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Simple Ways to Make Extra Money From Home

Would you like to earn some extra disposable income? Whether you’re looking to pay some bills, take a trip or just earn a little extra spending cash here are 5 easy ways to earn extra money from home.

1. Take Paid Surveys on the Internet

Paid online surveys are great opportunities to make money. The best part is that they are simple, so as long as you have the time you can take advantage of them. In these type of surveys, you will be rewarded through an incentive program that pays you a specified amount every time you complete one.

Several sites offer incentive programs for filling out surveys. Look through the reward program from each site so you know how much money you'll be making per survey. Don't forget to look for sites that offer sign up bonus.

2. Rent Your Parking Space

With the current population and the number of cars we have today, considering your parking spot as a business. Depending on the area you live, this could be a great way to put some extra money back into your pocket. You can offer your space through your neighbors community or use parking apps to promote your space and your rates. If you do have a car, you can still exploit this opportunity when you're not using it. Rent your parking space when you're out of town or when you're at work all day.

3. Sell Your Hobbies

No matter what type of hobby you have, with a little creativity, there’s usually a way to monetize it. If you are interested in photography, why not take advantage of the great demand for photos on the internet? You don't even need a professional camera to sell your photos in stock photo sites. If enjoy the art of pottery or painting then you should take advantage of sites like Etsy or similar sites specializing in the sale of art. If you enjoy knitting scarves then you might consider offering your products in places like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, etc.

There is no limit to what you can sell, it just requires a little creativity.

4. Pet Sitting

If you’re an animal lover with some spare time, why not earn some money while you spend some time with animals. You can accommodate a nice area for the pets in your garden or maybe you can let them stay in your home. You can get started by enlisting your services, rates and availability on pet sitter websites and apps. Remember that good ratings will make clients come back and recommend your services.

5. Sell Your Unwanted Items

It could be that you’re in to Marie Kondo's 'tidying' trend or maybe you just spent a couple hours cleaning your garage, but you realized how much stuff you've been accumulating that you never use. It might be time to clean house and sell some of your old stuff.

Selling your stuff is easier than ever thanks to the many online resources available today. Platforms like Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Etsy and Craigslist allow you to easily sell just about anything. One of the most common methods for payment is PayPal so it’s recommended you open an account before you get started. Be sure to take great pictures and pair it with a great description.

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