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4 Good Reasons to Start a Side Hustle

4 Good Reasons to Start a Side Hustle

A lot of people these days have a job, or side hustle, they work in addition to their regular paying job. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if you know at least a couple of people who supplement their income with an extra job for all kinds of reasons. If you have been wondering whether or not you should start a side hustle of your own, here are 4 good reasons to start a side hustle. You Can Work on Your Own Time Do you love having someone else in control of your time? If you dream of escaping your regular job, or if you have a dictator for a boss, starting a side hustle can not only boost your income, but allow you to be in control of how much and when you work. Depending on what you choose to do, such as clean office buildings in the evenings or walk other people’s dogs, there could still be some time constraints. But, you are the one in control because you can always turn down a job if it doesn’t work for your schedule. Pay Off Debt When you are working towards a goal of paying off debt, ...

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7 Side Hustles You Can Do On Your Own Schedule

7 Side Hustles You Can Do On Your Own Schedule

When you need extra income, a side hustle you can do on your own schedule could be just what you need to keep your personal budget balanced. Of course, as the label “side hustle” implies, some side jobs require more dedication than others. In other words, if you don’t want to work hard, a side hustle probably isn’t for you. Side hustles require you to work extra hours on top of what you are already working in your regular job. However, the nice thing is that there are side hustles you can do on your own schedule. This will help fit them into your already busy life whenever it works best for you. Here are 7 examples of side hustles you can do on your own schedule. 1 Babysitting If you are good with children or have some of your own anyway, you could provide yourself with extra income and your kids with playmates. It can be hard for people to find childcare when they work in the evening hours or weekends, so if those are your available hours you may not find them hard to fill at all. Of course, you can always say no to babysitting gigs if ...

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Clearing Space And Gaining Money By Selling Unwanted Valuables

When you’re working all you can work and couponing all you care to coupon, you may still find yourself in need of some extra cash. It might be a car repair or an upcoming birthday, or maybe just the desire to go out for a nice meal. Whatever your situation, you may have a hard time finding a simple way to generate some extra funds. One of the easiest things to do in this situation is to sell things through a targeted marketing method that will put your goods in front of the eyes most likely to buy them. The need to tailor your marketing methods means you need to look at the broad categories of goods you can easily sell, and many of these fall into four big areas. Consumer Electronics Nowhere is the technology treadmill more evident than in consumer electronics like tablets and cell phones. The only thing slowing it is the limited options for selling old devices. And many of these gadgets can save you money, making the upgrade even more worthwhile. Because people are rolling into new phones more quickly, their older phones are still in very good condition and have lots of useful life left. ItsWorthMore.com is ...

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Making Money Thanks to the Fallen Pound

Today we have a guest post for those of you across the pond. Enjoy! For those of you who haven’t been watching the news recently, it has been just over a month since Britain voted to leave the EU, and whilst their market indexes may have hailed a recovery, the Pound Sterling has certainly not. Leading spread betting company IG and major news outlets from around the world have attributed this to a sense of high anxiety about the future of Britain, but regardless of the triggers behind it, it is a great opportunity for everyone else to generate some nice income on the side. A month ago, the dollar to pound exchange rate was around 1.49 and now it is languishing at 1.31, meaning for every $1000 exchanged – there is an additional £90 we gain! While some of you may have already spotted the potential here, we thought we’d offer a few of our own ideas to help you get started on benefitting from the fallen pound. Holidays While England’s currency may have lost some of its’ allure, its’ tourist attractions certainly haven’t. Combining their Summer sales with the cheaper exchange rate means that you can grab yourself ...

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How to Make “Mailbox Money”

ways to make mailbox money

We all know that making money is one of the keys to financial success. While there are tons of ways to earn income, I think my favorite way is through “mailbox money.” One of my favorite things about being an optometrist is learning oddball things from my patients, and this term came onto my radar a few weeks ago from one of my more colorful clients who had recently retired after selling his business. As he is only in his mid 50’s, I asked if he had another career on the horizon when he told me that he as pretty content to collect his mailbox money from various rental properties acquired over the years.  Sounds like a great plan if you ask me! Mailbox money is income that arrives either in your physical or virtual mailbox, in a somewhat fixed frequency with a minimum of management, basically the definition of passive income. Passive income is the holy grail for those of us seeking financial independence and/or early retirement. Since few have access to royalties or trust funds set up by someone else in our names, that means earning our own mailbox money. Luckily, there are several ways to cash in. ...

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