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10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 4

10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 4

31. Answer the Phone

Have you ever considered doing customer service from the comfort of your home? An increasing number of companies are hiring work-from-home customer service reps, instead of running call centers.These jobs can be full– or part-time and offer a variety of schedules, including daytime, evening and weekend shifts with a range of pay depending on the position and location.Your job is usually to answer customer questions over the phone or via online chat. You may find sales positions that include higher pay and performance incentives; or technical support positions, which are best if you’re tech-savvy and have an interest in helping people understand technology.You should enjoy helping people, though! You know how a bad customer service call can totally ruin your day? You don’t want to be the bad rep on the other end of that call.

If you don’t like working with customers, keep an eye out for other work-from-home jobs through these work-from-home job sites.

32. Cash in on Your Dollar Bills

Specifically, dollar bills with strange serial numbers — ones that aren’t easy to come by. The collectors at CoolSerialNumbers.com have created a list of their most-wanted serial numbers, and you might have a bill with one of these sequences on it in your wallet.Turns out antique coins aren’t the only currency worth cash to collectors.Check out the full list to see if you’ve got any of these rare bills, but here’s a rundown of the sort of serial numbers these collectors are looking for:

  • 7 repeating digits in a row on $1 Federal Reserve Notes (i.e. 09999999, 77777776)
  • 7 of a kind on $1 Federal Reserve Notes (i.e. 00010000, 99999099)
  • Super repeaters on $1 Federal Reserve Notes (i.e. 67676767)
  • Double quads on $1 Federal Reserve Notes (i.e. 00009999)
  • and more!

33. Work for Disney — From Anywhere

Obsessed with Disney? And want to work from home?One Penny Hoarder contributor caught up with Kari Bonnes, who is a big fan of Disney and the founder of Marvelous Mouse Travels, a travel agency that specializes in (you guessed it!) Disney vacations.Although the business is based in North Carolina, work-from-home agents are based across the country as independent contractors. The pay depends on dedication and hours.“I offer generous commissions to my agents, plus referral bonuses,” Bonnes says. “I have some agents who make $35,000 to $40,000 a year working part time. But I also have others who just book a trip here and there and bring in some side income.”

A major requirement? Be familiar with Disney parks. Fill out the online application for a chance to join the Marvelous Mouse Travels team.

34. Get Paid to Drop a Few Pounds

Bottom line: HealthyWage will literally pay you for losing weight.Not only are you getting more healthy, you’re also making some money. How’s that for motivation?Here’s how it works:

  1. Read our full HealthyWage review, and sign up.
  2. Define a goal weight and the amount of time you’ll give yourself to achieve it.
  3. Place a bet on yourself ranging from $20 to $500 a month.

Depending on how much you have to lose, how long you give yourself to do it and how much money you put on the table, you could win up to $10,000!

Wondering if it can really work? We talked to one woman, Teresa Suarez, who lost 68 pounds — and made over $2,400.

35. Sell Your Sense of Style

Do you still have a prom outfit from, like, 10 years ago?It’s never going to fit — or come into style — again, but something just keeps holding you back from sending it to Goodwill.Maybe money could change your mind? Instead of storing clothes indefinitely, try selling them on an app like Poshmark.Poshmark lets you clear your closet and sell those clothes you don’t wear anymore.

36. Get Paid to Tutor Kids Online

Love kids but don’t want to commit to the classroom?You can get paid to tutor students online. Take notes from this former teacher, who makes up to $75 an hour.If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up a list of companies hiring online tutors.

37. Proofread Documents

If you’ve got a keen eye for grammar and formatting, freelance proofreading could be your next great gig — one that pays about $17 an hour. The average rate per page for proofreading is 35 cents, so your earnings depend on how efficiently you work. It’s not a great moneymaker for slow readers!

Want to learn how to become a proofreader? Sign up for a free intro course from Caitlin Pyle at Proofread Anywhere.

The course will teach you how to be a proofreader — and how to turn your eagle eye into a profitable business.

38. Sell Your Smartphone Photos

If you have a smartphone and a photographic eye, making money may have just gotten a lot easier. Oh – you’ll also need access to marketable scenery.An app called Foap lets you turn your smartphone photos into cash.Here’s how it works:1. Download the free app and create an account.

2. Take a quality photo and upload it to Foap’s marketplace.

3. Someone buys the license to your photo for $10. You make $5.

If your photo sells 20 times, you make $5 each time and end up with $100 in your pocket — all for about five minutes of work. Pretty cool, right?

39. Tutor Chess Players

Love to play chess? Tutor other chess players online to make $35 to $50 per hour.Tutoring sites like WyzAnt can take a big cut (40% until you hit 20 hours of tutoring!), but as an online tutor, you’ll get practice (and get paid) without leaving the house.Even if you’re a lower-rated player, you can charge $20 per hour to work with beginners.

