Unusual ways to make extra cash in Wollongong

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7 quick and easy ways to boost your budget and make some fast cash

When you’re unemployed, a student, on Centrelink benefits or struggling to get by on a low income, you’re always looking for extra cash.

Here’s 7 unusual and easy ways you could make extra cash around Wollongong and the Illawarra area

  1. Sell your stuff
  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – you’ll be surprised how much cash others might pay for your unwanted goodies!
  • Host a garage sale – use this nifty Wollongong Garage Sales Facebook page to promote it for free, or list it on Gumtree under Wollongong and Illawarra area garage sales.
  • Or list your unwanted furniture or other items for sale on Gumtree or the Trading Post.
  1. Rent your spare room
  • A fast and easy way to get cash to help with the rent is to sublet a room.
  • Use sites like Flatmates or Real Estate to list and browse share accommodation options around Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and the Illawarra area.
  1. Get crafty, and get cashed up!
  1. Sell your skills
  1. Get arty
  • If you love illustrating or capturing interesting images with your camera, turn them into cash!
  • Register your images and creations online on sites like iStockPhoto.
  • You’ll earn cash every time someone uses your work.
  1. Do odd jobs
  1. Get paid to shop
  • Yep, for real! Businesses around Wollongong will pay cash for you to become a mystery shopper.
  • Check out these Wollongong based mystery shopper job listings.

Still need some extra cash, fast?

  • If none of these ways to make fast extra cash are for you, and you need a bit more cash for an unexpected expense, City Finance understand and are here to help.
  • If you need a small cash loan to help you through, just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Wollongong branch for a chat, or phone us on 4208 3321.