Abba famously told the world all about money, and practically every adult will say how there’s rarely enough to go around after each pay day. With the passing of every pay slip there the priorities like rent, bills and food that need to be paid for first.
It’s no secret that the festive season is rapidly approaching, which for many, can be the most expensive time of the year. If you find yourself struggling with your financial situation, there are a number of ways you can make a little extra money to get you through the month.
If we’re honest, we’ve all got bits and pieces cluttering around our home that we no longer want or need, and the fastest and easiest way of making money is by selling them. Sites like eBay and Gumtree make it easier to list items that you want to sell, where they can be seen by thousands of potential buyers.
The better your items have been looked after, the higher the potential price you can get in exchange for it. You may even have a few mint condition or limited edition items that could potentially make you a small fortune.
If push comes to shove, there are always a number of places you can turn to in order to acquire a loan. You may consider asking a friend, relative or even the bank for a loan. Many people often resort to payday loans in order to get themselves through the next wage slip.
It is important to remember that any loan is a quick cash injection, that will need to be paid back, and is not to be relied upon as a long-term financial solution. Only borrow what you can afford to pay back and be aware of the interest rates.
We all need to get to places practically every single day, with many of us relying on public transport or driving ourselves. With taxi fares being very expensive in many places of the UK, services like Uber have become very popular, and the good news is that anybody with a car and a license can do it. All you need is to sign up via the website, and then clock in as available whenever you’re available for hire, and then sign out when you’ve had enough.
Peak times are of course on weekday nights with people staggering out of nightclubs, but working as much as 20 hours per week, you can potentially make an extra £4,000 a month.
Pick any TV show or film, watch any scene and the chances are you will see people walking past or looking busy in the background. Well, the fact of the matter is that productions companies are always looking for people to be background artists (or extras) so that they can avoid using the same people over and over again. While it may not open the door to superstardom, but it is very easy work, and if you’ve seen the TV show Extras by Ricky Gervais, life as an extra is just like it’s depicted in the show. There’s free food and drink all day, you get to hang around on sets with actors and the pay is really good.
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