Extra Income http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/10682/all en-US 4 Ways to Find Income While Waiting for Full Retirement Age http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mature_woman_working_on_computer.jpg" alt="Mature woman working on computer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every single retirement expert seems to agree on one thing: You should wait until at least your full retirement age (FRA) before taking your Social Security retirement benefits. The reason for this consensus is the fact that taking retirement benefits <em>before </em>reaching that all-important FRA will result in permanently reduced benefits &mdash; which could be a serious problem as you get older.</p> <p>But what do you do if you can't afford to wait until your FRA? Those same retirement experts may wag their fingers at you for taking early benefits, but are they offering solutions for how to bridge the financial gap until you have reached your FRA?</p> <p>Thankfully, there are legitimate ways to bring in income while waiting to reach your full retirement age &mdash; and none of them require you to pull a Walter White. Here are four options for bringing in money while waiting for that magical moment known as FRA.</p> <h2>Tap your equity with a reverse mortgage</h2> <p>With a reverse mortgage, any homeowner over the age of 62 who owns their home free and clear (or has significant equity in the home) may access the equity in their home, either in a lump sum or in monthly installments, while still living on the property.</p> <p>If all you know about reverse mortgages comes from the attractive seniors on daytime commercials, you might assume that this is a great option with no downsides. However, reverse mortgages do come at a cost, and it's important for homeowners to understand what they are agreeing to before they sign on the dotted line.</p> <p>To start, reverse mortgages, just like their traditional counterparts, come with closing costs. In particular, you can expect to pay an origination fee of approximately 2 percent of the home's value, an upfront mortgage insurance premium, and traditional closing costs. In addition, during the life of the loan, you can expect to pay an annual mortgage insurance premium and a monthly servicing charge.</p> <p>You should also remember that your reverse mortgage loan can come due for any of the following reasons:</p> <ul> <li> <p>If you sell the house.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you pass away.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you can no longer consider the home a primary residence. In particular, if you have to spend more than 12 months in a nursing home, your house will no longer be considered your primary residence.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you don't pay your property taxes, don't have adequate homeowners' insurance, or if you don't maintain your home properly.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Reverse mortgages can be a good option for seniors who need to bridge the gap until reaching full retirement age, but they are certainly not a cure-all solution. If there's any possibility that you can't keep up with maintenance (including paying your taxes and insurance bill), that you might need some sort of long-term, off-site care, or that your kids are counting on inheriting the house from you when you pass away, this is not a good option for you. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-downsides-of-a-reverse-mortgage?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Downsides of a Reverse Mortgage</a>)</p> <h2>Rent out your property</h2> <p>You probably don't have a spare house available, but that doesn't mean you can't make some money by renting out your space or even the things you own. To start, if you live in an area that draws tourists, renting out a spare room (or even the entire house) on Airbnb can be an excellent way to bring in extra cash. If you rent out your entire home, you could house or pet sit while your guests are in your home &mdash; and potentially make money on both ends. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <p>Of course, not all rentals are about a place to hang your hat. Don't use your car every day? Rent it out with a service like <a href="https://www.getaround.com/" target="_blank">Getaround</a> or <a href="https://turo.com/" target="_blank">Turo</a>. Have a two-car garage and only one vehicle? Rent out that extra parking space with a service like <a href="https://www.parkingpanda.com/" target="_blank">Parking Panda</a> or <a href="http://www.parkeasier.com/" target="_blank">Spot</a>. Have power tools or sporting equipment gathering dust? Rent it all out with a service like <a href="https://www.loanables.com/" target="_blank">Loanables</a> or <a href="http://rentnotbuy.com/" target="_blank">RentNotBuy</a>.</p> <h2>Embrace the side hustle</h2> <p>No one wants to hear that they have to work longer in retirement, but side jobs ain't what they used to be. These days, you can find any number of rewarding gigs that can help make ends meet &mdash; and fit in with the lifestyle you want in retirement.</p> <p>For instance, finding a way to make money off a hobby you're already doing can be a good way to bring in extra income without feeling like you're still stuck in the daily grind. Avid gardeners could become garden consultants for neighbors with black thumbs. Animal lovers could offer daily dog-walking services. Crafters could make their wares for sale, or offer classes on how to create their beautiful designs.</p> <p>If you're not interested in monetizing a hobby, think about what sorts of things people turn to you for. If you have an impeccable eye for fashion, offer to help people look their best. If you know how to get the best deal on a used car, create a consulting service for buying cars. The sky is the limit in terms of creating a side hustle that will fit with your preferences, abilities, and schedule. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a>)</p> <h2>Sell your stuff</h2> <p>If you have the time to post your items on Craigslist or eBay, this can be a great way to both downsize your stuff to a more manageable (and retirement-ready) amount while making some money at the same time. As a bonus, a lot of the stuff that was new when you were in college is considered vintage these days &mdash; which means you might get some good money for the stuff you'd otherwise just give away. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-you-can-resell-on-ebay-that-make-the-most-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Things You Can Resell on eBay That Make the Most Money</a>)</p> <h2>Making it until FRA</h2> <p>Though it can seem like the wait to reach full retirement age is interminable when you could use the Social Security retirement benefits each month, you will be glad you waited. Finding a way to bring in other income while you wait for your FRA may not be the retirement you dreamed of, but you'll feel good that you ensured higher monthly benefits for life.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-working-while-collecting-social-security">What You Need to Know About Working While Collecting Social Security</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/three-of-the-toughest-decisions-youll-face-in-retirement">Three of the Toughest Decisions You&#039;ll Face in Retirement</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-ways-your-house-can-earn-a-paycheck">17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-reasons-to-claim-social-security-before-your-retirement-age">3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Retirement AirBnb benefits downsizing eBay full retirement age hobbies renting reverse mortgages selling your stuff side gigs social security Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:30:16 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 2131425 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy_girl_is_taking_pictures_with_her_mobile_phone.jpg" alt="Happy girl is taking pictures with her mobile phone" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone knows how important it is to save for retirement. However, actually setting aside money for your future can be challenging. When you're short on cash and have other demands on your budget, there might be little to nothing left to put toward your nest egg. How are you supposed to save for your future when you're completely strapped in the present?</p> <p>If you don't make enough money right now to set aside, there are still ways to grow your retirement savings. You just have to think outside the box.</p> <h2>1. Use your tax refund</h2> <p>Many people daydream about how they want to spend their tax refund, which is often the biggest windfall they'll see all year. In fact, last year the average tax refund was $2,763, according to the IRS.</p> <p>If you're getting a tax refund this year, put it to work. Rather than spending your refund on electronics or a vacation, consider depositing that money straight into your retirement fund. With the power of compound interest, that refund could grow by the thousands by the time you retire.</p> <h2>2. Deposit your credit card rewards</h2> <p>If you have a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards" target="_blank">credit card that offers cash back</a>, that cash can be a regular source of extra money for your retirement fund. If you already use your credit card for routine purchases like utilities, gas, and groceries, this is easy money. Just make sure you are paying off your credit card balance in full every month.</p> <h2>3. Use cash back apps</h2> <p>If you don't have a cash back credit card, you can still earn money for doing the shopping you were going to do anyway. Apps like <a href="https://ibotta.com/r/jcsgjbv" target="_blank">Ibotta</a> or SavingStar let you earn cash back on grocery purchases, while sites like <a href="http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=vIhagUaAxdMIsu435wELZg%3D%3D&amp;eeid=26471" target="_blank">eBates</a> offer a percentage back on many online purchases. You'll earn a percentage of your purchase as cash, and a check will be mailed to you &mdash; which you can toss straight into your retirement account. It's a low-effort way to earn extra money going about your normal routine. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-apps-that-actually-pay-you-to-shop?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Apps That Actually Pay You to Shop</a>)</p> <h2>4. Launch a side hustle</h2> <p>If you have some extra time, you can earn money in the evenings or on weekends by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-best-side-jobs-for-fast-cash" target="_blank">launching a side hustle for fast cash</a>. From walking dogs to making deliveries, there are hundreds of side gigs you can do in just a few hours a week. That extra income can go a long way to funding your retirement.</p> <h2>5. Sell your clutter</h2> <p>Take a look around at all of the electronics, textbooks, toys, and more that you never use. You may have as much as a few thousand dollars' worth of items collecting dust in your home. That clutter can be eliminated while netting you some money for your retirement. Sell items on sites like eBay, LetGo, and Bookscouter to get cash for your stuff. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-in-your-garage-that-have-serious-re-sale-value?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Things in Your Garage That Have Serious Re-Sale Value</a>)</p> <h2>6. Rent out extra space</h2> <p>If you have an extra bedroom, you can rent it out on sites like Airbnb or VRBO. Depending on your location and the size of your space, you could charge hundreds per night. However, you don't even need an extra room to make money. You can rent out a spare closet or storage space in the garage on Spacer, or rent out your parking spot on SpotHero. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <h2>7. Sell photos online</h2> <p>If you like photography, you can earn passive income to put toward your retirement savings by selling your photos. You can try your hand at selling stock photography on sites like iStock or Shutterstock, or you could sell your artwork in an online portfolio or on arts and craft sites like Etsy. You could also try selling smartphone photos on Foap, which is an app that connects brands with photographers looking to sell their images. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a>)</p> <h2>8. Let strangers drive your car</h2> <p>If you don't drive your car every day, your vehicle can become a lucrative source of income. You can rent it out to tourists or business travelers on Turo and set your own daily rate. According to the company, you can make nearly $5,800 a year if your car's market value is $20,000 and you rent it out for 12 days per month. That alone could get you to the contribution limit on an IRA.