Sometimes, the ‘proper’ ways of making money aren’t enough. And really, since everyone else is making money in certain ways, it seems you need to expand your thinking and your creativity to add to your profits. Even though you might not realize it, companies want to give you money – for just a little bit of your time. By taking advantage of these different ways of making money, you can add to your revenue – even if it’s just to boost your entertainment funds.
Sell Your Photos
When you already take photographs, why not sell them? With sites like iStockphoto and Fotegrafik, you can you can submit your photos and wait for others to pay you to use them. Simple to use and minimal in cost to you (assuming you already have a high quality camera), you can make your creativity work for you.
Sell Your Hair
If you have longer hair, others want it. Places like Hairworks.com and thehairtrader.com can take your undamaged hair and use it for wigs. Depending on the type of hair you have and the length you’re willing to part with, you can boost your income by selling what you grow naturally.
Sell Custom Items
Have a great idea for a personalized t-shirt or coffee mug? Places like Zazzle and Cafepress will allow you to design your personalized items, buy them, and then sell the design to others. People can then order the items they want with your graphics on them.
Rent Out Your Free Space
Those with extra rooms in their home or office will benefit from renting them out to others. You can take on a new roommate or share your office space with others. Post your free space on sites like Craigslist.org to find out who can help you pay the bills or just offer more income each month.
Sell Stuff You Don’t Use
If you’re the type of person who keeps everything, maybe it’s time to free up your home and sell what you don’t use. Sites like eBay and Craigslist.org are great for posting items you don’t need to get the money you do need.
When you buy something, check to see if there are any offered rebates for the purchase price. Simply filling out a form and turning in some proof of purchase can often cut the price of items like contact lenses in half.
Refer Your Friends
Some companies offer money to those who refer their friends. AT&T is one company that has offered a $25 rebate to AT&T members who referred friends to their services. Check the companies you already pay to do business with to see if they’re willing to pay you to find more customers.
Turn in Your Bottles and Cans
If you have a soda habit, you can turn it into cash. By returning your bottles and cans for the deposits, you can come up with some extra cash without spending any additional money.