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15 quick and easy ways to make extra money ๐Ÿซฐ

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15 quick and easy ways to make extra money –

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Introduction ๐Ÿ‘‹

Whether it’s to:

  • Save up for something you want to buy ๐ŸŽ
  • Pay an unexpected bill ๐Ÿงพ
  • Help out in an emergency ๐Ÿš‘
  • Save up more money as a safety net ๐Ÿฅ…
  • Start a side hustle or business ๐Ÿ’ผ

There are plenty of reasons to want to make some extra cash.

Here are our top ways to easily make extra money!

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1. Sell things ๐Ÿท๏ธ

Selling things can be one of the quickest ways to make money. ๐Ÿ’จ

Whether it’s:

  • Selling things you already own ๐Ÿ”
  • Buying things to sell them at a higher price ๐Ÿ“ˆ

You could sell things like:

  • Old belongings – games consoles, decorations, clothes. Apps like Facebook Marketplace, Shpock, Ebay, and Vinted can be helpful for selling your belongings (make sure to read their guidance on how to sell safely!) ๐Ÿ‘• Music Magpie is a website that lets you trade in your unwanted tech, games, books, Lego toys, and more to make extra cash.
  • Sweets – gift sets, sweet boxes ๐Ÿซ
  • Soaps and beauty products ๐Ÿงผ
  • Food you’ve cooked – cakes, meals, desserts๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ
  • Crafts/art you’ve made – you could even source free materials from people’s unwanted items, recycled items, or things found in nature๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ
  • Food that you’ve grown e.g. herbs, garden vegetables ๐Ÿฅฆ
  • Plants that you’ve grown e.g. flowers, house plants, cacti ๐ŸŒป

2. Gardening ๐ŸŒฑ

Keeping on top of a garden can be a lot of work, meaning that a lot of people are willing to pay to help maintain their gardens. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ

You could offer people services like:

  • Mowing their lawns for them
  • Pulling up weeds โ˜˜๏ธ
  • Watering plants
  • Planting new plants ๐ŸŒฑ
  • Trimming bushes
  • Sweeping up leaves ๐Ÿ‚
  • Clearing leaves from guttering
  • Harvesting garden vegetables ๐Ÿฅ•
  • Designing garden landscapes
  • Making garden improvements e.g. laying paving ๐Ÿชจ

3. Dog walking ๐Ÿ•

Owning a dog can be a lot of work, and often people don’t have time to walk their dogs as much as they need to. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

This means that a lot of people are willing to pay you to walk their dog for them!

You could offer services like:

  • Visiting people’s pets whilst they’re at work ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • Doggy day care (looking after dogs in your home)
  • Taking dogs for walks ๐Ÿ•
  • Playing with pets at their own home

If you’re looking to start offering dog care services it’s important that you:

  • Understand different dogs’ needs and how they behave
  • Know how to keep dogs safe e.g. only walking dogs together that are friendly and won’t fight โš ๏ธ
  • Clean up after dogs – especially in public!
  • Learn your local laws about dogs e.g. keeping dogs on leads, not letting them near farm animals ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ

4. Cleaning ๐Ÿงฝ

Cleaning is a never-ending challenge, that people are almost always willing to pay to avoid doing.

This can be a great opportunity to earn extra money!

To earn extra money, you could offer to help people with:

  • Dirty dishes ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms ๐Ÿšฝ
  • Doing laundry
  • Helping to tidy and organize a house/cupboards
  • Window cleaning ๐ŸชŸ
  • Cleaning clothes
  • Taking rubbish to the tip ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ
  • Selling old clothes on secondhand websites on behalf of the customer
  • Cleaning cars ๐Ÿš—
  • Cleaning dirty ovens
  • Power washing driveways, patios and garden furniture ๐Ÿ’ฆ
  • Hoovering
  • Cleaning leaves out of gutters ๐Ÿ‚

5. Ironing ๐Ÿ‘•

Ironing is a never-ending chore that many people hate doing! ๐Ÿ˜’

This means that lots of people will be willing to pay you to do their ironing for them.

To make some extra money, you could offer ironing services for people like:

  • Washing dirty clothes and then ironing them for people
  • Taking people’s clothes to dry cleaners for them
  • Completing people’s weekly ironing chores for them

6. Beauty services ๐Ÿ’…

If you love all things beauty, you could make extra money from offering beauty services.

You could offer services like:

  • Painting nails ๐Ÿ’…
  • Doing makeup ๐Ÿ’„
  • Styling hair ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Giving fashion advice ๐Ÿ‘–
  • Removing body hair e.g. plucking eyebrows โœ‚๏ธ

If you decide to offer beauty services to make extra money, make sure to regularly clean your beauty tools e.g. scissors, brushes, to avoid passing germs between clients! ๐Ÿฆ 

7. Babysitting ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Raising children can be very hard work, and very difficult for parents to juggle. ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ

This means that there is always a lot of need for babysitters!

Parents often need someone to care for their children, for things like:

  • Getting a night off parenting duty to rest ๐Ÿ˜ด
  • Emergencies e.g. visiting family at the hospital ๐Ÿš‘
  • Giving them time to work ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • Giving them time to do chores ๐Ÿงฝ

If you become a babysitter, it’s very important that you:

  • Check local laws for looking after children – you might have to become a legally registered child minder depending on the babysitting you do ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ
  • Know how to care for children
  • Understand the needs of the different aged children you’re looking after e.g. babies need different care to teenagers ๐Ÿผ
  • Aren’t looking after too many children on your own
  • Listen to the parents’ instructions for caring for their child ๐Ÿ‘‚
  • Understand how to keep children safe e.g. avoiding choking hazards
  • Show the parents that you can be trusted by them ๐Ÿค

8. Handy tasks ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

If you are good with handywork and power tools, there is plenty of extra money to be made!

