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18 ways to make extra money!

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - So, who doesn't need a little extra money in their wallets these days? Well, how about finding an extra job that could bring in at least $100 a month!

We discovered, there are plenty of ways to cash in!

"I make handmade greeting cards.  There's only so many that you can make and give away to your family and friends!"

That's why Kristi Schurr decided to turn her craft into cash.  She's been selling her cards online at a site called etsy.com for about a year now.

"I ship all over the world, I have customers in Australia, Singapore, England, Germany," says Schurr, owner of Red Bird Road Design in Columbus.

Schurr works from a home office, which looks more like a craft store!  She sells cards in just about every color, some with very, intricate designs, all bringing in extra dollars.

"A really good month, would be about $500 to $800," says Schurr who sells her cards from anywhere from $4 to $10.

We discovered crafting is just one way consumers can make some extra cash.  Check out this list compiled my MSN Money:

  1. Crafting
  2. Teaching music lessons
  3. Pet sitter
  4. Seamstress
  5. Teaching online
  6. Referee
  7. Web site designer
  8. Bartender
  9. Waiter/Waitress
  10. Artist
  11. Blackjack Dealer
  12. Bookseller
  13. Coach
  14. Freelance Writer
  15. Odd Jobs
  16. Organizers
  17. Survey Taker
  18. Text Researcher

Experts say any of these gigs could add at least another $100 to your bank account per month.

For Kristi Schurr, creativity is paying off.

"It didn't occur to me until I just stumbled upon the site, I thought gosh, I could be doing this for a little extra money, just to help out around the house."

We want to know what you're doing to bring in extra cash around the house! Post your comments here, or send an email to consumerwatch@wtvm.com.

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