It’s no secret that the economy is making it difficult for Millennials to find jobs, but they aren’t the only ones. In today’s economy, we’re all struggling. It could take you months, and in some cases, years before you find a job.
The hiring process is nothing to shake a stick at either. When it used to take just a few days to hire someone, today, it can take weeks or even months. How are you supposed to pay the bills while you wait for the next opportunity?
It’s easier than it has ever been in the past to pick up a little cash. Here are four real ways you can make money while you look for a job.
Drive for Uber
One of the best ways to make a little extra cash is to use something you already have. People need rides and you have a car, so why not give them rides? That’s what rideshare programs like Uber allow you to do.
Not only will you make money driving people to and from their destinations, you can make money other ways with Uber as well. From sign-up bonuses to referrals and surge fares, you can make some serious cash driving for Uber.
If you’re afraid of needles, this one isn’t for you. But, if you don’t mind being hooked up and watching your blood exit your body through an IV, you can make real money donating your plasma.
There are some rules surrounding how often you can go and how much you can donate, but if you follow their rules and go as often as you’re allowed, you can make up to $250 a month in some cases. You may be able to make even more if the center allows for referrals, or if they offer other special deals.
Freelance Your Skills Online
The gig economy has made it easier than ever to provide your skills and get paid. A couple of online freelancing options include:
- Website design
- Content writer
- Personal assistant
- App developer
- Graphic design
There are many websites that make finding clients easy too. Try a website like Upwork and modify your LinkedIn account. You’ll be surprised how many clients you’ll find, even if you have very little experience.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to get a hold of a little cash while you’re waiting to get a job is to sell some stuff. Start by selling stuff in your home that you no longer need or use.
You can also sell handmade goods. From beaded jewelry to soap, many people are willing to pay for quality items at craft fairs, farmer’s markets, and on sites like Etsy.
Just because you don’t have a job doesn’t mean you can’t make any money. You just have to be a little creative! With these tips, you can keep the cash rolling in so you can pay your bills while you look for your next full-time gig.