</p> <h2>9. Trade in clothes for cash</h2> <p>If you have clothes, handbags, or shoes that you don't wear anymore, stop letting them take up precious closet space. You can sell those items on sites like Poshmark, Tradesy, and even in-person at consignment stores like Plato's Closet or Clothes Mentor. A single bag of clothes could net you enough to send a couple hundred dollars toward your retirement account.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kat-tretina">Kat Tretina</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-fast-ways-to-restock-an-emergency-fund-after-an-emergency">6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-easy-ways-to-earn-more-on-ebay">11 Easy Ways to Earn More on eBay</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-things-millennials-can-do-right-now-for-an-early-retirement">8 Things Millennials Can Do Right Now for an Early Retirement</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-16-favorite-ways-to-get-rid-of-clutter">My 16 Favorite Ways to Get Rid of Clutter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day">4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Retirement boost your retirement clutter making money renting saving money selling side gigs tax refunds Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:09 +0000 Kat Tretina 2131007 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_cash_177100696.jpg" alt="Woman using pay raise in smart ways" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on smart ways to use a pay raise, frugal date ideas for any season, and tips for cleaning patio furniture efficiently.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://everythingfinanceblog.com/24364/smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise.html">6 Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise</a> &mdash; Take this opportunity to put your finances in a better place for the long time. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/100-frugal-date-ideas-for-any-season/">100 Frugal Date Ideas For Any Season</a> &mdash; Use this list for frugal date ideas all year round! [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lifestorage.com/blog/organization/how-to-clean-patio-furniture/">How to Clean Patio Furniture Efficiently</a> &mdash; These techniques and cleaning solutions will rejuvenate your outdoor furniture and keep your backyard looking new all summer long. [Life Storage]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Lavender-Essential-Oil-42971475">9 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil</a> &mdash; Lavender's antifungal properties can help treat dandruff. Just add it to apple cider vinegar for a soothing rinse or combine it with other essential oils to make a pre-shampoo treatment. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/kids-money-important-financial-lessons-teach-kids/">Kids and Money: Important Financial Lessons to Teach Kids</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on important financial lessons to teach kids. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://madmoneymonster.com/2018/04/16/money-saving-checklist-for-moving-into-a-new-house/">Money Saving Checklist For Moving Into A New House</a> &mdash; Packing everything you own and moving to a new place is stressful enough without having to worry how you'll fit the moving expenses into your budget. Luckily, there are a number of ways to save money on moving while keeping your stuff safe. [Mad Money Monster]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0413/Insect-farms-emerge-as-an-alternate-source-of-protein">Insect farms emerge as an alternate source of protein</a> &mdash; Global food production giants are turning to insects in their search to find alternative sources of protein that are profitable and sustainable as animal feed or additives to human food. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneyunder30.com/7-side-hustle-accounting-mistakes-to-avoid">7 Side Hustle Accounting Mistakes To Avoid</a> &mdash; Don't let sloppy accounting be the reason your side hustle fails. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="https://diseasecalleddebt.com/spending-money-to-make-money-how-to-do-it-successfully/">Spending Money to Make Money: How to Do it Successfully</a> &mdash; The age-old axiom says you need to spend money to make money, but the key is to spend money wisely if you want greater returns in the future. [Disease Called Debt]</p> <p><a href="https://organized31.com/what-to-donate-to-an-animal-rescue-shelter/">What to Donate to an Animal Rescue Shelter</a> &mdash; Animal shelters are often short on things like food, blankets, cleaning supplies and other essentials. Check this list for items you can donate to an shelter &mdash; odds are, you can gather most of them right at home! [Organized31]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-earn-more-money-without-working-more-hours">6 Ways to Earn More Money — Without Working More Hours</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-downsides-to-a-bigger-paycheck">5 Downsides to a Bigger Paycheck</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">The Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips pay raise Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 2132844 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Make Money as a Superfan http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cosplay_as_kylo_ren_from_star_wars.jpg" alt="Cosplay as Kylo Ren from Star Wars" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being a devoted fan of something usually takes up a lot of time and money. But what if you could actually <em>make</em> money from being a superfan? Here are some ways you can turn your obsession with your favorite sports team, musician, celebrity, book, movie, TV show, or even video game into cold, hard cash.</p> <h2>Trade collectibles</h2> <p>Leverage your knowledge as a fan to spot collectibles and memorabilia that other fans would appreciate. With some study, you'll learn which items you can buy cheap at auctions, estate sales, and garage sales and sell at a profit. A perk of trading collectibles is that you will get to enjoy having the items around until they sell. Advertise your collectibles for sale on eBay or Craigslist. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-collectibles-that-almost-always-become-more-valuable?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Collectibles That Almost Always Become More Valuable</a>)</p> <h2>Make YouTube videos</h2> <p>You can earn ad revenue from posting videos on YouTube and getting a lot of views. In addition to ad revenue, you could also promote your own website or blog where viewers can go to purchase items or collectibles from you.</p> <p>You could make videos of yourself discussing concerts, new albums, and happenings with your favorite musicians, or even film yourself reacting to a new music video or song. You could upload videos of your commentary about sports news or events, or if you're a gamer, you could highlight game play video complete with tips and tricks. The options are endless. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos</a>)</p> <h2>Peddle merchandise near events</h2> <p>Set up a display of fan merchandise for sale near a concert or sporting event where there will be lots of pedestrian traffic from fans. You may need to get a permit to set up a vendor stand along the sidewalk, or you could strike a deal to sell your wares inside a coffee shop or restaurant near the event venue. A potential downside of this plan is that you could get stuck with unsold merchandise, but as a fan, you might not mind ending up with it. You can turn to eBay or Craigslist to try and unload more merch.</p> <h2>Sell handmade items on Etsy</h2> <p>If you are crafty, you can make fan items to sell on Etsy. For example, <em>Star Wars</em> fans are selling a wide range of items such as custom party invitations, costumes, necklaces, handmade T-shirts, and even light switches. You can also sell vintage items on Etsy that are not handmade, which is useful if you are fan of something that has been around long enough to become vintage.</p> <h2>Run a fan website, blog, podcast, or Facebook page</h2> <p>Offering free content for fans on a website, blog, podcast, or Facebook page allows you grow an audience and make money by selling advertising or promoting your own website where you can sell merchandise. Your content could include reviews or updates for concerts, albums, books, video games, movies, TV shows, or sports events.</p> <h2>Publish ebooks</h2> <p>You can take your interest as a fan to the next level by writing a nonfiction book on your favorite celebrity, musician, or team. Many successful ebooks are short reads, so an avid fan may be able to produce an ebook with a few weeks of effort.</p> <p>Another approach to writing as a fan is to produce a work of fan fiction based on your favorite book or movie universe. <a href="https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/worlds?ref_=kww_how_nav_1" target="_blank">Kindle Words</a> has a publishing program for fan fiction that has over 90 licensed fandoms, so they have permission to publish fan fiction from these universes. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-a-living-as-an-ebook-writer?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fhow-to-make-money-as-a-superfan&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHow%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520as%2520a%2520Superfan.jpg&amp;description=How%20to%20Make%20Money%20as%20a%20Superfan"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/How%20to%20Make%20Money%20as%20a%20Superfan.jpg" alt="How to Make Money as a Superfan" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dr-penny-pincher">Dr Penny Pincher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-totally-free-things-you-can-sell-on-ebay">8 Totally Free Things You Can Sell on eBay</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-money-and-declutter-by-selling-these-5-unlikely-treasures">Make Money and Declutter by Selling These 5 Unlikely Treasures</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-money-on-etsy-no-craft-required">How to Earn Money on Etsy — No Craft Required</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-start-flipping-items-for-cash-online">What You Need to Start Flipping Items for Cash Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-amazon-pay-you">7 Ways to Make Amazon Pay YOU!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income collectibles crafts craigslist eBay eBooks etsy fan pages fandoms Homemade selling superfans YouTube Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:00:06 +0000 Dr Penny Pincher 2119730 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Side Hustle? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_camera_water_483960820.jpg" alt="Woman taking photos as side hustle" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to Anissa, Kim, and Kelli for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Who doesn't want to earn more money? If getting a pay raise at your job is not an option, it makes a lot of sense to look into building a side hustle that can supplement your primary income.</p> <p><strong>Do you have a side hustle?</strong> What factors made you decide to look for work on the side? Do you have plans to turn your side hustle into a full-time job or business?</p> <p>Tell us about your side hustle and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win:</p> <ul> <li>Follow us on Twitter</li> <li>Follow our Executive Editor Janet Alvarez on Twitter</li> <li>Tweet about our giveaway for an entry.</li> <li>Visit our Facebook page for an entry.