(Closed) Best ways to make extra cash…

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Selling items you no longer need in your house. I sold old clothes I no longer wore (nice condition), household items, etc. Made $300 in a couple of months just doing that. It gets old meeting up with people and coordinating your schedules, but worth it for me.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Babysitting! Depending on what city you’re in, it’s easy money and you can “make your own hours”

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Do you have any hobbies?

I ride horses, so when I was younger & I needed some cash I offered to do tack cleaning/braiding/extra rides at my barn- wasn’t a set # of hours and all of those things I did anyway, so why not make $ doing it for others?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

MrsSapphire:  selling stuff (we have so much stuff….I’m drowning in stuff….I hate the stuff!), OT at work (obviously not an option for everyone), I babysat in my 20s, but in my 30s I’m less willing to give up my weekends…

honestly my biggest source of random “found” money is credit card cash back combined with eBates when possible. we charge EVERYTHING (and pay in full each month) and primarily shop online so we get several hundred dollars just by going about our lives. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

A friend of mine has a house with bedrooms they don’t use – they do Airbnb and VRBO for extra money. They don’t mind having strangers stay overnight with them at their house.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MrsSapphire:  If I were looking to pick up cash I’d look into one of the peer to peer options available these days.  Driving for Lyft/Uber, renting a room out on AirBnB, doing tasks/chores on Task Rabit, etc.  I think there are even some new aps where you can rent out things like your bikes, sports equiptment, etc.  I know a lot of people who use these options to supplement their incomes.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Selling stuff for sure, pet sitting/Dog walking (if you like animals), tutoring, house sitting. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Where do you guys sell your stuff?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

sylwia212:  I sell things on Amazon, Ebay, Craiglist and community tagsale websites found on FB.

Another option for making money is consigning clothing at a shop.  The shop I consign with takes 50% of whatever the item sells for.  I recoup a good amount of cash that way.

I also cash in my credit card reward points for cash once they accumulate and I can get $500 back.  Happens about once a year.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve sold a ton of stuff on eBay. Old clothes (It doesn’t even need to be in that great of condition, people still buy it), toys, books, old electronics (people even buy broken electronics), etc. My main thing is that it needs to be easy/cheap to ship, so I almost never sell large, awkwardly shaped or heavy items unless they are going to sell for quite a bit of money to justify the hassle and expense. Nobody is going to buy something for $10 if I’m charging $30 for shipping. Craigslist is probably better for big stuff. 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

j9marie:  Never heard about consigning clothing before, I have to look it up. Especially since I have bags and bags and bags of clothes that I wont wear anymore.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

If you’re not squeamish, you could donate plasma. My SO and I do it frequently for extra money. We each make $75/week for 2 donations, about 3 hours of time. The clinic we go to offers specials all the time like $15 for every donation after your 4th that month, etc. It’s not the most pleasant thing, but it’s similar to giving blood except they put the red cells back in after they extract the plasma, so you don’t feel as weak. It’s very easy because it takes no preparation, just walk in, donate, and the money is in your account (a prepaid visa card) within minutes after donating.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Depends on the moonlighting policy at your job, but every now and then I’ll go on elance.com and pick up some quick freelance analytics work (aka make excel sheets for people).  I also pet sit and dog walk, which in NYC is an easy way to make some quick money!

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