FIVE WAYS TO MAKE AN EXTRA $500 A MONTH - A Classy Fashionista

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FIVE WAYS TO MAKE AN EXTRA $500 A MONTH


Who doesn't love a little extra cash every month? Whether you are saving up for a vacation, your wedding, or you just want to pay off those pesky student loans, side hustles are the way to go. Over the past few months, I've experimented with some side hustles to make a little extra cash until my blog is making a full-time income and these have been working so well for me! 


One // Babysit Two Nights or Pet Sit One Weekend per Month

Babysitting or Pet Sitting is such an easy way to earn a little extra cash. If you don't have families that you can babysit for right away, sign up for an account on Care.com, and you can apply for positions so quick and easy. That's how I found my first live-in nanny gig. You can even find Pet Sitting gigs here, too!


Monthly Total: $150

Two // Sell your Clothes on Poshmark

I've been selling my clothes on Poshmark since December, and it's brought in so much extra income. Chris even started selling his clothes too, and so far we've made almost $2,000! We put all of that money towards our wedding and it allowed us to splurge where we really wanted to. It's so simple to sell your clothes on Poshmark. All you need to do is download the app, take pictures of all of the clothes you want to sell, list them, and let the money roll in. 

Poshmark makes the shipping process super easy, too. The buyer pays the shipping and then Poshmark will send you the shipping label to your email, you print it out, package your sold items, and take it to your local post office. Poshmark will also track your package in the app so you know when it arrives at its destination.

Tip: Make sure you give your items really detailed descriptions and take 2-3 pictures per item. You'll also want to share your listings to all of the Posh Parties you can! The more you share, the more you'll sell.


Shop my Posh Closet: @a_classy_fash

Monthly Total: $150

Three // Sell your unwanted Decor items

Yard Sale Groups and Marketplace on Facebook are the bomb. Yard Sale Sites are groups you request to be added to, and Marketplace is one that everyone on Facebook is a part of in your area. I'm in a few Yard Sale Groups, but I find I get the most sales from Marketplace. All you have to do is take pics of the items you want to sell, write an awesome description, set your location, and boom, money! Once you have an item listed, people that are interested will begin messaging you and then from there, set up a safe meeting location. I suggest a busy shopping center parking lot or a police station parking lot.

In the past months, I've sold a storage ottoman, our old kitchen/bar cart, DVD stand, and a few other household items! Out with the old decor and in with the new.


Monthly Total: $125

Four // Cash in Credit Card Points

A lot of credit cards have awesome points and rewards systems. I personally have the PNC Points credit card and I love it. Now, I don't go crazy with my credit card, but I do put items such as groceries and gas on it for the points, and then I pay it off that month. With the PNC Points card, they even have monthly deals that get you 5 points per dollar vs 4 or 10% cashback at places like Qdoba, Hulu, and Alex and Ani. With every 5,000 points, you can get $10 cashback. It's free money right into your bank account.


Monthly Total: $25

Five // Open an Online Shop

Are you super creative or love making something? Etsy is the perfect place to open up your new online shop, whether you make baby blankets, handmade jewelry (I used to!), or you design super cute prints, the possibilities to make money are endless. What are you waiting for? Set up shop!

Etsy Shop

Monthly Total: $50

Grand Monthly Total: $500

What are some ways that you make a little extra cash each month?

Stay Classy. 
xx,
Kristen

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54 comments:

  1. I love Care.com! That's where I have found pretty much all of my nanny jobs and I have had great experiences other than one time. It's a great resource!

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  2. Great post. I really need to try Poshmark. I've heard great things about it

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    1. You totally have to! Poshmark is so great for making easy extra $$!

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  3. Love these ideas for bringing in extra money! People in my neighborhood are always looking for babysitters and pet sitters. I'll have to give it a shot!

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    1. Thanks Heather! You totally should! Extra money is always a good thing.

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  4. I should sign up for Poshmark because I tend to purge clothes and just drop it off at Goodwill but this would be a good way to make some money.

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    1. You totally should! It's been great for making extra $$ since not having a typical "full-time job".

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  5. Great ideas! I have so many clothes that I want to get rid of and IG closet sales weren't really working for me, so I'm going to have to check out Poshmark.

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    1. Thanks Natalie! You def should! Poshmark is SO great.

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  6. Wow, you've made a TON on Poshmark. I didn't know they'd pay for shipping. I was using a similar app and hated that I had to go meet the person to give them my stuff. Often, I was selling something for like, $5 and it was hardly worth the gas and worry that they were crazy. I'll have to give Poshmark a try!