</li> </ul> <p>Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards:</p> <p><a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa369/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="79857dfa369" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_mmbqqvnd">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, April 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after April 2nd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and U.S. resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your side hustle and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-return-gifts-chance-to-win-10">Ask the Readers: Do you Return Gifts? (Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes">How I Make $800 on Month on eBay Selling Used Clothes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-part-time-jobs-to-do-while-your-kids-are-at-school">17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-bodily-fluids-you-can-exchange-for-cash">5 Bodily Fluids You Can Exchange for Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online">11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Giveaways Ask the Readers side hustle Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:30:16 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 2123149 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Best Skills for Making More Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_laptop_845705578.jpg" alt="Woman using skills to make more money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best skills for making more money, how to quit bad money habits that rob you blind, tips for preparing the soil for your vegetable garden.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.frugalrules.com/skills-to-learn-to-make-money/">6 Best Skills To Learn to Make Money That Anyone Can Do</a> &mdash; These are the best skills to learn if you want to make extra money on the side. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneytalksnews.com/10-bad-money-habits-that-rob-you-blind-and-how-quit-them/#at_pco=cfd-1.0">How to Quit 10 Bad Money Habits That Rob You Blind</a> &mdash; These bad habits can really undermine your savings progress. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="https://thetinylife.com/how-to-prepare-soil-for-vegetable-gardens/">How To Prepare Soil For Vegetable Gardens</a> &mdash; A successful vegetable garden starts with prepping the soil. Learn how to build a raised bed, what kinds of soil to use, and how to water your garden.&nbsp; [The Tiny Life]</p> <p><a href="https://theartofsimple.net/distractedreader/">Five Tips for the Distracted Reader</a> &mdash; Distractions are everywhere. Use these strategies to help you stay focused on the page. [The Art of Simple]</p> <p><a href="https://everythingfinanceblog.com/23974/save-money-dining-out.html">6 Simple Ways to Save Money While Dining Out</a> &mdash; If you're pretty flexible about what you eat at a restaurant, order the specials for the best value. [Everything Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Remove-Sweat-Stains-31003483">How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts</a> &mdash; Odds are, you already have these eco-friendly ingredients at home. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0316/Studying-snowflakes-could-provide-clues-to-atmospheric-conditions">Studying snowflakes could provide clues to atmospheric conditions</a> &mdash; Snowflake samples that can provide information on climate change and snow melt patterns. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2018/03/16/the-real-cost-of-financial-clutter-on-the-road-to-a-remarkable-life/">The Real Cost of Financial Clutter on the Road to a Remarkable Life</a> &mdash; Financial clutter can wind through many aspects of your life, at home and at work. They drain your money, time and energy. [Unclutterer]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/dollar-store-health-wellness-tips/">Dollar Store Guide to Health and Wellness: Five You Should Buy, Six You Should Skip</a> &mdash; Not everything is a good deal at the dollar store, especially what it comes to health items. Here are the products you should shop and skip! [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="https://www.getrichslowly.org/power-of-compounding/">The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time</a> &mdash; Learn how to use the power of compounding to grow your wealth! [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others">13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheap-ways-to-increase-your-knowledge-and-earning-potential">9 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Knowledge and Earning Potential</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">The Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips skills Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:24 +0000 Amy Lu 2119999 at http://www.wisebread.com 13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others http://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young_woman_taking_the_dinner_out_of_the_oven.jpg" alt="Young woman taking the dinner out of the oven" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are people always asking to pick your brain? Do you find yourself spending hours every week having coffee with people who want to learn how to do what you do, or fielding questions on social media? Helping others is great &mdash; but your time and expertise is valuable. Consider taking your teaching to a more formal level, for financial gain. Here are a few ways you can do that.</p> <h2>1. Make YouTube videos</h2> <p>You have probably heard of YouTube stars who buy mansions and yachts on the proceeds from their video gaming or package-opening videos. But you don't need to be famous: Plenty of lesser known people are earning respectable side incomes on the popular video platform. YouTube even has its own resources for teaching people <a href="https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/lesson/revenue-basics" target="_blank">how to create income-earning videos</a>.</p> <p>What could you make videos about? If you're good with technology, videos about troubleshooting computer and phone problems are popular. Others have made money teaching music and cooking lessons on YouTube. The options are endless. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos</a>)</p> <h2>2. Start a blog</h2> <p>If you prefer writing over making videos &mdash; or if you want to do both &mdash; you can teach your skills via a blog. You may not be able to quit your day job right away (or ever), but successful bloggers can earn thousands a year through advertising and affiliate sales, and many also enjoy receiving free products and travel opportunities. It's easy to find a free or low-cost blogging platform &mdash; like WordPress &mdash; to get started. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-money-by-starting-a-blog?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make Money by Starting a Blog?</a>)</p> <h2>3. Create an online course</h2> <p>You may have seen heavily marketed online courses taught by celebrities, but did you know that anyone can create an online course on any topic? You can choose any length you want, from a few hours to a 30-day course or longer.</p> <p>Online class platforms such as <a href="https://www.udemy.com/" target="_blank">Udemy</a>, <a href="https://www.skillshare.com/" target="_blank">Skillshare</a>, <a href="https://www.braincert.com/bc/our-platform" target="_blank">Braincert</a>, or <a href="https://teachable.com/" target="_blank">Teachable</a> can help you get started. This money making gambit is especially suitable for folks who are already doing the previous two items on this list, since having a large following on YouTube, Facebook, or a blog is the best way to sell an online course. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a>)</p> <h2>4. Write an ebook</h2> <p>Writing about a skill you have to share, especially one that can help others make money, can mean big business. But before you get your hopes up, consider that not everyone rakes it in selling an ebook. What makes the difference? As with creating an online course, having a built-in audience helps. Another approach is to pick a popular topic. Take a look at the sales figures of other books on the topics you want to write about, and choose the one with the best numbers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-a-living-as-an-ebook-writer?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?</a>)</p> <h2>5. Host a painting and wine party</h2> <p>You've probably been invited to at least one those parties where you enjoy adult beverages while a teacher guides you through creating a simple oil or acrylic painting. If you're an art teacher looking to make money on the side, or simply an artist by hobby, you probably have the skills necessary to teach one of these fun classes. You could get an instructor job at a paint-and-sip place, or simply try hosting a party at home or in a rented space.</p> <h2>6. Offer music lessons</h2> <p>What did Marian the Librarian in <em>The Music Man</em> do during her off hours? That's right &mdash; give piano lessons. Teaching music is one of the oldest side hustles around. But like everything, the internet has changed that game, so now you can offer online lessons, or list your in-person lessons online on sites such as <a href="https://www.moonlighting.com/" target="_blank">Moonlighting</a>.</p> <h2>7. Start a podcast</h2> <p>If you are an expert in a particular field, but would rather talk about it than write it down, a podcast may be your vehicle. You can purchase good quality microphones pretty inexpensively these days, and if you don't know how to get started, you can take an <a href="https://www.thepodcasthost.com/academy/course-library/podcast-launch-course/" target="_blank">online course in podcast launching</a>. Once you get the hang of it, you could even make money teaching others to podcast.</p> <h2>8. Help keep Rover in line</h2> <p>Did you train your dog to sit, heel, and change the channel on the TV? Lots of other pet owners would like to learn to do the same. There aren't many courses out there for aspiring dog trainers, so a good route is to apprentice an experienced trainer. Volunteering at a local shelter can also help you build up your animal handling skills.</p> <h2>9. Teach at the local community center</h2> <p>Local museums, libraries, and school districts host classes on anything from how to use Excel to how to knit socks. If you are interested in building a (potentially more lucrative) business giving private lessons in your expertise, teaching a class might be a good way to get the word out.</p> <h2>10. Teach a college course</h2> <p>Even if you don't have an advanced degree, if you are successful in your field, you may be a welcome voice &quot;from the industry&quot; in a college program such as journalism or computer programming.</p> <h2>11. Coach a sports team</h2> <p>All those years playing softball or soccer could pay off in the form of a school or city youth team coach. There are also lots of parents out there who want to give their kids an edge by hiring a one-on-one coach. List yourself on a site such as <a href="https://www.coachup.com/" target="_blank">Coachup</a>, and don't forget word of mouth as well.</p> <h2>12. Tutor</h2> <p>You can post a notice on a school bulletin board or local online group to meet one-on-one with kids preparing for the SAT or struggling in school. Or, you can sign up for one of the many <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor?ref=internal" target="_blank">online tutoring sites</a>. Some, such as Chegg and VIPKid, pay $20 an hour or more.</p> <h2>13. Be a guide</h2> <p>If your skill is kayaking, hiking, or trailblazing, you can share that by leading groups into the great outdoors on anything from a day hike to a multiweek camping trip. Freelance or connect yourself to a tour company for steadier work. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-great-side-jobs-for-outdoorsy-types?ref=seealso" target="_blank">12 Great Side Jobs for Outdoorsy Types</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F13%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520Teaching%2520Your%2520Skills%2520to%2520Others.jpg&amp;description=13%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Teaching%20Your%20Skills%20to%20Others"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/13%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Teaching%20Your%20Skills%20to%20Others.jpg" alt="13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-during-a-semester-abroad">7 Ways to Make Money During a Semester Abroad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor">How to Earn $1,000 a Month or More as an Online Tutor</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan">How to Make Money as a Superfan</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income arts blogging eBooks lessons music side gigs side jobs skills teaching Tutoring writing YouTube Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:24 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2115358 at http://www.wisebread.com 4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick's Day http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/two_girls_in_a_wig_and_a_cap.jpg" alt="Two girls in a wig and a cap" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, you're probably anticipating things like parades, pub crawls, and all the green-themed festivities to come. You might even be looking forward to some of your favorite foods that show up around this time of year: McDonald's famous Shamrock Shake, Irish soda bread, and, of course, corned beef and cabbage.