Jump Start January: Week 1: Day 7

Today, it’s time to look for a new way to boost your income. You don’t have to replace your day job, any supplementary income is great. After all, a few extra pounds or pence here and there can make all the difference over the course of a year.

So, where can you make an extra few quid? Have a good think about items you could sell, skills you could put to use, or some of the newer ways to earn.

Jump Start 2013 Week 1 day 7

You could go for something straightforward: weekend work in a shop, a bar job or call centre work in the evenings, doing car boot sales, hiring a market stall pitch, doing online surveys, selling on eBay/Loot/Gumtree and so on.

On the other hand, your skills might get you freelance photography sales, babysitting work, etc, or perhaps you could sell crafted goods on sites like Etsy and Folksy.

Or you could try something a bit newer, like joining a cashback site (I like TopCashback), a freelancer site such as PeoplePerHour, or an app/site like Qmee where you get paid for clicking on ads while you browse the internet.

I’m hoping to do some more user testing of sites and apps this year. It isn’t a steady income but it is usually fairly well paid. Also, I’m hoping to be able to sell a few things on eBay once I’ve started next week’s theme – decluttering!

What are you going to choose? Any top tips?


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