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Summer is almost here, and if you’ve got a big summer camp trip abroad planned, now is the time to think about how you will pay for it. And you will want to use some budgeting software to help keep up with the money you make. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few ways that you can make – and save – enough money to have a carefree summer.
Trade in your old stuff for cash
One of the best ways to make money quickly is to rummage through your belongings and find items that you no longer have any use for. You can sell old books to a used book store, and you can auction off vintage clothing online. And if you have old exercise equipment, furniture or other big items, you can sell those online, too. And don’t forget about your music, movies and electronics. There are websites where you can sell CDs easily and get rid of old cell phones. So if you want to sell a Blackberry Bold 9700, or any other kind of phone, it’s easy to do so.
Start blogging for money
Many people have learned how to turn their knowledge into money by starting a blog focused in a particular area of expertise. You can start your own summer camp blog or a site dedicated to one of your travelling, or write for this one for £8 an article. Once you get the hang of blogging, you’ll be able to query websites that pay for content and make money for every blog that you write.
This is a skill that will help you for life. To start a coupon savings plan, try to find discounts for the items that you buy regularly. Then, take the cash that you saved while shopping and add it to your summer camp “piggy bank”. This may sound like an outdated idea, but couponing has experienced a high tech upgrade in the past several years. If you have a smartphone, you can even search for and scan coupons from your phone.
Turn a favourite pastime into a side job
Sometimes you can even find a way to turn your hobby into a lucrative part-time business. A gardener, for example, can make money landscaping for neighbour or selling fruits, vegetables or flowers. And someone who likes to bake can make baskets full of sweet treats to sell to family and friends. And if you work in a professional setting, there’s a good chance that you possess knowledge that you can use to tutor others for an hourly rate. All it takes is a little ingenuity. And the best part is that you’ll enjoy whatever you’re doing to make money.