“If you can trust yourself, when all men doubt you, but, make allowances for their doubting you”
Have you ever come to the point where you just say to yourself “Enough is enough” I don’t want to live life just to go on living, I want to go on a vacation, I want to go to the gym, I want a life. Regardless of whatever your endeavors are, everything requires money.
When you’re looking for extra cash, you’re often in a financial crisis and that’s where the idea of making some money comes into mind.
There was an article I was reading from Entrepreneur and he explains the Frued’s model of the mind, the Psychic Apparatus. The theory states that the mind is a three-part construct that controls our behaviors and our actions.
The three parts are: the id, the super-ego and the ego.
The id contains everything that is inherited, it is the source of sudden enlightenment and instinct. The id (The Joker) provides the worst possible idea.
The super-ego is developed much later in life. It is that part of the personality tries to balance out the id or the joker. Your upbringing, experiences in life, communication and beliefs is what develops the super-ego. So if you think a thousand times before taking a decision and calculate your variables, it’s because of the super-ego.
The ego is the decision maker. It’s up to the ego to decide who to listen to, either the id or the super ego. The ego is beautiful; it has to satisfy the id but at the same time it has to satisfy the super-ego as well.
The point of explaining Frued’s model is that before taking on something, listen to your ego. You can’t lose weight in 5 days, you can’t get rich in 7 days, everything requires time, patience and a ton of effort.
Whatever you decide to do after reading this, remember, it always starts with a mindset. If you’re going through a tough time, there’s a light somewhere, it may not be much light but it sure does beat the darkness.
If you’re looking for some motivation, look at what Berton Braley said in one of his lectures
If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it
If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry and cheap for it
If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,
If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it,
Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,
If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,
If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,
If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it!”
― Berton Braley
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Fiverr gigs – How to make extra money
Fiverr is the go to place if you want to make some instant cash. If you’re into digital marketing, video promotion, graphic designing you can easily signup on their website and get some customers for yourself.
There are plenty of categories to choose from. If you don’t belong to any of them, learn a skill which you’re passionate about and put it you use on Fiverr.
Personally I believe, if you can learn how to build a WordPress website you can make hundreds of dollars each month and make a full time living out of it. You can even build your own Website Development Company if you have the skill set.
One of the most cost effective gigs on Fiverr is that to speed up someones website, you can charge anywhere between $50 to $100 if you know what you’re doing. I’ve even written a blog post on that so you can get a heads up if you want to apply to this particular field. You can check that out HERE
Become a Web Developer – How to make extra money
Supposing you don’t fit into any careers why not think of a new one? You can make a full time job out of it. In California, web developers charge up to $2000 per site where as you can make it in just $65.
Now I know there are plenty of bloggers out there who show a “Step by Step method to build a website” but that’s misleading, they only show you how to sign up for a hosting server. Signing up for a hosting service is easy but creating a beautiful website is something else.
Moreover, most of you are working part time jobs in stores, schools and churches, they need a professionally designed website. You can make one for them and charge half the price of web designers and still earn a decent income.
One of my friend works at a school and he has designed their website, they gave him $800 for it and he just had to work for about 4 hours a day for three days to build it for them. Now, he has almost 3 more orders and is being paid $1000 per website. That’s how profitable this field can be. If you follow the this LINK, you can make a website/blog for yourself or for your company.
If you want to see how it’s done, check out THIS blogpost. It’s a complete blueprint on how you can make a professional website for others with just $65.
There are plenty of platforms like WIX, Blogger where you can create a website with a click. I wouldn’t recommend that simply because the appearance of it sucks.
You can do some babysitting if you want to make some quick cash. Parents everywhere need babysitters and nannies, if you know people who need a babysitter you can always ask them
A website called Care.com is also worth a shot. It connects babysitters to parents. Parents feel comfortable with their services because they do their research and background check on babysitters. If you get in good reviews from parents, you can earn a decent amount of cash.
Furthermore, you can even put local ads up but I believe parents are more comfortable signing up with an agency because they do a very detailed background check.
Advertise for companies using a car advert
You can turn your car into a mobile billboard for companies for a price. Of course there’s a general requirement for such advertisement, but if you check all their boxes you can set a monthly fee for advertising with your car.
A clean driving record, a neat car and you’re good to go.
Sell your old CDs
Cd’s just take up space, so if you want earn a quick buck, pile them up and sell them.
If you really like your collection, copy them in your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. That way you can keep the CDs but at the same time not keep them. You can earn up to 50p to $15 per item depending upon the condition and the rarity of the CD.
Try a local shop or you can sell it on Amazon.
