Think about the type of skills or equipment you have that others may need. Can you change the oil in their car? Make a birthday cake? Clean their gutters?Consider that your time may be helpful to others if you have free time when they do not. You can find odd jobs in the classifieds section of local newspapers or web sites like Craig’s List.
Trading goods or services with others may not yield cash, but it can provide your family with essential goods or services.
Many of us have time or skills that others could use. Think about things such as childcare, cleaning, yardwork, running errands or making repairs.
People also trade goods including tools, furniture, cooked meals or used clothing.