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Make extra money! Our goal at Progressing Income is to help you by providing you with tips and ideas on how to increase your income. If our income is going to progress, we will need to do a side job or hustle to attain our goal of making more money. Most of us already are working a full time job trying to make ends meet. You may be thinking after day’s end, after having a hard day at work, “Who wants to work after a crappy day at work”? Common now! You should be excited! You are visiting our website because you are like other readers who are out there to improve their financial situation.
Readers who are seeking financial freedom! Eventually we want to work towards a goal of making passive income which we will discuss in another posting. There is a time when we need extra money! The bills may be stacking up and there doesn’t seem to be enough cash to take care all of all that.
If you are working a full-time job, it can feel irritating when your whole pay check goes to paying those bills and there seems like there is still not enough money on hand. What is your plan to overcome that situation? Below are some ideas that will help you generate more income.
1. Sell your belongings
Organize your closet, find items you don’t need that you can part with and make some money from selling those items. Separate the items you are keeping and have a separate stack of items to sell. Concentrate first on the items that have a high dollar value (items like electronics, musical instruments and golf clubs etc.) to get cash quicker. Some ideas for selling these items is through Craigslist, eBay or just make your own garage sale. Price your items so that they will sell. We all want to get the best price for our for sale items. Unless you know the value of the items you are selling, it s best to sell your items at reasonable price and get whatever cash value that you can get. Clear out and sell those items and move on to your next money making idea.
2. Work a job
We are in a process of progressing income! In light of your financial situation and you are in need of money, go and work a job for a while. Decide the amount of hours you want to work each week, whether it is full time or part time. Many part-time jobs are available seasonally. Like during the summer months or during the holiday season. While working a job, besides earning extra cash, you also can learn other skills that will be helpful in reaching your financial goals. Keeping in mind that working the job is to help produce income for us at the moment as we continue on different ways that we can earn more money.
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3. Home repair service
If you have home repair skills, consider doing this as a side job. Doing carpentry work, fixing leaky faucets, repairing holes in the wall and repairing window screens is a small list of the many different types of work that can be done repairing homes. Depending on where you are located, there may be a high demand for home maintenance repair work. Price the cost of your work on the high side. Get paid for what your skills are worth.
4. Moving/hauling service
Make use of your truck and have a moving/hauling service in your area. Determine how big of a load you transport based on the truck that you own. Decide how far of an area you want to cover doing this service (for example, no further than 45 minute drive away etc.). Be sure to factor in the cost for fuel and a helper to move heavy items around.
5. Yard service
If you like being outdoors, do yard work as a side job. With some basic hand tools, a lawn mower, weed trimmer and blower, you can be making some bucks in the afternoons or on the weekends. Mow a yard, rake leaves or even trim a hedge. The great part of doing yard service is that you get paid and also get a good workout pushing a lawn mower around the yard. Take a drive in a nice neighborhood. There are homeowners who don’t like to do yard work or they just don’t have the time for it. You are bound to find some properties that can use mowing or your yard service.
6. Start a blog
In this day and age, the internet has become a powerful tool for many individuals to use. By harnessing the power of the internet, people all over the world can be reached through the internet. Your blog can potentially be making money while you are sleeping as people in other parts of the world are reading your blog. You are basically writing on topics or subjects that you are knowledgeable about and sharing it with the world through the internet. There are many ways to blog to earn income. A few ways are through advertising, write your own e-book or through affiliate marketing. There is lots of information that you can find on the internet on how to blog. See our page on Why You Should Start a Blog where we write about getting a domain name and getting web hosting on Ultra Web Hosting.
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7. Become an instructor/private lessons
Consider tutoring people or giving private lessons. There maybe someone on campus that needs help with studies in a certain subject. You could post up flyers or place an ad in Craigslist. If you’re a musician, use your talent to make yourself a side income. Teach people how to play your instrument. Whether it is guitar, piano, drums or whatever the instrument is, there are people willing to pay for these services. Tell people to spread the word and make extra money doing something that you enjoy.
8. Rent a spare room
If you got a spare room in the house, consider renting it out to make extra money every month. Research your area to determine competitive rental rates in your area. Pay attention to the cleanliness, appearance and presentation of the room can help command a higher rental rate.
Cosmetic things like shampooing the carpet, giving the room a fresh coat of paint and having a being sure the room is well lighted, can mean more income for you! Areas that have college campuses near you can benefit from students looking for housing during the school year.
9. Freelance writing
Exercise or develop your writing skills. You may have a hidden writing skill that you don’t even know about! There are websites like Fiverr where you can sign up to do freelance work and get paid to write. You can write resume and cover letters, do creative writing for a client’s specific needs or even write articles for blogs. If you enjoy being behind a computer and being in the comfort of your home, consider freelancing as a full-time of part-time source of earning extra cash.
10. Dog walking service
If you love animals, this one’s for you! You get to spend time with man’s best friend and at the same time get exercise for yourself walking down the street or at the local doggy park. There are a lot of dog owners that are so busy and don’t have time to walk their pets. You can help be part of their solution. Determine how many dogs you can comfortably be responsible for or handle walking. Be sure to carry a supply of doggy poop bags and doggy treats with you when you’re out walking.
11. Become a Lyft driver
If you live in a moderately populated area, drive people to their destinations by becoming a Lyft driver. You can learn more about becoming a driver and the requirements need to become a Lyft driver. You meet new people and it also is an opportunity for you to share or talk about your other side businesses that you do. You’re basically networking and putting out the word giving you opportunity to earn more money.
12. Become a virtual assistant
Because there are so many websites available on the internet, many of these sites are owned and managed by individuals or small businesses. Because these sites are growing, these individual and small business owners don’t have the time to manage the part of their operation on their website. Many of these owners will look at hiring a virtual assistant. As a virtual assistant, you may be called upon to manage task that include: replying to e-mails, managing subscriber e-mail list, sending out e-mails to subscribers and updating their social media post for the website.
13. Start a Decorating Service
Have you ever walked in a classy resort and stood in awe of how the lobby is beautifully decorated? If you like the fine elegant looks, start a decorating service. Your decorating service can decorate homes or businesses during the holidays. You can even decorate for weddings and parties. Other decorating opportunities are decorating a home that is up for sale. Decorating that home to feel like a home to a buyer will make the sellers happy and give you an opportunity to charge a higher service fee.
14. Become a Wedding or Party Planner
Being well organized is key to being a successful at planning weddings or parties. The MOST IMPORTANT objective in being successful as a planner is making sure that the event is memorable for the client or host. You would work with the client on how they envision the event to be. You would then organize the event by coordinating all the elements that make up the event. That includes securing the time and location of the event, tables/seating, decorating and a program. Pay attention to the many details and this service has the potential to make some good extra bucks for you.
15. Start a Cleaning Service
There are homes where couples are so busy with their work and family schedule, that they have a difficult time finding a time to tidy up or clean their homes. Chores like vacuuming the carpet, sweeping/mopping the flowers, dusting the furniture and cleaning the bathrooms are some of the task that you would be doing. Visit the home to see the work that needs to be done. If it’s a large house, it may take up to a day or more to clean. If the homeowners have children with a lot of toys and the place is a mess, these are situations you can charge a higher rate. It is probably best to bring in an extra helper. You could have a friend help you and they can get paid also. The both of you can just have a fun time accomplishing the goal of cleaning these people’s home.
Working a side job is something to be excited about! It’s because you are working towards a goal. A goal of improving your financial situation and even a better future! As you begin to make more money, begin to set some aside for savings, retirement, investing, purchasing a home and passive income. Subscribe to our e-mail list for updates on new postings here on Progressing Income.