You gotta feed the monkey, man. Chances are that no matter how much you try to conserve your money from your paycheck, more goes out then you would like. Your wages are taxed by the government and you need a little spending money to go out or help pay the bills. That's where creativity comes in.
I have a few side hustles that you can try to make a few extra bucks on the side. I scalp tickets on occasion through stubhub and ebay. If you purchase the tickets to the right event you can make yourself a few hundred dollars on a single transaction. It is a high stakes game though. Things can go wrong. You can find yourself unable to unload tickets, your profit margin cut by ridiculous stub hub fees. Do the research on acquiring the tickets and plan ahead. Most people are behind the 8 ball when it comes to buying tickets to an event.
Ebay is truly a great way to buy and sell things. They are more reasonable than retailers. No matter what your buying or selling, chances are ebay is the way to go. Research the sellers when buying and always get delivery confirmation if you're selling. If you wish to wholesale some items you can purchase items directly from manufactures or poor workers that make your clothes in foreign countries on sites like Ioffer.com.
Other alternatives include selling drugs and starting your own gambling book. I won't judge you on either. Odds are you're more likely to get caught selling drugs but if you keep it small you can be profitable.
It seems like all the rage with women this days is to sell Avon products to their friends and neighbors. This a little gig that is easy to do but be careful about annoying your friends. Secret Shopper works well and can be done while dining out or going to the grocery store. Teachers have built in time to tutor kids for pocket cash. If your an established teacher and your not doing this I'd be surprised. The point is there are plenty of ways to set off some of your smaller expenses and shame on you if your not trying.
Anyone have any tips to make or save a buck? Any interesting side hustles? Please share in the comments below.