It is not uncommon for a person to find himself short on cash but long on bills to pay. When it comes to paying bills, one of the common solutions is to try and determine ways to make more money. If you need more money but are not willing to take on a second full-time job, then you do have other options.
When you are looking for ways to make more money to pay your bills, you should at least write down your bills and total up your monthly debt so that you know what you are up against. It can be frustrating to take on a new money-making venture only to find out that it is still not enough. Once you know how much more money you need, then you can set out to find a way to generate more income.
- Part-Time Job
It is an easy blanket statement to tell someone who needs more money to go out and find a part-time job. But that kind of advice is not always as practical as it sounds. The secret to finding a part-time job that works for you situation is to find the right kind of part-time job.
A part-time job that involves getting tips will be a better way to go that working a job for an hourly wage. A pizza delivery job, a job as a bartender or a job as a server in a restaurant are examples of good jobs that offer tips. You should also try to get into the busier employers in your area to try and maximize your tips.
Tips can often be more lucrative than just an hourly wage. To top it off, you are usually paid an hourly wage as well. The wage is usually less than minimum wage, but when added to your tips, it can be a nice income.
- Writing Online
There are websites on the Internet that help website owners find content providers. If you like to write and feel that you are disciplined enough to work from home, then you may want to look into writing Internet content.
A simple Internet search will help you to find websites that hire writers to provide content for clients. Take the time to read the instructions on each website and take your time getting used to writing online content. Once you get good at it, then you can use it as a form of income. There are sites that pay up to $20 an article. As an example: If you can write for 2 hours a night and write 3 articles an hour you can generate an extra $120 a night. Do this 5 nights a week and that’s an extra $600 a week.
- Online Auctions
Online auctions have been around for a very long time, and they can be a great way for anyone to generate an extra income that will help pay the bills. Most people get started with things they find in their attic or basement that they no longer need. After a few sales, it is easy to get hooked on the entire process and that is what keeps people coming back.
You can start going to garage sales, estate sales and checking for online wholesalers. You will need to spend some time analyzing what kinds of products to sell because some products sell better than others with online auctions.
The key to making money in what is not the very busy world of online auctions is finding a product niche that you enjoy and then getting in to that niche. The thrill of the hunt when looking for things to sell and the satisfaction of a sale for a profit will keep you interested.
- Odd Jobs
If you are handy, then there are always people that are willing to pay you to do odd jobs such as home repairs, landscaping and garage cleaning. Let your friends and family know that you are looking to do side work and establish a per hour rate that you think is fair.
You can also make up some business cards with your cellular phone number on it or have a second phone number ring on your home line. This way, you do not have to give out your home number. If you get the word out to enough people, then your phone will start ringing.
While making more money is one way to handle paying your bills, you could also take steps to lower your debt as well. Increasing your income and slashing your debts at the same time can have you debt free rather quickly. Give us a call with no obligation and let us do a complete financial analysis for you and see where we can save you money on your credit card bills. We will negotiate your credit card debt with your creditors and lower your monthly obligations.
It is always nice to have some extra money, but you may be able to have extra money without the need for another source of income. Let us help you to get your personal debt under control and help you to meet your obligations each and every month.