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20 Creative Ways to Earn Money

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20 Creative Ways to Earn Money

Perhaps your regular job is not earning you enough money, or you have just lost your job. If you are looking for new and creative ways of making money, then look no further!

1. Take online surveys.

People these days make as much as 500 dollars a month filling online surveys. Some online survey sites areToluna, VivaticMySurvey, YouGovSurveyBodsValued Opinions, The Opinion PaneliPollGlobal Test Market, HivingPanelBaseHarris PollOpinion Outpost, YourwordPineconeIPSOSNew Vista. You can make as much as 5 dollars filling out some surveys.

2. Sell your knowledge in book-form.

If you have some knowledge on a particular topic and you love to write, you could write a book. You can publish to the Amazon Kindle store and keep 70% of your earnings.

3. Join a direct-selling company.

Some people earn as much as a six-figure salary selling products of brands they love. However, some brands require resellers to pay money up front to get started with these programs.

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4. Sell your photos.

The photos you take can be sold to photo agencies like IStock or Shutterstock. Each time someone downloads your photos you get 25 cents.

5. Start your website/blog.

You could earn a six-figure salary annually from your blog or website. Through affiliate marketing, Google adsense and subscribers, you could rake in some cash.

6. Become a freelancer.

You could make money by selling your unique set of skills as services. You could try doing web design, content writing, and programming for many clients. Many people who do this earn between $40k to $100k a year.

7. Be a secret shopper.

Being a secret shopper means visiting shops to provide feedback to agencies on how their products are doing. The smartphone app Streetspotr could be helpful in the direction of getting mystery shopping job.

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8. Sell your junk.

By selling junk on popular site like eBay could earn you as much as $2,000–$3,000 a month. You can sell what you no longer use, or you could buy other used items and sell those.

9. Do small tasks for businesses.

Small businesses need translators and transcribers, while others need people to write product reviews. You can earn a pretty decent amount from doing this.

10. Rent out your room.

You could take in a boarder to rent out an extra room. This could put more cash in your pocket if someone moves into your room or even onto your couch

11. Start a small or part-time business.

You could have an expertise or hobby which you could turn into a small part time business. Part time jobs like teaching guitar lessons and picking up trash for neighbors have been become profitable for their creators.

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12. Be a coin collector.

You could buy coins from banks in large stock and find the ones that are worth something. Perhaps you’ll find a silver coin or gold coin, or a rare item. According to a CNN article, “presidential dollar errors can be worth $50 to $5,000 each; uncirculated state quarters can sell from $10 to $50 per roll; and rare error coins can value up to $35,000″.

13. Be a music reviewer.

If you are a music lover, you can make money reviewing artists online for cash with Slicethepie. Some users of the site claim to earn as much 60 dollars a month on the site.

14. Buy and sell domain names.

A domain name is a website address. You can buy a domain name for as cheap as $3, but you can resell such an address as a premium domain to someone who needs it for as much as $2,000.

15. Walk dogs.

If you love walking and exercising, you could rake in cash by walking dogs for people who are busy or at work. All you need to do is reach out to dog owners and market yourself.

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16. Be a ghost writer.

The publishing business is experiencing a big boom with online publishing. You could advertise your skill to persons who will be interested in allowing you to ghostwrite their work.

17. Sell your services on Fiver/Craiglist.

You could make money selling small services on Fiverr and craigslist. The default price on Fiverr is $5, but you can quickly make this amount add up depending on how many gigs you take on.

18. Sell old water at busy and hot vacation spots.

Busy vacation spots could be ideal for selling cold water or lemonade. The demand is high and also the profit margins in certain locations like Las Vegas.

19. Become a tutor.

You could become a tutor to high school or A-level students and local GCSE students. You could also do this online and earn as much as 10 dollars per hour.

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20. Sell old CDs, games and movies.

You could sell old CDs, games, and movies for free on Amazon Trade-In or MusicMagpie. You can earn anything from 20 cents to 30 dollars per item.

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33 Painless Ways to Save Money Now

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In a difficult economy, most of us are looking for ways to put more money in our pockets, but we don’t want to feel like misers. We don’t want to drastically alter our lifestyles either. We want it fast and we want it easy. Small savings can add up and big savings can feel like winning the lottery, just without all of the taxes.

