Boosting the monthly income is a dream many of us have. But just as many lack the necessary skill or knowledge for managing this. When the situation demands it, it’s perfect to have a backup plan in order to make some extra cash. This article will present some popular methods in which one could boost their monthly income, and some less popular and unconventional ones. If you are interested in how to make extra money, keep reading our great ideas.


1. Become a personal assistant

In your spare time, you could manage to assist busy individuals and make their lives easier. We live in a personal assistants’ era, and if you can pull this off, you will certainly be able to round a little it your monthly income. Also, this type of side job is flexible enough to allow you to decide how much you want to get involved into it. In terms of money, even if you manage to get involved in this activity for a few hours per week, the difference will be significant. So, consider it as a viable option for some extra cash. Also, you can pick between two of the most popular alternatives: being an in person personal assistant or becoming an online personal assistant. The great thing is you will always be able to find some guides online in your journey. Search for those, and document yourself a little before offering your services. As a general rule, a personal assistant will handle the following.

  • Scheduling;
  • Taking phone calls;
  • Managing social media accounts;
  • Answering emails;
  • Editing and proofreading;
  • Data entry.

These are the things handled by a virtual personal assistant. If you want to become an in person one, research the demands in the industry, since they might vary greatly.

2. Reprogram your mind

While many are still sceptical to such approaches, mental rewiring is a method that seems to be working indeed. For many, it’s their mind that prevents them from living prosperous lives and accumulating a consistent wealth. The attitude towards money is also problematic for many of us. While we are aware that we might be able to accumulate more wealth, the mindset is what prevents us from accomplishing it. By reprogramming your mind, you will be able to create a positive internal state that will promote actions to accomplish this goal. Creativity plays a great role into the money making process and you must make it possible to reprogram your mind in order to boost your creativity. This way, ideas and solutions in order to accumulate the necessary amounts of money will simply begin flowing into your mind. Brain rewiring doesn’t simply happen by chance, and you have to put some efforts into it. The techniques used by professionals are intricate ones and you should only follow their advice. Research your options and only work with a true specialist when it comes to mind reprogramming. Their advice is very likely to help you accomplish your financial goals.

3. Freelance writing projects

If you’re good with written words, then you should definitely consider a writing job. The great part about these jobs is that they offer you some flexibility, being project-based jobs. Also, it’s quite an appealing side job because it can be done from the comfort of your own home, and more than this, it offers quite some profits. You can manage these projects after getting home from your 9 to 5 job and you can always find interesting writing projects. Start small, on a dedicated freelancing platform and place bids on the projects that you find appealing. In order to win a bid, you don’t have to settle for a lower amount, although at the beginning it might be recommended. After you build a reputation, you can easily increase the bids without compromising the success of your work.

4. Recycle as a source of income

Have you ever considered recycling scrap metal? If yes, go ahead, develop a plan and make your idea profitable. Scrap metal recycling is so popular lately. Document yourself on the prices practised by recycling companies, and this will give you a slight idea on the work you’ll have to put in order to increase your monthly income. Gather all the useless metals that you can find around your home, including yard and attic. You are very likely to have plenty of it and not even be completely aware of this. Also, a great tip, if you decide to recycle metals, is to learn your metals. Each metal has a different recycling price, and you want to make sure that you’ll be paid accordingly. Also, another great advice is to sort, organize them, and also clean those of all the dirt. The dirt will make the recycling company to pay you less. You want to make sure that you’ll have as much as possible for the amount that you recycle.

5. Become a house-sitter

Maybe one of the easiest ways to make some extra cash is house-sitting. Consider this as a reliable option, especially if you are unemployed. You will be able to earn some generous cash for managing simple tasks such as watering the plants, collecting the main, making sure that no damage (leaking pipes, floods) occurs while the home owners are not at home and so on. You may be amazed by the increasing number of individuals that are searching for such services. This is a pretty simple technique you could use in order to increase your monthly income.

These are five simple ways in which you can make the prospect of earning some extra cash a reality. Never dismiss unconventional methods, since they might work the best. Remain open minded, and remember that wealth is a state of mind. It can be promoted and gained with the help of your mind, or simply by reprograming it. Also, keep in mind that there are other methods as well, and you should never cease your search for new ideas.

Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison is a young blogger and economics and marketing graduate. She writes about home, lifestyle and family topics and is a senior contributor to popular niche publications.