The economy is in shambles. Plenty of people are unemployed, about one in ten. And those that are aren't making nearly as much money as they could. More people than ever are on food stamps, and the amount of welfare payments has never been higher. If there's ever been a time where more people are in desperate need of some extra cash, it's now.
Since you are reading this, you likely do need some cash. Sure, you may have enough to buy food and even might be able to pay the rent on time. But life is much more than merely surviving. After you pay the bare necessities, you've got save some for the future. And after you save some for the future, you've got to be able to enjoy life a little bit. After all, disposable income, the money you've got left over after you pay your bills and stick some in the bank, is a large part of the economy.
So how do you get more money? Well, the idea of having a job as your sole source of income is going the way of the dodo bird. Many people are working part time, odd jobs, and even making money on the Internet. There are plenty of ways these days to supplement your income. Take a minute now and think of what kinds of things you could do for others. If you were to walk up and down your neighborhood and talk to your neighbors, what kinds of services could you provide for them?
While this may not be the best way to start, it will get you thinking in the right direction. Many people make a couple extra hundred bucks online. Whatever you can do decently, there's probably plenty of people out there that will pay you to do it. Sure, you won't get rich, but you'll maybe be able to save up enough cash to buy yourself something nice.
You might be able to sell some of your stuff. Set up a good looking page on Ebay and start selling stuff. Many people easily sell stuff online and make a decent living. Just find some things for sale in your neighborhood, maybe at a thrift store or a flea market, and then sell them on Ebay. You never know what people would willingly pay for.
Once you get in the mindset of thinking outside the box, you'll find plenty of ways to get more money. And that way, you'll be able to live the life of your dreams.