What’s a great way to make extra money?
We have our own favorite ways, but what would you recommend?
We’ve written on this topic a fair bit in the past, suggesting anything from mystery shopping to selling things on Ebay to having a used book business. We know that your tips will come largely from your experience, so tell us what’s worked for you! Are you doing something unique to get by? Have you found a simple way to scrape up a few bucks during difficult time?
Share your money-making strategies, and be entered to win one of two $10 Amazon gift certificates. The winning answers will be read live on Wednesday’s Living Large on a Small Budget Blog Talk Radio Show!
Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
We're doing two giveaways -- one $10 Amazon gift certificate for a random comment, and another one for a random tweet.
How to Enter:
- Post your answer in the comments below, or
- Tweet your answer. Include "@wisebread" in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.
If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.
At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.
- Contest ends Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:59pm CST. Winners will be announced June 3rd between 8:00 – 9:00 pm CST during our live Blog Talk Radio broadcast, and will be contacted at the conclusion of the broadcast (or you can call in live to claim your prize!)
- You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.
- Only tweets with "@wisebread" will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)
*UPDATE: We have our winners!
timeiscoffee: @wisebread I do tech support for friends and get a lunch or a dinner out of it! Its not technically money but its still saving money!
Blog Post winner:
http://www.wisebread.com/ways-to-make-extra-money-share-your-tip-to-win-10#comment-300923 (comment 56 by simplysarah)
"I work in a university town where there are several teaching hospitals and research institutes. They offer many clinical studies (some involving medications, some just for observation). My friend did one (while she was unemployed) that involved her staying in a clinic for two weeks. They fed her and she watched tv and every four hours they would take a small sample of blood. At the end of two weeks she received $6000!
In addition, the hospital connected to my work has a blood service where they take blood for research purposes and they pay up to $100 for each donation (depends on amount). This is less time consuming than plasma donation and as far as I know doesn't keep you from donating plasma.
The next one is probably a more rare opportunity but I will most likely be doing this over the summer. I have had fire extinguisher training and will be able to make $50 for two hours being a "safety" during a fire performance act at a local amusement park.
Another one, I take advantage of the tuition reimbursement at my work. They reimburse $2500 a year and also pay for books (which I sell at the end of the class if I won't need them). I finished my BA degree last year but now I have moved on to certificate programs, all on their dime. I am currently working on my copyediting certificate and a graphic design certificate. I am developing new skills which could result in a higher paycheck later and I can also do freelance work on the side (I've already done a few small copyediting jobs)."