Category Archives: Make Money Tips & Ideas
We all love to create. We make things because we love to do it, and sometimes if we are lucky enough (not to mention crafty enough) we can make money from doing what we love. You have most likely landed on this page because you are trying to find more information about turning your craft hobby into a money making home business. You are in the right place. Here you will find the truth about crafting as a home business and how to make some cash from it.
More and more Moms (and Dads) are trying to find ways to earn extra cash while at home caring for their children. I would guess that some of you work out of the home and STILL need ways to earn even more extra cash due to the economy. Some of you might even want some extra money for a vacation, remodeling, or plain old fun! We’ve shared many ways to work from home in the past but today I thought I’d share a few unique jobs that could bring in some extra money!
Pet Sitter – I recently went on a trip to a big city where I saw several “pet resorts”. I lamented that there weren’t any of those around here but we sure could use one. Caring for other people’s pets while they are away or at work could prove to be a fun and lucrative way to earn extra cash. This is one of those jobs where your kids could help too. What child at home wouldn’t want a ton of new animals running around?
An online guide is someone who is an expert in a specific subject and writes passionately on that topic and/or either answers questions on that topic. This week we received a job submission and it prompted me to write a more in depth post about being an online guide/online expert to make extra money on the Internet. Below I have listed a few websites that are well known and respected for their online guides. They currently have job openings as well. Before I list them I would like to mention that, most likely, you will not get rich from these guide positions but it is a good and fun way to make some extra money each month, and in this economy most of us can use any help we can get.
Become a Cha-Cha Guide
* When you become a Cha-Cha Expeditor guide you will be answering questions for people on the go on various topics.
* Compensation is 0.02 cents per query handled which can be done in a few seconds.
Become an About.com Guide
*various topics are open such as food allergies, Panic Disorder, France Travel, Soap Operas, and many more
*Compensation starts at $675 month guaranteed with some guides making up to $6,000 month.
*various topics open such as Child Psychology, Raw Foods, Public Relations, and many more.
*Compensation starts at $500 per month first two years with incentives.
Become an Examiner.com Writer
* various topics open in every state.
*Since I’m not familiar as much with this site and compensation is not stated on their site I can only go by what’ve I read online. Writers range from $50 a month to thousands of dollars per month.
If none of the above appeals to you or you don’t get hired by any of these companies you can always start your own website/blog and still share your “expertise” with the world. You can monetize your content with various programs like adsense, affiliate programs,etc. and possibly make a similar amount of money.
You may also be interested in our post, Top 10 Sites That Pay You To Write
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Last week I told you I was going to share a list of sites that pay you to write for them since many of you are looking for more ways to make money online. If you like to write and you are passionate about a specific topic (no, you do not have to be a professional writer) making extra money is a very real possibility. I’ve included the list of sites that we recommend below. NOTE: Please fill out each application or sign up process correctly to get started quickly. Also, please be aware that some of these sites pay you per article that is accepted and some of the sites pay you via revenue share which means you get a percentage of the money made via advertising. I also suggest that you read all terms before you agree to write for a site.
Get Paid to Write Through The Following Sites:
Suite101 -revenue share
Demand Studios flat fee & revenue share
About.com – $675 per month plus revenue share. Average guide makes $2,000 month.
Triond – 50% revenue share
Families.com – $4 per blog post ($3 during 90 day trial period)
Constant Content – paid when/if your content is purchased
Hubpages – make money 3 different ways
Examiner.com – revenue share
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Welcome to this week’s work at home jobs. As we get closer to the holidays many of us are trying to find ways to get some extra spending money. Yes, even me. Maybe you haven’t landed a job yet, maybe you are laid off, or maybe you just need a few extra dollars for shopping. In any event, here are two resources that I think will be helpful to you this week.
If you are looking to make some quick extra cash, read this article that I wrote earlier in the year, Top Money Making Work At Home Ideas
If you have already read that then go on over to our partner site and read through our recommended list of survey sites that actually pay you money. Yes there are a few of them out there. You can realistically make about $100+ per month doing them.
I will also be sharing a post with you early next week on writing articles for extra money and where to find those opportunities.
Now on to our list of jobs…
Marketing & Training program writer
Personal Finance Writer/Virtual Assistant
Home Decor Blogger
Social Media Blogger
Career & Product Review Bloggers
freelance editor w/law degree
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With Christmas being just around the corner, I know that many of you are looking for ways to make some extra money to pay for gifts and other holiday expenses. Here is a great tip (that many of you already know about) to make some extra money this holiday season. This tip won’t make you rich overnight but will certainly help you get some extra cash!
Go through your home and then put all the stuff you don’t use or don’t need anymore such as outgrown clothes, toys, collectibles, and electronics in a box. After you have cleaned and sorted everything, list all of those items on Ebay. This is one tried and true way that so many people around the world use to make extra money. And, this money making is not limited to Christmas time. You can sell anytime of the year!
When I come across stay at home moms online most of them tell me that they need to make money this month and they can’t wait on a website to take off. My advice to them is to sell on Ebay. It’s the quickest way to make some extra cash online.
Check out our Home Business Ideas for Moms for more ways to make money from your home.
Stay tuned for a new list of online jobs!