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Online cash earning ideas

November 7th, 2013
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A sneek peak into the most reliable ways of earning online cash

With the increase of debt obligations in the nation a lot of people are planning on ditching their corporate cubicles in order to make money online. But what are reliable ways of earning income online? Affiliate marketing is certainly a hard model to crack; but  there are other ways to earn cash online  and make ends meet . With the advancement of the internet, more and more people are turning to options where they can make money online  and establish a steady source of income in order to make ends meet. If you’re confused about the ways in which you can make money, you’ve come to the right spot.  Well, let’s find out the plethora of options when it comes to making money online.

  • make money quicklySell off unused stuff to local stores or online: There are hundreds of local and chain stores, which purchase products from the consumers at reduced rate and resell them to different stores/customers. Alternatively, you can put it a little extra work and earn a bit more by selling your items yourself online (ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, etc). You can look around in your home to locate things that you don’t need or that you don’t want. If you consider yourself to be an avid reader and you own a library of your own, you can certainly sell off some old books which are in good condition. If you also have a CD library, you can even sell off your old CD’s with the cases intact.  In case you were a gamer who possessed a number of video/board/card games, you can still be hopeful! For more info on selling your stuff on ebay, be sure to check out our post about taking items from Yard Sales (if you don’t have your own stuff to sell) to selling items on ebay.
  • Rent some of the unused space in your home: Do you ever think that the space in your home is just too large for a family of three? If so, why not look for some tenants and rent the space out? If you have an empty basement, spare bedroom or even a parking lot (and your house is located on a busy street), you can consider renting it out. Because you’re in charge of the rent agreement, you can cancel it whenever you would like. If you rent a portion of your house, ensure writing a lease and assemble all the paperwork. Of course, renting your space isn’t a way to make money online, but you’ll certainly benefit greatly by marketing and advertising the space online on Craigslist, rentler.com or forrent.com.
  •  If you love photography, try stock photos:  You might be asking, “What are stock photos?” Well, these are non-descriptive images that people might use writing articles or designing brochures or even crafting presentations. If you have a good quality camera and possess the power to edit pictures, you can sell them off to different websites as well as build a collection of your own. Some websites include istockphoto.com, depositphotos.com and shutterstock.com. Tip: Photos with people almost always sell better than photos without people.
  • Be an affiliate marketer: Last, but not least, you can become an affiliate marketer as this is one of the best ways you can earn money online. Basically, you earn by promoting a product or a service of another merchant company. This doesn’t require designing your own product or service in order to earn money because everything will be ready for you. You just have to take some internet marketing steps through which you can promote the product of that company and increase the number of leads for them. Money making affiliate market is certainly one of the best kept secrets for making online cash.

Affiliate programs aren’t always a get rich plan but this certainly provides an opportunity to make a steady source of income in the near future. Follow any of the above mentioned tips to generate online cash and run a steady source of cash flow.

Child Care

August 15th, 2013
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Short Term Child Care: Baby Sitting

If you need money quickly short term child care is a great way to go. Friends, family or neighbors with young children are usually very happy to get a night out alone. You can typically make, depending on where you live, $2 to $5 per child per hour. That means if you watch three extra kids on a Friday evening at a modest $3 an hour per child, for five hours, you could bring in an extra $45. Not bad for a Friday night playing hide and go seek, watching Dora, the Explorer topped off with some Mac and Cheese.

Long Term Child Care: In Home Day Care

If you need a larger amount to supplement your income, think about in home day care. This is a great option for stay at home moms that would like some extra money or need to supplement their husband’s income but would still like to stay at home. Pay varies depending on where you live and the care that you offer. Typically you can expect anywhere from $20 to $40 a day. Which can really add up. Taking an average of $30 per day per child, if you were to watch an extra 4 kids you could make around $2400 a month.

Each state has different regulation on how many kids you can watch and if you need to have a license. Becoming a licensed child care provider can be a great option. Licensed providers are often compensated for food that they feed the children in their care, including your own children. You can make, on average, $100 per month per child (including your own) that are in your care. Assuming you have two children of your own and if you add this to our previous scenario of watching four additional kids you would make an additional $600 per month. In this scenario you would bring in an additional $3000 per month. That is with just four additional kids, many states will allow you to watch 8 to 10 kids at one time. Plus, if you are licensed you can apply for grants. Most states offer licensed child care providers grants to buy toys, strollers, cribs, playpens and other supplies to benefit the children you are watching. The best part is, when you quit watching kids all of the supplies are yours to keep.

