How To Make Extra Money Now That You’re Not Getting Allowance

Gotta pay for your own online shopping gastusin.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Aug 18, 2020
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Now that we're all just at home, there's really not much use for baon. For many students, parents may have had to stop handing out allowance. Even so, it's never too early to start saving up. At the same time, it's one step towards adulting to pay for all your online shopping gastusin with your own hard-earned money. If you need a couple of ways to make extra cash now that you're not getting your allowance, try these:

Online selling.

You probably have A LOT of stuff that you no longer use but are still in good condition, like those newly bought clothes that you never got to use because you don't go out anyway. Why not put it up for sale? You can set up an account on online platforms like Depop (Nadine Lustre has one, too!) to make it easier for potential buyers to see the stuff you want to sell. Or you can also open an Instagram account and post #aesthetic photos of your stuff there.


Utilizing your hobbies.

Have you gotten into baking recently because of quarantine? Maybe you like to paint or draw during your spare time. While it's completely okay to keep your hobbies as an outlet for releasing stress, some have also used theirs as a source of extra income. Open up a small business as a sideline and maybe enlist the help of a sibling if you need extra manpower. Not only do you get to do something you enjoy, but you also earn a few extra cash and try your hand at #adulting.

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Freelance jobs.

Many college students nowadays take on freelance jobs. Since most companies are now enforcing a work-from-home setup, you won't have to physically show up to their office to submit your deliverables. Additionally, freelancers are not only limited to the creative industry. If you're someone with pretty decent English proficiency, you can use it to your advantage and even apply as an English tutor even without work experience.



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