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5 ways to make $100 or more this week

Looking for a way to earn a few more dollars? Here are 5 easy ways to earn around $100 or more.

 

1. Sell items on Gumtree, Ebay, your local community noticeboard or to your Facebook friends.

A great way to earn some quick cash is to sell items you no longer need or want.

Still got boxes of lego your kids don’t use? What about an old x-box, surfboard, chair or ornament?

Put it up for sale, but always be mindful of your safety and security and take head of any sites warnings on how to do the transaction.

2. Like a bit of hard work? Offer your skills on Airtasker.

Airtasker is an Australian website where you can offer your skills such as gardening, cleaning, handyman jobs, house-sitting and more, and get paid for doing them.

It’s basically an online and mobile marketplace which outsources everyday tasks in your local neighbourhood.

Simply register your skill, and when someone needs it, you simply bid on the job.

For more information, visit www.airtasker.com.

3. If you love all animals great and small – would you consider pet sitting/walking?

We understand not everyone loves a furry friend, but if you do, pet sitting or walking could be an easy and fun way to earn some extra cash.

Pawshake.com.au is one website to start with, or like we mentioned earlier, you could even use airtasker or advertise on gumtree.

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4. Like to drive? Consider becoming an uber/chauffeur driver or meal deliveries.

For those of you who love your car and don’t mind driving, why not consider earning a few bucks that way?

This industry has definitely taken off in a monumental way in Australia, and works particularly well if you have a week job and have plenty of free time over the weekend when these services are generally needed the most.

Just remember, your safety and security is paramount, and make sure you follow all the road rules, the last thing you want is a fine to cancel out all your hard work.

5. Have a good old fashioned garage sale.

If you have a lot of unwanted items, why not hold a garage sale?

By sacrificing one day over a weekend, you could sell a lot of clutter, earn some cash and free up your home.

Our extra tip is to offer your “garage sale services” to your friends and family. Most people can’t be bothered giving up a day, so they may just be happy with a free sausage sizzle/ BBQ once you’ve finished and you get to keep the profits.

 

Are you eligible to apply?

  • I’m 18 years or older
  • I’m employed (not self-employed)
  • I’m paid $500 or more a week into my bank account
  • My income is not solely from Centrelink
  • I’ve not entered into bankruptcy or part 9 agreement within the last 12 months

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