Prices seem to have taken the growth hormone Captain America used to get buff, while the income has remained pathetically scrawny. What do you do, when you’ve to pay the bills and go out every once in awhile? Saving can only get you so far. Money, unfortunately, rules our lives and even the tiniest extra bit helps out during a tight period. So, how can I get money in this economy?
The first tip I have to give is to downsize your needs and make it so that you don’t require any extra income. For instance, trim the expenses as far as luxuries go. Yes, London cleaners makes your home feel like a domestic wonderland crafted in Martha Stewart’s sweetest dreams, but when you count pound and pence, then you should consider skipping this treatment until your budget can accommodate the costs. Wear your clothes out to the fullest and if you happen to indulge on exquisite food, turn to the cheaper counterparts at least for awhile.
However, since we are creatures of habits and addictions (and who could ever veto chocolate in the household, because of budget cuts), there is a way to ask the world to give you money. The easiest I have done is to sell something online. The world is filled with people, who fancy what you don’t see as a must-have. Old trinkets and souvenirs, worn shoes (in both good and bad conditions), anything that can be classified as vintage. Hipsters are still cropping up all over the world, so feed them with whatever hand-me-downs your grandparents left you and profit with ease.
Another alternative, if you are an active driver, is to turn to companies and turn your car into a very visible ad. The money you make won’t amount to something that will get you settled for the rest of your life, but will cover most car expenses you will ever have, including gas money. It’s even fitting for the money from ads to fuel the ad space. I’m a fan of the good karma and perpetual wheel and if I owned a car, I would definitely turn to this method.
Last, but not least, you can turn to begging. The Internet loves sad stories (legitimate sad stories), so if you happen to land on classic, film, tear-jerker tough times (I’m genuinely sorry and hope for all to get better soon), then you can tell your story on a website and ask for people to donate. Nobody wants to see a person live on the streets, so more or less people will respond well to the call. Ask the friends you know to help you spread the word and hope for the best. Naturally, this strategy should be used as a last resort. Social media can make or break a person, so lying about such a dire thing can backfire so fast, you will not see it coming.
Do you have any strategies you employ, when you find yourself in a tough situation?