Everyone likes to make a bit of extra money. A successful sideline may turn into a full time job. Money making ideas usually involve an existing interest or skill. Deciding what you’re good at is a good place to start. You may be good at dressmaking or knitting. Some people make little sets of clothes for teddy bears. Arts and Crafts are always popular and there are many Fairs with stalls for hand painted crockery, hand made jewelry, embroidery and metal work. You could go to evening classes and acquire a new skill such as pottery or watercolor painting.
Everyone leads busy lives these days and people busy with a career and running a home are sometimes in need of extra help. Some people advertise for dog walkers or for someone to take on the ironing or mow the lawn. You could fulfill your money making ideas by promoting yourself and placing an advertisement in the local newspaper.
There are lots of ways to earn money thru the use of your computer. You can register with companies who conduct online surveys. It doesn’t pay much but some of them enter participants into competitions. You could also offer your services as a typist or doing data entry. Other money making ideas include buying and selling on the online auction sites. You could specialize in a niche market such as rare vinyl records or collectible toys. If you’re good with words, you could write articles and press releases for companies on the World Wide Web.
Mystery Shopping is growing in popularity, where you’re hired by a company to check out their customer service whilst posing as a genuine shopper. It’s one of the more fun money making ideas on offer. You may be asked to go to a store and you will then send or email in a report about your shopping experience. Sometimes, companies will hire you to go stay at a hotel or have a meal at a restaurant. Increasingly, companies are using secret recording cameras to record the scene so it’s good to know your way around a video camera.
Another idea is to offer yourself as a quiz question setter. Some companies offer good money for this, and they need thousands of questions for their TV shows, radio shows and quiz machines and books. It’s better if you’re a quiz fan and you’re familiar with the different formats. Some people have money making ideas like constructing crossword puzzles and word games for magazines. Sudoku compilers are much in demand right now.