For nearly all of us there is no month leftover at the end of our paychecks. Even if you have a savings plan, those little hiccups in life (blown tires, special trips to help a friend, and the like) see to eat away at our best efforts. When this happens now and again it’s not really too big of a problem. When it happens continually to the point that we look up 30 years from now and have no savings to speak of it can be a real huge issue. It only takes $300 per month for 40 years to become a millionaire. If you start early enough and stick with a plan a good retirement can happen. An extra job though won’t leave you with much of a social life. Here are a few money making ideas that should be able to earn you that extra couple hundred a month while developing skills you have and work around the sports you need to watch on the weekend.
Be a Tutor
There is something you are good at. You don’t even have to be the best at it either, just better than the person who wants to learn. Musical instruments, sports, hitting on girls, math, working on cars, reading a map, surviving a night in the woods the choices are as unique as you are. Put up some ads on craigslist, the local community colleges, and other free boards in your area and earn a few extra dollars in you spare time.
Sell Stuff Online
There is someone to buy everything online. If you know how to make something unique, find something for a great deal, or repair things cheaply then you can make a profit selling on eBay, your own websites, and other online market places. This is something that can grow as large as you are creative.
If you have a family then you probably have a budget large enough to save a few hundred a month on. Use your couple hours you will to devote to earning extra money and save the money by clipping coupons, comparing prices, and reviewing alternative (cheaper) product options.