The name of the game for people who are trying to pay off debt quickly is to make extra money. Many bloggers including myself create different posts on ways to make extra money. I seldom see any articles talking about things that people wouldn’t do to make extra cash. This post covers six things that I wouldn’t do to make extra money. I used to do one of the items on the list, but honestly, it was too time-consuming.
The first thing that I wouldn’t do to make extra money is to sell drugs. Some people see it as easy or fast money, but it’s something that I wouldn’t do. First off it’s illegal. I’m not trying to go to anyone’s jail. I enjoy my freedom. Second, selling drugs would eventually make you paranoid. You’d have to worry about getting caught by the police or a rival dealer. Finally, how could I do more damage to the community and sleep at night? Drugs have destroyed a lot of communities in this country. There is no way that I could be a part of that.
The second thing that I wouldn’t do is scam people. I hear or read about older adults getting scammed out of thousands of dollars all the time. You have to be a heartless person to do something like that. Scams come in different shapes and forms so always pay attention.
Promote or sell a product that wouldn’t help someone.
The third thing that I wouldn’t do is promote or sell a product that wouldn’t help someone. Honestly, that is one of the reasons that I’m not in the banking industry anymore. I’m not going to name the bank, but my branch in Atlanta used to be so money hungry. They used to want us to ask almost every customer to sign up for a credit card or a loan. This particular branch was on a side of town where people didn’t have the best income. What the hell do I look like trying to get a customer to sign up for a credit card when they only have $5 in their checking account and $0.60 in their savings? I wouldn’t be helping them. If anything, I would be getting them into more debt. I couldn’t do it. That’s why I left banking as soon as I could.
Get a part time job that is more strenuous than your full-time job.
The fourth thing that I wouldn’t do is get a part time job that was more strenuous than my full-time job. Your part time job is there for you to make extra money. That’s it. It makes no sense to take a PT job that leaves you more stressed out or tired than your FT job. That could lead to your performance dropping on your FT job. That’s not okay.
Rent my car
The fifth thing that I wouldn’t do to make extra money is rent my own car. I’ve had issues with a couple of cars the past few years. I don’t really trust anyone with it. I definitely wouldn’t trust a stranger with it, even if I was getting paid. Some people may be able to make decent money by renting their vehicle. To each his own.
We have made it to the final thing that I wouldn’t do for money. If you’ve been a reader for a while, you may realize that online surveys are something that I used to do. You can make money off of online surveys, but I’ve realized that the returns are too small for me. I really don’t have the time to sit at the computer and fill out a 20-30 minute survey just to receive pennies on the dollar. There are other side hustles (eBay) where you can make MUCH more money in less time. I would rather spend my time doing that.
To sum it up, the six things that I wouldn’t do to make money are sell drugs, scam people, promote or sell a product that isn’t helping people, get a strenuous PT job, rent my car or complete online surveys. Have you done any of these things to make extra money? What wouldn’t you do to make extra money? Feel free to comment below.
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