It’s the last week of the spending freeze. I’m super excited! I’ve had to buy a few things besides food, but I was able to do it without dipping into my envelopes that I was hoping to save aside for the “goal.” I have just enough cash left in food to grab milk or something if we need it.
Even with all this scrimping, our wad of cash to put towards the goal is small. It’s time to make as much momentum as possible by generating some extra cash quickly. Then tomorrow we’ll talk about more long term solutions to tiny income woes.
1. Sell Stuff–Do you have any clothes worth taking to consignment stores? Anything to post to a facebook garage sale site, your general facebook page, or Craigslist.
2. Offer a blitz class: Can you bake bread, crochet, knit or sew, paint? Offer a $5-10 group class or maybe more than one (if there’s enough interest.) If it goes well, it might be the jumping point for a business :).
3. Offer a one time service for cash. Emergency cleaning, yard work, or the like.
4. If the weather is good enough, grab some friends and have a garage sale. (My last sale made $700 just for me! That’s kind of embarrassing to admit…..I don’t want you to think I’m a hoarder…) It’s an unseasonal 58 degrees here today….that’s good enough for a sale!
What are your fast cash money generating ideas?