Think outside the box to make some quick cash.
Think outside the box to make some quick cash. Liderina

Need some extra cash?

NEED cash fast? Check out these ideas on how to earn some quick bucks.

BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER: Not everyone thinks that being a Mystery Shopper is worth the money, but if you love shopping, this is definitely one to look into.


RENT YOUR SPARE ROOM: Got extra space in your home? Post it up on sites like Airbnb and make money on it all year round for travellers looking for authentic local accommodation.


BECOME A TUTOR: If you're knowledgeable in a certain subject, or you have a knack for teaching, advertise your services as a tutor. It can be rewarding in more ways than one.


RETURN FOR A REFUND: Bought something only to realise you shouldn't have because you didn't really need it? Return those items quickly and get the refund.


SELL UNWANTED ITEMS: There are so many places to sell your unwanted items to others. It's money just waiting for you. Sites include eBay, Gumtree and a local buy, swap and sell page on Facebook.


BABYSIT, HOUSESIT OR PETSIT: Whatever you want your level of responsibility to be, there's money to be made in the "sitting" business.


ENTER COMPETITIONS: Some competitions offer cash money, others offer items that can be easily sold for cash, and they're certainly a good idea.


BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER: For those with the skills, becoming a freelance writer is a challenging and interesting way to earn some extra money.


SELL OLD JEWELLERY: Just because you don't wear it doesn't mean it isn't worth something. Advertise it online, or sell it to your local pawn shop.


SELL STORAGE SPACE: If you have a shed or yard, consider advertising any empty space in there as storage space for a caravan, boat, other vehicle or even just stuff.


APPLY FOR A GOVERNMENT GRANT: There are so many grant opportunities out there, so if you have a good idea and a decent head for grant writing, try it out.

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: