9 Easiest Ways to Make More Money And Change Your Financial Situation

Are you a little strapped for cash at the moment? Even with an initial income, the bills are adding up, housing prices rising, and there is no time to look for another source of income? What if we told you there are several simple ways to acquire some extra cash and turn things around?

money master the game by tony robbins

Money Master The Game

by Tony Robbins

⏱ 14 minutes reading time

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Sell Your Opinion

Your opinion is incredibly valuable, and a lot of companies know this. Now, there are a couple of ways you can use that to your advantage, and both are simple, convenient, and low-effort. One way to make extra money is to fill out an online survey. You’ll find numerous sites that will pay– either in cash or vouchers– simply fill out your thoughts about their product or an overall survey and cha-ching! Most of these survey sites don’t pay that much, but the dollar amount adds up. They’re also a great way to earn extra cash while passing the time. So if you find yourself doing nothing in a waiting room, sitting in your morning commute, et cetera, use that time to fill out a couple of surveys and earn at the same time.

But working online isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay! In real life, there is another version– also super-easy– way to earn money for your opinion, and that’s through focus groups. Consider taking part in them or product tests. All you have to do is sign up, sit in a room with a group of other volunteers, and answer questions. Easy peasy.

Sell Ad Space

Want to turn that financial situation around and use all your resources? Well, have you ever considered selling ad space? There are numerous ways to do that, and they’re all relatively convenient. You’re banking on the fact that businesses always have and always will pay for advertising.

So if you have a blog that you once started as a hobby, who says you can’t put ads on it and get a little extra money? Don’t have a blog? That’s okay! Have you ever considered that you may own a golden opportunity for selling ad space, and you just don’t know it?

Believe it or not, many companies will pay you for the honor of turning your cat into their moving advertisement or billboard. You bring them your car, and they add removable decals and decorations that advertise a business or product. These companies usually pay a monthly fee.

Sell Your Things

You may have a hidden gem, something of value, or high in demand and don’t even know it. Even if you don’t, your house has a lot of things that you don’t need that you’re not using and that you can sell for a profit. Turn that clutter into cash flow. An excellent way to sell a lot of things at once instead of selling them online– which is another viable option for selling items– is to hold a yard sale.

Yard sales are simple and are more lucrative than you may think. There are also a few tricks to holding them to ensure your yard sale is super successful. Long are the days of simply putting your things out on the lawn and waiting for curious neighbors and buyers to show up. A little more effort is needed. Picking the right timing and weather are key.

It would be best to advertise when your yard sale will occur. No one will come if they don’t know there’s an event occurring. Advertise online or hang up signs to attract as many buying customers as you can. Lastly, you want to arrange your things as neatly as possible to make them attractive to incoming buyers.

Pet Sitting

Pet sitting is a very real and very lucrative option to make more money. It’s also great if you’re a cat or dog person; it’s like getting paid to have fun! So if you especially love animals, working as a pet sitter allows you to spend some time with cuddly pets and get paid for it at the end of the day.

Dog owners, for example, will pay for someone to walk their dog on a daily basis. Likewise, vacationers will pay you to check up on their cats and fish while they’re off somewhere else. A pet sitter’s duties are simple. It usually involves walking, playing or exercising, feeding, refilling water bowls, changing the litter box, administering any medications if needed, and lastly, providing TLC while their owners are away.

But how can you break into such a business? You can advertise your services online, post an ad in the newspaper, or you can set up fliers in places where pet owners are likely to be, such as dog parks and pet supply stores. Word of mouth also goes a long way. Start with a low fee to attract new customers and then as you build up your reputation, feel free to charge more. The best thing about this is that this is a lovely side business that doesn’t require you to sacrifice the essential time of the day.

Start a Side Hustle

Speaking of side businesses, starting a side hustle is essential if you’re trying to change your financial situation. The common saying “good things come to those who hustle” applies here. Or take it from entrepreneur Stephen C. Hogan, who says, “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.”

There is no limit to what sort of side business you can start to earn extra money. A good starting point is turning a hobby into a side gig. It’s a win-win. You get money for doing something you already do for fun and are skilled at. It is likely that you are already knowledgeable about your hobby to teach it to children or other adults.

Sell your craft. If your hobby is something such as knitting, sewing, making jewelry, woodworking, et cetera, you can easily set up shop on online pages or stores. You can also showcase your products in festivals, flea markets, and local craft shows.

A terrific side business that escapes many people’s notice is tutoring. Was there a subject in school you particularly excelled at? If you think you’re not the teaching type, try teaching a lesson or two. Tutoring includes topics such as anything from Math and English to music.

Become a Driver

In this modern-day and age, companies such as Uber and Lyft make it all too easy to become a driver and earn extra money.

You’ll be earning money on your own time, with your own schedule, and getting paid for sitting in a car all day. So it’s an excellent opportunity to supplement your income or as a way to make money for the unemployed.

Rent Out a Room

Do you have a spare room in your house that’s just sitting there, collecting dust? It’s not just an extra room, then. Instead, it’s a potential source of cash if you rent it out. All you need to do through sites like Airbnb is list the room, describe it, take a few photos, and list a price.

With minimal effort, you’ll be getting a steady income through the renters coming in. Airbnb also offers this striking feature: Airbnb Experiences, which hosts experiences instead of just a space. Get paid extra for taking your renters on activities around town, showing them the sites, the best restaurants, and taking them on tours.

Reduce Your Expenses

What if we told you that one sure-fire way to change your financial situation is already in the palm of your hands? Without knowing it, you’re probably already spending more money on things you don’t need to. So identify those expenses and reduce them.

Dedicate a period of time, like a month, and keep an eye on your budget. Is there something you can cut back on? What are some products or services that you’re paying for but no longer need? Bundled services that you once may have subscribed to, the ones that renew month to month, are a huge money drainer. Take a second look at your bills and see if your needs for those subscriptions have changed. You never know that the company may offer a better plan or price when calling to cancel. New offers pop up all the time, and there’s a lot of hidden cash that can be found.

One untraditional way to make a few extra bucks or even hundreds is to donate plasma. This method of making money on the side is also a win-win. You’re getting paid, and your plasma is used to create medicine that will save someone’s life.

It’s like donating blood, but a little more complicated. If you’re not afraid of needles, go for it! A trained professional will draw your blood, and your blood will then cycle through specialized equipment that separates the plasma. After the plasma is collected, the blood returns safely to your body. And you can walk out with a couple hundred, depending on where you donated.

These nine easiest ways to make more money can be hope to someone working towards financial freedom. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make some extra cash!

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