Extra ways to make money?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
4810 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Babysitting? 

Post # 4
Member
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@alicewhite87:  When I was trying to save for my wedding I sold a bunch of stuff! Old formal dresses from HS, some jackets I don’t like, some shoes, a musical instrument. Look around your house for things that are just sitting around. IMO, even if I sell a pair of shoes for $10 on ebay, it’s $10 I didn’t have before, plus it’s less clutter in my house:) You’d be surprised what people will buy on ebay if it’s in good condition. Just make sure you either set the shipping price for what it actually will cost, or set a minimum price on the item. I shot myself in the foot on the first thing I sold. By the time I shipped it I only profitted like 98 cents lol.

Post # 5
Member
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@hisgirl10:  +1

That’s what I would do. That or pick up a part time job on the weekends.

Post # 6
Member
2878 posts
Sugar bee

Sell stuff.

Make a detailed budget if you don’t already have one : you’d be surprised how you can ”find” extra money by just setting specific budgets for some things and planning a reimbursment plan for your credit card with the money you save.

Are you willing to take a second job ? 

Can you do some tutoring in a college ?

 

Post # 8
Member
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@RunnerBride13: +1

OP: I registered with sittercity.com and have picked up a few sitter jobs this way. If it was grass cutting season I would have recomended that as well, but maybe you have neighbors that need some extra cash. Really it’s all about applying yourself. Searching for the opportunities. You can try food services if your schedule allows.

Good luck bee!

Post # 9
Member
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@alicewhite87:  I have a part time job at a bar for the weekends.  It’s pretty awesome to come home with $200-400 cash after those shifts!

Post # 10
Member
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I use swagbucks.com  to earn a little extra. There are tons of ways to earn the bucks; in the beginning I earned a lot bc I did a lot of online shopping (for our new house) through this website. I d/l their TV app and just keep it running in the background at work. I do surveys and stuff. I’ve been a member since June and I’ve already earned a $50 target gift card. I can redeem another giftcards soon. It’s not much, but it’s definitely great to get a little extra now & then! 

I also signed up for mystery shopping, but I haven’t done any Tongue Out There are a lot of good information from this blog – http://stayathomemademom.com/

Post # 11
Member
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I sell Scentsy. It paid for the deposit on our church, the “Will You Be My Bridesmaids” gifts and a decent chunk of my dress. I know that my full time paycheck covers our expenses so whatever Scentsy money I have each month can all go toward the wedding. I have also met some awesome people and I get all kinds of amazing products I love.

 

I’m not saying, sell Scentsy (even though it is awesome!) but find a product similiar that you like and pretty much sells itself and go for it!

Post # 12
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@hisgirl10:  +1 on the eBay idea.

Out of curiosity, how did you shoot yourself in the foot? Did you accept too low of a bid or something?

Post # 13
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@alicewhite87:  One of my old high school classmates has an office job by day, and in the evenings/on the weekends, she works at a movie theatre. Not only does she make extra side money, but she watches movies for free!

Post # 14
Member
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@MrsNewDay:  Yes. I didn’t have a starting bid, and I selected the option for only a couple of dollars for shipping. The item sold for only a little more than it cost to ship it. 

Post # 15
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@hisgirl10:  Gotcha. I was curious as I actually started selling a lot of my stuff that’s really just taking up space, but is in good shape. Thanks!

Post # 16
Member
1104 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been going through my stuff and listing things on eBay the last few days lol

I have so many designer purses and shoes that I don’t use anymore so I finally went through them, took pictures, researched, etc. and listed them on eBay. It doesn’t sound like much, but I listed 10 items and should make a couple hundred bucks at least. I have lots more to go through and list so I’ll continue to do that. 

I would also peruse Craigslist and other job websites for part time work. Often stores like Express or Anthropologie hire people around the holidays, post holidays for inventory, etc. 

One thing that will really help is stop using your credit cards. That will prevent more interest being charged and you racking up more debt. I know it’s easier said than done, but had to be mentioned 🙂 

As PP mentioned, offer to babysit for friends or family members with kids, shovel snow or mow lawns for some extra cash, or become a consultant for companies like 31 or Pure Romance to make extra cash. 

Good luck!

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors