The end of the year is always a busy time and it’s no secret that the holidays can leave us feeling a little strapped for cash. These summer holidays, why not pick up a side hustle and see if you can bring in some extra money to help you make those ends meet? There are plenty of options out there is you’re ready to think outside the square a little.
Here are 10 great ways you can earn extra cash this Summer Holiday.
There are so many online surveys that you can sign up for and get a bit of cash in the bank. Some surveys pay with vouchers, while others offer cash, so it helps to do your research. Most usually pay via PayPal, so if you don’t have an account set up already, it would help to get on top of this. This is a great side hustle, as you can do it sitting in front of TV at the end of the day.
This is a side hustle that has risen among the ranks over the past decade. And for good reason too. Almost every business has the need for a virtual assistant, so there is lots of work out there. You can make a lot of money doing this, you just need to set yourself up right. Take a look at your skills and put them in writing. Find out if there is a particular area you can specialise in and put together a flyer. Canva is really helpful for this. Even better, you can earn money where ever and whenever and control how much work you take on.
Holidays are a great time for you to go through the house and have a deep clean. Set aside everything you want to get rid of and start listing it on eBay. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy cash injection. There are plenty of other places you can list items as well, including Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. It will feel great to declutter and make some money in the process.
Car sharing service
If you don’t need your car each and everyday, you can pop it on a car sharing service such as Car Next Door. It’s a great way to earn money for something you aren’t even using. And don’t stress, the service is insured.
Better yet, you can get behind the wheel yourself. Set yourself up as an Uber driver and you can choose when and where you work. Lots of people take on this gig full-time, but there’s no reason you can’t do it part-time when suits you. And this is something you can keep up all year round.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie. During the holidays everyone is busy and lots of people take off on trips. It’s the perfect chance to offer up dog walking services, and also a great way for you to get out and about each day. Start putting flyers up around the neighbourhood, or post on your local page on Facebook.
Just like you can rent your car out, why not have a go at renting out your house. Maybe you’re taking off yourself these holidays and have your house just sitting there unused? Or do you have a spare room that you could pop online? It doesn’t take long to sign up and be a host and you’ll be bringing the cash in in no time.
Have a particular skill you can pass on? Tutoring is a great way to do this. You can think beyond the traditional school child and subject tutor and think outside the square. Can you sew? Take photos? Cook? Advertise online and offer to pass these skills onto others, you will surprised at how many people want to take you up on it.
Good with kids? There are plenty of mum’s and dads who are looking for a little time to themselves over the Summer holidays, so offer up your services for a bit of extra cash. You only have to pick up work when you want to, and you might find it’s a fun way to spend Summer – being a kid again!
Have you heard of mystery shopping? Companies pay you to go into their store and put their employees to the test. You then provide this feedback to the owner. Some companies also get you to go into the competitor’s store and do the same to see what they are doing right.
This summer get inventive! There are so many great ways to make a little extra cash on the side. And the great part is, you can stop and start these whenever you want, so the option is always there.