Whether you're a college student — or simply a person who needs extra cash — there are various ways to wrack up some extra dough this summer. To afford college classes, purchase new clothes or plan an expensive vacation, you'll need money. It's an inevitable fact of life.
So, if you are someone who's looking for new ways to make money, this is the page for you. Are you tired of the traditional money-making methods? Well, here are twenty ideas to motivate you to start making money today. They are simple and easy.
1. Host a yard sale or garage sale.
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Sell the possessions you no longer use or enjoy!
Do you no longer wear that blue shirt at the back of your closet? Did you quit playing the guitar? Just host a yard sale and make money off the items you no longer use.
2. Get a part-time job in your community.
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As stereotypical as it may seem, there are many work opportunities all around you. Just apply! The worst they can say is "no."
3. Start babysitting or house sitting.
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Parents need to work, and day care services are expensive.
4. Set up an Etsy shop or small business for homemade creations.
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Find your niche, and monetize off it.
5. Sell your old clothes or possessions online.
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This is similar to a yard sale. Just take your sales to the global web.
6. Get paid by your neighbors for yard work duties (i.e. gardening and mowing).
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You may get your hands dirty with this one!!! Inform people in the community that you are ready to work and help out.
7. Deliver food and beverages through a delivery service.
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Work with a service like Uber Eats!
8. Participate in online surveys and research.
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The money adds up over time!!! There are many online opportunities.
9. Become an academic tutor or athletic trainer for children and students in your neighborhood.
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Use your skills in subjects like math, science or soccer to help the children in your community.
10. Start a blog or social media account.
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Blogging and social media can be a passive form of income. Simply, form a brand. Spread your message. Then, make partnerships with local companies.
11. Sell your photography skills (i.e. photograph senior pictures and wedding shoots).
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Put your skills to the test. Photograph various events in your community for extra cash.
12. Grow and sell fruits and vegetables.
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Plant some seeds and watch them grow. Try not to eat all your products though.
13. Host a virtual class (i.e. fitness classes or art classes).
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Use your talents to your advantage.
14. Work as a lifeguard at a local pool or water resort.
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Spend time outside and make yourself some extra cash.
15. Host a family or rent out rooms in your house.
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Have an extra room? Take advantage of it.
16. Work as a camp counselor or volunteer.
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Get your clearences, and find a place to counsel this summer.
17. Cook, bake and sell delicious foods.
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This is definitely a yummy option. Plus, you can learn new life skills in the kitchen.
18. Grocery shop for those in your community who cannot get their own groceries and supplies.
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People get busy and don't have to time to shop. So, do it for them.
19. Write a short story or novel.
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It has become an easier process for people to self-publish creative works over the years. Just try to make it a best-seller!!!
20. Thrift! Buy and sell your finds and purchases. You could even transform them into something new.
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Make some great finds in local thrift stores. Then, sell your discoveries online.
You could also get creative with your finds and make them into something new for your customers. For instance, if you find a cool jacket, why not decorate it with your university's logos? The options are endless.
Good luck building your bank account this summer!