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Eight Ideas to Make a Few Extra Bucks


A great way to help reduce your debt faster is to find extra income. Here are some ideas for making a few extra bucks (remember – every little bit counts!):

1.) Are you good with word processing and spreadsheets? Ask around local businesses and see if they could use some temporary help on an outsourced basis. Do a great job with one business and word can spread like wildfire.

2.) Are you artistic? Ask area businesses if they would like their storefront windows painted for the holidays.

3.) Are you a budding shutterbug? Ask area realtors if they need photos taken of houses for sale. It could be as easy as taking 3-4 shots per house and you could earn around $9.00/photo (depending on area).

4.) Are you good in the kitchen? Why not ask area restaurants to try some of your goodies and see if they would be willing to purchase some from you?

5.) Are you a pet lover? Offer pet-sitting services if you have the room and someone home during the day.

6.) Are you crafty? Make up some of your crafty items and sell them at area craft shows or flea markets.

7.) Are you organized? Offer organizational services to businesses and residences, which may include doing the organization yourself or merely consulting.

8.) Are you a neat & tidy? Offer cleaning services to businesses and residential areas. A great market to get into is to clean newly constructed homes.

9.) If you aren’t sure what your skills may be, you can try to find options for earning extra money on JobTonic or other similar websites.

There are many other ideas out there, just remember to think outside of the box and to keep your eyes open. When it comes to reducing your debt, even an extra $20/week turns into an extra $1040 a year 🙂


  • Reply Ashley |

    Tricia these are some great idea to earn some extra money. Some of these thing people wouldn;t even think about.

  • Reply Andrea >> Become a Consultant Blog |

    Those are great ideas that a lot of people can use to make extra money. I run a website on becoming a consultant and I’ve noticed that a ton of my readers are interested in using consulting to pay off debt. So I’ve been writing about how the high hourly rate from consulting can help you pay off debt faster


  • Reply Plus6 |

    Excellent ideas. It’s interesting how many simple ways to make a few extra bucks are overlooked. We have tons of newly constructed homes in my area and the houses keep getting bigger and more difficult to clean.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Karen |

    I was an activity director; those companies require degrees for consultants. I do have great expertise. I was an entertainer who filled in for my missing volunteers on my job. The corporations now process through w-9 and don’t pay under the table. I make less on unemployment than I’d get at a minimum wage job. Not enough to pay rent and utilities anywhere. My son offered me to live with him and his brother in a house where I will not have a room. I have a ton of books and work clothes I am loathe to part with as these are the only treasures I kept after death of 2 parents, divorce (where the girlfriend moved into the house and shoved out my belongings) and loss, loss loss. Right now I am trying to pack and I am ALONE, boxes are heavy, I’m unsure who is going to get/payfor storage or even exactly when this move will happen, so I am in living in chaos in an apt. which was one mile from my job. Across the street lives a former co-worker who I supplied with furniture when she moved and several other co=workers happily took hundreds of dollars that I gave to help them out.
    I am depressed to the point of being paralyzed. When I try to find jobs for word processing (type 120 wpm with 40 years in the job market) I get slammed by “work at home for a minor initial fee” spam.

    Your ideas are great and thanks but again, they don’t fit my situation.

    Best of luck to everybody.

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