Saving Savy Pinkey’s DH suggested having a Earn More Challenge September. This idea really appeals to me because I have been racking my brain for ways to make some extra money. I listed & sold some books on Half.com (I was going to list some other great books I have, but they are fetching much less than I want to list for. So, I will just keep my collection.), I am planning to clean out more clutter and list on Ebay or sell at work (we have our own eboard advertisement – it’s quite nice), and we have cashed in the coin jar (for our trip to Universal Studios this Saturday). That leaves me with, “how am I going to generate more income?”
Per The Wisdom Journal
The old phrase â€œspend less than you earnâ€ is made up of TWO factors: spending and earning. Sure you can reduce your spending by a great deal, but very few people have saved their way to wealth. They have also earned additional income and then put that money to work for them.
There are many ways to make extra money, but how you make extra money is dependent on your current sources of income. Since your day job usually pays the bills, how can you make extra money? Here’s some ideas to help kick start your brain into thinking about how to increase the earning side of the equation. These aren’t considered â€œpassiveâ€ income (filling out opinion surveys for cash & rewards does take time), but they can help generate some take-home pay to help reduce your debt and potentially get you some breathing room.
I would like to make an extra one to two hundred dollars a month. Actually, my goal is to make $500 during my 5 month challenge. Here is where I would like your help. Which ways would you consider generating extra income?
Need some great ideas to jump start your thoughts? Check out the links below!
And ladies/gents, what do you think about having a Earn More Challenge in September? We could kindly compete for the top dollar earned (up for a little challenge?). 🙂
(Perhaps I can throw in a frugal and fun prize into the mix – Starbuck’s gift card, Amazon gift card, a grab bag type prize. Ideas? )