Extra Income https://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/10682/all en-US 6 Ways You Can Get Paid to Watch TV https://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-you-can-get-paid-to-watch-tv <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-you-can-get-paid-to-watch-tv" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_watching_tv.jpg" alt="Woman watching TV" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Full disclosure: I work in TV. I am a creative director at a premium cable channel, and I can tell you right now that I get paid to watch TV. I don't watch it all day, every day. But I do spend some portions of my week watching series from my own network, and occasionally, competitor networks and stations.</p> <p>I love my job. I love being able to read scripts and watch series, in many cases a year before they hit the airwaves. And I can assure you, there are many opportunities for you to earn money doing something you love &mdash; watching TV. Here are just a few.</p> <h2>1. Work for a company that airs TV series and movies</h2> <p>Let's start with my own personal area of expertise. From HBO, Showtime, and STARZ, to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, there are thousands of jobs available in the TV and movie industry. You may think that the only people getting paid to watch TV at these companies are high-end executives and producers, but that's not the case. In my own company, everyone from IT and legal, to HR and creative services, has access to a wide variety of movies and series.</p> <p>We are often required to watch our own series to be educated on what our own company does, much like employees at a brewery get free ale and hotel employees get free rooms. The more you know about what your company does, the better you are at your job. We also have companywide screenings of series and movies, and similar companies do the same for their employees, too.</p> <p>If this sounds like the field for you, take some time to search the career web pages of any company offering TV and movie services. You may be surprised at the opportunities available.</p> <h2>2. Start your own YouTube channel</h2> <p>It's a slow burn, but if you're willing to invest the time and a little money, it can really pay off. As you probably know, there are a lot of wealthy YouTubers out there. Some of them create original content, some are comedians, some play video games. And, some watch TV and movies and record their reactions, or provide reviews of the latest movies and series. In fact, there are even YouTubers who review YouTube review channels! That's some <em>Inception</em>-level stuff right there.</p> <p>The best way to start on this path is to review the movies you either really love &hellip; or really hate. Audiences love both kinds of reviews, with the latter usually being more funny and satirical. All you need to start is a computer or smartphone with a decent camera (if you use a phone, get a tripod).</p> <p>Record your review, upload it, and share over social media. As you get more comfortable, start adding graphics and some simple cutaways using basic editing software. As your views and subscribers grow, you can monetize your YouTube page, and eventually, if you're big enough, see some major dollars roll in. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos</a>)</p> <h2>3. Download apps and visit sites that reward you for watching</h2> <p>There really is an app for that. Well, multiple apps, actually. One of the most popular is <a href="http://get.viggle.com/" target="_blank">Viggle</a>, which rewards you for logging in and watching TV shows from providers like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. It's done on a points-per-minute basis, although sometimes you can double, triple, or even quadruple the amount of points you earn. You can also get bonuses for engaging with your friends on social media, and you can redeem your rewards for gift cards, cash, and even debit cards.</p> <p>You can also check out <a href="https://perk.com/" target="_blank">Perk</a>, their sister company, which offers cash rewards for watching TV, playing games, and shopping, and <a href="http://trk.cotterweb.net/?a=13562&amp;c=16696&amp;s1=1079289" target="_blank">Inbox Dollars</a>, which also offers surveys. Will it make you rich? Doubtful. Will you get cash for watching TV and movies? Yes. What's not to love about that? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-convenient-cash-11-easy-ways-to-make-money-online?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Effortless Ways to Make Money Online That Don't Require Skills</a>)</p> <h2>4. Become a Netflix &quot;tagger&quot;</h2> <p>Fair warning: There are only about 30 of these positions in existence, and they are in extremely high demand &hellip; for good reason. Taggers are a team of 30 media-savvy reviewers who get paid to watch Netflix day in, day out. The job of a tagger is to watch the content and tag it as it's being viewed with relevant metadata. In layman's terms, that includes factual information about the content, like year of release, language, cast, and so on, but also the tone, style, and how to categorize it for a search.</p> <p>As FastCompany reported this past March, it's a dream job for Sherrie Gulmahamad, who watches over 20 hours of TV and movies per week in her role as &quot;originals creative analyst.&quot; But, as she pointed out, it's not always an easy ride. Much like a food critic, you don't always have an appetite for what is put in front of you.</p> <p>&quot;I've also been assigned a 60-hour Colombian crime drama about Pablo Escobar's hit man,&quot; she told FastCompany. &quot;No, I did not have to watch all of it &mdash; but I tried!&quot; If you want to try and get into Netflix tagging, Gulmahamad recommends first getting into an archival or library studies program, and going from there.</p> <h2>5. Become a Nielsen family</h2> <p>Neilsen is a household name in America, and is the driving force behind all those ratings figures you see for TV series and movies. You can become a part of this process.</p> <p>There are a couple of ways to go about it; one is by choice, the other by chance. First, you can go to Nielsen Digital Voice and join the panel. Thousands of people in the U.S. do this, and it's a way to provide information on what you're watching via the internet. The rewards aren't going to let you quit your day job, but you'll get the chance to win up to $1,000 every month, with 400 members getting a chunk of the monthly $10,000 sweepstakes.</p> <p>The other way is the traditional Nielsen route, and that is purely in the hands of fate. Nielsen families are randomly selected from a section of different communities across the nation, and although you have just as much chance as anyone else, there are only 40,000 homes being monitored. With over 126 million households in the U.S., that's a slim chance.</p> <h2>6. Take up mystery shopping</h2> <p>These days there are all kinds of mystery shopping gigs available, and they are not just limited to retail stores and restaurants. You can actually get paid to go to the movie theater and check out the latest movies, and who wouldn't want to be paid for an activity you usually have to pay for?</p> <p>One of the biggest names in theater mystery shopping is <a href="http://www.tnsmi-tes.com/employment.htm" target="_blank">VeriTes</a>, and they are looking for independent contractors in all 50 states. You can also check out <a href="https://www.certifiedfieldassociate.com/index.aspx" target="_blank">CFA</a> or <a href="http://www.imyst.com/theater-mystery-shopping.asp" target="_blank">Imyst</a>.</p> <p>Now, while you will obviously have fun watching the movie, you do have to pay attention to the entire experience and report back on it. Everything from the purchase of the tickets, the customer service, the quality of the snacks, and the resolution of the movie will come into play. Make sure to bring something you can take notes on (not your phone &mdash; that's a bad move in a movie theater) and file your report to receive your reward. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/check-out-these-5-legit-mystery-shopping-gigs?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Check Out These 5 Legit Mystery Shopping Gigs</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F6-ways-you-can-get-paid-to-watch-tv&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F6%2520Ways%2520You%2520Can%2520Get%2520Paid%2520to%2520Watch%2520TV.jpg&amp;description=6%20Ways%20You%20Can%20Get%20Paid%20to%20Watch%20TV"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/6%20Ways%20You%20Can%20Get%20Paid%20to%20Watch%20TV.jpg" alt="6 Ways You Can Get Paid to Watch TV" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-you-can-get-paid-to-watch-tv">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="https://www.wisebread.com/18-cool-jobs-for-fashion-lovers">18 Cool Jobs for Fashion 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="https://www.wisebread.com/life-without-tv">Life Without Television</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="https://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-earn-extra-income-while-christmas-shopping">8 Ways to Earn Extra Income While Christmas Shopping</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="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-a-job-learn-the-secret-from-a-bad-movie">How to get a job--learn the secret from a bad movie</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="https://www.wisebread.com/get-free-stuff-by-eating-cereal-drinking-soda-and-watching-tv">Get Free Stuff by Eating Cereal, Drinking Soda, and Watching TV</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Job Hunting jobs movie lovers movies mystery shopping netflix nielsen families rewards tv watching television YouTube Thu, 31 May 2018 08:00:17 +0000 Paul Michael 2145219 at https://www.wisebread.com How to Profit From China's Growing Upper Class — Even If You Don't Speak Chinese https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-profit-from-chinas-growing-upper-class-even-if-you-dont-speak-chinese <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-profit-from-chinas-growing-upper-class-even-if-you-dont-speak-chinese" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/teacher_teach_girl_student_with_tablet_computer.jpg" alt="Teacher teach girl student with tablet computer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I lived in Beijing in the late 1990s, most Chinese people were poor compared to their American counterparts. I remember visiting bars that catered to foreigners with local friends in tow, and having them marvel that the price of one drink could feed them for a week. People were considered well off if they owned a car or had an apartment with hot water on demand.</p> <p>Things have changed. While poverty is still common in China, the wealthy class has ballooned. China is now in second place, after the U.S., for the most ultra high net worth individuals. And the wealthy class there is expected to keep on growing, with the number of Chinese millionaires expected to surge 41 percent to 2.7 million by 2022, according to Credit Suisse.</p> <p>This means that there are lots of Chinese people in the market for goods and services their parents couldn't afford. Here are some ways you could cash in.</p> <h2>Teach English online</h2> <p>Teaching English for a low salary or as a volunteer has long been a way for new college grads to see the world. But the combination of global broadband and growing Chinese wealth has created an opportunity for Americans to make decent money teaching English from the comfort of their homes. <a href="https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?_version=2" target="_blank">VIPKID</a> connects English-speaking teachers with children in China for one-on-one video lessons that pay $14 to $22 per hour. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Earn $1,000 a Month or More as an Online Tutor</a>)</p> <h2>Be a butler</h2> <p>In 2016, the Netherlands-based International Butler Academy opened a training program in Shanghai to serve the growing demand for butlers among high net worth households in China. English or English-appearing butlers who are willing to travel to China can start at $60,000 &mdash; nearly 50 percent more than beginner butlers earn in the West. Staffing agencies report that the premium is driven by the status boost that comes with employing a bona fide <em>Downton Abbey</em>-style butler. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-jobs-that-capitalize-on-the-growth-in-rich-households?ref=seealso" target="_blank">14 Jobs that Capitalize on the Growth in Rich Households</a>)</p> <h2>Rent your vacation property to Chinese tourists</h2> <p>Airbnb has been pushing hard into the Chinese market, adding 24/7 Chinese-language customer support and locally used payment options. At the same time, the number of Chinese visitors to the United States has been exploding, with more Chinese visitors than any other country except Mexico.