The Most Creative and Unique Ways to Earn the Little Extra Cash

Money: something we all need to get by. Without money, we can’t survive in this world, and that is a fact. Another fact is that most people do want that bit extra money. Once you’ve planned out your budget have divided your money between rent, food, bills, tax, etc., etc. the list is endless, it would be nice just to have that little bit extra as disposable income. Just something more for you to maybe go out for dinner a bit more or not feel so guilty for buying that new top. If you’re looking to make a little extra cash, here’s how.


Matched betting

Matched betting is a form of betting online that is no risk. You take a free bet offered by a betting website and bet the opposite on a different site. So you are both for and against an outcome, hence, no risk. You will always either win or get your bet back; you won’t ever lose money though. Matched betting is perfectly safe and legal, just try not to be tempted to get into the full on online betting as while that is a way to make a little extra money, it is also so risky and not worth that risk!


Possibly the most popular way of making a little extra money is to take online surveys. Sites are great to have a look at because they offer loads of different online survey sites as well as reviews on which ones are the best for your time. Online surveys are something you could do if you had a couple of hours at the end of the day and were looking to quickly get a bit extra whenever it is convenient to you. A lot of places also offer things like sign-up bonus’ as well as extras such as testing out a website or email surveys.


Starting your own business

I know that you’re thinking “wow this was only meant to be a little extra money, I don’t want a whole new business venture.” However, it doesn’t mean that you should employ loads of people and quit your job, it just means that if you’ve ever thought of doing something just as, reviewing films that you love, why not start up a little website about it. There are so many templates out there that you will be able to do it in no time and eventually, you would start making a little money from it if you place adverts on your website. You could start this tonight if you wanted, in front of the TV, after dinner with your feet up. This would be your own little business. Another good thing about this is that you would have something to be proud of, something that you’ve put works into and when you did get the rewards, it would be so worth it.


Publishing an e-book

I once again hear you saying “wow”… however, once again it isn’t as hard as it sounds. Kindle on Amazon has a feature that means absolutely anyone can publish something. So remember that 10,000-word essay you had to write for your diploma that you thought you would never want to look at ever again? Well, there’s almost certainly another student out there who would pay to read that. This does take a little effort and you might earn a lot! If you don’t have anything lying about that you could use, why not write something? It would be so fun to write a little short story or a bit of fiction, and there is a chance you could make a bit extra on the side. That sounds like it’s worth a try!

Extra jobs

There are some great sites out there such as Fiverr, as well as loads of others, where you can sell a service. On this particular one, all you have to do is select a service; it could be absolutely anything from walking a dog, to creating a webpage to whatever your heart can dream up. You are then able to post it, and people who are looking for that service will pay you for it! This is the same kind of thing as being a babysitter and posting it in your local corner shop, but a bit more modern. You could also advertise your service on social media. Don’t be afraid to message people as well, if you see someone who needs something, volunteer, in the end, you will get some cash out of it!

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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