side jobs http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/13746/all en-US 6 Great Retirement Jobs http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-retirement-jobs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-great-retirement-jobs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000084253925_Large.jpg" alt="looking for a great job in retirement" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the cost of living always on the rise, retirees are looking for creative ways to supplement their incomes. And for those living on fixed incomes, finding part-time work can be tricky and sometimes challenging, because they cannot exceed the SSI annual earnings threshold of $15,720, and $41,880 for those in their first full year of retirement. But, if you're looking for ways to supplement your income, here are five great part-time retirement job ideas.</p> <h2>1. Local Tour Guide</h2> <p>The sharing economy is making all sorts of short-term side jobs available, and if you've got a lot of local knowledge, consider setting yourself up as a tour guide on a service like <a href="https://www.vayable.com/">Vayable</a>. Rates range from $50&ndash;$85 per person, per tour. If apps and computers are not your thing, check with local tour operators or local tourist attractions about picking up a shift or two. You'll put your wisdom and experience to work &mdash; and you'll meet lots of great people, besides.</p> <h2>2. Tutor or Teach</h2> <p>You don't need a background as a teacher in order to help others learn. If you're good at math, English, or any other subjects, consider tutoring or teaching part-time. You can set your own rates, and signing up with a tutoring website like <a href="http://www.varsitytutors.com/">VarsityTutors</a> will pair you with students. And there are so many opportunities to teach, because it goes beyond the classroom these days, as many people prefer the convenience of online courses.</p> <h2>3. Babysitter</h2> <p>Do you have an interest in working with kids? If so, it could be a valuable skill-set. Part-time babysitters can earn as much as $25 per hour, and they work on their own terms. Plus, if you already have experience working with kids, and a flexible schedule, you'll probably find lots of job opportunities.</p> <h2>4. Postpartum Doula</h2> <p>Jackie Prescott, founder of <a href="http://www.firstbumpthenbaby.com/">First Bump Then Baby</a>, says becoming a modern-day baby nurse is a great way for older women (and men!) to earn money, because it's essentially about mothering new mothers and helping new parents to quickly feel at ease.</p> <h2>5. Tax Preparer</h2> <p>Some people think of tax preparation services as a seasonal job, but the truth is, many self-employed individuals and businesses deal with tax issues year-round. If this is a skill-set that you possess, it can earn you a sizable penny. But, because it is so lucrative, be careful not to cross the annual earnings threshold if you're receiving SSI.</p> <h2>6. Become an Uber or Lyft Driver</h2> <p>The Uber and Lyft car sharing programs have grown to reach every city, and they're looking for drivers everywhere. Anyone with a valid driver's license and clean criminal record is eligible to become a driver. Drivers are of all ages and professional backgrounds. Many are stay-at-home moms and current and former professionals seeking a way to earn extra income. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-money-driving-for-uber-or-lyft?ref=seealso">How to Earn Extra Money Driving for Uber or Lyft</a>)</p> <p><em>What are some other great side jobs for retirees? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/qiana-chavaia">Qiana Chavaia</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-retirement-jobs">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-great-side-jobs-for-book-lovers">6 Great Side Jobs for Book Lovers</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/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</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-employer-benefits-that-can-leave-more-spending-money-in-your-pockets">7 Employer Benefits That Can Leave More Spending Money in Your Pockets</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/earn-extra-income-with-these-15-creative-side-gigs">Earn Extra Income With These 15 Creative Side Gigs</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/10-great-jobs-for-college-students">10 Great Jobs for College Students</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income Extra Income Retirement extra money jobs part-time jobs retirement jobs side jobs Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:00:09 +0000 Qiana Chavaia 1695168 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Great Side Jobs for Book Lovers http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-side-jobs-for-book-lovers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-great-side-jobs-for-book-lovers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000053753692_Large.jpg" alt="looking for a perfect job for a book lover" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bookworms and knowledge seekers, rejoice! You can make money off your insatiable thirst for a good story. No matter your day job, there are lots of ways to earn a little extra side cash by capitalizing on the very things you like to do in your free time &mdash; namely, reading. Here are several side gigs that are made for cash-strapped book lovers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-cool-jobs-for-book-lovers?ref=seealso">17 Cool Jobs for Book Lovers</a>)</p> <h2>1. Blogger</h2> <p>Bloggers are a dime a dozen these days. But talented bloggers are actually quite valuable. If you have the foresight and the skill to make sense of life's little intricacies, or the daily happenings in the news &mdash; and if you can write about it with gusto, ease, and good grammar &mdash; there's a special place for you in the bookmarks bar of countless people perusing the Internet.</p> <p>Further, if you have something smart and interesting to say, and you're not going to just regurgitate what's already been said, then you can make it. And these very qualities will help you attract a following. That's the hardest part of cracking into the blogosphere business. But once you've cultivated a following with your stellar content, there are several ways to go about <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-extra-money-blogging">making a few extra cents</a>. From ads and affiliate links, to product reviews and targeted social media promotion, you'll be on your way to supplementing your income in no time.</p> <h2>2. Museum Tour Guide</h2> <p>A part-time tour guide gig at your local museum might just be the perfect way to earn an extra chunk of cash while bridging the gap between modern life and the world in your favorite history books.</p> <h2>3. Bookstore Clerk</h2> <p>A <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-great-apps-for-book-lovers">sincere love of literature</a> will land you an interview, at the very least, for a job at your local bookstore. If you're up for the challenge of helping customers find a literary adventure that suits their specific interests, and if you think you'd actually enjoy it, then the part-time bookstore clerk gig is made for you. Bonus: A coveted discount on books and other merchandise is a staple perk of the job.</p> <h2>4. Copy Editor</h2> <p>Grammar enthusiasts and punctuation snobs make for astute copy editors. And they're among the first to truly appreciate how important this job of proofreading for spelling, grammar, and content truly is. If you've any doubts, pick up a copy of any local newspaper that has done away with the position due to budgetary restraints. Quite often, copy editor-less content is painfully comical due to spelling and grammar mistakes. Newsletters, newspapers, books, and internal business communications are just a few examples of the kind of copy that needs editing. Look for advertised gigs or advertise your services directly to the folks who run these sort of operations.</p> <h2>5. Writer</h2> <p>To the esteemed reader, writing might feel like a 360-degree role reversal. But if every great writer is a dedicated reader, the saying probably rings just as true for readers who dabble in writing, right? News stories, book reviews, advertising copy, guest blog posts, corporate newsletter content, poetry, short stories &mdash; the options for the for-profit freelance writer are endless.</p> <h2>6. Translator</h2> <p>If you are fluent in a language, especially one that's somewhat obscure, you can earn extra income online by seeking out translator jobs. Translatorgigs.com, Fivver, and Freelancer.com are great places to begin your search for gigs.</p> <p><em>What other jobs would be perfect for bookworms? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-side-jobs-for-book-lovers">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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There might be a great side job available for you to use your mad saving skills. Being good with money can go a long way. Just make sure your side hustle doesn't directly reflect your main gig, as this skill can open up plenty of opportunities for other side jobs. There is no reason to burn yourself out by accumulating disposable income. Here are six great side jobs for people who are spectacularly money savvy. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-great-side-jobs?ref=seealso">30 Great Side Jobs</a>)</p> <h2>1. Tax Preparer</h2> <p>Did you know you can create a side job to do <a href="http://www.ivetriedthat.com/2014/07/31/how-to-earn-money-by-preparing-other-peoples-tax-returns/">people's taxes</a>? It's not as easy as making a Turbotax account and learning deductions, though. Some states require certifications, and getting bonded might be recommended to keep from being sued, but tax preparation can be lucrative. Check out a tax business like H&amp;R Block or Jackson-Hewitt before committing to this side job, but if you have the skills and want to spend some money up front to get started, go for it!</p> <h2>2. Bookkeeper</h2> <p>A bookkeeper is a must have for a small business or startup, and someone who is good with QuickBooks can go a long way. If you are savvy with QuickBooks &mdash; or even just tracking expenses in Excel &mdash; this is the perfect freelance position to go for. A knack for producing financial statements, and a willingness to take on that responsibility for a business makes you the perfect potential bookkeeper.</p> <h2>3. Writer</h2> <p>If you're good with money, you probably have some advice to give. So why not write for a blog? There's a great one by the name of, <em>ahem</em>, Wise Bread, that <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-money-writing-for-wise-bread">offers payment for writing</a>. You can also <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">write for other blogs</a> based on your personal interests and passions, and earn a decent chunk of change doing so.