Many of us would like some extra money and without borrowing, it can sometimes be hard to know how to get some. There are ways though, that we should all be able to make a bit extra.
A quick way of making extra money is to sell things that you have that you no longer need or want. We all have these sorts of things, clothes that do not fit, kitchen gadgets that we thought would be a good idea but we do not use, accessories that we never wear etc. If you have a bit of a sort out, you could probably come up with a selection of things. These could be sold online on an auction site or through a social media page or you could rent a table at a table top sale or go to a car boot sale and sell there. Doing this could generate quite a good sum of money, depending on what you have to sell. However, it can be much more useful to find something that could potentially generate regular income rather than selling things as once you have sold them, you cannot make money from them again.
There are many other ways that you can make extra money though. You could do some extra work, for example. If there are no extra hours available in your current job, then you could look to do a second job, perhaps evenings or weekend work. You could also look to see if you could do some freelance work. Although this is not regular work, you could find that if you find the right customer, it could be quite constant work for you and you could earn a fair bit from it. If you feel that this will be too much for you or you cannot work outside of the home due to family commitments then you will need to try something else.
Fortunately there are online sites where you can find work. This includes freelance work as well as all sorts of other things. You will be able to submit your CV to the site and then search through the advertised work opportunities to find one that suits you. You will usually need to apply and give information about why you can do the job and how much you will charge and then wait and see whether you get the work. It may seem difficult, but once you pick up a few clients they may want you to do more work for them or pass your name to others they know that want similar work so that you can start picking up jobs more easily. Work on these sites tends to be writing, programming, graphics, art and design and virtual assistant work. There are other jobs as well though and it is worth looking to see whether there is anything that would suit you.
If you would rather just do something casual and fun and do not mind not being paid much then there are other things you can try. You could try answering surveys, doing free lotteries, trying competitions, looking for free samples, getting cashback, finding vouchers and being paid to watch videos. There are many online opportunities to make a small amount of money which are free to sign up to and non-competitive. Although some do not guarantee any return for your time, they can be a great thing to do in your spare time perhaps while you are watching television and you could end up making a bit of extra money.
It can be worth thinking of ways that you could make extra money in your regular job which could be more effective though. You could look for a job which pays more money, ask for a rise in your current job or see if you can work more hours. If you are not sure if you could succeed at this, then it is worth a try. You will not know until you ask and you could end up with a more fun job which pays you more than your current one, if you are lucky. All of these things could raise a lot more money than the small extra jobs that you can do, but if you do both then you could end up feeling a significant difference.