</p> <p>If you own a vacation property in a popular Chinese destination, such as Los Angeles, or near a national park, you can make your listing more attractive to Chinese travelers by providing a high level of service, since Chinese travelers are more used to hotels than home sharing. Discounts for longer stays help, too. If you have Chinese visitors coming in, thoughtful touches such as having a hot water kettle and house slippers available can help them feel more at home. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <h2>Teach skiing</h2> <p>Skiing didn't really take off in China until the recent wealth boom, with the number of domestic ski areas rocketing to 568 from just six between 1996 and 2016. The run up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is further ratcheting up interest.</p> <p>The combination of booming popularity and a limited history means that ski instructors are in short supply in China. A <a href="https://www.alltracksacademy.com/blog/ski-instructor-jobs-japan-china/" target="_blank">Club Med recruiting page</a> promises ski instructors who travel to China perks such as accommodations, meals, and free flights in addition to an &quot;attractive wage.&quot; How attractive? While ski instructors in the United States earn $15 to $20 an hour, in China you can make $20 to $30. Although speaking Chinese would increase your chances of getting hired, resorts are increasingly accepting that most available ski instructors don't.</p> <h2>Host a high school student</h2> <p>The number of international students earning high school diplomas in the United States has skyrocketed over the past decade, and the trend is led by China, whose students make up 46 percent of all international high school students here. Some of these kids are in U.S. boarding schools, but others are in private day schools and even public schools. These students need host families, who can earn $500 to $600 monthly per student for providing room and board.</p> <h2>Sell your property to a Chinese investor</h2> <p>To the chagrin of many would-be homeowners in certain markets, U.S. real estate has become attractive to Chinese investors making all-cash purchases. In fact, Chinese are now the top foreign buyers of U.S. real estate.</p> <p>If you are looking to get top dollar, cash, for a property, it may be worthwhile to enlist an agent who knows the Chinese investor market well. Just don't expect this tactic to win you any friends among neighbors who might not like to see neighborhood properties turn into investor-owned ones.</p> <h2>Be a private schoolteacher or administrator</h2> <p>As I mentioned in the first item on this list, teaching in China used to be a low-earning opportunity for young people who wanted an adventure. With the growth of wealth in China, however, comes many domestic private schools who want English-speaking teachers and administrators, and are willing to pay for them.</p> <p>Experienced teachers can earn $3,000 or more per month, and while that might not sound like big bucks, if it comes with a furnished apartment, airfare, and halftime pay over holiday breaks, some estimate you could sock away at least half your salary.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fhow-to-profit-from-chinas-growing-upper-class-even-if-you-dont-speak-chinese&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHow%2520to%2520Profit%2520From%2520China%2527s%2520Growing%2520Upper%2520Class%2520%25E2%2580%2594%2520Even%2520If%2520You%2520Don%2527t%2520Speak%2520Chinese.jpg&amp;description=How%20to%20Profit%20From%20China's%20Growing%20Upper%20Class%20%E2%80%94%20Even%20If%20You%20Don't%20Speak%20Chinese"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/How%20to%20Profit%20From%20China%27s%20Growing%20Upper%20Class%20%E2%80%94%20Even%20If%20You%20Don%27t%20Speak%20Chinese.jpg" alt="How to Profit From China's Growing Upper Class &mdash; Even If You Don't Speak Chinese" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-profit-from-chinas-growing-upper-class-even-if-you-dont-speak-chinese">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="https://www.wisebread.com/15-jobs-that-capitalize-on-the-growth-in-rich-households">15 Jobs That Capitalize on the Growth in Rich Households</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="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor">How to Earn $1,000 a Month or More as an Online Tutor</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-being-a-millionaire-is-overrated">5 Reasons Being a Millionaire Is Overrated</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="https://www.wisebread.com/5-when-youre-rich-dream-buys-that-arent-that-great">5 &quot;When You&#039;re Rich&quot; Dream Buys That Aren&#039;t That Great</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="https://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others">13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income airbnbn butlers China Chinese foreign exchange students real estate rich service industry teaching teaching English wealthy Mon, 14 May 2018 08:31:13 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2133916 at https://www.wisebread.com 7 Ways to Make Money Over Memorial Day Weekend https://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-over-memorial-day-weekend <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-ways-to-make-money-over-memorial-day-weekend" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_holding_amrican_flag_and_running_in_field.jpg" alt="Couple holding amrican flag and running in field" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Memorial Day right around the corner, people are getting ready for a weekend of travel, hosting visitors, shopping, and parties. But for many side hustlers, Memorial Day is the perfect weekend to make some money.</p> <p>Whether you're just looking to make a few extra bucks, or you're hoping to give yourself a serious financial boost, here are a few easy ways to make money this Memorial Day weekend.</p> <h2>1. Host a garage sale</h2> <p>With an extra day tacked on to the weekend, it's a perfect opportunity to hold a garage sale. Spring clean your home and take stock of all the items you no longer want or need. Once you have an inventory, start advertising on Facebook or Craigslist to drum up your sale.</p> <p>If a garage sale isn't your thing, you can always sell used items on Craigslist, Facebook, or eBay, or use apps like LetGo and OfferUp. These apps allow you to easily post for-sale items and provide a safe way to collect payment. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-garage-sale-items-that-sell-like-hotcakes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">12 Garage Sale Items That Sell Like Hotcakes</a>)</p> <h2>2. Rent out your home</h2> <p>Since Memorial Day is a travel-heavy holiday, many people will be looking for affordable accommodations in their planned destination. If you're planning on leaving your home empty to do some travel of your own, you may as well have it earn money while you're away.</p> <p>Even if you have an extra bedroom or couch to spare, you can rent out your space on Airbnb to earn some quick cash. Just be sure you can provide a clean, safe environment and be available to answer any questions your guests may have. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <h2>3. Do yard work</h2> <p>As the unofficial kickoff to summer, Memorial Day weekend is the time when many people take a look around their yard and realize it's in need of quite a bit of TLC. Offer your assistance to folks who don't want to &mdash; or are unable to &mdash; do all that work themselves. You could mow lawns, weed-whack, prune hedges, rake leaves, and power wash decks and siding.</p> <p>Yard work gigs aren't hard to find, as you can likely spot a few neighbors whose lawn could use a refresh. Ask around your neighborhood and you will be sure to find business.</p> <h2>4. Pet sit</h2> <p>Do you have any friends who might be out of town for the long weekend? Do those friends have dogs or cats at home? Offer to pet sit for them and earn a few extra dollars.</p> <p>You can also use a site like Rover.com to sign up as a pet sitter. You can choose to watch the pet in your own home or in the owner's house. Many pet sitters earn $20 to $40 per night, per pet, making it a pretty well-paying side hustle. Plus, if you enjoy animals, you get the added benefit of spending time with some furry friends. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-400-a-week-as-a-pet-sitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter</a>)</p> <h2>5. Work in retail</h2> <p>Memorial Day brings the masses to the stores to shop sales and stock up on summer necessities. As such, some retailers are in need of additional part-time or seasonal help. If you have the time and can provide exceptional customer service, there is likely a seasonal job for you. Ask around your local area to see who is hiring.</p> <h2>6. House sit</h2> <p>Since many people are traveling for Memorial Day weekend, you can take advantage and offer to house sit for your friends or family. Most of the time, all you have to do as a housesitter is check the mail, water the plants, and make sure everything is secure and in order. What could be easier than getting paid to hang out in someone else's home?</p> <h2>7. Event staff</h2> <p>Your town may be hosting public celebrations over Memorial Day weekend, such as block parties, bonfires, or concerts. These events need staff. Check out event venues as well as your local Chamber of Commerce to see if any jobs are available.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F7-ways-to-make-money-over-memorial-day-weekend&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F7%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520Over%2520Memorial%2520Day%2520Weekend.jpg&amp;description=7%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Over%20Memorial%20Day%20Weekend"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/7%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Over%20Memorial%20Day%20Weekend.jpg" alt="7 Ways to Make Money Over Memorial Day Weekend" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/rachel-slifka">Rachel Slifka</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-over-memorial-day-weekend">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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer">11 Ways to Make Money While at the Beach This Summer</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="https://www.wisebread.com/carving-pumpkins-and-14-other-cool-ways-to-make-cash-from-fall-holidays">Carving Pumpkins and 14 Other Cool Ways to Make Cash From Fall Holidays</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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age">4 Ways to Find Income While Waiting for Full Retirement Age</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income AirBnb garage sales Holidays house sitting making money memorial day part time jobs pet sitting retail side gigs yard work Fri, 11 May 2018 09:00:10 +0000 Rachel Slifka 2131735 at https://www.wisebread.com 11 Ways to Make Money While at the Beach This Summer https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_with_dog_skating_outdoors.jpg" alt="Couple with dog skating outdoors" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you live near the beach, or just plan on spending the summer at one, you'll need steady income to make the most of your sunny days. From dog-watching, to baby-sitting, to selling sunscreen by the seashore, here are some clever ways to make a few bucks while having fun in the sun.</p> <h2>1. Pet-sitting</h2> <p>I started watching dogs through Rover.com to supplement my income a few years ago &mdash; and my &quot;business&quot; has steadily grown ever since. My bookings dramatically increase in the summer as a result of all the vacationers coming to town with their fur babies. They get to relax and enjoy the beach and boardwalk without their animal for a few hours (or even overnight), while the pup gets to play at a local &quot;yappy hour&quot; (basically a dog run with a bar) where I take all my clients' dogs to make new friends and expend their energy.</p> <p>I charge a reasonable $39 per night, per dog fee ($25 for anything less than 24 hours of sitting during the day), which is honestly the easiest money I've ever made. There's not a whole lot of actual &quot;work&quot; involved and it brings me joy just to be around the dogs. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-400-a-week-as-a-pet-sitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter</a>)</p> <h2>2. Teaching fitness classes</h2> <p>I have a couple friends who have taken to the beach to build their personal fitness programs, and they've got a full schedule of clients during peak season. If you have the skills, certifications, and insurance to offer this type of service, pursue it. Hunter Healy, a beach-based group fitness instructor in Garden City, South Carolina, has found this type of business quite rewarding.