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Breathing Room: Ideas to Make Some Cash on the Side.

January 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comThere will be a point in everybody’s life where they find themselves suffocated by financial unease. This can range from the miniscule to the major and have negative implications for your future.

When you find yourself closed in, with the space seeming to get ever tighter, it can be a challenge to think of a quick way out. However, the number of options for helping people out of money troubles quickly has increased vastly in recent years.

While these solutions may not solve everything overnight, they will give you at least a little breathing room and allow you time to consider what your next step is.


Starting a business may seem like a lot of hard work with little chance of reward, but being your own boss will give you the freedom you have always dreamed of. This sort of business can be anything you want, but it is essential to do research and find a gap in any market that you might be able to take advantage of.

But starting a business costs money. Therefore, many people just starting out elect to apply for fast loans, just to ease them through that first week or so and cover any unforeseen expenses that might have arisen during logo, web, or portfolio design.


We all have something that we are good at. If you feel particularly adept at something like music or martial arts or painting, then why not consider selling this skill and make some money while you do it.

The advent of the internet age has given us the opportunity to reach people all over the world, and so there will always be somebody out there who will pay for you to teach them something they’ve always wanted to do. Many people choose to teach private lessons, such as piano, while others elect to sell their art online.

Whatever your vocation, sharing your knowledge with the next generation of musicians, artists, and more will inspire and allow the craft to continue for many years more.


Take a look around your house. There are probably a whole number of things that you’ve had for years and don’t use anymore. You might have even forgotten they existed until this very moment. All these are doing is taking up valuable space in your home and, unless you feel the hoarding label looks good on you (tip: it never does), you’re going to want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Every house has that drawer or cupboard that is just jam-packed full of old electronics, old toys, old sports equipment and more. So consider looking for ways to sell it off quickly to bring in a bit of extra cash. You can find a plethora of platforms that allow you to do this and you never know, you might find that your trash is truly another man’s treasure,


Nobody wants to deal with financial panic, but it is bound to crop up at some point in your life. Ensuring that you have a plan to help you through, even if just for the first week, will save you the stress and anxiety and sleepless nights that plague economic troubles and allow you to breathe easy.  

Staff Writer; Peter Jones

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