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Is Your Side Hustle Ready For Prime Time?

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? […]

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I Make Money Online: Blogging

I don’t know why I never thought abut writing this article because I do this every month, but one way that I make money online is by running this blog.  How much am I making?  On average I net about $1,000 each month but it has been higher than that as well.  I think that I made close to $3,000 during my best month.  You can make money blogging as well.

First, let me be completely honest with you.  Everyone can have a blog, but not every blog can or will make you money.  That’s the truth that everyone selling you the dream of riches earned with your keyboard will not tell you.  Second, having a blog that will make you money takes time.  Once you calculate the amount of time that it takes to make money on your blog, you might decide that it is easier and more time effective to just get a second job. Okay, on to how I make money blogging. […]

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Make Money From Me Right Now!

I’ve moved away from talking about debt all the time on this blog and instead decided to incorporate some ways to make additional money…to use for debt repayment, of course.  Some of these methods might be a bit unorthodox, so I know that it leaves many of you apprehensive about trying some of these things yourself.  One such method might have been a peer-to-peer loan or investment on Prosper or Lending Club. […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Money by Using Your Credit Cards

5 Easy Ways to Make Money by Using Your Credit Cards

Now I know most of you guys are thinking the title sounds too good to be true. You might want to read this when you’re alone because nobody wants to share a “money making secret” with their coworkers. This is not a get rich quick scheme or a job replacement, but it can put some extra dollars into your pockets.

Let me start out by saying that I have a large family that loves to travel, so I take advantage, oops, I mean I assist them with their bookings. Now you are probably wondering how does this make me money. One of my credit cards offers 5% cash back on travel purchases and since my family thinks credit cards are a tool from the devil and don’t like using them I save the day. I have booked numerous tickets for them. I collect the cash up front when booking and pay the credit card in full immediately. In 2 weeks I made $50 from booking tickets. […]

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Help! I Need Money

A comment was left of my post entitled If I Had A Million Dollars by Darcey on August 31 that inspired this post. I decided to turn her comment into a reader advice so chime in if you want to.

Darcey wrote: “Hi Sandy. I am sure you get this all the time. But I am a struggling mother or 4 with debt coming out of my ears. My husband is a small town police officer and I work part time medical billing. I am begging you for $$. […]

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant- Hiring freelancers and contractors provided substantial savings on payroll expenses

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant

Over the past few years, we have all received an influx of daily news reports about the dreadful outlook of our economy.  This news was especially troubling for me at about this time last year.  I was just preparing to finish the last few quarters of college before receiving my degree and was not feeling optimistic about the future career that it could provide for me.  After all, there were scores of people with better degrees and more work experience that still couldn’t find a job.  Even worse, my biggest nightmare as a pizza delivery driver had just come true: my car’s transmission suddenly gave out one day on my way to class.  It began to seem as if any hope I had for a bright and successful future was lost. […]

Harry Potter Writer Cashes In On eBooks

Harry Potter Writer Cashes In On eBooks

Proving that eBooks are here to stay, the very rich and very famous writer and creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling will be publishing the original Harry Potter series herself in eBook form on her hew website called Pottermore. The new eBooks are slated to be released beginning in October and will add mega bucks to her already overflowing account book. Since this blog is also about ways to make some extra money, this is big, big news for some of you also wanting to make extra cash. […]

Making Money on the Web

So I’ve been diligently trying to save money but I know that if I really want to get out of debt at a faster rate I really should try to make some extra income that will be 100% devoted to my debt servicing. The internet is full of every scam that you can dream of. Are you still getting those messages in your inbox about the rich diplomat who died and now his relatives need your help in claiming the millions that he left behind if only you would just sent them $1,000 as a good faith deposit? If you haven’t fallen for that scam but want to make extra money on the internet I’ve got a list for you. Disclaimer: I earn referral fees from some of these places if you sign up and do stuff. […]