</p> <p>&quot;The beachside facet has been the 'It' factor when finding and securing clients,&quot; he says. &quot;Rain? No problem! We move to under the pier. I partner with several local tourist attractions as well as hotels to market my individual and group sessions to weekly travelers. This business has given me the ability to be active and do what I love in the best office I could ask for &mdash; the beach!&quot;</p> <h2>3. Local event staff</h2> <p>There's always something happening in beach communities during the summer months &mdash; concerts, bonfires, surf competitions, volleyball tournaments, 5Ks, and more. These activities and events need staffers to ensure they go off without a hitch, and you could be the perfect candidate. Visit specific entertainment venues to inquire about available jobs. You also might want to pop into the local Chamber of Commerce to find out who the producers of events are if you can't readily pinpoint or get a hold of them.</p> <h2>4. Micro-subletting your home</h2> <p>Vacationers need a clean, convenient place to stay at the beach, and many families can't afford the local hotels in the high season. This is precisely how vacation rental services Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO became household names, and I've been taking advantage of this rental market since the very beginning.</p> <p>If you live in a beach town, you can rent your extra room or space to tourists who need a place to crash. Based on my own success, this revenue source can really bring in big bucks if you do it well. Local laws are starting to prohibit homeowners from making money in their homes by being hosts, so check up on the regulations in your area before diving into micro-subletting. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <h2>5. Driving for Lyft or Uber</h2> <p>Besides sunbathing on the beach, one of vacationers' favorite pastimes is drinking &mdash; and once they get good and sloshed, they're gonna need rides home. Depending on how active your beach area is, you can make serious money during the summer driving for ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber, especially between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. on weekends.</p> <p>I've made upward of $130 on single-fare, 20-mile trips when the bars close. I actually think of this side gig as a twofold benefit &mdash; not only am I making money, but I'm preventing myself from spending money on Friday and Saturday nights by not going out partying myself, which is often a significant cost when I'm ready to do it to it. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-earn-extra-money-with-your-car?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Ways to Earn Extra Money With Your Car</a>)</p> <h2>6. Monetizing your driveway or yard</h2> <p>My beach town has very limited parking, which is a major annoyance for residents on summer weekends. But you can work this in your favor if you have yard or driveway space close enough to attractions.</p> <p>People will absolutely pay a reasonable fee to park in your monitored space instead of driving in circles for 20 minutes waiting for someone to leave another spot for which they'll also have to pay. I think a sweet spot to charge is between $15 to $20 per four-hour period, then $5 per every additional hour after that up to $40 for a 24-hour period. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-moneymaker?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Moneymaker</a>)</p> <h2>7. Selling sunscreen, water, and snacks on the beach</h2> <p>Beachgoers forget and/or run out of sunscreen while on the beach, at which point they have to visit a store that sells it at &quot;vacation cost&quot; or live without it for the day, which is quite dangerous. Take advantage of this market and walk the beach offering bottles of sunscreen plus bottles of water and snacks. You'll make a killing. A word of warning: You may need a license in certain areas.</p> <h2>8. Provide a metal detecting service</h2> <p>A good metal detector will only cost you around $100 or so, but you can recoup that cost almost immediately by renting out the device or your searching services to vacationers who have lost valuable items on the beach, like wallets, rings, and keys. I would start with Craigslist, posting daily about your service (that's the first place out-of-towners will look), but also just walk the beach with your detector in hand. You'll probably drum up business right then and there by just being visible. Ten dollars an hour to rent or $30 per find sounds like a reasonable place to start pricing. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-make-an-extra-1000-this-summer?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer</a>)</p> <h2>9. Cleaning houses</h2> <p>I have houseguests a lot during the summer, and I don't always have time to clean my home. I sometimes hire a housekeeper to do the heavy lifting. Offering your own house cleaning services in a beach community during the summer should be a boon, as I'm sure there are plenty of homeowners in a similar situation as mine.</p> <p>The key to building this business with repeat customers and referrals is to come prepared, clean like you mean it, pay attention to detail, and price your service reasonably. My suggestion is $20 to $25 an hour. Most people are willing to pay for the convenience if the price is in this ballpark.</p> <h2>10. Baby-sitting</h2> <p>Moms and dads want to have fun on vacation, too, so they may be looking for a baby-sitter during their stay. They probably won't know anyone in the area, so you might find it beneficial to list your services with some of the popular websites and apps that parents prefer, like Care.com and Sitter. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-summer-side-gigs-for-grown-ups?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Summer Side Gigs for Grown-Ups</a>)</p> <h2>11. Rent portable chargers</h2> <p>Invest in five to 10 portable chargers from various electronics and mobile phone makers, set up a little stand on the boardwalk, and watch the cash flow in. No brainer.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F11%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520While%2520at%2520the%2520Beach%2520This%2520Summer.jpg&amp;description=11%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20While%20at%20the%20Beach%20This%20Summer"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/11%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20While%20at%20the%20Beach%20This%20Summer.jpg" alt="11 Ways to Make Money While at the Beach This Summer" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/8-creative-ways-to-make-money-on-super-bowl-sunday">8 Creative Ways to Make Money on Super Bowl Sunday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</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="https://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-over-memorial-day-weekend">7 Ways to Make Money Over Memorial Day Weekend</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="https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day">4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-costly-pitfalls-of-hosting-on-airbnb">5 Costly Pitfalls of Hosting on Airbnb</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income AirBnb baby-sitting lyft making money parking pet sitting rentals side gigs summer the beach Uber Mon, 07 May 2018 09:01:12 +0000 Mikey Rox 2131423 at https://www.wisebread.com 5 Ways to Make Money From Mother's Day https://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-money-from-mothers-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-ways-to-make-money-from-mothers-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/grandmother_mother_and_daughter_having_fun_in_the_kitchen.jpg" alt="Grandmother, mother and daughter having fun in the kitchen" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The average American spends around $172 to make Mom feel special every Mother's Day. If you have ever purchased a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates, you've seen firsthand how costly it can be to shower Mom with gifts.</p> <p>Turn the tables this year by earning money rather than spending it. Here are some unique ways you can cash in on Mother's Day. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-best-side-jobs-for-fast-cash?ref=seealso" target="_blank">14 Best Side Jobs For Fast Cash</a>)</p> <h2>1. Host photo sessions</h2> <p>One year, a photographer friend of mine announced she was throwing mini Mother's Day photo sessions for $65. The session included 30 minutes of shooting with cute props in her backyard and a disc of five to seven edited shots on a CD a week later. She allowed families to sign up for one of 10 slots the weekend before Mother's Day.</p> <p>As a customer, I was thrilled to get some affordable, wonderful shots without the hassle of planning a Pinterest-worthy photo shoot. As the photographer, she was able to generate $650 for about 10&ndash;15 hours of work. If you are a talented photographer, have great editing skills, and have a nice camera and editing software already on hand, try offering this service.</p> <p>As a word of warning, if you are not experienced photographing families, especially ones with unpredictable kids and babies, you might not want to jump into this business until you are more practiced.</p> <h2>2. Sell crafted gifts</h2> <p>If you love to make crafts, think of the many ways you can offer your skills for sale for Mother's Day. You can sell general crafts, like scarves, potted succulents in unique designs, or jewelry. You can also offer customized creations that will help individuals give their mothers something extra special for the day. Here are a few ideas to get you started:</p> <ul> <li> <p>If you sew or quilt, offer to turn baby clothes or special family clothes into a beautiful blanket.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you create jewelry, offer customized jewels to represent birthstones or personalities.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you paint or draw, do personalized silhouettes or drawings of the family from photographs.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you enjoy woodwork or painting, create customized signs or wood scroll art.</p> </li> </ul> <p>(See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sites-to-sell-your-arts-and-crafts?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Sites to Sell Your Arts and Crafts</a>)</p> <h2>3. Deliver flower arrangements</h2> <p>Even having a small bouquet of flowers delivered will cost you around $35&ndash;$50. If you live near a flower market or have a flourishing garden to choose from, you can make your own floral arrangements and sell them locally.</p> <p>Try creating one or two arrangements several weeks before Mother's Day to showcase your skills and what you will be selling. This will allow you to take orders and know exactly how much to buy when you purchase florals and containers. Offer handwritten notes to make the arrangement even more special. Add on a small fee for local delivery to cover your time and gas expenses. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-earn-extra-money-with-your-car?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Ways to Earn Extra Money With Your Car</a>)</p> <h2>4. Put your baking skills to use</h2> <p>Nothing says love like a plate of homemade cookies or a tasty cake. However, not everyone has the time or desire to be in the kitchen whipping up something for their mama. If you know how to make beautiful cookies or cake pops, or have a secret cake recipe everyone raves over, why not try finding customers for the holiday weekend?</p> <p>You could also sell your goods at local farmers markets or craft shows. Be sure to brush up on the laws in your state to ensure it is legal to sell food goods from your home.</p> <h2>5. Host a Mother's Day boutique</h2> <p>If you can't think of anything to create or sell, sell other people's goods. Host a Mother's Day boutique or craft show that allows other local vendors to set up tables and sell their goods. You can host the event in your home, backyard, or a low-cost venue such as a church. Vendors should pay a small fee to set up their booths and donate one item to your show's raffle. Next, advertise the boutique through friends, acquaintances, local businesses, and social media. Create an event on Facebook and spread the word.</p> <p>The goal is to help connect your community to great local vendors and to give vendors the opportunity to sell their goods. Be sure to sell raffle tickets to help cover the costs of running the boutique, as well.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F5-ways-to-make-money-from-mothers-day&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F5%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520From%2520Mother%2527s%2520Day.jpg&amp;description=5%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20Mother's%20Day"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/5%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20Mother%27s%20Day.