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8 ways you can raise money to attend sports events

For those passionate about football, their club, and attending matches, the costs of purchasing tickets can quickly add up and become quite expensive. This applies to sports events and other activities in Harrow and beyond, however, there are some easy ways for you to make a bit of extra income to help cover the cost of purchasing tickets, so you don’t have to miss out.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at some of the events that have been held in and around Harrow, most of which have been free of charge to attend. However, if you wish to go to watch football matches in Harrow to cheer on the mighty Harrow Borough, Wealdstone or Barnet FC – you will need to spend money on tickets.

In this post, we’ll be covering some of the best ways for you to make money to help fund attending matches whether it’s at home or away. Keep reading if you want to learn more.


Selling Unwanted Possessions 

One of the quickest and easiest ways to make some extra cash is to have a look around your home and find some objects that you’re willing to get rid of. Some possessions may be more valuable than others. For example, designer clothing and old mobile phones can usually fetch a good amount of money as they are high in demand. Vintage and antique pieces are also highly valued and can earn better money than some more modern pieces. Weigh up whether it’s worth listing your items at a set price or allowing people to place bids, which could potentially mean they sometimes gain you a higher purchase price. There are a number of sites you can use to list your items online, where the general public can buy them. Or alternatively, there are companies that will offer you a valuation for things such as old electronics and can then buy them off you directly to refurbish and sell on. 


Online Casinos And Gambling 

If you want an exciting and fun way to potentially make some more money, then playing online casino games and gambling could be the option for you. Online Casinos has a list of sites to help you find the best gaming options for you. Whether you’re into the traditional games such as poker and blackjack, or you prefer gambling on sports, there is a number of opportunities to make some winnings and fund your next match ticket. Please be gamble aware if you are spending money online. 


Completing Surveys 

One way to earn some extra money during your spare time is to complete surveys for businesses. This helps them to learn more about their consumer market, target audience, and the products or services they provide. At the end of the survey, you can then receive payment for having completed it. Make sure you research the companies that will provide the most for the completion of their surveys so that you can maximise how much you earn from them.


Reviewing Products

Another option to make money in your spare time is to review products. This works by companies that need to build the reviews for their product or service by sending you samples or free services which you then review online to help promote them. You will need to agree on a fee for reviewing a product with each individual company you work with, as well as the terms and conditions for reviewing the product.


Make Money Through Your Social Media Account 

If you’re active on social media and have a relatively high follower count, then you could consider affiliate marketing to make money from home through your social media. Like with reviewing products, companies will either contact you through social media or you can reach out to them and will offer a fee to promote their business. Make sure you’re clear on the regulations around promoting products on social media and what you need to make clear to your followers to prevent any false advertising.



If you’re looking for work you can do from home then transcribing is a popular choice for a side-hustle. There are different kinds of transcribing work, such as interpreting data, writing down audio clips, or translating audio from another language into written text. You can find transcribing jobs online through job search engines, or you can contact companies directly and offer your services. There may be different guidelines you have to follow which can vary depending on the company you’re transcribing for, so be sure to double-check the guidelines they have in place.


Become A Translator 

If you speak more than one language, working as a translator when you can is a fantastic way to use your knowledge to earn more money. There are a large number of businesses that need translators to communicate with their customers and carry out business transactions. However, there is a range of other sectors that use translators as well, such as the police, medical settings, and government bodies. You will need to have both spoken and written fluency in the specified language in order to qualify for the job. Some companies may require a qualification in a second language, but this isn’t always necessary. Make sure you have your translation services visible online to help you find companies hiring for translator roles. There is also a high demand for teaching English online for a range of different ages and abilities.


Start Your Own Business

If you’ve always had the drive and vision to run your own business and you think you have a profitable business idea, then you could consider launching your own start-up. You could dedicate your full time to working on launching your business, but initially, it could be best to try and run it alongside an existing job to help make sure you have more financial security. If you can balance your time effectively, then running a business can be a great way to earn some extra income to put towards buying tickets for matches. To help you think of some ideas for starting your business, consider if you have any skills you could utilise to help you make some money. For example, maybe you could offer handyman services or become a self-employed tradesperson. If you have a good knowledge of web design or writing, you could start your own web design company or become a freelance copywriter. If you are artistic and skilled in arts and crafts you could make your own designs to then sell in online stores and through your own social media pages.