Well after writing part one of this article on how to make extra money I thought I would continue with this subject. It is something that is close to my heart as someone who has worried about how I would manage financially due to anxiety. I guess I want to share with you some more ideas.
Get paid for your opinions
Did you know that there are companies out there who will pay you good money for answering a few questions? It may be on products, services or even matters related to the government. Filling in online surveys is easy and can quickly amount up to a decent amount of money. You can usually opt for a cash payment or a printable voucher for a high street store or supermarket. Having doe these surveys I can assure you that when you go to Tesco and walk away with a trolley full of shopping for free, it certainly makes you realise how easy it can be to make extra money (and of course you can’t forget those club card points will add up too).
Companies such as e-rewards or My Survey are always looking for new members for market research, so why not join today and give filling in surveys a try? When you get your first payment, come back and tell us what you spent your earnings on!
Grow Your Own to Save Money
Have you ever considered growing your own food as a means to save money or make extra money? Growing your own can be both fun and rewarding! You can grow your own to save money, or you could even grow your own to sell on! I grow for myself and save hundreds of pounds a year alone just by sowing a few seeds. Here’s a picture of me with a little rhubarb harvest earlier this year hehe 🙂
I made a delicious rhubarb crumble from the stalks of these and it tasted even better knowing that I had both grown it myself and that it hadn’t cost me a single penny either!
Crops like rhubarb are great because you can plant them once and they crop year on year without fail. So what might be a small investment of £3 for a plant, think of how much money you could save in the long run! I think I have seen stalks for sale in supermarkets (very small and thin stalks) for around £3.00! And that is just ONE crop! You could try growing some easy fruit and vegetables like kale, spinach, lettuce (cut and come again varieties of course), courgettes (super easy and prolific), blackberries, raspberries, strawberries…the opportunities are endless really! All you need is a little garden with some light or an allotment.
I will post more about the benefits of gardening as it is something that I am quite passionate about and think that it’s possibly one of the best therapies for mental health.
If you are completely new to growing fruit and vegetables then I cannot praise this book enough!
Don’t forget to check out part 1 to this article!