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Short on Cash - Tips on How to Earn Extra

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Life after college can be rough, because your world is changing and keeping up is tough. The months after graduation can be the hardest, you're young, ambitious and low on cash. If you haven’t secured the job of your dreams yet, and you’re looking for ways to earn extra cash here are five money making tips to earn some income.

Clean Out Your Closet – Get rid of the clothes in the back of your closet you have no intention of wearing again. Instead, sell them online or at a secondhand store. thredUp is an online fashion resale store where you mail in your gently used clothes and earn cash or store credit for accepted items.

Drive for Uber or Lyft - If you enjoy driving and the convenience of creating your own schedule Uber and Lyft may be for you. To be eligible, you need to be at least 21 years old, have one year of driving experience, a four-door vehicle (2007 or newer) and pass a background check.

Start Investing – It’s no secret investing is a smart way to earn money. Using apps such as Stash lets you invest for has little as $5 and has $1 monthly fee for balances under $5,000. Stash selects investments from professional fund managers and investors and lets you choose where to put your money.

Earn Money Playing with Animals – It’s pretty straight forward, you can earn money for dog walking with apps like Rover. Rover lets you set your prices for pet care services that include: pet sitting, boarding and dog walking. This also allows you to interact with animals if you’re not ready to commit to a pet of your own.

Earn Money from Your Receipt - With apps like Ibotta you can earn money by taking photos of your receipts. Before heading to the grocery store, search for items on your list in the Ibotta app. Then, simply snap a photo of your receipt, scan the items’ barcodes and receive cash back.

These side hustles probably won’t make you rich, but they can assist you while you’re searching for your dream job. Hopefully you found these tips helpful for earning extra cash. If you have any other tips or ideas, please share them here.


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