I have personally been a licensed provider for years. It can be a really fun option if you love kids and are up for long exhausting days! So if you are seriously thinking about this here are a few things I wish that I would have known when I started:

First, keep records, keep records, keep records! At the end of the fiscal year you will need to provide each parent a statement of how much they have paid you for taxes. Chances are, they haven’t kept track, so make sure that you do!

If you can, have parents pay a set amount and charge for the days that they choose to not bring their child (since you are still holding that spot for their child). I’ve never charged for days I choose not to watch kids. It is easier to charge by the day, week or month than by the hour.

Also, don’t be afraid to take off a day here and there to be with just your kids! It’s important to have that break for you and your kids! It can be overwhelming adding a lot of kids at once.

Start adding one at a time. I’ve watched kids with and without a license. It can take some time to get the license, but my personal feelings are that it is completely worth it. This year alone, I have received about $2500 in grant money and supplies.

Car Radio Installation

March 4th, 2013
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At the same place me and my buddy worked at where we dreamed up all of these ideas, there was another guy who had his own little side business in the hood.

He’d go hang out at car washes and repair shops and network and meet people and he got a reputation for being able to do two things.

Installing Car Radios

He would install car radios and he would tint windows.  To me, I’m a technical person, so it’s not hard for me to figure out how to install a car radio.

But most people can’t even set the time on their VCR, let alone do electrical work.  So they pay someone else to do it.  And he was the go-to man!

Most of the time as well they’d get him to tint their windows.  He’s squeegee it on there and cut it to form and be done!

Install a Radio in a Car

 

He’d get about $100 bucks to install a radio and tint some windows and I think he could do it all in an hour.  Pretty slick weekend job to me!

Of course it got a little more technical when he was asked to install speakers and subwoofers but not much more.

For a guy like him, he could do it without thinking.  So if you have a specialized skill, exploit it and make some easy money on the weekend!

Training Hunting Dogs

March 4th, 2013
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Back when I was younger, a man from the church hired my brother and I for a random job helping train his dogs how to hunt properly.  What a crazy experience.  I suppose there are lots of people who want this kind of help and don’t want to get all nasty while doing it.  Allow me to explain training hunting dogs.

My brother and I would dress in the warmest clothes we could, and try to find waterproof gloves, because this stuff got so nasty.  We would then take these pistols and load blanks in them.  When we’d shoot them, they’d still make a bang and the dogs wouldn’t know the difference.

How Do You Train Hunting Dogs?

So what we’d do is take real, but dead, ducks and geese and pheasants, and we’d shoot the pistols in the air to make the pop sound.  The dogs would look up, and we’d throw the birds as high and as far as we could to a certain area.  Of course we were hidden behind these little camouflaged tents so the dogs couldn’t see us.  They just thought we shot a bird out of the sky.

We developed a method that made throwing the birds a lot easier as well.  We’d fold their wings back and launch them underhanded like that.  This made it so they didn’t tumble in the air, but their wings actually spread out and it looked like they were flying and crashed.

Training the Dogs to Hunt

But the point is that the dogs are supposed to run in a straight line to the birds.  They were to go through water, thorns, etc.  No turning and taking shortcuts.  I don’t know why it mattered so much.  Who cares as long as they bring back the bird.

But these dogs also had shock collars on, so the hunters could shock the dogs if they didn’t go in a straight line.  I always felt bad for the birds and dogs, so once I shocked myself in the neck with the collar.  Bad idea.  I don’t know how the dogs could take it.  It was to the point where they seemed to ignore the shock, but it hurt very badly.

Anyways, if you can find someone looking for this kind of help and you don’t mind getting slobbery, bloody and wet, then this is decent weekend work for you.  I got paid okay money for essentially sitting there.  But I had no entertainment either.  Pretty boring stuff, but decent money.

Cooking Ideas

March 4th, 2013
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The same buddy I keep mentioning who helped me think up all of these ideas was at one time a cook, and actually is right now.

He makes some good money as a cook.  They work very hard for their earnings, but it’s decent money.

I’ve known cooks for their own restaurants who really made good money, and like my buddy, he is a cook for a franchise chain and makes decent money still.

 

If you have a skill in cooking and can manage a lot of details very quickly without making a lot of mistakes, you may have a career in cooking, or at least make some good weekend money.