</p> <h2>4. Teacher</h2> <p>Being good with money is a skill, and you should share it. There are great and easy ways to share skills on platforms like <a href="https://www.udemy.com/">Udemy</a> and <a href="https://www.pathwright.com/">Pathwright</a>. Also, you should consider teaching in person at a university or community college in your area. If you aren't a certified financial planner, steer clear of certain subjects, but basic budgeting skills are definitely transferable from person-to-person.</p> <h2>5. Cashier</h2> <p>If you're good with money, working the register at a retail or grocery store is a somewhat obvious position to take on. Being able to count money quickly, keeping up with transactions, and closing out at the end of the night is a valuable skill. You also will have to have a customer service heart, but that can come with the love of extra cash.</p> <h2>6. Tutor</h2> <p>Math is one of the hardest subjects for people to grasp. If you have a good hold on the subject because of your money skills, consider tutoring children and adults in algebra or other subjects. As finance classes are a requirement now in many schools, there may be an opportunity to teach that as well.</p> <p><em>What side jobs do you do for extra money? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jennifer-holder">Jennifer Holder</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-side-jobs-for-people-who-are-good-with-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-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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</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-make-money-as-a-chat-or-forum-moderator">How to Make Money as a Chat or Forum Moderator</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-unexpected-side-benefits-of-your-side-hustle">5 Unexpected Side Benefits of Your Side Hustle</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/5-new-income-streams-anyone-can-create">5 New Income Streams Anyone Can Create</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Job Hunting accountant extra income good with money money management part-time job side gig side jobs Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:00:10 +0000 Jennifer Holder 1677121 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000075438099_Large.jpg" alt="introvert working her side job" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A second source of income is not only a nice financial safety net; it's also a way to broaden your work experience. In fact, many side jobs are often very different to the full-time careers people have. And, speaking as an introvert with a side job, this topic is near and dear to my heart. So if you're a little on the quiet side, and would like to spend some of your spare time earning money, here are 12 great jobs for you. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-reasons-introverts-make-the-best-employees?ref=seealso">6 Reasons Introverts Make the Best Employees</a>)</p> <h2>1. Thrifting for Cash</h2> <p>Thrift and charity stores are home to so many hidden treasures, and if you know what to look for, you can make some great money selling them on eBay, Craigslist, and various Facebook groups. It helps to start with a subject you have some interest and enthusiasm for. So, if you're a fan of vintage clothing, start browsing the aisles at your local thrift stores. For a few bucks, you can pick up sweaters and coats that can go for 10 times what you paid for them, and often a lot more. It's a job you can do in your spare time, and requires little-to-no contact with any of those social situations that can raise your anxiety levels to Defcon 1.</p> <h2>2. Drive for Lyft or Uber</h2> <p>Taxis are quickly being replaced by the very convenient Lyft and Uber services. If you have a car in excellent condition, and don't mind putting extra miles on it, you can make a good bit of extra cash being a driver. Most of the time, you're driving just one or two people around, and with the aid of smartphone GPS services, you never have to worry about getting lost or asking your fare for directions.</p> <p>I have had drivers who were very chatty and social, and others who clearly liked to just do the driving with as little conversation as possible. As long as you're okay with strangers getting into your car (and both Lyft and Uber have a lot of safety measurements in place) you will do great. Plus, you'll get to see more of your city than you ever thought you would.</p> <h2>3. Writing</h2> <p>Be it blogging, journalism, copywriting, or even writing jokes for comedians, writing is perfectly suited to introverts. You can do it at home, or if you have a laptop, you can write wherever and whenever you want. For instance, if you have a long commute on public transportation, you can fill that time earning extra money. Writing, in its many forms, can be fit into a regular full-time schedule, using evenings and weekends, holidays, and personal days. And it's something that can be done without having any real contact with anyone, if you desire.</p> <h2>4. Medical Transcription</h2> <p>Make no mistake, you cannot just decide to become a medical transcriptionist one day, apply for a job, and get it. Although you don't need a degree, you will need some training in this arena. Vocational schools, community colleges, and even online schools can give you the skills you need. In particular, a strong knowledge of medical terminology must be acquired, but once you have this, you can make a very good side living transcribing written reports (which can be very tough to read), or more often, recorded memos from doctors and nurses. It can be done in the comfort of your own home, and the pay can be close to <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-transcriptionists.htm">$20 per hour</a>.</p> <h2>5. Janitorial Work</h2> <p>I actually made some good money doing this to put myself through college. The hours were very flexible, and I rarely had to interact with people on a regular basis. Jobs ranged from cleaning windows and mopping floors, to small DIY jobs, changing light bulbs, and unpacking boxes and crates. Most of the time, I would wear headphones and listen to music while I did my duties. Reach out to local places that have janitorial services &mdash; including schools and community centers &mdash; and see if they need help.</p> <h2>6. Pet Sitting/Dog Walking</h2> <p>If you're more at home with animals than you are with people (and let's face it, animals rarely give us the social anxiety problems that people do), then a part-time job with animals may be just your thing. Advertise your services as either a pet sitter, or dog walker on a site like Craigslist. How much you charge is completely up to you, but obviously you don't want to charge so much that you never get any work. Also keep in mind that with pet sitting comes additional expenses, like food and supplies. You may want to have the owner provide those, or include the additional costs in your hourly rate.</p> <h2>7. Answering Service</h2> <p>All you need is a phone, a pleasant phone manner, and the willingness to work some unfavorable hours. As an answering service, you will be taking calls and relaying messages to a variety of professionals, including doctors, insurance agents, and hospitals. Obviously, the major drawback is that you will be required to work outside of normal work hours, and that can mean answering the phone at 3:30 a.m., and doing so with alertness and amiability. However, if that's no problem for you, this can be a great way to earn extra income.</p> <h2>8. Tutoring</h2> <p>One-on-one tutoring with someone eager to learn is a great side job for any introvert. You may have some excellent skills in any number of school and college subjects, include math, chemistry, biology, or music, and you should share that knowledge.</p> <p>Personally, I have taken guitar lessons from a guy who did it evenings and weekends to pay for his own equipment. When I asked where he was next playing a gig, he looked like I had smacked him with a wet kipper. &quot;Oh, I'm way too shy to gig, I just love playing at home.&quot; But, he had absolutely no problem with the tutor/student dynamic. If that sounds like you, give tutoring a try. You can travel to other people's homes, or have them come to you.</p> <h2>9. Deliver Pizzas, or Newspapers</h2> <p>These are not just jobs for college kids looking to make a bit of extra cash. Anyone can become a pizza delivery driver, or deliver newspapers. All you need is your own car, and the available time to get it done. Most pizza deliveries happen after the workday ends, and most newspapers are delivered long before the workday begins. So, if you are willing to sacrifice some of that time, you can earn some good income.</p> <h2>10. Data Entry</h2> <p>If you have a computer, and have good typing skills (accuracy <em>and</em> speed are essential) then data entry could be ideal for you. As the world goes digital, there are literally millions of pages of documents that need to be typed up and stored. The money varies, from as little as minimum wage, to around $20 per hour.</p> <p>However, it can be done from home, with some music in the background and your feet in slippers. And you will never have to talk to anyone, as it can all be done via snail mail and email.</p> <p><em>Are you an introvert? What's your ideal side gig? Let us know in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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/6-side-jobs-for-people-who-are-good-with-money">6 Side Jobs for People Who Are Good With Money</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/10-things-you-must-know-about-money-before-you-take-a-side-job">10 Money Moves You Need to Make Before You Take a Side Job</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-kids-and-adults-can-earn-extra-income-by-doing-voice-overs">How Kids and Adults Can Earn Extra Income by Doing Voice-Overs</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/10-great-jobs-for-college-students">10 Great Jobs for College Students</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career Building Extra Income gig economy introvert jobs for introverts part-time job side jobs Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:00:08 +0000 Paul Michael 1658141 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 101 Ways to Make an Extra $500 a Month http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-101-ways-to-make-an-extra-500-a-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-101-ways-to-make-an-extra-500-a-month" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_computer_cash_000078650869.