There are so many of these top ten lists around nowadays. You may not find some of these extra income ideas very groundbreaking but I hope to also share some that may get you thinking…
Let me know in the comments if you have ever tried any of these to give yourself some extra income:
I don’t mean picking up dead animals from the side of the road, I mean picking up any change you may see on the pavement that others have carelessly discarded. Whilst this won’t be a fantastic money maker, I’ve known people to get up to £60 in a month. Very handy for those little extras. I wrote more about roadkill here.
Pet Sitting/House Sitting/Baby Sitting
These are perhaps some of the most popular sources of extra income – I personally have done all of the above! Some personal finance bloggers have changed this from their side hustles into a fully formed business too – kudos to Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff!
Completing Online Surveys
I have been doing this for many years now and whilst this doesn’t bring in regular amounts, it is nice to know that a few big cheques or Paypal payments are winging their way to me every year!
Selling Your Old Stuff
I think everyone knows about this but so many people don’t actually do it. This is probably the first thing I would tell anyone to do in regards to making some extra income for yourself. Places to sell include car boot sales, Ebay, Facebook selling groups and if you want to sell a specialist item, auction houses.
Utilising Your Hobby
If you can sew, why not make items and sell them? Perhaps even create some sewing patterns and sell those? Utilising your hobby is always a great idea for extra income as you get to make money doing what you love – check out So Sew Easy for inspiration.
Make Your Garden Earn For You
This is something I am always telling my retired Dad to do. He grows his own fruit and vegetables and is always making jams, chutneys, soups and more – and they always taste great! He could make himself some nice extra income if he was to sell his creations – he often gives them away to family, friends and neighbours – all who would happily pay for them!
Take Part In Market Research
Market research is by no means a regular source of extra income but if you can spare some minutes of your time to answer some questions (whether face to face, on the telephone or online), you can earn yourself some nice cash for your back pocket.
Affiliate Your Websites
This is something I have only recently got into and I am wondering why I didn’t take it so seriously before. If you have a website, affiliate it. There is bound to be an affiliate scheme suitable for you. My main earner personally has to be the Amazon affiliate scheme.
Sell Your Space
If you own your home and have a spare room or an empty driveway that you are not using, you aren’t utilising available avenues for extra income. Renting out a room to a lodger or a car parking space to a needy soul helps both of you out – one gets the space, the other gets a nice bit of money for doing their good deed.
Use Cashback Websites
This is yet another that I can’t believe some people forget to do – especially when making big purchases. There are so many cashback websites around now that it is hard to choose which one to opt from – I am having most success with Top Cashback (*referral link) right now but there are plenty of other options available.
Do you do anything in particular for extra income that I haven’t mentioned on the list? I’d love to hear your ideas!