· Getting By – The paycheck to paycheck lifestyle is a stressful one. One missed workday or increase in payroll deductions and you’re unable to pay a bill. Getting by can seem nearly impossible causing some to have to look outside of their regular paychecks for solutions. Here are some methods you might use to help you make ends meet:
· Take out a loan – Loans can prove beneficial for those times you’re in between paychecks. They offer you a fast solution to secure cash to hold you over until your next payday – or even longer depending on the terms. Online installment loans are easy to apply for. Applicants only have to be 18, have an open banking account, and proof of income. Decisions are often given in a few minutes and as much as $1250 could be wired into your account the next day. With flexible repayment options, you can pay the loan back on your next pay day or break it down into smaller payments to fit your budget.
· Become a Blogger – Do you enjoy writing? Have a topic or niche you know a lot about? Well, blogging is a great way to express yourself while getting paid for it. Blogs can be started for free while you get paid for advertisements. Whether you’re talking about how to renovate your own kitchen or giving tips on how to earn extra money, there are blog ideas that can generate serious readership and cash for you.
· Be a Rideshare Driver – Got a decent car that you wouldn’t mind putting some extra miles on? Ridesharing has become a popular way to commute and earn money on the side. Companies like Lyft and Uber hire qualified applicants with a good driving record to transport customers. As a freelancer, you have the option to choose when you’re driving. Got some spare time after work? You can spend those hours driving and earn some decent money for it.
· Become an Affiliate Marketer – Affiliate marketing is a great way to share your opinion on products and services while earning some cash. Big companies pay consumers like yourself money to refer others to use their products and services. Whether you post videos on YouTube and provide links or you decide to add affiliate links to blog posts and articles, when visitors click on those links and use the product or service, you get paid for it.
· Become a Freelancer or Consultant – Do you have skills in publishing, web design, marketing, or information technology? Whether you’re working or you were recently laid off, you can make ends meet by putting your career experience to work for you. Offer to design websites on the side, consult with a company on their marketing efforts, or even offer to provide IT support. If you’re good at it, it could turn into a lucrative side hustle, and one day, a business for you.
· Become a Tutor – Were you great at a certain subject in school? Perhaps you’re an expert in our field and believe you could educate others trying to enter the same line of work. You can offer to teach classes during a time most convenient for you. Whether you teach math problems to grade school students or you’re helping a college student study for their final exams you could earn a decent hourly rate.
Making ends meet is not all about earning more money. It’s also a lot about learning how to best use the money you have to pay for what you need. Be sure that as you’re trying the ideas listed above that you’re also managing your finances properly through budgeting and tracking to ensure that you don’t end up adding more problems as you’re getting more money.