Rent out your car parking space
Most accommodation spaces come in with a garage or a parking lot, supposing you don’t own a car you can rent out that space to someone
Plus, if you live in a busy place then you’re in luck. There are plenty of people who will pay you enough if they like the spot that you have to offer.
You can advertise your parking lot in the following website.
- Just Park
Get a Part-time job
As obvious it may seem, people usually do need a reminder that this is an option. Of course you can’t make a career out of it but it’s a way to ride the tide.
Part time jobs provide a steady income, but, well paid jobs are not easy to find.
Look out for local ads, or better yet ask your friends and family if they know someone who’s hiring. If you want to put your effort into it, go to local shops and ask them.
Become a deliverer
You only need a car/bike and a smartphone to earn some extra cash by delivering food in your spare time.
Signing up for websites like EatStreet, Open Table, hungry house, can get you the money you need. Depending on the terms and conditions you can make up to $10-15 in an hour.
If signing up for an agency is not your thing, you can look for local takeaways, restaurants and ask them if they’re hiring riders.
Sell old books on Amazon
If you have old books lying around, it’s very easy to sell them on Amazon. Sell expensive books from college, you can earn a good sum of money from it.
If you search for a dentist on Yelp, you’ll probably end up going to a place with a high star rating. The same goes for books, if you sell books that are in good condition, you will get positive reviews and more purchases.
Sell electronics on Craigslist
You can use Craigslist to get rid of your old phone and laptop, you don’t need it. It’s better to sell it rather than letting it rot in a cupboard.
Some of my friends even buy items from Craigslist, fix it and then resell it for a higher price. Good business.
There are plenty of dog owners who want a dog walker. There are plenty of networks that are devoted to connect dog owners and dog walkers. Rover is one of the largest network and one of the best.
Of course you can always use social media, local ads and your neighbors to promote your services.
Again, for a recurring income from such a field, you need solid and good reviews. That can be accomplished by word of mouth or you need to get some solid reviews.
Become a gym instructor
If you’ve shed some weight or gained some muscle, put those skills to use. People pay a ton of money for personal trainers and gym instructors. You only have to work for a couple of hours and you can make a decent amount of income.
Supposing you’re not a nutritionist, you can write an EBook about your journey, meal plan, your training and sell it online.
Assuming you do know your way around the gym, you could get some clients from your gym, however, that may require some certification plus the gym’s approval.
Rent out your spare room on Airbnb
Airbnb is the perfect platform to make some extra cash. Some of my friends are investing more time into renting out spaces that they own, their spare rooms, some even rent a house and cosign it.
If you’re really going through a tough time, rent out your place and crash with friends/family.
Housecleaning is a tremendous field to make up to $20 per hour plus, housecleaners are required by everybody.
You can get into this by checking out with your neighbors if they need an extra hand, look out for local ads or you can use make Amazon’s Home Services.
Creating your website is a brilliant idea if you want to put in extra effort. You can check out how to build a step by step website HERE
Chances are if you’re an adult you probably have washed your car or your parents. You can use that skill and leverage some real money out of it. If you don’t know how to detail or wash a car you can ask a friend who knows how to and make a small company for yourself. (Company is a long shot, but it’s worth a shot)
All you need is a Google Map listing, Yelp listing and some trusted reviews and you can grow in this particular field.
Creating a one-page website will make you look more authentic, you can check how to build a professional website for $60 over HERE.
Most don’t know about this, but you’d be amazed on how much people are willing to pay for getting a clean carpet.
Renting a carpet cleaning machine is a great way to start a carpet cleaning service and hey, if you end up getting a load of clients, buy your own machine.
You’ll probably end up getting a lot of clients but every successful business requires advertisement. You can go to door to door or put up local ads and advertiser your services.
Sell your unused gift cards
Do you own a bunch of gift cards? Selling them on websites like cardpool.com is a brilliant idea to get your hands on some cash.
So check your wallet, your drawers, the dirty pajamas in the bathroom for gift cards. You never know where you might find one.
If you know someone that’s going out and needs a caretaker for their home, then what’s better to sit and sleep in their house while they’re out of town.
This is probably the simplest side hustle in the list which is probably why it doesn’t generate a stable revenue.
TV or Movie Extra
Assuming that you live in a popular area, you can make some extra cash by becoming a TV or Movie Extra.
Many studios are looking for a stable stream of extras, you can get paid a couple of hundred dollars for just drinking coffee, walking by or simply by just standing.
Note: You’re probably thinking that you as a reader don’t fit into any of these fields, well you couldn’t be more wrong. Read about whatever you want to do, watch YouTube videos, stop procrastinating and start doing something.