I think we can all agree, that while money doesn’t make us happy it can make life a little easier and many of us would like a little more of it, am I right? But, often with fixed incomes, and a job that requires our full attention, there can often seem like no place to go in order to boost it and save. You may change providers of your bills, you may monitor your spending through online banking, but is there anything else you could do to boost your income? I wanted to share with you three of the best thing you could try in order to do just that.
Selling unwanted things online
If you look around your home could you identify any objects you no longer want or need in your life? Furniture you don’t love anymore, ornaments that don’t fit with your interior look or clothes that no longer fit. We all have something, and it could be that you have a basement or attic with boxes full of things you just don’t know what to do with. The answer could be selling them online. Platforms like eBay make it so much easier to sell unwanted things online, and if you are worried about transporting large items them websites like Shiply could really help you with quotes. You probably have cash in the attic, and the money made by clearing out your home could go towards all sorts of things, not to mention helping your home feel tidy and fresh once more.
Tackling the food bill
A big spend many of us can have each week is the food bill. I’m sure you may try and only go once a week, but the temptation of “top up” shops can get too much. This can lead on top waste as well as spending more than is necessary. A meal plan can slash your food bill straight away but giving you a list of things to buy and a plan of what you will be making. However, avoiding the top up shops can be a little more difficult so another suggestion would be to regularly shop your kitchen instead. Look in the cupboards and fridge, maybe even check the freezer and you are bound to find ingredients to make up meals. Lastly, try switching from branded to supermarket own branded items and taste the difference. In many cases you will find not much different be had but a big saving on what you spend. Doing these things could really help reduce your overall food spend each week.
Using your spare time wisely
Finally, we all have some from of spare time that we could put to good use and the internet is full of ways you could be making money from your spare time. Performing mystery shops, filling out online services or using your skills and accepting freelance jobs from websites like People Per Hour. It could really help to boost the amount of money you bring into the household, and allow you more options for the future.
I hope that these three things have given you some inspiration to boost your income.