What do most of us do when we have a hard time paying our monthly home expenses? We look for other ways to earn income, like getting a second job that puts a strain on our schedule or scrambling to find side gigs that’ll garner extra cash.
Where do most of us fail to look in terms of earning more income? At the very place we are living in, which could be the biggest money-maker of all.
Thanks to the Internet, there are many ways to convert your home into a money-making vehicle. Let’s take a look at some now, so you can start earning soon.
1. Let film companies shoot movies in your home.
You don’t have to own a Hollywood mansion to have it make money as a film location. You just have to list it on a site like FilmLocationsWanted and see what pops up.
Movie companies are always scouting locations to use as backdrops for their films. If you’ve ever seen a movie, you know not every scene is in a super lush landscape, so don’t be afraid to list your home.
Are major movie companies the only ones seeking places to film? No, as local companies could be scouring the Web as well.
In other words, list your home locally. You never know who could come calling with cash that could help you pay the rent.
As a side note, FilmLocationsWanted.com is just one site where you can seek such a gig. Search for the film commission website in your state, and you can find more.
2. Have others pay to park at your home.
Do you live near a concert venue or a stadium? Is parking at a premium in your city? Either way, you could turn that parking situation into extra income by listing your home on a site like Pavemint or CurbFlip.
You should check with your city or homeowner’s association to make sure that renting parking space is okay first. If it is, you’d be surprised at what people are willing to pay for this service.
Do you always have to be home to rent out parking spaces? Not at all, which is what makes this an excellent money-making venture if you’re usually on the road.
Rent out space when you’re not using it, and it’ll be like earning cash on autopilot.
3. Convert your yard into a campsite.
If you live in the great wide open, you could make cash as an unofficial campsite.
List your camping space on Airbnb or Gamping.com, and you may start earning easy supplemental income soon.
Do you need acres of land to qualify? No, as even enough room to pitch a tent in your backyard could suffice.
4. Transform your unused space into a storage unit.
Professional storage units can cost quite the pretty penny. Still, people need space to store their stuff, which is why you can turn that demand into extra monthly income.
List your garage, attic, or any unused space on a site like StoreWithMe or StoreAtMyHouse, and you could watch your bank account grow with hardly any work.