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Have you been wondering how you might be able to make some extra cash around the holidays, or all year round? Maybe you’re wanting to save up for that special trip abroad, a gift for someone or just to have some extra money around so you can feel more secure in the event of unexpected costs coming up. It’s never nice to struggle for money, especially when you have bills to pay an events to plan, so having extra money to hand is a great way to alleviate worries. Here are some useful ways you can make some extra money before the holiday season kicks into high gear to ensure you have more than you need now, and in the months to come. Whether you’re wondering ‘What is Forex trading?‘ or you’re keen to make money on the side through freelancing, we have some great information you should follow to help save and make money. 

Forex Trading 

Forex trading is the trading of foreign currencies. It literally means “Foreign exchange” and is the process in which currencies of all kinds are bought and sold as investments. This can be a fairly straightforward way to make money – speculate on currency pairs between two countries and sell when your market share goes up. The most commonly traded currencies and currency pairs are USD and Euro, so this is a good place to start to get a feel for how forex trading works. If you’re new to the world of trading, you can open a demo account to help learn the ropes before spending real money on trades. This is advantageous to learning how forex trading works and to get a handle on concepts such as base currencies, quote currencies and other terminology and how this type of trading works.

Freelancing

Freelancing is one of the best ways to make extra money if you’re able. Many people around the world today freelance on the side or as their main source of income, and for good reason. The freedom and flexibility that freelancing offers is second to none – you can work when you want, however much you want and for who you want, helping you to cultivate an ideal working environment and schedule. Freelancing can be done on a whole variety of avenues – from graphic design to writing, webdesign to teaching English. It just depends where your skills lie and how dedicated you are to taking the time to cultivate a good client base. 

Selling Unused Items

Make way for more things. Just kidding, but clearing out the attic, basement or storage units and selling what you no longer use or need is a great way to get extra cash while freeing up space in your home. If you don’t need old electronics, why not sell them and see what kind of money can be made, especially if they’re collectibles and you know a good avenue through which to sell them. Check out sites like eBay, Music Magpie in the UK and sites of similar nature to see how people will pay good cash to buy your old, unused items. 

So if you’re looking for some new ways to make extra cash this winter, hopefully this article will help give you some ideas. Enjoy!