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5 Tips to Help you Make Quick Extra Cash



I swear the cost of living just seems to go up and up and up. Seriously, where will it stop?
Everybody these days needs that extra bit of cash, especially wish Christmas on it's way, but what are the secrets of making cash quickly? Here I share my own top tips..

1. eBay! 

How many random things have you got lying about in your house that really you could sell to make a quick bit of money on? It's really not as hard as it looks to sell items on eBay and it's really worthwhile to bump up cash for the month. If you have nothing that you feel is worth selling, have you considered buying and selling? If not, it might be worth looking into!

2. Make money on old clothes, blue rays, CD's DVD's etc etc.
 
Sites such as Music Magpie is a great site for getting an almost instant valuation on your old stuff that perhaps you wouldn't be able to sell on eBay and what's more is you can send your items off to them for free and then you'll be paid for them, it's an amazing service.
 
3. Car boots

These can be really fun to do and a great little money earner on things you no longer want/need. It'll also help you clear lots of space in your home for any new purchases ;)

4. Look within

What are you good at? Could you use any talents you have to make money? i.e writing skills, web page design, etc etc. Advertise your services via local newspapers and/or local facebook groups or if you are a crafter/creator sell your creations via eBay/Etsy.

5. Use coupons & shop online

Okay, it's not going to directly put money in the bank, but if you were to shop online you'd probably find that your shopping bill was considerably lower, since your not being drawn into all the 'deals' and 'treats' dotted around the supermarkets. Coupons are also a nice little money saver!
 

26 comments

  1. EBay is amazing for getting rid of unwanted stuff! And it's so surprising what people buy and sell. Someone must want it! Lol x

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  2. I love clearing my wardrobe and making extra pennies for new clothes on ebay.

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  3. I loooove eBay. I end up buying more than I'm selling though!

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  4. Great tip's we do a couple of car boots to get rid of unwanted items.

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  5. Brilliant ideas, especially as Christmas is coming up!

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  6. Great Post, I use eBay quite regularly. I still have my wedding dress that I need to sell, so might give it a try this weekend.

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  7. I'm needing to do a little ebay selling myself, I tend to make barely anything though.

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  8. Car boots are great, but make sure you don't sell short, pick a popular boot to sell at and the best time is a summer bank holiday weekend as you get many 'newbee' buyers who won't haggle so much.

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  9. Interesting read, think its time I put these tips to the test, need a good declutter and a few extra pennies before Christmas are always welcome

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  10. I spent the weekend emptying out things from my wardrobe (ashamed at the number still with tags on - eeek!) that I just don't wear/never worn. All in excellent condition and have popped them on ebay - fingers crossed that will pop some extra pennies in my pocket with another bambino on the way. x

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  11. Good tips. I use some of these already, you have to, to get by these days!

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  12. Love EBay but end up buying too many little trinkets

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  13. Just when you find something in your house and think, what a load of old tat! you put it on ebay and people actually want it..everyones different I guess, thats the beauty of it!

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  14. Personally, I don't think car boot sales are worth the hassle. I've had too many things stolen, or people trying to give me 20p for something that I'd easily get £20 for on ebay. That said, it's a lot less time consuming than Ebay - I have a box of stuff that I'm building up the stamina to list and sell ha ha. Usually get a very good return that way though.

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  15. Thanks, great tips! Especially coming up to Christmas :)

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  16. I agree with the shopping online, it does save you money as your not buying unnecessary items, which you can so easily do when looking around the shops. You can usually find lots of discount codes online also and use the cashback sites, I love them.

    @tjsi1963

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  17. Selling old books and CD’s is a great method to earn some extra income. I use to sell them at the every year end, so I can earn quite a big amount.

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  18. It's a bit of an iffy one but online surveys can be good. I usually like YouGov although it takes ages (I mean ages) to earn money, you can withdraw at £50 which is a cash payment and the surveys are actually interesting.
    Sammie
    www.littleblondelife.com
    @LilBlondeSammie
    x

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