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Make Money From Mother's Day" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-money-from-mothers-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/6-fast-ways-to-restock-an-emergency-fund-after-an-emergency">6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/8-totally-free-things-you-can-sell-on-ebay">8 Totally Free Things You Can Sell on eBay</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-make-passive-income-online">5 Ways to Make Passive Income Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan">How to Make Money as a Superfan</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income baked goods crafts flower delivery gifts making money mini sessions Mother's day photography selling Tue, 01 May 2018 08:00:17 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 2132120 at https://www.wisebread.com 4 Ways to Find Income While Waiting for Full Retirement Age https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mature_woman_working_on_computer.jpg" alt="Mature woman working on computer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every single retirement expert seems to agree on one thing: You should wait until at least your full retirement age (FRA) before taking your Social Security retirement benefits. The reason for this consensus is the fact that taking retirement benefits <em>before </em>reaching that all-important FRA will result in permanently reduced benefits &mdash; which could be a serious problem as you get older.</p> <p>But what do you do if you can't afford to wait until your FRA? Those same retirement experts may wag their fingers at you for taking early benefits, but are they offering solutions for how to bridge the financial gap until you have reached your FRA?</p> <p>Thankfully, there are legitimate ways to bring in income while waiting to reach your full retirement age &mdash; and none of them require you to pull a Walter White. Here are four options for bringing in money while waiting for that magical moment known as FRA.</p> <h2>Tap your equity with a reverse mortgage</h2> <p>With a reverse mortgage, any homeowner over the age of 62 who owns their home free and clear (or has significant equity in the home) may access the equity in their home, either in a lump sum or in monthly installments, while still living on the property.</p> <p>If all you know about reverse mortgages comes from the attractive seniors on daytime commercials, you might assume that this is a great option with no downsides. However, reverse mortgages do come at a cost, and it's important for homeowners to understand what they are agreeing to before they sign on the dotted line.</p> <p>To start, reverse mortgages, just like their traditional counterparts, come with closing costs. In particular, you can expect to pay an origination fee of approximately 2 percent of the home's value, an upfront mortgage insurance premium, and traditional closing costs. In addition, during the life of the loan, you can expect to pay an annual mortgage insurance premium and a monthly servicing charge.</p> <p>You should also remember that your reverse mortgage loan can come due for any of the following reasons:</p> <ul> <li> <p>If you sell the house.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you pass away.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you can no longer consider the home a primary residence. In particular, if you have to spend more than 12 months in a nursing home, your house will no longer be considered your primary residence.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you don't pay your property taxes, don't have adequate homeowners' insurance, or if you don't maintain your home properly.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Reverse mortgages can be a good option for seniors who need to bridge the gap until reaching full retirement age, but they are certainly not a cure-all solution. If there's any possibility that you can't keep up with maintenance (including paying your taxes and insurance bill), that you might need some sort of long-term, off-site care, or that your kids are counting on inheriting the house from you when you pass away, this is not a good option for you. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-downsides-of-a-reverse-mortgage?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Downsides of a Reverse Mortgage</a>)</p> <h2>Rent out your property</h2> <p>You probably don't have a spare house available, but that doesn't mean you can't make some money by renting out your space or even the things you own. To start, if you live in an area that draws tourists, renting out a spare room (or even the entire house) on Airbnb can be an excellent way to bring in extra cash. If you rent out your entire home, you could house or pet sit while your guests are in your home &mdash; and potentially make money on both ends. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <p>Of course, not all rentals are about a place to hang your hat. Don't use your car every day? Rent it out with a service like <a href="https://www.getaround.com/" target="_blank">Getaround</a> or <a href="https://turo.com/" target="_blank">Turo</a>. Have a two-car garage and only one vehicle? Rent out that extra parking space with a service like <a href="https://www.parkingpanda.com/" target="_blank">Parking Panda</a> or <a href="http://www.parkeasier.com/" target="_blank">Spot</a>. Have power tools or sporting equipment gathering dust? Rent it all out with a service like <a href="https://www.loanables.com/" target="_blank">Loanables</a> or <a href="http://rentnotbuy.com/" target="_blank">RentNotBuy</a>.</p> <h2>Embrace the side hustle</h2> <p>No one wants to hear that they have to work longer in retirement, but side jobs ain't what they used to be. These days, you can find any number of rewarding gigs that can help make ends meet &mdash; and fit in with the lifestyle you want in retirement.</p> <p>For instance, finding a way to make money off a hobby you're already doing can be a good way to bring in extra income without feeling like you're still stuck in the daily grind. Avid gardeners could become garden consultants for neighbors with black thumbs. Animal lovers could offer daily dog-walking services. Crafters could make their wares for sale, or offer classes on how to create their beautiful designs.</p> <p>If you're not interested in monetizing a hobby, think about what sorts of things people turn to you for. If you have an impeccable eye for fashion, offer to help people look their best. If you know how to get the best deal on a used car, create a consulting service for buying cars. The sky is the limit in terms of creating a side hustle that will fit with your preferences, abilities, and schedule. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a>)</p> <h2>Sell your stuff</h2> <p>If you have the time to post your items on Craigslist or eBay, this can be a great way to both downsize your stuff to a more manageable (and retirement-ready) amount while making some money at the same time. As a bonus, a lot of the stuff that was new when you were in college is considered vintage these days &mdash; which means you might get some good money for the stuff you'd otherwise just give away. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-you-can-resell-on-ebay-that-make-the-most-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Things You Can Resell on eBay That Make the Most Money</a>)</p> <h2>Making it until FRA</h2> <p>Though it can seem like the wait to reach full retirement age is interminable when you could use the Social Security retirement benefits each month, you will be glad you waited. Finding a way to bring in other income while you wait for your FRA may not be the retirement you dreamed of, but you'll feel good that you ensured higher monthly benefits for life.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F4%2520Ways%2520to%2520Find%2520Income%2520While%2520Waiting%2520for%2520Full%2520Retirement%2520Age.jpg&amp;description=4%20Ways%20to%20Find%20Income%20While%20Waiting%20for%20Full%20Retirement%20Age"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/4%20Ways%20to%20Find%20Income%20While%20Waiting%20for%20Full%20Retirement%20Age.jpg" alt="4 Ways to Find Income While Waiting for Full Retirement Age" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/6-smart-ways-to-boost-your-social-security-payout-before-retirement">6 Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Security Payout Before Retirement</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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra 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="https://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-working-while-collecting-social-security">What You Need to Know About Working While Collecting Social Security</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-questions-to-ask-before-you-start-claiming-your-social-security-benefits">5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Claiming Your Social Security Benefits</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Retirement AirBnb benefits downsizing eBay full retirement age hobbies renting reverse mortgages selling your stuff side gigs social security Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:30:16 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 2131425 at https://www.wisebread.com 9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/happy_girl_is_taking_pictures_with_her_mobile_phone.jpg" alt="Happy girl is taking pictures with her mobile phone" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone knows how important it is to save for retirement. However, actually setting aside money for your future can be challenging. When you're short on cash and have other demands on your budget, there might be little to nothing left to put toward your nest egg. How are you supposed to save for your future when you're completely strapped in the present?</p> <p>If you don't make enough money right now to set aside, there are still ways to grow your retirement savings. You just have to think outside the box.</p> <h2>1. Use your tax refund</h2> <p>Many people daydream about how they want to spend their tax refund, which is often the biggest windfall they'll see all year. In fact, last year the average tax refund was $2,763, according to the IRS.</p> <p>If you're getting a tax refund this year, put it to work. Rather than spending your refund on electronics or a vacation, consider depositing that money straight into your retirement fund. With the power of compound interest, that refund could grow by the thousands by the time you retire.</p> <h2>2. Deposit your credit card rewards</h2> <p>If you have a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards" target="_blank">credit card that offers cash back</a>, that cash can be a regular source of extra money for your retirement fund. If you already use your credit card for routine purchases like utilities, gas, and groceries, this is easy money. Just make sure you are paying off your credit card balance in full every month.</p> <h2>3. Use cash back apps</h2> <p>If you don't have a cash back credit card, you can still earn money for doing the shopping you were going to do anyway. Apps like <a href="https://ibotta.com/r/jcsgjbv" target="_blank">Ibotta</a> or SavingStar let you earn cash back on grocery purchases, while sites like <a href="http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=vIhagUaAxdMIsu435wELZg%3D%3D&amp;eeid=26471" target="_blank">eBates</a> offer a percentage back on many online purchases. You'll earn a percentage of your purchase as cash, and a check will be mailed to you &mdash; which you can toss straight into your retirement account. It's a low-effort way to earn extra money going about your normal routine. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-apps-that-actually-pay-you-to-shop?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Apps That Actually Pay You to Shop</a>)</p> <h2>4. Launch a side hustle</h2> <p>If you have some extra time, you can earn money in the evenings or on weekends by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-best-side-jobs-for-fast-cash" target="_blank">launching a side hustle for fast cash</a>. From walking dogs to making deliveries, there are hundreds of side gigs you can do in just a few hours a week. That extra income can go a long way to funding your retirement.</p> <h2>5. Sell your clutter</h2> <p>Take a look around at all of the electronics, textbooks, toys, and more that you never use. You may have as much as a few thousand dollars' worth of items collecting dust in your home. That clutter can be eliminated while netting you some money for your retirement. Sell items on sites like eBay, LetGo, and Bookscouter to get cash for your stuff. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-in-your-garage-that-have-serious-re-sale-value?