Easy Ideas That Will Help You Earn Extra Cash in This Horrible Economy (Part 2)

Here we go again, your virtual assistant services has come up with more great ideas for making money in this tight economy. In our last post we explained that we were going to continue this as a series as long as we can come up with valuable information for you that could really help you make some money. We welcome any ideas that you might like to contribute and we’ll add it to our next list. We feel it is our duty and honor to pay it forward in hopes this can and will help you.

So, let’s get started…

Room for rent

This is a great option if you happen to live close to a university or technical school. Many college students are more likely to feel comfortable renting a room with certain house privileges than older people. Just make sure you take precautions to protect yourself and your family but finding someone you can trust can prove to be very beneficial for a steady income.

Swimming Lessons

What a great idea especially during these hot summer months. You could either teach privately from your own backyard, if you happen to have a pool of course, or at your local recreation center. Keep in mind some places may require you to obtain special certification.

Write Reviews

If your knowledgeable and can write fairly fast, this could work for you very well. There are many web sites that will pay you a little cash to write product or miscellaneous reviews. Just do a Google search and you should come up with several.


Go to sites like Sologig, Guru or Elance where they offer a chance to bid on a particular project. Most anything can be done on a contract, freelance or outsourced basis and who knows, it could turn into a perfect opportunity for a full time job. It never hurts to give it a try, this is how we obtained one of our current clients, and that was 2 years ago!

Paper Route

This isn’t just for kids anymore, there are many of the older population trying to supplement their income and this is how they do it. You could increase your income by several hundred dollars a month. Check with your local area newspaper to inquire what might be available.

Direct Sales

If you enjoy getting out of the house and/or hosting parties, then this could be for you. There are many opportunities from Tupperware to Sex and you can make some excellent money. I have a girlfriend that sells Premier Jewelry and she makes 50% of the orders she books at a party! That is a huge commission.

Yard or Garage Sale

Yep, the good ole trusty garage sale, but hey, you can rake in some cash in just a couple of days. Sell everything you have not used within the last year, don’t like anymore, don’t have a need for any longer, stuff laying around the house just collecting dust and anything else your tired of looking at. Takes a little bit of work to get it all organized but it will certainly pay off.

Sell your homegrown veggies or fruits

Typically when you have a garden of any size there is no way you can eat all of it. You end up giving most of it away and that is fine and dandy, however, try selling some of it as well. You could put a sign in your yard to advertise it and you would be surprised how many people will stop and check it out. You might even try to sell them to your local grocery store.

Alright, there you have it again and as always, we welcome any comments or suggestions for some ideas you may have. Let us know and we’ll add it to the next list.

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