1. Get a part-time job
Okay, so the chances are if you’re not in full-time education you’ll already have a job. However one of the more obvious options out there to make a little extra cash is getting a part-time job. Some part-time jobs such as becoming a referee would work well for those who already have full-time job, as well as those in education. However to enrol yourself on the course (4 day course) it will cost you around £120, plus an additional £60-80 for the kit, whistles, and flags etc; and for those wondering it pays about £14 per game, then £24 per game beyond U11s (when offsides are introduced).
Another more abstract option is to become a lifeguard. Similar to becoming a referee you need to undergo a course. (The course is 5 days) The NPLQ will cost you around £250, but you will make it back! (if you find a job) as it pays around £9 an hour in council run leisure centres. Don’t fancy dishing out for a course? No problem, you can obviously go the more traditional route of applying for a normal part-time job. However in this day and age it seems to be who you know that matters, rather than what you know. Meaning that you should ask around the family if they know of anyone before you go wandering around the city handing out CVs then jumping on indeed.
2. Jobs on Fivesquid
This ones perfect for those who are quite handy at WordPress, design, writing CVs or anything else along those lines. If you’ve never heard of Fivesquid, it is basically little jobs that people will do for anything between £5-50 depending on the size of the task at hand. People do all sorts from fixing problems on WordPress, managing social media for a fixed amount of time, and even designing logos (the ladslife logo was designed from Fivesquid). At first it will be slow, but as your reputation rises you rise further up the list, meaning you’ll get more and more orders. Got the patience? Give it a go!
3. Start your own blog
Now many will argue that money should not be the reason for you starting your own blog. And they’d be right. If you’re not passionate about it, you won’t stick to it. However, with that being said, some of the popular blogs out there make hundreds of thousands each month, through monetizing their website. Such blogs are the Huffington post, TechCrunch and Joe.co.uk. If you’re going to go down this route, be aware that it usually takes time for a blog to become profitable; and a good blog takes investment. If you succeed however, you’ll have a passive income for years to come.
4. Become a delivery driver/rider
Not all delivery men were created equal, some drive cars, others scooters, and the gentlemen down at Deliveroo ride push bikes. You’ve probably seen who I’m on about, right? The gentleman riding through town with a large cube shaped back pack. As ridiculous as these fellas may look some riders make up to £16 an hour for simply riding to and from! Simple right? You will likely have to live in the city however as that is where the company operates, but it is an excellent option. You work only when you can (basically self-employed) and get fit whilst doing so! Fancy giving it a try? Sign up here: https://deliveroo.co.uk/careers
5. Dog walking
ANYONE can walk dogs (unless you’re allergic) so this one is appropriate to anyone looking for a little extra cash. Fortunately for us, not everyone has the time (or can be bothered) to walk their dogs, and therefore they get others to do so. Think of how much free time you may have? You can bag yourself around £6 an hour (per dog in some cases!) for simply taking the dogs on a nice long walk. Animals your thing? Use websites such as Bark and Tailster to get yourself some customers, and start earning some easy cash.
Where to next? Why not check out the top 5 fitness challenges!