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With Summer around the corner, it’s time to think of wacky ways to earn money on the side. For some this has become a sport in where they try outdo themselves with each passing year. Whether you do this to add additional money into your emergency fund, to pay for home upgrades and repairs or simply for the Annual family vacation – ways to earn extra are what we touch on in this article.
We highlight five different and unique ideas on ways to make money this Summer. Anyone can try these and anyone can make a little extra cash if you put your creative cap on, think outside the box and know how to market yourself.
1. Sell on Etsy
The old standby is always eBay. However there’s a new kid in town and her name is Etsy. This is a US based marketplace of handmade items, and the offerings rival that of any major online retailer including eBay and Amazon. You can pretty much sell anything on here so long as you made it, it has to be handmade. This can include graphic design services, blog installs, content and even SEO services. But if you make physical products such as jewelry, knitted clothing, candles, soaps and even furniture – you can sell it via Etsy. They take a small commission per sale, but provide you with many tools for selling including a big, active and highly promoted marketplace. Etsy has been featured on all the major magazines and newspapers and is well known and established in the online retail industry. Continue reading