40. Rent out the Clothes That Make Your Friends Jealous

Are your friends always complimenting your great sense of style? Try making money off that killer taste!

You can rent out your clothing online through a peer-to-peer site like Style Lend.

Make sure to read the fine print on rental sites. Some don’t charge any fees to the buyers and sellers, but some charge a rental commission per order. You’ll need to price your wears accordingly to account for any commission handed over to the company.

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Baby Tips and Tricks New Moms Need to Know

Baby Tips and Tricks New Moms Need to Know

Exhausted doesn’t even describe the newborn days. Waking up delirious from sleep deprivation multiple times a night. Struggling with the initial discomfort of breastfeeding, all while recovering from childbirth.

Life with a newborn also made me doubt myself and question every decision I made. I wondered what in the world I got myself into as I wished for easier days (and reminisced about my old life). I wasn’t sure whether I was even fit to be a mom.

(Read more about the expectations and realities of life with a newborn.)

Baby tips and tricks

But as with all things parenthood, I learned on the job. I discovered little hacks that made the days easier and more manageable. I researched baby tips and grew more confident and better equipped to handle a new baby. And I reached out to fellow moms and discovered their secrets to surviving the newborn stage.

In short, these are the cool baby tips I wish I knew from the start. They’re quick wins when we need them most—baby care tips for new moms to better manage.

Below are my best baby tips I hope you find useful as well:

1. Onesies can also be pulled down during messy accidents

Nearly every onesie will come with those envelope flaps near the collar. At first I thought this was designed to accommodate different-sized heads and to make it more comfortable for baby to pull a shirt over his head.

Turns out, those envelope flaps are much more functional than fitting over a baby’s head. They allow you to pull the onesie down.

Normally, you’d undress the baby by lifting the onesie over the head. But at some point, you’ll likely face the dreaded poop explosion. One so full it spills out of the diaper and onto the onesie—not exactly something you’d want to pull over the baby’s head.

The envelope flaps allow you to then pull the onesie down over the baby’s shoulders, removing it without going near the baby’s head.

Onesie

Onesies can also be pulled down in case of poop explosions.

2. Eliminate gas with the elbow-to-knee trick

One of the biggest challenges with newborn baby care after birth is the baby’s gas and digestion.

My little guy had a serious case of gas, so much so that he was difficult to put to sleep. He’d fuss and cry, and I felt helpless with how to help him. I tried gas drops, which only seemed to help a little. I even tried different bottles, hoping that a new brand would ease his troubles.

Nothing seemed to work—that is, until I learned the elbow-to-knee trick.

Now, I had heard about doing bicycle kicks with a baby to expel gas. I tried this move, moving my baby’s knees closer to his chest, hoping he’d toot a little gas out of his tummy. It still didn’t work.

But then I tried the elbow-to-knee trick, which instantly removed my baby’s gas. Every time I’d touch his elbow to the knee, he’d give a little fart, then another when I repeated with the opposite limbs. It seemed like a miracle!

So, here’s how you do it:

  • Lie your baby down on his back.
  • Move his right elbow and left knee towards each other as if they were going to touch.
  • Do the same with the opposite elbow and knee: Move his left elbow and right knee towards each other.
  • Alternate a few times until your baby stops farting.

Hopefully each time you connect one elbow to the opposite knee, your baby will fart and expel some gas. This will keep him be more comfortable and better able to sleep.

3. Keep your baby awake no longer than an hour and a half to avoid over-stimulation

Before I had kids, I figured babies sleep anywhere. After all, at family parties, we’d pass babies from person to person, and I never considered whether they were asleep or not.

When I had my first, I did the same. I didn’t follow any type of routine, much less look at the clock to see how long he’s been awake.

The result? He felt cranky and overtired, which made it harder to put him to sleep. I couldn’t lay him down drowsy and awake—instead, I had to hold him in my arms, rock or feed him to sleep.

Turns out, babies can only stay awake for so long. And more importantly, they don’t “just fall asleep” when they feel tired. If they’re overstimulated, hungry, uncomfortable or tired, they have a hard time falling asleep.

I then began to be more conscious of how long my baby was awake. I learned that an hour and a half is about the most a newborn can stay awake. And I looked for sleep cues and didn’t hesitate to put my baby down for a nap, even he’d only been awake for 45 minutes or an hour.

And guess what—he began to sleep better. He was less cranky and overtired and instead seemed to welcome his next nap. When I had twins a few years later, I remembered this handy trick and avoided keeping them awake too long, making them easy sleepers from day one.

Sure, this isn’t always convenient, especially if you feel stuck at home, but it can make a huge difference with how easy it is to put your baby to sleep.

4. Track your baby’s feedings and diapers

Your doctor will likely ask a few questions about your baby’s progress:

  • what types of bowel movements he’s had
  • how often he pees
  • how many ounces of milk or minutes he nurses

And if you breastfeed, you’ll want to track how many minutes he nurses and on which breast. If he’s bottle-fed, track how many ounces he drinks.

