Here are a few ways that I have used lately to make a bit:
I started to recycle all the plastic and aluminum bottles that I could find and I have found a lot. Each bottle is like picking up a nickle and I am happy to pick them up. In California when we buy a plastic or aluminum container, we have to pay 5 cents up front for the recycle value. I collect the containers and turn them in for that money. I collect them at my daughter's softball games and my son's track meets and from the containers we use at home. It's been great!
I have had several garage sales! They are a lot of work, but I have made over $100 at each sale. That's $100 more than I had before I started!
I have worked at the snack shack at my daughter's softball games. We sell a lot of sunflower seeds.
I "opened" an online store! My latest item is an apron. I love my apron. I wear it all the time, it protects my clothes and I just handbagsandsuch.blogspot.com
(Thanks, Angie, for modeling for me!)
That's what works for me!
**UPDATE: Today I got $9.95 from my recycling!