I’ve just read an article on usnews.com called How to Earn Extra Money in the Summer. As you can imagine, I always look at articles like this with an interested yet skeptical eye. These kinds of articles often just throw together a bunch of possible ways to make money, but there is often something a bit lacking in the advice.
With this particular article I have mixed feelings, so I will address each of the money earning methods individually.
As far as the summer seasons goes, the first few methods mentioned in this article are probably the best. First they suggest that you could take advantage of the travel season by offering to look after a person’s house while they are away. This could involve simple everyday things such as turning on lights and watering plants, to even staying overnight with pets. They suggest signing up with care.com to register as a pet carer.
However, they don’t offer any concrete suggestions for how to advertise your house sitting services. One good way could be to put up adverts in your local store.
Rent a Room to Travelers
If you have a spare room in your house, you could earn extra money by letting travelers stay. HomeAway and Airbnb are websites that are worth registering with. However, you will need to be clear about what type of accommodation you are able to offer. For example, your guests may need to share some living spacee with you, or you may have completely separate facilities for your guests.
By the way, did you know that traveling is great for your health? Take a look at this: 8 Reasons Why Traveling is Good for Your Health.
Do Yard Work for Your Neighbors
Summer is a time when plants grow and garden maintenance can get a bit out of control. There are likely to be elderly or disabled people in your neighborhood who could really benefit from your help. From mowing a lawn or watering plants to raking to keep things tidy, you could provide a very valuable service to these people.
One good way to do this is to actually get to know your neighbors. Take some time to go round and visit them, ask them how they are and see if they need any help.
Sell Your Old Stuff on eBay
Okay, so not every day in the summer is going to be nice weather. If it’s raining or you just don’t feel like getting outside, you could take some time to go through your old stuff. The chances are, you probably have a lot of things stored away that you just don’t need anymore.
Here is a great video about selling on eBay:
But once you have sold all your old stuff, if you still want to continue earning money by selling things on eBay, take a look at the Part Time Income Auction System.
Do Online Surveys?
This is one thing suggested by the usnews.com article that I totally disagree with. There are so many survey sites out there, and they claim that you can earn a lot of money just from taking surveys. But the problem is, many of them just don’t pay very much at all. The numbers of surveys you would need to do to earn a good amount of money, you would probably be at it night and day and end up going insane.
Drive for a Ridesharing Service
Do you like driving? Do you like people? Do you have a reliable car? If the answer to all these questions is “Yes”, you might be able to earn money driving people around. With services like Lyft and Uber in most cities, you can sign up and become a driver. The great thing is, you get to decide when you want to drive.
Sell Your Photos?
There are websites out there that claim that you can earn a lot of money from selling your photos? Websites like Get Paid Taking Pictures can be misleading because they make it seem easier than it really is.
The truth is, in order to earn a lot of money this way, your photos need to be very good quality. Average photos taken with a smartphone may not sell very well. So, only go down this route if you are a very keen photographer and are able to produce extremely good quality photos. If you’re thinking of getting rich overnight from taking random photos with your phone, you may need to rethink that.
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