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How to Make Extra Money During the Summer

Sourabh Gupta
Earning by practicing something that you love, is what makes a summer job fascinating. Read on for really good and interesting ideas to make some extra money during summers.
During summers, people, especially the teens, get into a partying mode, spending money or going on vacations. Working to earn a little money is out of the question for them.
However, in these uncertain economic times, every penny counts and earning a little extra is a great option especially if you mix work with fun. You don't have to search for a job, rather do what you are interested in. This will not only help you enjoy earning money, but also gain expertise in what you have always liked to do.

Fun Summer Jobs

  • If you love golf or want to learn it, become a caddy for a golf course. You are definitely going to make pretty good cash from this high profile game.
  • Watering gardens takes only a few hours. When not watering gardens, opt for some other¬†work like delivering newspapers, mowing lawns, walking neighborhood pets, etc.
  • If you have a lot of things that you don't use and are lying in your backyard, hold a yard sale. Sell all the things you don't require and get money for the things you do need.
  • There are a lot of seasonal positions vacant in hotels, resorts, parks, etc. especially in summers. Many of these places hire just for the season and pay good wages.
  • If you are good at shopping and creating unusual gift ideas, specialize in a shopping service. There are organizations that offer good wages for the time-consuming task of gift selection, wrapping, and giving.
  • If you love pets, then instead of walking neighborhood pets, you can start a pet escort service. It doesn't require any investment at all. 
  • Many elderly people and working professionals don't have enough time to care for their pets. The services include walking the pet, taking it to the vet, grooming, etc.
  • Work from home. There are opportunities to become a virtual assistant, or an marketing assistant who is outsourced.
  • If you can express your thoughts well and have a good command over grammar, spelling and communication, become a freelance writer for newspaper, magazines or various websites. You can find many such writing and editing jobs daily.
  • You can offer to clean homes, during the day and offices at night. It will surely increase your profits.
  • If you are sound in studies and basic fundamental concepts, volunteer to teach kids.
  • If you know another foreign language, offer to teach it to kids or at some school. Knowing a foreign language is in demand and people will pay you well to learn it.
  • Sometimes teachers take leave from schools for various reasons. Step in and volunteer to teach till the teacher comes back. Check out with schools to see what requirements they looking out for.
  • If one is an ardent photographer with a good camera and the pictures come out uniquely well, try out photographing people's children, weddings, anniversaries, parties, etc.¬†
  • You can also upload few good pictures on appropriate sites, and get paid each time anyone uses them.
There are some summer jobs for teens also which can earn them good money. Try to get referrals from existing clients. They can help you reach out to masses and advertise your availability for a particular job. Now that you know how to make extra money during the summer, use these ideas to collect and save cash for your wishlist and have a great time!