Need some extra cash?
NEED cash fast? Check out these ideas on how to earn some quick bucks.
BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER: Not everyone thinks that being a Mystery Shopper is worth the money, but if you love shopping, this is definitely one to look into.
RENT YOUR SPARE ROOM: Got extra space in your home? Post it up on sites like Airbnb and make money on it all year round for travellers looking for authentic local accommodation.
BECOME A TUTOR: If you're knowledgeable in a certain subject, or you have a knack for teaching, advertise your services as a tutor. It can be rewarding in more ways than one.
RETURN FOR A REFUND: Bought something only to realise you shouldn't have because you didn't really need it? Return those items quickly and get the refund.
SELL UNWANTED ITEMS: There are so many places to sell your unwanted items to others. It's money just waiting for you. Sites include eBay, Gumtree and a local buy, swap and sell page on Facebook.
BABYSIT, HOUSESIT OR PETSIT: Whatever you want your level of responsibility to be, there's money to be made in the "sitting" business.
ENTER COMPETITIONS: Some competitions offer cash money, others offer items that can be easily sold for cash, and they're certainly a good idea.
BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER: For those with the skills, becoming a freelance writer is a challenging and interesting way to earn some extra money.
SELL OLD JEWELLERY: Just because you don't wear it doesn't mean it isn't worth something. Advertise it online, or sell it to your local pawn shop.
SELL STORAGE SPACE: If you have a shed or yard, consider advertising any empty space in there as storage space for a caravan, boat, other vehicle or even just stuff.
APPLY FOR A GOVERNMENT GRANT: There are so many grant opportunities out there, so if you have a good idea and a decent head for grant writing, try it out.
Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: stayathomemum.com.au