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by Alice C. Woodhouse
December 25, 2009
It's always so fulfilling to put more money on the table and manage to provide well for your family. Times are getting harder, even with a regular day job. More often the salaries are just enough to cover the necessary expenses and stash some for savings. How about if you want to buy something for yourself? Or you just want to put in higher numbers in for your savings? Here are few of the ways that people can make cash without printing a cover letter and a long résumé.

Sell Your Stuff Off

Normally, we hate to part with something that we own. But selling is a practical way to turn your stuff into cash and help you de-clutter, too! Try to see if there are several things you don't need in the house. If you see some items that you're sure that have at least some value, like collectibles, unused clothing and shoes. There are a few times that people find rare things that bring them loads of money selling it off in Ebay. One woman found small decors that actually were rare collectibles so the returns on that we quite huge. If there are a lot of useful things you'd like to sell but you don't think they can be priced high, then a garage sale might suffice. Check out if your consignment stores offer great deals on you items, too.

Money-Making Skills, Talents and Hobbies

We've all wished that we get paid to do what we like. Guess what? You can turn your abilities into something profitable! One of the best ways is to take a look what are your marketable skills. Are you a budding photographer? If you have the equipment to take good pictures with, then you just might use that as a way to earn some much-needed cash. There are lots of contest that you can join in, and if you're talented enough, get some prize money along the way. If you're good with software and computers, you could advertise yourself as a neighborhood PC guy that can help with your computer problems. Or if you play an instrument, you can be an instructor to basic playing of musical instruments like the guitar, piano, or the flute.

Make Money Online

Do you spend so much time browsing the Internet? Then you must have encountered an advertisement or five about making money while at the computer. There are hundreds of sites to do so. One of the fastest-growing is the online survey industry. Just for a good few minutes of sharing your opinions about companies, products, government policies, politics and the like you can earn as much as $15 - $20 for each completed survey. There are also several sites that pay you to comment on forums and bulletins, and you can do this at your free time! Check out some great online work too, like part-time researchers and writers, as well as editors and proofreaders. Another great idea is to set up a blog and put advertisements on it. You get paid as you blog about anything under the sun. Wouldn't that just be the coolest job in the world?

Tutor In The Evenings

If you're one of those who have a day job and have quite a bit of free time left in the evenings? Transform that empty time to do nothing by being a tutor to your neighbor's kids! You can help a little kid out by teaching him basic math, helping in creating an awesome science project, and all other subjects that he needs help on. Try to find out your strong subject and start looking into campus bulletins, local newspapers and community boards if there are parents looking for part-time tutors.

It's really important that we try and supplement our main income with a little something on the side. It gives you an opportunity to save more, or use the money that you earn from sideline work to get you the things you want.

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