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Many of us are looking for ways to make a little extra cash after Christmas. We all want to make sure that Christmas is nice for our family and friends, so you might have spent a fortune getting it just right. At the same time, you also want to start the New Year on a high without worrying about debts. The best way to manage both is earning extra cash.
But, in the modern world, we’re all crazily busy. We work stupidly long hours, rush around on school runs or childcare pickups, feed our families, keep our houses clean and spend any free time checking out emails, and social media feeds, or worse, worry about work. When we’re already doing so much, it can be hard even to contemplate the idea of finding the time to make even more money.
Fortunately, there are some great ways to make some cash in 30 minutes or less. Try a few to find what works for you, but remember, if you are earning from more than one source it could be great idea to use free printable pay stubs online to keep track of things.
Sell, Sell, Sell
This is a great time to sell all of your things. You’ve got lots of new stuff for Christmas, and everyone else is broke too, so be on the lookout for some fantastic bargains. Sell unwanted gifts on sites like eBay, have a good clear out and post anything you don’t want anymore. Sell your old electrical equipment, even the broken ones (as long as you state it up front of course!), as well as any old DVDs, books and clothes.
A clear out isn’t just a way to make money; it’s also a fantastic way to start a New Year. Free from clutter and mess.
There are a few different ways that you can make money with writing. You could apply for freelance jobs online, sell your work directly to blogs, or work as a transcriptionist. If you are a fast typer, you could make money in 30 minutes or less.
Businesses like UserTesting will pay up to $10 for every 30 minutes of website testing that you do. You’ll have to spend time using specific sites, clicking through them and either sending back feedback, notes or screenshots with your results and suggestions.
Online surveys are a fantastic way to make a little extra cash with minimal effort. You could easily take a few surveys while you are at home watching TV or waiting for your dinner to cook. Sites often pay up to $5 per survey, and some only take 5 minutes to complete.
Sell… Other Stuff
Electrical equipment, clothes and other goods aren’t the only things that you can sell. You could make up to $1500 a month donating eggs or semen, as long as you’ve got the right medical history and background. You could also sell blood plasma, hair and your time to complete medical studies. Just be careful and make sure it’s worth it – there are some serious ethical questions you might want to consider before engaging in these activities.
The best way to earn enough money to cut through any Christmas debt is to try all of these options (and there are many other ways too). Just remember that every single dollar counts!