We talk a lot about how to save money, but in some cases there isn’t anything left to save. If you’re someone who has been on a budget for years and has already cut out all the non-necessities, you may be grasping at straws for what to do to relieve your tight financial situation. If that’s you, why not start making more money…today? Yep, it’s possible. You really can start making more money as soon as today, and here is how!
1. Ask for a Raise
I know, no one enjoys asking for more money, but this is one of the fastest, easiest ways you can start making more money. And, if you’re working to the best of your ability, you likely deserve additional compensation. Even just a minimal raise of 50 cents to 1 dollar each hour, will make a huge difference in what you bring home each month. Believe in yourself and ask for a raise if you haven’t received one recently.
2. Pick Up Extra Hours
Obviously if you are a salaried employee, extra hours won’t make too much of a difference for you. But, if you work hourly, see if you can pick up any extra hours throughout the week. Again, even just a couple of extra hours in a pay period can make the difference of paying the water bill for the month, or having a little bit of fun money to take your kids to the bowling alley.
3. Look for Work Online
This is one of the most flexible options to help you make more money because you can work online any time, night or day and even on the weekend. There are all kinds of options to try online, but one of my favorites is Textbroker. This site is an online writing forum. You’ll have to apply and be accepted, but once you have been, you literally can write as much or as little as you want. I’ve written for Textbroker for over 6 years, and I’ve never had trouble supplementing our income with this resource.
4. Shop to Make Money
With programs like Ebates (affiliate link) help you make money on what you’re already spending. Ebates works with a number of different websites to offer you cash back when you make purchases through the Ebates dashboard. It’s a great way to earn a little extra money on what you’d be spending anyway. Just remember, don’t just buy to make money. This system will only work if you’re using the resource to make purchases that are already within your budget.
5. Sell Something
Another great way you can make a little money today is by selling something you already own. I know I’m planning a bit of a “spring cleaning” soon, and I plan to look for a few items that we can potentially sell to make a little extra cash. Unused furniture, lightly used toys, and a number of other household items are easy to sell online or at a local consignment shop to recoup a little of what you initially spent. I’ve had a lot of luck selling locally with Craigslist, but you can also try eBay and even Amazon in some cases.
If you’re already saving all the money you can, you may be looking for a few ways to make some extra money. Use these tips and make more money today. I’ve done it, and I know you can too!
What are you favorite ways to make more money?