Just remember, cooks work so hard for their money.  Please be kind and remember to tip and be thankful for your delicious food they prepare!

Other Cooking Ideas

You can cook for a restaurant, or even be a server.  I had a friend in college who only served on the weekends in an upscale Japanese restaurant and would easily bring in two hundred dollars a night, three nights in a row on the weekend.  It was ridiculous how much money he made working 24 hours a week.

You could also open up your own bakery or  cupcake shop.

We know a woman who owns a cupcake shop. She opens whenever she wants to and just posts the hours on the Facebook page.  It’s incredible.  I’m sure she works hard baking all of those cupcakes, but she essentially works whenever she wants.

Additional Cooking Ideas

If you are really a good cook, you can do gourmet cooking at an upscale restaurant.  You can cater weddings and events.  You can teach cooking.  You can write cookbooks.

You can start a cooking blog. I have a friend that started a recipe blog with her sisters. In just a few years it became pretty popular. They have been on TV, host cooking demos and have even published their own cookbook.

You can sell cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc.  I have two friends that sell birthday/wedding cakes out of their homes. They sell mostly to family and friends, but it makes some nice extra income.

There are so many cooking ideas that you can run with that can make you some nice money at the end of the week.

Junk Removal

March 4th, 2013
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If you’ve been watching TV, then you’ve probably encountered the show “Shark Tank” which is apparently an American remake of a Canadian show “Dragon’s Den.”  Anyway, if you’ve seen that then you’ve probably seen the many people who’ve created a junk removal business.

They hire underlings and have them do all the work and try to set up locations in every big city.  But you don’t have to do that.  Here is an idea to create a weekend job in your own city passively.

Junk Removal Business Plan

So my thoughts are that the first thing I’d do is get a junked up pick up truck that you don’t mind getting dirty, dented, and scratched.  You probably already have one or access to one.  I’d go to Lowes or Home Depot and I’d buy some sticker letters, or if you are really ambitious you could get a small vinyl wrap for the truck door and back tail gate.  I’d create a company name and then put a phone number on it.  As you drive around passively, people will see this and hopefully need your help.

You can also create business cards and leave them at places like gas stations, the gym, bookstores, etc.  Anywhere people will let you place the cards.  You can also create signs to stick in the ground on busy street corners or right off the interstate with your information.

Junk Removal Work

So what does this job actually entail?  We haven’t mentioned that yet.  What you actually end up doing is loading and unloading people’s junk.  This can mean boxes of crap like clothes, toys, etc.  Or it could be heavy appliances that don’t work any more.  So be able to lift heavy things and be careful as well.  Understand the principles of proper lifting technique so you don’t get injured.

Another thought is to look around where you work. Is your company throwing away things that could be recycled. My brother-in-law took scrap steel that his company was disposing of and recycled it.  He ended up making several thousand dollars in just a few weeks, that is until his company decided to start recycling it themselves. Just make sure your company doesn’t have a problem with you taking it.

Here is a great catch too.  If you get good at junk removal, then you can just as easily offer moving services as well and help move furniture and refrigerators and all that stuff.  This is not easy work, but it’s not work that takes any special skill, so anyone can do it without college and specialized knowledge.  Give it a shot if you are up for some exercise!

Computer Repair

March 4th, 2013
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This is another weekend job idea for you folks out there who are slick with recent technology.

There is still a generation of older folks out there who aren’t real comfortable with all this digital technology.

If you are, then you can definitely make some easy weekend money by doing computer repair.

Computer Repair is a Specialized Skill

Computer repair isn’t a real difficult or taxing task, but it does require specialized knowledge.  And specialized knowledge can command quite an income.  You can charge a good price per job rather than by hour, and if you are good you can knock out several of these jobs at once.  If you hook up four or five computers around a table or the living room floor, you can have several concurrent jobs going at once.

People who are not tech savvy don’t really even know when they have a difficult problem or one that has an easy solution.  This doesn’t mean you are ripping people off, it just means that you have a specialized knowledge and skill to get the job fixed.  And it’s easier to spend $100 than another $1,000 to buy a whole new computer.

Repairing Computers is Easy

If you can install RAM or hard drives, or if you can wipe and reformat a hard drive and reinstall software, then already thats enough to get some repair jobs.  And if you can remove viruses and spyware, even using free software, then you can really get a lot of jobs in, as Windows gets infected constantly.  Easy to do and easy to make some money doing it even as just weekend work.

