How To Make Extra Money From Home

Extra cash is essential and beneficial for a rainy day, vacation or an unexpected expense.

Financial institutes suggest having an emergency fund to cover anywhere between three to nine months of expenses. But according to MarketWatch, nearly 62% of Americans have under $1,000 in their savings account while 20% don’t have any type of savings account. How can you expect to get ahead?

Racking up your savings doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these 9tips to make money from the comfort of your own home.

How To Make Extra Money From Home

1. Freelance

Are you skilled at content writing, design work or web development? Or what about being a virtual assistant, accountant or customer service agent? Take your talents to Upwork, a platform where businesses or individuals hire freelancers for projects. Simply make a profile that includes your capabilities. From there, Upwork will highlight jobs that you may find of interest. You can also search for specific projects.

2. Use Facebook Marketplace

Similar to Craigslist or eBay, Facebook’s new platform for buying and selling is a great way to easily unload furniture, toys, cars, etc. When posting, remember to take clear, sharp photos and provide as many details as possible about the product including size, dimensions, age, brand etc. Communication and questions about the item are handled directly through Facebook messenger. Be sure to include terms such as “first come, first served.” For large items (ie furniture), specify if the individual is required to haul and load the item or if you will assist.

3. Sell Unwanted Gift Cards

Take a minute to look through your junk drawer, wallet or purse. Did you come across any gift cards you don’t want? It’s time to turn that plastic into cash! Easily sell your gift card online through Gift Card Granny, a website that helps find and compare offers from gift card exchanges. You can also use the Gift Card Granny website to buy discount gift cards to save money on every day purchases such as restaurants, gas and groceries.

Additionally, cards can be sold at in-store locations including pawn shops, grocery stores and mall kiosks. While you won’t get the full amount of the card, payouts are usually between 60 to 90 percent. Desirable brands including Walmart, Target, Home Depot and others yield a higher value.

4. DietBet

Did you know that you can get paid for losing weight? It’s true. DietBet is an app that pays people for reaching their weight loss goals. You begin by joining a team and placing the allotted bet. Participants that lose 4 percent of their body weight within four weeks split the pot of money. Want to know the best part? Placing a bet on yourself holds you extra accountable. Would you want to lose the bet and miss out on money? No way!

5. Purge Your Closet

Are your closet overflowing with clothes and shoes? If they aren’t being worn, make some dough by listingyour items on eBay or let go. Note that new clothes are not required; you can sell nearly anything that’s in good condition. If you come across any items with tags, be sure to look for the receipt before selling as some store return policies are flexible.

6. Get Cash Back

There are multiple platforms for receiving cash back. Two of the most popular include iBotta and eBates. While they work differently, both apps can be used for saving and earning on purchases you would normally make.

7. Become A Tutor

Tutor.com is a service that offers online tutoring in a variety of subjects. Their platform provides around the clock tutoring, giving flexibility to hours that works with your schedule.

8. Take Surveys

Over time, surveys can yield a pretty penny. InboxDollars is a company that pays money (not gift cards) to take surveys, read emails, sign up for offers and more.

9. Sell Electronics, CDs, Video Games and More

Ready to purge those old DVDs? What about those CDs that are taking up space in your living room?The free app called Decluttr will take those off your hand. It works by scanning the barcode on the item and producing a quote. And guess what? Phones, tablets and game consoles are also accepted! The best part is there are no auction fees associated with the process and Decluttr even includes free shipping. Your payments are received the next day.

So, what do you say? Are you ready to put some money in the bank? It’s time to start earning!

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  1. From all of these i suggest Freelance being the best option and the easier one . Depends on what to do , but is very comfortable .

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