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Learn about fun jobs, fast-money projects, odd investments, business ideas, creative work, and hundreds of ways to make a profit or a paycheck. Following the latest posts, news, and updates below, you'll find the primary sections of the website, with links to some of their best pages.

My Review of Inbox Dollars

September 6, 2014 - Inbox Dollars calls itself "The online reward club that pays," but how well does it pay? That depends on how you use it. Here is a list of some of the ways you can make money with Inbox Dollars:

  • Take surveys
  • Click on e-mail ads
  • Play games online
  • Watch videos
  • Use their search engine
  • Complete "offers"
  • Refer others to Inbox Dollars

(Flickr photo by Rosenfeld Media)

Most of those sound like pretty easy ways to make money, right? And it's free to sign up.

I enrolled in May of this year and, as advertised, they immediately put a $5 bonus in my account. That was nice, although then I discovered... Read more here: Inbox Dollars Review

Make $50 per Hour as a Tutor

August 30, 2013 - Maybe you're one of the half a million college graduates working for minimum wage in the U.S. Or maybe a regular job doesn't fit into your life right now, but you need some extra income. Good news! If you have a college degree (and maybe even if you don't) you can make $50 or more per hour as a tutor. You can even do it online from home!

Flickr photo by City Year

What Kind of Tutoring?

The highest pay is in the "high stakes" areas, like prepping students for college. For example, long-time tutor Allison Kade says SAT tutoring can run $125 per session in many cities, and adds that "One upscale Manhattan tutoring company offers private tutoring starting at... Read more here: Become a Tutor

Is Southern Florida a Worker's Paradise?

August 26, 2014 - People, or at least real estate agents, call southern Florida paradise. And it does have its charm for those who like a mix of humidity, unbearable heat, mosquitoes, ditches full of alligators, and occasional hurricanes. Of course it helps if you retire to God's Waiting Room with enough money to enjoy the palm trees and ocean views without leaving your air-conditioned high-rise condo or climate-controlled Mercedes. But what is life like here if you work for a living?

(Flickr photo by Brad Bailosky)

Well, now that Florida's real estate market is booming again, you could enjoy 110-degree sunshine on new roofs, installing shingles. Servicing the portable toilets used by all those construction workers is another possibility. But the jobs here aren't all this good. Here are six that you probably won't want to apply for... Read more here: Working in Paradise

Profitable Friendships

FriendsAugust 16, 2014 -Make money by being a friend? That's right, there are websites where you can post your profile and get hired as a "friend" for up to $50 per hour. Now, it might seem that there is something wrong about this concept, but in reality you sell services. Calling the business something like "Rent a Friend" doesn't mean you and your clients will actually be friends, although that can happen in any business.

Flickr Photo by Don LaVange

The idea was first developed in Japan, and was later brought here by Scott Rosenbaum. He created, perhaps the largest online platform of this type. To explain how it works, I just went to the website and entered "Tampa, Florida," because that's the nearest large city to us (we're ninety minutes south of there). I didn't screen for male or female, bi, gay or straight, so I got... Read more here: Rent a Friend

What is a Ghostwriter?

Ghost WriterJuly 19, 2014 - As a ghostwriter you write articles, books, reports, or any other texts that are officially credited to someone else. This is common online, and a lot of what's out there has been written by someone other than whoever has the byline.

Flickr photo by hobvias sudoneighm

You do the work and they get the credit. That's okay as long as you get paid well enough for your time. Keep in mind... Read more here: Ghost Writer

How to Be a Human Guinea Pig (Without Taking Big Risks)

July 7, 2014 - I recently took ten pills in ten days to make $30. Yes, that isn't much for participating in a medical trial, but hey, you have to start somewhere. And you can make a lot more. How much more? In one study NASA paid volunteers $15,000 just to stay in bed for a few months, so there is some potential to make thousands of dollars as a human guinea pig. Earlier this year you had the opportunity to make $3,000 to get the flu. Of course you had to be able to... Read more here: Human Guinea Pig

Four Radical Ways to Cut Your Cost of Living

August 2, 2014 - Cut your cost of living and you'll have greater financial security and less stress. But don't stop with coupons and sale-shopping (in fact, don't even start there). Yes, there are many little ways to spend less, but to cut your expenses dramatically you need to take more radical measures. Here are four to consider... Read more here: Cut Cost of Living

More Featured Pages, News and Ideas

Five Ways to Bet to Win - March, 2014 - Maybe you like to gamble, in which case you've probably tried some of the ideas suggested here. Still, there might be one or two you haven't used. And what if gambling isn't really your thing... Continue reading here...

Income Streams - Look for ways to add more and more streams of income. Look for one-time revenue generators. If you have unused equipment, sell it. If you can charge a non-competing business to include their ads in your mailing, do it. If you are at your son's baseball game and everyone is thirsty when finished, invite them all to your fast-food restaurant for a free small drink (of course they'll buy food too). These are one-timers, but if you find a couple each month it adds up.

Inventing New Things - Ask ten friends what problems they have had in the last few days. Write them down. If any problem shows up more than three times, you can probably make money solving it with a new product or service. Once you have a few solutions in mind, go back to those friends to ask if they would pay for what you have in mind.


(Click the bold titles to get to the index with all the pages in that section.)

=> Fun and Interesting Jobs (35 pages)

You might enjoy going to work with a job like these...

How to become a Cryptozoologist and Chase Bigfoot

How to Be a Movie Extra

Become a Pet Detective

=> Fast Ways to Make Money (23 pages)

This section focuses on making money now, especially this first page...

