If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you enjoy shopping, and who can blame you? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably experienced what it’s like to be broke all the time. And you already work more than full-time. I know it’s not fair, but would shopping be as much fun if money wasn’t an issue? What, after all, can beat the feeling of finally having enough money to break your shopping fast? You know what I’m talking about when you get that cash in your hand and you know it’s time to go shopping! So, it’s time to break the shopping fast! I looked on the internet for other ways to make money. Some may sound strange, but they appear to work, at least for some.

9 Money-Earning Methods Worth Trying

Many people think that only a high-level education can get you a repaying job with a decent salary. That’s probably true for old-fashioned people. In fact, today’s world offers so many more chances to everyone who is seeking a way to earn money. The internet is our main source of ideas and, sometimes, even job vacancies to consider for those who want to send an application.

I’m not sure the following ideas will actually give you some extra money but let’s hope the list is a genius piece of inspiration to start earning extra cash:

1. Sell the things you don’t use anymore

Come on, don’t hide it, your home is full of things that you don’t use anymore yet are still in good condition. Do you still want them at home? Join a flea market, create an account to sell on e-commerce platforms, or start a private sale at home. You may sell gently used clothes that maybe you don’t use because you gained/lost weight, kitchen appliances, a bicycle, or books… anything could become a source of extra money. Just look around and find out the things you may want to get rid of.

2. Old devices for cash

Several new platforms are specialized in buying old devices like phones, iPods, and computers. Check sites like Swappa or Gazelle. Also, you may consider Amazon’s trade-in program: it consists in trading your old devices for Amazon gift cards. Another very good platform is eBay where you can set a price for your old devices and earn money directly from the buyers.

3. Dog sitting

If you love dogs and walking a lot, you may look for a job that conjugates both things: dog walking. Also, in this case, you can use online platforms like Wag and Rover where you can find hundreds of demands for dog walking.

4. Powerball & Gambling 

Maybe it’s your time to be the next big Powerball winner. Or perhaps you have a secret talent as a pro eSports player? How do you know if you haven’t tried? There are many inspirational stories not only in the US of big winners but also in France where the Euro Millions lottery is a big thing. Lucky players and gamblers who never made a bet in their life suddenly walk away with a big jackpot. I’m not sure if these stories are true but the story of this Egyptian player who won 60K$ is a precious source of inspiration. The article is published at a site called 7Alal Casino and tells the story of how Ali Barakat scored $60,000 finishing second in the international esports tournament organized by Overwatch in Saudi Arabia. Ali took only a short time to make his hobby become a pro-level activity. If he could, maybe you can? 

5. Sell unused gift cards

Did you get so many gift cards for shopping in stores that you don’t like? There’s no problem! You can sell those gift cards and make cash from the sales. Again, check specialized platforms like CardCash, GiftCash, or ClipKard. You may get up to 92% of the card’s value… pretty good, don’t you think?

6. Freelancing

Freelance work is one of the most classic and trusted ways to make money not only occasionally but also ongoing. Whether you want to work as a freelance writer, translator, or webmaster or just looking for an easy job to take for getting some extra money, you’d better look for highly reputed platforms like UpWork, for example. However, make sure to apply for jobs that meet your education/skills.

7. Sell handcrafted items

Many people handicraft items as a hobby, if this is your case, you may want to transform your hobby into a financial source of cash. Let your creativity inspire you and have a good time crafting your best items like crochet clothes or accessories like bags or hats or small wood sculptures, decorative pots for flowers, and any kind of art piece.

8. Renting spare bedrooms

If you live in a large house and you currently have spare bedrooms, you may want to list them on vacation rental sites. Just make sure that the bedroom is tidy and clean, then take photos of it, and write a detailed description with a price.

9. Become a private teacher

If you are skilled or educated in a certain school subject or you are a musician and you want to teach music, you may consider becoming a private teacher. You may offer online lessons as well as in-person lessons depending on the distance between you and your student. Before you set a price, check around the average prices of other teachers like you, just to make sure you are competitive.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick your best option and get started making money today!