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to make an extra $500 a month" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="142" /></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 an extra $500 a month, frugal alternatives to popular Valentine&rsquo;s Day gifts, and smart things to do when you&rsquo;re bored.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/101-ways-to-make-an-extra-500-a-month-while-keeping-your-full-time-job/">101 Ways to Make an Extra $500 a Month While Keeping Your Full Time Job</a> &mdash; If you have the gear and know-how, cleaning gutters can bring in some extra cash on the weekends. [Due.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0205/Valentine-s-Day-gifts-five-frugal-alternatives-to-popular-choices">Valentine's Day gifts: five frugal alternatives to popular choices</a> &mdash; Small kitchen appliances are really practical&hellip;but not very romantic. A more thoughtful alternative is a cooking class that you can attend together. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/02/08/7-smart-things-to-do-when-youre-bored.html">7 Smart Things to Do When You&rsquo;re Bored</a> &mdash; Make a list of the areas in your home that need to be organized, and work on one area whenever you're bored. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/budget-travel/5-budget-vacations-hacks-you-need-to-know/">5 Budget Vacations Hacks You Need To Know</a> &mdash; Sharing your trip with family and friends will allow you to split many expenses and cut down costs. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ways-Elevate-Last-Minute-Gift-39992756">7 Ways to Elevate a Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift</a> &mdash; Instead of using a card, print out a recent photo and write a sincere note on the back. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/you-already-have-all-the-skills-you-need-to-succeed/">You Already Have All The Skills You Need to Succeed</a> &mdash; You may have the skills, but you need to apply them well in order to succeed. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/three-ways-to-save-money-on-hotel-rooms/">Three Ways To Save Money On Hotel Rooms</a> &mdash; Check multiple reservation systems to make sure you find the best deal. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/this-simple-budgeting-trick-allows-you-to-splurge/66368">This Simple Budgeting Trick Allows You to Splurge</a> &mdash; Use the Rule of 3 to help you save for splurges that are really worth it. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/4-things-you-need-to-understand-before-playing-the-lottery/">4 Things You Need to Understand Before Playing the Lottery</a> &mdash; We often trick ourselves into believing that our odds are better than they really are. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-introduce-zine-making-to-your-kids">How to Introduce Zine Making to Your Kids</a> &mdash; Bring back the zine! This old-school project allows kids to explore their interests and express themselves. [Parenting Squad]</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-101-ways-to-make-an-extra-500-a-month">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-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:00:06 +0000 Amy Lu 1654015 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Great Side Jobs for Extroverts http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-side-jobs-for-extroverts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-great-side-jobs-for-extroverts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000028310364_Large.jpg" alt="yoga is a great side job for an extrovert" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout my entire life, I've always had a second job, and all of them have included direct interaction with other people. And I thoroughly enjoy human interaction. Not only is it additional income, but it also provides me an ongoing opportunity to observe and understand human nature. This is an extrovert's paradise.</p> <p>If you're looking for a 5-9 to help pay the bills, that also allows you to tap into your social side, consider the options below. Oh, and make sure you pick a second job that is in no way related to your first job, or you might get burnt out. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-must-know-about-money-before-you-take-a-side-job?Ref=seealso">10 Money Moves You Need to Make Before You Take a Side Job</a>)</p> <h2>1. Airbnb Host</h2> <p>Being a great Airbnb host is an art form. Not only do you need to vet every person who will share your home, but you should also be hospitable by greeting them and telling them about the best local places to go. That being said, make sure you understand when to give a guest their space, as an overzealous Airbnb host can prompt bad ratings.</p> <h2>2. Tour Guide</h2> <p>Tour guides not only get to meet out-of-towners, but also get to show their personality while talking about fascinating local subjects. Your town might have a ghost tour, historical tour, bike tour, or walking tour that you could check out. It's a fun job and stress-free once you know what you're talking about.</p> <h2>3. Yoga Teacher</h2> <p>Becoming a certified yoga instructor will not only give you peace of mind, but will also give you a chance to help others become healthier or more peaceful. I have some friends who are yoga instructors and create their own schedules, essentially. You will need to guide a room full of people into poses that might be foreign to them &mdash; so excellent communication skills are a must. The upfront fee to become a yoga instructor can be pricey, but once you do, the benefits can far outweigh the cost.</p> <h2>4. Uber Driver</h2> <p>Much like Airbnb, being a good Uber driver is contingent on your ability to deal with people. Having bottles of water in the car, greeting your customers with a smile, and reading the room on how much you should be talking are all essential elements of a good Uber rating. We had an Uber driver in New Orleans that made us late for a reservation because she took the long way to show us famous houses. She was great and thoughtful, but we were in a hurry, so make sure you keep that in mind if you start driving for hire.</p> <h2>5. Tutor</h2> <p>Having a day job that ends at 5 p.m. tends to coincide with school schedules, so if you have some time on your hands at night and are especially good at a certain subject, consider tutoring. You could tutor children or adults in GED prep, math, reading, science, and more. Not only will this be rewarding for you, but other people will benefit from what you are offering, and you will using your knowledge to teach someone else very important skills or information. Research established programs or reach out to schools to see what might be available.</p> <h2>6. Outdoor Guide</h2> <p>If you love the outdoors, being an outdoor guide might be right up your alley. I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where we're known for our outdoor activities. From hiking to rock climbing to kayaking &mdash; there's something for everyone. You could be a guide on hunting trips, trail tours, or boat excursions. If you're especially good at an outdoor sport and want to show and guide others on how to do it, consider looking into outdoor programs in your area. Don't forget there might be some upfront costs such as CPR training or first aid certification.</p> <h2>7. Photographer</h2> <p>Since the invention of Instagram, everyone thinks they're a photographer. But if you have real photography skills, consider being a wedding or family photographer on the side. You can make a lot of money if you're good, and the more, the better. You might think that you're mostly hiding behind a camera, but this job requires supreme social skills. You'll be capturing people's most important life moments, and you want them to be happy with the results. A nice camera and editing chops come with the job, so only those qualified or with a real passion for photography should consider this choice.</p> <h2>8. Event Planner</h2> <p>I love planning events. I love the stress and exhilaration of doing a good job, and planning and running events is the perfect avenue for that. If you are organized, thoughtful, and can deal with the attitude of whomever you are planning the event for, you should consider doing this. It takes patience, tact, a little bit of grace, and <em>a lot</em> of talking, but it's definitely worth it.</p> <h2>9. ESL Teacher</h2> <p>As the U.S. population continues to become more and more diverse, every town across America is in need of great ESL teachers. You do have to have a bachelor's degree typically for this program, and <a href="http://study.com/how_to_become_an_esl_teacher.html">there are upfront costs</a>, but every single ESL teacher I know absolutely loves it! Plus, you'll be constantly practicing your communication skills as an ESL teacher, which will make you a better communicator in all situations.</p> <h2>10. Customer Service Representative</h2> <p>The sky's the limit on this one. You could work at a coffee shop, bar, music venue, theater, or anything else that might be open for a 5-9 position. There are plenty of options, so choose what you love. That way you have an authentic interest in what you'll be discussing with customers.</p> <p>Theaters and music venues often give discounts on shows, but it's probably not a good idea to ask that in the interview.</p> <p><em>What other second jobs would be perfect for an extrovert? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jennifer-holder">Jennifer Holder</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-side-jobs-for-extroverts">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-side-jobs-for-people-who-are-good-with-money">6 Side Jobs for People Who Are Good With Money</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/12-legit-ways-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads-to-earn-some-extra-cash">12 Legit Ways for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads to Earn Some 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/5-new-income-streams-anyone-can-create">5 New Income Streams Anyone Can Create</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/you-can-earn-more-money-heres-how">You CAN Earn More Money — Here&#039;s How</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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Lifestyle extra income extrovert people person side jobs social skills Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:14 +0000 Jennifer Holder 1647762 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-make-money-outside-your-day-job <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-ways-to-make-money-outside-your-day-job" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/000023241641.