These days, it’s always useful to have some extra money on hand. Whether for short-term pleasures like an extravagant meal out, or buying a new dress, or more long-terms investments like saving for education, or planning for retirement (especially if you’re planning to retire abroad), extra cash is ALWAYS welcome! Most people rely on company bonuses, or working overtime to make more money. In addition to these, there are a whole bunch of things you can do (in terms of skills you can acquire and opportunities you can take advantage of) that will help you effectively supplement your regular income. Considering holiday season is right around the corner, and spending tends to be high, it is worth taking a look at what you can do to make some extra cash. Here are a few ideas:
Learn how to make money in a variety of different ways, including online.
“You’re a writer? How do you make money?” “Don’t you need a real job?” “How do you pay your bills?”
Writers have heard it all before. Everybody wants to read the newspaper, online articles, blogs, and books. But when you tell someone you want to write those things, they look at you like you’re crazy. It’s easy to understand why.
Writing seems like a romantic notion, but so many people seem to fail. Perhaps it’s because those people don’t know how to get started. There are so many places online just waiting for you to sign up as a writer. You can write blog posts, articles, or stories. You can become a freelance copywriter or ghostwriter. You can edit or proofread. And that’s just to tip of the iceberg.
If you’re new to writing and can’t quite find an audience, or if you dream of quitting your job to become a writer, then fear not! You can absolutely make it happen. This list will give you a place to start.
I started this blog to help people.
I love finances and becoming more productive, which is why I aggressively learn everything I can about each one.
Over the years, in an effort to monetize this blog, I starting including advertisements withing the articles and in the sidebar. You may have noticed those ads disappearing lately. That’s because they are.
I’m killing the ads at MoneyMiniBlog. Here’s exactly why and how I’m replacing the income…
If you’ve ever thought seriously about starting your own business then you should also have given some thought to the issue of how to find the funding that will help turn your ideas into reality.
These matters are, of course, key considerations in the context of starting up a new business of any kind. After all, without cash, even the best business ideas are destined to remain unfulfilled and forever on the drawing board.
There’s no denying that funding new businesses can be challenging but it is important to note that there are more ways than ever for start-up operators and entrepreneurs to access the financing they need at different stages of development.
Here’s a look at FOUR of the best:
How do you become a better writer? You write. There’s no shortcut. You write as much as possible – everyday is best. You write when you don’t feel like it and when do feel like it. Make friends with other writers so you can share your work and get feedback. Writing comes with practice like most things that are worth doing.
The ultimate goal, especially with a blog, is to write how you speak. That’s much easier said than done. You’ve got to write all the time to find your voice in the words. You can even try a speaking program like Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home that will actually type the words as you speak them. Some people prefer to write like this, but the end goal is to be able to write exactly how you speak whether you have a speak-to-write program or not.
Here’s how to become a better writer and actually get paid…
Selling your car isn’t fun, but it can earn you some cash towards your next car.
Ideally, you would be able to buy another used car with cash, but even if you have to finance, as long as you have a good credit score, financing isn’t the end of the world.
The money you earn by selling your current car could be a great down payment on your next car and this infographic is going to show you how to get the most value out the car you’re selling now…
It may seem unrealistic to think about becoming a multi-millionaire before your 30th birthday, but think about all the people who did it. It’s not some crazy story about a guy working hard for 10 years on one project before it finally took off.
These are stories like David Karp, who started Tumbler and had close to 100,000 users within a couple weeks. He then sold it for a few million a year after he started the website, while he was still living at home with mommy. I think he could probably afford to move out after that.
Or what about Michelle Phan, who has the ultimate blogger success story and now she’s worth a few million.
I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is possible…
A resume is one of the most important documents of a job seeker. It is the first and easiest way to show the employers that you are a perfect match for the company. A lot rides on what and how much you have mentioned in your CV. Everything from the interview to the whole selection process starts with this one document.
While the need to have job-related technical skills is unquestionable, it’s also a fact that everyone applying for the position will have them. So how do you think you’ll stand out of the crowd? The answer is simple, mention the prime job-related (non-technical) skills.