For accurate answers, record your baby’s feedings so you don’t have to pull the information from memory.

Track your baby’s diapers as well, including, the kind of poop he had, such as color, texture, and how often he peed or pooped. Not exactly enticing, but necessary.

Keeping track of all your baby’s latest feedings and diaper changes can feel overwhelming. Get a convenient way to track feeding and diaper times with my FREE printable tracker! Download it below:

Keeping track of your baby’s latest feedings and diaper changes can feel overwhelming. Get a convenient way to track feedings and diaper changes with my FREE printable tracker! The set comes with templates for both breastfed and bottle-fed babies. Click the button to download!

5. Feed your baby after he wakes up

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It didn’t take long for me to see that my baby would fall asleep with nursing. I even prided myself for being the only who could put him to sleep—I had “mama’s touch,” I assumed.

Trouble is, he’d only fall asleep through nursing (or rocking). Nap times became horrendous—I’d spend several minutes rocking him to sleep only for him to wake up the minute I laid him down.

This also made nap times short. Forget about two-hour naps—each time he stirred, he wouldn’t know how to put himself back to sleep. I’d either resort to rocking or nursing him all over again, making both of us miserable and sleep deprived.

Secrets of the Baby WhispererThen I read Tracy Hogg’s E-A-S-Y technique (eat/awake/sleep/you). Rather than feeding your baby to sleep, you’d feed him after he woke up. At first, I was doubtful. This was, after all, one of the ways I could put him to sleep. But when I saw how much he relied on external sleep aids to fall asleep, I knew I had to try a different way.

I then changed my routine. Rather than feeding my baby to sleep, I fed him after he woke up, which allowed him to try to fall asleep on his own. He stopped tying nursing with sleeping and instead expected to eat when he woke up.

Here’s how it works:

  • Feed your baby (eat) after he wakes up (awake) so he’ll have energy for her awake time.
  • After your baby has been awake a while, put him to sleep drowsy but awake (sleep). He can explore different ways to put himself to sleep, such as sucking on his thumb or rocking his head side to side.
  • Once he’s asleep, you can tend to yourself (you) and repeat the cycle.

6. Find alternative ways to hold your baby

The first day I was home alone with my twins felt like a juggling act. With two babies to care for and only one set of arms, I needed to bounce between one baby to another to get them to sleep.

Because a baby’s preferred position? In your arms. The snuggling feels good, but isn’t sustainable. After all, you need your arms to get things done, from using the restroom to preparing food. And it’s not always safe to fall asleep with the baby in your arms.

Instead, use other techniques to hold the baby. I relied so much on baby gear to hold my babies, giving me time to tend to the other twin or catch a break.

These are the items I recommend the most:

  • Swing: The swing was perfect for lulling my babies to sleep, where they often fell asleep for a nap. The motion soothed them when nothing else seemed to work, or at least kept them entertained during awake time.
  • Baby wrap: A baby wrap allows you to keep the baby close while freeing your arms to do other tasks.
  • Stroller: Many babies will fall asleep in a stroller, making for convenient errands or a walk around the block. A stroller is also helpful for quick shopping trips, placing the baby in the stroller while you put items inside.
  • Infant cushion: The infant cushion below uses the baby’s weight to give the feeling of being held.

Snuggle Me Organic

Infant cushions mimic the feeling of being held in someone’s arms.

Using several baby items to hold your baby is also convenient so that, should he fuss with one, you have other options handy.

7. Swaddle your baby for better sleep

For months, your baby grew accustomed to the tight spaces of your womb. To go from the fetal position to lying flat on his back isn’t the easiest transition. He also has the Moro reflex, which explains the sudden flailing of the arms that can startle him awake or even hit him on the face.

Enter the swaddle. By wrapping your baby systematically in a blanket, you’ll prevent his arms from flailing and waking him up. And by recreating the snugness of the womb, you’re more likely to help your baby sleep longer stretches.

Here’s how to swaddle your baby:
  1. Place a square swaddle blanket (like these Aden+Anais ones I loved) flat on a surface like a diamond.

    Aden + Anais

    Aden + Anais

  2. Fold the top corner down 5-10 inches towards the middle so that the diamond now looks like the top part got cut off.
  3. Place your baby on top of the swaddle with her neck aligned with the straight line you folded.
  4. Keep your baby’s arms straight next to her body. Then fold the left corner of the swaddle over her body and tuck it under her back. Her left arm should still be free.
  5. Fold the bottom corner up and over her left shoulder, tucking it inside the swaddle.
  6. Holding her left arm down, fold the right corner over her arm and entire body, tucking the flap into the swaddle.

Mom holding a baby wrapped in a swaddle

Swaddles help babies sleep longer and feel snug.

