With Christmas around the corner and those big bills beginning to come in, you might find yourself stressed out with the amount of money needing to be spent to make Christmas memorable. Many people start saving in September or October – or even go as far as buying gifts that early as well in order to spread the cost out. If you are like most people though, you may be a last minute shopper and you’re looking to find ways to make a bit of extra cash over the next few weeks (and beyond!). Check out these top ideas for making money both online and off that people use everyday to make real cash. How will you get started?
This has become one of the most popular ways for people to make money online and off, with more and more freelancing websites coming out and providing a wider variety of options to those looking to make extra money. If you have any kind of a marketable skill, you can take advantage of people needing said skill by selling your time to help them on various projects. With sites like Fiverr, People Per Hour, Freelancer, ELance and more, you can sell any skill or trade like graphic design, website coding, writing, editing, translation, music production and just about everything you can think of for real, cold hard cash.
Did you know that playing online games can warrant serious winnings and with sites like novibet.co.uk you can play fun, enjoyable games with the potential to win big. Games like slots, blackjack, poker and other casino games are always hugely fun and the potential to win real money is just a bonus to playing. After all, who doesn’t like to unwind at the end of a long day by playing games? Just set aside a specific amount each month for your casino games and you’re sorted!
Selling Old Stuff
Sites like eBay and Music Magpie are great for helping people just like you offload your old clothes, books, DVDs, games, CDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, jewellry, electronics and more. Simply put in the barcode of the product in sites like Music Magpie and it will show you how much your item is worth. If you don’t want to sell it through a website, consider holding a rummage sale or taking boxes of your old things down the car boot sale on weekends to offload it that way.
Downgrades and Budgets
One of the best ways to save money rather than making it is to downgrade your unnecessary and unneeded extras like satellite, cable or internet packages. Depending on what you like to do, sometimes you may find that expensive cable packages are a thing of the past. With the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime out there these days, more and more people are finding they don’t bother with cable anymore, saving themselves potentially a hundred pounds or more per month by using Netflix only.
So with all these great ways to save or make money, which will you choose to help you get through the holiday season and beyond? The great thing about all these tips is they can be done year round, so making extra money and saving on frills isn’t just a Christmas thing anymore. What will you choose?