Some easy ways to save money:

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  1. Online rebate sites. Many online sites offer cash back rebates and online coupons as well. MrRebates and Ebates are two I like, but there are many others.
  2. Sign up for customer rewards. Many of your favorite stores offer customer rewards on products you already buy. Take advantage.
  3. Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs. The extra cost up front is worth the energy savings later on.
  4. Turn off power strips and electronic devices when not in use.
  5. Buy a programmable thermostat. Set it to lower the heat or raise the AC when you’re not home.
  6. Make coffee at home. Those lattes and caramel macchiatos add up to quite a bit of dough over the year.
  7. Switch banks. Shop around for better interest rates, lower fees and better customer perks. Don’t forget to look for free online banking and ease of depositing and withdrawing money.
  8. Clip coupons: Saving a couple dollars here and there can start to add up. As long as you’re going to buy the products anyway, why not save money?
  9. Pack your lunch. Bring your lunch to work with you a few days a week, rather than buy it.
  10. Eat at home. We’re busier than ever, but cooking meals at home is healthier and much cheaper than take-out or going out. Plus, with all of the freezer and pre-made options, it’s almost as fast as drive-thru.
  11. Have leftovers night. Save your leftovers from a few meals and have a “leftover dinner.” It’s a free meal!
  12. Buy store brands: Many generic or store brands are actually just as good as name brands and considerably cheaper.
  13. Ditch bottled water. Drink tap water if it’s good quality, buy a filter if it’s not. Get 
      a reusable water bottle and refill it.
    • Avoid vending machines: The items are usually over-priced.
    • Take in a matinee. Afternoon movie showings are cheaper than evening times.
    • Re-examine your cable bill. Cancel extra cable or satellite channels you don’t watch. Watch the “on demand” movie purchases too.
    • Use online bill pay. Most banks offer free online bill paying. Save on stamps and checks, and avoid late fees by automating bill payment.
    • Buy frequently used items in bulk. You get a lower per item price and eliminate extra trips to the store later on.
    • Fully utilize the library. Borrowing books is much cheaper than buying them, but in addition to books, most local libraries now lend movies and games.
    • Cancel magazine/newspaper subscriptions: Re-evaluate your subscriptions. Cancel those you don’t read and consider reading some of the other publications online.
    • Get rid of your land-line. Do you really need a land-line anymore if everyone in the family has a cell phone? Alternatively, look into using VOIP or getting a cheaper plan.
    • Better fuel efficiency. Check the air pressure in your tires, keep up with proper auto maintenance, and slow down. Driving even 5MPH slower will result in better fuel mileage.
    • Increase your deductibles. Increasing the insurance deductibles on your homeowners and auto insurance policies lowers premiums significantly. Just make sure you choose a deductible that you can afford should an emergency happen.
    • Choose lunch over dinner. If you do want to dine out occasionally, go at lunchtime rather than dinnertime. Lunch prices are usually cheaper.
    • Buy used:  Whether it’s something small like a vintage dress or a video game or something big like a car or furniture, consider buying it used. You can often get “nearly new” for a fraction of the cost.
    • Stick to the list. Make a list before you go shopping and don’t buy anything that’s not on the list unless it’s a once in a lifetime, killer deal.
    • Tame the impulse. Use a self-enforced waiting period whenever you’re tempted to make an unplanned purchase. Wait for a week and see if you still want the item.
    • Don’t be afraid to ask. Ask to have fees waived, ask for a discount, ask for a lower interest rate on your credit card.
    • Repair rather than replace. You can find directions on how to fix almost anything on the internet. Do your homework, and then bring out your inner handyman.
    • Trade with your neighbors. Borrow tools or equipment that you use infrequently and swap things like babysitting with your neighbors.
    • Swap online. Use sites like PaperBack Swap to trade books, music, and movies with others online. Also, look for local community sites like Freecycle where people give away items they no longer need.
    • Cut back on the meat. Try eating a one or two meatless meals every week or cut back on the meat portions. Meat is usually the most expensive part of the meal.
    • Comparison shop: Get in the habit of checking prices before you buy. See if you can get a better price at another store or look online.

    Remember that saving money is not about being cheap or stingy; it’s about putting money into your bank account rather than giving it to someone else. There are many ways to save money, some you’ve never thought of, and some that won’t appeal or apply to you. Just pick a few of the ideas that sound doable and watch the savings add up. Save big, save small, but save wherever you can.

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