Construction Job

March 4th, 2013
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If you are a handy man, you have some nice options ahead of you for some good weekend work.  If you know somebody, or can just go join one, a construction job team would be more than happy to take on another good, efficient worker.

If you are comfortable with pneumatic tools, electric power tools, and other manly stuff, then get ready to swing an extra $15 to $20 bucks an hour to pound a hammer and stretch a tape measure.

Construction Job – What are the Options?

So what are some of the options for construction work?  You can help lay the foundations to homes, hotels, or whatever kind of structure is being constructed.

You can help put the frame together, which is pretty interesting work.  Some teams use prefabricated metal frames with insulation already built in.  But more still go old school and knock together a wood frame.

You may find yourself doing plumbing, although that game has changed recently too with the new flexible piping that is super easy to install.  Not having to install a ton of 90 degree angles every four feet is a blessing.

Good Money with a Construction Job

Other things you can do is lay down the tile or lay carpet for the flooring once the building is done.  Or once it’s complete you can help do the masonry of the outside or you can help put the chimney together.

Other less fun work is putting on the finishing touches on the inside, doing trim work, laying hardwood flooring, framing out doorways, installing windows, etc.  But who really cares when it all pays good weekend money.

Lead Generation

March 4th, 2013
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Another big earner is lead generation, which can be quite the passive affair and still earn you a killing.  Many companies are happy to purchase targeted, or hot, leads from whomever.  It doesn’t matter who has them as long as they convert into sales for the buyer.  So what is the game here?  You have to figure out how to filter people out and only collect the information of interested consumers.

How the heck is this done?  You can’t possibly interview everyone or have them take a survey.  I’ve seen some clever tricks.  For instance, I once went to a healthy living expo and noticed this guy who purchased a booth and had built this wheel of fortune like device.

Lead Generation Ideas

You could spin this device and have a chance to win all kinds of goodies and coupons related to a specific niche.  It really wasn’t worth your time if you weren’t already interested.  The catch was you had to write down your name and email address before you could spin.  So say he spends an average of 50 cents per spinner giving them stickers and magnets and coffee cups.  But he can turn around and sell the lead for $1.50 each.  He’s making a dollar per spin!

That’s pretty slick because he managed to only get interested buyers.  If they are interested enough, they will convert at a higher rate and the buyer may be willing to pay even more per lead for future deals.

Another Idea for Lead Generation

Another one we’ve all seen is the little boxes by the brand new car parked in the middle of the mall.  “Just fill out your name, address, email, and phone number for a chance to win this car!”  Anyone who does that is a targeted lead for that car company or anything automotive related.  That person probably rented the car for $1000 for the weekend, and sells the leads for a couple bucks each.  After 500 people have put their information in the box, he broke even and it’s all profit from there out!

If you can think up even more clever ways of filtering out people and generating leads then you will be the king of lead generation and the most awesome weekend job.

Tutoring

March 4th, 2013
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I’ve actually held a job as a teacher at an alternative school.  The job actually ended up making me more of a glorified tutor, where I’d help tons of kids with tons of subjects.  Whatever it was that they were stuck on at the moment I would help with, even though I specialized with mathematics.

But I was sitting in a parking lot while my lady was in some arts and crafts store and I saw a building next door that was an after school tutoring company.  They were paying around $15 an hour for a few hours after school every evening, and then I think they’d go for around six hours a day on the weekends.

That would be an easy several hundred extra dollars a week, and probably an extra thousand dollars a week.

Tutoring – Easy on the Body, Hard on the Mind

Do you have a high school education?  Do you remember a bunch of it?  Because that’s all you’ll need to tutor a bunch of high school teenagers and middle school kids.  It’s not rocket science for sure.  But you’ll need a basic understanding of all of the curriculum to do this.

If you can handle it, you’ll find it’s also pretty interesting to communicate and interact with a ton of different people.  Kids are always fun.

 

Kids love to have fun, and if you can make tutoring fun, then the kids will learn all the better.  The more fun they have, the more rapport you build and the more they will listen and learn.

You Can Make Money and Have Fun Tutoring

This will make a great weekend job for anyone.  It would be fun, you can relax, and still make good money.  Consider this, as you will be contributing to society and to the youth, who are the future of our world.  Good money, good karma!