Are you sick and tired of living hand to mouth? Maybe you want to earn just enough to live comfortably and put money into savings, or maybe you want to live a lavish lifestyle. Whatever it is, there are a few ways you can increase your income in one weekend if you’re really determined. Below, you’ll find 14 things you can do to give it a boost:
Become An Affiliate
Many online bloggers and YouTubers are also affiliates. This means they recommend products that they believe in and have their own special link. When people click through this link and make a purchase, the affiliate gets a portion of the money. If you develop a following on your social platforms then you might just be able to make some money when recommending products. Just make sure you’re vigilant about what you recommend so that people actually trust your recommendations!
Sign Up To Cashback Sites
Sign up to cashback sites so that you have accounts ready to make a little extra cash when you need to buy something online. All you need to do is click through to the store you’re wanting from the cashback site, and then the cashback site will register that you have made a purchase. It takes a while for the money to come through, and you need to be consistent to actually make some cash back, but it’s worth doing!
Prepare A Presentation For Your Boss
Spend a little time over the weekend preparing a presentation to show your boss, letting them know why you deserve a raise. If you feel your work and efforts deserve it, don’t hesitate to ask for what you want. If you don’t ask, then you won’t get. They may then be able to give you some feedback and let you know what you can do if you’re serious about upping your salary.
Learn A New Skill
Spend some time over the weekend learning a new skill, and then turn it into a side hustle. You might learn how to use photoshop, creating logos and other bits and pieces for people. You might learn the art of macrame and sell your wares. There are all kinds of things you can learn. Just make sure you choose something you actually have an interest in so you stick with it and enjoy doing it on the side.
Completely Change Your Mindset
This may not ‘directly’ make you any money, but completely changing your mindset can help you to eliminate those limiting beliefs that have been stopping you from making the money you want. This will take time, as you’re basically trying to rewire your brain and undo everything you’ve learned that is holding you back. It can be done, and it can make a huge difference. Spend this weekend watching videos, listening to podcasts, and looking at books. You can learn a lot, but you’ll probably want to make it an ongoing thing so that it can sink in.
Just Have Fun And Follow Your Instincts
The things you enjoyed doing when you were little are usually the sort of things you’ll have the most fun doing now. If you enjoyed making things when you were young, try that. Even if you decide not to pursue whatever you make, you will have learned something and you’ll be one step closer to figuring out whatever it is you want to do. You might want to learn how to play bingo with a friend and just enjoy yourself, potentially making a little money at the same time. Follow your gut instincts and don’t take it too seriously.
Sell Items You No Longer Want
Go through every room in the house and aim to find a handful of things you no longer want. As a general rule, if you haven’t used something in 6 months or more, you likely won’t use it again. Be honest with yourself and vigilant. If it’s just lying around, then you’re probably better off selling it to somebody who will use it. You could even watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo for inspiration. You pick up each item and ask yourself if it’s sparking joy within you. If the answer is no, then you get rid of it. No ifs, no buts. This can help you to get seriously organised as well as make a decent amount of cash.
Create A YouTube Channel
If you feel like you’ve got a lot you’d like to say and put out into the world, you could create a YouTube channel. Here, you can share your insight and knowledge in your own unique way. Monetizing your videos usually means allowing ads, and potentially becoming an affiliate, like we mentioned earlier. You need to make sure you’re consistent with your videos, as this is how you will build a following and potentially make money. Some people do make a full time living from this, but you need to get fairly serious about it.
Rent Out Something
You might just have something that you can rent out and make money from. You could rent out your home if you’re going away for the weekend, for example. That could help you to make a huge amount of money! Even if you just have one spare room you could rent that out and make a nice amount of money. You could rent out your driveway if there’s an event in your area or if you’re nearby somewhere where people always struggle to park. You could also rent out ad space on your car if you drive a fair amount – many companies would likely pay you to advertise their business on your car. They will come out, apply the ad, and remove it when the campaign is over. Then, you’ll get paid!
Use Fiverr For Odd Jobs
Fiverr is a platform that you can use to sell your skills on a small scale. You could sell logos you have designed, for example. You won’t make much per item, but you’ll still boost your income and it’s a great way to get freelance experience and build a reputation.
Find A Better Bank Account
Simply doing a little research and finding a better bank account this weekend will help you to increase your income. If you don’t have the optimum bank account with decent interest, you’re not making the most of the money you’re earning. You should do this for both your main account and your savings accounts and in the long term this should make a huge difference. In some cases, you may be able to swap accounts and make money by doing so – the bank may give you free money to switch to them. In some cases if you can convince a friend to join too, you may both be able to earn extra money!
Start Investing Your Money
Investing can seem intimidating to beginners, but it’s something that can help you to build wealth in the long term. In fact, it’s one of the only things that can help you to become wealthy in the long term. You can download apps now that will basically do all of the work for you and all you have to do is set how much you’d like to invest per week/month – it’ll make a difference even if you just invest the small change from purchases that you make. Everything will add up in the long run.
Eventually, you can learn more about investing and make bigger investments, diversifying them as you go. Investing money is far more valuable than saving money, as money sitting in a bank account depreciates (although this shouldn’t stop you from having an emergency fund). Remember, there are always risks associated with investing, but that shouldn’t stop you from committing to it.
Run Errands For People
You could always run errands for people you know or those in your neighborhood to make a little extra cash. Make up a few flyers and consider marketing yourself on social media, but bear in mind that you may need certain background checks and insurance depending on what you’re doing. Dog walking is an option, as is food shopping for older people who may not be able to get out or those with injuries. You can do whatever you feel confident doing and what you are safe to do – weeding gardens, babysitting, dropping off fast food to people. Get creative!
Drive For Lyft Or Uber
If you don’t mind driving and you’re confident you could provide a good experience for those who ride with you, you could drive for Lyft or Uber when you need some extra cash. You can set your own hours for the most part and make a decent amount of money.
Are you ready to increase your income in 1 weekend? Which of the 14 things above are you going to try? If you have any ideas of your own, leave a comment below. Thanks for reading and come back soon!