Thirteen Ways to Make Money in an Hour

I Was Paid to Be a Fake Juror

Selling Your Hair for up to $2,000

=> Odd Ways to Make Money (53 pages)

These are some of the more interesting ways to make money...

Make $1,000 per Month to Selling Sperm

How to Be a Human Guinea Pig

Crazy Ways to Make Money

Make Money Without a Job

Ambergris (Whale Poop) Hunter

=> Artistic and Creative Work (31 pages)

Express your creative side profitably...

Make and Sell Paper Jewelry

Street Musician

How to Become a Cartoonist

=> Money Making Ideas (23 pages)

Unproven but waiting for you to try them...

Search Dogs Business

Letters From the Dead

How to Print Money

=> Real Estate Profits (20 pages)

We look for the less common ways, including...

Slumlording for Good Investment Returns

Fixer-Upper Mobile Homes

Optioning Hilltops and More

=> Outdoor Work (33 pages)

Ah, fresh air, sunshine and profits...

Building and Installing Cat Enclosures

Ways to Find Gold

Collecting and Selling Wildflowers

=> Online Profits (25 pages)

Hey, this is working so far...

Get Publicity and Traffic Using Google Alerts

How to Sell Photos Online

How to Create an Ebook Without Writing

Make Money on YouTube

=> Money Articles (41 pages)

Thoughts and ideas on a variety of subjects...

Ads on Your Car?

More Than 100 Ways I've Made Money

Bullsh-- Employee Assessment Questionnaires

Amish Entrepreneurs

Radical Money Moves

=> Some Good Jobs (42 pages)

Good pay, good work, or good employers...

Working at a Brew Pub (an Interview)

An Entomologist Career

Environmental Engineer

=> Diversified Investments (20 pages)

Not your usual investment opportunities...

How to Invest in Movies

Investing in Wine

Loan Money for Profit

=> Some Good Businesses (37 pages)

These pages include businesses that can be started with very little money...

Creative Businesses

Furniture Businesses You Can Start Cheap

Military Surplus Businesses

Portable Restroom Rentals: A Pooportunity

=> Work From Your Home (25 pages)

Online, offline, at home or from home...

Several Ways to Make Money With a Hobby

How to Party for Profit

An Interview With a Work at Home Agent

=> How to Write for Money (27 pages)

I just did it with this sentence, but there are many other ways...

Ghostwriting Jobs (My Experience)

Self-Publish Your Book... Cheap!

Publishing on Kindle at no Cost

=> Green Jobs and Businesses (18 pages)

Help the environment and your wallet...

Become a Green Cleaner

Examples of Green Marketing Jobs

=> Best Money Books and Courses (17 pages)

A few reviews of books worth reading...

101 Weird Ways to Make Money

Is 'The Four Hour Work Week' an Exaggeration?

=> Interviews With People Making Money (17 pages)

See what their jobs and businesses are really like...

Kris Sharpe: The Flying Entrepreneur

Water Taxi Captain

Margaritaville Job: Michael Kopcynski

How to Invent and Sell a Game

=> Make More Money From Your Business (33 pages)

Each page here covers a specific way to make more from your existing business...

Measure Advertising Results to Maximise Returns

Increase the Average Sale Amount

Increase Customer Frequency

=> Ways to Save (Spend Less) (9 pages)

Ways to make your money worth more by making it go fatrher...

Some Radical Ways to Cut Your Cost of Living

How to Be a Frugal Opportunist

Other Pages

Five Ways to Bet to Win - And legal too!

My Paychecks, Businesses, and Investments - Putting together a living

Ideas and Businesses and Jobs - Proven and theoretical.

The Three Purposes of Investing - And which investment accomplishes all three.

Cash Jobs - How and where to find them.

Elvis Minister - There are a few openings...

Make Matzo for Money - Making food for money.

Coin Roll Hunting - Dig through rolls of coins for...

High Rise Window Washer - A decent job or business.

Creative Ways to Make Money - Crazy videos; find treasures..

Grave Digger - You get to work outdoors.

Make More Money From Your Job - Starting this week.

Growing Catnip - Sell to cat owners or retailers.

Club Moss Spores - Harvest and sell natural flash powder.

The Business of Roadkill Cleanup - Someone has to do it.

Buy and Sell Used Cars - Decent profits is a short time.

Shomer - Overnight guardian at a funeral home.

Making Tips - Cash tips even when you're not employed?

Cemetery Visit for Money - Yes, this is a real business.

Street Vending in the Philippines - From someone who spent time there.

How to Sell Your Stuff - What's the best way?

Senior Services Business - Work from home if you want.

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Focus Group Jobs

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Sailing Jobs

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Weave Wicker

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Animal Control Officer

Portrait Drawing

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Carnival Jobs

Helicopter Pilot?

Antiques Dealer

Chimney Sweep

Test Subject

The Weirdest Jobs

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Energy Audit Business

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This Month's Quotes

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. - Jim Rohn

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. - Kahlil Gibran

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. - Henry Ford

Working at Home - When you are working from your home, don’t answer the phone every time it rings, unless it is the business line. Set aside a time to return calls and let the answering machine do its job for you. The “minor” interruption of talking to a friend for a few minutes usually burns up more time than you realize, both for the conversation itself and because it takes time to get back into “working” mode. In fact, a call can often derail a task that you were focused on and working on efficiently. Turn the ringer off if necessary, and let the machine take the calls.

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