Lying in a cold sweat every night, tossing and turning, thinking non-stop ‘how can I earn extra income’? Well, you sure aren’t the only person! The economic crash is having a nasty impact on everyone, and even multi-million companies are cutting corners to save every cent. Little wonder therefore that the poor man-in-the-street is facing desperate times. Even those lucky enough to be employed find themselves short of cash every month.
How can I earn extra money? This critical question is particularly relevant if you’re a single parent struggling to make ends meet with the meagre wage you’re getting at your day job. You’d love to be working two jobs but where’s the time? Well, you’ve got to think of something that’s going to keep the wolf from the door. Get creative and get out there and sell yourself.
Many single moms, and even some desperate dads, are doing child sitting to earn extra money. There are hundreds of parents in your area who often need a reliable child sitter, so this is definitely something to consider. And you won’t feel guilty about not being with your own kids because you’ll be earning the extra money in your own home. In time you may be in such demand that you could even find yourself doing child sitting on a full time basis.
If you don’t have kids, or you’re not very child oriented, what about dog sitting? Seriously, you can do this on Saturdays and Sundays if you’ve got a full-time job, and earn great money. Good dog sitters are always in demand, and if you’re a dog lover you might even be able to extend your services to include grooming and other related services.
There are survey companies which are always on the lookout for people who are willing to complete surveys in return for remuneration. An average survey should take you around 20 minutes to complete. Get online and register with a survey site. You’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire so that they know what kind surveys will suit you.
The horizons to make extra money are much wider for people without children. But a word of warning – don’t get picky about what you are prepared to do, or not do. There’s no place for fussiness when the bank balance is in the red.
What about doing a paper route? Paper routes are not only for kids on bikes. These days adults with transport can earn up to $ 400 a week doing a paper route! Chat to the editor of your local rag and find out if there are any routes not being serviced.