(BPT) - Whether you're a college student, a stay-at-home parent or have a full-time job, there's always room in the budget for a little extra cash. Maybe you're saving for a particular goal or you're simply looking for a little more spending money. Thanks to the internet, it's now easier than ever to earn some extra income in your spare time.
While making money part-time or online almost sounds too good to be true, you don't have to be a crafting whiz or computer expert in order to earn a little extra on the side. The amount you make will depend on which gig you choose, but here are a few ways you can turn your current interests, hobbies and skills into some added income:
Sell last year's trends
Make some room in your closet and pad your wallet by going through your wardrobe. Pile up the clothes you no longer wear and head to the nearest consignment shop. There are also plenty of online consignment stores that can turn the clothes you don't wear into cash.
Become a dog sitter and walker
Do you love dogs? Become a pet sitter or dog walker and you'll get paid to play with furry friends in your spare time. Sites like Rover.com help you offer dog walking and dog boarding right in your own neighborhood. Simply create a profile, see if you qualify and attract clients to earn $1,000 per month or more.
Take web-based surveys
Businesses and brands are always in search of individual opinions to improve their products, services and customer experiences. There are plenty of websites that pay users to take surveys. Anyone can earn a few extra dollars every day by completing surveys from the many survey resource websites. A quick Google search can bring you to a wide range of survey websites.
Market your talents and hobbies
Do you love knitting or crocheting for your friends? Maybe you're all about making your own jewelry. Whatever your crafting talent, you could start getting paid for your handiwork. It's as simple as setting up an online shop on Etsy, eBay or Amazon and you'll be reaping the rewards in no time.
Start a blog or YouTube channel
There are well over 300 million blogs on the internet, but did you know that many of them actually make money? With programs like Google AdSense or other affiliate marketing organizations, website and blog owners can make money off each visitor that comes to their site. And you don't have to be a YouTube star to make money from your videos. Through the YouTube Partners Program, you can earn money by simply posting quality content that other users find helpful and beneficial.
No matter which method you choose, finding that extra source of revenue can be painless and fun.