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Extra money is great. At a minimum, extra income is more change in your pocket. Beyond that, it can diversify your income sources and make your finances less vulnerable to a disruption.</p> <p>There are many types of non-salary income, but one way they're often divided up is passive versus non-passive. Consider these 12 sources of additional income.</p> <h2>Passive Income</h2> <p>Passive income tends to be investment income: Money you get for letting someone use your money or your stuff. Here are the classic categories of passive income. (By and large, this whole category is only available if you have money to invest.)</p> <h3>1. Interest</h3> <p>Interest is money you get from something like a bond, CD, or savings account, where someone pays you to use your money.</p> <p>Not so long ago &mdash; before the financial crisis &mdash; there were plenty of reasonably safe interest-bearing investments that paid 3%, 4%, or even 5% over inflation. Those days are long gone. Now, CDs or bonds can barely beat inflation, and that's only if you're willing to tie your money up for a long time. Still, interest income can serve as a secondary income stream, and the opportunities are likely to get better in the near the future. (So, be careful about locking up your money for the long term at current rates.)</p> <h3>2. Dividends</h3> <p>Dividends are your share of the income earned by companies in which you own stock, and are also earned from baskets of investments that hold stocks, such as ETFs or mutual funds. Unlike the interest earned on a bond or CD, dividends can rise or fall unpredictably, depending on the success of the firm or the fund. Although some risky companies can pay high dividends, stable companies tend to offer modest returns, typically under 5%.</p> <h3>3. Rents</h3> <p>In theory, rents can be pure investment income, like interest and dividends, but in practice, being a landlord is more like taking on a second job &mdash; you have to find tenants, accept rent payments, keep the building maintained, deal with broken appliances, and so on. You can hire a management company to do that work, but that's an extra expense &mdash; and the income still isn't purely passive, because you still have the work of managing your relationship with the management company.</p> <p>Still, rental income can be an incredibly flexible second income stream. Airbnb, RelayRides, and similar companies now enable individuals to rent out things like spare bedrooms, vehicles not in use, and earn extra income with less effort.</p> <h3>4. Royalties</h3> <p>Royalties are money that you get for letting someone make more limited use of something that you own. If an oil company operates a well on your land, they'll pay royalties. If a publisher sells a book that you wrote, they'll pay royalties. The possibilities are vast, and in essence include anything people can use &mdash; land, books, photos, patents, trademarks, etc.</p> <p>It's worth noting that most people who sit down to write a book don't end up getting any significant income from it. That's probably even more true of people who sit down to invent something. Still, books, online stock photography, and even less-successful inventions can all generate extra income and diversify your earnings.</p> <h2>Non-Passive Income</h2> <p>Non-passive means you have to get out there and hustle up this extra income in your spare time. Some take a lot of hustle.</p> <h3>5. Working Another Regular Job</h3> <p>For someone working for wages, a second (or third or fourth) job is a classic source of extra income. If you're working for a salary, you'd probably be breaking your employment agreement to work another job, but there are ways to work for pay without breaking the rules. Check with your employer to determine your company's specific policies.</p> <h3>6. Working at an Irregular Job</h3> <p>Not all jobs require a regular time commitment. Some can be done on an ad-hoc fashion, such as:</p> <ul> <li>Casual labor, like a handyman, house painter, gardener, house cleaner, or dog walker.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Freelance work (usually skilled or semiskilled labor done outside the range of regular employment), such as a web designer, photographer, adult education instructor, bicycle messenger, etc. Many occupations that fall into this category require special training, certification, or even licensing.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Seasonal work, such as a department store Santa, sheep shearer, etc.</li> </ul> <h3>7. Service Something That Makes Money</h3> <p>The classic option here is a vending machine. Your investment is modest &mdash; the cost of the machine, and the cost to stock the machine the first time. Your labor is modest &mdash; visiting the machine to restock it and remove the cash.</p> <p>Vending machines used to be a great way to make a modest amount of money, especially if you knew someone who would let you put a machine in a reasonably high-traffic area either for free, or for a piece of the action. You could start small and then buy more machines. Back in the day when coin-operated video games were a thing there wasn't even any restocking needed &mdash; you just went as often as necessary to take out the money.</p> <h3>8. Running a Small Business</h3> <p>Running a small business can be a great way to make money from a source other than your salary. The range of options for small business are infinite. Just for starters, virtually all the &quot;irregular job&quot; items from the previous section could be just as easily arranged as a small business. Instead of painting houses or walking dogs, you start a house painting or dog walking business. Plus, running a business may confer certain tax advantages (deductions, anyone?) which can make it an even healthier secondary income source. The next two ideas can also be structured as small businesses.</p> <h3>9. Sell Something You Make</h3> <p>The list of things you can make and sell is endless &mdash; jellies and jams, soaps, jewelry, garden produce, baked goods, maple syrup, pottery, scarves, etc. I wrote a bit about the line between hobby and small business in my post <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-your-hobby-pay-its-way">Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way</a>.</p> <h3>10. Sell Copies of Something You Made</h3> <p>This is a variation on the point above about royalties. Instead of letting another company sell copies of something that you've created in return for royalties, you can sell the copies yourself.</p> <p>The classic case is self-publishing a book, but there are a lot of other possibilities that fall into this category. For example, If you know how to do something, you could create a video teaching how to do it, and then sell it on DVD.</p> <p>This option really lends itself to digital sales, because the cost of production is zero &mdash; ebooks, online video courses, phone apps, etc.</p> <p>It's tough to make much money this way, because there's so much stuff out there already, often for free. Sales are likely to be low, and unless you have a very narrow, very focused niche, you're going to face a lot of competition.</p> <p>Still, this can be a win, especially if you want to create something for your own reasons &mdash; a phone app that does something you want a phone app to do, a drawing that speaks to you, etc. If you're making the thing because you want to, the extra effort to sell copies is quite small, and will probably bring in a little money.</p> <h3>11. Sell Something You Gather</h3> <p>There are still places where it's legal to collect things and sell them &mdash; mushrooms, pine boughs, sea shells, rocks, insects, etc. Success requires access to a place where you can collect, and usually requires more than a little skill in knowing what's worth collecting, and how to sell it.</p> <h3>12. Sell Something You Buy</h3> <p>If you can buy something cheap and sell it for more than it cost, you can make money on the markup. To make a reasonable profit, you usually have to add value in some way. The two classic ways are: Import the item, or repackage a cheap, bulky item into smaller units.</p> <p><strong>Importation</strong>: Say you find something sold overseas that you really like &mdash; a clothing item or a gadget or a tool &mdash; that just isn't a thing in the U.S. You can find the manufacturer, buy a modest quantity at wholesale, import them into the US, and sell them at a markup. Your added value is the capital to buy the stock and the effort handling the complexities of importation.</p> <p><strong>Repackaging</strong>: Almost anything is cheaper in bulk, sometimes a lot cheaper. My wife buys a brand of quilt soap that's good for washing wool. She can get it in 8-ounce bottles for $8 or $9 dollars &mdash; about $17 a pound. The stuff has a single ingredient: sodium lauryl sulfate, the detergent in baby shampoo. If you buy by the barrel, sodium lauryl sulfate costs less than $1 a pound &mdash; highly profitable, even after paying for bottles. Anybody can do the same thing with anything that's cheap in bulk but can be sold for more in reasonable quantities.</p> <h3>13. Teach a Class</h3> <p>If you have some skill &mdash; and if you also have some skill at teaching &mdash; you can make money offering classes. Where I live, people can arrange to teach classes through the park district, recreation center, the local library, YMCA, community college, and at least two different senior organizations. Many of the stores that sell arts or craft supplies also offer classes with local artists and craftspeople as teachers. And if you're adequately entrepreneurial, you don't need to teach under the auspices of some other organization at all. You can find your own students and teach out of a location of your choice.</p> <h3>14. Put Ads on a Website</h3> <p>Creating a blog or static website and putting Google Ads (or other affiliate programs) on it can generate extra income &mdash; just how much depends on the traffic and ad clicks your site generates. It's a competitive space, but if you can produce a quality site with adequate traffic, it may provide a regular source of additional income.</p> <p>If you have some sales skills, you can also market your site to individual companies and get them to buy ads for a lot more money. That's another piece of work, however. It would make your income a little less passive, because now you're a salesman on top of everything else.</p> <h3>15. Create a YouTube Channel or Podcast</h3> <p>If you like making videos, this can be a source of modest income. If making videos seems like a lot of work, you're going to quit before you make any money from Google Ads on your YouTube channel. Still, if you make videos that go viral, there's the potential to make quite a bit of money. Some YouTube stars derive significant income from their videos.