Easy Money: Myth or Reality?
You may have heard someone use the term, “easy money.” That’s a subjective term, because what one person considers easy money, another may consider a hard way to earn money. That being said, there are some fairly “easy” ways to put more money in your pocket.
You could always get a second job to earn more money, but most people wouldn’t consider that easy. However, there are ways to make easy money without a lot of work.
There are many opportunities online to take surveys, evaluate products or be a mystery shopper, although such opportunities usually don’t pay very much, maybe a few dollars a week at most.
If you don’t mind being poked and prodded, you could give plasma or participate in a medical study. Plasma donors can earn $200 or more a month for a few hours a week sitting in an office. Medical studies may pay up to a few thousand dollars depending on how invasive they are.
Another way to earn relatively easy money is to turn a hobby into a paying job. If you like to write or take pictures, you might be able to find freelance work as a writer or photographer. If you have designed your own blogs and Web pages, you might be able to get paying gigs doing the same thing for other people. If you are into antiquing, you could try to sell some of your finds on the internet to make extra money.
There are other ways to obtain easy money without having to earn it. Saving money can be easy money as well.
For example, you may be paying too much for insurance. A quick check of prices online can you whether you can save money by switching insurers or by bundling policies.
Another way to earn easy money is to use coupons at the grocery store or to buy clothes and shoes only when they are on sale.
When it comes to financial products, you can earn easy money by getting better rates. Transferring credit card balances to cards with lower rates saves on finance charges, while switching to an online bank can get you a better rate on your savings.