Extra Income Ideas

We all need a little extra income from time to time even if you live a frugal lifestyle.

After all frugal living is all about not wasting money and resources, so the more you have the more freedom it will give you to live the life you want.

Now we all know that earning an extra income isn't that easy and for a lot of us it isn't always possible to go to work anyway. All you frugal mothers know exactly what I am talking about, and so do the disabled or elderly.

However there are always ways you can earn extra income if you put your mind to it and if you are prepared to go the extra mile.

The first thing to remember is that it is unlikely that you will be able to earn great sums of money by doing a little work here and there.

However if all you require is enough to be able to put aside for a rainy day or to give yourself those extra little treats that you often deny yourself, then it will be worth it.

Of course the amount you can earn will be proportionate to the type of work and the effort and the amount of time you give it.

Some areas of work pay more than others and usually do require either at least a little financial investment from yourself or some form of experience or qualification.

However none of this is insurmountable and if it is the type of work that you know you would enjoy, then there will always be some way for you to qualify for the work.

This following covers various areas of work where it is possible to generate some extra income for yourself. I have tried not to cover too many of the obvious areas and hope to give you some food for thought that may even help you to find other areas of possible earning potential. 

Exam Marking 
Suitable for qualified teachers.

Medical Experiments  A students favourite but needs to be carefully considered.

Market Research 
If you enjoy giving your opinion then this could be a good way to earn some extra cash.

Film Extras 
If you have lots of free time and don't mind long periods of waiting around then this might be for you.

Working from home is becoming more popular amongst employers

Flat Pack Assembly 
A good way to earn extra cash if you are good at putting 
together flat pack furniture.

CV & Letter writing 
If you have secretarial skills and and a home computer this could be for you.

Renting A Room 
If you have a spare room, why not rent it out and earn some cash.

Voice Overs 
If you have a distinctive clear speaking Voice, this could be for you.

Hedge Trimming 
A great 
opportunity if you like gardening and enjoy working outside.

Party Planning 
 For fun loving, out going organisers

Online Selling
 Sell those unwanted items for cash.

Greeting Cards 
If you are creative why not make your own cards.

Reading unsolicited manuscripts sent to publishers.

Gutter Cleaning 
 If you don't mind getting your hands dirty this could be an easy way to earn some extra cash.

Answering Service 
If you have a good speaking voice and a professional manner, this could be just the work for you.

Life Modelling 
Earn money sitting still

Mystery Shopping 
Cash for shopping, sounds great but may not be as lucrative as you hope for.

Bar and Restaurant Work 
Available work throughout the year.

Cleaning Jobs Cleaning work is always available

Laundry Jobs 
Ironing and washing services

Student Accommodation  Provide a room in your home for term times to earn some part time mon

So How Can You Earn Some Extra Income?

Well speaking for myself i wanted to earn some extra money by doing something I loved and that for me was writing about things I am passionate about, frugality being one of them, hence this website. So if you too want to earn some money by writing about the things you enjoy in your life then why not Earn Money with your own website like this one. If you want to know more about my journey in finding out how to build a profitable website then why not Read my Story Or you could watch the video which lead me on the road to success.

Practically every area of work and every day living will have an opportunity of one sort or another to earn some extra cash. It may just mean stepping back and taking a look at what you already own, what knowledge you have or what qualifications you have.

When adding my pages to this section I have tried to be very careful not to include what I call silly work suggestions or where you may fall foul or the law or scammers. When ever considering any type of extra work always do some checks your self and never take anyone's word for it.

There are many unscrupulous people out there that will promise the earth and end up taking you to the cleaners. Remember the golden rule "IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT PROBABLY IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE".

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