Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Ramp Up That Side Gig!

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In times like these we cannot always wait for traditional means of earning an income only. Think of ways to earn extra money that maybe you wouldn’t have considered before. What can you do that would not require a large cash outlay? For instance, a bucket, a mop, and some soap and you’re ready to clean homes and offices.

Tap into your talents – what do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What are you good at that people praise you for? Maybe there’s something you always wanted to do but never had the time. Now, may be the opportunity to make the time!

Handy around the house? There are plenty of women/seniors who could use someone to fix things up a little, clean out the garage, etc and would gladly pay.

Do you love children? Babysit for a family that works the night shift. The kids will be sleep for most of the time – parents pick them up as you are getting ready for your work day – easiest gig ever!

Do you have a way with words? You can write blogs, articles etc. for people who have great ideas but don’t know how to articulate them.

Always loved English? (or Science or Math or Speech…you get the picture) Tutor a student who is struggling in that area.

Do you live in an apartment building or in a tight knit neighborhood? Offer to clean the inside of your neighbors cars weekly, do the outside as well if you can.

Are you a great cook or have a special family recipe? Make your goodies and sell to your coworkers, friends, etc.

Fitness as a hobby? Do you have some equipment at home or great workout techniques? You could charge $5 per person and let people you trust use your ‘gym’

These are just a few ideas, there are endless opportunities unique to your situation!


  1. Write down at least 10 talents/things you enjoy or can make money doing.
  2. Which ones can you implement THIS WEEK? Develop a serious action plan to get started!!


YOU decide the financial state of your household! Make it Happen!!!!

– Dorethia

Source: The Money Chat
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- Dorethia Kelly, MBA, provides results-oriented personal finance and business coaching services. She is also the founder of the popular #MoneyChat personal finance blog, and online Twitter chat hence the inspiration for… #MoneyChat THE BOOK! How to Get Out of Debt, Manage Your Money and Create Financial Security! Get your copy on Amazon today!

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Did you know?

African Americans are significantly more likely to have some type of debt (94%) compared with the general population (82%). Credit card debt, student loan debt, and personal loans are all significantly higher in the African American community.

Source: Prudential’s 2013 "African American Financial Experience" study