6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately
PEDESTRIAN.TV has teamed up with Containers for Change to get Queenslanders exchanging their containers for cash.

You’ve probably heard it a million times this year; times are tough and purse strings are tight right now – not in a fun way. Thanks to a lovely combination of super inflation and wage stagnation (did they mean to make it rhyme?) your take-home pay probably isn’t stretching as far anymore. 

And yes, we’ve all heard the advice to cut back on our Netflix subscriptions and iced lattes but they are the things that make life worth living, dammit. Rather than telling you to cut back on spending, I’ve sussed out a bunch of handy ways to earn more. Because Mo’ Money Less Problems, I say.

Tutor The Future

Are you really good at something? Or, do you have the mathematics and reading skills of a child? Then, you’re in luck! There are a whole bunch of websites like Super Prof and Care that let you sign up to their platforms so you can begin teaching those little bundles of joy. As well as spreading knowledge to future generations, you can also make some serious coin on the side.

6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately

Exchange Your Trash For Treasure

If you’re a Queenslander then 1) I’m jealous of you but 2) you can actually exchange your empty containers for real-life dollars and cents. Containers for Change is a recycling scheme where for every (eligible) container you recycle at a container refund point, you’ll receive 10 cents. 

‘What can I buy for 10 cents in this economy?!’ I hear you ask. Well, we all know that those recycling bins are stacked full by the end of the week or month (especially if you’ve thrown a shindig). Gather up your containers and you’ll have some dollars to contribute to your summer fun fund. 

I mean, they’d be going in the bin for free anyway? You may as well start up a piggy bank with the change, right? Plus, you’re also doing a solid for the environment. Search Containers for Change to find a refund point near you, Queenslanders.

6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately

Please Sell Your Crap 

As the wise Marie Kondo once said, get rid of anything in your space that doesn’t spark joy. Did you start a lockdown hobby that you’ve since dropped? (I’m looking at you, roller skaters). Got some old clothes or furniture that just don’t match your vibe anymore? Sell it, baby. Pop it up on resale sites such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or Depop and watch the dollars trickle in.

6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately

Rent Out Your Wheels

Are you someone who only uses your car once a week? Or even less? There are platforms out there that can help you to rent your wheels to a person who needs them. Whether it’s a tourist getting around or someone just needing to drive to an appointment, you can be a good samaritan whilst also earning some nice dollarydoos. Uber Car Share (previously Car Next Door) can help you to rent your car by the hour, day, week, or month. Nice.

6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately

Complete Some Surveys 

Yes, it may not be the most exciting thing in the world but people will pay good money to hear your thoughts. Online surveys vary in time and price (sometimes they can pay you in gift vouchers) but they can be done from the comfort of your own home. Earning cash whilst wearing a face mask in bed? Yes, please.

6 Handy Ways To Make Some Coin If Your Fun Budget Has Been Cut Lately