When it comes to repaying your debts it can feel like there is no light at the end of tunnel. Your mortgage repayments may continue for another 20+ years and your credit card balances are increasing, even though you pay the minimum amount each month, so rather than continue repaying your debts for years to come why not do it a bit quicker?

By earning a little extra money each month and contributing it all to repaying your debts as quickly as possible you will become debt free before you know it.

Below we share with you four ideas to help boost your income… and pay off your debts that bit faster.

1. Sell old items

A simple and easy way to make money is to sell some of your old belongings that are rarely used. You could sell old clothes, books & games and electronics such as mobile phones and cameras. Whatever’s not used regularly you can try and sell.

You can sell your items on sites such as eBay, Gumtree and Amazon and earn a decent amount of money for a few hours work.

Although this is unlikely to be something you can do every month it can provide you with a good chunk of many to contribute towards paying off your debts.

2. Sell your skills

If you’re looking for a regular income then why not sell your skills for a monthly fee. If you can play a musical instrument then you could teach, if you’re into designing you could create artwork for companies and if you’re stuck for things to do you could become a home help, doing others washing, ironing and cleaning.

Although not always the most glamorous of jobs, doing a little extra work each month can earn you a decent amount of money on a regular basis.

3. Complete surveys and questionnaires

If you have a bit of spare time on your hands then you can earn money from completing surveys and questionnaires.

There are literally hundreds of websites offering you the opportunity to complete surveys and questionnaires in exchange for a small fee. Although the amount you earn can be as low as $0.50 the amount you earn can quickly mount if you work at it everyday.

4. Sell your photos

Rather than uploading all of your photos to Facebook for the world to see why not pick out your best images and try and make a little money from them?

Sites like istockphoto.com allow you to upload your pictures to sell on their site. Then once someone purchases one of your images you will earn a percentage of the sale.

How much you will earn is dependent on the quality of your images but for a few hours work you can upload your images and watch the pennies roll in.

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