Money. It feels like there’s never enough. Whether you need extra cash for something fun, like a vacation or a fancy new outfit, or you’re scrambling to make an emergency purchase, like replacing a broken water heater, life is expensive no matter what time of year it is. You might be looking ahead in the calendar and asking yourself, when will my budget have a bit of room to breathe? Unfortunately, the forecast shows nothing in the future that doesn’t require a healthy supply of cold, hard cash. Rainy day funds only go so far.

But don’t fret: There’s some good news.. For those with anemic wallets, there are a few ways to make some quick cash from home (and yes, they’re totally legit). Keep reading for five money-making methods you’ve likely never heard of.

Sell unused gift cards

We all have at least one friend or relative who buys gift cards that we’re never going to use. So, why not sell them online? For those with cards simply collecting dust, check out services like CardCash. Simply enter the card info to get your free quote. According to the site, they’ll pay as much as 92 per cent of the cash value for your cards. You’ll get paid by direct deposit, PayPal or check—and get money you can use for those gift cards you can’t use. Problem solved!

Get a little selfie-ish

You love taking selfies, right? (It’s OK, just admit it.) Well, that selfie addiction can actually earn you some cash. Using an app called Stylinity, you snap your usual selfies, tag any items pictured with scanning barcodes, then upload and share it on other social platforms like Facebook. Anytime someone purchases one of those items, you earn points that are redeemable for money. While this method isn’t exactly a steady paycheque, those with large social networks can use this to build a stream of passive income for an occasional budget boost.

Get a micro job

Are you creative? Or do you have a robust following  on Twitter or Facebook? Then Fiverr might be a great option to acquire some extra dough. Post a gig on your account offering to write a poem, Tweet or post an advertisement to your thousands of followers or friends, or browse other offers and devise your own creative offering (recording a short song using someone’s name, for example). It’s a pretty low-key way to make $5 (or $4 after Fiverr takes it fees). The money is then disbursed within two weeks for you to withdraw. While each payout is small, those gigs can add up.

Become a tasker

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes stretched-thin people choose to outsource their errands or chores (think housecleaning or assembling that new desk from IKEA). If you’re happy to complete menial tasks in exchange for pay, give TaskRabbit a try. Set up a tasker profile and then bid on virtual projects as well as local errands in your neighborhood. Then simply complete your assigned tasks and collect your cash!

Sell your recipes

Are you an inventive cook? How about those to-die-for chocolate caramel cookies that everyone raves about? Specialty food magazines are always on the prowl for unique recipes to print in their pages—for pay, of course. So take some time to pitch your creative concoction to food editors at various publications  A good recipe is made to be shared and enjoyed, right?

Now you have five new ways to make some side income on your own time.  Now go get started, and best of luck!

Do you make side income in another way not on our list? Share your unusual money-making methods in the comments below.

Posted by:Varagesale Blog

3 replies on “5 Offbeat Ways to Make Cash From Home

  1. Thanks for the advice some people can work doing anything they put there mind to , there’s a lot of things people can do to make money from home just using the internet posting things for other people you know that have things for sale but do not know how , maybe help them how to snap a picture and put it up on this website would give them somthing to do and a little cash in there pockets , it is my hobby buying selling collectibles baseball cards for over 20 years i do it to get away from my work a couple hours a day ,I am glad i found this site , thanks to the admin and to the Varagers that makes this happen as it is a lot of work in just keeping the site maintained up and running and approving the users is a good thing watch for the scammers that make the buying and selling a nigntmare if it sounds to good it uasally is and worth looking into the deal , Always meet at a safe place it dont matter if your selling shoes always be cautious and watch for new users selling something that is not what they say it is maybe a high dollar item they are first posting , but on the good side it is not always that way and there are more honest sellers than the dishonest , Just my thoughts , Your thoughts may be different ,

    Shane Peters -Seller, New here will be posting and buying and watching,

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  2. Thanks for the advice some people can work doing anything they put there mind to , there’s a lot of things people can do to make money from home just using the internet posting things for other people you know that have things for sale but do not know how , maybe help them how to snap a picture and put it up on this website would give them somthing to do and a little cash in there pockets , it is my hobby buying selling collectibles baseball cards for over 20 years i do it to get away from my work a couple hours a day ,I am glad i found this site , thanks to the admin and to the Varagers that makes this happen as it is a lot of work in just keeping the site maintained up and running and approving the users is a good thing watch for the scammers that make the buying and selling a nigntmare if it sounds to good it uasally is and worth looking into the deal , Always meet at a safe place it dont matter if your selling shoes always be cautious and watch for new users selling something that is not what they say it is maybe a high dollar item they are first posting , but on the good side it is not always that way and there are more honest sellers than the dishonest , Just my thoughts , Your thoughts may be different ,

    Shane Peters -Seller, New here will be posting and buying and watching,

    Like

  3. Thanks for the advice some people can work doing anything they put there mind to , there’s a lot of things people can do to make money from home just using the internet posting things for other people you know that have things for sale but do not know how , maybe help them how to snap a picture and put it up on this website would give them somthing to do and a little cash in there pockets , it is my hobby buying selling collectibles baseball cards for over 20 years i do it to get away from my work a couple hours a day ,I am glad i found this site , thanks to the admin and to the Varagers that makes this happen as it is a lot of work in just keeping the site maintained up and running and approving the users is a good thing watch for the scammers that make the buying and selling a nigntmare if it sounds to good it uasally is and worth looking into the deal , Always meet at a safe place it dont matter if your selling shoes always be cautious and watch for new users selling something that is not what they say it is maybe a high dollar item they are first posting , but on the good side it is not always that way and there are more honest sellers than the dishonest , Just my thoughts , Your thoughts may be different ,

    Shane Peters -Seller, New here will be posting and buying and watching,

    Like

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