Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to Make a Some Extra Cash at Home

There are quite a few things that you can do for some extra spending cash, and this post is going to focus on just a few of them. First, don't panic. You need to have a clear head so that you can consider your options. Honestly, when things started going south in my family, I had to fight the instinct to shut myself off from everyone.

There are so many things you can do at home. If you have writing skills you can generate income by doing freelance work. Here are some places to start:
http://www.ehow.com/
http://beaguide.about.com/applynow.htm
http://workathomedesk.com/directory/writing-editing-proofreading-work-at-home-jobs.htm
http://www.today.com/register-new/.

Aluminum cans can generate a little extra cash. You can just save what you use at home, or go out and collect them to get even more. If you want to know where you can cash them in, Earth911 is a good place to start (http://earth911.com/).

If you're not interested in going that route, try going through your old things. It's not quite yard sale season in my neck of the woods, but you can sell on ebay all year long. If you have a digital camera, a computer, and items you and your family aren't using anymore, set up an account on ebay and make some money off of them! I found a good article with some tips on selling for ebay on eHow by static404: http://www.ehow.com/how_4773666_sell-ebay-success-easy-steps.html.

You can also do surveys from home. This doesn't generate a lot of cash, but it can definitely help. I've found these legitimate companies:
Sendearnings
Inbox Dollars
Tiktik Cash
Surveyspot

The easiest $5 I ever made was from Nielson Netratings Panel. All you have to do is download their software (no malware included, I promise) and enter in the information for your household. Then, when you use your computer, a window comes up asking who's using it, you click your name and then go about your business as usual. Every three months I get a $5 check for doing practically nothing. Plus, they send me free entries into their weekly sweepstakes for my participation.

So, these are a few of my ideas to help you through this hard time. Feel free to let me know of any others you have learned. I wish you all the best!

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