Ideas for Extra Income
Everyone could use a little extra income now and then, be it teenager or adult. If you’re looking for some new ways to earn extra cash, try one of these
Be a Water Mogul.
Water, water, everywhere, and if a local spring has it to spare, you could be in for some nice money. Bottled water is popular now, so get into it by leasing or finding a spring, bottling it, then selling it for a dollar a bottle. Even though it’s free from kitchen taps and water fountains, people are willing to pay for it. The water may particularly appeal to local people, who want to buy a local product.
All you need is the plastic bottles, the water, and a store owner eager to display your product. Make sure your water is purified before you sell it. Purification systems can be bought over the Internet. Bottles for water come in varying sizes, from 4 oz. to gallon jugs, so be creative in your packaging, even use your own computer-created labels.
Be a Data Retriever.
If you’ve ever lost important data on a computer, you know how frustrating it can be. But now you can download a data retriever from download.com for free and get back lost information from your computer’s RAM. And you can use this handy-dandy hexadecimal editing tool to make money by offering the service to everyone. Just advertise in the yellow pages or on the Internet, and your phone will be ringing with business.
You may not be able to make a full-time career out of this, but you should have extra money in your pocket at all times. Although a lot of people can use a computer, it’s just a working knowledge, they have no clue as to the inner workings of one. The good part is that you don’t have to know a lot about computers either, but people will think that you do. Sanitizing someone’s computer could be a related way to make money, since a lot of people like to clean unwanted files from their computer.
Start a Carpooling Service.
This is different than trying to be a taxi driver. Just offer your friends a ride to work or wherever they’re going, with the understanding that you require a small fee from each person. You’d be surprised how many people would jump at the chance to pay someone instead of having have to deal with driving their own cars—especially if they’re having car trouble or their vehicle is in the shop. Before you begin, you of course have to know the specifics: Names, addresses, and destinations of your riders. Plan out the easiest and quickest route. Of course you’ll need to know when to pick them up and drop them off at their homes. Before you know it, you’ll have so many riders you’ll need a minivan to transport them all.
Make Money From Your Talents.
With the arts programs being cut in a lot of schools, a good way to fill in the gap from the outside, and to put money in your purse, is to offer your music or art skills to a school. If the school goes for it, offer your class once or twice a week for the entire school year. This way, students will benefit from a liberal arts education, and the teachers will get a little time to themselves in the teachers’ lounge or principal’s office.