So what words of wisdom can I share with you today? The suggestions for being sensible in relation to money matters is a given, and as I have said in previous posts, my blog is about ways to both help you save
and make money, that makes sense, right?
So my tips today come from an article in the site called Daily Finance, a site I highly recommend.
4 Ways You Can Earn More in 2014
Not all of us can tolerate having a roommate 24/7, but how about for a couple days out of the month? Consider signing up with AirBnB and renting out your spare room for a night or two (or maybe a week at a time) to people traveling through your area. This is a great way not only to earn extra money but also to meet some cool new people from around the world.
Of course, if you have enough space for a roommate and don't mind living with someone else, renting out a room on a more long-term or permanent basis is a smart idea, too.
Americans, in general, have a ton of stuff, most of which we're not using on a regular basis. Unless you're a minimalist, you likely have quite a few items lying around the house that you don't really need. Consider sorting through the clutter and listing unwanted or unneeded items on eBay or Craigslist. You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure! This is a great way to earn a bit of extra money and declutter your living space, all at the same time. The popular personal finance blog Man Vs. Debt even has a course called Sell Your Crap that can help you with this process.
Picking up additional work is an obvious way to earn more in 2014, whether it's a part-time job at a local restaurant or a side gig that puts your skills to work as a freelancer. Think about your skill set: Can you write and become a freelancer? Do you enjoy teaching and have a few hours a week that you could devote to tutoring? Are you an animal lover who would have fun dog-walking or pet-sitting?