It is difficult to keep on top of your expenses and more Australians are turning to alternative ways to earn some extra cash on top of their existing jobs.
According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics the average wage of Australians a year is just over $60,000 and the average weekly wage is at $1164.60.
Despite an overall wage increase of 2.2 per cent, we still seem to be picking up odd-jobs for some extra cash on the side.
The Daily Mail has compiled a list of what Australians are doing to earn more money and suits their nine to five job.
The ride sharing app launched in Australia in 2012 since then more Australians have become Uber drivers as a way to earn some extra money. The hours are flexible and the the app is easy to navigate. The requirements are simple and you can start driving after you’re security checks are cleared. Uber drivers can earn up to $40 dollars per hour before the 25 per cent cut from the company.
Uber drivers can earn up to $40 dollars per hour before the 25 per cent cut from the company
2. Dog walking
Most likely the most satisfying way to earn extra money if you like the company of animals and need a little more exercise. Dog walking can be done anywhere with some families charging up to $120 to walk their canine six times a week. Dog walking doesn’t usually pay much with Gumtree and Airtasker offering as little as ten dollars for the services.
Some families can charge up to $120 a week to walk their dog six times a week
There is no limit to how you can make money with Airtasker if you are particularly handy in the garden, don’t mind delivering or removing furniture or you skilled in the culinary area. You can chose what price you will work for or what fares you can accept. All you need to do is register what you will do for the company and you will begin to be sent requests for your work.
Websites such as Airtasker and Gumtree can get your services to different clients across the nation
4. House cleaning
With websites such as Airtasker and Gumtree taking up the odd job cleaning a house is easy. You can determine the price you will work for per hour and could create a regular client base. You can also join websites such as House Proud Cleaning that can set you up with them but it is less casual work and isn’t as much on your time.
5. Reselling second hand items
If you enjoy digging around second-hand stores and charity shops or just have some extra item around the house more Australian’s are spending a day out at their local market selling their items. the cost of a space at a market varies and can reach up to $120.
Markets can be quite hit and miss to sell your pre-loved items with stalls costing up to $120 per space
6. Reselling Online
Depop is an app where you can buy and sell second hand clothing and accessories. The virtual market place charges 10 per cent as soon as you sell your listed item. It’s not an easy task and you have to dedicate some time to finding the items. Ebay is another was to sell second hand. The company takes 10.9 per cent for sold items including postage. If you have your own second hand items you can also join ‘buy and sell’ Facebook groups that specialise in second hand items in the area just like Gumtree and have no fee to sell.
7. Facebook pre-cooked meals
If cooking is your calling and you always make extra that goes to waste you can also sell your pre-cooked meals on local community groups asking for a set price. You could either deliver the food or get them to collect.
Australian’s can be paid up to $150 for an hour-long survey on advertising and business engagement.
8. Market research
Businesses and service providers are always after consumer products and services for their advertisement. These surveys can be taken online and you can earn anywhere from $50 to $150 dollars per session.
9. Washing and ironing services
Similar to house cleaning, washing and ironing services can be found on Gumtree and on Facebook community groups. You can decide the wage you home to earn and how frequently to do it. You can offer pick-up and delivering services for a more money.
10. Mystery shopping
Mystery Shoppers get assigned jobs to go to specific shop and critique the customer service in store. The pay off isn’t huge with most jobs only being around $20 to rate their service. It’s easy to get a role as a mystery shopper with the jobs popping up regularly on Seek.