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12 Income Boosters With Skills You Already Have

potteryOne of the best ways to boost your credit score, is to find income boosters and pay down your debts faster with the money you earn. It’s not always an easy thing to do, though, finding an income booster, so I thought I’d give you a few ideas on where to start. Sometimes, the answer is already there and we just can’t see it!

Here are 12 income boosters you might already be qualified to take on:

1. Lessons

There is always something we know that others will find valuable enough to pay to learn. Maybe you’re a real gourmet foodie who can teach kids beginner cooking lessons. Maybe you were a drummer in a band back in your glory days and could pass on your drum skills to young students. Maybe you can draw, paint, sew, or play piano. Whatever your special skill is, there’s someone out there who might pay you to learn it.

2. Making

We all know how to make something, whether it’s ice cream cakes, kid’s clothes, or bookshelves from pallet wood, I bet there’s something you can make and sell to the locals around town.

3. Tech Support

If you’re a computer nerd or you just really get how to use that iPad, there is always someone out there who will need your help. Even if you’re not a bona fide guru, if you can help seniors Facetime with their families across the globe, you can make a buck or two doing it.

4. Your Profession

So long as you haven't signed a non-compete clause in your employment contract, you can often offer the skills of your profession as a freelancer outside of work for more dough.

5. Cleaning

Everyone knows how to clean, and no one really loves doing it, so find some people who hate it just enough to want to pay you to do it for them.

6. Repairs

If you’re a handyman or maybe you understand computers or cars or bikes, get out there and fix them all for some cash!

7. Child Care

Babysitting catches a pretty hefty fee these days compared to when we were kids, and parents are always looking for someone to watch their kids on date night. You’re not going to get rich doing this, but a few bucks here and there are going to add up.

8. Instructional Videos

YouTube is so huge right now, and you can really make a lot of money at it. If you have a skill that you can teach as mentioned in point one, you can also make instructional videos about it. Just upload to YouTube, monetize, and voila! You’re making cash!

9. Painting

No, I don’t mean like the Mona Lisa, I mean walls. Painting houses inside and out is pretty easy to master. Book up your weekends with a couple of jobs and you can make a great deal of money each month doing this.

10. Yard Work

Some people can’t get to their garden, whether it’s because they have no time, they are getting on in years, or maybe they’re injured. Offer your help maintaining their outdoor spaces.

11. Shopping

Hitting up senior centres and offering your services to shop for them is a great way to make some extra cash.

12. Pet Care

Who doesn’t love spending the afternoon with a few puppies? Lots of people need pet care during the day while they’re at work or even while they are on vacation. You can make a decent enough amount of money this way, to throw a bit more on your debts each month.

These are just twelve ideas for income boosters that most people could take on, right now, with no need for new skills. Just throw up an ad on Craigslist, or a pull-tab sign at your local community bulletin board, and start making some extra cash.

Do you have any ideas for income boosters? Let us know in the comments!

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