Follow this step-by-step illustration of how to swaddle a baby.

For a more convenient option, use a Velcro swaddle blanket or the Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit. Both keep your baby snug, are less likely to come undone and take less steps—especially useful in the middle of the night.

A Velcro swaddle is a convenient way to keep baby snug with less steps to do.

The sleep suit is another option to keep your baby snug during sleep.

8. Use white noise so your baby doesn’t startle

In the womb, your baby heard a constant white noise, from the beating of your heart to the muffles of the outside world. But now, he wakes up over the slightest sound.

I learned the magic of white noise early on, when the constant hum of a fan would help my baby sleep much longer than when I didn’t have it running. I was better able to shuffle around the house without tiptoeing, and I didn’t have to worry about noises from the neighbors.

Place a fan or heater in the room your baby is sleeping in to help him fall and stay asleep. Not only is the white noise comforting, it also muffles sounds from elsewhere. If you’d rather get a white noise machine so you don’t affect the room’s temperature, check out these highly-rated options:

Marpac

Palermo

Wave Premium

9. Hang darkening curtains to extend baby’s naps

You may have heard that you should have your baby nap in a bright room during the day to help him learn day from night. You’re avoiding long naps in the day that he should reserve for nights.

I disagree.

Yes, we want our babies to sleep longer at nights, but we want them to take long naps, too. Hang darkening curtains in your baby’s room—even during the day—so he can sleep longer stretches. As anyone with a baby who only naps in 30-45 minute chunks, a dark room can make a huge difference.

Another benefit of a dark room? Drawing the curtains helps signal that it’s nap or bedtime. These routines let your baby know that he should be sleeping rather than playing.

Rarely does a baby nap for five or more hours during the day (I can count twice for mine). And should you want to avoid those long naps, then wake the baby up. Otherwise, dark curtains help your baby stretch shorter naps to longer ones.

And even with darkening curtains during the day, your room won’t get pitch black the way it does at night. So even then, your baby will still learn that darkness means long stretches of sleep at night.

I hung darkening curtains like these:

Conclusion

Welcoming a baby can be one of the most challenging periods in a parent’s life. While nothing can make the hardships disappear completely, we can rely on baby tips to make those months much smoother.

As a recap, here are the newborn care basics we learned:

  • Onesies can also be pulled down during messy poop accidents
  • Expel gas with the elbow-to-knee trick
  • Keep your baby awake no longer than 90 minutes for better sleep and less fussiness
  • Record your baby feedings and diaper changes to monitor his progress
  • Feed your baby after he wakes up to reduce the reliance on feeding to sleep
  • Find alternative ways to hold your baby to free up your arms
  • Swaddle your baby for longer stretches of sleep
  • Use white noise to muffle outside noises that might startle your baby
  • Hang darkening curtains to help your baby fall and stay asleep

Taking care of a newborn is tough enough as it is, but with these baby tips, you’ll have an easier time caring for your baby.

p.s. Want resources to help your baby sleep well, especially if he only sleeps in your arms? I created a guide just for you! Learn about “How to Get Your Baby to Sleep without Being Held” here.

Are your arms tied because your baby will only sleep in them? If your newborn only sleeps when held, don't worry—there are ways to cope and eventually get your child to sleep in other ways. Get the guide that will help ease your baby out of your arms.

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10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 3

10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 3

21. Earn Money Shopping on Amazon

This is such an easy, passive way to rake in an extra $36 a year. ShopTracker, one of the leading public opinion research companies, wants you to share your Amazon purchase history with them. And they’ll pay you for every month you share!

When you sign up for ShopTracker, it keeps your private information, well, private. All it wants to see is your order information, including the order date, product title, category, ISBN number, release date, condition, seller, list price per unit, quantity and other details.

Before you jump in, you need to know:

  • This will be a waste of time if you don’t shop on Amazon.
  • You must be 18 and live in the U.S.

All good? To earn your first gift card today:

  1. Sign up, and download the ShopTracker app on your Windows computer and Apple or Android phone. It takes about two minutes. You’ll need to answer a few questions about your Amazon use to qualify.
  2. Open the app and log in to your Amazon account to automatically share your purchase history. You’ll receive your Visa e-gift card code for $3 via email within 48 hours.
  3. Take a couple of minutes to share your purchase history to earn another $3 each month.

Your information is securely collected by The Harris Poll, a trusted market research company for more than 20 years. Additionally, ShopTracker removes your name, shipping address and any personal payment information before reporting your purchase history.

22. Get Paid to Shop Online

Believe it or not, some sites will give you free gift cards just for signing up with them.One of our favorites is Ebates, a cash back shopping site. It’s giving away $10 gift cards if you sign up as a new member and earn your first cash-back rebate.You can choose a $10 gift card for Walmart or $10 in Ebates cash for your next shopping trip on the site.To earn your gift card:

  1. Sign up for Ebates here with your email or Facebook account.
  2. Make your first purchase through the site within 90 days, and spend at least $25.
  3. Your account will be credited with rewards points you cash in for your $10 gift card.

