If you want to save more, pay off debt quickly, or simply have more cash in your pocket to enjoy life with, it can be useful to find an extra way to make that money on top of your day job. It will depend a lot on your schedule, your skills, and your commitment, but there will be a way for everyone to top up their bank accounts. Here are just a few ideas for you to think about.
Ask For More Money
If you’re already busy at work and you don’t think that you can fit anything else in, then your best option is to ask your boss for a raise. Although this can feel rather daunting, the worst that can happen is your employer says no (in which case, you have the perfect opportunity to ask him or her what you need to do to get what you have asked for); you won’t be any worse off. What you will need to be able to ask confidently is a good argument for why you deserve the raise in the first place. It’s a good idea to research the salary range of your current job, and be able to tell your boss why you are an asset to the company. Have specific examples in mind to back up your assertions.
Sell Your Things
Everyone has a lot of ‘stuff’ in their lives, but in order to be less stressed and happier in general, it’s a good idea to clear this stuff out every now and then before it starts to take hold. When you de-clutter your life, you can make some money at the same time by selling the things you no longer want on auction sites such as eBay, or at a boot sale. It only takes a little effort on your part, but the results can be rather surprising. If you really enjoy listing items for sale online, you can offer to do it for other people. This is something that more and more people are doing, and because you are listing and posting the goods, you get to keep a percentage of the sale price.
Become A Courier
A great way to earn some extra cash in your spare time is to become a courier. You can work for an established company that is looking for drivers, or you can set up your own delivery service. All you need is your own vehicle (check out used Ford Focus cars, for example, if you are looking for a good deal) with insurance, and the ability to carry potentially heavy parcels. With more and more people choosing to shop online, delivery drivers and couriers could earn a nice amount of money – you might even choose to do this job full time if you like being out of an office and enjoy driving from place to place.
Become A Virtual Assistant
If you’re looking for a second job you can do from home, becoming a virtual assistant might work for you. You will need to be organised and have good computer skills. It’s useful if you’re good with people too, as you will need to keep your boss (or bosses) inline and on target whenever and however you can. Tasks include setting up appointments, sending emails, even buying office supplies. You can do all this from home, and because most of the tasks can be done at any time that works for you, it makes a great second job.