We all could use a little extra money, whether it’s for a dream vacation, a much needed home renovation or for some extra retirement cushioning. Supplementing your income is also helping people retire earlier and profit from hobbies like furniture restoration and craft making. There are a variety of tools available to find ways to earn extra funds. Thanks to the Internet, it’s never been easier to become a part-time entrepreneur and earn additional income.
EBay, Kijiji, CraigsList and other online markets allow users to post detailed descriptions about products and/or services they are offering. These digital marketplaces enable people to sell everything from furniture, clothes and used electronics to landscaping, delivery and handyman services.
In fact, eBay has become so popular and lucrative, some people, like Angie Nelson, have made it their full-time job. Angie Nelson, a mom and professional eBay user, writes a popular blog detailing how eBay can become a full-time income source. She offers this tip for new users, “When you’re first starting out on eBay, you just want to sell whatever you have lying around the house. You’d be surprised at what goes for good money on eBay,” she writes.
Working as a freelance writer and blogger for topics you are well versed in also has the potential to bring in a few extra dollars from the comforts of your home.
The digital revolution is now handheld and powered by smartphones. These smart devices are also giving rise to new ways to earn extra money.
Uber is one well-known example of an application that allows people to use their spare time to generate more cash flow.
Late last year, Letgo, an app that lets you buy and sell local used goods, ballooned in popularity, with more than 2 million downloads since its launch in early 2015. “Letgo is perfectly tailored for the typical American consumer,” co-founder, Alec Oxenford said. “It’s a fun, easy to use, and highly visual mobile marketplace that allows users to post, buy, sell and communicate with each other instantly and for free.”
Another app that has paved the way for the digital entrepreneur is Airbnb. This clever technology merges the quaintness of the bed and breakfast with the reach of the Internet. Airbnb enables homeowners rent out extra rooms or an entire house for extra income by posting their room or home on Airbnb’s website.
For those who are looking for a supplemental income that takes them into their community, a distributorship is an alternative to other web-based options. MTI Magnolia Telecom distributorships are easy to get off the ground and provide a guaranteed source of additional income. MTI Magnolia Telecom distributorships allow people to choose the amount of hours they work, meaning they essentially become their own boss.
Distributors work with convenience store owners to place and monitor pre-paid calling card displays. Each distributor can choose the amount of displays they manage and where they are located.
Often pre-teen children and teens are also looking for ways to make some cash while also contributing to their community. There are a number of traditional ways that young people can earn extra cash, including babysitting, dog-walking, errand running and minor landscaping. Of course, adults can do these activities too. Helping elderly neighbours weed a garden or shovel snow may only result in a few dollars, but it can be very rewarding personally and get you out in the community where other opportunities abound.