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4 Unusual Ways to Make Some Extra Money

Sometimes you have to get a bit crafty, both figuratively and literally, to make a little bit of extra money.
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By Christie Petersen
Updated on: November 10th, 2022

yard sale sign As the holidays near everyone is trying to find a few ways to make a little bit of extra money on the side. While some people tend to set money aside throughout the year there are many who are likely to feel strapped for cash during the next few months.

If overtime isn’t an option and you don’t have the time to get a second job then how are you going to find the funds for Thanksgiving dinner and holiday gifts? Sometimes you have to get a bit crafty, both figuratively and literally, to make a little bit of extra money. Here are five ways you could make a little bit of extra money before the holiday season.

  • Sell your stuff. Garage sales, yard sales, Craigslist, and eBay are just a few ways you can make some extra money. However, selling your stuff doesn’t mean ridding yourself of everything you can; think of it as doing spring cleaning in the winter. You could get rid of clothes you no longer where, movies you no longer watch, and maybe even some random items you have laying around.
  • Start getting crafty. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, it is an online shop where users can sell their handmade goods. This will be a bit more work and you will have to shell out some of your own money to make the crafts, but if is something you’re good at then your customers could stick around past the holidays.
  • Sell your plasma. We don’t mean your TV; we mean the plasma in your veins. Although giving blood is usually a donation, some blood banks will pay. Call your local blood bank to see if, and how much, they pay if you’re not too squeamish about giving blood.
  • Get paid to play on your smart phone. Most people are already plugged in, so why not get paid to use certain apps. Gigwalk for example provides ‘gigs’ for people who want to make a bit of money. There are a variety of gigs available in various cities; the gigs might include snapping a picture, checking the price of product at a local store, or testing a new app. The gigs have varying pay, but remember that a few dollars could add up to more if you save them wisely.

The Takeaway

If you need some funds for the holidays one of these choices might be right for you, but if you still find yourself in a bind AmOne might be able to help you. A personal loan could be an option to cover some of your expenses; a debt consolidation loan could help you pay off a bit of your debt as well before the holidays. Contact AmOne today to find a financial solution for your situation today.