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10 Easy Ways To Start Making Extra Money This Weekend

It’s basically the middle of the month, which means it’s about the time you’re probably starting to regret spending half of your wages on coffee and takeaways – or maybe that’s just me!

Anyway… If you read the blog, you’ll probably know that I love to talk about how to save money. I’m always banging on about how to find coupons, get all the freebies, and of course, how to save even more money when you shop with cashback!

But what do you do if you’re struggling to find the balance between saving money and spending your weekend budget on pizza and prosecco, then why not just make more money??

Well, you’re in luck! This post is a little bit different. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can make extra cash instead.

So, let’s get started.

1. Blogging

Blogging is one of my favourite ways to make some extra cash!

Before you start dreaming of becoming the next Zoella, though, I will say that you’ll only begin to make money if you:

A – pick a subject you’re passionate about and willing to work really hard on in your spare time

B – Find a topic that interests other people, too – like personal finance!

This way, you’re more likely to find people who are interested in advertising through your blog, and you can also do things like join affiliate programmes to start making some cash.

If you’re not sure about it, set up your blog anyway and see how you feel about writing. You’ll either love or lose interest!

2. Decluttering Your Home

Sometimes, it’s hard to believe how much rubbish you collect in your home! Instead of just tripping over it every time you walk into a certain room, or stashing it away in your ‘random stuff’ drawer, why not sell it on a site like eBay?

Depop is also a good shout for clothes, and you could find that you’re earning quite a bit of cash if you gradually list your stuff and be patient, it will sell eventually! Remember to be super strict about what you want and don’t want, you can also get rid of it in one go with a car boot.

3. Answering Surveys

Answering surveys online can be a nice little side earner, if you put the effort in. What’s even better is, if you combine your earnings from a few sites then you will soon have a pot of cash and gift cards.

This is basically cash for free, and I’m not going to say no to ticking a few boxes! Just make sure you’re honest with your answers.

4. Babysitting

Going back to more old school methods, babysitting is still a pretty good gig when it comes to earning some extra cash.

Kids usually go to sleep pretty early, and then you can crack on with some of the other tasks that you have to do, whilst earning yourself a bit of money!

It’s a good idea to speak to somebody you know with kids and tell them that you’ll be around for babysitting if they ever need you. Then, you’ll be the first person to pop into their minds when they need somebody and they’ll trust you.

5. Tutoring

If you’ve got a degree, tutoring can be a good way to top up your income. You’ll be teaching some pretty basic content, but getting a lot in return, and some people earn around £30 an hour for doing this!

Say goodbye to the need for a fast loan; all you really need is a few hours a week of tutoring, and you’ll be able to rack up the cash. Check out some online opportunities by searching on google if you’re interested.

6. Dog walking

Uh hello, is there anybody out there in this world who doesn’t want to get cash from walking dogs? Maybe I’m biased, but I would absolutely do this for free!

Dog walking is a legitimate job, and you can get paid quite a decent wedge for taking someone’s four-legged friend for a walk around the park. Where do I sign up, please?

Again, starting with people you know with dogs is a good idea, and also putting up leaflets in local stores, asking permission first, of course.

7. Freelance writing

Another personal favourite of mine, freelance writing stopped me from starving and paid for my beers while I was in between jobs a few years ago.

If you love writing and want to build your experience by working for different companies, freelancing is the way to go!

Depending on your experience, you can get paid a fair amount to do this, and you can do it from anywhere in the world with a WiFi connection. So this is worth looking into if you think that you’ve got a way with words.

8. Selling your art

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an artist?- Then selling your work on a site Etsy could be a good idea. This is a really good platform for artists who want to make a bit of cash, but there are many other options out there. It’s best to have a look into the best options that you can use to sell your work, like craft fairs and exhibitions.

9. Switching your bank

This is one of the easiest ways to make money ever, and switching your bank could leave you with around £250, for basically doing nothing at all!

There are various terms that you may have to meet, so make sure you check out all the small print for each account, but it’s definitely worth looking into and they even do all the leg work and switch all your direct debits for you!

10. Thinking outside the box

I’d love to give you a million more ideas but ultimately, the best way to earn yourself a bit of extra cash is to come up with your own idea, based upon the skills that you have, and the ideas that you have for monetising them.

Try some things out, and see how they go for you. You never know, you could come up with the next groundbreaking idea, and become a millionaire because of it! Who knows?

As always, you won’t earn a load of cash overnight but be persistent and your pot of cash will soon start to look pretty healthy!

Good luck and here’s hoping you find some extra money-making successes that work for you!

If you have any ideas of your own, I’d love to hear them in the comments 🙂



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