20 Clever Ways to Boost Your Income Right Now!

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20 Clever Ways to Boost Your Income Right Now!

Want to Boost your Income and find a bit of extra money coming up to Christmas time?

2021 has been a hard year for everyone – and I don’t know anyone that can honestly say they couldn’t do with a boost in income before the silly season. So we have given you 20 clever ways to make extra money in Australia for 2021. Twenty very do-able income boosting ideas – and exactly where to go and what to do!

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1. Boost Your Income by Doing Online Surveys

Online surveys are never going to make you rich, but they are certainly a good way to make a few extra dollars without the commitment of an actual job. There are good online survey sites, and not so good online survey sites.

The average survey will pay you between 50c and $2 per survey – and with new surveys added nearly every single day – if you are consistent you can really make those dollars add up! Realistically, consistently doing online surveys as they come up can make you about $20 – $50 per month. There are even some online survey sites that pay more for in-depth surveys that may take a longer time.

The Online Survey Sites we think you should join include:

PureprofileSurvey JunkieiSurvey WorldToluna Influencers
SwagbucksInbox DollarsLifePointsOnePoll
Opinion World AustraliaOctopus GroupMyOpinionsIpos MyView

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2. Boost Your Income with Cashback Apps

There are a growing number of cashback websites now that you sign up to – and not only offer you a discount to shop with them, but they also give you a percentage of your spending back to you!

Coming up to Christmas when you are probably purchasing Christmas gifts online anyway, it’s an easy way to make a few dollars you wouldn’t have made if you didn’t use the apps.

Some of the best cashback apps include:

3. Boost Your Income By Starting a Blog

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If you are passionate about a particular topic, and can write, consider starting a blog. Blogs make money in a number of different ways. Some of the most popular ways include:

  • Selling advertising space on your blog
  • Affiliate Marketing (promoting other people’s products in exchange for a commission)
  • Do Detailed Product Reviews
  • Adsense Income (Google Adwords)
  • Ebooks

They key is to find a niche that isn’t too saturated in the market, and do a number of articles on that niche.

If you aren’t a confident writer – there are even fantastic apps and websites out there that will help you produce more content. Check out the following to see if they are a good fit for your blog:

Some profitable niches include:

  • Health and Fitness Blogs
  • Recipe Blogs (particular Vegan, Keto and Food Allergy Recipes)
  • Beauty Blogs
  • Fashion Blogs
  • Makeup Blogs
  • Pregnancy Blogs
  • Personal Finance Blogs
  • True Crime Blogs
  • Traveling with Kids
  • Kids Activities
  • Healthy Cooking

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4. Boost Your Income by Sign up to Cashback Websites

Some of the largest cashback websites include:

  • Shopback
  • Cash Rewards
  • Honey
  • Swagbucks
  • Rakuten
  • Cashback Club
  • Cashback World

5. Boost Your Income by Buying a Cheap Wholesale Product to Re-sell for a Profit

The basic principles of the oldest businesses in the world. Buy a product cheap – and sell it for a profit. Most of the time it is hard to find wholesalers. But we have a list of where to buy wholesale products – right here!

Here are the products that are trending in 2021 – and selling loads:

wholesale pearl hair accessories
Wholesale Jewellery

Wholesale Natural Amethyst Crystal Pendant Healing Quartz
Wholesale Crystals
List of Kids Clothing Wholesalers in Australia and International Suppliers
Wholesale Kids Clothing
List of Australian Fashion Wholesalers
Wholesale Fashion
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Wholesale Lingerie
Where to Buy Wholesale Vibrators to Sell at a Profit
Wholesale Vibrators and Adult Products
Where to Buy Wholesale Teeth Whitening Kits to Resell
Wholesale Teeth Whitening Kits
Where to Buy Wholesale Essential Oils
Wholesale Essential Oils
List of Wholesale Makeup Suppliers in Australia and Overseas
Wholesale Makeup

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6. Boost Your Income with Freelance Writing

If you can write, you can earn an excellent income by doing articles for websites, creating ebooks, writing ecourses and more.

7. Boost Your Income by Creating a Unique Product

If you are crafty or just have a unique idea – why not try and set up an Etsy or Madeit store and sell your creation.

I found these Sparkly Crocs on Etsy – what a great idea – and not hard to do. All it takes is a bit of imagination (and glue!).

Here are 150 other Hobby ideas that you can turn into a small business idea!

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8. Boost Your Income by Starting a Small Business

9. Boost Your Income by Asking for a Pay Rise

10. Boost Your Income with Casual Driving for Uber or Lyft

11. Boost Your Income by Creating an Online Course

12. Boost Your Income by Creating some Youtube Content

13. Boost Your Income by Doing Odd Jobs for Cash



14. Boost Your Income by Becoming a Christmas Decorator

There are crazy people out there who actually hate putting up Christmas decorations! You can charge $100+ to put up people’s Christmas Tree’s and Christmas Decorations.

If you have a flair for decorating – set up your own Decorating Facebook Page and post

Find out how to make money becoming a seasonal holiday decorator here!

Make Money Becoming a Seasonal Holiday Decorator

15. Boost Your Income with Microinvesting Apps

These microinvesting apps are highly regulated (so you won’t be taken for a ride) and are an easy way to save money without even noticing.

How they work is that they link to your bank accounts, and every time you make a purchase, they round the purchase up to the nearest dollar, and then invest that money in the stock market. You have access to your own money at all times (so you can cash it out).

But another way of making money using these apps is to refer them to friends and family. Many of them will give you $5 – $10 for every person who signs up using your unique referral code.

Here is a list of all the Microinvesting Apps we could find:

  • Raiz
  • Acorns
  • Robinhood
  • Stash Invest
  • eToro
  • FirstStep
  • Spaceship Voyager

16. Boost Your Income by Writing and Selling Ebooks

Ebooks are the most perfect product there is – because once you have created an ebook – you can sell it over and over and over again. If you aren’t much of a writer – you can use some of the writing resources above to have someone write it for you – and you just reap in the sales yourself!

We even have an Ebook on How to Write an Ebook for Profit! It shows you how to write an ebook, how to market it and all the selling platforms you can list your ebook on.

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17. Upskill So You Can Earn More

18. Create Downloadable Printables

19. Sell Your Art

20. Do Some Pet Sitting over the Christmas Period

20 Clever Ways to Boost Your Income

With many families travelling over the holiday period, many puppies and pussies are at home – all lonely. They need to be fed, watered and loved. And you can do it – for a price! A good pet sitter can make from $20 – $50 per day.

So if you love animals – and want to have fun whilst earning a few dollars, maybe pet sitting is for you!

What you will need:

  • Transport to get to the homes you will be visiting.
  • Access to the home or the pet food before the owners go away
  • A flair for animals

How much could you make?:

  • From $20 to $50 per day depending on how much time you spend with the pet and the owner’s expectations.

Where to get work?

  • Start a Pet Sitting Facebook Page and ask people to recommend you.
  • Make a flyer and drop it into your local Vet Hospital.

Well those are our 20 Clever Ways to Boost Your Income. Get started today and make more money for you and your family to enjoy this Christmas!

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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