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Pickup An Extra $1000 This Month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jonnyquest, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. jonnyquest

    jonnyquest Regular Member

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    Just to give ya'll different ways of looking at making cash - JQ

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    In the past year, I've spent most of my working hours helping people and businesses that want to earn more money. Regardless of whether it's an individual or a group, they want to be more financially productive during the work day.

    Based on this work, I've discovered two things about earning more money.

    First, you need to be willing to work more if you want to earn more. Everyone wants to magically earn more money by working less, but it doesn't work that way. Second, you need to be willing to try new things. You don't necessarily need to be creative. You just need to be willing to try to earn money in a different way than you currently are doing.

    Here's how you can earn an extra $1,000 this month:

    1. Tutor someone. I know tutors who are charging more $100 per hour. It doesn't take much extra work to pocket $1,000 per month with rates like that. Do you know a subject particularly well? Go to wealthy neighborhoods in your area and start selling your knowledge. There are a lot of parents willing to pay to help their kids get ahead.

    2. Flip items on Craigslist - You know how

    3. Write for money. If you have decent writing skills, there are many options for earning more money. For example, all sorts of blogs, magazines, and businesses hire freelance writers to create brochures, articles, and other forms of the written word.

    If you're a good writer but don't have the time to write a lot of extra articles, you can try what I call the "eBay Ad Strategy." There are many high-priced items selling on eBay, such as cars, boats, and motorcycles. Many of these items have terrible descriptions and sales pages. You can contact the owners, tell them that you will write a great sales page for them, and simply ask for 1 percent of the selling price as your fee. They don't pay you anything unless the item sells. This makes the offer appealing to them and because it's a high-priced item, you can easily earn a nice chunk of change from a little bit of work.

    4. Create a Kickstarter project. If you're an artsy type or a hopeful entrepreneur, Kickstarter could be the perfect way to earn more money and pursue your passion. Kickstarter is an online platform where people share their ideas for creative projects and ask the public to help fund them. There have already been a number of popular success stories. In many cases, independent movies, music albums, and even businesses wouldn't exist without the initial funding they received from the Kickstarter community. If you put together a good proposal, it is very reasonable to think that you could land $1,000 in funding. You can get more details on how the process works at Kickstarter (dot)(com).

    5. Create your own travel business. If you know a city or tourist destination particularly well, you can easily make an extra $1,000 by running a small travel business. Here is an example. I have a friend who loves scuba diving. He knows a few locations very well. Someone asked if he would act as a guide, and my friend had the bright idea to start doing it all the time. He started putting together scuba vacation packages, and now that's his full-time job. He offers a full pre-paid package that includes lodging, meals, and scuba equipment, plus a markup for him.

    6. Rent out your room on Airbnb. Airbnb.com is an online marketplace where people buy and sell the space they own. Some people rent out their vacation homes, some rent out their floor and an air mattress, and some rent out the treehouse in their backyard. (Seriously.) If you have space in a popular area, then you can easily create your own hotel of sorts.

    7. Sell your skills as a freelancer. You might be surprised by the tasks people are willing to pay to have done. A skill that seems ordinary to you might be extraordinary to someone else, such as dog walker, Website designer, home organizer, marketing consultant, or personal cook. There is no reason you can't sell the skills you already have for some extra money.
     
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    So the car sells for $4500, $45 is a nice chunk of change? And it would probably take you a lot of time between communication and actually doing the write up. You might end up making $15/hour for a couple hours, then when you run out of work, you're back at $0/hour.
     
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    I have actually sold vehicles using Craigslist and didn't put much time or investment into the operation and had a return of some decent cash in my pocket. The key if you are going to sell vehicles on Craigslist is target the following:

    - Wealthier neighborhoods
    - Places where older couples live

    The reason for wealthier neighborhoods is that most of the people in these places have the money to throw to you to sell their vehicles. For example you find a couple vehicles for sale in a wealthier neighborhood and you go knock on the door, explain yourself, and give them a price (lower price for lower priced cars) so say if the car is $13,000 then say if the vehicle sells then you want $100 for selling the vehicle. Go out in their yard take some pictures, write an agreement, post the pictures on CL and just wait and refresh the ad after a couple days...

    The next place is where older couples live who probably don't know how to use a computer very good and they are looking to sell their vehicle. Do as above and you should have covered your bases. Now if you find 20-30 vehicles in your area that you can ride around once every couple days and see if they sold or not then you are sure to make some profit. I have done this in the past in my neighborhood and made a quick $1,000.

    Also another reason for wealthier neighborhoods and older couples is they won't rip you off in the end.
     
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