For some people, looking for ways to scrounge up extra money is more fun than finding areas to cut costs. There are plenty of side hustles out there for those willing to expend a little time and effort.
Kiplinger suggests trying these money-grubbing ideas:
*Sell stuff on consignment. Many secondhand stores let you sell your junk for a 50-50 split of the proceeds. Some find selling stuff in a physical store less labor-intensive than hocking it online.
*Participate in clinical trials. Drug companies and research institutions offer payments for those who are willing to play lab rat. Check out ClinicalTrials.gov for leads.
*Become a referee. Youth and rec leagues are always looking for new zebras for players to scream at for, in their minds, making incorrect calls that intentionally help the other team win. Training is usually required, and average hourly pay is less than $11, but at least you’ll get some exercise and get to play god on the weekends.
What get-rich-slowly schemes have you tried?
11 More Ways to Get Extra Cash [Kiplinger]