Get Extra Cash From Your Home

August 13 15:11 2017 Print This Article

When it comes to making money, there are a number of things you can do to get some extra cash. One of the most underused things is our home. Our home doesn’t have to be solely where we live, but also where we can make additional income. From driveways to couches to clothes and much more, there’s a market for making money out of just about anything these days. Here are a few ways for home owners to make extra money.

1. Dog sit

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can have other people drop off their dogs at your house, and you’ll get paid to take care of them (typically overnight). Our favorite app for this is Rover, but there are other options out there too.

2. Rent out your spare room

Short-term renting sites such as Airbnb (and VRBO) are match makers that hook up home owners with renters or travelers looking for a short-term place to stay. By renting out your spare room, you can significantly boost your income. For you to succeed, you must own your home and stay in an area that usually gets visitors. However, since you’re essentially running a small-scale hotel, you must be ready to wash the sheets, deal with occasional drama and feel comfortable enough with allowing complete strangers in your home. If you have room to spare, and you like meeting new people from all over the world, you should really consider this option 🙂

3. Rent out your yard

We’re big fans of good causes, and YardYum seems to be just that. They created their user-friendly platform because they’re passionate about the environment and wanted to do something major to help reduce the effects of climate change. You may be wondering, “How can I rent my yard?”, well YardYum is a web app that allows landowners to rent yard space to gardeners, who want to grow a garden but otherwise don’t have the room (ie they live in an apartment).

Also, did you know that you can turn your backyard into a camp site and make some money? Renting out your yard is good for campers since it provides them with an opportunity to camp wherever they want, and not in a traditional, boring ‘ol campground. If you’re interested in doing this, you can go to HipCamp.com and create a profile. Don’t worry, you’ll have an opportunity to choose your price. If you own some land or stay in a lively, happening place, then this is a good opportunity for you. However, when listing your yard ensure that you include some photos indicating what you’ll be able to provide. This is one of my favorite, unique money-making ideas.

4. Rent out your driveway

If you have an empty driveway, you should consider renting it with Parklee. As a match-making service, Parklee provides an opportunity for homeowners to rent out their empty driveway and make some spare cash. During certain times of the year, parking can be a huge nightmare. Parklee, therefore, connects drivers with homeowners who have some unused parking space that they can spare. Once you’ve created an account with Parklee you’ll be able to make some money by allowing drivers to search for your neighborhood, contact you, and pay to park in your driveway.

5. Sell unused items

A final easy way to make extra cash is selling unused stuff with the OfferUp app. OfferUp is a great app that you can use for buying and selling a large amount of stuff. However, just like other sites, they do not offer direct payment options and instead encourage the buyers to communicate with each other so that they can agree on the purchase price and meet to complete the transaction. The exact location where stuff is being sold is indicated so that buyers can browse in their local area. OfferUp also offers an additional program that enables users to validate their identity so as to improve the confidence among sellers and buyers. To use the program, you are required to verify your Facebook profile, scan your ID and take a selfie. Easy!

Would you like to make some extra money? Give these awesome money-making ideas a try. Please leave a comment below if you have any others to share 🙂

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