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Having a side hustle is a great way to make some extra cash doing the things you love most.
If you can monetize on your skills and talents, then go for it!
If you have a passion for decorating, then keep reading for 10 great ways to make additional money.
From extra cash and extra savings we have you covered.
How to Make Extra Income with Decorating Skills
1. Write product reviews
Online stores love when people read their online reviews. Good reviews mean that people will buy their product.
So, if you’re looking for a great way to make money online, leave a review for products that you’re already using to decorate.
One great website that offers rewards for your reviews is Overstock.
If you join their Club O Rewards program you can earn up to $40 in rewards per review!
Just join the program and find the products you’ve already purchased and then leave your opinion. They will automatically add money to your account for additional purchases later.
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2. Download Honey or Rakuten
This tip is less about making money and more about racking up the savings.
These browser extensions automatically filter coupons and cashback opportunities based on what you’re searching.
For example, Honey lets you know if there are any coupons and what time is the best to buy by checking the price history of the products.
Rakuten offers you cash back and referral bonuses when you shop at your favorite stores. Plus you can earn money by referring your friends to use their platform thus helping you earn extra cash on the side, too.
What’s even better, you can download both of these apps to your phone or tablet for on-the-go savings.
Furniture and decorating items can add up fast, so download these browser extension for some big-time savings.
You can download Honey here and Rakuten here.
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3. Buy supplies in bulk and resell
If you’re interested in using your decorating skills as a party or event planner, then you should purchase items in bulk from suppliers such as Oriental Trading or eFavormart.
Typically, the more of something you buy, the cheaper the rate you’ll get.
It may look more expensive on the outside, but if you plan on running future events and parties, it will make the most sense to have some leftover in stock.
Use your left over products to rent out to other vendors or even resell to others thus generating additional income.
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4. Use social media to market your skills
What better way to promote yourself and your decorating skills other than on social media?
Today, everyone is using it and it is the quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to promote your services.
You can partner with specific companies such as Ashley Homestore or Kirkland’s and they will pay you if you take a picture of their supplies and post it.
For instance, if you are redecorating a home and you purchase furniture from a local store, ask them if they’ll pay you when you to post a picture of their furniture in your newly decorated home.
For the most part, they will say yes and in exchange they’ll pay you for your followers’ attention.
5. Make video tutorials
One of the best ways to make money if you love decorating is to make video content.
Platforms such as YouTube and TikTok are perfect to promote your decorating ideas and services.
Spread your decorating advice and talk about what you love the most.
Leave honest reviews to gain followers and attract sponsors that would be happy to pay you for your reach and influence.
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6. Become an affiliate or brand ambassador
As an affiliate for a company you will make money anytime someone clicks your link and buys a product through you.
There are hundreds of different affiliate programs out there for decorators.
The best way to find these programs are through affiliate marketplaces such as Shareasale, Awin and CJ Affiliate.
To get started create a profile on these platforms and just search the name of the companies that you want to work with. Then start promoting products and you will begin making money.
7. Shop for deals on holidays and weekends
So many stores have big sales on long weekends or during the holiday season.
If you are a decorator this will be the ideal time to shop because it’s a great way to save money as well as stock up on items that you can later resell.
8. Make your own pieces and sell them
If you are home decorator with a creative side, then make money by making your own decorations!
If you have a knack for creating your own in-home furniture, decorations, or displays, then monetize on it.
You can sell your homemade crafts on sites such as Etsy.
It doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to decorate your space, a party, or an event.
There are some excellent ways to decorate any room at little to no cost.
It is totally possible to make some extra cash doing what you love. From rewards programs to creating your own pieces, the possibilities are endless. You just need to know how and where to look.
So, whether you’re a home decorator, a party planner, or just someone who has a passion for decorating, make money by doing what you’re great at!