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When at home with the kids, any ways to make some extra cash?


Posted by Mummyofone77, 10th December 2019


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  • Perform a service on Air Tasker
    Learn a skill and sell it on Fiverr, Freelancer, Upwork
    Create an ebook and sell it online
    Create an ecommerce store and sell online – https://ecommercery.com/quick-start-guide/
    Buy old and used objects and fix/paint them then flip them
    Sell things on Amazon
    Creat a blog


  • Selling your unwanted items on gumtree?


  • Hold a Garage Sale! We recently went through our home doing the big Spring Clean Out and had so many things that were too good to throw away, so I put up notices on the Supermarket Notice Board a couple of weeks beforehand as well as doing a letterbox drop locally advertising and on the day put Posters up all around the area. This saves you a lot of money instead of advertising in the paper. You will be surprised at how much folks will pay for handy household items to use themselves or give as gifts and you can donate anything left over to a Charity. Good luck with your money-making endeavours! :)


  • Definitely look around your house for any un used items and sell them on facebook or gumtree as its amazing the different things people are looking for and willing to pay for.


  • Survey and Research sites are fun, but don’t bring in much money; if you’re crafty, make and sell things on etsy; if you have items you no longer need that are in good condition, sell them on eBay.


  • I work full time but I also do surveys online it helps heaps.


  • You could sell unwanted clothing, jewellery or toys!
    Facebook marketplace is always a good place to start. There is also an app called Carousell which doesn’t have any fees.


  • Depends what time etc you have but you can do people’s ironing, make cakes for friends and family kids Birthdays, make homemade baking for people to time poor to do it themselves, as suggested you could do dog walking or online surveys etc. Maybe try a few things and see if they work for you. You can always trial run on family and friends.


  • Dog walking. There’s so many people who have dogs that don’t get walked regularly. Great way to get the kids out in the fresh air too.


  • I like to do surveys, reviews etc for a little extra cash. It’s not much – but fun at the same time. I earn probably 20 a week – hardly seems worth the effort!


  • Register with market research companies,it is fun and you get pay for one hour or two of your time.


  • Have a look at airtasker. There might be online jobs or even local jobs you can do. I often hire people through airtasker to pick up supplier and drop them to a building site.


  • I don’t know which state you live in and whether there is advice in all of them.
    In SA there is a “Dept” where you can ask about the viability of what business you would to start before you do so. I think you have to know what you want to do first though. It needs to be something that there is not a big surplus of and has potential. Maybe contact your Local Member of Parliament and ask what the procedure for getting advice. Some may be away on holidays or working in their offices as I don’t think Parliament is sitting at the moment.


  • For just some extra cash on the side I do market research and surveys on line.. its not regular but is interesting and easy to do whenever you have time


  • I do transcription work at home. There‚Äôs also services you can do as a freelancer on upwork or fiverr if you have any skills.
    I have a friend who does graphic design on those platforms.


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