23. Get Paid to Tutor Kids Online

Love kids but don’t want to commit to the classroom?You can get paid to tutor students online. Take notes from this former teacher, who makes up to $75 an hour.If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up a list of companies hiring online tutors.

24. Pick up Babysitting Gigs Whenever You’re Available

Ever overhear your co-workers mumbling about needing a night off from little people at home? You’ll be surprised to learn how hard it is to find a sitter!Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and offer to babysit while friends or co-workers go out for the evening — you could earn $50 to $100 in a nightIf you don’t want to bother the people you already know, sign up with SitterCity.Once you create your profile on the app, you can browse babysitting jobs in your area. Parents post to the app looking for full-time nannies, date-night sitters, last-minute care, and even pet or senior care and housekeeping.Families can review your profile and run a background check before contacting you. Then you’ll meet them over the phone or in person to talk about their needs and your rates.If you like hanging out with kids, babysitting could make a fulfilling full-time job or just a fun way to make extra money in your free time.

You can sign up for SitterCity here.

25. Stop Doing Favors, and Rent Your Truck out Instead

Remember how proud you felt when you bought that truck? You were on top of the world — until your family and friends started asking for favors: Can you help me move this weekend? Make a Home Depot haul for me? Tow that trailer full of trash to the dump?That big, empowering truck you bought has backfired. (Not literally, we hope.)Instead of feeling committed to all these favors for family, friends and friends of friends of friends, why not let someone rent your truck — and pay you per hour?Through the online peer-to-peer truck share marketplace Fluid Market, you can lend your truck to community members. Fluid Market reports earnings on longbed pickup trucks and cargo vans up to $12,000 a year.Here’s how Fluid works:

  • List your truck. Be sure to have the VIN and some quality photos available. If you do, the process takes about 10 minutes tops.
  • Promote your listing. Use anything and everything — from Facebook community groups to Nextdoor. Fluid says earnings are “notably higher” when someone self-promotes.
  • Manage your listing. Opt into the “instabook” setting, where users can automatically book your truck without pending your approval. Set up a lockbox for the keys, and bam. Passive income.

Let’s address some concerns real quick. When you list on Fluid Market, it covers all vehicles with $300,000 in car rental liability insurance as well as coverage against theft and physical damage. You can also feel at ease because each renter’s identity is verified with a DMV background check. Payments come weekly, via direct deposit.

And, hey, no heavy lifting required. Now when everyone flocks to you — err, your truck — nudge them over to your listing on Fluid Market.

26. Serve as a Mock Juror

Fascinated by courtroom drama, but hate wasting the day in jury duty for a measly $40 payout?Serve as an online mock juror to help lawyers prepare for real cases. You can earn $10 to $60 for about an hour of your time.Instead of hearing arguments from both sides of the case, you review evidence, including documents, videos and photos, at your computer.

27. Start Investing (Seriously, You Can Afford This)

If you’re like most of us and wish your money would just take care of itself consider starting an investment account through Acorns.You can start small — with $5 — and stack up change over time with its “round-up” feature. That means if you spend $10.23 at the grocery store, 77 cents gets dropped into your Acorns account.Then, the app does the whole investing thing for you.The idea is you won’t miss the digital pocket change, and the automatic savings stack up faster than you’d think. For example, Penny Hoarder Dana Sitar was able to stash $420 away per year.At that rate, you could set aside $1,000 in about two and a half years — without trying.But the beauty is you can set your own pace with Acorns’ features, so if you want — and can afford — to invest $1,000 faster, go for it.

The app is $1 a month for balances under $5,000, and you’ll get a $5 bonus when you sign up.

28. Jump on the Class-Action Bandwagon

If you use a product that’s involved in a class-action lawsuit, a little online sleuthing could get you a cash payout.The rules of each settlement are different, but in most cases you’ll have to provide proof of purchase or product use, like a serial number or a receipt. Once you fill out your online claim form, you may have to wait a few weeks or months before receiving your payment.Psst — we regularly post new class-action settlement informationso check in often to make sure you’re not missing a chance to get paid!

29. Optimize Your Credit Card Use

If you’re not using a rewards credit card to pay for your groceries, you’re missing out on free money.(One caveat: This only works if you pay off that credit card balance every month to avoid paying interest.)Credit card rewards programs can be confusing, though, because each card gives you different rewards for different purchases. Managing all your points and rewards can be a challenge, especially if you’re juggling more than one card.To get the most out of your rewards cards at the checkout counter, try using Birch. The free app keeps track of your spending and helps you maximize the rewards you’re getting, whether they’re travel rewards or cash back.Birch plugs into your bank account and credit card accounts (with high security) and analyzes your spending habits. It recommends which cards you should sign up for, and which cards you should use for your most frequent purchases.For example, it might suggest you buy products at your favorite grocery store with a specific card to rack up the most points or cash back.

