20 Things To Do When You Have No Money

When you have no money, what you got in your head maybe just tons of worries and insecurities. Is “what jobs should I apply?” the only question you have in your mind? Take a break and look at the following list with the 30 things you can do when you have no money! (This list of things may surprisingly enthuse you to proceed with your life!)

1. Join a contest like a beauty contest or fitness contest.

Take part in a contest which you can show off the best parts of yourself, be it a singing contest, dancing contest, fitness contest or beauty contest. These are all great choices as you can truly widen your horizon with the special experience, while gaining a bit of fame. Who knows if you may eventually be the champion?

beauty contest

2. Baby-sit a child

Looking after children requires your patience and concentration. Yet only a smile from a child can melt your heart and make you feel the time you’ve spent on him/her is rewarding. In fact, babysitting a neighbor’s child can be a part-time job for you to gain money.

3. Perform in the street

Do a mini magic show or an acrobatic show, sing a song or play a musical instrument in the street. Yes it takes your courage, but it’s worth a try if you’ve got a group of audience paying their time, or even a bit of money to watch your performance in the hectic streets.

4. Join a carnival or any free festivals

Not only can you have fun in such events, you get food and beverages for free. Sometimes you even get souvenirs! Sure they’ll forgive you for being a bit greedy since you’re out of money at the moment.

cotton candy

5. Take a video to put on YouTube

Shoot for whatever theme and topic you like and put the video on YouTube. You’ll see how you create buzz on the internet with just a few-minute-clip. (By the way, if your video’s really widespread, you may get unexpected revenue from advertisements!)

6. Sell your old stuff

You must have stuff which are no longer useful for you, why not sell them to have money in exchange? Just put your stuff on the online bidding sites like ebay or Amazon, or you can hold a garage sale.

7. Build A Mobile App

It takes you effort but no money at all to launch a mobile app. If you don’t know any technology but have the ideas, ask your friends for help! Develop an app, then put it on AppStore and Google Play, it’s easy to do. If the app you develop performed well, sure you’d feel proud of yourself and the downloads could earn you money!

8. Grab your camera and take photos around

Ordinary items can become interesting bits and pieces in your shots. Make good use of your creativity and imagination to shoot stuffs at different angle to amuse yourself.

9. Enjoy some audiovisual entertainments

If you don’t feel like going out sometimes, stay indoors and watch TV or play on your favorite music. The simplest things to ease yourself at home.

enjoy music

10. Find a way to express yourself

Some like writing, some prefer painting, some fancy playing with a musical instrument, or even composing a song. Choose your own way to express your feelings. If you don’t mind, share what you’ve expressed with your friends or just on any online platforms too.

11. Get yourself a new look

You don’t need to pay to do this. Do the hair-dyeing and cutting yourself; search in the wardrobe for the old clothes and accessories and match a new delighting look for yourself.

12. Decorate your room

Rearrange the things’ settings in your room or even paint your room with left over paint. Then, immerse yourself in a new relaxing atmosphere.

13. Take a bath in a bathtub

Right, I don’t mean a quick shower. Soak yourself in the bathtub and take a hot bath, comfortable and relaxing huh?

14. Look through your old photo albums

Take out your photo albums and have a stroll down on memory lane and recall the best of your memories.

photo albums

15. Play some sports like jogging

Doing sports’ a free activity, just play your favorite sports. You shouldn’t let the pressure of lacking money go all over you, maintain a healthy body to move on!

16. Start to cook

If you know how to cook, just cook with whatever ingredients you have at home; if you don’t know how, browse for any simple recipes on the internet and start cooking. Besides the fact that cooking can be fun, you’re actually doing something for yourself with the food you’ve made.

17. Play with your pets

They don’t talk and may not understand you, but they’re always there and ready to make you happy.

18. Start to plant

While taking good care of plants could be a lesson, watching the seeds grow into flowers or fruits is an amazing experience.

19. Go to the public library and borrow a book or two to read on

Reading requires your concentration and comprehension, so it forces your brain to exercise. Keep your brain active so you’ll have new ideas coming up always. Plus, you never know if you’ll find something fascinating that inspires you!

20. Do some cleanings if you feel like so

Clean up your own house and tidy up your clothes. It’s more than just literally cleaning up the places, studies have shown that a clean place relaxes people and facilitates thinking.


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