Today’s post will elaborate on some 10 ways of earning an extra cash or just making some savings on things, most of us are spending money any way. Habit of saving money and learning money seems a hard task for many of us. including myself. Although, I am not the person who buys a lot of expensive clothes, or clothes at all (mostly, I buy new one when my old ones are damaged), I am not going out as much and I am able to save some small amount after most of the months, there is always something coming out.
At the moment world is in this weird situation, where I don’t thing many of us expected. There have been whole countries locked at their homes, travelling became close to impossible, a lot of people simply lost their source of income, as their company bankrupted or some stuff had to be reduced. And I always repeat, that money isn’t the most important thing in the world, but at the same time you can’t live without it.
As I mentioned on the beginning, my household’s financial never has been very bad and I hope it will stay this way, but I’ve also realised recently that our savings wouldn’t allow us to live comfortably for a longer period of time. My company is closing by the march as well. So, I’ve decided to look for some ways to actually build up our savings and ideally find some other sources of incomes too. I would appreciate, if I would be able to start earning my money from home. This is my most important goal at the moment, because it would give me an opportunity to spend more time with my son. As my company has been closed for last couple of weeks due to some incident, I’ve decided to use my free time to do some research and I came out with some ideas. Some of them, I can’t really recommend from my own experience yet, as it takes a time to see results or I haven’t started yet, but I will tell you as I am describing each of them.
Here are my 10 tips:
Join partner programs in shops where you do your shopping
This is one of the ways, where you can save some money, by doing your regular shopping. I am living in UK and a lot of (if not all) supermarkets, pharmacies or even some coffee shops offer to sign for there program, where usually you are getting a card and keep collecting points for every time you use it in shop. After you collect right amount of them, they are exchange for money, you can use to reduce your next bill in this supermarket.
I’ve always thought, that this is quite pointless, as it takes time to collect enough points to actually get some money. But I’ve decided to give it a go any way and you won’t believe how quickly it adds up. Big grocery shopping here, small snacks for a park trip there and you will not even notice and you’ll have enough points to get some reduce next time you shop. Is it a lot of money? Definitely not, but you are saving it without much effort. I even made a piggy bank, where I am putting all money that have been saved this way and it is still not a huge sum, but always better than nothing. And you will not even notice, how fast these small sums are adding up.
Review your subscriptions
We are living in a world, where we are subscribing to many different websites, portals, etc. I have found these advice in many other blog posts and I thought that this is just no use. If I subscribe to something, I must using it. But as looked closer to my bank outgoing transactions, I found so many subscriptions that I had no even a clue when I signed for them.
But even, if you are sure that you are paying only for what you are truly using, still have a look, as there might be some subscriptions that offer some options for more users. If we take myself as an example, after some time of me and my husband subscribing to netflix, we realised that we can have just one subscription and two users within it. I think, you might be aware of this, but we got to know about this just recently. Again, is it a lot of money? No. But it is still money.
Organise your home
This might seem stupid, but you can’t even imagine how many stuff you don’t need. Starting from some obvious like clothes, but even some kitchen tools, pots or pans. Do you know how many pas I had, which I haven’t taken tags of? And I don’t even remember when did I buy them! Similarly with some decorative elements, which doesn’t fit in our space any more, but still I did hold on to them. They were simply collecting dust somewhere out of the sight, forgotten… But now, many of them found their new home and my savings grew a bit.
Offer you services online
This is a mind blower for me. I already knew that you could become a website developer online, or do some graphic design for people, or even write peoples post. But somehow, it didn’t occur to me that you can offer cooking food for people for money, or baking cakes, sawing, knitting, doing some art work… Almost everything you like doing might be turned into the side income.
I’ve recently met a women, who literally prepares containers with food for some people from her neighbourhood. They give her ingredients and all she needs to do, is to turn them into a tasty meals. But what is even more amazing? She loves cooking, so she basically gets money for her hobby and still she is able to work her full time regular job. isn’t it a win-win situation?
Create an online content
This one has been presented as a last thing, just because you probably can’t count on instant income. I can’t say for myself, as I’ve never considered this blog as a source of income of any kind (and probably I will not turn it into it), but recently I’ve decided to build my own community and hopefully turn my actions on my new blog into a business.
But of course, not only the blog is an option. You could try to become a youtuber, podcaster, Instagram influencer and many many more. However, this one I can’t say for myself yet. I could only ask you for keeping your fingers crossed and let’s hope my plan will work some day.
And this is it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.