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4 Ways You Can Make Money Without Any Professional Qualifications

Everyone wants free money.

We have been told all our lives that making money requires hard work and a graduate degree in our meritocratic society.

Then again, there are those who make millions only having knowledge of basic literacy. There are many legitimate ways to make money on the side.

You don’t need to incur debt going to college and then waste your life away at a 9 to 5 job. Sure, there are certain positions you can get with a good education. But if you need to make some quick cash, you can do it without knowing trigonometry.

You might want some extra cash to complement a regular income. You could be a homemaker who won’t mind earning cash from home. In any case, here are a number of ways you can make money without any professional qualifications:

1.     Rent Out a Property

If you are a homeowner, then you are already sitting on a pile of money. Your home is the most valuable asset that you have. It’s also not something that simply sucks money out of your pocket. Owning a home can be expensive. You have to pay mortgage, repair bills, and so on. But a house can earn you money as well.

The best way to squeeze cash out of your home is to rent it out in part or full. If you own multiple properties, you can easily live in one and rent or lease the rest. If you only have one property to call home, you can still rent. Make some minor adjustments to the basement or a spare room. You will be able to earn a couple of hundred dollars per month by renting. You don’t need a degree to become a successful proprietor.

2.     Invest

Investing is the best way to earn a passive income. Regardless of popular belief, investors do not need fancy degrees in finance to make money. You will need some initial capital, which you can acquire by saving, taking out a loan, or by selling a valuable like a car. Then, search online for tutorials on basic investing. Research the markets you would like to invest in as well. You can also entrust your money to a professional investor, like a hedge fund, for a commission on your profits.

3.     Sell Old Things and Valuables Around the House

One of the fastest and easiest ways to make money is to sell valuable things you find around the house. Scour the attic for antiques your grandparents might have left. You can check your old comic book collection for rare editions that might score thousands of dollars on eBay. Old furniture you don’t want any more can be sold for a good amount of money as well. Then, don’t replace it. Embrace minimalism.

4.     Sell Your Talents

Don’t forget that you can use your talents to make money. If you can paint, sing, sew, dance, write, or sculpt, you can earn right from your home thanks to the internet. Make your own unique creations, and sell them online to earn several hundred extra dollars per month. Who knows, your efforts could grow into a full-fledged business one day.

Be inspired by the above suggestions. If you need cash right away, use one of the above suggestions to start making money.

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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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