How have your finances been over the past year? Many households across the country are struggling to make ends meet. So, if you count yourself amongst them, then why not think about starting a second income opportunity? You could get yourself a part-time job, of course. But, there are many other ways to make some extra cash that are worth thinking about. So, read on if you want to find out more, as I reveal some interesting ways to make a second income during 2016!
Start a blog
As a blog owner, I can’t stress enough how great it can be to see your ideas come to fruition. If you are knowledgeable about a particular subject, or just love to write about the things you do, why not share it with the world? It’s never been easier than it is today to start a blog. If you can build up a reputation and attract a lot of visitors, then there are lots of income opportunities. It can come from advertising, of course, and you might even start to get new products sent to your door for you to review. Getting started can take a little while, but then it’s just a case of spending a little time on it every day, and developing your audience. Here’s a great guide to show you how to get started.
Start an easy business
Why not start your own part-time business? You could do something like house-sitting, or babysitting, for example. If you have spare time in the mornings, you could even try dog-walking. It will take an hour or so out of your day, but it’s also an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. Think of something that you can offer that has no startup costs, and ask your friends and family to see if anyone can help. There are plenty of options out there, and it only takes a little creativity to come up with your own. Why not share your ideas in the comments section below?
Now, be careful about investing your money in stocks and shares, and it can be a confusing world for the beginner. But, if you take your time and commit to learning how to invest properly, it can be an excellent way to earn a little extra on top of your savings. Are there really any low risk investments? Of course! All investments come with risk, but learning how to spread that risk around is part of the cornerstone of a robust investment plan. Don’t dive in blind, but there are plenty of ways you can make some extra cash if you know where to look.
Do you have a lot of stuff lying around the house that you never use? Then why not sell it all and embrace a more minimal lifestyle? Not only will you declutter your home and boost your savings, but you won’t spend half as much on the things you use once and forget about. Try Craigslist, eBay, or even hold a yard sale or two. You could even take any old metal that you find while you are decluttering to your local scrap yard and sell it. There’s some significant money in scrap metal, and once you start looking, you will notice it everywhere.
Good luck with your money making schemes for next year – and let me know how you get on!