5 Ways to Earn Money in Your Spare Time


Around this time of year, we could all do with a little more cash to line our pockets. No matter what you do for a living, sometimes it would be nice to subsidise your wages with a little extra. There are a number of ways to go about earning money in your spare time, and today we run you through five of the best.

1 – Online poker

If you’ve been beating your friends at poker for years, why not take those skills and use them to play a little online poker? There are a range of great sites that allow you to play for money. Start small and familiarise yourself with how things operate before laying down the big bucks. If you’ve got the time, patience and skill, online poker can be a great way to earn a little extra cash – plus it’s fun!

2 – Teach a course

Ask yourself – do you have an area of expertise that you could share with others? Perhaps you’re a dab hand at photoshop? Maybe you know a lot about wine, or creative writing? If so, use these skills to teach a course. You can do this locally, or post a course online and get paid every time someone downloads it.

3 – Become a virtual assistant

Did you know there are a lot of professionals out there looking for people to help them stay organised? If you’d happily book flights, make calls, and schedule appointments in exchange for some cash, there are a range of websites where people post jobs that you can knock out in half an hour or less.

4 – Get crafty                                                                                                     

If you already enjoy crafts like knitting or painting in your spare time, why not start selling your efforts? Sites like Etsy make it super easy for you to set up your own online shop, and before you know it you could be inundated with lucrative orders from all corners of the world.

5 – Become an extra

Have you always secretly fancied seeing yourself on the silver screen? If so, you should sign up to be an extra. Not only will you be able to enjoy the excitement of being on a film or TV set in close proximity to your favourite stars, but you’ll also take home a nice amount of cash for your efforts. Search for an extras agency close to you, fill in your details, provide a photo, and you could be en route to set, and in pocket, in no time.