</p> <p>According to the National Retail Federation, Americans planned to spend a whopping $5.3 billion for St. Patrick's Day 2017. Presumably, that number could rise for 2018 if past spending trends continue. Either way, St. Patrick's Day means big businesses for cities, venues and, if you play your cards right, people like you.</p> <p>If you want to capitalize on all the ways people will be spending money for St. Patrick's Day, here are some ideas to get you started.</p> <h2>Create and sell St. Patrick's Day crafts</h2> <p>You can search for popular St. Patty's Day crafts that people are looking to buy on sites like Pinterest or Etsy. You'll find tons of ideas that will inspire you to get creative. People are often looking to buy party favors, home decor, clothing, knickknacks, and other accessories to make their favorite Irish holiday complete. If you can make some of these yourself, you could see the profits roll in.</p> <p>If you're more of a designer than a crafter, you can start a tee shirt campaign with no money at all. Places like Bonfire, TeeSpring, and SunFrog let you design a custom shirt and presell it so the printing is fully funded. Once your shirt ships to your customers, the production platform takes a cut and sends the leftover profits to you.</p> <p>Advertise your creations on social media or on marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, Mercari, or Offer Up. It's best to get started early so you have enough time to research your idea, create it, advertise, and make sales. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sites-to-sell-your-arts-and-crafts?Ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Sites to Sell Your Arts and Crafts</a>)</p> <h2>Ride sharing</h2> <p>With all the parties, parades, pub crawls, and related celebrations that usually take place around St. Patricks Day, there will be a lot of drinking. People who spend the day (and night) drinking will need safe, responsible ways to get to and from various locations. Plus, those who need to get around the crowds in major cities will need help with the hassles of parking or transporting small kids in the massive crowds. That's where ride sharing comes in.</p> <p>As a driver for Uber or Lyft, you stand to make a decent profit in such a peak time. If you time your availability right, you could find yourself pretty busy on the weekend and weekdays leading up to St. Patrick's Day, when many celebrations take place. Make sure you are close to the action and get approved as a driver beforehand to make the most of this opportunity. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-money-driving-for-uber-or-lyft?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Earn Extra Money Driving for Uber or Lyft</a>)</p> <h2>Baby-sit</h2> <p>Again, from the party perspective, this gig could be the &quot;gold at the end of the rainbow.&quot; Think about it. There's bound to be parents who'll use this opportunity to party hard without the kiddies in tow. Baby sitters can be pretty hard to come by in some places, so it's likely there will be a premium for baby-sitting around &quot;hot&quot; times like St. Patrick's Day.</p> <p>Use online sitter marketplaces like Chime, Sittercity, or Care.com. It doesn't hurt to check pet care apps like Rover or Wag, either &mdash; pet parents will need care for their fur babies, too.</p> <p>Start building your profile as early as you can. Go through the proper vetting and maybe even get a few jobs under your belt for reviews. This way, you will be a desirable candidate when parents (or pet parents) start their search for a sitter for St. Patrick's Day.</p> <h2>Be a hired hand</h2> <p>Many government and private citizens host St. Patrick's Day celebrations, which means there will be lots of extra work to go around. You can call down to your local city or village hall to find out what additional services might be needed during city-sponsored celebrations.</p> <p>You can also put a listing in the &quot;gigs&quot; section of Craigslist or your local Facebook marketplace advertising any services you can offer. There are even Facebook groups where people sell recipes and crafts for holidays like St. Patrick's Day.</p> <p>Whatever you're offering, there's bound to be plenty to do as many gear up to make the most of the fun times to be had on St. Patrick's Day.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F4%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520From%2520St.%2520Patricks%2520Day.jpg&amp;description=4%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20St.%20Patricks%20Day"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/4%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20St.%20Patricks%20Day.jpg" alt="4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick's Day" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/aja-mcclanahan">Aja McClanahan</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-seasonal-side-hustles-thatll-cover-your-holiday-spending">8 Seasonal Side Hustles That&#039;ll Cover Your Holiday Spending</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-creative-ways-to-make-money-on-super-bowl-sunday">8 Creative Ways to Make Money on Super Bowl Sunday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan">How to Make Money as a Superfan</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-kind-of-auto-insurance-do-uber-drivers-need">What Kind of Auto Insurance Do Uber Drivers Need?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income baby-sitting crafts fast cash helping Holidays lyft ride sharing selling side gigs St. Patrick's Day Uber Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:00:06 +0000 Aja McClanahan 2111122 at http://www.wisebread.com 11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young_african_female_entrepreneur_hard_at_work_on_a_laptop.jpg" alt="Young African female entrepreneur hard at work on a laptop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The internet has opened up a million and one possibilities for earning money online. But not everyone knows exactly where to look, or how to get started. The good news is, many moneymaking opportunities don't require years of training or experience. Having those doesn't hurt, but even novices to the job market can earn money online. Whether you're strapped for cash and looking for a quick way to earn a few bucks, or you're interested in making some serious long-term income, here are 11 ideas to get you started.</p> <h2>1. Start a blog</h2> <p>You may have heard that the top blogs on the internet bring in millions of dollars per year from advertising or other sources of income such as affiliate marketing. But blogs with much smaller readerships can make great incomes, too. It takes hard work and dedication to build an audience, but it doesn't take long to set up a blog. Pick a subject you're knowledgeable and passionate about and start writing.</p> <p>When my wife and I started our travel blog, we didn't know the first thing about WordPress, CSS, HTML, or any other blogging tools. We were complete newbies, but we have since built our site up to be one of the 50 most popular travel blogs on the web.</p> <p>You don't need previous experience to become a blogger. You can research and learn everything you need to know on other blogs and in YouTube tutorials. My favorite places to learn about blogging are Neil Patel's blog, w3schools, WP Beginner, and the Yoast SEO blog.</p> <h2>2. Sell your stuff</h2> <p>Those boxes of junk stashed under the bed, the clothes you no longer wear taking up space in your closet, and even your old electronics and appliances can all be converted into hard cash. Simply sign up to an online marketplace site and get listing. It's surprising how much you can make from things you no longer want or need. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Make $800 a Month Selling Used Clothes on eBay</a>)</p> <h2>3. Take surveys</h2> <p>Large companies pay good money to get an understanding of how consumers think, and these days they often use online surveys to do that. There are lots of sites that allow you to complete surveys for various clients, so sign up for a few. You probably won't get rich taking surveys, but avid survey takers can earn up to $500 per month. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-pays-more-online-surveys-or-the-gig-economy?ref=seealso" target="_blank">What Pays More: Online Surveys or the Gig Economy?</a>)</p> <h2>4. Create a YouTube channel</h2> <p>YouTube enables people to earn money through advertising when their videos get a high number of views. To <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=internal" target="_blank">make good money on YouTube</a>, you'll need to create engaging videos that attract a large audience. But even small monetized channels can bring in a few dollars per month, so if you've got something to say, get started and see what you can build from there.</p> <p>You don't necessarily need a background in filmmaking. In fact, many of the most popular creators have built an audience using very basic filming equipment. What the top talent does have in common, though, is a sense of humor. Laughter sells, so if you're a closet comedian, this may be your medium.</p> <p>Even if you're not a natural-born clown, if you've got a unique personality or something that's visually interesting to show, you may be able to grow a following that can eventually lead to an income.</p> <h2>5. Sell stock photos</h2> <p>If you've got an eye for a great photo, now it's easier than ever to sell your images online through stock sites like Shutterstock. Companies pay to use these images for various purposes and you get a percentage of each sale when a company buys your image. The photos need to be of excellent quality, but that doesn't mean you have to be a pro photographer to sell images. Even a single photo that's frequently purchased can make a lot of cash.</p> <p>I've sold photos this way and I'm by no means a professional photographer. Like many people, I take thousands of photos and every once in awhile, I take one that's worth purchasing. I use my blog as an online portfolio, but I've also sold photos directly to brands and through online marketplaces. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a>)</p> <h2>6. Become a virtual assistant</h2> <p>If you have experience as an assistant, or simply love organizing and planning, this could be the perfect virtual business for you. Get paid by companies or even individuals for completing administrative tasks from the comfort of your home. Sites like Upwork are a good starting place to find clients, but there are also a lot of niche agencies that are constantly on the lookout for reliable assistants.</p> <p>A lot of virtual assistant work will require previous experience, but not all of it. I've personally hired VAs to do very simple tasks that can be done by anybody, like going through my email list and finding emails with first names in them, or copying and pasting code to multiple parts of my website. Many people who hire VAs will expect to have to train them, so you can often find work as a VA with no previous experience.</p> <h2>7. Rent out your parking space</h2> <p>If you have a driveway or a parking space in a location where parking is sought after or expensive, then you can earn money by renting it out. Whether it's a short-term rental or a yearlong agreement, sites like Parqex allow you to list your space for free and rent it out when it's convenient for you. Manage it all online and get paid directly into your bank account with no hassle.</p> <h2>8. Teach online</h2> <p>If you have teaching experience, there are plenty of opportunities out there to tutor people in real time online. But even if you're not a qualified teacher, you can still sign up as a native English speaker to help people with their conversational English skills. Sites like italki allow you to create a profile, set your rates, and gather clients through the site. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Created and Sold My Online Course</a>)</p> <h2>9. Social media management</h2> <p>If you adore Insta, are fabulous on Facebook, or are a pro at Pinterest, then you could be putting your skills to use as a social media manager. Companies pay good money for people to create and curate engaged audiences on their social media platforms. If you can put together a growth strategy that works and create shareable content that appeals to a large audience, you'll be in high demand.