The Money Hacks Challenge: Earn More

Sometimes the best way to get your finances together is to try and earn a little bit extra money– but that doesn’t always mean taking up an extra job. We put three young people to the test, to see if they could get a little bit extra cash on the side by just trying out a few simple tips.

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Here are our top 3 tips for earning more cash:

Sell your old stuff

  • Selling some of your old stuff on Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree or other platforms is a great way to get some extra cash and declutter at the same time.

  • You might be surprised at what you can sell!

Find work online

  • Sites such as Airtasker and Fiverr are a great way to get odd jobs and develop your skills.

  • Surveys are one way to earn money, but can be pretty time consuming.

Get gigs from your network

  • You might be surprised by the jobs you can get from your friends, family, and even your neighbours.

  • Jobs could include taking dogs for a walk or other tasks that they need doing.

What can I do now?

  • For some tips on spending less on your bills, food and social life, check out the first episode of our Money Hacks series here.

  • If you don’t have a job and you’re not feeling great about it, check out our video about that here.

  • If you’re not sure what your rights at work are, check out our article here.