The average American shopper could be earning $600 in credit card rewards per year, Birch co-founder Alex Cohen says, referring to a Bureau of Labor Statistics finding that the average consumer spends $2,165 a month on groceries, gas and other “credit card eligible” expenses.

Don’t miss out.

30. Work as a Transcriptionist

Are you a good listener — and a good typist? You can make $15 to $25 an hour as a transcriptionist.

You’ll need experience in the medical or legal fields to get transcription assignments in those areas, butplenty of researchers, reporters and Average Joes are willing to pay for someone to type up their recordings.

You get paid per audio hour, so this is a gig that’s perfect for people with great focus. If an hour-long recording takes you four hours to transcribe, you still only get paid for one hour. Listen closely!

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10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 2

10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 2

11. Put Your Truck to Work for You

Have you got a nice big truck, pickup or van? You could get paid to move people’s stuff across town — or the country.Hook up with uShip. It’s an online shipping marketplace that makes it easy for consumers and businesses to book transport for just about anything.Haulers on uShip drive semis, box trucks and personal vehicles like pickups, vans and station wagons. Some rent a box truck for a day to haul multiple loads.It doesn’t matter whether you ship boxes of stuff, furniture, vehicles, commercial freight, boats, motorcycles or whatever. New shipments are posted every 30 seconds, and the company has 3.5 million shipping customers, so there’s no shortage of opportunities available.Once you sign up as a carrier on uShip, you can digitally search for jobs that suit you and start placing bids on customers’ shipments.

12. Earn up to $60/Hour as a Part-Time Bookkeeper

Does earning $60 an hour sound appealing? How about the freedom to work remotely while helping others succeed?Those are the perks of working as a bookkeeper, says Ben Robinson, a certified public accountant and business owner who teaches others to become virtual bookkeepers.And no, you don’t have to have a CPA to be successful in this business. In fact, all you really need are decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.It’s a great opportunity for moms who want to work part time, recent college grads and anyone who wants to bring in real money working from home.Robinson shares what it takes to be a virtual bookkeeper, plus tip for making this career work for you in his free class at Bookkeeper Business Launch.

13. Score This $10 Gift Card

Believe it or not, some sites will give you free gift cards just for signing up with them.One of our favorites is Ebates, a cash back shopping site. It’s giving away $10 gift cards if you sign up as a new member and earn your first cash-back rebate.You can choose a $10 gift card for Walmart or $10 in Ebates cash for your next shopping trip on the site.To earn your gift card:

  1. Sign up for Ebates here with your email or Facebook account.
  2. Make your first purchase through the site within 90 days, and spend at least $25.
  3. Your account will be credited with rewards points you cash in for your $10 gift card.

14. Get $5 to Invest With Stash

It’s no brilliant secret that investing can be a smart way to make money.Sometimes, though, it feels restricted to a few wealthy elite.But Stash is different. This app lets you start investing with as little as $5 and for just a $1 monthly fee for balances under $5,000.Stash curates investments from professional fund managers and investors and lets you choose where to put your money — but it leaves the complicated investment terms out of it.You just choose from a set of simple portfolios reflecting your beliefs, interests and goals.Bonus: Right now, The Penny Hoarder is teaming up with Stash to fund your first investment — so you’ll get a $5 bonus to get started!

15. Get Paid to Drop a Few Pounds

Bottom line: HealthyWage will literally pay you for losing weight.Not only are you getting more healthy, you’re also making some money. How’s that for motivation?Here’s how it works:

  1. Read our full HealthyWage review, and sign up.
  2. Define a goal weight and the amount of time you’ll give yourself to achieve it.
  3. Place a bet on yourself ranging from $20 to $500 a month.

Depending on how much you have to lose, how long you give yourself to do it and how much money you put on the table, you could win up to $10,000!

Wondering if it can really work? We talked to one woman, Teresa Suarez, who lost 68 pounds — and made over $2,400.

16. Drive With Uber and Lyft

Enjoy finding the best route around town? Why not try to get paid for it?As a driver partner with Uber, you are an independent contractor. You create your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want.If you want to give it a try here are a few things to keep in mind: You must be at least 21 years old, have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S. (three years if you are under 23 years old), have a valid U.S. driver’s license and pass a background check.Also, your car must be a four-door, seat at least four passengers (excluding the driver), be registered in-state and be covered by in-state insurance.Here’s a link to sign up to use the Uber app.Because it’s simple to switch between apps, many Uber partners also sign up to drive with Lyft.We talked to Paul Pruce, who’d been driving full-time with Lyft for over a year and earning $750 a week as a driver. Best of all, he does it on his own time. You can work days, nights or weekends — it’s up to you!To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check and own a car made in 2007 or later.Here’s a link to apply with Lyft.

