Life is expensive. There can be no doubt about that. Tick-tock, the clock is forever moving in perpetual forward motion, and just like the years stack up and you suddenly find yourself 10 years older, so too, do the bills.
When you were 18 the only thing you were responsible to pay was your cell phone bill, and perhaps not even that. It could be that cellphones didn’t exist when you were a kid and your sole responsibility was making sure mom didn’t smell the stench wafting from your basement dwelling.
With that being said, you’ve officially been initiated into adulthood, and with it comes the dull responsibilities and stresses of living life without daddy’s bank, or without mommy’s country loving. You are working that 9-5 at the local JCPenney, but the paychecks still aren’t covering your costs of living. You’re bored of folding clothes and checking out old women at the register. You need a creative, fresh, fun way to bring in a little extra cash so you’re not forced to take a rain check every time your buddies want to go out to dinner or spend a night at the movies.
Here are 3 ways you can creatively increase your pocket change.
Sell Homemade Knick Knacks
Pay attention to the season you’re in and create accordingly. No matter the season, you’ll find that a majority of the population likes to decorate. Not only do people love to decorate, they want to have unique items to decorate with, and most of the time, people will prefer supporting an individual or local business, rather than giving all their money to a corporation. This makes your homemade knick knacks the perfect avenue for creating extra pocket change. Get creative now, and your bank account will thank you later.
Create A Dog Walking Business
Believe it or not, there is a huge need for this service, especially in big cities. Are you the kind of person who loves animals? Creating your own dog walking business is the perfect way for you to earn extra money!
Just think of it. You’ve just finished working your retail job, and now you just want some love from man’s best friend. Your apartment bylaws don’t allow for you to have a dog of your own, so you do what you have to do to get your furry fix. On your way home from work, swing by and pick up all of your client’s dogs. Take them out for a walk, get paid, AND get your exercise all in one go! It’s the perfect solution for you.
Make Up Something Brilliant
If the former suggestions just don’t work for you, use your brains to make that extra cash. If you find yourself always coming up with clever sayings, or creating ingenious ways to make things work more efficiently, you need to be blessing the world with your brilliance. The next time you have an idea, don’t just pawn it off for bad pizza. Write it down, sketch it out, and get the idea patented. You never know when your passing thought could be the ticket to financial liberty.