</p> <p>Podcasts are a little more complex to monetize, because you don't have the option of just putting ads on the page somewhere; you actually have to include the ad in the podcast itself. On the other hand, the ads are worth more, because the listener is pretty much stuck listening to the ad from beginning to end.</p> <p>There are podcast networks that offer tools to help with creating and making them easy for listeners to find. Some of them also have ad networks, although you'd probably make more money if you did the work of selling your podcast to sponsors.</p> <p><em>How do you earn extra income?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/philip-brewer">Philip Brewer</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-make-money-outside-your-day-job">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/5-new-income-streams-anyone-can-create">5 New Income Streams Anyone Can Create</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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/the-smart-way-to-budget-on-a-freelance-income">The Smart Way to Budget on a Freelance 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/the-easy-way-teachers-can-earn-passive-income">The Easy Way Teachers Can Earn Passive Income</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income freelancing investments non-passive income passive income selling side jobs Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:03:04 +0000 Philip Brewer 1615339 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 30+ Ways Real People Make Extra Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-30-ways-real-people-make-extra-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-30-ways-real-people-make-extra-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_extra_cash_000076051121_1.jpg" alt="Woman finding real ways to make extra 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 over 30 ways to make extra income, apps that give you gift cards, and the best way to stay healthy this winter.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Making-Extra-Income-23682849#photo-23682849">31 Ways Real People Make Extra Income</a> &mdash; You can make $500 a month hosting foreign exchange students. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/apps-that-give-you-gift-cards/">20 Apps That Give You Gift Cards</a> &mdash; Shopkick rewards you points by shopping through their portal or for certain activities like walking into a store or scanning bar codes. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/feel-better-this-winter-get-more-sleep">Want to Stay Healthy This Winter? Get More Sleep</a> &mdash; Not getting enough sleep puts you at risk for catching a cold. So create a bedtime routine, make sure to exercise, and stay away from foods and drinks that keep you up. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/change-your-lifestyle-save-money/">3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle to Save Money</a> &mdash; Focus less on entertainment and more on education. Make time to learn new things and improve yourself. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/10-super-affordable-ways-to-insulate-your-home-this-winter">10 Super Affordable Ways To Insulate Your Home This Winter</a> &mdash; Take advantage of the oven heat when you cook or bake. After you've turned off the oven, leave the door open and let the residual heat out. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2015/11/6-ways-to-make-extra-money-with-your-car/">6 Ways to Make Extra Money With Your Car</a> &mdash; Postmates delivers food from area restaurants, office supplies and even cold medicine. As a delivery driver (or bicyclist), you can make up to $25/hour. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2015/11/money-mistakes-you-make-in-your-30s/">Money Mistakes You Make in Your 30s</a> &mdash;Don't buy a house that you can't afford. Be willing to compromise on some of the amenities so you can have the quality of life that you want (and not just a really fancy house). [DINKS Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.retiredby40blog.com/2015/11/05/9-substitutes-for-eggs/">9 Substitutes For Eggs</a> &mdash; You can use 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1 teaspoon of baking soda to replace one egg. [Retired by 40]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/conquer-gift-clutter-practical-presents.html">Conquer gift clutter with practical presents</a> &mdash; It isn't clutter if you use it! This holiday season, give (or ask for) practical gifts like tickets to the zoo, hobby supplies, or a gas station gift card. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-turkey-themed-thanksgiving-treats-kids-love-to-make-and-eat">5 Turkey-Themed Thanksgiving Treats Kids Love to Make (and Eat)</a> &mdash; Kids will have a blast making Krispy Krunchy Turkeys! [Parenting Squad]</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-30-ways-real-people-make-extra-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-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-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:15:16 +0000 Amy Lu 1607373 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Effective Ways to Make More Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-effective-ways-to-make-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-effective-ways-to-make-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/yoga_teacher_000044484610.jpg" alt="Woman making more money by teaching yoga class" 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 some great articles on ways to boost your income, how to create a minimalist kitchen, and common misconceptions about social security.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-make-more-money-boost-monthly-income/">How to Make More Money: 7 Effective Ways to Boost Your Monthly Income</a> &mdash; Do you have a skill that others will pay for? Start freelancing! [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2015/08/26/3-steps-to-creating-a-minimalist-kitchen/">3 Steps to Creating a Minimalist Kitchen</a> &mdash;You can make better use of your kitchen by cleaning, re-organizing, and re-thinking all the supplies and equipment in the space. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://phroogal.com/blog/8-common-social-security-misconceptions-you-should-know-about/">8 Common Social Security Misconceptions You Should Know About</a> &mdash; Some people believe that you'll never get back all your contributions, but the truth is you'll most likely receive more benefits that you paid out! [Phroogal Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T012-S001-jobs-you-won-t-believe-you-can-get-paid-to-do/index.html">9 Jobs You Won't Believe You Can Get Paid to Do</a> &mdash; You can make $30,000-$60,000 a year as a professional food taster. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/14993/spouse-isnt-frugal.html">What to Do If Your Spouse Isn&rsquo;t Frugal</a> &mdash; Agree to stop buying gifts. Instead, focus on spending quality time together on special occasions. [Everything Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/money-saving-tips-for-college-students-living-on-campus/">Money Saving Tips For College Students Living on Campus</a> &mdash; Unless you have a job that requires a car, you don't need one while you're living on campus. Use public transportation, including campus shuttles and local buses. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Changes-You-Should-Make-Your-30s-38237481">10 Changes to Make in Your 30s That Will Set You Up For Lifelong Success</a> &mdash; Stop putting off your life goals. Pick one and get to it! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0829/Why-in-store-pickup-is-gaining-popularity">Why in-store pickup is gaining popularity</a> &mdash; Both shoppers and retailers love in-store pickup. Shoppers are able to compare prices and get their gods without waiting or paying for shipping, and retailers get foot traffic to their brick-and mortar stores and the chance to increase sales. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/could-your-smoke-detector-steal-your-identity/">Could Your Smoke Detector Steal Your Identity?</a> &mdash; Devices that can connect to the Internet &mdash; TVs, fitness bands, even refrigerators &mdash; are vulnerable to hacking. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/talking-with-kids-after-violent-situations">Talking With Kids After Violent Situations</a> &mdash; Turn this conversation into an educational lesson by asking leading questions like &quot;What is violence?&quot; and &quot;Is it ever OK to solve problems with violence?&quot; [Parenting Squad]</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-effective-ways-to-make-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-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-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:14 +0000 Amy Lu 1544231 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-with-little-skill <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-extra-money-with-little-skill" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_writing_at_home_000061495116.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to make extra money with little skill" 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 some great articles on ways to make extra money with little skill, how to save at your favorite restaurant chain, and must-haves for staying healthy on the go.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/5-ways-extra-money-skill/">5 Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill</a> &mdash; You can get paid to test websites from home &mdash; or anywhere else! No technical knowledge necessary. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://smartycents.com/articles/top-restaurant-chains/">11 Ways to Save Money at Your Favorite Restaurant&nbsp;Chains</a> &mdash; Instead of calling in a pizza order, place your order through a chain's website so you can apply coupons and deals! [Smarty Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/06/25/3-must-have-items-to-stay-healthy-on-the-go/">3 Must-Have Items to Stay Healthy on the Go</a> &mdash; Always pack a pair of tennis shoes so that when you have an opportunity to be active, you have the right shoes for it. [Best Kept Self]</p> <p><a href="http://www.aspiringmillionaire.com/2015/06/increase-your-income-without-working.html">Increase Your Income Without Working More</a> &mdash; Use the 80/20 rule to prioritize your tasks: spend 80% of your time on the 20% of your workload that generates most of your income. [Aspiring Millionaire]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Cornstarch-35705053">18 Uses For Cornstarch That Will Save You Money</a> &mdash; Cornstarch works as a natural, DIY dry shampoo. