5 ways to earn (or save) some extra money

Hi guys,

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.

Daria

How to get extra money from home

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about some ways to get money out of things, you already have in your home.

Although, working on your own business is a goal for many people, it usually takes a lot of time to set everything up, with small income or even no income at all in the beginning. At the same time, you still need to pay your bills and have something to eat. Or maybe you are working in full time job and work towards your business after you come back home, but you have some huge spendings ahead of you? Or you just want to finaly go for your dreamed holiday?

Whatever is the reason, extra money is always a good thing. Especially, if we can get it for stuff, we no longer use or just our abilities. Some of my ideas might be obvious, other a bit less, so let’s get right into the content.

Sell your clothes online

Let’s admitt it: all of us have at least one of these t-shirts that are folded neatly ib the bottom of the shelf, haven’t we? Or this pair of trousers from high school time, which will fit perfectly as soon as we lose some weight. I don’t want to be rude, but they probably will not. And not because I think you are fat or something, but just because our bodies change over the time, our taste also and it could happen that you will not like how they look on you any way.

Now it is the best time to get rid of them and earn some extra cash at the same time. Ready? Make some great photo shoots, upload them on some website (like ebay, shpock, etc. depending what works in your area) and let others use it. You need money any way, don’t you?

Use apps when you are grocery shopping

And I don’t mean filling up surveys, it will take some of your precious time. But let’s think what you have to do any way? Grocery shopping! What, if you have some app which will pay you some cash back? Well, here it is! There are multiple apps, which allows you to upload picture of your receipt and pay you small money for it (I use Receipt Hog, but I think it depends on where you live). Of course it won’t be huge amount and usually you have to reach some amount to be payed, but it takes just couple of minutes to do, so why not? Especially that you are grocery shopping regularly.

Create online product

Ok, this might sound weird. It takes quite a lot of time to create quality product. But here ONLINE is a key word. After spending some time creating it, you can just automate the way you sell it and get some extra cash each time someone purchases it. And it doesn’t have to be anything fancy: there could be printables, some ebook, maybe app… Whatever you are able to sell. The only thing you need is your computer… and some will to spend time on it 😉 it is not quick, but will pay off eventualy.

Sell your crafts online

If you are arty person and create something all the time, maybe you should consider selling it online. Websites which work for clothes, usually work for other stuff too, so why not to make a use out of your hobby and declutter your home a bit at the same time? It is a win-win situation!

Keep putting change in the jar

Ok, this is not really getting an extra cash, but how many times did you loose coins out of your pocket? I do lose these coins regularly. Putting them in a jar, will save them. And belive me or not, but if you will fill the jar, you’ll have quite nice amount of money out of it. You can believe me!

And this is it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it! For now I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria