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    Ways to make extra money

    I've been getting an increase in the number of emails from people asking about ways to make extra money and felt it would be a good discussion area here. Making additional income is as legitimate a way to help with personal finances as saving money and I'm sure that the members here have a lot of experience to share with those that are looking to supplement their current income. Feel free to start new threads on ways that you have made extra money in the past or ideas that you have heard about how others make money. Here are some suggestions:

    Blogging for Others
    Blogging for Yourself

    Can & Bottle Collection
    Christmas Light Hanger
    Coin Exchanger
    Collectible Expert
    Commute Helper

    Driftwood Collector
    Drug Tester
    Dumpster Diving

    Hair Selling
    House Sitting

    Old Stuff No Longer Used Seller
    Online Surveys

    Pet Sitting
    Plasma Donations

    Used Book Seller
    Last edited by jeffrey; 08-10-2009, 03:59 PM.

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    Providing a service: Mowing lawns, aerating lawns, power raking lawns, power washing decks/driveways, painting (if you are good at it), child care, newspaper route, coaching, tutoring.

    Selling something you own: furniture, electronics, children's clothing and toys, cars, power equipment. Try ebay, craigslist, consignment stores/sales, garage sales.
    My other blog is Your Organized Friend.

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      #3
      I can not tell ways to make extra money. But, I can tell one way to make money is farming/agriculture(growing everyday necessary food items). As america has vast land, farming is the best thing to do in bad times and good times. If there is a good planning and willingness to work hard combined with the knowledge on farming and finance(how much of your money and others' money to put in agriculter at the beginnning), it is better than doing any other business. I think farming/agriculture is best because people need it at least 2 times to 3 times everyday. If a product or service of business is essential to consumers, you can easily earn money. You may earn very good return on money more than any return you get doing any other business. Of course, i never did farming. But, somebody told me. With vast land in america, you can even export the food to brazil, russia, china , africa, asia and india in future!!! Think about it.

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        #4
        Very nice informations on making money extra. I too have a few thoughts on this topic -
        Blogging: This isn't quick money, but you can make decent money with a little luck and a few months of solid, consistent effort. Believe me, it can be tough and a bit time-consuming, but it can be done.
        Sell bottled water : Buy bottled water in bulk and sell it for a dollar where there are a ton of people -- parks, festivals, concerts, etc.
        Sell your baked goods: Are you skilled at a few special recipes? Contract your items out for parties, meetings, etc.

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          #5
          a much needed thread. Thanks Jeff.

          Welcome Jamie!!

          Blogging and freelance writing is really good place to start if you know what you are talking. I been doing it for past 2 years and make good extra money. I know many people here do the same as well.

          Website building - I do freelance jobs building websites for friends and neighbors and any word of mouth business for cheap.

          Craiglist - I always sell/buy stuff from it. Recently, I am getting rid of stuff which we don't need anymore.

          I even tried vending machine business and it worked out but I couldn't continue because of personal commitments.

          Currently, I am working on my CFP course and plan to expand my horizon as planner later if I get to finish it. My recommendation, always start with what you know and have passion to develop. Don't just jump in anything which you can get hands on.

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            #6
            great advice on ways to make extra cash but those ways aren't easy i think everyone knows those ways but great information

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              #7
              [QUOTE=sandyandry;231744]Blogging: This isn't quick money, but you can make decent money with a little luck and a few months of solid, consistent effort. Believe me, it can be tough and a bit time-consuming, but it can be done.

              QUOTE]

              I agree with your suggestion of Blogging. However, add to it by posting a few "relevant" affiliate links that pay for clicks or subscriptions and you could make money without doing anything more than talking about something you have interest in.

              ST

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                #8
                Great list there thanks for that. I am always on the lookout for ways to make extra money and I would have to recommend blogging myself, its enjoyable, it takes time to make money but hang in there and it will pay of.

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                  #9
                  Blog + Adsense. So many college students making over USD10,000 a month doing that.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the info...

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                      #11
                      Blogging is definitely a good way to make money. My Wife has a coupon blog, couponers united on blogger, where she is making about $600 per month by posting coupone deals that people can use to save up to 90% on their grocery bills.

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                        #12
                        those are great tips, I have a well paid full time job, but I'm always looking for different ways to make some extra income.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jasonnoguchi View Post
                          Blog + Adsense. So many college students making over USD10,000 a month doing that.
                          Wow..students making USD$10000 a month. I need them to teach me how they do it

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                            #14
                            I'm on the lookout for ways to make some extra money, and there's a lot of interesting stuff here. Will watch this thread.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jasonnoguchi View Post
                              Blog + Adsense. So many college students making over USD10,000 a month doing that.
                              How it possible, can you learn me, I want to earn money too like everyone.

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