51 Real Ways to Earn Money


11. Sell through social networking

If you have some products you would like to sell, why not to use social networking to earn some extra money? Advertise on Tumblr, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and any other social networking website you use. If you have an opportunity you can even buy cheap ad space.

12. Work as a guest blogger

One of the easiest ways to earn money is to become a guest blogger. Working as a guest blogger means that you have no commitments, and you shouldn’t write full time, but you can still make some extra cash. Many blogs allow guest bloggers, that’s why if there isn’t an application, don’t be afraid to ask!

13. Do online surveys

Nowadays a lot of the best ways to earn money involve going online. Doing surveys is most likely the easiest technique. Today there are plenty of paid survey websites, so you just need sign up, but don’t forget to read the small print.

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14. Try a garage sale

By having a garage sale or a yard sale, you can easily earn a decent amount of money and get rid of all the things you don’t need anymore. It often beats shipping things that you should do on Craigslist and eBay, and you get rid of dozens of junk.

15. Sell old tech

You can also make money selling your old tech items. Whether you do it on Craigslist, eBay, or to an independent or individual company, you can earn a surprising amount of cash. I’m sure you have old desktops, cell phones, or laptops that just gather dust in your house. Even if it is defective tech people can buy it for parts.

16. Sew

If you can sew, why not turn your skill into a small business? You can sew new clothes or alter the old ones, if you’re really talented you will love it. Then you could make custom-made clothes for the person who orders them. But don’t forget about the importance of advertising! And making things for your relatives and friends is one the best ways to do it!

17. Refurbish antiques

As I’ve already said sometimes you should spend money to earn money. If you can buy some cheap antiques that need a little work at garage or yard sales, you have the opportunity to make some extra money. If you can refurbish and refinish, it’s one of the best way to make money!

18. Babysit

Sitting for someone else’s children has always been one of the greatest ways to earn money, and don’t think that it’s not for you. No matter who you are and how old you are, babysitting is an amazing way to make some steady money, and if you do some other extra work like cleaning up around the house, you can earn even more money!

19. Start a bed-and-breakfast business

Of course, starting a bed-and-breakfast business is not for everyone, because it’s a little complicated, but you can try. You can do it during the summer season when there are many tourists. Just set up your home as a bed and breakfast, and you can earn a decent amount of money. But you should do a thorough research first.

20. Try catering

Nowadays catering is one of the best ways to earn money. You know, people like when they are fed. But again, you should advertise a lot to get your name out there. It’s great to start by having family members, friends, and co-workers hire you. And make sure your food is really delicious!