How to Earn Money at Home on the Weekends

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Working from home is a good way to increase your income on the weekends.
Working from home is a good way to increase your income on the weekends. (Image: money money money image by Arman Zhenikeyev from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

While you might enjoy your weekday job, sometimes you may need to earn extra money on the weekends to make ends meet. One way to do this and still have most of the weekend to yourself is by earning money while at home. There are several options. Just make sure you find the one that's the best fit.

Offer to babysit the children of relatives or friends. This lets you remain at home, learn important parenting skills, and earn extra money. Be sure to pay attention to any special instructions from the parents, such as dietary restrictions for their kids.

Make homemade greeting cards using your computer. Once you've made a few samples, you can try to market them to acquaintances at community centers, schools, churches and other venues. You can also see if any nearby stores are interested in carrying them. This has the potential to become a full-time enterprise once you build a strong clientele.

Hold a garage sale, preferably one with a clever hook to lure customers. For example, if you have a lot of 1960s-era vinyl record albums lying around, you can advertise your yard sale as one where buyers might find rare finds from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin or the Temptations. This is a good way to set your yard sale apart from the pack and draw more people.

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