</p> <p>Similar to VA work, it helps to have some previous experience in social media to get hired, but not all social tasks require an expert. Many of the tasks that people are looking for are mundane and repetitive, but can be done by anyone.</p> <p>Start out working for smaller blogs for less money and completing the simplest tasks. As you learn, you can work yourself up to higher paying jobs. Request to join different Facebook groups that have a lot of bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Post in the group that you're looking for work and you may be surprised at how many people are looking to hire others to help with social media.</p> <h2>10. Rent your possessions</h2> <p>Did you know that there are peer-to-peer rental websites that allow you to make money simply by renting out belongings that you don't use? That bike that's gathering dust in your garage, the digital camera that only comes out at Thanksgiving, or even the barbecue that only gets fired up once a year &mdash; all could be earning you a passive income. Sites like Zilok allow you to list your items easily and you can quickly begin earning an income from them. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-surprising-things-you-can-rent-for-extra-cash?ref=seealso" target="_blank">13 Surprising Things You Can Rent for Extra Cash</a>)</p> <h2>11. Rent out your home</h2> <p>If you have a spare room in your house or apartment, or spend long periods of time away from home, you could be <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=internal" target="_blank">making money from Airbnb</a> or <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-vacation-rental-alternatives-to-airbnb?ref=internal" target="_blank">other short-term rental sites</a>. You don't even have to be a host yourself. You can pay to have a local co-host who looks after all of the time consuming bits while you sit back and watch your bank balance grow.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online&amp;media=%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F11%2520Ways%2520Anyone%2520Can%2520Make%2520Money%2520Online%2520%25281%2529.jpg%22%20alt%3D%2211%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online%22%20width%3D%22212%22%20height%3D%22605%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2Fp%3E&amp;description=11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <div align="center"> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online.jpg" alt="11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online" width="250" height="374" /></p> </div> <div style="display: none;"> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online%20%281%29.jpg" alt="11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online" width="212" height="605" /></p> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-creative-remote-jobs-that-can-supplement-your-retirement-income">4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash">3 Online Affiliate Programs That Can Make You Extra Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-ways-to-earn-money-online">7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes">How I Make $800 on Month on eBay Selling Used Clothes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income make extra money make money online remote jobs side hustle sidegig work from home Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:30:05 +0000 Nick Wharton 2103692 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Ways Your Pet Can Earn a Paycheck http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/having_fun_with_my_dog.jpg" alt="Having fun with my dog" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We pet parents love our fur-babies, often to the detriment of our budgets. Does my dog Jaxon need a fancy Christmas sweater? Of course not &mdash; but is it appropriate for him to visit Santa naked? Also no. If you're a pet parent, I know you feel me on this.</p> <p>But what if I told you that instead of costing you money, your pet(s) could make you some? It's true! And here are six ways how.</p> <h2>1. Turn your pet into a social media star</h2> <p>I'm usually looking at three things on Instagram: beautiful food, hot bods, and cute pets. And if you're the parent of an adorable animal, you can turn that gush-inducing face into a source of income using the image-based social media platform.</p> <p>Take Grumpy Cat, for instance, who became world famous via Instagram. This led to many lucrative merchandising deals, including clothing, toys, iced coffee (that one's a bit of a head-scratcher), and a TV movie. There are plenty of other furry-famous stars, too &mdash; like Doug the Pug and Wally the Bunny, who are cute enough to end wars, but instead bring home the bacon.</p> <p>Jeff Moriarty details how he and his wife got one of their cats into the Instagram game. He says they only spend about one hour a month total on the project, but have experienced local success.</p> <p>&quot;One cat food brand asked if they could use her photo, and provided us with quite a few bags of cat food in exchange,&quot; he says. &quot;Since then we have tagged some of her photos with other brands of cat toys, food, and furniture, and have been given products from those brands in exchange for the use of her photos. While it's not exactly a paycheck, it's products we would normally have to pay for, so she's definitely paying her share for living in our home rent-free.&quot;</p> <p>To try your hand at making your fur-baby Insta-famous, you should aim to make two to three high-quality posts per day so you can build interest and consistency. A unique hashtag using your pet's name can also help grow their popularity. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig</a>)</p> <h2>2. Consider more traditional media, like modeling and acting</h2> <p>If you're not savvy enough to make your pet a star on Instagram, there are modeling and acting opportunities out there if your pet has the &quot;look&quot; and/or the talent.</p> <p>Ashley Rossiter of MirrorMePR, which represents horses and canines, says there are a few specialist agencies who have animals on their books. Depending on how well-behaved your pet is, you might have a chance of getting on those books as well, and getting your pet into photographic, film, and TV work.</p> <p>&quot;We look for animals that are well-behaved, confident in themselves, and of course, are photogenic,&quot; she explains.</p> <h2>3. Upload stock images of your pet</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5170/Jaxon_Photo-Credit-Brooke-Jacobs.jpg" width="286" height="400" alt="" /></p> <p>(Photo: <a href="https://www.brookejacobs.com/" target="_blank">Brooke Jacobs</a>)</p> <p>If you're handy with a camera and take nice photos, you may be able to sell images of your pet on stock photo sites like Shutterstock. A friend of mine does this. She offers free prints to pet parents she finds on Craigslist for allowing her to photograph the animal for greeting cards, stock images, and more. My own dog was featured on Martha Stewart's website as a result, and I was given several great photos of the shoot that I proudly hang in my home.</p> <h2>4. Sell your chicken's eggs</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5170/Photo%20Credit-%20Matt%20Bowen.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>(Photo: Matt Bowen)</p> <p>Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular &mdash; I have a couple friends who do this &mdash; and it's more than it's cracked up to be. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) My pals Matt and Tim started raising chickens last year, and from 20 birds, they've netted $300 in additional income by selling farm-fresh eggs at their workplaces and to family and friends for $4 per dozen. They have a sizable piece of land, but anybody can raise chickens. Check your local laws and do some research before committing. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-moneymaker?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Moneymaker</a>)</p> <h2>5. Offer your alpaca's wool to garment makers</h2> <p>Alpaca fiber is a hot commodity these days, used by garment makers to create all sorts of items from blankets to couture gowns. My friend Celeste Malvar-Stewart, a fashion designer in Columbus, Ohio, engages in the latter &mdash; buying fleece from a local farm to turn out incredible dresses and other pieces, like soft, one-of-a-kind scarves.</p> <p>Alpacas range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, and they yield between five and 13 pounds of fiber annually, depending on the size of the animal.</p> <h2>6. Charge people to cuddle with your pets</h2> <p>There are a lot of animal lovers out there, some of whom will pay you to spend time with your pet. I know it sounds off the wall, but if you live in a big city where pet ownership is often restricted by landlords, you can try to make a go of it.</p> <p>When I lived in Manhattan, I had the bright idea to sell cuddle time with my dog Jaxon as a way to make money, but also to provide him with company while I was at work all day. It wasn't a million-dollar idea, but I did find a few people online (mostly through a Craigslist ad) who were willing to pay $20&ndash;$25 for a few hours of play time or just relaxing on the couch together.</p> <p>People get lonely, and pets can help alleviate that, so it makes sense. I vetted the people who came to hang out with Jaxon to avoid putting him in danger, and once I felt comfortable enough, he and his new cuddle buddy had a mutually beneficial relationship. Certainly not for everyone, but if you know what you're doing, you can make this work. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-400-a-week-as-a-pet-sitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F6%2520Ways%2520Your%2520Pet%2520Can%2520Earn%2520a%2520Paycheck.jpg&amp;description=6%20Ways%20Your%20Pet%20Can%20Earn%20a%20Paycheck"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/6%20Ways%20Your%20Pet%20Can%20Earn%20a%20Paycheck.jpg" alt="6 Ways Your Pet Can Earn a Paycheck" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig">How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-6-instragrammers-are-getting-rich-by-traveling-the-world">These 6 Instragrammers Are Getting Rich by Traveling the World</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-govt-social-media-accounts-you-should-follow">12 Gov&#039;t Social Media Accounts You Should Follow</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-one-social-media-micro-star-gets-lots-of-free-stuff">How I Scored Tons of Free Stuff By Building a Small Social Media Audience</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income alpacas animals chickens commercials instagram livestock pets social media Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:00:06 +0000 Mikey Rox 2094583 at http://www.wisebread.com 4 Easy Ways to Get Richer In 2018 http://www.wisebread.com/4-easy-ways-to-get-richer-in-2018 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-easy-ways-to-get-richer-in-2018" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/smiling_woman_posing_with_piggy_bank.jpg" alt="Smiling woman posing with piggy bank" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new year is a great time to start practicing better financial habits. Implementing good money habits on January 1 and committing to keeping them up throughout the year will make you richer by the end of 2018 than you were at the start.</p> <p>Read on to learn just how much adopting these habits can enrich you throughout 2018.</p> <h2>1. Increase your 401(k) contribution by 1 percent: End 2018 with nearly $1,000 more</h2> <p>You are certainly aware of the importance of saving for retirement. Putting money aside when you are young will allow compound interest to do its magic and provide you with a comfortable retirement. In addition, if your employer matches some of your contributions to your retirement account, you can increase your retirement nest egg that much faster.</p> <p>But if you already feel financially squeezed, you might assume that it's not worth the trouble to put aside the little bit extra. That is simply untrue. With just a 1 percent additional contribution to your 401(k), you could end 2018 almost $1,000 richer than if you'd instead blown that money on something frivolous.</p> <p>Here's how. The average full-time wage and salary worker in the U.S. currently earns $44,668 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Let's say that's your salary. That means increasing your savings rate by 1 percent would add $446 more per year to your retirement account. And since $446 over 12 months is only going to result in $18.60 deducted from your bimonthly paychecks, it's unlikely you'll even notice the difference.