Even if you have steady employment and a decent paycheck each week, you may be looking for an opportunity to make some additional money. There are plenty of part-time jobs available, but many of them involve thankless tasks, pay very little, and offer no flexibility at all. If you are looking for something that can work around your existing schedule, there are still plenty of opportunities. Many of them are right in your own neighborhood. Other homeowners are just as busy as you and there are plenty of times they need someone to help them keep up with tasks around the house. If you have basic homecare skills and you are looking to earn some money, consider helping others with their needs. Tree trimming or tree pruning is a great option if you have the right equipment. Remember, if the branches are near electrical wires, it is always better to leave the trimming for the professionals. But if you have a neighbor that just needs a bit of work, consider pitching in.
Another option for earning some cash doing chores people would rather avoid is car washing. Many people run their vehicles through automatic washes at the gas station, but some prefer a lighter touch. If you have a neighbor who adores his car but lacks the time to wash it as frequently as he would like, consider doing this for payment. Just washing a few cars a week can earn you an extra $100 or more per month. Plus, you are out in the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine while you work.
If your neighbors have dogs, they probably spend a lot of time walking them and caring for them. In some cases, they may even come home from work during the afternoon, just to take out the dog instead of being inconvenienced in this manner, offer to walk the dog for a fee.
Another great winter way to earn extra money is by shoveling. Shoveling is hard physical labor, so many homeowners welcome the opportunity to avoid it. If you are in good shape and you want to earn some money, shoveling is a great option. You will earn extra cash and get plenty of exercise.
Finally, consider landscaping in your neighborhood for money. Every spring and fall, people want to add color to the exterior of their home. You can help them and earn extra money not only do you pick up some extra work; your neighborhood looks brighter and more welcoming when you are done. Plus, landscape work comes with built-in referrals. As your neighbors see your handiwork, they may contact you and offer you additional opportunities.