Need some ex­tra cash?

There are sim­ple ways to make money, from sell­ing stuff to ‘sit­ting’

Central and North Burnett Times - - HOME - with Jody Allen Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: stay­ath­ome­mum.com.au

NEED cash fast? Check out th­ese ideas on how to earn some quick bucks. ◗ BE­COME A MYS­TERY SHOP­PER: Not ev­ery­one thinks that be­ing a Mys­tery Shop­per is worth the money, but if you love shop­ping, this is def­i­nitely one to look into.

◗ RENT YOUR SPARE ROOM: Got ex­tra space in your home? Post it up on sites like Airbnb and make money on it all year round for trav­ellers look­ing for authen­tic lo­cal ac­com­mo­da­tion. ◗ BE­COME A TU­TOR: If you’re knowl­edge­able in a cer­tain sub­ject, or you have a knack for teach­ing, ad­ver­tise your ser­vices as a tu­tor. It can be re­ward­ing in more ways than one.

◗ RE­TURN FOR A RE­FUND: Bought some­thing only to re­alise you shouldn’t have be­cause you didn’t re­ally need it? Re­turn those items quickly and get the re­fund.

◗ SELL UN­WANTED ITEMS: There are so many places to sell your un­wanted items to oth­ers. It’s money just wait­ing for you. Sites in­clude eBay, Gumtree and a lo­cal buy, swap and sell page on Face­book. ◗ BABYSIT, HOUSESIT OR PETSIT: What­ever you want your level of re­spon­si­bil­ity to be, there’s money to be made in the “sit­ting” busi­ness.

◗ EN­TER COM­PE­TI­TIONS: Some com­pe­ti­tions of­fer cash money, oth­ers of­fer items that can be eas­ily sold for cash, and they’re cer­tainly a good idea.

◗ BE­COME A FREE­LANCE WRITER: For those with the skills, be­com­ing a free­lance writer is a chal­leng­ing and in­ter­est­ing way to earn some ex­tra money.

◗ SELL OLD JEW­ELLERY: Just be­cause you don’t wear it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth some­thing. Ad­ver­tise it on­line, or sell it to your lo­cal pawn shop.

◗ SELL STOR­AGE SPACE: If you have a shed or yard, con­sider ad­ver­tis­ing any empty space in there as stor­age space for a car­a­van, boat, other ve­hi­cle or even just stuff.

◗ AP­PLY FOR A GOV­ERN­MENT GRANT: There are so many grant op­por­tu­ni­ties out there, so if you have a good idea and a de­cent head for grant writ­ing, try it out.

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

◗ Think out­side the box to make some quick cash.

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