</p> <p>If your employer matches your contribution and you have not yet maxed out the matching amount, that $446 will magically become $892.</p> <p>The average rate of return for 401(k) plans ranges between 5 and 8 percent per year. If we assume an 8 percent return on the investment of $892, that's $71.36 in growth for 2018 alone. So for a mere $18.60 per paycheck, you might end the year $963.36 richer.</p> <p>And even if you are not lucky enough to have employer matching &mdash; or you've already maxed it out &mdash; you could get the same result by increasing your 401(k) contribution by 2 percent. That would still only &quot;cost&quot; you $37.22 per bimonthly paycheck, and result in nearly $1,000 in additional wealth by the end of the year. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-simple-ways-to-boost-an-underperforming-401k?Ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Simple Ways to Boost an Underperforming 401(k)</a>)</p> <h2>2. Reduce how often you dine out: End 2018 with $900 more</h2> <p>According to a 2016 Zagat survey on American dining, the average person eats a restaurant- or commercially-prepared meal 4.5 times a week. All that dining out adds up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found the average American household spent $3,154 on restaurant dining in 2016.</p> <p>If you cut out one restaurant meal per week in 2018, you can end the year $455 richer. Cut out two meals per week, and you'll have $911 more in your pocket.</p> <p>Here's the math. The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates that the average American household spent $4,049 in 2016 on groceries. Assuming those households are dining out 4.5 times per week or for 234 meals per year &mdash; we can figure out exactly how much you save by brown bagging your lunch or eating at home.</p> <p>Presuming you eat three meals a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, there are a total of 1,092 meals to account for in the year. If you're eating 234 of those meals at restaurants, you are spending $4,049 per year on 858 meals at home (1,092 meals total - 234 restaurant meals = 858 meals at home). Now, $4,049 divided by 858 meals comes to an average cost of $4.71 per meal.</p> <p>If you're spending $3,154 on 234 restaurant meals per year, you're spending an average $13.47 per meal ($3,154 / 234 meals = $13.47). That means you're saving $8.76 per meal whenever you eat at home rather than at a restaurant ($13.47 - $4.71 = $8.76).</p> <p>Let's say you reduce your dining out by one meal per week, or 52 meals total. That will save you $455.52 total ($8.76 x 52 = $455.52). Reduce your dining out by two meals per week, or 104 meals total for the year, and you'll save about $911.04 ($8.76 x 104 = $911.04). (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-eating-the-10-most-over-priced-restaurant-menu-items?Ref=seealso" target="_blank">Are You Eating the 10 Most Over-Priced Restaurant Menu Items?</a>)</p> <h2>3. Send an extra $100 to your credit card each month: Save more than $1,000 in interest</h2> <p>According to ValuePenguin, the average indebted household carrying credit card debt owes $10,955. According to CreditCards.com, the average APR is 16.15 percent, which works out to 0.013 percent per day. This means the average household will pay $3,675 in interest over the life of the loan if they make the minimum payment of 3 percent (or $329) per month, and it will take 45 months (that is, from January 2018 all the way through to October 2021) to reach the payoff date.</p> <p>But if you send just $100 more to your credit card per month, you'll save $1,117 in interest, and cut a full 13 months off your repayment schedule. You can achieve this by simply putting an additional $50 from each bimonthly paycheck toward debt repayment. That would also help you reach debt freedom a year earlier. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-fastest-method-to-eliminate-credit-card-debt?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The Fastest Method to Eliminate Credit Card Debt</a>)</p> <h2>4. Do more with your tax refund: End 2018 with nearly $6,500 more</h2> <p>If you're like the average American, your tax refund in 2017 was around $3,050. But too many people fritter that money away. While it's certainly exciting to get a payday from Uncle Sam every tax season, you could be doing much more with your money than blowing it as soon as the IRS check clears.</p> <p>Let's say you file your return in April and get your refund in May. If you put that $3,050 into an index fund by June and it earns 8 percent interest, you'll have $3,195 by the end of the year. That's $145 in earnings.</p> <p>In addition to that, you decide to change your withholding in January 2018 so you're not giving the IRS an interest-free loan. You keep $254 more from each paycheck ($3,050/12 = $254), and invest it in that 8 percent index fund. By the end of the year, you'll have earned $135 in interest, for a total of $3,183.</p> <p>All together, your savings and interest add up to $6,378 for 2018. That's a hefty boost to your long-term financial security in exchange for saving the tax windfall you would have otherwise spent.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F4-easy-ways-to-get-richer-in-2018&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F4%2520Easy%2520Ways%2520to%2520Get%2520Richer%2520In%25202018.jpg&amp;description=4%20Easy%20Ways%20to%20Get%20Richer%20In%202018"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/4%20Easy%20Ways%20to%20Get%20Richer%20In%202018.jpg" alt="4 Easy Ways to Get Richer In 2018" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-easy-ways-to-get-richer-in-2018">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-easy-ways-to-build-an-emergency-fund-from-0">7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-come-up-with-1000-in-the-next-30-days">How to Come Up With $1,000 in the Next 30 Days</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-you-can-cut-costs-right-before-you-retire-0">6 Ways You Can Cut Costs Right Before You Retire</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-millennials-with-kids-may-become-the-richest-retirees-yet">How Millennials With Kids May Become the Richest Retirees Yet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/youve-been-saving-money-all-wrong-heres-why">You&#039;ve Been Saving Money All Wrong. Here&#039;s Why</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Extra Income 401(k) contributions credit card debt cutting costs expenses restaurants richer saving money taxes withholdings Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:07 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 2074908 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 10 Fun Ways to Make Money on New Year's Eve http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-fun-ways-to-make-money-on-new-years-eve <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-10-fun-ways-to-make-money-on-new-years-eve" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2018_money_jar_844863626.jpg" alt="Making money on New Year&#039;s Eve" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to make money on New Year&rsquo;s Eve, awesome organization hacks, and tips for amateur photographers.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/ways-to-make-money-on-new-years-eve/">10 Ways You Can Make Money This New Year&rsquo;s Eve (And Still Have Fun!)</a> &mdash; Take advantage of the festive atmosphere and take snapshots that you can sell to stock photo sites. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Organization-Tips-DIYs-34385347">41 Insanely Awesome Organization Hacks</a> &mdash; Paint your keys to nail polish to help you remember which one opens what door. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/tips-for-amateur-photographers/">7 Tips For Amateur Photographers You Need To Know</a> &mdash; From how to hold your camera to performing basic post-processing, these tips will help any amateur step up their photography game. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/5-common-moving-mistakes-to-avoid-im/">5 Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid</a> &mdash; Don't settle for an unknown moving company. Ask for a personal referral from family or friends and do your research to find moving companies with a solid reputation and years of experience. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/28/pf/money-dont-dos/index.html?section=money_pf">5 money mistakes to avoid in the new year</a> &mdash; Stop using easy payment methods, like one-click shopping payment or saving your credit card number on your computer, retailers' websites, or virtual wallets. The easier it is to spend, the less you are aware of the costs. [CNN Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.thesimpledollar.com/avoiding-the-trap-of-financially-dependent-children/">Avoiding the Trap of Financially Dependent Children</a> &mdash; It's important to realize that enabling is not helping. Make it clear to your children that you'll help them only if they take action to help themselves. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/12/21/how-to-give-a-toast/">How to Give a Toast</a> &mdash; A toast is supposed to be improvisation, but preparation is key to raising your glass with confidence and style. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/trapped-in-a-bubble-trying-to-fit-in-this-might-help/">Trapped In a Bubble Trying to Fit In? This Might Help.</a> &mdash; Don't let yourself be trapped by a bubble! It's okay to change yourself so that you can be accepted by YOU. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/8-easy-ways-camp-tent-like-pro/">8 Easy Ways To Camp in A Tent Like A Pro</a> &mdash; When you get a new tent, always pitch it in your backyard first so you can figure out the most comfortable way to sleep. [easyWays]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/1228/Can-super-corals-save-the-reefs">Can 'super-corals' save the reefs?</a> &mdash; Some coral species will likely adapt to changing ocean conditions, but that resilience may come at the cost of biodiversity. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-fun-ways-to-make-money-on-new-years-eve">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-on-thanksgiving">11 Ways to Make Money on Thanksgiving</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-your-hobby-pay-its-way">Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-make-money-on-halloween">15 Ways to Make Money on Halloween</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-money-making-activities-you-can-do-today">5 Money Making Activities You Can Do Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-a-drone">How to Earn Extra Income With a Drone</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips make money new years eve Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:30:15 +0000 Amy Lu 2080126 at http://www.wisebread.com 3 Online Affiliate Programs That Can Make You Extra Cash http://www.wisebread.com/3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young_man_in_glasses_typing_on_laptop.jpg" alt="Young man in glasses typing on laptop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The web is awash with deceptive stories and clickbait ads claiming you can make millions online with little or no effort. So it's no wonder people think earning money via the internet is a shady and fruitless endeavor. However, there are plenty of legitimate methods of making money online, and affiliate marketing is one of them.</p> <p>There are thousands of reputable companies looking to work with publishers to help promote their products and services. Whether you're looking to earn a full-time salary or supplement your income with a few extra dollars each month, affiliate marketing is a great option to explore. Here are three affiliate programs that can earn you money online.</p> <h2>What is an affiliate program?</h2> <p>Affiliate programs are a form of online marketing employed by advertisers seeking referrals from a wide range of sources. They usually offer a commission, which reflects a percentage of every sale made from the referral link. So if you have a website or a mailing list and you link to a product or retailer using a tracking link, the advertiser will know that that customer came from your link and if they buy, you will be paid commission.</p> <p>It's beneficial for the company because it receives both advertising and sales leads that it wouldn't necessarily be able to access otherwise. It's also beneficial for you and their other affiliate publishers, who are able to make money from sales without actually having to get involved in handling the transaction. Since all you're doing is essentially connecting people with products, affiliate marketing can be one of the most time- and cost-effective methods to make money online. