By Evan Vitale
You’ve cut your budget; you’re watching your spending and you’re working a full-time job yet still it would be nice to have a little bit of extra money each month.
True, you could seek out a part-time job and work evenings and weekend, but there may be some obstacles that prevent taking on another job (i.e., child care; night classes, etc.). So, what could you “juggle” in order to create some extra income?
Simple. Start a small, at-home business. Here are some ideas that might help generate the creative juices:
- Start selling on eBay, Etsy or other online selling platforms. You probably have some things around the house that you could clean up; take photographs and list for sale. Start researching eBay to get an idea of what people are buying. You’ll be surprised.
- If you have children, perhaps you can offer some evening and weekend child care services to other family members and friends. Try not to get carried away so that it creates a problem for neighbors (and for yourself).
- If you can sew, check with a local dry cleaner and offer them your hemming and repair services.
- If you can write, there are many writing and editing opportunities with online services such as guru.com.
- Be sure to check out Fiverr.com for ideas. Here, you will find some quick-paying gigs – but there’s a catch: all initial projects are completed for only $5.
This is just a start! Think about your time and your skills and what additional income you would like to earn with a few evening and weekend hours. The possibilities here are endless and you’ll still be able to be at home!