7 October 2015
Living in the Logan area? Here’s our Top 10 Tips for making some extra cash
Need some extra cash fast? You know that City Finance are always here to help, and you can get access to a quick cash loan anytime you need it. Just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Logan Central branch for a chat and some helpful advice.
But if you’re also looking for some creative ways to make a bit of extra cash to boost your budget, here’s our Top 10 Tips!
1. Get crafty, and get cashed up!
If you’re handy with the sewing machine, a whizz at baking beautiful treats or have a talent any other kind of handicraft, why not try selling your wares at the local markets? From sewing beautiful children’s clothes and accessories, transforming old glass jars into beautiful plant-filled terraniums, upcycling old furniture finds or baking up a batch of tempting delights, turn your passion into cash!
Try touting your wares at some of the many markets around the Logan area – including the Logan Village and Springwood Creative Markets and the Logan Central Markets, Beenleigh Craft and Farmers Market and the beautiful boutique Mummy Tree Markets.
2. Have a garage sale
Saturday 24th October is the big Garage Sale Trail day! Take advantage of the publicity around this national event and clear out your garage, spare room or shed and get ready to turn your unwanted goodies into valuable extra cash. List your very own garage sale here!
3. Boost your budget with babysitting
It’s the one service that’s always in demand amongst parents desperate for a break! If you’re a parent or have experience with childcare or nannying, babysitting is a brilliant way to make some fast cash.
Pop some flyers up at your local supermarket or community noticeboard, letterbox drop nearby families with children, and get the word around with any local connections to young families.
There’s lots of reputable websites that you could look into listing your services on, so that local families can find and get in touch with you. Take the time to compile some good references and remember to include any useful additional skills you have, such as a Child Care Certification, First Aid Certificate, drivers licence and your own car.
4. Turn partytime into cash time!
The booming market in kids birthday parties is a great opportunity to boost your budget and make some cash.
From creating eye-catching cake creations, providing party entertainment like face painting or kids sports and activities, or even offering a complete party planner service, from the invitations right through to the lolly bags – a lot of families will happily pay someone good cash to take this work off their hands! So dust off your fairy wings or Superman suit and get ready to bust out your inner child, and boost your budget!
Advertise your services by setting up a dedicated Facebook page or putting up flyers at your local neighbourhood shops and school noticeboard.
5. Walk (or sit!) your way to extra cash
Love animals? Why not make some fast cash walking dogs for busy owners, or pet sitting for families while they’re away.
6. Get tempted into temping
Register with your local temp agency and take on extra work when you need extra cash. From administrative and reception work to warehouse roles and labouring, extra pairs of hands are always in hot demand.
7. Get paid for saying what you think
Yep, you really can! Companies need people like you to let them know what you think of their products and services. Register for paid market research opportunities with market research companies such as Farron Research, The Purple Corporation and Focus People.
8. Sell your scrap for cash
Got an old car or metal appliances lying around gathering dust and rust? Turn your old junk into cash at your local metal recyclers. Get in touch with Brisbane Metal Market or Ghazni Scrap Metal in Slacks Creek, or Action Metal Recyclers in Kingston.
9. Get a flatmate
Got a spare room? Boost your budget by getting a flatmate to help cover the rent or your mortgage and share the household bills. Check out local listings on websites like Real Estate, Flatmates and Easy Room Mate to either find a flatmate, or advertise your room, and turn your spare room into spare cash today.
10. Refer a friend to City Finance
You know how easy it is to get a quick cash loan from your local Logan Central branch. Simply spread the word and tell your friends! If your friend gets a City Finance loan, we’ll pay you a cash reward. Refer a friend today!