August 23rd, 2011
If you have ever thought about starting a vending business this digital download from amazon might be just what you need to get started in the business. Aimed at beginners, this book clearly explains the steps involved in starting a vending business and how to avoid loosing money.
The book goes into detail about operating items and costs such as buying or renting the machines, getting and keeping great locations, protecting the machine and it’s contents, partnering with charities and other tips. The author’s tips come from first hand experience in the vending business and is a valuable read for anyone considering whether this is the right home business for them.
July 5th, 2011
Gigwalk is a rather interesting new web site that let’s people earn money with their iPhones. All you have to do is download their app and apply to become a GigWalker. Once you have been approved you can find gigs around your area to do such as take photos or videos, describe or review things, answer questions or verify map locations, businesses etc. Once you have completed the gig you get paid via Paypal.
At the moment this is only available on the iPhone 3, 3GS, or 4 and only in certain areas of the US. Take a look at their FAQ for specifics.
June 21st, 2011
When you think about selling your handcrafted goods on the internet, it’s hard not to think of Etsy. They allow anyone to list their handycrafts even without much knowledge about opening an online store and it’s free to list with a low commission on sold items. Although Etsy takes care of the technical aspect of listing your wares online the promotion and success of your shop is up to you and without going this extra mile it is easy to be disappointed. Below are some tips to help you make more money with Etsy.
Read up about Search Engine Optimization
Although Etsy is a popular marketplace you still need to do some work yourself to drive traffic to your shop. You can do this by improving your shop’s position in search engines for certain keywords that your customer is likely to search for. Try to think of the best possible words to describe your shop and your items. What would a customer search for to find you? Your shop title, section names, item listing pages and shop announcement should contain these important keywords.
Can’t think of keywords? Use a keyword suggestion tool.
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June 1st, 2011
You may have already heard of popular microjob sites such as Amazon’s Mturk but there are plenty of other places too where you can do similar small jobs and get paid small amounts of cash for each job.
ClowdCrowd – This is a Facebook app with small jobs available.
Clickworker – For people from anywhere on the planet who enjoy writing, translating, researching, and data processing
ShortTask – Complete as many Tasks as you like, under your time, and at your convenience.
Microworkers Select jobs you like, finish tasks & submit proof, earn money
My easy task – By working on individual tasks. You get paid once the Employer approves your work.
Naming Force – Come up with ideas for names for projects and get paid if your idea is selected.
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May 22nd, 2011
Ever thought about making and selling your own wine? CrushPad provides you with everything you need from some of the best vineyards and lets you choose your level of involvement in the wine making process. No experience necessary, they make the wine based on your choices and wishes.
Crushpad lets you be a winemaker without the huge cost and complexities that you would otherwise have if you were to actually try to make and sell quality wine yourself. Choose the wine you want to make; monitor the process, and you can even view it through a webcam. You can concentrate on creating your brand and marketing your wine (although they can help with this too).
Using CrushPad can be great idea for restaurants and bars too who want to have their own brand of wine.
April 30th, 2011
If you are a crafty person who designs cards and wedding invitations WeddingInviteLove.com may just be the site you are looking for. It is a bit like a directory of wedding invitations, designed in a way to help the customer find just the right product for their wedding. The site does not mention how much fees or commission they take if anything, but it is worth a look. It could be a great way to promote your wedding invite business, the site is nicely designed and focused.
April 29th, 2011
Razzi.me is a new photo sharing web site that let’s you earn money with your photos in a similar way to Youtube. Simply upload and start earning money using revenue sharing (with adsense). Currently you can earn 50% of all revenue generated from your photos or you can earn 100% of the revenue if you subscribe to the Razzi Pro account.
July 13th, 2010
Here is a way to make some spare cash and help travelers save money on pricey hotel accommodation at the same time. AirBnB is a global network of accommodation offered by locals in cities all over the world. You can rent out your spare room, an entire apartment, caravan, boat or whatever accommodation you have that a person traveling could use. You set how much you want to charge per night, what the rules are, how many people can stay at the same time etc. This is a great way to make some extra money when you need it without the commitment of having someone renting at your place full time. All you have to do to get started is sign up at AirBnB (which is free) upload some photos and list your room.
July 12th, 2010
Etsy is a popular site for creative individuals to sell their products. The site is growing exponentially, and buyers and sellers are both flocking to it in droves. Number of sales on the popular website continue to soar. Last year the company sold over 180 million dollars worth of products and hundreds of sellers regularly use it as a place to make a full-time or supplemental income. Read the rest of this entry »
June 23rd, 2010
When scouring the web for different ways to make money online, you may have heard of programs that pay you to participate in mock trials. This is one of the strangest ways to make money on the internet. The concept is simple. You will spend about an hour listening to a trial, and afterwards, you will give your feedback on what you thought of the trial. After that you can get paid. Mock trials can be a good way to slightly increase the size of your pocketbook, but not get to get rich.
Why Do Mock Trials Exist?
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