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Things in Your Garage That Have Serious Re-Sale Value</a>)</p> <h2>6. Rent out extra space</h2> <p>If you have an extra bedroom, you can rent it out on sites like Airbnb or VRBO. Depending on your location and the size of your space, you could charge hundreds per night. However, you don't even need an extra room to make money. You can rent out a spare closet or storage space in the garage on Spacer, or rent out your parking spot on SpotHero. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb</a>)</p> <h2>7. Sell photos online</h2> <p>If you like photography, you can earn passive income to put toward your retirement savings by selling your photos. You can try your hand at selling stock photography on sites like iStock or Shutterstock, or you could sell your artwork in an online portfolio or on arts and craft sites like Etsy. You could also try selling smartphone photos on Foap, which is an app that connects brands with photographers looking to sell their images. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a>)</p> <h2>8. Let strangers drive your car</h2> <p>If you don't drive your car every day, your vehicle can become a lucrative source of income. You can rent it out to tourists or business travelers on Turo and set your own daily rate. According to the company, you can make nearly $5,800 a year if your car's market value is $20,000 and you rent it out for 12 days per month. That alone could get you to the contribution limit on an IRA.</p> <h2>9. Trade in clothes for cash</h2> <p>If you have clothes, handbags, or shoes that you don't wear anymore, stop letting them take up precious closet space. You can sell those items on sites like Poshmark, Tradesy, and even in-person at consignment stores like Plato's Closet or Clothes Mentor. A single bag of clothes could net you enough to send a couple hundred dollars toward your retirement account.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F9%2520Creative%2520Ways%2520to%2520Boost%2520Your%2520Retirement%2520Savings.jpg&amp;description=9%20Creative%20Ways%20to%20Boost%20Your%20Retirement%20Savings"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/9%20Creative%20Ways%20to%20Boost%20Your%20Retirement%20Savings.jpg" alt="9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/kat-tretina">Kat Tretina</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/6-fast-ways-to-restock-an-emergency-fund-after-an-emergency">6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-find-income-while-waiting-for-full-retirement-age">4 Ways to Find Income While Waiting for Full Retirement Age</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="https://www.wisebread.com/11-easy-ways-to-earn-more-on-ebay">11 Easy Ways to Earn More on eBay</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-moneymaker">How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Moneymaker</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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Retirement boost your retirement clutter making money renting saving money selling side gigs tax refunds Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:09 +0000 Kat Tretina 2131007 at https://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise https://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_cash_177100696.jpg" alt="Woman using pay raise in smart ways" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on smart ways to use a pay raise, frugal date ideas for any season, and tips for cleaning patio furniture efficiently.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://everythingfinanceblog.com/24364/smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise.html">6 Smart Ways to Use a Pay Raise</a> &mdash; Take this opportunity to put your finances in a better place for the long time. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/100-frugal-date-ideas-for-any-season/">100 Frugal Date Ideas For Any Season</a> &mdash; Use this list for frugal date ideas all year round! [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lifestorage.com/blog/organization/how-to-clean-patio-furniture/">How to Clean Patio Furniture Efficiently</a> &mdash; These techniques and cleaning solutions will rejuvenate your outdoor furniture and keep your backyard looking new all summer long. [Life Storage]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Lavender-Essential-Oil-42971475">9 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil</a> &mdash; Lavender's antifungal properties can help treat dandruff. Just add it to apple cider vinegar for a soothing rinse or combine it with other essential oils to make a pre-shampoo treatment. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/kids-money-important-financial-lessons-teach-kids/">Kids and Money: Important Financial Lessons to Teach Kids</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on important financial lessons to teach kids. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://madmoneymonster.com/2018/04/16/money-saving-checklist-for-moving-into-a-new-house/">Money Saving Checklist For Moving Into A New House</a> &mdash; Packing everything you own and moving to a new place is stressful enough without having to worry how you'll fit the moving expenses into your budget. Luckily, there are a number of ways to save money on moving while keeping your stuff safe. [Mad Money Monster]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0413/Insect-farms-emerge-as-an-alternate-source-of-protein">Insect farms emerge as an alternate source of protein</a> &mdash; Global food production giants are turning to insects in their search to find alternative sources of protein that are profitable and sustainable as animal feed or additives to human food. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneyunder30.com/7-side-hustle-accounting-mistakes-to-avoid">7 Side Hustle Accounting Mistakes To Avoid</a> &mdash; Don't let sloppy accounting be the reason your side hustle fails. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="https://diseasecalleddebt.com/spending-money-to-make-money-how-to-do-it-successfully/">Spending Money to Make Money: How to Do it Successfully</a> &mdash; The age-old axiom says you need to spend money to make money, but the key is to spend money wisely if you want greater returns in the future. [Disease Called Debt]</p> <p><a href="https://organized31.com/what-to-donate-to-an-animal-rescue-shelter/">What to Donate to an Animal Rescue Shelter</a> &mdash; Animal shelters are often short on things like food, blankets, cleaning supplies and other essentials. Check this list for items you can donate to an shelter &mdash; odds are, you can gather most of them right at home! [Organized31]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-smart-ways-to-use-a-pay-raise">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <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="https://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-earn-more-money-without-working-more-hours">6 Ways to Earn More Money — Without Working More Hours</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-downsides-to-a-bigger-paycheck">5 Downsides to a Bigger Paycheck</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">The Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://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="https://www.wisebread.com/10-easiest-items-to-flip-for-cash">10 Easiest Items to &quot;Flip&quot; for Cash</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips pay raise Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 2132844 at https://www.wisebread.com How to Make Money as a Superfan https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cosplay_as_kylo_ren_from_star_wars.jpg" alt="Cosplay as Kylo Ren from Star Wars" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being a devoted fan of something usually takes up a lot of time and money. But what if you could actually <em>make</em> money from being a superfan? Here are some ways you can turn your obsession with your favorite sports team, musician, celebrity, book, movie, TV show, or even video game into cold, hard cash.</p> <h2>Trade collectibles</h2> <p>Leverage your knowledge as a fan to spot collectibles and memorabilia that other fans would appreciate. With some study, you'll learn which items you can buy cheap at auctions, estate sales, and garage sales and sell at a profit. A perk of trading collectibles is that you will get to enjoy having the items around until they sell. Advertise your collectibles for sale on eBay or Craigslist. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-collectibles-that-almost-always-become-more-valuable?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Collectibles That Almost Always Become More Valuable</a>)</p> <h2>Make YouTube videos</h2> <p>You can earn ad revenue from posting videos on YouTube and getting a lot of views. In addition to ad revenue, you could also promote your own website or blog where viewers can go to purchase items or collectibles from you.</p> <p>You could make videos of yourself discussing concerts, new albums, and happenings with your favorite musicians, or even film yourself reacting to a new music video or song. You could upload videos of your commentary about sports news or events, or if you're a gamer, you could highlight game play video complete with tips and tricks. The options are endless. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos</a>)</p> <h2>Peddle merchandise near events</h2> <p>Set up a display of fan merchandise for sale near a concert or sporting event where there will be lots of pedestrian traffic from fans. You may need to get a permit to set up a vendor stand along the sidewalk, or you could strike a deal to sell your wares inside a coffee shop or restaurant near the event venue. A potential downside of this plan is that you could get stuck with unsold merchandise, but as a fan, you might not mind ending up with it. You can turn to eBay or Craigslist to try and unload more merch.</p> <h2>Sell handmade items on Etsy</h2> <p>If you are crafty, you can make fan items to sell on Etsy. For example, <em>Star Wars</em> fans are selling a wide range of items such as custom party invitations, costumes, necklaces, handmade T-shirts, and even light switches. You can also sell vintage items on Etsy that are not handmade, which is useful if you are fan of something that has been around long enough to become vintage.</p> <h2>Run a fan website, blog, podcast, or Facebook page</h2> <p>Offering free content for fans on a website, blog, podcast, or Facebook page allows you grow an audience and make money by selling advertising or promoting your own website where you can sell merchandise. Your content could include reviews or updates for concerts, albums, books, video games, movies, TV shows, or sports events.</p> <h2>Publish ebooks</h2> <p>You can take your interest as a fan to the next level by writing a nonfiction book on your favorite celebrity, musician, or team. Many successful ebooks are short reads, so an avid fan may be able to produce an ebook with a few weeks of effort.</p> <p>Another approach to writing as a fan is to produce a work of fan fiction based on your favorite book or movie universe. <a href="https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/worlds?ref_=kww_how_nav_1" target="_blank">Kindle Words</a> has a publishing program for fan fiction that has over 90 licensed fandoms, so they have permission to publish fan fiction from these universes. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-a-living-as-an-ebook-writer?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fhow-to-make-money-as-a-superfan&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHow%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520as%2520a%2520Superfan.jpg&amp;description=How%20to%20Make%20Money%20as%20a%20Superfan"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/How%20to%20Make%20Money%20as%20a%20Superfan.jpg" alt="How to Make Money as a Superfan" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/dr-penny-pincher">Dr Penny Pincher</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-superfan">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <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="https://www.wisebread.com/8-totally-free-things-you-can-sell-on-ebay">8 Totally Free Things You Can Sell on eBay</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/make-money-and-declutter-by-selling-these-5-unlikely-treasures">Make Money and Declutter by Selling These 5 Unlikely Treasures</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-money-on-etsy-no-craft-required">How to Earn Money on Etsy — No Craft Required</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-start-flipping-items-for-cash-online">What You Need to Start Flipping Items for Cash Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/clear-out-that-clutter-15-places-to-sell-your-stuff">Clear Out That Clutter: 15 Places to Sell Your Stuff</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income collectibles crafts craigslist eBay eBooks etsy fan pages fandoms Homemade selling superfans YouTube Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:00:06 +0000 Dr Penny Pincher 2119730 at https://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Side Hustle? https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_camera_water_483960820.jpg" alt="Woman taking photos as side hustle" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to Anissa, Kim, and Kelli for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Who doesn't want to earn more money? If getting a pay raise at your job is not an option, it makes a lot of sense to look into building a side hustle that can supplement your primary income.