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/8-morning-routines-to-guarantee-a-good-day/">8 Morning Routines to Guarantee a Good Day</a> &mdash; Get up at the same time every day. When you're up, do something right away to signal your brain that it's time to wake up. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="http://momsneedtoknow.com/grow-awesome-tomatoes<br /> ">How To Grow Awesome Tomatoes</a> &mdash; Here's what you need to know to grow delicious, nutritious tomatoes right in your backyard! [Moms Need to Know]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/tips-for-fireworks-safety-on-the-4th">Fireworks Safety Tips for July 4th</a> &mdash; Keep a bucket of water on hand in case of emergencies! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/10-ways-to-save-money-on-car-rentals">10 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals</a> &mdash; Avoiding renting a car at airports. Their rates tend to be higher, and you may be charged an airport fee. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/tv-shows-that-teach-you-about-money">3 TV Shows That May Actually Teach You Something About Money</a> &mdash; Watching Real Housewives of New Jersey can teach you a thing or two about home loans and bankruptcy. [Money Under 30]</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-ways-to-make-extra-money-with-little-skill">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-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1477118 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 20 Odd Ways to Make Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-20-odd-ways-to-make-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-20-odd-ways-to-make-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_walking_dog_000019367479.jpg" alt="Woman making money odd ways by walking dogs" 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 some great articles on odd ways to make extra money, tips for better self-esteem, and how to work from home like a pro.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/22-odd-and-unusual-ways-make-extra-money/">20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money</a> &mdash; Know another language or three? Interpreters and translators are in high demand. If you don't want to do it full time, you can advertise locally or work on a contract basis as a freelance translator. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://thinksimplenow.com/happiness/how-to-overcome-low-self-esteem/">9 Tips for Better Self-Esteem</a> &mdash; Pay attention to any triggers that may set off your negative thoughts and feelings, and take steps to remove these triggers from your life. [Think Simple Now]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Working-From-Home-Tips-37778375">Your Guide to Working From Home Like a Pro</a> &mdash; Take breaks to talk to people. It'll give you a sense of community and productivity and will help keep you on task. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0624/Eighteen-new-burger-joints-from-around-the-world-to-check-out">Eighteen new burger joints from around the world to check out</a> &mdash; If you ever find yourself in Manchester, England, try the &pound;6 Filthy Classic at burger joint Filthy Cow. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/how-to-save-up-enough-willpower-to-crush-your-junk-food-cravings-with-ease/">How To Save Up Enough Willpower To Crush Your Junk Food Cravings With Ease</a> &mdash; Stop worrying about food choices that you'll make in the future. Save all that willpower for the second when you actually have to make a decision and you'll find you're able to make the right choice for you. [Pick The Brain]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2015/06/how-to-get-organized-with-unexpected-visitors/">How To Get Organized With Unexpected Visitor</a> &mdash; Grab a laundry basket and do a quick walk-through of your home. Toss misplaced items into the basket and put it all somewhere out of sight. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyspruce.com/7-need-to-know-facts-on-social-security/">7 Need to Know Facts on Social Security</a> &mdash; If you were born after 1929, you need to work at least 10 years total in order to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. [Money Spruce]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mymoneyblog.com/the-most-important-factor-to-maximize-in-your-portfolio.html">The Most Important Factor To Maximize In Your Portfolio</a> &mdash; Make sure you understand your investment portfolio well enough to know what to do during boom times and panic. [My Money Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/5-ways-to-give-to-the-homeless-without-giving-cash/">5 Ways To Give To The Homeless Without Giving Cash</a> &mdash; Essentials like water and snacks can make a huge difference! [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-teach-your-child-good-tech-manners">How to Teach Your Child Good Tech Manners</a> &mdash; Remember that your kids will model your behavior. If you fiddle with your phone during dinner, they'll think it's an okay thing to do. [Parenting Squad]</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-20-odd-ways-to-make-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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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/8-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best mone tips make money side jobs Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1471993 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Signs It's Time to Make Your Side Gig Your Career http://www.wisebread.com/6-signs-its-time-to-make-your-side-gig-your-career <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-signs-its-time-to-make-your-side-gig-your-career" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/female_student_working_000052734564.jpg" alt="Woman deciding to make her side gig her career" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You daydream about it: turning your <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-tips-to-prevent-side-gig-burnout">side gig</a> into your career. Quitting your day job and achieving your business goals on your own terms. But it can be hard to know when the right time to actually make the move is.</p> <p>If you're unsure what's holding you back, but suspect you may be ready, take a look at these six signs it's time to quit your day job.</p> <h2>1. Your Bills Can Be Covered on Side Business Income</h2> <p>Are things going pretty well right now? It's time to do the math. Add up all of your household's living costs. Now, add up your side business's month-by-month revenue over the past year. Can a decent percentage of basic expenses be covered by your side business?</p> <p>Making a big move based on this sign depends on a couple of factors such as how much your spouse or roommate contributes to the household, and whether or not those contributions can be counted on for the foreseeable future.</p> <p>For many people, the answer is a gradual transition. In my business, my partner/husband and I found an arrangement that let us spend 75% of our time on the company, and the rest of the time on freelance income to bridge the gap.</p> <h2>2. You're Leaving Money on the Table</h2> <p>Are more opportunities arising, ones you don't have the time to take? A small business can only flourish if it has enough time to grow the infrastructure and increase client communications and partnerships. If you can only spend nights and weekends on your side business, then you will hit a plateau that is very difficult to break through without hiring help.</p> <p>The best way to learn if you are leaving money on the table is <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/small-business/how-to-write-a-business-plan">reviewing your business plan</a> and making a new <a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/76418">year-to-year projection</a>.</p> <h2>3. Your Clients Want More</h2> <p>Surely you've had more ideas on how to upgrade your services. Do you see your <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/small-business/market-segmentation-to-grow-customers-sales-and-profits">customer or client base growing</a> and becoming more reliable? This kind of stable growth begetting a stable fan base is a good sign that your regular clients are ready to be upsold on more services. If you are B2B, don't let them grow antsy to leave for a bigger company. If you are a consumer-facing business, don't let your customers grow bored with your product offerings. Start with your most loyal customers to show them that your business is growing with their needs and that you value your relationship.</p> <p>In my business, we grew so quickly in the past year that our customers were not able to keep up with our newest releases. So we started a new subscription program for our most rabid fans that allowed them to get everything we make for a monthly fee. When you start with your most loyal, you can work out the kinks of the new program with minimal pain and customer service issues before rolling it out to the public. We wouldn't have been able to plan, set-up, execute, and maintain this new service if one of us hadn't gone full time.</p> <h2>4. You Find Yourself Becoming an Expert</h2> <p>Are friends, family, and peers increasingly asking you for advice or resources on your industry? If so, the outside perception of your company must be good enough for you to be considered a thought leader on the topic.</p> <p>A great way to give back as an entrepreneur is to share your expertise. It's also a great way to grow your business indirectly by inserting yourself in the major ongoing conversations within your industry. Look up <a href="http://www.allconferences.com/">industry conferences to attend</a>, and you could create a Slideshare about what you've learned. When you have become a full-time entrepreneur, others will take you even more seriously. If you were already planning the full-time transition, this sign might be the morale boost you needed.</p> <h2>5. You Need More Time at Home</h2> <p>Is your household changing? Maybe you are planning to have children in the next two years. Maybe your spouse is earning enough money to cover the basic expenses so you can take more time on your business. Staying at home provides you the flexibility to grow both your business and your family on your own schedule.</p> <p>Do it smart: Using your monthly expense calculator and business projections, start mapping out a plan that allows you transition to a home office. Calculate the costs of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/setting-up-a-home-office-on-the-cheap">making a functional home office</a>: desks, computers, office and creative supplies, and storage solutions. You might have to incorporate freelance income in your revenue mix alongside the other services your business provides.