How To Make More Money Without Quitting Your Day Job
Author: Melissa Cohen
We provide three simple ways to make more money, without quitting your day job, when you have too much month at the end of your money.
A little too much month at the end of your money? It's a frustrating, but common, experience in South Africa where most credit-active consumers owe as much as 75 percent of their salaries to creditors. Spending money is easy. So easy it seems, that we're spending it before we earn it. Trying to figure out how to make more money working a 40-hour work week? Not as easy, but also not as hard as you might think.
Three Easy Ways to Make More Money While Working Full-Time
Putting in a few extra hours each week doesn't sound ideal, but it's better than being being dead broke. As somebody famous once said, "If you want something different, you've got to do something different." So while your colleagues go home for some ShowMax and chill, why not try your hand at a few of the paid gigs we've listed here to make more money?
Writers and graphic designers aren't the only people who freelance. According to data collected by UpWork, "the world's best online workplace," $941 million in global freelance earnings was made in 2014. Of that, 50 percent was generated in the technology industry, with admin support being the second biggest earner at 12 percent. Writing and graphic design only came in at third and fourth, respectively. It's flexible, there's a growing demand, and as long as you have an internet connection, you can work remotely.There are lots of platforms in South Africa where you can connect and plug into the group experience to get started. The oldest (and most budget friendly) of these is the South African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA). They've got a wealth of information and resources to get you started in your free time. From what to charge to how to approach clients, SAFREA will guide you through the process of getting set up as a freelancer.
2. Sharing is Caring
Before the sharing economy, giving someone a lift or accommodating a house guest was considered a favour. Payment was an awkward conversation you didn't want to be on either end of. Now, however, with sharing services like Uber and Airbnb, sharing is not only caring, it's earning too. Sign up and make your taxi services available on your time. Or, clean out the spare room or granny flat and put those extra rooms to work on Airbnb.
3. Your Golden Opinion
It may not pay other people's bills, but thanks to the internet, your opinion can now pay your bills. There are a number of platforms where you can take part in surveys, or leave reviews to make more money. From Survey Junkie, to Swagbucks, and lots more!Not only that, but platforms like Google and Amazon reward you for pointing out the mistakes on their search pages or interacting with their Websites. Some of the micro tasks you can complete for Amazon include:
Select the correct spelling for search terms
Rate the search results for keywords
Check whether or not two products are the same
Choose the appropriate category for products
Categorise the tone of articles
These are just three easy ways you can make more money from your couch (or car). The options you have to increase disposable cash are endless. All you have to do is ask yourself, "Do I need to know what happens in the latest episode of Mr Robot?". When it's compared to the potential of being able to buy takeout in the last week before payday, the answer seems pretty clear.Already in debt and not sure how to get out? Implementing one of the above will definitely help in bringing in extra money, but you may still require help in working out a structured payment plan to pay back your debts. If that's you, click on the button below to apply for Debt Review TODAY.