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    1. Poshmark has seriously been a money making game changer for me! Poshmark only takes a super duper small amount from your sales which I don't mind because it's so simple to use!

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  7. Great liat. Reselling is always a great easy option. I've been considering etsy myself for a few ideas I have. Thanks for sharing!

    Ronnie

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    1. You should totally do it! Etsy shops are the best!

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  8. I've never tried Care.com, but I may have too! These are great tips though, I love selling items - I'm always decluttering haha

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    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

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    1. Decluttering is the best. I'm slowly learning to live more minimalistic and it's so freeing! Care.com is awesome for extra jobs!

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  9. I sometimes do freelance graphic design and that help, too!

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  10. These are such great ideas! I love re-selling clothes on Facebook especially my kids' since they have a ton!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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    1. Such a good idea! Then you can just buy them new ones since they're always outgrowing them, too! haha!

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  11. Great ideas. I love care.comalways nice to have extra $on the side

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  12. Hey Kristen, I love your tips! Mister Heart Handmade is all about your credit card tip. I'm always too quick to spend on Etsy too x

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    1. Thanks Claire! Points cards are such an easy way to get free money!

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  13. Heaven knows we can all use a little extra money! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. No problem! Hope these are useful for you!

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  14. great tips on here! love the idea of making money here and there

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    1. Thanks girly! Extra money is always a good thing!

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  15. This is a great list. I wrote a similar post recently and honestly there are so many ways to side hustle and bring in a little extra income!

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    1. There really are! I love an extra side hustle or two!

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  16. Great ideas! I can always find something to sell!

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    1. Thanks girly! Yes, there's always something to sell!!!

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  17. I've been told that I should open an etsy shop for years! I said I didn't have enough time to do that (but now I run a blog so I DEFINITELY don't have enough time to do that!) I've also been considering pet sitting occasionally. I love animals and I think pet sitting would be a fun way to spend more time with animals and get paid in the process!

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    1. An etsy shop would be amazing--but it would totally take up tons of time. Pet sitting on occasion would be super fun!

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  18. These tips are great! I´ve never considered Poshmark but after reading this...well, there´s a lot of clothes that will be going into Poshmark! 🙈Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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    1. Totally check out Poshmark! You're going to love it.

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  19. Such great ideas! I'll definitely have to check out Poshmark!

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    1. You def should! It's been so great for extra $$!

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  20. What great ways to make a little extra every month! I don't think Poshmark is available where I am, but such a great option to make a bit! I love selling used baby gear on Facebook though!

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    1. Oh that's a good idea, too! Facebook is such a great selling resource!

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  21. These are wonderful ways to make a little extra money! For extra money, I blog and sell LipSense and also sell my clothes online :)

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    1. Oh those are good options, too! Blogging & selling clothes online are my top $$ makers!

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  22. How awesome! I've seen so many ads for poshmark but I havent heard any detailed reviews from sellers yet. Good to know!

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    1. You will love it if you start to use it! It's a little bit of work to get everything loaded on the app, but once you have all of your clothes listed, it's $$$ all the way!

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  23. I loved this! Thanks for sharing, I'm looking into selling my old clothes online!

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    1. You're going to love Poshmark! Super easy to use and quick money!

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  24. These are really great ideas! I always wondered about Poshmark and what it actually was. I will definitely be looking into that!

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    1. You def should! I've been loving it. Plus, easy $$$!

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  25. Thanks for sharing about Poshmark. I have a ton of clothes to get rid of right now!

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    1. Totally use it! It's the best! If you sign up, use the code: GAMLA and you will get $5!!

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  26. These are great ideas! I've never heard of Poshmark before. I'm going to look into that! I use our credit card points to buy gift cards for Christmas. It's my little holiday savings account! :)

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    1. You should totally look into Poshmark! I love cashing in for gift cards, too! That's such a great idea to use them for Christmas.

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  27. I was going to do Poshmark, but I had about 20 bags of clothes to get rid of and just didn't want to take the time to do it. I just didn't want to keep the clothes around the house and wait for someone to buy them. I just wanted them out of the house now. I want to go through my clothes again, so I might use Poshmark this time!

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    1. Ah yes, I totally feel ya on that. I'm at that point with the remaining items. I just want them gone since they aren't selling. If you ever decide to use Poshmark, when you sign up, use the code: GAMLA and you will get $5!!

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