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You can say that saving money is a form of making money. And in order to have as much money as possible, you certainly need to save you pennies, cents, or whatever currency there is in your country. But in order to save, you need to have an income.. And the higher your income, the more you can save and the more you will have in your bank account.

Your daytime job is probably your biggest source of income. But you will also have some spare time!  A lot of us find ourselves fairly busy with our families, but it is also amazing how much we can adapt and manage to fit in if we have to. To those of you with 2 kids: do you remember how busy you were with one child? And now, with 2, you think you had all the time in the world with 1 child. I think the same goes for a lot of situations. You learn to cope, and somehow, the more you have to do, the more you get done. I do not by any means say it is always easy, but try to find some source of income that fits you and your lifestyle. I have put together a list that might give you some inspiration and ideas of what you can do in order to increase your income!

  1. Ask your employer for an increase in pay. Even a small rise is better than none!
  2. Garage sale. As I have said before, I am not a great fan of selling with a loss, so just sell what you do not need and want. But if you really need money, sell it anyway: you can probably live without.
  3. Go down to the car boot sale with your own unwanted things. In some places you are also allowed to sell cakes, potentially a bestseller! Just make sure with the local council that you are allowed, there are a lot of different rules for selling food.
  4. Sell items through a variety of online sites, like Gumtree, Ebay etc.
  5. Pick up bargains at a secondhand shop and resell. Either on line or car boot sale.
  6. Sell your photographs as stock photos to the likes of Shutterstock, Istock, 500px. Remember consent from people you have photographed.
  7. Offer to babysit. A lot of the time the kids will be in bed, so it is a bit like time off.
  8. Gardening service, providing you are able to do a proper job! There is a difference between mowing someones lawn and having the skill to cut their hedge.
  9. Cleaning people’s houses. It is maybe not your first choice of work, but it is honest work and can be the beginning of a business if you are good at it and your clients are happy with you.
  10. Help elderly people doing their shopping. Make sure to get receipts to avoid any misunderstandings when it comes to money.
  11. Dog walking
  12. Ironing other peoples laundry
  13. Typing for money. How much money you will make depends on the speed you type at.
  14. Doing surveys, not a lot of money but good if you have a lot of spare time. You do also get coupons as rewards.
  15. Translate if you speak another language fluently. You will need qualifications if you are going to translate medical papers
  16. Blog, if you have a lot on your mind.
  17. If you do a craft, try and sell it online, it is a big market out there. Try etsy, amazon, etc
  18. Housesitting. Not always a lot of money, but it can be like a nice holiday.
  19. Renting out a room in your house
  20. Rent out your garage

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