Two things happened this week that made me write this post.
First, in a comment on a photo, an Instagram follower asked me how to make an extra income. I realised that I didn’t have a single, simple post to direct him to! Bummer.
Next, Lord Balders and I went to Little Balders’ secondary school intake evening. It suddenly hit me – secondary school would bring all sorts of new expenses into our lives – bus fares, new uniforms, school trips – it won’t be enough just to save money like a fiend; we’re going to have to make more money. Not loads more, just enough to cover the difference.
Making Money Online
Since there are so many ways to make a bit more money (as I explained to the IG commenter) I’m going to spread them out over a series of posts. These will be things that we’re actually doing right now to bring in some extra cash, or set up an income stream in the (not too distant I hope) future. Read on to find out more and get links to new posts as I try them out. Here’s the list!
What I’m going to do to make more money
If you’ve read my income reports, you might have noticed that my regular earners – surveys, interest and cashback – aren’t on this list. That’s because they’re fairly fixed, and whilst I have plans in place to increase the amount of interest we receive, there’s not as much scope to bump those figures up as there is the possibility to explore entirely new income streams.
Now, this is a bit of a challenge for us as well as a simple list… you see, the first four are things that we’re happy with trying or have some experience with, and have just let slide a bit. Initially I added a number 5 – asking for more money at work. I’m going out on a limb there as I’m sure I know what the answer will be, but hey! Stick around for that conversation!
I’ll update this post with more ideas or schemes as they pop up – any suggestions?