7 Ways to Earn Extra Cash around the Home

After looking everywhere for a way to earn money, you may be frustrated. However, there could be money-making opportunities available to you without ever having to leave your own home. We want to share some of those with you, and hopefully, you can use some of these to earn yourself some extra cash.

1. Offer Babysitting Services

Are you looking to earn money but hoping to stay at home to do it? Babysitting could be a good opportunity for you. Just let your friends and family know that you can babysit for them and tell them your rates. Let them know that you prefer to use your house and see if you get any takers. If they do think it’s a good idea, then you can stay at home and get done all those chores you need to do and enjoy the comfort of your own space while watching their kids. Yes, it’s more responsibility than you normally have at home, but if you choose people with well-behaved kids, this can be one of the easiest ways to make good money.

2. Rent Out Your Home

Your home could be used as a passive source of income. If there are rooms you are not using, then why not look into renting out a room or a portion of your house? In the UK at the moment, the government’s rent-a-room scheme allows you to earn up to £7,500 tax-free from letting furnished rooms in your own home. 

You will also have to provide an accessible bathroom and kitchen facilities as a minimum. You should also have proper safety systems in place, including carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Having someone in your home paying you rent could affect your mortgage as well, and you may need to get permission from your mortgage lender before you go ahead with this idea.

You could also rent out a house if you are moving out or you have another home. Why let the property sit there unused when it could be earning you money? Whether you are in Dundee or  Denver make sure that you get your home professionally cleaned first so that it looks appealing.

3. Teach Classes

Do you have a skill that you can share with other people? You might be able to teach online classes or offer classes in person in your home. This is a great way to use what you already know and make money off of it. Even if you don’t have any skills that translate to a teaching or tutoring job, you can learn some. Take some online courses and then share your knowledge with the world using online class opportunities or advertise locally for classes in your home.

4. Make Money on Social Media

There are a number of ways to earn money through your existing social media accounts. The biggest bucks are earned by having a lot of subscribers and meeting the requirements for the platform to pay you and advertise on your channel. Not everyone can manage that, but you do have some alternatives. You could partner with a brand to advertise their products the way they want them advertised, either by making posts or using word-of-mouth marketing.

You can also monetize your channel by selling products you make or purchase, and you can take your social media channels and link with established platform users and make money by helping them out.

You can also offer your skills to up-and-coming social media stars, taking care of video editing, advertising, posting, and other tasks that they don’t have time to do or that they don’t know how to do.

5. Create a Blog

There is no limit to the number of blogging opportunities out there. If you can write or you have passion for a subject, then you can blog. Just find a place where you feel comfortable on the internet and start blogging away. There are some sites that let you join blog and others that allow you to make your blog from scratch and have total ownership over it. Once you get some blogs written and prepared to be published, you can set up your site and get your thoughts out there to the world. After you have been doing this for a while, advertisers may start to notice you and come to you with their money-making opportunities. That’s your chance to earn money just by writing about what you love. You may earn money through affiliate purchases and through advertising on your blog.

6. Do Data Entry

Can you type? If so, then you can do data entry. This is simply copying down information from one source into another source. There are always jobs like this available, but there is often a lack of good workers who are willing to do the job for very little money. This kind of work doesn’t pay very well, but it can be a good starting point for a more lucrative career in the future.  You can make some contacts and earn experience with this starter job that will propel you to better jobs later on. The great thing about data entry, though, is that it is very easy to do and just about anyone can qualify for it. This is something to consider if you have spare time and just need some cash and something to keep you occupied.

7. Use Your Property for Parking Space

Do you have a property that is located near a busy highway, marketplace, or other location that gets lots of traffic? If you are anywhere near a major attraction or a sporting arena, then your home could be ripe for offering parking services. Set aside some space that you want to offer for parking and put up signs when major events are in town. If you are close enough to important venues and your prices are reasonable, you could easily make big money every time there is a game or a concert in the area.

Hopefully, these ideas will get you thinking about what you can do to earn money without ever leaving your property.