Summer is upon us and with it comes a number of things to do. Many of those activities are not free. What you need to do is earn some extra cash so that you can enjoy yourself this summer. Here are some ideas for earning extra money so that you can take advantage of the summer months.
- Do online surveys.
There are hundreds of companies that would like to hear your opinion. You can sign up with several websites like Swagbucks or MyPoints and complete random surveys and activities to earn points that can be turned into cash, which is later deposited into your PayPal account. You won’t make a ton of money this way, but it might buy you a couple of movie or concert tickets.
- Get a part-time job.
A job is the most traditional way to earn some extra money. Find a job that fits into your schedule. Doing so may be more difficult if you already have a job that provides your primary source of income.
- Become an Uber driver.
Uber is slowly taking over for taxicabs in many major cities. If you are over 21, have a valid driver’s license, and have a vehicle that is from the model year 2000 or newer, you can become an Uber driver. You will need to pass a background check, but once you do you can be on your way to making as much as $20 an hour.
- Take out a car title loan.
If you own a vehicle that is paid off, you may be able to use it as collateral for a loan. If the car’s title has no other liens and the vehicle is no older than 10 to 15 years, you can qualify for a title loan. The loan is not based on credit, even if your credit is terrible, you can still be approved. Embassy Loans of Florida has provided car title loans to hundreds of thousands of people in Florida. Fill out an application, provide the appropriate documentation, and you can have your money normally within an hour.
- Be a tutor.
If you have any skills at all, use them to tutor students. The students could be elementary age children needing help with reading. They could be adults studying for a GED exam or even high school and college students preparing for SATs or graduate school exams. If you happen to speak another language, use it to tutor those who may be traveling to a foreign country. Tutors can make anywhere from $15 to $75 an hour.