Steve Gillman, Author of
Every Way to Make Money!
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:
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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
August 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 RentaFriend.com, 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?
July 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.
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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
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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, dont 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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