Using Thrifting to Save Money

Using thrifting to save money is not a thing of the past. Many different items can be found in a thrift store but in this case, we’re talking about clothing. You won’t end up looking like someone wearing discounted clothes either. Find out how I use thrifting to save money in this episode.

Shopping in a thrift store saves you money.

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Five Side Hustles for Working Woman 2020

A working mom and a side hustle.

Before I had kids, it was pretty easy for me to hustle as a working woman, specifically a working childless woman.  How can someone with a full-time job outside the home earn extra income? After having my twins I found five simple hustle ideas that work seamlessly with my career as a working woman and a mom. Now I can work without letting those daycare hours dictate when I have to stop with these five side hustles.

This list of five curated side hustles will give you some ideas on how to earn a little extra money, from the comforts of home. Not only can you make money, but you can make it relatively quickly. The money will be sent to you via PayPal within a week. I can put the ideas into your head, what you do with this (or how much money you generate) is up to you.  Before we begin, note that you will probably not make enough money to quit your job. However, you’ll make a few extra dollars to help with some bills or at the very least buy a happy hour cocktail (if your buying I’ll take a Cadillac Margarita please).

Usertesting 

If you have never heard of Usertesting, believe me, you are not the only one. Usertesting is probably the best web testing based website out there. If you want to get the particulars you can read my blog about Usertesting. I have made some extra money off of the website. It’s a great project for you to work on if you have a few hours alone. You will need a headset with a microphone. You will get several smaller surveys to see if you qualify for the larger survey. I’ve made a video about it so make sure you take a look. Usertesting can be unpredictable. But Usertesting is a website I’ve used on my own for about 18 months.

Intellizoom

Intellizoom is pretty similar to Usertesting but on a smaller scale. It is actually a little bit more user-friendly than Usertesting. However, the payout is smaller. Each survey will generate about two dollars. I have made money off of Intellizoom and I can vouch that you probably will too. Between Usertesting and Intellizoom, I think Usertesting has the potential for earning more money but Intellizoom has more surveys and web testing opportunities with a smaller payout.  

Instapanel

Out of all the websites listed Instapanel is my favorite. However, I would be doing you a disservice if I rated it as my favorite website to earn money on. Huh, What do you mean? I am going to get there, keep on reading!. Instapanel has a lovely setup, is super easy, and can even be a little on the fun side. Yet, Instapanel is like a needle in a haystack. It might not be there when you want it but it is always on time. Instapanel hardly ever needs participants. When I say hardly ever, you might get one invitation for a panel per season. However, when you do get that magic invite in your inbox, oh boy! Instapanel is an easy $20 and has super quick payment.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I feel to truly understand Amazon Mechanical Turk you need a Ph.D. in the study of the side hustle.  It is like someone wrote a dissertation on how to side hustle and they had to defend their dissertation with this complex website.   It looks kind of intimidating. When you enter their portal there are tons of jobs. It is up to you to pick a job that is conducive to your skills. I can see a lot of potential to earn some money on Amazon Mechanical Turk. However, unless it’s a super simple job like taking a survey, I tend to think you probably should have a little bit more time to dedicate to Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Final Thoughts

What have been your experiences? Make sure you try them out and leave a comment below! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you are keeping up with my podcast, Teacher Ces Podcast. I go into more depth about my thoughts and feelings on these websites, plus it is a lot of fun too.

A Dream Vision Board

As the year is coming to a slow end and 2020 is on the horizon, I have created a vision board that will be a dream for your future. Become a vision board professional. By becoming a vision board professional, you will create goals, plan, manifest, and have the goals come into fruition. What the heck is a vision board anyway?

What’s a visual board?

Let’s do this for the month of January 2020. I want you to be the best person that you can be! It might sound corny but what do you have to lose? You can turn your dream into a vision and your vision into a reality. I am linking a free copy of my vision board kit below:

Free Resource

Creating a Vision, free resource for January 2020

Leave your goals in the comments below so we can get 2020 started on the right note!

Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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7 Benefits of Creating a Membership Site on your Blog

Blogging sprung out of your passion. A great avenue where you can share your hobbies, knowledge or educate others. Thus, sharing different topics which interest you and your audience.

But how can you get money from this?

Blogs can generate revenue, most especially if it had been monetized the correct way. Affiliate marketing and ads are few of those.  Since a blog is a simple but effective way to draw the attention of your customers. It is very important to make this form of marketing to be as effective as possible.

Promoting your product and services through your blogs is the way to drive traffic to your site. Once you have established your website, that has consistent traffic and income. Building a membership site is a wise option to step up.

This will help you get a hold of your active readers which can become your customers. A community that you have created through your blogs will now turn to be your brand users.

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Membership Site

So the next question in mind: what’s a membership site?

A subscription service which offers products such as contents and goods or services. It requires a member to pay yearly or on a monthly basis.

In exchange for the payment, subscribers will get written, video or audio contents. For others, they offer goods like different merchandise their business offers. While some are offering services such as online courses.

Remember that these products or services are expected to fit the needs or interest of your niche. Sometimes, it can need you to be very knowledgeable about the topic. That people rely on you for consultations.

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Benefits of Creating a Membership Site

As we know, there are many ways to monetize a blog. Such as affiliate marketing, sponsorship, ads and promoting your very own product.

But, those income generating activities are difficult to forecast. Most especially when we talk about the revenue for the business. Hence, membership site gives you a better way to make money from your blogs.

#1: Recurring income on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis can be predicted.

#2: The information you have are useful in building your membership site. As well as it provides good interaction and varied formats.

#3: Turning your blogs into a great business platform, for real!

#4: Membership sites brings more income compared to ads.

#5: It helps to increase the value of your content.

#6: Better community building and engagement.

#7: Encourages you to create premium contents.

Wrap Up

A membership site is a better way to monetize your blogs. And it is a great business while doing your passion. Hence, it encourages you more to produce premium contents. For any product or service, you are offering.

Remember that the bottom line is you will always have to be as connected as possible to your audience. Giving them the topics they love to read will keep them as your follower and a paying subscriber.

Resources:

5 Reasons Every Blogger Should Start a Membership Site

How to Turn Your Blog into a Membership Site with WordPress

Membership Sites:6 Reasons Why You Should Turn Your Blogs into Membership Site To Make Money