We all start the new year with a little less money in the bank than we would like to admit. At this time of year, it just seems to drain away, doesn’t it? Luckily, there are all sorts of things that you can do to make some extra cash, including a few things you probably haven’t considered. Nowadays, there are also increasingly more and more ways to make money without even having to leave your home. If you are finding yourself in a position where you could do with a bit of extra cash, then consider these top tips for making a little extra money in 2016.
Monetize Your Skill
Everybody has some skill that they do better than most other people. It might be possible that you are so used to it, you have simply forgotten about it! But whatever your skill might be, you can be sure that there is probably a way to make money from it. Whatever your hobby, make a promise to yourself to try and sell it this year. Most hobbies and skills can be sold in a freelance manner if you put your mind to it! There is nothing more satisfying than making extra money doing what you love.
If you are keen to turn the money you have into yet more money, then you might like to consider making one or two sound investments this year. What you invest in is up to you, but there are some things which are always a good investment. Silver gold prices today are up and only ever increasing, so you would be a fool to miss out on that opportunity. Investing in silver or gold is likely to make you a nice little stash in no time at all.
Just about anyone can teach, and it is a worthwhile thing to do. Not only do you get to feel good expanding the minds of others, but you can make a considerable amount of money from it as well. Teaching is a very broad area – you can pretty much teach any skill that you possess yourself. This is a fantastic, and often fun, way to make money simply doing what you love – and helping other in the process, too.
Sell Odds and Ends
Every one of us has odds and ends lying around the house. If you’re anything like me, you might find that they have started to clutter up the space! Kill two birds with one stone this year: sell off your old belongings that you don’t use anymore. It is surprising how much money you can make this way. Why not put it all into a piggy bank, and treat yourself at the end of the year?
Kick an Unhealthy Habit
Most of us have one or two unhealthy habits, although some are worse than others. If you smoke, or have the occasional tipple, consider cutting down or stopping altogether. Not only will you save money – but you will feel healthier and happier in yourself too.