5 Fun Ways to Boost Your Finance in 2016

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For most people, their finances are bit sparse at the beginning of the year.

However, there are numerous ways in which people can improve upon their financial outlook. Many of these prospects can be found online.

Sell your Stuff

One of the easiest ways to make some additional money is to simply sell stuff you do not need. Just about everyone has some items of value that can be sold at online sites such as the ever popular ebay. If you don’t want to sell the items yourself there are many people who do this for a living and can sell for you, taking a commission for their services.

Design an App

If you have an idea for a unique phone app, why not develop the idea and create an app. When it is approved for upload to app stores, you would be paid for downloads. For those who don’t know a lot about coding, there are contractors that can help.

Sell your Photos

For those who are photography experts, consider selling some of your photos. There are numerous stock image websites all over the internet. For instance, istockphoto is a popular site to peddle images.

Rate Music

The internet really utilizes the opinions of users over many topics. For instance, users can listen to music and then provide a review. A particularly popular site slicethepie is a site which lets users sign up to review music. Since their inception, the site has paid out more than $1.3 million to reviewers.

Online Casino Gaming

A fun way to earn extra funds is to play your favorite casino games. Both mobile and online casinos offer different gaming tournaments which have a potential to award a large payment. Before you start playing, you should always check for a review of the casino you plan on playing, for example check out the very informative review of Gaming Club Casino on CasinoOnline.co.nz. These casinos also offer many promotions that can even increase one’s earnings.

This list provides five fun ways to make your financial picture a little bit better as the year unfolds. Which one will you try?

14 COMMENTS

  1. I haven’t tried any of these, yet. The one on rating music and getting paid for it sounds the most fun. Another one that people can try on to earn money online is stock market trading. All the person has to do is put up an initial amount and start buying and selling. Some people say that this is very risky. Well, there are no ventures that aren’t without risks. The stock market is one of those. However, if you just try to read about it and learn from it a bit, I’m sure the earnings you can get from it will truly improve your financial situation.
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    • I agree that rating music seems like a really cool way to earn some extra cash online. Slice the pie is a very reputable site and I have a couple of friends who have reported making really substantial amounts on that site. I think it’s worth a try.

  2. I would gladly try all of these ways to get some quick cash, except for the last 2. I do know people who regularly play online casino games, and they do win, but not big, they never win big. And I’m afraid to ask how much money they actually lose 😀 And as far as rating music goes, it does sound like fun, honestly! But I’m afraid one has to spend a lot of time writing those reviews in return for a few bucks. I’ve never heard of slicethepie before though, I’ll look for some reviews online. Thanks for suggesting it.

  3. In the future I plan to try and use my interest in photography and natural adventuring spirit to try and get some great photos that I can use to create some revenue online.

    As a producer of music I thought I would enjoy reviewing music on slicethepie. The work wasn’t bad but to me it wasn’t really worth the time that I put into. It may be for some people but it just wasn’t for me.

    My favorite way to boost my finnancial outlook is by investing in dividend paying stocks. They are literally the gift that keeps on giving as long as you have a long term investing strategy.
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  4. I can confirm selling your stuff online is an efficient way to get some cash. Other than eBay, I’ve joined a few Facebook groups where you can buy/sell used items and, in time, I managed to make some cash by selling stuff that was gathering dust anyway, but I also saved a lot by buying used items at a fraction of the full price!

    • Quite a few friends have suggested selling stuff online to earn a quick buck. I know there are some stuff in my house that are also just gathering dust, but somehow I couldn’t bring myself to do it. At least for now. Hopefully, I could go for it. In fact, I started joining an FB page that rent out paperback books. I’m just hoping that the page will take off and we can invite bookworms to borrow from our collection of books. Renting out books may not earn as big, but at least it’s a start to earning a little money at a time.
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    • I think that those smaller venues or groups for selling items is probably a better way to go about than on the larger sites, but I am sure it also depends on what you are selling. I have just had some pretty questionable experiences on the large sites, and also some pretty good successes when using Facebook and other means to get in contact with others. Just do your research, I would say.

  5. A few years ago, I was working a different job and had more spare time, so I used that time to sell stuff I made at home: from jam to knitted socks! Selling home made items won’t make you rich, but it’s a pleasant way to spend your free time creating stuff to sell, and if you find the right crowd, you can earn a decent small extra income!

  6. I’ve tried most of these ways to make money, and not to discourage anybody, but most of them won’t pay much. I’ve been doing this for a long time and what I’ve discovered is that unless you want to dedicate your life to those methods to make enough money to live on, then you have to start looking at creating your own online business based around what you are passionate about. That is the only thing that works in the long run!

    • It might be more viable in the long run to start your own online business, but you’ve got to start somewhere and these suggestions are for making some extra money now, not sometime in the future.

  7. Selling stuff online is the only thing in the list that appeals to me and something that I have been doing for quite sometime. Not the used stuff, though, as it would be easier for me to sell them through garage sales. I sell handmade jewelry, personalized shoes, and Tupperware products on my Facebook page and sales have been good enough. In addition, I joined a couple of GPT site and earn what they call beer money out of watching ads and doing surveys. These things add up and help me provide a better life for my child.

  8. Having a garage sale a while back was indeed a good way to make some cash and get rid of stuff we didn’t need anymore. Selling your stuff is a great way to make some money! Of course, selling online is less time consuming and you can sell to a larger crowd.

  9. Can I add one?

    6. Pursue a passion!

    If you can find a passion that doesn’t require a lot of up front financial investments, throw a little time into and see if it pans out. I coordinated a friend’s wedding at a discounted price to get some experience on my resume, and to see if it was something I was interested in doing in the future. I also occasionally make and sell beautiful fruit/veggie platters for events. I foster children for respite care (NOT to be thought of as a money-making opportunity, but a passion for foster kids where your time is reimbursed by the state). I write freelance. I help people with resumes. These are all things I love doing that I’ve made a little money on!

    • Wow! You really seem to have a lot going on. Congratulations on having found your passion. A lot of people couldn’t answer you straight if you asked them what their passion or purpose in life is. That being said, there are a lot of ways to monetize your passions, but I’m yet to come across one that doesn’t take months or years for it to get off the ground.

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