Money saving tips

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by richard

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6 Unusual Ways To Save Money For A New Car

For most people, buying a car involves walking into a dealer’s showroom. And then arranging finance and driving out with their new pride and joy. But, for others, it can remain a pipedream. The cost of cars has risen over recent years. And it seems the salaries we get from our employers just remain the same.

If you’re driving around in a clapped out car, you will doubtless wish to upgrade to a better vehicle. So, how can you do that if you can’t afford one? Well, I’m going to make a bold statement: EVERYONE can afford a car!

By now, you might be wondering how this is possible. It turns out there are plenty of weird and wonderful ways to save up money for a new car. Don’t worry; I’m not going to suggest you do something illegal like rob a bank! Keep reading to find out what those (legitimate) ways are:

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Get a better job

If you’re working, it means that you are good at doing something. But, did you know that you’re likely to get paid more for what you do if you work for someone else? A lot of people stick with their employers out of loyalty more than anything else.

At the end of the day, you should put your needs above those of your employers. If they aren’t paying you a fair living wage, it’s time to look elsewhere.

Write some ebooks

The great thing about the Internet is that you can earn a living just by sitting in front of a computer at home and doing stuff! Ebook writing is one way to earn some extra cash. Especially if the lure of that VW for sale at motorlinedirect.co.uk is too much to resist!

Set up a blog

Do you have a natural flair for writing? If so, you could set up your own blog. You might be wondering how this can help you save up money for a car. The answer is simple: affiliate marketing!

Get enough people to visit your blog and some of those readers will click on affiliate links on your site. The result? You earn a commission from any sales from the site you send them to!

Sell your junk on eBay

Have you got a lot of stuff hanging around in your home? If so, get rid of them and earn some extra cash by selling them on eBay!

Rent your driveway out

Do you live near a train station or city centre? You could make some decent money out of renting a parking space on your driveway! As long as your neighbourhood is safe, people will happily pay you for a parking space.

Sell parts from your old banger

Has your car passed its use-by date? Selling parts that are in good condition is a great way to kick-start your car savings fund. When you’re left with the shell, you can weigh it in for scrap metal and get money from that too!


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