</p> <p><strong>Do you have a side hustle?</strong> What factors made you decide to look for work on the side? Do you have plans to turn your side hustle into a full-time job or business?</p> <p>Tell us about your side hustle and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win:</p> <ul> <li>Follow us on Twitter</li> <li>Follow our Executive Editor Janet Alvarez on Twitter</li> <li>Tweet about our giveaway for an entry.</li> <li>Visit our Facebook page for an entry.</li> </ul> <p>Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards:</p> <p><a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa369/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="79857dfa369" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_mmbqqvnd">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, April 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after April 2nd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and U.S. resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your side hustle and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-have-a-side-hustle">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <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="https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-trash-or-cash-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: Trash or Cash? (Chance to Win $20!)</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="https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-gift-cards-make-a-good-gift">Ask the Readers: Do Gift Cards Make a Good Gift?</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="https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-200-giveaway-what-does-corporate-social-responsibility-mean-to-you">Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean to You?</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="https://www.wisebread.com/17-part-time-jobs-to-do-while-your-kids-are-at-school">17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-save-money-on-rent-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: Save Money on Rent? (Chance to win $20!)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Giveaways Ask the Readers side hustle Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:30:16 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 2123149 at https://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Best Skills for Making More Money https://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_laptop_845705578.jpg" alt="Woman using skills to make more money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best skills for making more money, how to quit bad money habits that rob you blind, tips for preparing the soil for your vegetable garden.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.frugalrules.com/skills-to-learn-to-make-money/">6 Best Skills To Learn to Make Money That Anyone Can Do</a> &mdash; These are the best skills to learn if you want to make extra money on the side. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneytalksnews.com/10-bad-money-habits-that-rob-you-blind-and-how-quit-them/#at_pco=cfd-1.0">How to Quit 10 Bad Money Habits That Rob You Blind</a> &mdash; These bad habits can really undermine your savings progress. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="https://thetinylife.com/how-to-prepare-soil-for-vegetable-gardens/">How To Prepare Soil For Vegetable Gardens</a> &mdash; A successful vegetable garden starts with prepping the soil. Learn how to build a raised bed, what kinds of soil to use, and how to water your garden.&nbsp; [The Tiny Life]</p> <p><a href="https://theartofsimple.net/distractedreader/">Five Tips for the Distracted Reader</a> &mdash; Distractions are everywhere. Use these strategies to help you stay focused on the page. [The Art of Simple]</p> <p><a href="https://everythingfinanceblog.com/23974/save-money-dining-out.html">6 Simple Ways to Save Money While Dining Out</a> &mdash; If you're pretty flexible about what you eat at a restaurant, order the specials for the best value. [Everything Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Remove-Sweat-Stains-31003483">How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts</a> &mdash; Odds are, you already have these eco-friendly ingredients at home. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0316/Studying-snowflakes-could-provide-clues-to-atmospheric-conditions">Studying snowflakes could provide clues to atmospheric conditions</a> &mdash; Snowflake samples that can provide information on climate change and snow melt patterns. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2018/03/16/the-real-cost-of-financial-clutter-on-the-road-to-a-remarkable-life/">The Real Cost of Financial Clutter on the Road to a Remarkable Life</a> &mdash; Financial clutter can wind through many aspects of your life, at home and at work. They drain your money, time and energy. [Unclutterer]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/dollar-store-health-wellness-tips/">Dollar Store Guide to Health and Wellness: Five You Should Buy, Six You Should Skip</a> &mdash; Not everything is a good deal at the dollar store, especially what it comes to health items. Here are the products you should shop and skip! [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="https://www.getrichslowly.org/power-of-compounding/">The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time</a> &mdash; Learn how to use the power of compounding to grow your wealth! [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-skills-for-making-more-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-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="https://www.wisebread.com/9-cheap-ways-to-increase-your-knowledge-and-earning-potential">9 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Knowledge and Earning Potential</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others">13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">The Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://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> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips skills Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:24 +0000 Amy Lu 2119999 at https://www.wisebread.com 13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others https://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young_woman_taking_the_dinner_out_of_the_oven.jpg" alt="Young woman taking the dinner out of the oven" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are people always asking to pick your brain? Do you find yourself spending hours every week having coffee with people who want to learn how to do what you do, or fielding questions on social media? Helping others is great &mdash; but your time and expertise is valuable. Consider taking your teaching to a more formal level, for financial gain. Here are a few ways you can do that.</p> <h2>1. Make YouTube videos</h2> <p>You have probably heard of YouTube stars who buy mansions and yachts on the proceeds from their video gaming or package-opening videos. But you don't need to be famous: Plenty of lesser known people are earning respectable side incomes on the popular video platform. YouTube even has its own resources for teaching people <a href="https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/lesson/revenue-basics" target="_blank">how to create income-earning videos</a>.</p> <p>What could you make videos about? If you're good with technology, videos about troubleshooting computer and phone problems are popular. Others have made money teaching music and cooking lessons on YouTube. The options are endless. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos</a>)</p> <h2>2. Start a blog</h2> <p>If you prefer writing over making videos &mdash; or if you want to do both &mdash; you can teach your skills via a blog. You may not be able to quit your day job right away (or ever), but successful bloggers can earn thousands a year through advertising and affiliate sales, and many also enjoy receiving free products and travel opportunities. It's easy to find a free or low-cost blogging platform &mdash; like WordPress &mdash; to get started. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-money-by-starting-a-blog?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make Money by Starting a Blog?</a>)</p> <h2>3. Create an online course</h2> <p>You may have seen heavily marketed online courses taught by celebrities, but did you know that anyone can create an online course on any topic? You can choose any length you want, from a few hours to a 30-day course or longer.</p> <p>Online class platforms such as <a href="https://www.udemy.com/" target="_blank">Udemy</a>, <a href="https://www.skillshare.com/" target="_blank">Skillshare</a>, <a href="https://www.braincert.com/bc/our-platform" target="_blank">Braincert</a>, or <a href="https://teachable.com/" target="_blank">Teachable</a> can help you get started. This money making gambit is especially suitable for folks who are already doing the previous two items on this list, since having a large following on YouTube, Facebook, or a blog is the best way to sell an online course. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a>)</p> <h2>4. Write an ebook</h2> <p>Writing about a skill you have to share, especially one that can help others make money, can mean big business. But before you get your hopes up, consider that not everyone rakes it in selling an ebook. What makes the difference? As with creating an online course, having a built-in audience helps. Another approach is to pick a popular topic. Take a look at the sales figures of other books on the topics you want to write about, and choose the one with the best numbers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-a-living-as-an-ebook-writer?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?</a>)</p> <h2>5. Host a painting and wine party</h2> <p>You've probably been invited to at least one those parties where you enjoy adult beverages while a teacher guides you through creating a simple oil or acrylic painting. If you're an art teacher looking to make money on the side, or simply an artist by hobby, you probably have the skills necessary to teach one of these fun classes. You could get an instructor job at a paint-and-sip place, or simply try hosting a party at home or in a rented space.</p> <h2>6. Offer music lessons</h2> <p>What did Marian the Librarian in <em>The Music Man</em> do during her off hours? That's right &mdash; give piano lessons. Teaching music is one of the oldest side hustles around. But like everything, the internet has changed that game, so now you can offer online lessons, or list your in-person lessons online on sites such as <a href="https://www.moonlighting.com/" target="_blank">Moonlighting</a>.</p> <h2>7. Start a podcast</h2> <p>If you are an expert in a particular field, but would rather talk about it than write it down, a podcast may be your vehicle. You can purchase good quality microphones pretty inexpensively these days, and if you don't know how to get started, you can take an <a href="https://www.thepodcasthost.com/academy/course-library/podcast-launch-course/" target="_blank">online course in podcast launching</a>. Once you get the hang of it, you could even make money teaching others to podcast.</p> <h2>8. Help keep Rover in line</h2> <p>Did you train your dog to sit, heel, and change the channel on the TV? Lots of other pet owners would like to learn to do the same. There aren't many courses out there for aspiring dog trainers, so a good route is to apprentice an experienced trainer. Volunteering at a local shelter can also help you build up your animal handling skills.</p> <h2>9. Teach at the local community center</h2> <p>Local museums, libraries, and school districts host classes on anything from how to use Excel to how to knit socks. If you are interested in building a (potentially more lucrative) business giving private lessons in your expertise, teaching a class might be a good way to get the word out.</p> <h2>10. Teach a college course</h2> <p>Even if you don't have an advanced degree, if you are successful in your field, you may be a welcome voice &quot;from the industry&quot; in a college program such as journalism or computer programming.</p> <h2>11. Coach a sports team</h2> <p>All those years playing softball or soccer could pay off in the form of a school or city youth team coach. There are also lots of parents out there who want to give their kids an edge by hiring a one-on-one coach. List yourself on a site such as <a href="https://www.coachup.com/" target="_blank">Coachup</a>, and don't forget word of mouth as well.