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-passive-income-online?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Ways to Make Passive Income Online</a>)</p> <h2>How to set up your affiliate program</h2> <p>If you have an established following, whether it's on your company website, a personal blog, or on social media, then it's easier to find an affiliate program you can implement. Some have requirements that you'll need to meet before being accepted as an affiliate, but many are open to anyone and have a very basic registration process.</p> <p>Once you've signed up, you'll be able to create unique links that allow the company to track them back to you so you get credit for the referrals you provide. It's important to read the fine print to know the limitations of how and where you're allowed to include the links because it varies from program to program. You can then start dropping these links into places where readers are likely to click on them and buy whatever is being advertised. These places include blog posts, newsletters, and Twitter and Facebook posts. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-twitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</a>)</p> <p>One of the most effective ways of making money from affiliate programs is to link to the promoted products or services from your own website or email list. This allows you to build, analyze, and target your audience effectively. It's quick and easy to start a website if you don't already have your own, and it's possible to begin earning affiliate income within a matter of hours once the website is up and running. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig</a>)</p> <h3>Booking.com</h3> <p>As one of the top accommodation booking sites on the internet, Booking.com offers more than a million properties for travelers, including everything from hostels to luxury apartments. The <a href="http://affiliates-hub.booking.com/" target="_blank">Booking.com affiliate program</a> is also one of the foremost and well used programs around.</p> <p>Commission is only paid when people book via your referrals and then complete their stay at their chosen property. Because of this, and the fact that customers sometimes cancel their bookings, the payment cycle is often slightly more complicated than those of other affiliate programs, but the platform allows you to easily track and analyze your earnings.</p> <p>Thanks to the way the commission payments are structured, the more bookings that users make through your links, the higher the commission you'll receive. The rates start at 25 percent and go up to 40 percent once you've surpassed 501 bookings. To clarify, that means 25 percent to 40 percent of Booking.com's commission, so don't expect to get that percentage of the overall cost of the hotel stay.</p> <h3>Amazon</h3> <p>The Amazon affiliate program, <a href="https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/welcome/getstarted" target="_blank">Amazon Associates</a>, is probably the best known program on the market. When it launched the program in 1996, Amazon was one of the pioneers of what was a new form of online marketing at the time. Many people attribute a large part of the company's resulting success to it.</p> <p>One of the reasons that it's so successful is because the program is free and extremely simple to join. The interface is also easy to use. This means that you can start earning money right away once you've signed up. You earn money when a customer clicks on one of the links you're promoting and then buys something on the site. It doesn't even necessarily need to be the product you've recommended.</p> <p>If they purchase anything within 24 hours, you'll get commission, and even if they just place items in their cart during that time, but purchase them within 90 days, you still earn. This is basically a 90-day cookie for any cart items, which is a very generous cookie duration.</p> <p>Amazon's main site is renowned among affiliate partners for being a conversion machine, which means that just by providing links, the likelihood of the reader clicking and then buying something is relatively high. With Amazon Associates, you have various tools that allow you to implement the links in different ways such as banners, image links, and text links. You can earn up to 10 percent in fees.</p> <h3>ClickBank</h3> <p>Started in 1998, <a href="https://www.clickbank.com/affiliate-network/" target="_blank">ClickBank</a> is a go-between entity that connects vendors wishing to market their products and services, and publishers looking for relevant products to promote to their audiences. Whereas Amazon Associates is an affiliate program with a defined fee structure, ClickBank is an affiliate <em>network</em> that takes care of multiple vendors&rsquo; affiliate programs, so the commission structures vary. The vendors choose the commission rate, which is typically between 30 percent and 50 percent (though it can range from 1 percent to 75 percent). That&rsquo;s significantly higher than Amazon rates of 1 percent to 10 percent, but of course, Amazon generates a much, much higher volume of sales.</p> <p>ClickBank&rsquo;s products and services, many of which are digital, are different from Amazon&rsquo;s product line. So, many affiliate marketers will sign up for both ClickBank and Amazon to maximize their product portfolio and potential profits.</p> <p>Signing up for ClickBank only takes a few moments, and it costs you nothing to join as an affiliate. There's no screening or approval process, and once you've joined, you can start making commission right away. There's a wide range of products for you to start marketing, so whatever niche you're in, you should find something relevant.</p> <p>The great part about ClickBank is, your account is credited in real time, meaning you can keep close track of how your affiliate sales are performing.</p> <h2>Be sure to follow FTC endorsement guidelines</h2> <p>When promoting affiliate products online or within emails, it's important that you follow the guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission so that your readers and followers are well aware that they are clicking on affiliate links and you will be making money from their purchase. It's simply good business to be completely transparent about the nature of the transaction.</p> <p>According to the <a href="https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking#affiliateornetwork" target="_blank">FTC Website</a>:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>&quot;If you disclose your relationship to the retailer clearly and conspicuously on your site, readers can decide how much weight to give your endorsement.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>In some instances &mdash; like when the affiliate link is embedded in your product review &mdash; a single disclosure may be adequate. When the review has a clear and conspicuous disclosure of your relationship and the reader can see both the review containing that disclosure and the link at the same time, readers have the information they need. You could say something like, &quot;I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.&quot; But if the product review containing the disclosure and the link are separated, readers may not make the connection.&quot;</em></p> <h2>What to watch out for</h2> <p>Not all affiliate programs are created equal, so if you're trying to maximize your affiliate revenues, it's important that you know a few key things that will help you to ensure that you're getting paid for every referral.</p> <h3>Percentage of sale (commission rate)</h3> <p>Of course, the number one thing you want to look at is the commission rate. What percentage of the customer&rsquo;s payment will you receive? In some cases, there is a flat fee for every sale made, and sometimes you will get a percentage of the total sale. Keep your eye out for &quot;percentage of commission&quot; sales, as this means that you're not taking a percentage of the total sale, but rather a percentage of the company's commission.</p> <h3>Average sale value</h3> <p>Once you know what the commission rate is, it's a good idea to check what the average sale is so that you know how much you can expect to earn (on average) from each sale.</p> <h3>Cookies</h3> <p>Affiliate marketers love cookies! Cookies are small pieces of data retained on computers by browsers that contain various pieces of information in regards to a specific website visit. In the case of affiliate programs, most of the good ones include a 30-day cookie or longer, meaning if someone clicks your link and visits the site, you'll still get paid as long as they return to the site and make a purchase within 30 days. Cookies that linger even longer are a bonus!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F3%2520Online%2520Affiliate%2520Programs%2520That%2520Can%2520Make%2520You%2520Extra%2520Cash.jpg&amp;description=3%20Online%20Affiliate%20Programs%20That%20Can%20Make%20You%20Extra%20Cash"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/3%20Online%20Affiliate%20Programs%20That%20Can%20Make%20You%20Extra%20Cash.jpg" alt="3 Online Affiliate Programs That Can Make You Extra Cash" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-ways-to-earn-money-online">7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-doing-household-chores">4 Ways to Make Money Doing Household Chores</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-creative-remote-jobs-that-can-supplement-your-retirement-income">4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-on-thanksgiving">11 Ways to Make Money on Thanksgiving</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-off-of-your-new-years-resolutions">7 Ways to Make Money Off of Your New Year&#039;s Resolutions</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income affiliate programs extra cash make extra money making money passive income side gig side hustle Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:30:06 +0000 Nick Wharton 2077762 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Ways to Make Money Off of Your New Year's Resolutions http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-off-of-your-new-years-resolutions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-ways-to-make-money-off-of-your-new-years-resolutions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy_woman_walking_with_beagle_dog.jpg" alt="Happy woman walking with beagle dog" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You'll probably set several New Year's resolutions this year, but &quot;Make More Moneeeeeeey!&quot; should be at the top of that list. How can you do that? By hitting the ground running on January 1 with these cash-earning opportunities that sometimes kill two birds with one stone. Here's to a happier, healthier, flusher-with-cash you in 2018.</p> <h2>1. Get in shape by walking dogs</h2> <p>Combine your love of adorable dogs with your desire to get healthier by joining <a href="http://www.rover.com" target="_blank">Rover</a> or <a href="http://www.wagwalking.com" target="_blank">Wag!</a>, two sites that will help you set up a dog-walking side gig. Rover is the nation's largest network of dog sitters and walkers, and it'll help connect you with those looking for occasional care of their pets. I'm a member of Rover myself, and I've made several thousand dollars this year pet-sitting and playing with local pups. It's the perfect side-hustle for people who want to get more exercise, get outside more, and save some extra money after the expensive holiday season. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-400-a-week-as-a-pet-sitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter</a>)</p> <h2>2. Help name startup businesses</h2> <p>There are several online services (like Upwork and Truelancer) that can help you advance your creative freelance career, but <a href="http://www.squadhelp.com" target="_blank">Squadhelp.com</a> gamifies the brainstorming experience with a decent payoff.</p> <p>&quot;If your NYE resolution is about finding a more productive use of your time, you might want to consider Squadhelp.com,&quot; says the site's founder Darpan Munjal. &quot;You can spend couple of hours every day helping startups find great names for their businesses. You not only channel your creativity in helping real companies find great names, you also win cash prizes (ranging from $100 to $500) every time your name is selected.