10 Creative Ways To Make Some Extra Cash

While getting a job or a better paying job might be one way to increase your income, sometimes that isn't enough or isn't an option. Here are some more interesting ways to make money beyond the standard ways.

Looking for a way to make some extra money? Why not consider some of these creative options? Below are just a few alternative ways to earn money.

Set up a new bank account

There are some banks that will pay you a reward if you set up a new bank account with them. This reward could be as much as $50 or $100 in some cases. To get this reward, you will usually have to transfer over a certain sum of money to the account and hold it there for a month. You can find bank account switch deals online.

Sell your clutter

A great way to make extra cash is to sell unwanted stuff in your home. This could be anything from old kids’ toys to clothes. You can sell these items online via local selling sites like Facebook and Gumtree, or via global sites like eBay. Alternatively, you may be able to sell items at a flea market or directly to a second-hand store.

Take advantage of referral bonuses

Some companies will offer you a bonus if you are able to refer them to another customer. Such bonuses could be anything from $5 to $100 depending on the product or service. Make sure to look out for these bonuses.

Sell your story to a newspaper

Got an amazing personal story that you think is potentially newsworthy? You could consider making some money by selling your story to a newspaper, magazine or online publication. Exclusive and unusual stories with lots of twists and turns can be very valuable.

Get paid to be a mystery shopper

Mystery shopping can be a great side gig. This involves getting paid to shop at stores and report your findings. There are a few companies that hire mystery shoppers that you can check out here.

Complete online surveys

You can also get paid to answer online surveys. Each survey will earn you a few dollars. You can then cash this out when you feel. Longer and more niche surveys will earn you more.

Sell your hair

You can get paid to have a haircut by opting to sell your hair. There are a few sites online that buy human hair and then sell it onto hair extension and wig manufacturers. While artificial hair has become popular in recent years, many people still prefer the look and feel of human hair.

Sell pictures of your feet

There are people out there that will pay for photos of your feet. In fact, there are entire sites dedicated to selling feet pics! This could be an easy way to make some money.

Rent your home out as a film location

Your home could make a great film location to be featured in a movie or TV series. There are sites online that can allow you to advertise your home as a film location. You could get a lot of money for this depending on what your home is used for.

Take part in paid experiments

There are companies that will pay you to be a lab rat. This could include testing products or undertaking physical experiments to do with sleep, diet or exercises. This does come with its risks, although can be well paid. Make sure that you know exactly what you’re signing up to before taking part in such trials.

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