As the economy begins to creep forward ever so slowly, people continue to look for ways to make money on the side. There is nothing more agonizing than working that 8 to 5 job only to come up even or slightly ahead. But with a little extra cash coming in from another angle, you can finally live a carefree, fulfilling lifestyle.
Sometimes the easiest ways to make money on the side are right beneath our noses… or within our wallets for that matter. It is amazing how many people receive gift cards for birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, baby showers, weddings and so on. What is even more amazing is how so many people end up stockpiling their gift cards and never doing anything with them.
Well, now you can turn that into cash thanks to a website called GiftCardGranny.com. Through this site, you will be able to sell unwanted gift cards so you can get cold hard cash for it.
And gift cards aren’t the only “cash” item that may be sitting around your home. Do you have old cell phones that have made the transition into the closet or basement thanks to the new, updated model that was recently released? Through Gazelle.com, you can take those outdated phones and cash in thus eliminating clutter while replenishing your bank account.
Next on the list of ways to make money on the side is to share the knowledge within your head with the rest of the world through tutoring. No matter where you live or what you know, there are always needs for tutors. It doesn’t take a lot of time out of your schedule and it enables you to make money doing something you enjoy. So whether it’s teaching algebra, piano lessons or a second language, TutorMatch.com is a great way to post your services and start earning.
No one actually enjoys doing chores like grocery shopping or even pulling weeds in the yard, but it needs to get done. Although it may not be the most glamorous of ways to make money on the side, TaskRabbit.com gives you the chance to make some money doing the tedious jobs most don’t want to do. And when it comes to larger tasks like event set up, the dollars can add up quickly.
The final option to take into consideration when looking for ways to make money on the side is emptying out the closet. Although you may not be a hoarder, most people have at least a few items in their closet that haven’t seen skin or sun for years. There are a few options online as well as stores in most cities that do buy back clothes. So start raiding the closet and eliminating the clutter.