&quot;</p> <h2>3. Declutter by selling your unwanted stuff</h2> <p>If your goal in the New Year is to cut the clutter and free up more usable space in your house, there are several options to do just that while pocketing some dough. I've had a lot of success listing my in-good-condition junk on the <a href="https://us.letgo.com/en" target="_blank">Letgo</a> app, but I also have friends who swear by Facebook Marketplace, both of which help you promote your secondhand wares to local buyers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-make-money-from-holiday-gifts-you-dont-want?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Ways to Make Money From Holiday Gifts You Don't Want</a>)</p> <p>To maximize your selling efforts, heed this advice from Letgo's head of communications, Jonathan Lowe:</p> <h3>Take clear, quality photos</h3> <p>Taking a few seconds to dust your coffee table or iron a pair of pants will make them much more attractive to buyers. Choose an angle and spot with good lighting and an uncluttered background. Put smaller items like headphones or jewelry on a solid color surface and take a photo from 45 to 90 degree angles. Make sure the item's in focus, and post a few shots from different angles.</p> <h3>Be transparent</h3> <p>Tell buyers upfront and include photos of any wear and tear on your item. Most buyers won't be concerned with a small scratch or frayed hem, especially if the price is right, but no one wants to feel like they've been misled.</p> <h3>Do your homework</h3> <p>Check out what other sellers are asking for similar items and price your items competitively.</p> <h3>Reply quickly</h3> <p>Turn on push notifications so you can reply as soon as buyers message you. Be courteous and answer any questions they might have.</p> <h3>Offer a package deal</h3> <p>Things like video games, vinyl records, art supplies, toys, and even jewelry often attract more interest as a set. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-money-and-declutter-by-selling-these-5-unlikely-treasures?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Make Money and Declutter by Selling These 5 Unlikely Treasures</a>)</p> <h2>4. Self-publish your book</h2> <p>I'm currently writing a book about how to be a successful Airbnb host, and I haven't considered reaching out to a major publisher because self-publishing seems more attractive to me. Here's why: Self-publishing gets your book in the hands of readers quickly. In fact, you may want to pursue this avenue as a way to extend your audience for a book you've already published. Self-publishing can award you with about 70 percent royalty (depending on the price you charge readers for your book), which could provide you with passive income for years to come. Something to investigate at least. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-real-costs-of-self-publishing-a-kids-book?ref=seealso" target="_blank">3 Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Kids' Book</a>)</p> <h2>5. Use technology to fine-tune your personal finance</h2> <p>I've sung the praises of my well-used cash-back apps like <a href="https://ibotta.com/r/jcsgjbv" target="_blank">Ibotta</a> and <a href="https://www.checkout51.com/" target="_blank">Checkout 51</a> over the past few years (I've made several hundred dollars using them), but there are other ways keep your personal finance in check while earning money or rewards, like <a href="https://birchfinance.com/" target="_blank">The Birch Finance app</a>, which makes it easy to analyze your past transactions and actively monitor spending to recommend the best cards to use for max rewards.</p> <p>I'm also into <a href="https://paribus.co/" target="_blank">Paribus</a> right now, which links to your accounts at retailers like Target and Amazon and helps you find money based on price drops on your recent purchases. It'll send you an email when there's money waiting for you so you can claim it. Easy-breezy. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-apps-that-actually-pay-you-to-shop?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Apps That Actually Pay You to Shop</a>)</p> <h2>6. Achieve goals with monetary encouragement</h2> <p>I feel a little weird about <a href="http://www.goalgoodies.com" target="_blank">Goal Goodies</a> &mdash; which is like a GoFundMe campaign for your health goals &mdash; but it could be a helpful way to keep your resolutions on track while making money. Essentially, you create your page and set your health goal (losing weight, quitting smoking, etc.) and then invite family and friends to pledge money to help keep you motivated. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Apps That Pay You to Work Out</a>)</p> <h2>7. Clean out your garage and rent out the space</h2> <p>You know all about Airbnb by now, but if you're not comfortable renting out your home to strangers, maybe you'll consider renting out your garage to strangers' vehicles. After you clean it out and make it all pretty, <a href="https://www.stowit.com/home" target="_blank">STOW IT</a> will help connect you with users who need a place to store their vehicles for a monthly fee. Imagine getting paid to let a car sit in a space that was designed for cars and not all those piled-up cardboard boxes! I think it's an awesome idea, and I'm little miffed that I don't have a garage to offer myself. I'll just live vicariously through yours.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F7-ways-to-make-money-off-of-your-new-years-resolutions&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F7%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520Off%2520of%2520Your%2520New%2520Year%2527s%2520Resolutions.jpg&amp;description=7%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Off%20of%20Your%20New%20Year's%20Resolutions"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/7%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Off%20of%20Your%20New%20Year%27s%20Resolutions.jpg" alt="7 Ways to Make Money Off of Your New Year's Resolutions" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-off-of-your-new-years-resolutions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Instead of letting it sit around gathering dust, turn that holiday gift into cold hard cash &mdash; after thanking the gift giver for their thoughtfulness, of course!</p> <h2>1. Return it</h2> <p>The easiest way to get cash for unwanted holiday gifts, and to get the full value, is to return the item. Even if you don&rsquo;t have a gift receipt, most big box stores will take items back as long as they have not been opened. Even if they have been opened, many will accept items if you let them know you were not satisfied with the product. You may have to take store credit instead of cash if you don't have the receipt, but if you get a gift card or store credit instead, you can then sell the gift card for cash.</p> <h2>2. Sell your gift cards</h2> <p>Gift card resellers like <a href="https://www.cardpool.com/support/selling" target="_blank">Cardpool</a> and <a href="https://www.giftcardgranny.com/sell-a-gift-card/" target="_blank">GiftCardGranny</a> will buy your store gift cards and even merchandise credit (as long as it is on a gift card and never expires) and pay you back in cash. You can get up to 90 percent of the gift card&rsquo;s value in cash, depending on which store the gift card comes from. To get a higher value back, some card resellers will give you an Amazon gift card instead.</p> <h2>3. Trade it in on Amazon</h2> <p>Amazon has a <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Trade-In/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=9187220011" target="_blank">trade-in program</a> for used goods that can allow you to recoup some of the value of your used items. Categories include phones, Kindles, video games, tablets, and books. You can get a decent amount of money back for unwanted gifts this way, without the hassle of selling it yourself. You&rsquo;ll get paid out via an Amazon gift card. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-amazon-pay-you?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Ways to Make Amazon Pay <em>You</em>!</a>)</p> <h2>4. Sell electronics</h2> <p>There&rsquo;s a thriving market for gently used and working electronic devices, so if you have gotten an unwanted tablet or other device (lucky you), you can sell it via sites like <a href="https://www.gazelle.com/trade-in" target="_blank">Gazelle</a> and <a href="https://www.nextworth.com/" target="_blank">Nextworth</a>, paid out via PayPal or a check. You can also trade in electronics at <a href="https://tradein.bestbuy.com/client/#/catalog" target="_blank">Best Buy</a> in exchange for a store gift card.</p> <h2>5. Sell to online consignment sites</h2> <p>Sell your items to online consignment shops to make some money back. Sites like <a href="https://www.thredup.com/" target="_blank">ThredUp</a> and <a href="https://www.therealreal.com/" target="_blank">The RealReal</a> make it easy to sell clothing and accessories &mdash; you just send the items to the store and get paid (in some cases, upfront, and in others once the item sells). No tedious listing of items and taking photos yourself.</p> <p><a href="https://www.swap.com/" target="_blank">Swap.com</a> is another online consignment store that also accepts toys, games, and books. And that shade of lipstick you know you'll never wear? <a href="https://www.glambot.com/sell" target="_blank">Glambot</a> will buy your new or gently used makeup and makeup tools. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/turn-old-clothes-into-money-with-these-4-tools-and-apps?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Turn Old Clothes Into Money With These 4 Tools and Apps</a>)</p> <h2>6. Swap clothes and accessories</h2> <p>Instead of getting a payout, sites like <a href="http://www.swapstyle.com/" target="_blank">SwapStyle</a> and <a href="https://www.rehashclothes.com/" target="_blank">RehashClothes</a> allow you to trade your clothes and accessories for other items you find listed on the site. You can end up getting a better value this way by directly getting back an item of clothing that you&rsquo;ll wear, instead of a cash payout. You&rsquo;ll have to have something that will interest the other user in order to make a successful trade, but these sites also allow you to purchase the item for an agreed-upon price.</p> <h2>7. Resell clothing directly</h2> <p>Selling unwanted gifts yourself will allow you to get a higher value back than trading it in via third-party resellers. However, it does take a little more time and effort because you will have to take photos of the item, price it, post it, and respond to potential buyers.</p> <p>Used clothing sites like <a href="https://poshmark.com/" target="_blank">Poshmark</a> and <a href="https://www.tradesy.com/" target="_blank">Tradesy</a> are popular for selling used clothing and accessories. They allow you to list your own items for sale quickly and easily, but also help you handle the shipping and return process.</p> <h2>8. Sell on eBay and other marketplaces</h2> <p>You can also sell gifts online on <a href="https://www.ebay.com/" target="_blank">eBay</a> and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=1161232" target="_blank">Amazon Marketplace</a>. Vintage or handmade items (like that scratchy homemade sweater, as thoughtful as it was) can be sold on <a href="https://www.etsy.com/" target="_blank">Etsy</a>. For large items that would be cost-prohibitive to ship, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/" target="_blank">Facebook Marketplace</a> and <a href="http://www.craigslist.com" target="_blank">Craigslist</a> allow you to sell to your local community.</p> <p>To get the best value for your items, be sure to do a little price research to see what similar items are currently selling for (for example, on eBay, check the &ldquo;sold listings&rdquo; box in the sidebar when searching for similar items). Take well-lit, clear photos and provide as much detail as you can in the item&rsquo;s description. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Make $800 on Month on eBay Selling Used Clothes</a>)</p> <h2>9. Donate it</h2> <p>Donating your unwanted gifts to a nonprofit organization is a great way to give back to those in need. You&rsquo;ll also get a tax receipt so you can claim a deduction on your taxes (so long as you itemize your tax deductions when you file your taxes). Make your charitable donation before Dec 31 to claim the deduction on your taxes for that year. Not all charities are tax-exempt &mdash; so make sure the charity is a <a href="https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/exemption-requirements-section-501c3-organizations" target="_blank">501(c)(3)</a> nonprofit organization to claim a deduction.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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