Scott Alexander once said "Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully". Having some guilt-free spending money can surely make any time of the year feel like Christmas. In this new installation of "Bizarre Ways To Make Some Quick Cash" I bring to you some more interesting ways to make some quick bucks, in your own time.
1. Teach a language
Have you ever considered getting paid for just conversing and writing in one or several languages? You could teach a language and charge anywhere between $20-$30 an hour for your service. People like to learn new languages and non-English speakers need to learn English. If you are very good at English, why not help some international students with their English speaking and writing skills and make some bucks at the same time? If you know another language, then why not share your knowledge and skill with others in return for some monetary incentive?
You can put up a free ad for your language teaching services on the gumtree website. Further, if you are still in the books of your university alumni society then you could access your university job sites and promote your services and also respond to ads looking for assistance with English and other languages. Word of mouth and local newspapers can be quite useful in promoting your services. And as the icing on the cake you often get to choose the time and location for providing your services. This is a quite hassle free way to augment your income, in your own time.
2. Take interest in Photography
If you have a camera and are in the habit of taking occasional snaps, then you could consider making some money utilising your talent. People are prepared to pay top bucks for high calibre photos and images. Depending on the quality and the exquisite nature of the photos you can make a nifty sum of money. Google is a handy tool in doing research on selling your photos. Check out the Ozimages website to make a head start on how to go about selling your photos.
3. Mystery Shopping
Do you love shopping? Then you could turn your passion into a money earning activity. Mystery shopping traditionally doesn't pay a lot of money. But if you are in the lookout for some extra dough while having fun shopping, then it could work out nicely for you. Do remember to be fair in your judgements and in your reports. Each mystery shopping company operates in a different way and you may be required to acquire an ABN to get paid. Pay can be anywhere between $10-$30 per shop but definitely has the potential to be quite high at times.
Hope you find the above methods useful in earning some quick cash in your own time allowing you to indulge in some guilt-free extravagance. Keep an eye out for the next sizzling addition to "Bizarre Ways To Make Some Quick Cash".