Surprising Ways to Make Money From Your Home

Owning a home can cost a lot of money, not to mention the cost of all of the things in your home. So if you can, why not help yourself to make a little money back? With the rise of apps and technology there are a range of apps that you can use to showcase your home and the services on offer, all done quickly and easily online. If you need a little cash on the side, then there are legitimate and legal ways that you can make extra money with your property. Here are some surprising ways that you can make your home work for you.

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Rent out a driveway or parking space

Living in close proximity to tourist attractions or rail stations can be really appealing for people looking to make some money. If you have a driveaway or a parking space that you don’t need, or won’t need at specific times, such as when you’re away on vacation, then you can definitely rent out the space. There are apps that you can sign up to, and then people looking to use the space will get in touch. You can earn money by pretty much doing nothing, so if you have the space available, you have nothing to lose.

Sell what you no longer need

There are so many things that you may have in the home that are no longer needed. You might have old gym and exercise equipment that don’t get used, or perhaps old clothing or furniture. By selling these items, you are not only clearing up space in your home, but you are also making some money for things that you don’t need anymore. You can also sell unused inkjet cartridges that might be lying around in your home office. It can be a simple thing to do that can be worthwhile, and sites like eBay and Facebook Marketplace make this all simpler than ever.

Rent out a room

If you have a spare room, then with sites like Airbnb, you can easily rent out a room to someone on a long-term or a short-term basis. If you’re happy to share the communal spaces in the rest of the house, then this can be a good way to help to pay for the mortgage. Students coming from abroad are often looking for homes like this to rent and live in, so depending on where you are located, there is likely to be demand for this.

If you have found that there would be demand for the whole of your home to be rented, then you could rent it out as you live elsewhere, if it is going to be financially more viable for you to do that. You could get in contact with a local condo marketing team to help you find somewhere to live, if you need to rent out your home on a semi-permanent basis.

Use yard space for advertising

There are a number of businesses that look to advertise with billboards and signs, but they don’t have the fees to do this on a commercial basis. They often look for people willing to have a sticker on their car or a banner in their yard advertising the business, and be paid for it. Again, money for pretty much nothing can’t be bad.

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