Are you looking for a way to make extra money? I think it’s safe to say that we can all use a little extra cash in our wallets. That’s why some of us freelance outside of our day jobs, why others start a side hustle and some others work two or three jobs. Having extra[…]
I got home on Friday from another week long trip for my employer. As I was sitting in the airport, I detailed my journey of getting a voucher for a free airline ticket on another flight on Twitter in real time. @AlisonPaoli who works for Zillow, stated that someone should write something on how to score[…]
Who loves money? I think we all do, that’s why we’re here learning how to pay off debt, live within a budget and make money from a side hustle. Starting a business is exciting, it’s also a lot of work. When you’re first starting out and working as a one-man-show it’s difficult to find a[…]
A 9 to 5 job is great, a lot of people are lucky to have them. However the truth is sometimes having a full time job just isn’t enough to support the lifestyle you want to live. Sometimes you need a side hustle. I started freelancing and made $4,000 my first year which was a[…]
Do you want more money in your pocket? Be honest. The answer is probably yes, because who doesn’t want to make more money. I think the better question is, are you willing to work for it? As far as I can see it there are two ways to earn more money in life: 1. ask[…]
It’s time to share with you another way that I’m making some extra money online by building niche sites. I love this series because it shows that no matter your situation, if you have some skill or interest in a particular topic, you can usually find some way to monetize it online! That’s the true[…]
Ladies and gentlemen, you know how much I love a challenge and how much I love side hustles. I’ve been invited to take part in a side hustle challenge and absolutely could not resist. Have you heard of Fiverr? No? Well get ready to pull a crisp Lincoln out of your wallet because this site[…]
Last year I joined a friendly challenge between personal finance bloggers hosted by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents. We each had to invest $1,000 of our own money and at the end of 2014 we would see who had the most left. I love these kinds of challenges because I get to poke fun[…]
You know how you make a mistake and you’re so embarrassed by the mistake that you hide that mistake on the back of a shelf in a deep, dark corner somewhere hoping that no one ever discovers it? Well there are no such secrets here. I screwed up big time and I’m sharing it with you so that you don’t make the same stupid mistake that I did.
I had a little bit of money in my last employer’s 401(k) program. I finally decided to manifest my destiny and rolled it over into an IRA with Fidelity. Now, I have a world of investment options open to me and I’m not limited to the funds that my former employer chose. Great move on my part, but I messed up pretty badly when I did all this and I’m kicking myself in the shins. […]
Starting a new business can be scary when you see seemingly successful operations closing up shop even in good economic times. This is why it’s so important to get it right from the start. Among the many things necessary for getting your new business right is to have a few online basics.
Most of what you need involves eCommerce solutions. After all, the Internet is one of the most widely used tools in the world for personal and business purposes, and any business looking to succeed needs to take advantage of this fact. Make sure you have a good online presence with links back to your site, printed receipts at your store that invite customers to use the site, and provide incentives for new customers to sign up for emails. This will all help ensure your business doesn’t pull up stakes any time soon. […]
If you’re like many hustlers, you probably have a million ideas in your head for what you might want to start on the side. Whether it’s a food truck or a eCommerce site or a kiosk in the mall, your head is full of ideas to the point that it might actually be paralyzing you.
The key to wrangling your thoughts is to start plucking these ideas out of your head and putting them on paper. Then you need to analyze each one and decide whether it’s something you want to pursue or if it’s something you believe will not work.
The goal of this exercise is to go through your list of ideas and settle on one that you think gives you the best chance for success. Then execute it, as cheaply and quickly as possible, to find out if it will work. If it does, fantastic! If it doesn’t, move onto the next one best opportunity.
So how do you analyze these opportunities? […]
Online shopping has exploded in the past decade. The demand for a wider selection of products, better prices, and convenience has created an entirely new marketplace. However, you may be missing out on a whole other audience if you’re not paying attention to the potential of international customers. For example, according to the New York Times, online shopping in China skyrocketed into a $211 billion business in 2012, making the country one of the world’s foremost nations of online shoppers. There is potentially a hidden customer base you may not even know exists, and if you don’t take steps to make your business accessible to international shoppers, they may never find you either. […]