If you are looking for ways you can certainly make some money without having to do a traditional 9 to 5 job, then you have arrived in the right place on the internet. Some people might complain about people trying to find easier ways to get a decent amount of money, but to them, we say to stop judging! If you want to work at a traditional job and you can actually do so, then go ahead and do that! But others can’t or simply don’t want to go down that route and that is okay. That doesn’t mean you deserve to live less comfortably with less money.
In this blog post, we will, without judgment, give you a few ideas on things you can do that will make sure you get some extra cash.
Sell IPv4 addresses
If you happen to have a lot of extra Internet Protocol version 4 addresses, then you are in luck! Unless you have them due to a bankrupt business, then our condolences. But if you choose to sell or lease IPv4 addresses, then you can get a decent amount of money. If you lease them, you’ll have a nice passive income on the side. Although, that depends on how much space your IPv4 addresses have. Due to the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, the value of a single address is pretty high if you sell them, and if you lease them you may have to lower the rate, but it will be worth it as you’ll be getting paid periodically.
Offer pet-sitting services
If you aren’t allergic or scared of any typical household pets, providing pet sitter services can be a great idea. You will be your own boss so you can make your own hours, work whenever you want, and the best thing of all, you will be hanging out with adorable and snuggly animals. When you start out it would be a good idea to have a lower price point for your services. Once you get a good reputation as a pet sitter, you can raise your prices and have the validity to do so.
Sell your unwanted stuff
Selling any random stuff or clothes you don’t want or use anymore is a great way to not only make extra money, but you will also be clearing your stuff out. Basically killing two birds with one stone. If you have a lot of clothes, you can download an app where people sell their clothes and others buy them at whatever price you set. Obviously don’t start selling your old, ripped up, and heavily used T-shirt for 100 dollars. Be reasonable but don’t under sell your stuff or you might be looking at the same problem from another angle. No one wants to buy something super expensive or super cheap.
You can do the same with any other stuff you have like old electronics or furniture.
A great way to make extra money on the side is to become a freelancer or “side hustler”. Freelance work is essentially being self-employed, but you provide services for various different clients as opposed to working for just one employer. It’s a great way for those who have specialized skills and knowledge, such as graphic design or writing, to connect with potential clients around the world.
Freelancing requires some upfront planning and effort in order to create an online presence, develop relationships with potential employers, and get your name out there in the market. Many freelancers use websites like Upwork or Fiverr to help grow their freelance business and connect with new working prospects. It may also be beneficial to create a website with portfolio pieces of previous work and then link it to social media accounts.
Services that can be offered as freelance jobs include web design, video editing, proofreading/editing services, financial consulting/planning/coaching, tutoring/academic assistance services, digital marketer/SEO specialist for businesses, or podcasting services. These are just a few examples of the many free job opportunities out there; the possibilities are truly endless! With freelancing becoming more popular every day, those looking for extra money should consider taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
You can start selling physical products, such as apparel and accessories, from an online store or through physical store outlets. Retail arbitrage is one way you can do this – buy items from big box stores at discount prices then resell them for a profit, but there are other options too. You can order products in bulk from wholesalers who provide branded merchandise for businesses. Then design a comprehensive marketing strategy that will expand your reach and help promote your business.
Another option is to create and sell handmade items like crafts, jewelry, and art prints featuring your own art or photography online– via websites such as Etsy, Amazon Handmade, or eBay– or at local markets or consignment shops. You could also become an independent consultant and leverage existing networks—friends, family members, co-workers—for referrals. Many people opt for direct selling – watching webinars or buying informational products on how to do it right.
Investing provides the potential to grow a lump sum of money over a period of time. For those looking to invest extra money they have at their disposal, there are a variety of options available.
Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds: For those willing to take on higher risk and higher reward potential, stocks may be an option. Stocks are pieces of ownership in publicly traded companies on the stock exchange and may provide more exposure to fast-paced markets than other investments like Mutual Funds or ETFs.
Now that you’ve seen a few ways to earn extra income, remember that the key to making an additional income stream is to focus on doing something you already enjoy or have a passion for. Don’t do something just because it looks like an easy way to make money. See if it’s something that will truly give you enjoyment and reward you financially.