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Temporarily short on cash? Need make some money aside from your regular job? Use a little ingenuity and you can turn your skills into some profitable side gigs.
If it’s too difficult to ask family and friends for help and the bank won’t give you the financial help you need, your may have to get creative with your options. Here are some temporary side gigs ideas that can give you the financial cushion you need:
Take on Odd Jobs
There are simple services that any responsible person with a can-do attitude can provide to get extra cash, such as:
- Babysitting / child care
- Senior’s companion
- Pet-sitting / Dog walking
- House cleaning
Got a strong back and not afraid to get a little dirty? Try your hand at:
- Mowing lawns / clearing snow
- Property clean up
- Handyman services
- House painting
To get started, post a listing in classified websites (Craigslist, Kijiji) or put up flyers in your neighbourhood.
Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Need
Do you have some stuff you’d be willing to part with? You can sell your old clothes, jewelry or other personal items to second-hand shops or online. You can also sell everything from computers and video game consoles to furniture or collectibles.
Instead of going about it piece-meal, how about one big garage sale? For an even bigger impact, contact your neighbours to see if they’d like to participate in ‘street’ garage sale. The more homes that participate, the more people will show up.
If you have particularly valuable items, try selling them online. Online auction platforms like eBay or Facebook auctions are easy to set up and manage.
Create an Online Business or Sell Your Professional Services as a Freelancer
Everybody has some type of special skill, and you can use yours to earn extra cash.
- Are you craftsy? Do you knit, sew, paint or otherwise create? Consider staring an Etsy store.
- Do you have technical or professional expertise that you can do remotely? Get set up on Freelancer.com
- Can you play an instrument? The City of Toronto accepts applications here. And here for Brampton.
Get Short-Term Payday Loans to Get Quick Cash When You Need It Now
These are a few ideas to help you get started with side gigs to earn the quick cash you need. Before your side gigs start paying off, a Pay2day payday loan will help you get quick cash when your wallet is empty and you need money right away.