4 Ways to Supplement Your Income

by Jason Butler on February 22, 2017 · 7 comments

4 Ways to Supplement Your IncomeHello, Dinks. Sometimes people struggle with having extra money. They could be living check to check, or they may just have a low paying job. I’ve been in this situation before, and it’s not fun. It doesn’t have to be permanent, though. There are several ways that you can supplement your income. Below are a few suggestions that you can consider.

eBay

I had to start this list with eBay. You can sell almost anything on the site. You can list things in your house that you don’t want or need anymore. I’ve been selling on eBay for years now. The money that I’ve made has helped me eliminate some of my debt. You can sell things such as clothing, shoes, board games, figures and coffee mugs to name a few. The opportunities are endless. If you still are having a tough time trying to figure out what you want to sell, check out this extensive list of 100 things to sell here.

Yard Sale

The second way to supplement your income is to have a yard sale. Clean out your home or apartment and put all the things that you don’t need in a pile to sell. Make sure you don’t just try to sell your significant others stuff. Yard sales can be pretty fun. They are easy ways to make money. I had a yard sale a few years ago. I made a small amount of money, but any amount helps. Depending on the number of things you have, you may be able to have a yard sale 2-3 times each year. Before you set up and start selling things, make sure that you check your city’s website. Some cities require you to have a permit before you can have a yard sale.

Direct Sales

Direct sales companies are the third way to supplement your income. You don’t have to worry about make a product or handling the money when working with a business or selling products for them. You can work with companies like Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, and Avon. The main things that you have to do are market their products and get people to sign up. Once that is done, they’ll handle the rest for you. You will make money every time somebody orders something.

Second job

The final way to supplement your income is to get a second job. A second job will give you the guarantee that you will make money every couple of weeks. It will give you the feeling of security because you know that you will be having some extra cash coming in. You won’t have to stress about trying to sell things online. There are many places that you could work at once you get off your full-time job. You can also work on the weekends. Department stores and restaurants are two locations that you can apply to.

If you are not making enough money, you should consider supplementing your income. These are just a few options for you to think about.

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1 Mrs. Picky Pincher February 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm

I’ve had a lot of great success doing freelance work on the side. I did have to quit for a while when I worked at a company with a strict non-compete in place, but in general it’s been a great experience. You have to know how to hustle and pitch, but once you gain some clients it’s a great way to make a little money on the side.

2 Alexis @FITnancials February 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

My friend started flipping products on eBay and has been making a huge profit. I’ve never done anything like it, but it sounds like it’s becoming more and more popular these days.

3 Gary @ Super Saving Tips February 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

Making income from eBay or a yard sale has the added advantage of getting rid of things you no longer want or need, so those are always good options. You could also try a flea market in your area, either for items you already have or items you buy and resell.

4 Jamie @ Medium Sized Family February 25, 2017 at 10:02 am

I’ve tried all of these. I found yard sales and direct selling to be very frustrating. But I made a nice income from Ebay. And freelancing can be great if you work hard at it.

5 Jax February 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

I have had great success selling on ebay, but it takes a bit of a time commitment to get started. I have wanted to hold a yard sale for the past 2 years…here’s hoping 2017 is my year!

6 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich February 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I’ve definitely made some nice change on eBay this month. I do it in pretty wide spurts though, since that allows me time to save up enough stuff to make spending a day listing it all worth it.

7 RAnn February 27, 2017 at 1:05 am

The trick with direct sales is not to spend more on the producs than what you make selling them to others but the systme is set up to encourage you to do just that, since most people really don’t end up selling that much.

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