If you want to earn some extra money, whether it be for home improvements, a trip with the kids or a little treat for yourself, but you’re a busy parent, it can be difficult. You don’t always have the option of taking on an extra part-time job or working more hours because you have the children to think about. That doesn’t mean, however, that you just have to do without.
There are several ways that you can make more money without letting your parenting duties suffer as a result.
Check out these simple ideas to effortlessly earn more money when you need it:
Rent Out Your Driveway
As parking prices soar and less and less space is made available to those looking to park in busy areas, more people have started offering their own drives and garages for rental. If you live in a big city and you have a drive that isn’t in use during the day, you could earn a decent sum by renting your drive to a local person who’d be glad of the space.
Sell Your Old Stuff
If you get rid of your old iPhone and tablets, you could make anywhere between £5-200 depending on the model and condition of your phone. You’ll also be doing your part for the environment by recycling your old electronics.
Selling used clothes and shoes that are in good condition on eBay can also net you’re a tidy profit, especially if you take the time to get a decent set of photos and write eye-catching descriptions. This is something you can do whenever you have a few minutes spare, the cash will soon mount up, and you’ll have a wonderfully decluttered home once you’re finished.
Look After Pets
If you’re an animal lover, taking in another family’s animal while they are on holiday will not feel at all like a chore. You’ll have great fun cuddling and playing with your new furry friend, and you’ll earn a bit of money into the bargain.
Sell Your Crafts
If you have a crafty hobby like photography, knitting or painting, you could make some extra money by selling the things you make. I mean, you will be putting the time in anyway, so even if you only make enough back to cover the costs of your materials, that’s something.
There are lots of online surveys which will pay you a small sum once completed. You won’t get rich quick by doing this, but you can usually fit a few surveys in during those quiet moments, and over the course of a year, the rewards can really add up.
There are plenty of busy people out there who hanker for home cooked meals but simply don’t have the time to cook for themselves. If you can connect with one of them in your local area, you could make some cash by making slightly bigger portions of your family meals and delivering them for a small fee. You won’t have to do any extra work, but you could earn some extra pocket money by doing so.
What do you do when you need some extra spending money?
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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