Last time, in Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money by Selling Online or Offline, I mentioned that pastors, missionaries and other Christian ministry leaders often find themselves in need of extra cash. But sometimes find it difficult to think of quick and easy ways to earn extra money that won’t take away from ministry responsibilities.
Another great way to make extra money, in addition to selling stuff, is to offer your services to others.
What Services Could You Offer?
Anything you are skilled at, know how to do, or are willing to learn how to do, can make you quick money, if you find the right people who would be willing to pay for it, at a price that is a good value for them. Here are a few ideas to get your brainstorming juices flowing:
- Pre-marital counseling
- Music lessons
- House cleaning
- Dog walking
- Snow removal
- Lawn care
- Graphic design
- Web design
- Wood cutting
- Clean homes or offices
- Power washing
- Home winterizing
- Spring/Fall yard clean up
- Car cleaning & detailing
- Personal shopping
- Anything for senior citizens
- Anything “green”
Please note that for some of these, you may need a license. You should consult your municipality, an attorney or accountant for help.
How to Promote Your Services
The key to making money by offering your services is to get your name and service in front of the people who would be most likely to hire you. Here are a few ways to do that:
- Place ads in the local newspaper or shopper’s guide
- Post ads on bulletin boards around town.
- Post ads on Craigslist, an online version of local classified ads.
- Word of mouth. Ask your friends to spread the word.
- Create flyers or business cards to display in local businesses.