It is quite easy to complain that you do not have any money because you are unemployed. This is an excuse that many tend to use when asked why they are broke and in debt. This is especially the case for students, they continuously dream about the day they will finish their studies and start working so they can finally make money. Unemployment is a lame excuse that no one should ever use because there is no reason why you can not make money just because you do not have a job and in this article, we look at some of the many ways to do so. Note that these things can also be done on the side to supplement your income if you already have a job.
- Sell things
The most obvious way to make money is to sell things that you possess and no longer need. If you have an item that you do not need and would like to sell, someone somewhere is capable and willing to buy this item. It is just a matter of finding such a person. Just because you no longer need something this does not mean that it should be thrown out, chances are someone elsewhere needs what you do not need and why not make some money while satisfying someone else’s desire. Thanks to technology and social media you can post an ad for whatever it is you are selling and have a buyer within seconds if you are selling for the right amount. So why not get started by finding things you no longer use and putting them up for sale online. Some of the platforms that I find very easy and reliable when selling items are Craigslist, eBay, Kijiji and the app “letgo”.
- Provide services
You do not have to be certified to render someone a service. You simply need to be good at performing the service you are offering. Even if you are unemployed this should not stop you from making money and what better way to make money than by doing something that you enjoy and are good at. For example, if you have always excelled in a particular subject in school then you can offer tutoring services to other students. Chances are students are struggling with that subject and could really use a tutor. Or say you are a great piano player and you enjoy playing the piano, then why not offer piano lessons and get paid to teach what you love to do. Whatever skill you might have, start thinking about how you can utilize it to benefit you financially.
Being unemployed should never be a reason why you are not making any money. If you really want money, you will find a way to make money. All one requires is the ability to think outside the box. Once you begin to think outside the box then you will realize that there are endless possible ways to acquire more money. A word of caution by “outside the box” I do not mean anything illegal, the best money is made legally.