It’s the thick of summer, and you might find you’re low on cash or need to pick up some extra money this season. Maybe there’s a vacation you need to pay for, work availability is thin, or you have plans later this year that require some extra financing. Whatever the reason, there are several ways to make money that don’t require you picking up an extra part-time job.
Visiting a pawn broker or shop to receive a loan against gold, jewellery, watches, or other valuable items that are around the home is a quick and easy way to procure money. Selling is also an option for those who are ready to give the items away. In the Greater Toronto Area, a quality shop like Pintocashforgold.ca can appraise your antiques, old coins, gold, silver, etc., and tell you how much you can borrow with no delay. There are no credit checks required because involving a bank isn’t necessary. Plus, all transactions are confidential, and prices are based on current fair market value. When you’re ready to repay the loan, you receive your items back.
E-commerce is easier than ever with platforms like Etsy, Ebay, Shopify, or even Instagram offering options to sell online. Earn some extra cash by selling arts, crafts, or other homemade goods on the web. Take advantage of the season by crafting fun summer home décor, jewellery, outdoor and patio decorations, invitations and stationary, homemade tea blends, or all-natural cosmetics.Summer is also prime time for good old-fashioned garage sales with the increase in foot traffic.
Dog walking and pet sitting is often in high demand in the summer due to vacation season. Offer up your services to family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances to get yourself established. Ask them to also refer you to their friends to build up a more regular client base. Pet sitting could involve staying at friends’ homes while they’re away and looking after their place while there. Or you could offer up your own abode to board pets for a few days to a few weeks.
Offering your services to do chores, handy work, and other manual labour is a helpful way to earn some money. An app like Task Rabbit can help connect you to a wide range of people.If you’re more of an amateur, you can also offer your services to known family and acquaintances. Summer is a good time to do lawn cutting, gardening, weeding, pool maintenance, house cleaning, car washing and waxing, or cleaning windows. Many people would be happy to offer cash to avoid working in the heat themselves.
Taking online surveys is a potential source of small amounts of cash and other perks like gift cards, products, or discounts. Make sure to research the legitimacy of the operation before agreeing to anything. You should never have to pay to take the surveys (which would defeat the purpose!) and it’s a good idea to skip any middle men and directly work with the company that is running the focus group or survey. Always do due diligence to watch out for scams.
Get creative and think of unique ways you can help others out on a casual basis to earn some extra coin this summer.