5 Ideas For Making Extra Income

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    5 Ideas For Making Extra Income

    If you find yourself at the end of each month feeling like you never have enough money, then you may start wondering how to make a change.  Living from paycheck to paycheck can begin to take its toll on you over time, especially if you work full time.

    Feeling like you work all of the time yet have nothing to show for it is downright frustrating.  In order to eliminate your financial woes and start bringing in extra income, it’s essential to take action.  

    If you’re ready to get started, here are some of the best ways to start bringing in extra cash.

    Start Your Own Business

    If you can’t seem to generate enough income from your current employer, it may be time to start considering starting a business of your own. Depending on what your area of expertise is, you can start any of sort of business that you want.

    Just make sure that you’re ready for the responsibility that comes along with being a business owner.  When you’re an employee, it’s up to your boss to take care of all of the details. However, when you’re the one in charge, it’s up to you to handle problems and take liability if anyone gets hurt on the job or something needs to get handled.


    One of the simplest ways to make extra income is to babysit.  Babysitting is something that people need services for in any economy in any part of the world.  The nice thing about babysitting is that it usually happens at night.

    Therefore, you can still keep your day job yet make a little side money in the evenings watching kids.  

    Have a Garage Sale

    Selling your old things is an effective way to make money quickly.  You never know how much money you’ve got accumulating in your closets or in your garage.

    You may just have thousands of dollars at your fingertips that you don’t even realize you have.

    Do Odd Jobs

    Odd jobs are great for people who are multi-talented.  Offering your services and skills to family members can often bring in more money than you expected.

    Since your friends and family want to help as much as possible, they’ll likely be glad to take on your services to help you out.

    Ask Your Boss For a Raise

    If you’ve been working for your company for a long enough time, it may be time to ask about a raise. Don’t be shy to ask your boss if you’re eligible for a pay increase.

    If they don’t feel you are, then ask what you need to do to make it happen. Their answer will determine whether it’s the kind of company you want to stay with for future opportunities, or if you’ve maxed out your full potential with them and it’s time to move on.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.