How To Look Rich Even When You Are Not
Updated: Sep 8, 2022
I’m going to share with you some tricks I use to look “rich” even when I’m not.
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Yes, saving money is part of it, but not all of it.
Those of you that know me you know I’m not loaded with money. However, I always get what I want.
I buy what I want, travel where I want, and I don’t spend a dime from my regular paycheck to do it!
I actually had people ask me if I’m secretly rich and didn’t bothered to tell them….
Nope, not rich at all.
But I do have some “tricks”!
I actually have several tricks depending on what I want to do or buy.
Well, here it is:
My secret is that I have several side income sources I use to make extra money, and I use this to pay for what I want.
Ok, not much of a secret, but the way I use this to pay for my travels, fancy clothing etc, is my “trick”.
Now I’m not talking about a part time job at a store or something.
I’m talking about side jobs I do when I want, and I make what I want.
Food Delivery Apps
One of the main side incomes I have is delivering food to people.
I’m sure you have heard of, or even used food delivery services.
Now how I do this?
Just an example to give you an idea:
Let’s say I want to go on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas from Florida (I live in Florida).
With the cruise price, plus extra money to spend on stuff, let’s say I need $1000.
Good, now I know how much extra I need to make, to have an awesome vacation.
To make this money I will work doing food deliveries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from about 5pm to 11pm, for about a month.
I usually make about $300 a weekend doing these deliveries only working from 5pm to 11pm Friday, Sat & Sun. (of course this can vary)
If I do these for about a month, minus expenses like gas, that gives me the $1000 I need for the cruise.
Now I can go on my well earned vacation, without touching my savings, or my regular paycheck.
Now if you don’t like working on the weekend, you can do this on the weekdays too, after your regular job.
But you can make a LOT more on the weekend, and especially on holidays!
You can also plan your vacation way ahead, that way you don’t have to do this every weekend. You could just do one weekend a month or something.
Just don’t spend the money you made before your vacation…
You can use this extra money on whatever your heart desires. Expensive clothings, a new phone, fancy restaurants, downpayment for your dream car etc.
Of course I do want to mention, you will be a self contractor with these delivery apps, so you are responsible to pay taxes on the money you make at the end of the year.
But it’s still worth it. You don’t have a boss to answer to, and you work when you want. So it’s really up to you how much extra money you make.
You can also do ride-share if you don’t mind people being in your car, or shop & deliver groceries to people. Even walk dogs. (these are all different companies of course)
Whatever you like.
Sell Your Photographs
If you read some of my other blogs, you have heard me talk about being a photographer.
This is an other awesome side income I have.
For this “job” you will need a real professional camera (not a cellphone), and you do have to be somewhat a good photographer.
You can upload your awesome pictures to several places online and get payed when someone downloads it.
One of my favorite company I upload my pictures to is Shutterstock.com.
But you can research many other places too, or sell your pictures on your own website or to local gift shops or something.
If you are new to photography I suggest you take some courses before attempting to sell your photos.
You can take some simple and useful courses on Learn from Fiverr.
An other thing I do is I use a lot of apps, and credit cards that give me cash back.
I’m sure you have credit cards that have this cash back bonuses.
If you don’t, I suggest you get one.
Since you most likely use credit cards anyway to pay for stuff, why not get one that actually gives you cash back?
I use mine all the time to get gift cards.
I actually buy my clothing like this. I get gift cards for the stores I like, and I basically shop for free.
I actually bought my $200 Nike shoes like this recently.
Now this doesn’t make nearly as much as the food delivery, but it’s enough for me to go to a restaurant or buy things I want.
Some of the apps I use and love are:
Upload Your Receipts
Everyone does groceries right?
Why not get cash back on things you buy anyway?