Money is very hard to come by. Some people work all their lives and still find this unattainable. Of course, acquiring money is easy. As long as you stick to your 9-5, dead end job or device a new plan to earn more, money will continue coming. But keeping it—well, let’s just say that’s a different story all together. Saving the money you earn is almost impossible in today’s economy. That is why most Americans prefer having three or more jobs to keep providing for their families rather than cutting back expenses just to secure a savings account. Earn more, you say? Well, I hope these suggestions help.
Sell old / unused stuff and property
I placed this first because this is the default practice of almost everybody when trying to get instant money. I have to give shout outs to this because this method is quite effective. Imagine having numerous old and deteriorating cars in your property, selling those idle assets, and getting cash for junk cars in return. Can you imagine a much better, easy money scenario? I believe you can. But you have to agree that this source of cash is definitely sick. It is not only with cars and appliances and furniture. You have an unused property? Wait for the opportune moment (when the property pricing is at its highest) and sell it. You have an extra house somewhere? Sell it, rent it, do whatever you want with it—as long as you get cold cash in the end.
Invest on a business other than your professional work
Is your 9-5 office job just enough for your family expenses? Like you just can have a break and get extra money for once? Why don’t you do something and always earn extra money? Why don’t you invest some of your savings to a business of your choice? A café maybe. Or a bar and restaurant. Those businesses never go out of style. You can never lose. Just look for a booming neighborhood and an active customer base. Build your business and let the fun start. You don’t have any savings? Well, that is why banks and loans are there, right?
Get an additional profession
Are you a manager? An admin personnel? A teacher? A graphic artist? This suggestion is most effective if you have a hobby which you are actually very good at doing. When your outputs are good enough to be commercially profitable, why not take action and do just that? Your current profession is your safety net of course—if ever this venture does not go the way you want it to go. Because times are hard, turn your hobbies into another profession. You are great at writing? Create a compelling novel. Who knows? Perhaps it might even turn into a best-seller. Your paintings inspire people? Pull some strings and launch a gallery. You may not be the next Van Gogh, but at least you can get clients every now and then. That is still extra income, you know. Perhaps you have other profitable hobbies. Just consider their commercial profitability and think about an additional title to your name.