When the holidays roll around, do you become an ostrich? Sticking your head in the sand until it’s too late to do anything about your finances, so you panic and get depressed?
Some people wind up taking out very expensive payday loans, which are a complete rip off. Or they pawn some of their beloved items like heirloom jewelry, just to give their kids a decent Christmas.
You don’t have to do anything like that – as long as you’re willing to face the situation, roll up your sleeves and put in some work to help you alleviate the income troubles you’re feeling.
To some families, an extra $1,000 sounds like a truckload of money. It could pay for meals, events, and gifts – even travel to see loved ones, if your relatives live far away.
Sure, you could get an offline part-time retail job, but who wants to do that? The whole point of the holidays is to relax and enjoy time with your family as one year comes to an end and a new one begins.
Here are a few ideas to make some extra cash online:
Sell stuff on e-bay: Look around your house. Are there things you don’t use anymore? Post them on e-bay and cash in. I recently sold a pair of boots I found in my closet that didn’t fit me anymore and sold them for $77. This morning I posted a movie (Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer) I bought at Walmart for $5 and sold it for $18.
A few days ago, I was at the salvation army looking for personal growth books (they have a great selection for pennies), and found a pair of LL Bean Boots for $5. I bought them and sold them for $85 on eBay. This is not rocket science folks. It’s common sense and it’s simple.
Remember that saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?”
If you don’t know how to sell on e-bay, drop a comment below this post and perhaps I can help.
Become A Virtual Assistant:
A virtual assistant (VA) is kind of like a personal secretary. You handle either one or a wide variety of tasks for the marketer. You can work for more than one person at times, work for a short period of time or work full-time for someone.
Pay ranges from $10 to 100 an hour – or even more. You can get hired instantly as soon as you start putting out the word, and you’ll either get paid upfront or bill the client for the work you do as you go.
This kind of work is stuff that a marketer and online business professionals is too busy to do. The jobs are commonly known as “grunt work” – the labor jobs that top professionals give up to someone else so they can concentrate on more pressing issues like speaking at seminars, forming relationships with future joint venture partners, etc.
What does a virtual assistant do, exactly? The possibilities are endless – and you should know that every client is unique in what he or she will want you to do for them.
Be the “Go To Ghostwriter” for Marketers Who Need Content:
Can you write at an 8th grade reading level? Chances are, you probably can. That’s all it takes to make it onto the scene as a freelance writer online. These are in high demand but there’s something you need to know.
Breaking onto the scene doesn’t means charging dirt cheap prices for tons of work. In fact, while you may be thinking it’s the best way to get clients without experience – it actually only attracts the wrong kind of client to you.
The clients who look for the cheapest prices are always more demanding and they will nit pick and complain about your work. Someone who is willing to pay top dollar for a good ghostwriter just wants to pass the assignment on to you and go work on other stuff.
Some freelancers go online and start off charging as little as $5 (well, actually, some poor souls do writing for as little as $1.25 on some sites). This might work in countries where the cost of living isn’t pricey, but it doesn’t work in America or other nations.
At the low end, you should be charging $7 per page. And that can grow into payment of $30 or more for marketers who pay for top ghostwriters. It also depends on what you’re writing.
Payment for an article or eBook might be $20 per page (a page being anywhere from 400-500 words). But payment for a press release or white paper can be upwards of $100 per page.
I hope these ideas on how to make extra Holiday Cash helped you. If you think it may help your friends, please share on your favorite social media site.
Blessings & Abundance,
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