03pm
Hi ladybugblue.

I've never tried the mystery shopping thing. That sounds like fun. I'll have to look into it.

Thanks for stopping by!
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