Showing posts with label Freelancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Freelancer. Show all posts

Thursday, January 30, 2014

5 Quick and Creative Ways to Make an Extra $50.00

Sometimes you're short on cash and just can't seem to get any extra hours at work. You might need it to pay off some bills, or buy a ticket to that concert where your favorite artist is playing. Money isn't free, though, but luckily there are several ways you can build side income in your spare time. Here are five of our favorite ways to make that extra $50.00. 

Carpentry and Woodworking:

Here's a creative way to rise above artistic competition: woodworking. While most artists try to sell their ideas through print mediums, woodworking is a relatively less common form of commercial art. While many artists are interested mainly in selling an aesthetic piece, wood workers can make their pieces functional as well. You could carve keyholders, banisters, nameplates- you name it and it's probably a possibility. Good wood workers can easily sell commissions, and with little more than a carving knife and a block of wood, you can create a piece worth 50 dollars or more. 

Earrings out of clay:

Online customers will pay tons of money for custom jewelry, even if it doesn't contain any precious metals. Clay earrings are especially popular items for artists to make because they're fast, long-lasting, and easy to create for people new to sculpting. With your imagination, you can make abstract pieces that incorporate other materials, or maybe pieces based off of characters you created in a webcomic. The cost of creating earrings is relatively low, and the biggest determinant of your earring's selling price is their craftsmanship. 

Freelance Writing:

Freelance writing is easier than ever thanks to the internet. There are many websites looking to put all the hours you spent in English class to good use. Some places pay weekly, while others trade less regular pay for higher rates. The best thing about freelance writing is it's flexibility; you can work from virtually anywhere, meaning location isn't a factor when you're trying to make some extra money. 

Pawn shops:

Do you have some items lying around your house you no longer need? Pawn shops are a great place to take them, whether it be finding a buyer for your electronics at pawn shops in Fort Lauderdale, or selling off that saxophone in Seattle. It's not just instruments and electronics pawnshops are looking for, though. Many buyers are also hoping for items made of precious metals. Artwork is also a common buy for resellers; don't be afraid to take those off-the-wall things into pawn brokers. The worst thing that can happen is brokers will turn you down. 

Tutor in specialty subjects:

Anyone can quickly find a tutor for Spanish or Algebra, but if you have in-depth knowledge about a specialty subject don't doubt the money you can make. Do you know a lot about 3D printing? Put your expertise to good use for people interested in staying on the cutting edge. While lots of students want to learn French and Spanish, subjects like Arabic and Korean tend to have fewer tutors. You can put away a pretty penny if you're a speaker of a less popular language, especially if it's your native tongue.

Feel like 50 dollars is a lot to make? Don't give up. While it may require a bit of self-promotion and persistence, you too can make money on the side. You're in a world more connected than ever; think about all the people in need of the creative, unique skills and products you have to offer.

Author Bio
Karleia is a freelance blogger residing in Utah. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Making Money Online is Possible - Learn How You can Do it

If your like me you are always looking for ways to make a little more money. Working on-line is a way and sometimes the only way most people have. It's a great way to to supplement your income and you can do it after hours or anytime you want. One way I am looking into is, writing articles.

Writing articles for people is a great way to earn income online, writing content for people is much easier than you may think it is. There are a few websites where people can join for free, and write content, and get paid per article they write. Using these kinds of websites is a great way make a few dollars and itch that writing bug. Below are two websites that you can try to write for.

The first website is, but this website only accepts writers who are American citizens. The second website accepts writers from other countries, as well as citizens of the USA, and that website is Textbroker pays its' authors a little bit more money. For average writers they pay between $4.50 and $6.50 per 400 word articles. For better writers and longer articles the pay is more.

If your schedule is quite hectic or you don't think this is worth the amount of time needed, this isn't for you. But if you need to supplement your income and don't have more profitable options you should give this a try. 

If you could write an article in 1 hour, at $5.00 per article, for 20 days a month, you could earn $100 per month. It's not chicken feed. Contrast that to selling something on Ebay, with all the work of listing, packing, shipping, and acquiring the item. Can you make $100 on Ebay per month?

I have joined both Zemandi and Textbroker. If your thinking that you may not be a good enough writer to join these site and have acceptable articles, don't believe it. Most people with average intelligence can write decent articles. Most of the blogs you and I read everyday are written by average people with average ability. You could be a great writer and don't even know it.

Click Here for a Guide to Being a Freelancer

If you are good at writing, and have excellent grammar skills then writing for the website Wisegeek could be for you. Wisegeek is a website that people go to when they need answers to questions. People who want to write for Wisegeek need to fill out an application to write for them, and if they are accepted, they can be paid between $10-$14 an article. Wisegeek requires a more proficient writer with some professional background. and are two more websites that are kind of like Textbroker and Zemandi. These two websites allows writers to choose articles and receive a flat rate for the articles that they submit. is a website that allows people to be citizen journalists. If accepted then they can submit news articles and make a few dollars.

This is something I am going to try. Check this out for yourself and let me know how it goes for you.

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