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5 smart ways to make extra cash from home

5 smart ways to make extra cash from home
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We have been hearing from many of our customers that one of the main reasons they use the Vintage Cash Cow service is to get extra money to help with the cost of living. So, we thought it might be helpful to gather together a few different ideas for all the ways you can earn a little extra money without getting off the sofa.

Hopefully, this article will give you some inspiration and ideas to be able to bring in some well-needed funding when you need it the most. After all, couldn’t we all do with a little help towards our energy bills and mortgage?  

Sell unwanted products from home 

Decluttering our home can have many benefits. Not only can the extra space help us to feel calmer and more relaxed in our environment, but clearing out unwanted items is also an easy way to make cash to fuel our other passions. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. 

Websites such as Vintage Cash Cow provide an outlet to be able to sell old items such as antiques, cameras, costume jewellery, pens and militaria that might be lurking in your loft or cupboards. Although some of these items might hold sentimental value, if they are stashed away somewhere you can’t even see them, then surely, it’s wiser to trade them to someone who might get more enjoyment out of them – in return for a nice transfer into your bank account.

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Although Vintage Cash Cow doesn’t accept clothing, there are many other places that do. Good quality clothing items can be sold to your local vintage store, or online via sites such as Vinted, eBay or Facebook Marketplace. If you have a lot of unwanted clothing items, you could even host a little pop-up shop in your home or garage for friends, family and neighbours to stop by for a little purchase.  

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Proofread for cash 

If you are a keen writer or have a passion for the English language, then perhaps you could earn an extra income from proofreading articles from home. Many websites, including Upwork, agencies and local businesses will pay good hourly rates for proofreading and editing services, which many of their internal teams are too busy to manage. 

Your task will be to ensure that a given piece of text is 100% correct in terms of spelling and grammar, so if your attention to detail is spot on, and you believe you have the right skill set to check and correct someone else’s writing, then this could be a great, flexible source of revenue for you.

Get creative 

If spellings and grammar are not for you, then maybe something a bit more hands on is your style. Many creative people are bringing in a good income from selling items that they have made at home on sites such as Notonthehighstreet, Etsy or Facebook Marketplace. 

Whether you upcycle furniture, make gift cards, jewellery or ceramics, you can reach a much wider target audience using these established websites, which often have large mailing lists and regular customers. Although they will take a small commission for their services, their systems are often very easy to use and work out well for small sellers.

Earn extra money from cleaning out garage

Clear out the garage 

Many people are tight on storage space at home, even after a good declutter. So, if you have a garage space, which you rarely use, then you could capitalise on this by renting it out to other locals. 

People living in studios or apartments might be looking for space to store items such as bikes, scooters or sports equipment, so put a notice in your local grocery store or post on your neighbourhood group, and someone might be more than happy to pay you a monthly fee for the benefit of that extra space.  

Earn money from renting out home

Rent out your home on weekends 

Why stop at renting out your garage when you could offer your full house! 

UK staycations are very much in demand at present, with travel costs rising and the fear of airport delays looming. Therefore, you can earn a decent amount of money if you feel that your home would be suitable for a short-stay let. The bonus of this is that you can pick and choose when you want to offer your home out to people. For example, if you are taking a holiday yourself, then you could find someone to let your home to cover the cost of your own travel fun. 

If you are interested in renting your home out for short-term rentals, then be sure to do your research. There are local restrictions, taxes, hosting fees and Covid-19 safety guidelines to bear in mind, so reading plenty of advice to help you decide if it is right for you.

We hope these ideas have given you plenty of motivation to start earning some extra cash from home. Remember Vintage Cash Cow is the easiest way to sell your old stuff, so order your free postage pack today and join thousands of others who are making money from unwanted items. Find out all the items you can send us here. 

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