5 Ways to Make Extra Money to Buy Your First Home

Services for Real Estate Pros with Projects By Shawn LLC

Purchasing my first home was the scariest, most stressful, and most fulfilling thing I have ever done. For most first time home buyers it one of the most important purchases we will ever make and we are the least prepared for.


Do I have enough money? Is my credit score good enough?  Am I picking the right house? These are all questions that plagued homebuyers.  Not to mention the extra questions that you ask yourself if you have kids.  It can be completely overwhelming.


Money is one of the first hurdles homebuyers have to face.  It's great to have money saved up for the home buying process. However, in many cases, you have to come up with more money than planned.  


But how?


In this blog post, I'm going to share a few ways to make extra money to help you through the home buying process. By incorporating these tips with frugal living you'll be in your new home in no time.


 5 Ways to Make Extra Money


5 Ways to Make Extra Money


#1 Online Surveys – Completing surveys can help you earn small amounts of cash to add to your home purchase savings. Sign up for Inbox dollars and do a few surveys each night.


#2 Teach English – Did you know that you can make extra money teaching English? If you have a bachelors degree (any type) and you speak English, you can easily make $2000 a month teaching English online.


#3 Drive for Uber or Lyft  – Your car can be an excellent tool to help you make extra money to purchase your home. Driving for Uber or Lyft can allow you to make quick extra money in your spare time.


#4 Website Testing – Website testing is a simple way to earn money fast. You can earn $10 for every test that you complete. And there is no limit on the amount of testing you can do. Visit UserTesting.com and TryMyUI.com to start testing websites and making immediate money.


#5 Sell Unwanted Items – I'm sure you've accumulated a lot of stuff that you'll need to move when you purchase your new home.  Why not lighten the load by getting rid of things you no longer use.  If you are like me you also have tons of clothes in your closet that you no longer where.


Selling these unwanted items can put tons of money in your pocket quickly. Simply take pictures of the items you want to sell and post them on sites like Let Go, Craigs List, or the Facebook Marketplace. 


You'll make your future move easier and make some extra money at the same time.


Multiple Ways to Make Extra Money


These are just some of the ways you can get the money you need during the home buying process. You can use these tips to generate quick cash or you can use them to save money ahead of time to prepare for your house purchase.


Leave a comment and share how you saved the money you needed to buy your first home.


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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Feb 07, 2019 07:58 PM #1
Shawn Jones
Projects By Shawn LLC - Duluth, GA
Assisting Real Estate Professionals with Marketing

Thank you so much! I love the community and I can’t wait to read and write more posts.

Feb 07, 2019 08:49 PM #2
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Shawn,

Seriously? You can make $2,000 teaching English? Gotta check it out. Used to do that abroad, but did not make nearly that much.

Feb 07, 2019 09:01 PM #3
Kate Steven
Autaugaville, AL
Best Real Estate Blog

Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals on active rain

Feb 08, 2019 01:08 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shawn, not sure if I could not another job, real estate takes up most of my time, but great tips for those needing extra cash.  Welcome to ActiveRain! 

Feb 08, 2019 05:57 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Shawn Jones welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog successfully on this site.

Feb 09, 2019 05:34 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing these suggestions.

Have an outstanding week.

Feb 10, 2019 11:43 AM #7
Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
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Welcome to ActiveRain, I hope that your participation here helps your business to grow.
Btw, I followed your blog, and would be honored if you followed mine.
Thank You!

Feb 12, 2019 12:15 AM #8
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