You can help with things like:

  • Putting up shelves ๐Ÿ—„๏ธ
  • Installing TV wall brackets ๐Ÿ“บ
  • Putting nails in the wall to hang pictures ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ
  • Building furniture ๐Ÿ”จ
  • Putting up curtain poles ๐ŸชŸ
  • Moving heavy objects ๐Ÿ“ฆ
  • Helping people to move house e.g. carrying furniture ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ
  • Bleeding radiators (clearing air from them so that they heat up properly) ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Fixing furniture ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ
  • Decorating ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ
  • Changing lightbulbs ๐Ÿ’ก
  • Pulling up old flooring ๐Ÿ”ง
  • Completing car maintenance e.g. topping up oil and washer fluid๐Ÿš—

9. Tech support ๐Ÿ’ป

If you’re tech savvy, there’s a lot of spare money you can make from offering tech support services.

You can support people with things like:

  • Setting up printers ๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ
  • Helping people set up their doorbell cameras ๐Ÿšช
  • Setting up new devices for people e.g. helping them transfer their settings to a new phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Managing their WiFi connection e.g. setting it up, changing passwords ๐Ÿ“ถ
  • Speeding up their computers ๐Ÿ’ป
  • Fixing broken devices ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

10. Pet grooming ๐Ÿฉ

Grooming pets can take a lot of time and effort to do, so lots of people are willing to pay to avoid doing it.

If you’re great with animals, you could offer services such as:

  • Bathing pets ๐Ÿ›
  • Trimming pet nails ๐Ÿ’…
  • Cutting/styling/shaving pet fur โœ‚๏ธ
  • Dyeing pet fur (with pet friendly dyes!) Dyeing pets can help to avoid them getting stolen because they look more unique ๐ŸŽจ

11. Busking/performing ๐ŸŽธ

Have you got a secret talent?

Did you know that this can help you to make extra money!

Whether it’s:

  • Playing an instrument ๐ŸŽน
  • Dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ
  • Singing ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค
  • Telling jokes ๐Ÿฅธ
  • Acting ๐ŸŽญ
  • Doing magic tricks ๐Ÿช„

People could pay you for your time, to perform for them.

You could perform:

  • On the street e.g. busking (check with your local government/council to check if there are any rules you need to follow for this)
  • At restaurants or coffee shops (with their permission)
  • By creating an entertainment evening at your local community centre or theatre
  • In talent competitions

12. House/pet/plant sitting ๐Ÿ 

Very often when people want to go on holiday or trips for work, they have things that need looking after at home.

They could need someone to do things like:

  • House sit ๐Ÿก e.g. stay in their home to protect their belongings/make it look like someone is living there
  • Pet sit ๐Ÿˆ e.g. visiting to feed pets, or have the pets looked after in someone else’s home
  • Plant sit ๐Ÿชด e.g. water or feed their plants whilst they’re away

If you know people who trust you, you could offer to house/pet/plant sit for them, in order to earn some extra money.

Some people create entire businesses around house/pet/plant sitting! ๐Ÿ’ผ

13. Delivery driving ๐Ÿš—

If you’re lucky enough to own a car, you can make extra money making deliveries.

This could be for things like:

  • Your local takeaway ๐Ÿฅก
  • Delivering shopping in your local area ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Parcel delivery ๐Ÿ“ฆ
  • Delivering newspapers ๐Ÿ“ฐ

14. Teaching/coaching๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

If you know a lot about a certain topic or have experience in it, you can make money with it!

You can offer to teach or coach people for things like:

  • Helping someone pass an exam ๐ŸŽ“
  • Giving someone lessons in a particular topic e.g. music lessons, dance lessons ๐ŸŽน
  • Getting better at something e.g. fitness coaching, confidence coaching ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

15. Switch bank accounts ๐Ÿฆ

Did you know that some banks actually give you money for opening an account with them? ๐Ÿค‘

They either give you real money, or loyalty points as a reward for getting an account. This is called cashback!

Some people switch their bank accounts regularly to take advantage of the free money you can get for switching accounts! ๐Ÿ’ท

Websites to help you earn extra money ๐Ÿ’ป


Fiverr is a website where you can share your skills online – and make money while you’re at it! Whether you enjoy graphic design, programming, content writing, translating languages, or creating voice-overs, Fiverr is a place where you can make some extra money quickly.

Conclusion ๐Ÿ‘

So that’s it!

You can earn extra money quickly and easily by doing things like:

  1. Selling things๐Ÿท๏ธ
  2. Gardening๐ŸŒฑ
  3. Dog walking๐Ÿ•
  4. Cleaning๐Ÿงฝ
  5. Ironing๐Ÿ‘•
  6. Beauty services๐Ÿ’…
  7. Babysitting๐Ÿ‘ถ
  8. Handy tasks๐Ÿ› ๏ธ
  9. Tech support๐Ÿ’ป
  10. Pet grooming๐Ÿฉ
  11. Busking/performing๐ŸŽธ
  12. House/pet/plant sitting๐Ÿ 
  13. Delivery driving๐Ÿš—
  14. Teaching/coaching๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ
  15. Switching bank accounts๐Ÿฆ

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