17. Rent out Your Car

If you own a reliable vehicle, but leave it sitting in your driveway all the time, you could turn it into an income stream by renting it!Through Turo, you can rent your car to a community of approved drivers.Here’s how it works:

  1. To get started, list your car for rent here.
  2. Create a calendar to let travelers know when your car is available.
  3. You’ll get notified when someone requests your car. Just coordinate a meeting place, or deliver the car right to the traveler at the airport or other location.
  4. Get paid!

Turo will dynamically set your car’s rental price based on market value, location, time of year and other data. For a car with a market value of $10,000, Turo suggests you could earn about $1,800 a year renting it just five days a month.

You’ll earn 65% to 85% of the trip price, depending on the vehicle protection package you choose. If you provide your own commercial rental insurance, you’ll earn 90%.

Sign up here to get started.

18. Get Automatic Rewards… for Living Life

Pssstt… We’ve got a secret.There’s a new rewards platform on the market.Drop is a financial tech company that rewards you for your purchases.All you have to do is link your credit and debit cards to the app. When you make a Drop-qualified purchase, you’ll automatically earn points, whether you’re grocery shopping, hailing an Uber or ordering a pizza.The points will add up, and you can exchange them for gift cards to popular retailers like Amazon and Starbucks.It’s the ultimate loyalty card — without the card.You can sign up for Drop here.

19. Sell Your Extra CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, Video Games and Electronics

Have a bunch of movies or CDs collecting dust on a shelf? Decluttr will pay you for them!Decluttr buys your old CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games, plus hardware like cell phones, tablets, game consoles and iPods.We talked to one user, Gil Flores, who sold about 100 DVDs and 75 CDs and made $275 — an average of $1.57 each.Just download the app and start scanning the barcodes on your media to get immediate quotes. It’s completely free to use, you won’t pay listing or seller fees, payment is super fast and even shipping is free.
Plus, enter PENNY5 at checkout to get an extra $5 for your trade-in order!

20. Get Rewarded for Smart Financial Moves

This app kind of rules them all: MoneyLion is an all-in-one app for managing your personal finances.

Basically, it offers the financial services you’d typically get from three or four different banks or providers, and they’re all bundled into one place.

MoneyLion connects with all of your bank, credit card, student loan and other financial accounts. Based on your income and spending patterns, it offers personalized advice to help you save money, reduce your debt and improve your credit.

One of our favorite things about this app is the rewards feature.

Targeted at the financial middle class, MoneyLion offers rewards to help you develop healthy financial habits. The rewards program gives you points for taking actions like:

  • Connecting a bank account.
  • Signing up for credit monitoring.
  • Paying your bills on time.
  • Keeping your credit utilization low.

The points can be redeemed for gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Apple and Walmart. It’s like giving American Express-style rewards to middle-class customers who may not have a points-earning credit card.

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10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 1

10 Ways to Make Extra Money – Part 1

1. Play a Free Virtual Lottery

There’s something so satisfying about those gas station scratch-off tickets, but it’s better to avoid them because, well, that’s not Penny Hoarding.Instead, try using a free app called LucktasticEach day, it releases a new assortment of digital scratch-off tickets. Lucktastic says instant wins range from $1 to $10,000. You can also earn tokens, enter contests and play games.The app is free to download — and play. Get scratchin’.

2. Take a Photo of Your Receipts

Ibotta is an easy-to-use cash-back app that’s partnered with more than 50 retailers, just about anywhere you’d do any kind of shopping.Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the app. Strawberries? Check. An ear of corn? Check. Add each cash-back opportunity to your list in the app.Then shop.When you get home, snap a photo of your receipt and scan the items’ barcodes.Bam. Cash back.Some cash-back opportunities we’ve seen include:

  • 25 cents back for any item
  • 25 cents back on strawberries
  • 50 cents back on frozen fruit snacks
  • $1 back on a box of tea
  • $5 back on a case of Shiner Bock beer

Notice a lot of those aren’t tied to a brand — just shop for the staples on your list, and earn cash back!

Ibotta is free to download. Plus, you’ll get a $10 sign-up bonus after uploading your first receipt.

3. Invest in Real Estate Around the Country for Just $500

Want to try real-estate investing without playing landlord? We found a company that helps you do just that.Oh, and you don’t have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars, either. You can get started with a minimum investment of just $500. A company called Fundrise does all the heavy lifting for you.Through the Fundrise Starter Portfolio, your money will be split into two portfolios that support private real estate around the United States.This isn’t an obscure investment, though. You can see exactly which properties are included in your portfolios — like a set of townhomes in Snoqualmie, Washington, or an apartment building in Charlotte, North Carolina.You can earn money through interest payments and property income (e.g. rent). You’ll get paid via quarterly distributions, plus extra periodic distributions if properties are sold.(But remember: Investments come with risk. While Fundrise has paid distributions every quarter since at least Q2 2016, your payment is never guaranteed.)You’ll pay a 0.85% annual asset management fee and a 0.15% annual investment advisory fee.Interested? Get started with Fundrise here.

