Good at Something? Earn Extra Cash From It!


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Whether it’s saving for the holidays, or paying off the bills, we could all use some extra cash, right? Here are a few GREAT IDEAS for turning your skills and resources into cash, quickly.

So we’re unlikely to get a raise from our main job right now, and the pressure is on to maintain our income in an increasingly uncertain economic climate. A few extra dollars a week can make a big difference. There are ways to turn your spare time, skills and resources into cold, hard cash, right now.

Want to know more?

I’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to generate some greenbacks quickly:

  • FIVERR.COM is a rapidly growing exchange of ‘gigs’ people will do for a fiver ($5). For a bewildering array of tasks. Whether it’s writing a slogan, or balancing a tax return, almost anything goes. If you can do something worth a fiver, then publicize it here. It’s free to join! I love this site. I’m going to use it more and more to outsource those fiddly tasks that take up a lot of my time – tasks that other people are far better skilled and tooled up to do (like you!)
  • is similar to FIVERR – not as polished but jobs are not limited to $5 chunks.
  • GigMe5 is another FIVERR clone.
  • Zeerk – another FIVERR clone (there are a few!)
  • GigBucks – another FIVERR clone with jobs ranging from $5 to $25.
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk is another labor exchange where small jobs are posted and agreed for small value. Publicize your services and get short-term interesting work on your terms!
  • LinkedIn is a great place for finding small jobs. I am a member of several groups where gigs are regularly posted. Joining groups relevant to your niche, interests and area and check back daily. It’s also a good idea to make an announcement that you’re available to do small jobs there too.

And there is always…

  • eBay – sell some of your old stuff. We collect a lot of junk, so why not do yourself a favour to generate some cash and free up some living space?

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Truthsayers Neurotech, the world's first Neurotech platform servicing the enterprise. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and Associate Member of the Agile Business Consortium.

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  1. Addy

    I have been working on fiverr for quite a while now. It’s nice to earn some extra bucks, beside your monthly salary.

    • Simon

      It’s quickly risen to an Alexa rank of 272, so it must be a popular site. A real good way of supplementing income. Thanks for your comment Addy.


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