earn extra cash in summer break

5 Ideas to Try in Your Summer Break and Earn Some Extra Cash

Summer is nearing and you may have some spare time due to a break from work or studies. This is the perfect opportunity to earn some extra cash. Here are some tips that will give you extra money during your break. Some of these tips may require advance planning but others can be initiated right away.

Car washing

Since the weather will have cleared up, car washing on your summer break can be a great idea. Approach your neighbours, make flyers, talk to your friends or siblings and offer your car washing services for a fee. Go to areas where people are holding events, talk with the organisers and offer to clean cars for a discounted fee.

Pet sitter

Do you love pets? You could earn money doing something that you love. Pet sitting will make your break enjoyable and to top it off, earn you some extra income. Many families may be going out of town during the summer break and they will require someone to take care of their pet while they are away.

Chip in, offer your services, get more knowledge and skills in pet caring and while at it make some money. The best thing about this is that it takes less time, so you can take care of pets for multiple families, this will definitely increase your earnings. All that you have to do is make a schedule so that all the pets are well taken care of.


If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, then lawn mowing gives you an opportunity to engage and make some money. Many homeowners may be out on holiday and they will need someone to take care of their lawns. Do a good job and they’ll hire you again next summer or as a weekend job. It’s a great way to earn some extra income.

Selling stuff

If you have some free time, why not use it to selling items, be it crafts, clothing, artwork or unwanted items. You can do it online or in your neighbourhood through a garage sale or market stall.

Other online jobs

You may not be an outdoorsy person, which doesn’t mean you should lose out on making money during your summer break. There are casual jobs that you can do from the comfort of your home. You can do surveys or reviews. These are fun activities and at the same time provide an avenue to earn some money.

With these and many other activities, you’ll be engaged and at the same time earn some income.

Disclaimer: The above information is general in nature and not intended to be advice. You should consider seeking professional advice before following any suggestions in this blog/website.