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Padding Your Pocketbook

Can you believe it’s nearly September? School has started, Halloween decorations are out, and soon enough you’ll start to hear holiday music playing at retail stores. 2015 will be gone in a flash! Speaking of the holidays, it’s never too early to start planning your shopping budget. There are so many ways to earn extra spending money, here are just a few of our favorites.



Put your car to work

The sharing economy has increased dramatically in the recent past. Companies such as Uber and Lyft have allowed everyday folks to operate as a taxi service during the hours of their choosing. All monetary transactions are handled through a smartphone app and earnings are deposited into the driver’s bank account.



Put your home to work

Similar to Uber, companies like airbnb and VRBO let people rent out your home when you’re not using it. This alternative to an expensive hotel is a popular pick for vacation destinations, but can easily work for homes in a residential setting as well.



Start a blog

Have a passion? Blog about it! Blog owners who write about interesting topics and form a great reader base can earn income just by pursuing their passions. What do you love; fashion and style? Travel? Baking? DIY? Your content is limitless! Blog owners earn money from the ads on their site, and the revenue stream can increase as more readers visit your website.



Sell Fair Trade products

Pick your own hours and work from home while making a positive difference in the world. You’ll earn a generous commission on each sale in addition to earning free product credits as well. Interested in learning more? Read more about how we support our network of Curators.