</p> <h2>12. Tutor</h2> <p>You can post a notice on a school bulletin board or local online group to meet one-on-one with kids preparing for the SAT or struggling in school. Or, you can sign up for one of the many <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor?ref=internal" target="_blank">online tutoring sites</a>. Some, such as Chegg and VIPKid, pay $20 an hour or more.</p> <h2>13. Be a guide</h2> <p>If your skill is kayaking, hiking, or trailblazing, you can share that by leading groups into the great outdoors on anything from a day hike to a multiweek camping trip. Freelance or connect yourself to a tour company for steadier work. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-great-side-jobs-for-outdoorsy-types?ref=seealso" target="_blank">12 Great Side Jobs for Outdoorsy Types</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F13%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520Teaching%2520Your%2520Skills%2520to%2520Others.jpg&amp;description=13%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Teaching%20Your%20Skills%20to%20Others"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/13%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20Teaching%20Your%20Skills%20to%20Others.jpg" alt="13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-make-money-teaching-your-skills-to-others">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created">How I Made $400 in 10 Days by Selling an Online Course I Created</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-make-money-during-a-semester-abroad">7 Ways to Make Money During a Semester Abroad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-1000-a-month-or-more-as-an-online-tutor">How to Earn $1,000 a Month or More as an Online Tutor</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income arts blogging eBooks lessons music side gigs side jobs skills teaching Tutoring writing YouTube Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:24 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2115358 at https://www.wisebread.com 4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick's Day https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/two_girls_in_a_wig_and_a_cap.jpg" alt="Two girls in a wig and a cap" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, you're probably anticipating things like parades, pub crawls, and all the green-themed festivities to come. You might even be looking forward to some of your favorite foods that show up around this time of year: McDonald's famous Shamrock Shake, Irish soda bread, and, of course, corned beef and cabbage.</p> <p>According to the National Retail Federation, Americans planned to spend a whopping $5.3 billion for St. Patrick's Day 2017. Presumably, that number could rise for 2018 if past spending trends continue. Either way, St. Patrick's Day means big businesses for cities, venues and, if you play your cards right, people like you.</p> <p>If you want to capitalize on all the ways people will be spending money for St. Patrick's Day, here are some ideas to get you started.</p> <h2>Create and sell St. Patrick's Day crafts</h2> <p>You can search for popular St. Patty's Day crafts that people are looking to buy on sites like Pinterest or Etsy. You'll find tons of ideas that will inspire you to get creative. People are often looking to buy party favors, home decor, clothing, knickknacks, and other accessories to make their favorite Irish holiday complete. If you can make some of these yourself, you could see the profits roll in.</p> <p>If you're more of a designer than a crafter, you can start a tee shirt campaign with no money at all. Places like Bonfire, TeeSpring, and SunFrog let you design a custom shirt and presell it so the printing is fully funded. Once your shirt ships to your customers, the production platform takes a cut and sends the leftover profits to you.</p> <p>Advertise your creations on social media or on marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, Mercari, or Offer Up. It's best to get started early so you have enough time to research your idea, create it, advertise, and make sales. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sites-to-sell-your-arts-and-crafts?Ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Sites to Sell Your Arts and Crafts</a>)</p> <h2>Ride sharing</h2> <p>With all the parties, parades, pub crawls, and related celebrations that usually take place around St. Patricks Day, there will be a lot of drinking. People who spend the day (and night) drinking will need safe, responsible ways to get to and from various locations. Plus, those who need to get around the crowds in major cities will need help with the hassles of parking or transporting small kids in the massive crowds. That's where ride sharing comes in.</p> <p>As a driver for Uber or Lyft, you stand to make a decent profit in such a peak time. If you time your availability right, you could find yourself pretty busy on the weekend and weekdays leading up to St. Patrick's Day, when many celebrations take place. Make sure you are close to the action and get approved as a driver beforehand to make the most of this opportunity. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-money-driving-for-uber-or-lyft?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Earn Extra Money Driving for Uber or Lyft</a>)</p> <h2>Baby-sit</h2> <p>Again, from the party perspective, this gig could be the &quot;gold at the end of the rainbow.&quot; Think about it. There's bound to be parents who'll use this opportunity to party hard without the kiddies in tow. Baby sitters can be pretty hard to come by in some places, so it's likely there will be a premium for baby-sitting around &quot;hot&quot; times like St. Patrick's Day.</p> <p>Use online sitter marketplaces like Chime, Sittercity, or Care.com. It doesn't hurt to check pet care apps like Rover or Wag, either &mdash; pet parents will need care for their fur babies, too.</p> <p>Start building your profile as early as you can. Go through the proper vetting and maybe even get a few jobs under your belt for reviews. This way, you will be a desirable candidate when parents (or pet parents) start their search for a sitter for St. Patrick's Day.</p> <h2>Be a hired hand</h2> <p>Many government and private citizens host St. Patrick's Day celebrations, which means there will be lots of extra work to go around. You can call down to your local city or village hall to find out what additional services might be needed during city-sponsored celebrations.</p> <p>You can also put a listing in the &quot;gigs&quot; section of Craigslist or your local Facebook marketplace advertising any services you can offer. There are even Facebook groups where people sell recipes and crafts for holidays like St. Patrick's Day.</p> <p>Whatever you're offering, there's bound to be plenty to do as many gear up to make the most of the fun times to be had on St. Patrick's Day.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F4%2520Ways%2520to%2520Make%2520Money%2520From%2520St.%2520Patricks%2520Day.jpg&amp;description=4%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20St.%20Patricks%20Day"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/4%20Ways%20to%20Make%20Money%20From%20St.%20Patricks%20Day.jpg" alt="4 Ways to Make Money From St. Patrick's Day" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/aja-mcclanahan">Aja McClanahan</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-make-money-from-st-patricks-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <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="https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-make-money-while-at-the-beach-this-summer">11 Ways to Make Money While at the Beach This Summer</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="https://www.wisebread.com/8-seasonal-side-hustles-thatll-cover-your-holiday-spending">8 Seasonal Side Hustles That&#039;ll Cover Your Holiday Spending</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/8-creative-ways-to-make-money-on-super-bowl-sunday">8 Creative Ways to Make Money on Super Bowl Sunday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-creative-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savings">9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-easy-ways-retirees-can-earn-extra-income">9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income baby-sitting crafts fast cash helping Holidays lyft ride sharing selling side gigs St. Patrick's Day Uber Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:00:06 +0000 Aja McClanahan 2111122 at https://www.wisebread.com 11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young_african_female_entrepreneur_hard_at_work_on_a_laptop.jpg" alt="Young African female entrepreneur hard at work on a laptop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The internet has opened up a million and one possibilities for earning money online. But not everyone knows exactly where to look, or how to get started. The good news is, many moneymaking opportunities don't require years of training or experience. Having those doesn't hurt, but even novices to the job market can earn money online. Whether you're strapped for cash and looking for a quick way to earn a few bucks, or you're interested in making some serious long-term income, here are 11 ideas to get you started.</p> <h2>1. Start a blog</h2> <p>You may have heard that the top blogs on the internet bring in millions of dollars per year from advertising or other sources of income such as affiliate marketing. But blogs with much smaller readerships can make great incomes, too. It takes hard work and dedication to build an audience, but it doesn't take long to set up a blog. Pick a subject you're knowledgeable and passionate about and start writing.</p> <p>When my wife and I started our travel blog, we didn't know the first thing about WordPress, CSS, HTML, or any other blogging tools. We were complete newbies, but we have since built our site up to be one of the 50 most popular travel blogs on the web.</p> <p>You don't need previous experience to become a blogger. You can research and learn everything you need to know on other blogs and in YouTube tutorials. My favorite places to learn about blogging are Neil Patel's blog, w3schools, WP Beginner, and the Yoast SEO blog.</p> <h2>2. Sell your stuff</h2> <p>Those boxes of junk stashed under the bed, the clothes you no longer wear taking up space in your closet, and even your old electronics and appliances can all be converted into hard cash. Simply sign up to an online marketplace site and get listing. It's surprising how much you can make from things you no longer want or need. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Make $800 a Month Selling Used Clothes on eBay</a>)</p> <h2>3. Take surveys</h2> <p>Large companies pay good money to get an understanding of how consumers think, and these days they often use online surveys to do that. There are lots of sites that allow you to complete surveys for various clients, so sign up for a few. You probably won't get rich taking surveys, but avid survey takers can earn up to $500 per month. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-pays-more-online-surveys-or-the-gig-economy?ref=seealso" target="_blank">What Pays More: Online Surveys or the Gig Economy?</a>)</p> <h2>4. Create a YouTube channel</h2> <p>YouTube enables people to earn money through advertising when their videos get a high number of views. To <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-by-creating-youtube-videos?ref=internal" target="_blank">make good money on YouTube</a>, you'll need to create engaging videos that attract a large audience. But even small monetized channels can bring in a few dollars per month, so if you've got something to say, get started and see what you can build from there.</p> <p>You don't necessarily need a background in filmmaking. In fact, many of the most popular creators have built an audience using very basic filming equipment. What the top talent does have in common, though, is a sense of humor. Laughter sells, so if you're a closet comedian, this may be your medium.</p> <p>Even if you're not a natural-born clown, if you've got a unique personality or something that's visually interesting to show, you may be able to grow a following that can eventually lead to an income.</p> <h2>5. Sell stock photos</h2> <p>If you've got an eye for a great photo, now it's easier than ever to sell your images online through stock sites like Shutterstock. Companies pay to use these images for various purposes and you get a percentage of each sale when a company buys your image. The photos need to be of excellent quality, but that doesn't mean you have to be a pro photographer to sell images. Even a single photo that's frequently purchased can make a lot of cash.