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Are You Sitting On A Gold Mine Without Even Knowing It?

May 24, 2018

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When money is tight and youโ€™re looking for ways to top up your income, it can often be difficult to work out what youโ€™re going to do. When youโ€™re pretty much maxing out your paycheck and your bills donโ€™t seem to be slowing down, you can feel at a loss. Maybe youโ€™ve even got yourself a second job, but youโ€™re still feeling the pinch? When this is the case, you really do need to make sure that youโ€™re exhausting all of your options. One that you probably havenโ€™t even realised is an option will be your home. And it can sound a little crazy, but when it comes to where you live, youโ€™ll often be sitting on a gold mine. So letโ€™s take a look at how you can make some extra money from your home.

Make money from your home - how to boost your income just by utilising your home at

1. Spare Room

First of all, when you have a spare room, this is always going to be a great place to start. Even if right now itโ€™s a storage space, or you have it all set up as a bedroom, you can earn some extra cash this way. Renting out a room isnโ€™t something that we all immediately think about doing, nor is it something that we want to do, but it is often a great way to earn quite a bit more each month. You could do short lets with something like Airbnb or take in a regular lodger.

2. Garage Space

Next, if you have a garage and you donโ€™t really use it, again youโ€™re missing out on extra earnings. There are people out there who would love to have their own garage to store their car in, but their property doesnโ€™t have one. So, often, theyโ€™ll be looking for a garage to rent. If you can clean yours up, again you can make a few hundred bucks this way.

3. Valuable Antiques

You may not know it, but there could be things lying around the house or in storage that are actually worth something. From old homewares and jewellery to toys and games, you could make money by selling some really old stuff. Take a look into iconic toys and what they’re worth now, get jewellery valued, and take your homewares to a lot sale. You never know how much you could make this way.

4. Renewable Energy

Another great way to make money, or at least bring down the cost of your bills, is to look into generating energy. You can often sell this back to the grid which then cancels out the cost of the energy bills that youโ€™re paying to keep your home running.

5. Extension Possibilities

And finally, you could also look to add value to your home with an extension. So, this will require you to put some money down, but if you then can make a few thousand or tens of thousands on the cost of your house, itโ€™s going to be worth it. So speak to an expert to see what your home could be worth and work out how to add value in the most cost-effective way.


  • Samantha Donnelly

    May 26, 2018 at 9:32 am

    ,Great ideas here, this is something I really do not think about. I have also known people to rent out their driveaways to communtors during the week x

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