Category Archives: Make Money

10 Ways to Make Money From Nothing

10 ways to make money when you don't have any money to get started with.When you are just beginning to look for new ways to make money, the last thing you want to do is sink your few precious dollars into expensive startup costs. While the common catchphrase we often hear is “You have to spend money to make money,” that isn’t always true. In fact, it is entirely possible to make money from nothing. Here are 10 ways to make extra money that don’t require any start-up fees.

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1. Freelance on Upwork

If you are looking to freelance online, give Upwork a try to start building an online resume and network. You can get paid to freelance write, design graphics, be a virtual assistant, or be a computer programmer.

Unlike a few other freelancer sites that require a monthly membership fee or charge you for certification tests, Upwork is completely free to apply for freelance job postings. Upwork does keep up a portion of your earnings, but, other free and paid platforms do as well. » Read more

Getting Paid to Do What You Love? It’s Not Just for Superstars

It's not only the rich and famous that make money doing work they love. You don't have to be a superstar to get paid for the things you enjoy doing. Here's what to look for.“Do what you love and the money will follow.”

How many times have you heard advice like that? Do you think it’s true?

People have a tendency to hear that saying and think “But no one would ever pay me to do the things I love.”

What do you enjoy?

I suppose it depends in part on what you love to do, but I’d like to point out that there are people who get paid to: ski, wave at cars, juggle, talk, do Google searches, dance, eat pizza, sell, paint, write blog posts, take things apart (and put them back together again), knock down buildings, plant flowers, make breakfast, type, say hello, etc.

Those are just things I can think of off the top of my head — I’m sure there are some more unusual occupations out there too. So chances are someone will pay you to do the things you enjoy.

It’s a matter of figuring out what you enjoy doing, and how you could get paid for doing it. Usually that involves some trial and error, brainstorming, a bunch of hard work, and some sacrifices. » Read more

For Love or Money: What’s the Strangest Thing You’ve Done?

So I’ve got to know, what’s the strangest thing you’ve done for love or money? Just keep your answers clean please!

For me, it’s probably a toss up, because I’ve done several slightly odd things in an attempt to make money. The very first “business” I started — back in the 2nd grade — probably qualifies. I tried to sell shiny perfumed rocks to the neighbor kids. I’m pretty sure only one person bought one, but you’ve got to wonder what their parents thought. (“Hi, do you want to buy a rock?” or “Mooom, can I have a dollar to buy a rock?”) » Read more

Part Time Work at Home Ideas – Are They For You?

Making a little extra cash rarely hurts, especially if you can do it from home in your spare time. But sometimes people don’t know what they could do to that would actually bring in money, or they end up “investing” money to get started with a business that they never really get off the ground.

There are a bunch of things you can do to work from home, and I’ll list some in a bit, but first here are a few things to look at when considering whether a work at home idea is for you. » Read more

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