</p> <p>I've sold photos this way and I'm by no means a professional photographer. Like many people, I take thousands of photos and every once in awhile, I take one that's worth purchasing. I use my blog as an online portfolio, but I've also sold photos directly to brands and through online marketplaces. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a>)</p> <h2>6. Become a virtual assistant</h2> <p>If you have experience as an assistant, or simply love organizing and planning, this could be the perfect virtual business for you. Get paid by companies or even individuals for completing administrative tasks from the comfort of your home. Sites like Upwork are a good starting place to find clients, but there are also a lot of niche agencies that are constantly on the lookout for reliable assistants.</p> <p>A lot of virtual assistant work will require previous experience, but not all of it. I've personally hired VAs to do very simple tasks that can be done by anybody, like going through my email list and finding emails with first names in them, or copying and pasting code to multiple parts of my website. Many people who hire VAs will expect to have to train them, so you can often find work as a VA with no previous experience.</p> <h2>7. Rent out your parking space</h2> <p>If you have a driveway or a parking space in a location where parking is sought after or expensive, then you can earn money by renting it out. Whether it's a short-term rental or a yearlong agreement, sites like Parqex allow you to list your space for free and rent it out when it's convenient for you. Manage it all online and get paid directly into your bank account with no hassle.</p> <h2>8. Teach online</h2> <p>If you have teaching experience, there are plenty of opportunities out there to tutor people in real time online. But even if you're not a qualified teacher, you can still sign up as a native English speaker to help people with their conversational English skills. Sites like italki allow you to create a profile, set your rates, and gather clients through the site. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-made-400-in-10-days-by-selling-an-online-course-i-created?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How I Created and Sold My Online Course</a>)</p> <h2>9. Social media management</h2> <p>If you adore Insta, are fabulous on Facebook, or are a pro at Pinterest, then you could be putting your skills to use as a social media manager. Companies pay good money for people to create and curate engaged audiences on their social media platforms. If you can put together a growth strategy that works and create shareable content that appeals to a large audience, you'll be in high demand.</p> <p>Similar to VA work, it helps to have some previous experience in social media to get hired, but not all social tasks require an expert. Many of the tasks that people are looking for are mundane and repetitive, but can be done by anyone.</p> <p>Start out working for smaller blogs for less money and completing the simplest tasks. As you learn, you can work yourself up to higher paying jobs. Request to join different Facebook groups that have a lot of bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Post in the group that you're looking for work and you may be surprised at how many people are looking to hire others to help with social media.</p> <h2>10. Rent your possessions</h2> <p>Did you know that there are peer-to-peer rental websites that allow you to make money simply by renting out belongings that you don't use? That bike that's gathering dust in your garage, the digital camera that only comes out at Thanksgiving, or even the barbecue that only gets fired up once a year &mdash; all could be earning you a passive income. Sites like Zilok allow you to list your items easily and you can quickly begin earning an income from them. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-surprising-things-you-can-rent-for-extra-cash?ref=seealso" target="_blank">13 Surprising Things You Can Rent for Extra Cash</a>)</p> <h2>11. Rent out your home</h2> <p>If you have a spare room in your house or apartment, or spend long periods of time away from home, you could be <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-ways-to-make-good-money-from-airbnb?ref=internal" target="_blank">making money from Airbnb</a> or <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-vacation-rental-alternatives-to-airbnb?ref=internal" target="_blank">other short-term rental sites</a>. You don't even have to be a host yourself. You can pay to have a local co-host who looks after all of the time consuming bits while you sit back and watch your bank balance grow.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online&amp;media=%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F11%2520Ways%2520Anyone%2520Can%2520Make%2520Money%2520Online%2520%25281%2529.jpg%22%20alt%3D%2211%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online%22%20width%3D%22212%22%20height%3D%22605%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2Fp%3E&amp;description=11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <div align="center"> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online.jpg" alt="11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online" width="250" height="374" /></p> </div> <div style="display: none;"> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/11%20Ways%20Anyone%20Can%20Make%20Money%20Online%20%281%29.jpg" alt="11 Ways Anyone Can Make Money Online" width="212" height="605" /></p> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-anyone-can-make-money-online">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <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="https://www.wisebread.com/4-creative-remote-jobs-that-can-supplement-your-retirement-income">4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/3-online-affiliate-programs-that-can-make-you-extra-cash">3 Online Affiliate Programs That Can Make You Extra Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-ways-to-earn-money-online">7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/cool-convenient-cash-11-easy-ways-to-make-money-online">Effortless Ways to Make Money Online That Don&#039;t Require Skills</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="https://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income make extra money make money online remote jobs side hustle sidegig work from home Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:30:05 +0000 Nick Wharton 2103692 at https://www.wisebread.com 6 Ways Your Pet Can Earn a Paycheck https://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-your-pet-can-earn-a-paycheck" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/having_fun_with_my_dog.jpg" alt="Having fun with my dog" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We pet parents love our fur-babies, often to the detriment of our budgets. Does my dog Jaxon need a fancy Christmas sweater? Of course not &mdash; but is it appropriate for him to visit Santa naked? Also no. If you're a pet parent, I know you feel me on this.</p> <p>But what if I told you that instead of costing you money, your pet(s) could make you some? It's true! And here are six ways how.</p> <h2>1. Turn your pet into a social media star</h2> <p>I'm usually looking at three things on Instagram: beautiful food, hot bods, and cute pets. And if you're the parent of an adorable animal, you can turn that gush-inducing face into a source of income using the image-based social media platform.</p> <p>Take Grumpy Cat, for instance, who became world famous via Instagram. This led to many lucrative merchandising deals, including clothing, toys, iced coffee (that one's a bit of a head-scratcher), and a TV movie. There are plenty of other furry-famous stars, too &mdash; like Doug the Pug and Wally the Bunny, who are cute enough to end wars, but instead bring home the bacon.</p> <p>Jeff Moriarty details how he and his wife got one of their cats into the Instagram game. He says they only spend about one hour a month total on the project, but have experienced local success.</p> <p>&quot;One cat food brand asked if they could use her photo, and provided us with quite a few bags of cat food in exchange,&quot; he says. &quot;Since then we have tagged some of her photos with other brands of cat toys, food, and furniture, and have been given products from those brands in exchange for the use of her photos. While it's not exactly a paycheck, it's products we would normally have to pay for, so she's definitely paying her share for living in our home rent-free.&quot;</p> <p>To try your hand at making your fur-baby Insta-famous, you should aim to make two to three high-quality posts per day so you can build interest and consistency. A unique hashtag using your pet's name can also help grow their popularity. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-instagram-account-into-a-paying-gig?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig</a>)</p> <h2>2. Consider more traditional media, like modeling and acting</h2> <p>If you're not savvy enough to make your pet a star on Instagram, there are modeling and acting opportunities out there if your pet has the &quot;look&quot; and/or the talent.</p> <p>Ashley Rossiter of MirrorMePR, which represents horses and canines, says there are a few specialist agencies who have animals on their books. Depending on how well-behaved your pet is, you might have a chance of getting on those books as well, and getting your pet into photographic, film, and TV work.</p> <p>&quot;We look for animals that are well-behaved, confident in themselves, and of course, are photogenic,&quot; she explains.</p> <h2>3. Upload stock images of your pet</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5170/Jaxon_Photo-Credit-Brooke-Jacobs.jpg" width="286" height="400" alt="" /></p> <p>(Photo: <a href="https://www.brookejacobs.com/" target="_blank">Brooke Jacobs</a>)</p> <p>If you're handy with a camera and take nice photos, you may be able to sell images of your pet on stock photo sites like Shutterstock. A friend of mine does this. She offers free prints to pet parents she finds on Craigslist for allowing her to photograph the animal for greeting cards, stock images, and more. My own dog was featured on Martha Stewart's website as a result, and I was given several great photos of the shoot that I proudly hang in my home.</p> <h2>4. Sell your chicken's eggs</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5170/Photo%20Credit-%20Matt%20Bowen.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>(Photo: Matt Bowen)</p> <p>Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular &mdash; I have a couple friends who do this &mdash; and it's more than it's cracked up to be. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) My pals Matt and Tim started raising chickens last year, and from 20 birds, they've netted $300 in additional income by selling farm-fresh eggs at their workplaces and to family and friends for $4 per dozen. They have a sizable piece of land, but anybody can raise chickens. Check your local laws and do some research before committing. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-moneymaker?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Moneymaker</a>)</p> <h2>5. Offer your alpaca's wool to garment makers</h2> <p>Alpaca fiber is a hot commodity these days, used by garment makers to create all sorts of items from blankets to couture gowns. My friend Celeste Malvar-Stewart, a fashion designer in Columbus, Ohio, engages in the latter &mdash; buying fleece from a local farm to turn out incredible dresses and other pieces, like soft, one-of-a-kind scarves.</p> <p>Alpacas range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, and they yield between five and 13 pounds of fiber annually, depending on the size of the animal.</p> <h2>6. Charge people to cuddle with your pets</h2> <p>There are a lot of animal lovers out there, some of whom will pay you to spend time with your pet. I know it sounds off the wall, but if you live in a big city where pet ownership is often restricted by landlords, you can try to make a go of it.</p> <p>When I lived in Manhattan, I had the bright idea to sell cuddle time with my dog Jaxon as a way to make money, but also to provide him with company while I was at work all day. It wasn't a million-dollar idea, but I did find a few people online (mostly through a Craigslist ad) who were willing to pay $20&ndash;$25 for a few hours of play time or just relaxing on the couch together.</p> <p>People get lonely, and pets can help alleviate that, so it makes sense. I vetted the people who came to hang out with Jaxon to avoid putting him in danger, and once I felt comfortable enough, he and his new cuddle buddy had a mutually beneficial relationship. Certainly not for everyone, but if you know what you're doing, you can make this work. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-400-a-week-as-a-pet-sitter?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Make $400+ a Week as a Pet Sitter</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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