These days, living in Mzansi and relying on your day job to make ends meet is not enough. As the cost of living in SA continues to inch upwards, many people are struggling to keep money in their savings accounts, pay off debt or save for retirement.

Fortunately, there are ways to make a bit of extra cash.

Here are just a few ways you can make more money living in Mzansi:

1.Sell second-hand Stuff

A lot of people have a lot of success selling their second-hand stuff . Weather it is just decluttering or getting rid of unwanted things, selling your second hand goods is a great idea to make some extra cash.

2. RENT OUT A SPARE ROOM OR GRANNY FLAT

If you have a spare room or granny flat that you rarely make use of, you could earn extra money by renting it out to holiday-makers and business travelers.

3. FREELANCE ONLINE

There are plenty of freelance marketplace websites that offer a platform for employers and employees to negotiate a deal on work that could fetch a flat fee or pay by the hour.

4. JOIN AN AGENCY

Agencies such as RecruitMyMom have flourished because of an increasing need for flexibility and the ability to work from home.

5. START YOUR OWN BLOG

By blogging, it’s possible to make money through advertising, sponsored posts, brand collaborations, affiliate links, product and service reviews, giveaways and sponsored social-media posts.

6. MAKE MONEY OFF YOUR HOBBY

If you love Arts and crafts, if you can knit, sew and crochet, for example – you could make things like clothes and blankets and sell them online through classified websites, Social-media sites also have a number of groups where mums in particular can do business and advertise their services.

7. ANSWER SURVEYS OR DO MICRO JOBS

Companies need information all the time and you could earn money by giving it to them. There are several sites that offer you cash and other rewards for regularly answering surveys.

Then there are things like :

  • Online market trading
  • Start your own website
  • Review websites & apps for cash
  • Write and publish a Kindle eBook
  • Become a delivery rider or driver recycling

Be sure to try these great ways to help make some extra cash to pay just a few off your debit or accounts you struggle with .