This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with money-making tips.
We could all do with a bit of extra cash from time to time to take the pressure off, and if you go online, you’ll find suggestions about how you can earn easy money. The problem is, even though there are some great ways to make money online, there are also a lot of scams out there and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
The key is knowing how to separate legitimate money-making opportunities from the ones that won’t earn you much and could even be a scam. These are some of the most realistic ways to make money online right now.
3 Realistic Ways To Make Money Online
Sell Your Old Stuff
The easiest way to make a bit of extra cash and tidy your house up at the same time is to sell some of your old stuff online. If you spend a weekend decluttering the house and separating out the things that might be worth selling, you can make a good amount of money.
Old clothes are great for selling on eBay, and you can get some good money for electronics as well, as long as they are in good working order. There are also sites where you can sell old books and, even though you won’t get a huge amount for them, you may as well sell them if you aren’t going to read them again.
If you’re looking to earn a bit more money, you should consider selling some gold. There are plenty of sites online that will buy old gold jewelry for cash, just make sure to do your research because there are a lot of scam sites out there.
Start A Business
Selling some old stuff is great if you need a bit of extra cash to cover a big bill, but if your finances are stretched at the end of every month, you need a more long-term money making opportunity. It’s easier than ever to start a business online and many people are turning hobbies into a full-time business by selling their products online. A T-shirt business is a good option for those who want to dip their toes into online entrepreneurship. Clothing has always been a thriving industry, so you don’t need to worry about finding a market for your products. Also, you can establish a T-shirt business even on a shoestring budget.
It will take a little while to get set up, but once you are established, you can start shipping overseas and grow the business even further. Just keep in mind that if you ship overseas you will need to use a foreign currency account service, like Airwallex, for example.
If you can set up a small side business that generates a bit of extra income, you will find it so much easier to manage your finances.
Dropshipping is an alternative option if you want to sell products online but you don’t want to deal with the manufacturing, packaging and shipping side of things. When you run a dropshipping business, you sell products to a customer and then the supplier will send them directly to the customer on your behalf.
If you can start a successful dropshipping business from home, you can earn a lot of extra money without the hassle of running a business full-time.
These are some of the most realistic ways to earn money online when you need a little extra to make ends meet.
Ellie Jo is a frequent contributor to Rachel K. Belkin.