Who doesn’t need extra money these days? According to a national pole, 8 out of 10 Americans say that the economy is in poor shape. With the fluctuations on Wall Street and the unstable real-estate market, everyone is looking for extra money in today’s society. Even the other 2 out of 10 Americans that believe the economy is in an upswing can use a little extra something. Well we’ve put together a little list of ways to earn some extra moola (some very creative).
Get a second job. That’s somewhat of a given for most people. The classic American that needs more income will generally seek to get a second or third job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 5 percent of people in the U.S. work multiple jobs.
Start a business. There are millions of small business owners in the US. Depending on the type, starting a small business doesn’t require a lot of money, if any at all, and can be very lucrative.
Have a garage sale. This is a very practical way of earning some extra money. Everyone has something that they do not need. You can sell those things off at a garage sale and make some instant cash. In the US, there are 165,000 garage sales per week, earning $4,222,375 weekly. That’s a whopping $202.6 earned a year in garage sales! WOW!
Invest in stock market. The stock market is risky, but can be extremely lucrative. But, this is not an instant money-maker. Stock require time to yield a good ROI (Return On Investment).
Play the lottery. Wish to your lucky stars and play the lottery. You just may win. The most common numbers in the Mega Millions lottery are: 4, 29, 36 and 48. Even though your odds at winning the lottery is pretty low, if won, it could change your life forever.