Making money is not an easy task. Of course, there’s always the path most people choose – getting a job and making do with a salary – but most of the times it’s not enough. There’s always room for more. But dedicating too much of your time to a second job might not be the ideal path to take – especially if you have kids. This is where some novel ways of making an extra quid come in, helping you round up your income for the month.
Drive for cash
If you have some extra time at hand, and you happen to own a car, you can always enroll as an Uber or Lyft driver (provided either of the services is active in your area). Signing up to the service is easy. And you can do it even if you don’t have a smartphone – Uber will provide you with one, pre-loaded with the Uber app, ready for use.
Of course, there are some requirements you’ll need to comply with, like legal age, a clean driving record and so on. Your car also needs to be up to the challenge, and pass the inspection before you’ll be able to enroll.
Lyft is focusing on the US market at this time, while Uber is in the process of going global.
Play games and win
If you enjoy playing at the Big Fish or the DoubleDown, you can always turn your passion into a source of some extra cash by trying your luck at the Royal Vegas mobile casino. But you shouldn’t rely on luck alone – instead you should choose your games wisely. The Royal Vegas has more than enough games in its mobile platform, allowing you to play for cash while you wait for the bus. All you need is time and an internet connection.
Several game types available at the Royal Vegas are known for having the potential to be profitable in the long run. Blackjack, for example, or video poker, can turn from an exciting game to a long term generator of income – provided you are good at them. And if you’re not that good, you can always practice – the “fun” mode offered by the Royal Vegas will let you learn the quirks of the game while not charging you a dime. Beats social casinos filled with ads, if you ask me.
Lose weight for money (!)
Pact is an interesting service. It allows its users to commit to one of its three main health goals – working out, eating healthy meals and log their meals – and it rewards those who meet their Pacts. But there’s a dark side to it, too – those who fail to meet their goals are penalized. The rewards offered – and penalties applied – by Pact are usually between $0.30 and $5. What makes it interesting that your rewards are paid by those who fail to keep their promises of living a healthier life.
While this might not be the perfect method of making some extra cash, it can motivate you to be healthier, fitter and more active. That, in turn, can lower your expenses overall.