How to earn extra money, beyond your usual job, is something you should learn as soon as possible. I assure you, it’s a lot easier than you think.
Let me nuance three things before you read any further:
Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything to get it.
That you can get it in record time is not synonymous with any magic trick.
Extra money doesn’t mean you become a millionaire in the first place.
If you are here because you want to make money fast, a lot, and without doing anything, I say from now on do not waste your time. That’s not the style of this blog.
Now, if you’re waiting for a handful of ideas that work, that can open your mind and the possibility of generating extra income (some implemented very quickly) you’ve come to the right place.
Do you want to know how you can earn money while you sleep?
If you keep reading you will find 5 ways to earn money, regardless of the job you have, or if you study or are unemployed.
Four of the five ways to earn extra money that you are about to read, I have been using them for a while. Another one I’m about to implement.
The need to earn extra money as soon as possible regardless of your age.
One of the most common blocks when thinking about earning more money is usually age. Too young or too old, too many occupations, no matter what.
You have one thing in your favor that beats any blockage and allows this time you have to live is the best time in history to diversify your sources of income.
Never before have you had the technology and tools that allow you to make money, without having to invest fortunes. What’s more, most of the income sources you can implement are free or almost free.
With the Internet on your side, you have the goose that lays the golden egg if you start using it to your advantage. Therefore your age is not a determining factor in earning extra money, constantly and with little dedication.
And this is going to be the criteria chosen to order you these 5 forms. The first two are my favorites. They are the ones that work on automatic pilot, the ones that allow you to earn money while you sleep.
It is true that they are the ones that will need more dedication at the beginning until you start them up, but once started, they will bring a continuous flow of money to your pocket.
The third way I’m going to talk to you about, I don’t have it working yet. I’m taking small steps. Yes, I confess that’s my strategy, to take small steps, constantly, until I get it working.
That’s what I did with the first two. Now I’m going for the third one. I have friends who are working very, very well.
I’ll end up with the two ways that can make you the least amount of money. Or not, who knows. To find out, you’ll have to go all the way through this article.
So go ahead, read on with a little patience (essential ingredient until you get these sources of income going) and go for the 5 ways to earn extra money.
1a. Start your own Internet business. Create a profitable website.
Have you ever bought from Amazon? Do you know anyone who does?
Consumer habits are changing our way of shopping. I’m not going to get into the debate of whether it’s good or bad. It’s part of the progress of our society and you have two ways of dealing with it.
From complaining and pessimism. You may see it as something evil that is ruining small businesses; or you may act on your own behalf and see it as a unique opportunity, to take advantage of the tailwind.
Amazon would be nothing without the Internet. If you are reading this article, you are using the internet. You do continuous searches from your laptop, your PC or your smartphone. You check the weather, the news, listen to the radio and of course, you are aware of your hobbies and interests.
It only takes a little training (sometimes free) and not so much money to know the ins and outs of an online business. Your own online business.
Here is a link to FREE training to learn how to create a profitable website step by step.
I wish I had this training available when I started. I would have been here sooner.
I highly recommend it, regardless of whether you take the step or not. Just watching the training videos will open your mind to new ways of understanding an internet business and you will discover the potential it has.
2a. Put your money to work for you.
The sooner the better. But be careful, don’t rush.
If you want to shorten the time you need to be financially free, you have to learn how to spend your money.
You have to put an army of coins to work for you and get yourself more coins.
I’m not going to argue with you. You can see 4 keys why you should invest your savings starting tomorrow.
What I will do is tell you my favorite way to invest my money. Long-term investment. Always, always, always, in the long run the world evolves and progress works.
That is why, beyond the volatility that may exist in the financial markets in a given period of time, 5-10 years, I believe that it is the most profitable and secure investment that exists.
3a. Rent your house (or part of it).
Like Amazon, vacation rentals have become a global trend. More and more people are getting into the habit of staying in rooms and renting out entire homes when they travel.
This is what I do when I travel to Madrid in search of the best training on internet business or investment.
I have even used it when I go on vacation with my family.
We use hotels less and less. It is much more comfortable and much cheaper for us, who are large families with young children, to rent a house in airbn.
Moreover, if you have not used it, here I leave you a discount coupon for your next trip, whatever part of the world you live and travel to.
As I told you before, I am preparing part of my house that I do not use to put it in rent and earn some extra money. And you can do the same.
Beyond the purely economic advantages, this has other benefits for my family.
Meeting people from all over the planet.
Discovering other cultures.
Practice your English.
Open my mind to my children and let them discover first-hand that there is another world beyond the village we live in.
4a. Sell what you know.
To have extra income you can start with the first form I mentioned and learn how to set up a profitable website. Although it is not strictly necessary.
It is true that if you do, it will allow you a constant source of income and medium term higher amount.
But it is not necessary, there are pages where people offer to third parties everything they know how to do and sell their services. This is Fiverr.
If you want to know what it is, watch this youtube video.
For me, it only has one drawback, it’s in English. I confess, languages are one of my unfinished business. So get to work and learn English. :-). Or if you prefer, meanwhile, you can also watch platforms similar to Fiverr in Spanish.
5a. Sell what you have.
If you are at home, look around for a moment, you will surely see things that you have not used for a long time, that are taking up a place in your life and that no longer bring you anything.
From clothes, furniture, appliances, books, music, electronics, horrible gifts you gave yourself. You can make extra money from almost everything around you.
And not only is it a way to make money, it’s also a very beneficial activity for you to become aware of where your money went and to slow down a little bit that consumerist vein that this society instills in us.
I propose a very simple exercise. Reopen your house, open the drawers, furniture and closets and put away everything that you no longer use. Then go to ebay, wallapop or wallapo spain and sell it.
Not only will you get extra money, but you will also become aware of how to better manage your finances.
And now, stop by the comments and tell me which of these or other ways are you using to make extra money?