Sell. Sell. Sell. Stuff or Services – It’s all additional income for you

Mr Financial has come up with lots of suggestions about how you can boost your income while challenging yourself and achieving goals. Are you ready to push yourself that little bit farther so there is more money in the bank at the end of the year?

Sell. Sell. Sell. Stuff or Services – It’s all additional income for you

It’s time to get creative. Mr Financial has come up with a list of “things” you can sell to increase your income from the comfort of your house.

  • If you’re a homeowner, rent out a room in your home to a lodger or a foreign student. There’s a massive incentive of £7,000 (in 2019) per year tax free rental income free.
  • Make and sell handmade goods (preferably by finding a hole in the market and filling that hole)
  • Listing old furniture / tech / clothing on auction sites (items don’t take long to list on the apps, and you can make some serious money)
  • Rent out your stuff! Nowadays, you can rent anything. Space is the best seller for example you can rent out your driveway if you live in a busy town/city, or your loft space. There are great sites where you list your possessions that people can rent from you and wait for them to engage.
  • Turn your car into an advertisement! Companies will pay hundreds per month for your car to be their mobile billboard.
  • Donating your sperm or your eggs if you’re fit and healthy.
  • Sell your services – dog-walking, baby-sitting or caring for the elderly. There are so many apps now that make it very simple to connect with people who may need you.
  • Join a site like FIVERR for occasional jobs like editing text /editing photos / proofreading / writing content
  • Be a census distributor! Every decade a census is held in England and Wales. The next one is in 2021, but you register in 2020 to be in the running for a range of roles
  • Transcriptionists aren’t required to have any skills more advanced than the ability to type fast. You just listen to files and type out what you hear.
  • Catering. Interestingly in the UK, formal qualifications are not actually required for catering, which is more about producing and delivering good food. You could also put the feelers out for “dinner preparation”. Cook a family their dinner from start to finish so they can enjoy quality family time.
  • Unlock cash on unwanted, and probably wasted, gift cards. There are sites which give you cash for the card.
  • Become a Doula! If you have had a baby, and want to help new mothers, do a short course with and work locally. You give the new family moral support and help around the house – like a grandparent or sibling would do.
  • Are you handy? You could do odd-jobs and be a handyman for your local area

This list is just a starter for ten; the world is your oyster! You could make scrapbooks for people, make cards, make jewellery, make cakes, iron laundry or create chatbots (you don’t need to be a coder) or be a virtual assistant for a super-busy professional.

The big notion acting as an umbrella over all the ideas, is that of using your time to the maximum, and being efficient. Learn to carve up your time in the way that it works the best for you. People are tired from their full-time employment, which is understandable, but with flexible working and working from home becoming more normal and accepted by the day, you can for example, switch out commuting time for selling time.

Mr Financial recommends that you set yourself a realistic income target for 6 months’ time to get you started. It’s generally understood that we all feel fulfilled when we have purpose and achievement. Making extra money by going above and beyond and pushing yourself to smash your self-imposed income targets will undoubtedly boost your wellbeing.

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