4. Get Paid to Share What’s in Your Fridge

Believe it or not, this company wants to know what’s in your fridge…Once you sign up to be on the Nielsen Consumer Panel, the company will send you a free scanner, or you can use your smartphone. Every time you go shopping, you simply scan the barcodes on the back of each product and send your data off to NCP.As an active participant, you earn gift points which you can redeem for different types of merchandise. You can choose electronics, jewelry, household items, and even toys for the kids.The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points toward prizes. You also receive entries for the panel’s many sweepstakes. Prizes include vacations and brand new vehicles.

5. Sell Your Unwanted Stuff With This App

Are your closets and shelves packed to the brim with stuff you never use — or even look at?You can sell virtually anything on letgo. This intuitive app lets you snap a photo and upload your item in less than 30 seconds. It removes a lot of the hassle of selling things online and it’s 100% free to use.

6. Take a Walk Around Downtown

No extreme physical activity or pulled muscles required for this money-making trick. All you need to do is download the Shopkick app.Once you sign up, the app pays you in “kicks” for walking into certain stores (including Walmart, Target, TJMaxx and more). These can be redeemed for gift cards to a number of retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Sephora and Best Buy.It pays you even more “kicks” for photos of receipts that include qualifying items you purchased in-store with a connected credit or debit card. You can also earn kicks for online purchases. Bonus: You don’t have to do anything; your linked cards will automatically apply your kicks.We’ve got an ultimate guide to using Shopkick here.

7. Answer the Phone

Have you ever considered doing customer service from the comfort of your home? An increasing number of companies are hiring work-from-home customer service reps, instead of running call centers.These jobs can be full– or part-time and offer a variety of schedules, including daytime, evening and weekend shifts with a range of pay depending on the position and location.Search for work-from-home jobs in your area through ZipRecruiter.Your job is usually to answer customer questions over the phone or via online chat. You may find sales positions that include higher pay and performance incentives; or technical support positions, which are best if you’re tech-savvy and have an interest in helping people understand technology.You should enjoy helping people, though! You know how a bad customer service call can totally ruin your day? You don’t want to be the bad rep on the other end of that call.If you don’t like working with customers, keep an eye out for other work-from-home jobs through these work-from-home job sites.

8. Earn up to $350 Opening a New Bank Account

Visit this Chase Total Checking® page* to apply online, or enter your email address to get a unique coupon to take with you to open your account at any Chase branch.This coupon expires on April 16, 2018, so you’ll need to complete the application at a brick-and-mortar location before then.

  • Get a $200 bonus when you open a new Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit.
  • Get a $150 bonus when you open a new Chase Savings(SM) account, deposit a total of $10,000 or more in new money within 10 days, and maintain a $10,000 balance for 90 days. You’re not required to open the savings account to earn the $200 Chase checking bonus.

* Fine print from Chase:

Checking offer is not available to existing Chase checking customers, those with fiduciary accounts, or those whose accounts have been closed within 90 days or closed with a negative balance. To receive the $200 checking bonus: 1) Open a new Chase Total Checking account, which is subject to approval; 2) Deposit $25 or more at account opening; AND 3) Have your direct deposit made to this account within 60 days of account opening.  Your direct deposit needs to be an electronic deposit of your paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government. After you have completed all the above requirements, we’ll deposit the bonus in your new account within 10 business days. You can only receive one new checking account-related bonus per calendar year. Bonus is considered interest and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT.

Account Closing: If your checking account is closed within six months after opening, we will deduct the bonus amount at closing.

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9. Rent Your Spare Bedroom (or Backyard) out This Weekend

Have a spare room? Might as well use Airbnb to make some money by renting it out.If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds — even thousands — of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.And there’s no reason you can’t be creative. We even found a guy who earns $1,380 a month renting out a backyard tent on Airbnb!A few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.Here are some tips:

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think: concerts, conventions and sporting events.
  • Be a good host, and stock your place with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.

10. Cash in on Internet Outages

Internet go out? Yeah, that’s annoying — especially if you work from home.

But you deserve a refund. No need to sit on hold with your provider, though. Use Trim, a little bot that’ll do the work for you.

All you have to do is sign up for free and upload a PDF of your recent bill. (Grab this from your online statement.) The process takes about two minutes, and Trim will get to work on your behalf.

If you’re eligible for any savings, you can guarantee Trim will get them for you! We’ve seen users on Twitter reporting earning $100 and $200 back. Nice!

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Left Over Onions are Poisonous?

Left Over Onions are Poisonous?

Please Read to the End

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu…
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill… I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.

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