We already have a job. But as there is no increase in sight, why not round off the end of the month? Testimonials from those who found how to find money easily.
I did not know the crowdshipping – the fact of being delivered by a stranger – before clicking by chance on a pub on Jweby, a site that was looking for “deliverymen”. I often go to Spain, my family lives there, and I travel to Europe for work, in short I move a lot. So why not?
A little game early, I create my account, I register the dates of my travels and I set my own prices, not too high if I want it to work: 0 € for an urgent courier to deliver in the day, 20 € for a package of clothes …Obviously, orders do not fall right away.
But the first, after a month, causes the following because my profile is well noted. It suits me because it’s simple: in order not to waste time, I collect and deliver parcels at the airport, and I only accept open packages to be sure I do not carry anything. My earnings: 80 € per month on average. They are transferred to my Jweby kitty, I use them to give me travel souvenirs or to treat me to duty free.
For my wedding, zapping on wedding invitation and deco sites, I’m horrified by the prices. As I am quite good at everything manual, I decide to make the decoration myself, for fifty people. I watch tutorials on the internet, I take a woodcut class …
And I’m doing well! I draw the announcements, I use driftwood for the mark-squares, scraps of fabric for the pennants … Every day, everyone is amazed. Compliments motivate me. It makes me think and I start. My job allows me to be available at 18 hours, I start to create other objects, a dozen. A few boxes for gifts, frames for photos … I put them online on a classifieds site, I expose them in garage sales on weekends.
For a year, I just made a few euros, until a couple of friends
contacted me to order: remembering what I had done for mine, they want me to
take care of the whole deco of their wedding on the theme of the beach. My first
big order. My earnings: They paid all the material and I asked for 300 € for my
work. We got a sofa!
Make Ephemeral Tattoos
Night market, one night on vacation, two girls offer glittering tattoos, fairies and balloons on their hands to kids. It’s a tilt: the same thing for adults, with, instead of fairies, logos of luxury brands or figures like Master Yoda. To go in the evening, it would be great.
I want a concept … So I’m looking for the right material: a cosmetic glue, glitter of all colors and especially the ideal paper for my stencils. I train on my girlfriends and once I master technique, I create a Bimbo Tattoo account on Facebook and Instagram.
A friend’s friend spots the photos: she organizes an evening in her shop and would like me to set up a workshop. That night, I tattoo strangers for the first time. I was recontacted for the launch of a fanzine. From a dressing room to a birthday party, I now have two to three events a month. My earnings: By deducting the price of the material, I am about 75 € each time. I do not try to make a living, I work, but after a workshop, I have some tickets for my weekend outings.
Cooking For Strangers
VizEat connects tourists or natives who want to dine at home. I cook well, my roommates are leaving and we have a major asset: a large terrace. We sign up. Some profiles present themed meals, worthy of “Almost perfect dinner”, others, menus of pros. We will never be able to compete with a 3-star. We put rather on our good mood … and our famous terrace.
We saw it right: last month, it was she who seduced our first guests, a group of girlfriends who were celebrating a bachelor party. Our winnings: For this evening, deducting the price of the ingredients, we collected € 80, which we finally left in a common pot for the roommate. We intend to start again, managing requests according to our schedules: we do not want it to become a constraint.
Put Your Home On Airbnb
I live in La Rochelle, but when my boss offers me to supervise the opening of a shop for eight weeks in Montpellier, I do not hesitate a second. It supports on-site hosting, but I still have to pay my rent here. I feel like I’m wasting my money …
I Feel Like I’m Wasting My Money
For my girlfriends, an empty two-room apartment in the center of La Rochelle, it’s more of a way to win: “Put it on Airbnb! “In three minutes, I do the math: renting his apartment at 40 € per night, it would … 2,240 € in eight weeks!
My owner, who is also my aunt and who owns the entire building, agrees. To do well, I look after the announcement: in addition to a detailed presentation, I make a request to the site for a photographer pro shoot the apartment. I quickly have requests but to be quiet, I organize first appointments on Skype, just to know the tenants better. A few days before my departure, everything is planned: ten days of rental to a couple, a weekend to Italian and two weeks to a student who does an internship at the aquarium of the city.
I gather my stuff in the dressing room, I leave the wifi code
and the notice of the oven in sight … For the keys, I have a deal with my
neighbor: she welcomes my “guests” and calls me in case of trouble. And then my
aunt is not far either. My earnings: I did not rent my flat non-stop for eight
weeks … But I still made € 1,100. Not so bad ! I will start again.
Provide A Concierge Service
It’s a girlfriend who makes me discover Welkeys. The principle is simple: to be paid to manage the delivery of leased apartment keys to sites like Airbnb. In six months, she won € 500. More than enough to make me want to try. Registration on the site is free, but I must provide ID and a clean criminal record, and then have an interview. Quickly, I landed my first mission: a couple who sublets his two-room during the holidays.
When the tenants arrive, I just have to give them the keys. And when they leave, check that they have not brought the hi-fi system. I spend a lot of time checking the details, I do not want to make any mistakes … And little by little, I know how to go fast, not to miss anything.
Today, as I have good contacts with different owners, my
profile is well noted and the requests are more and more regular. My studies
leave me a lot of free time, so in addition to handing the keys, I also do some
housework and I bring clean clothes in the apartment. It is planned by Welkeys:
the more I do, the more I am paid. My earnings: 350 € in three months. All
transactions are done via the site, it is simple and secure. And I do not intend
During the day, I am project manager, but in the evenings and weekends, I create jewels. Two years ago, when I bought a pair of earrings, I clicked: I’m sure I could make them myself. I learn about materials, I try and very quickly, it becomes a passion.
But a passion that is expensive. Fine stones, tools … I have to finance the equipment, and the few orders from my girlfriends are not enough. So I’m doing research to launch my online sales site. It seems complicated, until I discover Etsy. This is what I need: immediate visibility around the world and a back office where I can manage my page easily. I create my brand, Mitsy Sunday, and little by little, the first requests arrive.
My earnings: € 4,000 over one year … that I reinvest almost entirely in raw materials. Without this money, making my jewelry would cost me too much. But thanks to this turnover, I can have fun without feeling guilty.
Rent Your Cellar
When I move into my apartment, I discover a huge cellar, which I almost do not use. Today, we exchange everything: his sofa, his drill and even his toilet, so I’m sure I can do something in this space. I inquire on the internet: via the site Ouistock, you can rent his garage or cellar to individuals. In chatting with a counselor, I learn that the registration is free and that I just have to declare the rental tax.
I start: I describe my cellar, set a price based on other offers and I wait for the proposals … Nothing for weeks. I end up zapping, until I receive a request. Eric, a student from my neighborhood, is going to Beijing for six months and is looking for a furniture storage. My earnings: I receive his transfer every month, or 450 € for six months rental. I hope to find a replacement on his return.