5 Ways to earn some Cash on a Summer Break

July 22, 2016
Donna Moores

Don’t we all just love a summer break? It provides the perfect opportunity to relax and spend some quality time with the family. However, did you know that you could use the summer to earn some extra pocket money? Summer breaks are perfect for students that are looking to earn some extra cash.  There is…


cashDon’t we all just love a summer break? It provides the perfect opportunity to relax and spend some quality time with the family. However, did you know that you could use the summer to earn some extra pocket money? Summer breaks are perfect for students that are looking to earn some extra cash.  There is no need to have an impressive looking resume and earning is simpler than you could imagine. Of course, having a positive attitude and dedication to earn is essential too. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that the outcome of your summer learning experience will be useful for a full-time job. Provided you are keen to earn during the summer, you’ll be making money in no time!

Before we jump into the 5 simple ways of earning during summer, it is important to check whether you have a bank account for your savings. When you complete jobs online, you’ll be paid to your bank account, therefore create a PayPal or go register yourself for a bank account if you don’t already have one. It’ll help you from spending the cash that you earn and will prove to be a great source of savings.

1. Freelancing:


Freelancing has been around for quite some time now. It is helping countless people around the world by giving them the ability to make money from the comfort of their home. Setting up a freelancing profile is pretty simple and is free! There are countless freelancing platforms online and they offer a plethora of work categories. Whether you wish to help someone design a logo, assist them in their video voice overs or proofread their content, you have countless freelancing opportunities of making money. When registering with a freelancing platform, just remember to explore the working of the service and its reputation before you commit yourself to a task. Even after summer is over, you can keep your freelancing profile active for times when you need some extra pocket money.

2. Ebay:

Are you an avid buyer on Ebay? Why not use the popular service to sell some of your own products? People have businesses that they run from Ebay and they are able to earn cash faster than you could imagine. What’s great is the fact that all payments are protected so you can have peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you can sell on Ebay:

  • Unwanted items
  • Items brought from sales
  • Electronics and their accessories
  • Books and Magazines
  • Jewellery
  • Crafting tools
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Belts, hats and different accessories
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Video games and consoles
  • Handmade items

And much more! 

3. Etsy and Instagram:

Did you know Etsy and Instagram prove to be two great platforms for selling hand made goods? Etsy is a popular online shopping website that allows users to set up their shop and start selling their handmade items. Not only is it easy to use but gives you peace of mind that payments are protected. Instagram is a popular social media platform that gives you the ability to reach a wide audience. Simply create an Instagram page, add your details like phone number and e-mail and upload pictures of items that you wish to sell. In order to make the most of Instagram, don’t forget to ask friends and family to support your page. It won’t be long before you have customer orders coming your way.

4. Writing


Do you have a passion for writing? If yes, then you have a great opportunity to make good money. Writing services are always in demand and there’s so many that you can sign up with. Registration is usually free and through these online writing platforms, you can complete different writing assignments and get paid quickly. You can also make use of freelance writing where you set your own hourly wage and bid on different writing projects. If a customer likes what you have to offer, they’ll be in contact with you straight away. Here are some of the different kinds of writing that you can do to earn money:

  • E-books
  • Articles for search engine optimization
  • Content for websites
  • Re-writing content
  • Magazines
  • Children books
  • Book and movie reviews
  • CV and cover letters
  • Instruction manuals and tutorials for various services
  • Student assignments

And much more! 

5. Neighbourhood Services

Your earnings don’t have to be virtual-based. Sometimes there are countless opportunities are around us that we are unaware of. Did you know that you can make money by helping out in the neighbourhood? Whether someone needs to mow their lawn, require you to babysit or needs some help with gardening or cooking, you should make yourself available if it floats your boat. Let your neighbours know that you are available to help them out by personally visiting them and offering your time. Not only will you be appreciated, it will give you a good chance to connect with residents of your neighbourhood. Don’t expect to make a lot of money through these neighbourhood services, however every little helps and you can always take on more work when you feel the need.

Now you know that making money during summer is easier than you could imagine. There’s no rocket science and no fancy details and hidden costs. Why let failed job applications keep you in misery when you can choose the easier option instead. Not only are these 5 ways simple to invest in, they provide you with an experience that will prove to be rewarding. The ability to be your own boss and have complete control of your services is a treat in itself. Depending on how much time you have to offer and your earnings, you’ll be aware of your abilities and will be able to make money after your summer break too. Who knows, you might find your hidden talent or enjoyable earning opportunity? Earning cash during the summer will prove to be a worthwhile and rewarding experience.


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