Creative Summer Earning with Tasks You Enjoy

Now that summer break is in full swing, you may be dreaming of ways to enjoy some holidays, but you can’t seem to find a way to come up with enough extra cash.

For modern families who are living in the middle of hectic work weeks and juggling parenting duties, taking a family vacation may seem virtually impossible.

With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can turn your favorite activities, like watching the pets, into a cash-generating enterprise that lets you have fun while earning much-needed money.

Whether you’re staying at home with the kids this summer or busy in the work force here are four exciting ways to augment your bankroll this summer.

Finding Free Household Goods

If you’re interested in saving money while finding new or pre-owned appliances, clothes, and furnishings, you can enjoy the benefits of the Internet.

With numerous community bulletin boards, you can even find free home essentials that let you save money. At Freecycle, you can find more creative ideas and learn how to furnish your home on a budget.


If you’re an animal lover like I am, you’ll really enjoy this great idea. Because most of us have friends and family members who travel for several weeks during the summer and need a reliable place to keep their pets safe, boarding dogs (a great site!) is a great way to help others while earning money. In addition, you get to meet new pets and have plenty of time to enjoy their company.

Sell Your Old Stuff

Getting rid of old items in your home or apartment is a great way to reduce clutter while earning a few extra dollars. With eBay or other Internet classified sites, you can find local families who need your things and make money while helping others.

Dump the Bottled Water

Many people are unsure just how much money that is spent in the course of a year paying for bottled water. While a host of myths swirl around about drinking bottled water, the truth is that tap water contains the essential minerals and trace ingredients that our bodies need to function their best.

If you’re only drinking bottled water, you’re missing out on these things and could be seriously hampering your health. According to The Water Project, you can keep the planet cleaner and save money by reusing your plastic water bottles and filling them from the tap.

Learning how to creatively make money is a great way to earn the cash that’s needed for a summer vacation or a holiday away from the kids!

Shaye is a single mom that has a passion for family, budgeting, healthy living, fitness, and travel. She loves finding new ways to cook healthier and stay fit, all while doing it on a budget. She has a beautiful son and one eccentric dog, but wouldn’t have it any other way.. Follow her blog at!

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