</p> <h2>6. You're This Close to Hiring Employees</h2> <p>Are you looking for help to improve workflow? It will be hard to manage employees from a desk at another company. It's time to look at the numbers and see how much more revenue you could earn with an employee's help, versus quitting your day job and doing most operations yourself for a while.</p> <p>People-specific skillsets you don't possess (i.e. coding, graphic design, etc.) might be hires you can't avoid. But what if you just have too much basic upkeep to do? What I have learned is that repetitive, tedious, and time-consuming tasks are great to outsource to a freelance employee for an affordable rate. Core work like business development and creative should be left to you until you go full-time, so you can properly manage your employees and give them the one-on-one time they need to grow within your company.</p> <p>Make sure you have what you need to <a href="http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2013/10/top-7-tips-for-hiring-managing-your-1st-employee.html">hire your first employee</a>, and learn about <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/small-business/how-to-take-the-pulse-of-your-employees">managing staff</a>.</p> <p><em>How's your side gig doing? Ready to make the leap?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-signs-its-time-to-make-your-side-gig-your-career">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/freelancing-a-beginner-s-guide-to-doing-it-right">Freelancing: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing It Right</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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/find-a-side-gig-at-these-4-best-micro-jobs-sites">Find a Side Gig at These 4 Best Micro-Jobs Sites</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/7-things-i-learned-about-money-after-i-went-freelance">7 Things I Learned About Money After I Went Freelance</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entrepreneurship Extra Income business self employment side jobs work Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:10 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1416883 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Make Money as a Chat or Forum Moderator http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-chat-or-forum-moderator <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-chat-or-forum-moderator" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_laptop_forum_000042128972.jpg" alt="Woman moderating forums and chatrooms for extra money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of the websites, games, social apps, and online stores we frequent feature user communities. These often use a message board or chat function to enable user communication and contact customer service. If you've wondered how these discussions seem to stay relatively civil (even in the day of the &quot;troll&quot;), the answer is simple &mdash; moderators.</p> <h2>What is a Chat or Forum Moderator?</h2> <p>These are the people who stay behind-the-scenes of online communities, giving users a safe way to resolve issues, as well as policing the most offensive communications. They can delete content, ban users, or simply be on-hand to answer questions as needed.</p> <h2>How Much Does This Job Pay?</h2> <p>Pay can range from minimum wage to $15-$17 an hour. It is similar in pay structure to work-from-home customer service phone rep gigs. Some jobs pay for the entire time you are monitoring the forums, while others may only pay you when you respond to issues that come up in a work queue (meaning that you can be away from the community until you are called in).</p> <h2>How Can You Get a Job as a Moderator?</h2> <p>Getting a job as a moderator may be as simple as applying for a posting on a jobs website, or it may require being part of an active online community until you've earned a respected place in it and can request pay. Often, you can do some research into the communities you're a part of and see if they have any openings on their &quot;Careers&quot; tab.</p> <p>Sites that seem to hire moderator or chat reps frequently include<a href="http://metaversemodsquad.com/become-a-mod/"> MetaVerse Mod Squad</a>,<a href="http://www.lithium.com/company/careers/job-listing"> Lithium</a>,<a href="http://www.icucmoderation.com/careers-icuc/"> ICUC</a>, and<a href="http://www.emoderation.com/recruitment/"> eModeration</a>.</p> <h2>What Skills or Equipment Are Required?</h2> <p>A good chat or forum moderator will have excellent people skills, possess the ability to spell well and communicate via the written word, be efficient with a computer, and can sit for long periods of time, often staring at threads of messages until their help is needed. Most job listings will describe tech requirements, but the majority require you to have your own desktop or laptop computer with a high-speed DSL or cable internet connection.</p> <p>What's a day in the life of a moderator look like? It can vary, but according to Chelles of<a href="http://www.fitnpoor.com/"> FitNPoor</a>, there are definitely pros and cons.</p> <h2>Cons of Working as a Moderator</h2> <p>It can be difficult to keep your emotions under control when dealing with difficult people. &quot;You have to put your personal opinions aside. There are so many times where my politics or my view points are trumped by the job need to moderate and keep discussion peaceful,&quot; Chelles says.</p> <p>Your privacy is also not guaranteed. Chelles states that your personal information could be found, especially by passionate chatters who dislike you or your policies.</p> <h2>Pros of Working as a Moderator</h2> <p>One of the biggest advantages of this job is that you can work from home, and often, the hours are very flexible. This makes it an ideal option for students or stay-at-home parents, especially since the work environment doesn't have to be quiet.</p> <p>If you love having power, this is the job for you. Chelles says that it certainly attracts a positive person that can keep a level head, but it does reward you in the sense that you are in control. Some people thrive on that kind of control.</p> <p>There is also often a strong sense of community in most online forums, and this camaraderie can grow with time and involvement &mdash; especially as a moderator. Regular chatters on bigger sites recognize you and know your story; if you're the kind of person that makes friends easily online, this could be a very rewarding job for you!</p> <p><em>Will you be exploring a job as a moderator? Why or why not?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-chat-or-forum-moderator">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/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-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-side-jobs-for-people-who-are-good-with-money">6 Side Jobs for People Who Are Good With Money</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/get-paid-real-money-from-virtual-work">Get Paid Real Money From Virtual Work</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/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Job Hunting chat customer service forums moderators side jobs work from home Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:09 +0000 Linsey Knerl 1396562 at http://www.wisebread.com Find a Side Gig at These 4 Best Micro-Jobs Sites http://www.wisebread.com/find-a-side-gig-at-these-4-best-micro-jobs-sites <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/find-a-side-gig-at-these-4-best-micro-jobs-sites" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_laptop.jpg" alt="woman at home searching online for job" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In times gone by, you either had a job or you didn't. Sure, a few people were freelancers or independent contractors, but most of us either punched the clock or stood in the unemployment line. All that changed with the the &quot;gig economy&quot; &mdash; that is, the advent of companies that tap into the casual or spare-time labor force, like <a href="https://www.taskrabbit.com/">TaskRabbit</a> or <a href="https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome">Amazon's Mechanical Turk</a>.</p> <p>Now, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of micro-job or gig sites out there. But which offer the best worker experience? I scoured reviews to suss out the top choices. The sites listed here do not require background checks or interviews (eliminating TaskRabbit and <a href="https://www.instacart.com/">InstaCart</a>). Signing up takes minutes (although some require your application to be reviewed, which can take a couple days), and they all include tasks that don't require specialized skills or training. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-online-that-arent-scams">13 Ways to Make Money Online That Aren't Scams</a>)</p> <h2>1. Fiverr</h2> <p>When people talk about micro-job sites, <a href="http://tracking.fiverr.com/aff_c?offer_id=1441&amp;aff_id=4437">Fiverr</a> usually comes up first because it has the most buyers and sellers. This site allows you, the worker, to post a task you are willing to perform for $5. The slick interface helps you along by giving you categories to choose from.</p> <p>One thing reviewers like about Fiverr is that it is easy to get paid for the gigs you do. You do the job, the hirer pays you $5 within 14 days, and $4 is deposited into your PayPal account (Fiverr keeps a buck). You can make a little more money if you offer &quot;extras&quot; on your gig.</p> <p>The biggest negative people cite about Fiverr is that there are so many gigs listed on the site (20,000 offers for logo design alone), you need to find ways stand out to get anyone to choose you. On the other hand, Fiverr's popularity is also cited as its greatest strength, since there are more potential hirers here than on the many Fiverr knock-offs.</p> <h3>Setup</h3> <p>I signed up (using my Facebook profile) and posted three gigs; writing a birthday poem, proofreading one page of errors, and finding a rental car deal. Posting these took me about 13 minutes total. The most time-consuming part of posting a gig is choosing and uploading the required photo.</p> <h3>Result</h3> <p>Two hours after posting my gigs, I received a request to do a job that was not exactly what I'd offered. The owner of a website wanted me to write reviews on the site and fill out an anonymous personality quiz. The task, which was mildly enjoyable, took me 17 minutes, giving me a pay rate of about $14 per hour. The next morning, I awoke to find the buyer had approved my work, left me positive feedback, and deposited $4 in my account.