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Left Counting the Pennies? Here are Our Top Tips on How to Make Extra Money, and Fast

Living is expensive, right? If you’re a home owner or tenant, you have rent or a mortgage to pay, and on top of that you have bills, utilities, food to buy, transport, and the rest.

Those are just necessities too – we haven’t even gotten started on socialising and enjoying ourselves generally. Life isn’t just about surviving – it’s about living. So if you don’t have enough cash to enjoy yourself, then really, what’s the point in working?

If you work full time and are left counting the pennies at the end of the month, it can really start to get you down. Other than living frugally, are there any ways around that? The answer, is yes!

Today, we’re going to be giving you our top tips on how to make extra money, and quickly.

Try Your Hand at Gambling and Betting

Now, we’d never advise spending all of your money and betting and gambling. There are people out there who get addicted and end up in a downwards spiral of debt for the rest of their lives because of it.

What we’re talking about is a little more light hearted. If you literally a spare couple of pounds, why not try your luck on a couple of no deposit slot sites. Alternatively, if you enjoy sports and enjoy watching the result, you could try betting on football or horse racing, or even take part in a game of bingo.

Now, this isn’t a financial solution. Nor is it something to do on a regular basis with a large sum of cash. Gambling can be incredibly dangerous, if it’s done incorrectly and in excess.

What we are suggesting, is using your spare change for a little bit of fun – and who knows? You could end up getting more money back than you had in the first place.

Sell Some of Your Belongings

Chances are if you’re a little bit thrifty, you’ll have discovered the world of second hand online shopping by now, right? There are so many advantages to doing your shopping this way, so why not swap to the other side, and try selling on these websites too?

Whether it’s eBay, Vinted or Depop you use to sell, it doesn’t matter. Likewise, it doesn’t matter what you sell – so long as it’s of use to someone and is in good condition and is safe. It’s all extra cash in your back pocket.

Two of the most popular categories for second hand shopping are, without doubt, clothing and furniture. Upcycling clothes and furniture has become somewhat of a fashion “trend” lately, as well as vintage coming back up to the top of the fashion charts in 2020.

With this in mind, it’s well worth putting your old clothes and furniture on the internet. Let’s face it, we’ve ALL got stuff in our wardrobe and round the house that we don’t wear or use. Why not put it to good use?

Not only is it a great way to make money, but did you know that millions of pounds worth of clothes are wasted in landfill every year? Recycling and re-wearing clothes is becoming ever popular, and is known as sustainable fashion. So you’ll be doing your bit for the environment, AND your bank account. What’s not to like?

Pick Up Odd, Flexible Jobs

You’d be surprised at just how many small, flexible jobs are being advertised. All you have to do is look for them.

They can range from just about anything. There could be a web designer online looking for someone to write a couple of blogs per week alongside their full time job, or there could be an elderly lady down the road who struggles to walk her dog and could do with some help a few times a week. It’s often things you would never think of, and they’re easy and often enjoyable ways to make money.

Again, not only are you making extra money, but you’re helping someone out. Surely the feel good factor stands for something too.

Recycle for a Refund

Last of all, but by no means least, look into companies that take your recyclable materials for cash.

This can range from glass bottles to mobile phones, and is such an easy way to make some spare cash. Again, you’re also doing your bit for the environment in a non-committal way.

It just goes to show, that there are always ways of making extra money. It’s just finding them that can be the problem! We hope we’ve helped you out with that today.

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