The recession has hit many families in the UK hard, leaving many of us struggling to pay the bills on time or going without the little luxuries in life we enjoy. If you are struggling to keep on top of your finances, there are ways in which you can earn some extra cash. Below are some simple ways you can earn a few quid and improve your finances in the midst of the recession.

  1. Sell old books
    If you are a bookworm and have lots of used books lying around, you could make cash by selling them online. There are many online marketplaces for books. Always check your books carefully before selling as, if you have any first editions of popular books, you could be sitting on a small fortune.
  2. Sell your mobile
    If you have any old mobile phones lying around, selling them to a company like us, here at Mazuma Mobile, who will recycle mobile phones for cash is a great way to earn some extra cash. Selling your mobile for recycling is a quick and simple process which could see you with some much needed money in your pocket in a matter of days.
  3. Sell unwanted clutter at a car boot sale
    Car boot sales are still popular in the UK. It is likely you will be able to find one close to you at any time. Car boots are a great way to get rid of any unwanted items you have accumulated over the years. If you have lots to sell, you could make a tidy sum this way.
  4. Sell Your phone.
    Selling old mobile phones for cash is becoming increasingly popular. It’s actually pretty easy too. All you need to do is find a website or company that offers you cash for recycling your mobile phone. There are many of these out there that will take old mobiles for cash.
  5. Sell your junk on Ebay.
    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is especially true of vintage and collectable items like books, toys, figurines, and art. Why not see what random stuff you have in your attic or closet that you really don’t need and start listing today?
  6. Do craft fairs.
    A lot of people sell handmade items at craft fairs on the weekends to make a little extra cash. Know how to knit? Why not do up some scarf and hat sets for the winter season? Or maybe you like to sew? You could make Christmas ornaments or toys.
  7. Sell stuff on Facebook.
    After all, you have what, 500 friends? Why not see how many of them will take some of your old junk off you? You’d be amazed how many people will grapple for the opportunity to buy something for cheap. Add photos and put the asking price in the caption.

Written by Mazuma

Mazuma Mobile is the UK's most trusted mobile phone recycling service.

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