Lifestyle

Ways to make money

As a teen, I find it hard to earn a little pocket money on the side of a full-time college course. So recently I found 3 ways I have been making money online.

I have to admit, after watching the entire season of Girl Boss in one sitting, I did want to start selling vintage clothes online but I remembered that I’m not in a TV show or film…

That’s when I decided to find some easy ways to make money online the easy way.


1. SELL, SELL, SELL

Over the past few weeks, I have been visiting my grandparent’s house, who have been having a huge clear out of random junk that they have. So, I decided to sell a few things online. That way my grandparent’s house is junk free and I get to earn a little bit of cash too.

I find that the best way to sell items is on Facebook groups, such as buy it, sell it, groups. Simply just join a few, take pictures of your item you want to sell, add a price, title and a description and bobs your uncle.

Bank holiday Sunday just gone, I actually managed to sell a new sun lounger that my nan found in the shed. I popped it onto Facebook and within minutes, literally within minutes, I had 3 responses. Not a lot but it went within the hour and I earned £5…

You don’t have to use Facebook groups though, you can also you a website called Gumtree. Or you can even use Ebay. However, the reason why I love Facebook groups so much is that you can find groups in your town so if you need to deliver or collect it’s not far to go.


2. RECYCLE

Me and my mum actually had a little business going a few years back buying old furniture and re-painting them, then selling them on Ebay or Facebook.

It’s so simple, but it does take a lot of work and you don’t earn a huge profit each time.

We would either buy cheap cabinets or drawers or find them for free on Freegle. Then we would go to our local B&Q store and purchase some paint, our favourite was the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which is expensive but totally worth it.

There are plenty of Youtube videos out there to help you get started.

Heres an example of the price:
Furniture = £5 <
Paint = £18
Wax, sandpaper, decoration (door handles) = £15 >
Total = £38

We would then sell the finishing product for about £40 – £80 if not more. So the profit isn’t huge, however, it does depend on the size of the item and whether it’s good quality too.


3. EBOOKS

So, I haven’t yet tried this, however, I am currently in the middle of writing an Ebook. Yay!
So if you would like to see more posts about writing an Ebook I will be honoured.

However, I have seen that a lot of people do make a good amount of money writing and selling Ebooks.

Simply write a decent book, it can be a short one or a huge one, or it can also be a series like Harry Potter. It can be about anything. Then what you do it upload it to Amazon.

And wait…


I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

If you have any ways to earn money online, feel free to add them in the comments below.

Thank you for reading

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