7 Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer
Summer means it is time to head to the pool, outdoor festivals, concerts, and theme parks. The only problem is, you might be working on a tight budget. So how do you do all the fun stuff you want on a budget that is less than perfect? Raising some extra summer funds might be the solution. Take a look below at 7 ways to make extra money this summer so you can fund all of the fun activities you want to do. Here are some ideas to get you started!
1. Host a yard sale.
This is one of the quickest ways to get cash in hand. Clean out those closets, the garage, the shed, and of course the basement. Grab price tags from your local dollar store and have a yard sale to clean the clutter away. Use free listing services such as Craigslist to advertise your sale, then just wait for the buyers to arrive with cash! Read these 11 Ways to Make Your Yard Sale a Success.
2. Clean out your clothing closets.
Take the clothing you no longer need or wear to a local consignment shop. It is best to find a shop that buys clothing outright, as opposed to a shop that waits to pay you when someone purchases your item. Dig out women’s clothing and accessories, and any gently used kids clothing as those items seem to bring the most buck.
3. Offer to babysit one day per week.
Why not open up your home to babysit one evening per week? Open up a time slot for parents to run and grab dinner, shop, or just relax. Charge a flat fee for the time slot and take 3-5 kids. This is an easy way to give friends a break and make some cash in the process.
4. Try renting out your home for a weekend.
Renting out your home is all the rage these days. Companies like AirBnB and Rent Like a Champion will list your house for you, find you a renter, and pay you to rent out your house for a night or a weekend. Check out both of these companies to see if you might be a fit for such a program.
5. Sell your handmade crafts.
Are you crafty and creative? Head to Etsy where for a flat fee you can list your handmade items. You can also try renting a booth at the many summer fairs and festivals that take place during the warm summer months. They tend to bring in big crowds!
6. Join a Facebook selling page.
Find a local Facebook selling page where you can sell your household items, kids toys, clothing, and other “stuff” you might have. Most cities have local pages where you can get matched up with people right in your own town. It is a fun and easy way to clear out clutter and make some cash in the process.
7. Consider taking surveys.
Survey sites like Swagbucks allow you to take surveys and shop to earn points that are redeemable on gift cards and even Paypal cash. Check out Swagbucks or other reputable survey sites and see if you are up to the challenge. For a few minutes a day, you can start racking up points good for all sorts of gift cards and cash.
Are you ready to start making some extra summer funds? Give these tips to make extra money this summer a try and see how simple it can be.
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.