</p> <p>If I could find ample jobs like this one, I would consider working on Fiverr for an hour a day for treat money, especially if I could manage the jobs while relaxing in front of the TV. However, 48 hours after signing up, I hadn't yet landed a second gig, so it seems I would need to spend more work promoting myself to get much work on this site.</p> <h2>2. SEOClerks</h2> <p>Like Fiverr, you get jobs on <a href="https://www.seoclerk.com/">SEOClerks</a> by posting what you're willing to do, and waiting for someone to choose you. Unlike Fiverr, you can list any price you want. The website appears to have a lot of gigs priced at $5-$10. As the title implies, a lot of the tasks and categories on this site are related to helping people optimize their websites for search engines, but there are also non SEO-related gigs posted here, like making phone calls.</p> <h3>Setup</h3> <p>It took me one minute to register using my Google account, and five more minutes to post an offer to copyedit one page for $5. Most of this time was taken up by fixing my submission to fit the site's rules and waiting for the gig to upload.</p> <h3>Result</h3> <p>After 24 hours, I had not received any orders, so I added a second gig offer. After 48 hours, I still had not received a single offer.</p> <h2>3. Mechanical Turk</h2> <p>&quot;MTurk&quot; is different from the first two sites in that you don't have to post a gig and then wait for someone to order it. This site has lots of tasks called &quot;HITs,&quot; just waiting for you to do &mdash; 335,000 of them when I visited the page! That's the good thing. The bad thing about Mechanical Turk is that many of the HITs pay very, very little money. Some are surveys you can take, others require you to go to a URL and look for information. There is a Reddit forum that points out some of the <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/HITsWorthTurkingFor/">higher-paying HITs</a>.</p> <h3>Setup</h3> <p>I logged in using my existing Amazon account, and spent less than one minute accepting the terms of service. Then Amazon said it needed to review my application before I could do any HITs. Two days later, Amazon sent me an approval email, and then I had to fill in my mailing address and social security number, and register for Amazon Payments. This took two minutes.</p> <h3>Result</h3> <p>For my first HIT, I chose a job that paid a whopping 11 cents: entering item numbers and prices from a long Walmart receipt onto a web form. The job was tedious and it took me 14 minutes, meaning that if I kept cranking at that pace, I might make 44 cents an hour. In my approval email, Amazon also informed me that any money I earned would be on hold until I had completed at least one HIT a day for 10 days. Since most of the HITs I saw paid from 1 cent to 15 cents, I lost patience at the idea of logging in every day for ten days, just to cash in 80 cents at the end of the experiment.</p> <p>Not everyone does as badly as I did. The folks at The Simple Dollar spent one <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/can-you-actually-earn-reasonable-money-from-mechanical-turk/">hour doing Mechanical Turk</a> tasks and earned about $7 &mdash; less than minimum wage, but still <em>something</em> if you are underemployed and can't find work. A couple of tips from other Wise Bread writers: Linsey Knerl says you might have more luck <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-worst-work-from-home-jobs">snagging good gigs</a> in the middle of the night, and the enterprising Xin Lu suggests that instead of completing tasks on Mechanical Turk, you <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-money-with-amazon-mechanical-turk">hire workers</a> there at low rates and charge clients more money for their work. For instance, by running a transcription company.</p> <h2>4. Gigwalk</h2> <p>I was attracted to the idea of <a href="http://www.gigwalk.com/">Gigwalk</a> because it promises to pay for tasks you can do when out walking around. I like to walk. When this company debuted a few years ago, it offered easy opportunities like taking a picture of a store sign. Now, tasks look like they include a little more work, like checking inventory in stores, taking photos, and writing descriptions of product displays, and even setting up those displays. Once your work is approved, you get paid via PayPal. Some of the tasks stipulate that you use a high-end phone to take and upload pictures.</p> <h3>Setup</h3> <p>I entered my Android phone number on Gigwalk's site and they instantly sent me the link to download the app. You can also find it on iTunes or in the Google Play Store. It took five minutes to download and open Gigwalk on my Android phone, then sign up through Facebook.</p> <h3>Result</h3> <p>The app immediately began to search for gigs in my geographic area. However, the closest one it found was 14 miles away. That gig was taking a photo of a specific display in a Best Buy store for $5. It also found a number of opportunities to check the shelves at various Walmart locations for a certain product, and snap a photo of the product on the shelf, for $2.25. The Walmarts were all 20 miles or farther from my home.</p> <p>This is a common problem that people run into with Gigwalk &mdash; it seems to be an opportunity only for people who spend time in large cities or live near a Walmart.</p> <p>Because of the distance, I didn't do any gigwalks. However, others have tried it and blogged about their experiences. AJ of Insidious Life found that the tasks offered locally were not worth the time, like setting up a Walmart product display for $12. A tip from a <a href="http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1340204/">FatWallet forum</a>: Look for gigs at the end of the month, when &quot;...schedulers become more desperate and...offer bonuses.&quot;</p> <p><em>Author's note: I was planning to include Gigbucks in this list, but when I found out the web site was acquired by </em><a href="https://evo1.com/gigbucks"><em>new management</em></a><em> in February 2015, and that it put balances accumulated before that time </em><em>&quot;...on permanent hold, to be settled at a future date,&quot;</em><em> I decided that time is needed to see if this site will be a reliable place to earn money in the future.</em></p> <p><em>Do you earn extra income via any of these micro-job sites?</em></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/find-a-side-gig-at-these-4-best-micro-jobs-sites">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-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income gig websites internet jobs micro-jobs side jobs Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:00:07 +0000 Carrie Kirby 1347457 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 31 Ways Real People Make Extra Income http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-31-ways-real-people-make-extra-income <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-31-ways-real-people-make-extra-income" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-gardener-gloves-plants-flowers-Dollarphotoclub_55315588.jpg" alt="gardener" title="gardener" 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 some great articles on the many ways that real people make extra income, the best freelance careers out there, and sites that let you rent out almost anything.</p> <h3>Top 5 Articles</h3> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Making-Extra-Income-23682849">31 Ways Real People Make Extra Income</a> &mdash; Mowing lawns in your neighborhood is an easy way to make some extra cash. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mjd45ehhjd/working-on-your-terms/">The 10 Best Freelance Careers</a> &mdash; A web developer creates online tools for websites, manages sites and servers, provides tech support, and can expect to earn $36 to $43 an hour. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/things-to-rent-out/">22 Sites That Let You Make Money Renting Out Almost Anything</a> &mdash; Spinlister allows you to rent out your bike, surfboard, or snowboard. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/office-etiquette/">Office Etiquette &mdash; Top Ten Worst Things You Can Say at Work</a> &mdash; Don't talk about how wasted you were last night. Keep your private life private! [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/cheap-spring-break-21-apps">21 Apps That Will Keep You From Going Broke on Spring Break</a> &mdash; Use the Happy Hours app to find happy hour times and specials for nearby bars and restaurants. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://georgettemillerlaw.com/4-simple-strategies-to-shave-years-off-your-mortgage/">4 Simple Strategies to Shave Years Off Your Mortgage</a> &mdash; Making biweekly payments can shave about four years off your mortgage. [Georgette Miller]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/03/11/top-three-budget-killers.html">The Top Three Budget Killers</a> &mdash; If you're serious about improving your finances, then tackle these expenses first. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.credit.com/2015/03/6-ways-chasing-credit-card-rewards-can-backfire-110907/">6 Ways Chasing Credit Card Rewards Can Backfire</a> &mdash; Many credit cards offer generous sign-up bonuses&hellip;but only if you can reach a minimum spending threshold within a limited time period. You might be making a lot of unnecessary expenses to reach the threshold. [Credit.com]</p> <p><a href="http://personaldividends.com/questions-before-starting-a-home-business/">3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Home Business</a> &mdash; Do you have the discipline to make yourself get to work? Starting a home business is difficult, and you'll have to work hard to succeed. [Personal Dividends]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-not-raise-a-narcissist">How to Not Raise a Narcissist</a> &mdash; Receiving too much praise can cause a child to grow into an adult who thinks he is better than everyone else and is entitled to privileges. [Parenting Squad]</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-31-ways-real-people-make-extra-income">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/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</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/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</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-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</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/8-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</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/10-great-side-jobs-for-introverts">10 Great Side Jobs for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips side jobs Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:00:10 +0000 Amy Lu 1338530 at http://www.wisebread.com