Take old clothes to thrift shops. While charity shops like Salvation Army take clothes on donation, other for-profit thrift and consignment stores pay money in exchange for used items of clothing. Gather up any articles of clothing and accessories which you don’t use or like anymore and take them to a local recycled fashion store like Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads. The store attendants might not purchase your items if they’re out of fashion or in poor condition, but you can always donate the refused items to a charity shop.
List collectibles or unused items in online classifieds. If you have any big-ticket items like valuable collectibles which you are willing to part with, you can auction them on websites like eBay. Unlike the random passersby who come by yard sales, you’ll find people who are specifically interested in what you’re selling and thus willing to pay a higher price.
Take it seriously. Yes, you’re applying for an online job. Yes, you can do the work in your underwear, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a “real job”. You must treat it as such or they aren’t going to treat you as a serious candidate. You aren’t the only one who wants to work in their underwear. In fact, the competition online is likely higher than it is in your local area.
If you really wanted to make the list even more exhaustive, you could also discuss the various biological money-making methods (e.g., sperm donation, egg donation, etc.) and/or go into the more technical (e.g., hosting websites on one’s own server, building computers for others, etc.). Also, you could potentially explore those well-known money-making ventures, such as trading on the stock market, which are seemingly difficult to enter into by their apparent complexity by listing various online instructional tools which assist novices looking to get involved in them (e.g., Investopedia’s online simulator to prepare for buying/selling stocks). Sometimes those methods of making money which appear to be the most difficult are, in fact, relatively simple once you understand the underlying conceptual framework – many people just don’t realize this.
Organize a yard sale. Even if you don’t have anything valuable to sell, your family probably has some stuff lying around the house or garage that is just taking up extra space. Ask your parents if they’d be willing to clean out some old junk and let you collect the proceeds as long as you do the grunt work. If they say yes, empty out your closet, attic, or basement and advertise your sale around the neighborhood.
Walk dogs in your neighborhood. While most people enjoy walking their dogs, they’re often too busy to do so during the day. Their dogs’ welfare is important to them, though, so they are willing to shell out some real cash for someone to take them for walks and exercise. So, if you like dogs and have a lot of energy, put your interests and enthusiasm to good, monetary use!
Direct selling companies are a great way for you to work around your existing commitments to earn extra money. You can choose the hours you work and how much you're willing to invest from your own resources into your venture. The best way to get involved with this type of activity is to work with a company that is part of the equivalent of the U.K.'s Direct Selling Association. Alternatively, make sure you work with organizations that are reputable.
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