Monday, January 9, 2012
Ways to Earn a Few Bucks
It's always nice to earn a little extra money. Last week I earned $284. It didn't take a lot of time or effort. Here are some easy ways to earn a few bucks.
Cash in that gold. Gold prices are high right now. Go through those jewelry boxes and cash in what you aren't wearing. Don't mail it in to those places you see advertised on TV. Visit your local jewelers and get a few quotes on what they are willing to give you. If you are local, visit Marcia's Jewelry on the east side of Des Moines. My mother owns that store and my brother and her will take good care of you!
Sell something. You can advertise your items for free on Craigslist. Another option may be community swaps. Local Facebook community swaps are popping up all over the place. It makes it easy to sell your unwanted items.
Cash in cans and bottles. Every couple weeks I make a trip to the redemption center. I take the cans and bottles in from my house as well as both my parents and sometimes my brother. I figured if we pay for the deposit when we buy them we might as well get that money back.
How do you earn extra money? This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip hosted here at Learning the Frugal Life.