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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Use Micro Gigs to Make Extra Cash

Poor Man Survival

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Spring Clean Your Home for Extra Cash

Over 50 Places to Sell Your Stuff!  Leslie Truex has been providing legitimate resources since 1998 and offers a variety of useful home-based career resources

Selling my used items online has saved my financial behind several times over the years. When you need cash fast, selling your used and unwanted items can be a quick way to do it.

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. This is something to consider as you clean out the clutter during spring cleaning. While donating the items you don’t want and need can get a tax deduction for charitable donation, you might make more by selling your stuff. In fact, it might be easier to part with items if you knew you’d make money from it.

​​​​​​​Below are over 50 resources for selling your unused and unwanted items online. 

 Neither my husband nor I have gotten a raise in quite a few years, much like the rest of the country, but our expenses have gradually been creeping up. We've done all we can to find ways to reduce our expenses but we've finally hit a point that we really need to have more income to make ends meet and still be able to save for the future. With our current work schedules, I am in the best position to find part-time work but not if it means paying for childcare to do so. Can other work-at-home folks recommend any sites they have used to find work-at-home gigs? I know some of these sites charge a monthly fee. Are any better than the others? Are there any that seem like they are a sham?


 Of course, more folks today, especially retirees and women, pursue businesses of their own, even micro-businesses or sideline ventures.  This is a good avenue to get your feet wet without a lot of time or capital.



How do you earn a little extra money each month? Here are some new ideas.

Get Paid to Write Greeting Cards


Greeting Card firms still pay anywhere from $25 to $300 for your submissions.  Here are a few ways to get started:


>Start by figuring out your forte:  There are three basic types of greeting card text…Verse, prose and punch lines.  Browse the card aisle at your local store and read through samples of each.  Which style mirrors your own favorites?  Look at the reverse side of the card to find the publishers information and contact them to see if they’re accepting freelance submissions and what their guidelines are [often they have websites that you can check].


>Firms such as Blue Mountain Arts [], Oatmeal, and other companies are eager for submissions-be certain to study their writer submission guidelines closely.

These guidelines clue you in to the type of greeting a company is seeking, they also spell out important details such as how many submissions they’ll accept, if they prefer their submissions via the USPS, on index cards and so on.


Whatever your sentiment, it is important to use as few words as possible.  It’s all about getting to the punch line as quickly as possible…or, if it is a heartwarming card, it means getting to that emotional moment [that ‘Kodak moment’ as quickly as possible.






Perhaps it's time to contemplate whether you could earn enough money if you became self-employed, having your own business.




How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money (Entrepreneur): "You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while. But there’s one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don’t have much money."


Getting an Unsecured Line of Credit for Your Business
Qualify for an unsecured business line of credit by keeping these factors in mind.


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Yvette said...

These are some truly excellent, out-of-the-box ideas that my husband I will certainly look at. They way the economy went during the past decade, we can use some help!

RandyMan said...

Just about everyone I know needs extra cash-especially those with kids!