Money remains a powerful driving force for most of us in the world today. It seems there’s never a sufficient cash flow for our needs. Working two or more jobs (or even one demanding one) can push your physical body to its limits.
Occasionally the need for more money is immediate and pressing. Whatever the reason, it’s worthwhile to have a few money-making methods in your back pocket — preferably ones that don’t require you to have to go through the exercise of selling yourself once more.
Here are a few real ways to generate extra income for those expected and surprise life expenses which won’t make you feel as if you sold your soul to the corporate combinee.
Get smart about gambling
This would not be a great idea if you’ve had a problem with addiction, but a sharp player has a chance to make some serious money in the casino. The key is to be wise. Almost no one can walk up to the first machine they see and win a fortune.
Invest some time in educating yourself about the best ways to beat the odds. Find a niche. If you like slots, learn everything you can about winning at slot machines. If you’re great with cards, concentrate on how to win at the poker tables.
Sell your talents
Why not make money doing something you enjoy? Sell your talents using the platforms that are available online.
Etsy is a great outlet if you’re a craft lover. The service takes a small portion of your earnings for providing the platform, but it can be worth the benefit of the convenience as well as access to a potentially vast customer pool.
If you’re into music, there are plenty of opportunities to sell lessons. Teach others how to appreciate the beauty of musical sounds, and get paid for something you love.
Make money with your body
Take your mind out of the gutter and consider signing up for clinical trials. If you live anywhere near a medium to large-sized city, you should be able to find plenty of online opportunities for people who are willing to participate in medical trials.
Hang out with dogs
If you love man’s best friend, you can derive income from hanging out with furry friends. Dog walking is a great way to earn extra income and chill with K-9 pals at the same time.
Take it a step further and try your ability at dog-sitting. Babysitters are in high demand, but people need folks to dog-sit on regular occasion as well.
Move your money around
Another easy way to make quick money is simply to shift your existing fund to a new bank. There are tons of “sign-up” bonuses available if you open a new account with a particular banking service. Move your money to a new bank, and make a hundred bucks for nothing.