Because of the widespread economic downturn, times are becoming increasingly harder to navigate financially. Getting by has become a mental juggling act. However, there are a few ways to jingle an extra coin or two out of the chores that you normally do. Why not make money while living your day-to-day life?
Top 10 Chore Money Makers
Baby Sitting- it is no longer just for teenagers anymore. If you have the knack for fathering or mothering; a side job of baby sitting could pull in a few extra dollars. Keep in mind that you are being entrusted with the health, the well-being and the lives of little ones. You will need to take into account the responsibility required to care for and protect them.
Car Pooling- if you have a big enough vehicle and it is road worthy, carpooling may be an answer to pick up extra money. Have your fellow passengers pitch in for fuel charges. Sharing small trips to grocery stores, to the mall and other destinations, could at least help ease the bite at the gas pump. I would however, NOT suggest that you pick up strangers. Also, check into any type of regulation or additional driver’s license updates or requirements that you may have to attain in order to carry passengers.
Planting a Garden: if you happen to possess the luck of having a “green thumb”…Consider sharing your gift, it might just be a great way to go. Home gardens are steadily growing in popularity and people are more than willing to pay you for their favorite fruits, veggies and fresh herbs. Remember that planning; planting and tending are all aspects that you can charge for.
Lawn Care: turn your mower into a source of income. If you are planning to take care of your lawn anyway, why not consider taking your mower on the road? You have the perfect opportunity to peruse your neighborhood for lawns that are in need of care. I would suggest charging no less than $25 per lawn.
Hair Care: got talent and an eye for hairstyles and styling? Pull out your hair supplies and equipment and put out the word about your services.
Manicuring: Both men and women enjoy manicures and pedicures. You have the chance at return customers on a weekly basis.
Scrap booking: mementos are always much desired treasures; possible moneymakers are wedding or birth albums, family reunion and party remembrances.
Grocery Shopping and Delivery: Charging a fee for shopping and delivery could net a little extra green. Because of the fact that food is a consumable product, you should have repeat customers. In addition, with word of mouth you could quickly build a customer base.
House Painting: Interiors, exteriors and pressure washing needs are always prevalent. Make a few business cards in order to inform potential customers of your contact info and your rates.
Tax Preparation and Budgeting: If you happen to have either a knack for or love of numbers. Use that knowledge to wrangle in some coinage…remember, many people do not have the time or the desire to crunch numbers.
Tip #1: Always check the requirements for any licenses or registration of your new home venture.
Tip#2: Remember, these are NOT the only options that are available to pull in extra money…Examine yourself! You may have a hidden talent! Find it and go make your gift, make you money…