Whether you're saving up for a summer getaway or you just need some cash to fill your tank, extra income is great. There are plenty of ways to fatten up your wallet beyond the normal nine to five. Here are a few ways to get a little extra cash.
Peruse Part-Time Jobs. This doesn't have to be painful. Check out Craigslist or your local newspaper's online listings. Look for something stress-free that feels less job-like. Perhaps there's something you've always wanted to try- Barista? Bread maker? Baby-sitter? Give it a shot.
Sell Some Stuff. While you're on Craigslist, go ahead and list some items you don't want anymore. This is a great way to clear out closets and get a little more organized while making some extra money. And there's always eBay.
Fill Out Surveys. Some people say this is a great way to earn some extra income or even gift cards to places you probably shop. A couple to check out are Your2Cents.com or MySurvey.com. If you find yourself wasting time on the Internet, why not get paid for it?
Start a Blog. This isn't a get-rich-quick idea, but if you're passionate about something and enjoy writing about it, you could make some extra income. There are lots of tutorials, books and resources out there about starting a money-making blog. Two to checkout are this one and this one.
Offer Services to Your Neighbors. Does it look like your neighbors need help? If their grass looks long or the weeds are overgrown, offer to take the burden for a small monthly fee. Yard work can be good exercise and a stress-reliever. Get the family to help.
Earn Money with Hobbies. Are you a crafty person? Try selling your items on Etsy. If you enjoy scrapbooking, sell your service to friends who have plenty of photographs, but lack the patience and skill. Maybe jewelry is your thing. Offer to make custom pieces for friends and family members.
Get a Roomie. Have an extra room to rent? Try finding a tenant. You'll earn a few hundred bucks a month and it'll be just like college all over again.
By Alison Storm
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It's all treats and no tricks at many retailers this Halloween. Here you'll find a list of stores and restaurants we've comprised that are offering up special deals and maybe even a freebie or two to celebrate the spooky holiday. Keep checking back, we'll be adding new ones as we find them!
Barnes & Noble - Free Halloween storytime on 10/31/2014. Contact local stores for times.
Bass Pro Shops - Free 4x6 photos & Halloween activities for kids from now through 10/31/2014.
Chipolte - Participating restaurants are offering a $3 "boorito" to those that arrive in a costume. Offer valid from 5PM to close on 10/31/2014.
IHOP - Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 & under on 10/31/2014 only from 7AM to 10PM.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut to customers in full costume. Only on 10/31/2014 at participating restaurants.
LEGO Stores - Free Halloween sticker for kids in costume on 10/31/2014.
Outback Steakhouse - Free kids meals w/purchase of adult meal. Limited to kids 10 & under and 2 free kids meals in a visit. Participating restaurants on 10/31/2014 only.
Sonic - 50 Cent corn dogs all day on 10/31/2014.
Wendy's - Halloween coupon booklets are only $1. This book contains coupons good for free Jr. Frostys. Of special note: 90 cents of the purchase price goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Offer's ending is unknown.
Stores: 20x200, 6pm, Amazon, Apple Store, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Best Buy, Buy.com, Dell, Eastbay, eBags, Eddie Bauer, Endless.com, Home Depot, H&R Block, Kohl's, Macy's, Old Navy, Restaurant.com, Sandals, Shoes.com, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Toys 'R' Us, Urban Outfitters, Wal-Mart (See more)
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