Friday
Apr122013

33 Web Sites That Save You Money

Photo credit: All You

This is a must check-out! All You magazine shares the top 33 money-saving websites, see the list here.

Tuesday
Apr022013

10 Best Summer Jobs for Teens

Here are 10 great summer job ideas!

  1. Babysitter – Helping your teen connect with parents in the neighborhood or family members with small children can give them a line on babysitting jobs, which tend to be flexible in scheduling and very part-time.
  2. Server – By working as a server, your child will gain a new appreciation for how hard the wait staff at their favorite restaurant works.
  3. Busser or Dishwasher – If you have a less than gregarious teen on your hands, bussing tables or entry-level back-of-the-house positions like dishwashing may be ideal.
  4. Camp Counselor – Outdoorsy teens may balk at the idea of spending the nicest months of the year cooped up in a restaurant or shopping mall, but those who have an affinity for dealing with younger kids may thrive as a camp counselor.
  5. Tutor – Tutoring is also a great way for your teen to stay sharp over summer break, while other kids are losing the skills they learned last semester.
  6. Movie Theater Attendant – During the summer months, Hollywood releases a slew of films that are projected to be box-office hits. As a result, your local movie theater will almost certainly be hiring additional staff members to deal with the influx.
  7. Lifeguard – Athletic teens who are loath to give up their poolside time over summer vacation may actually be eager to work as a lifeguard, especially if they’re particularly proud of their swimming skills. Just be sure that your teen is certified in CPR and other life-saving skills to give him a bit of an advantage over other applicants for this highly desirable position.
  8. Pet Sitter – Summer is the season of the family vacation, and most resort locations frown on an entourage that includes Rover or FiFi. An enterprising teen can capitalize on the situation, offering her services as a dog walker and pet sitter. Most teenagers will only be able to break into the business by working for people they already know, but word of mouth advertising can actually be quite popular. Before you know it, your high-schooler may have a booming little business on her hands!
  9. Retail Work – Though the winter holidays tend to be the busiest time for retail outlets, there’s also a relatively steady rate of turnover that creates openings year-round in some stores. Encouraging your teenage gamer to look for work in a video game store, a fashionista to seek employment in a clothing store or a bookworm to apply at your local book store will allow them to work within an area of interest while still earning money and gaining life experience.
  10. Internships – Many teenagers don’t have a clear idea of what they’d like to do professionally when they reach adulthood, but others are set on a career path from a young age. Internships are generally unpaid, so your teen may be earning experience, rather than money for her time spent. Still, internships look great on college applications and will provide her with some real-life work experience within a field that interests her.

Article Source: 274moms.com

Thursday
Mar142013

Ebates: Free $10 Gift Card- Walmart, Target, More

 

Ebates is a great way to save online + earn cash back at your favorite online stores.

They are also offering cash back at Amazon!

If you haven't already, sign up for Ebates first and score a $10 gift card, free! Choose from Target, Barnes and Noble, Magazines.com and more. Sign up here.

Tuesday
Feb192013

Amazon Trade in Program: Earn Gift Cards

 

Here’s how Amazon’s Trade-In Program works:

1. Gather Up Extra DVDs, Books, Video Games, and/or Electronics

Go through your home and find any DVDs, Books, Video Games, or electronics you no longer need or use.

2. Search For the Product on the Amazon Trade-In Store

Do a search on the Amazon Trade In Store to see how much Amazon will pay you for a Trade In. If the price seems fair, click through to verify the condition, title, and price.

3. Print Your Shipping Label

Follow the steps to print the postage-paid shipping label. You can choose to go with free UPS shipping (you’ll need to drop your package off at the nearest UPS location) or shipping via the U.S. Postal Service (you can give your package to your mail carrier or drop it off at the nearest post office).

4. Ship Your Item

Ship out the item in a timely manner. Once it has been received by Amazon, they will check it to verify that it is eligible and in the condition you promised. Items considered to be not acceptable will be returned. Return shipping is free, but you will not receive any Amazon.com Gift Card amount for the returned items.

5. Once Your Item is Approved, Get Your Amazon Credit!

After your item has been received and approved by Amazon.com, they will issue your Amazon credit. You can use this credit to purchase anything on Amazon.com.

Source: Moneysavingmom.com

Saturday
Nov242012

5 Companies That Will Pay You To Answer Questions Online

1. Just Answer

This website hires experts in certain areas including law, home improvement, health, tech support and others. Check out the list of categories and see if you are an expert in one of these areas. Then, fill out an application, have your credentials verified, and start getting paid to answer questions.

Questions are not answered in real time but users post a question along with a price they are willing to pay for that answer. Questions may be priced from $5 to around $20. You only get 25% of the price being offered when you first start, but you can move up from there to 50%.

Once your answer is accepted, the money goes in to your account. The minimum payout threshold is $20 and they pay via Paypal.

2. Student of Fortune

This site is a combination of online tutoring and a question/answer site. Users post an academic or technical problem they need help with and how much they are willing to pay for that help. A preview of your tutorial will appear along with your price. When it is chosen, you get paid around 80% of what the user pays.

The downside is that you could write something, not be picked and not make any money. The upside is that once your tutorial us uploaded to the site, they keep it there and will show it for future questions. You have the ability to continue earning for a long time off of one tutorial.

3. ChaCha

ChaCha is a mobile texting service where users can text a question and ChaCha guides answer them (also via text message.) Guides are paid for every answer that is given. If you are 18 or over and eligible to work in the U.S. then you can apply to be a guide.

The pay is very minimal and has dropped significantly since they first started. Some might say it’s not worth the time, but if you are sitting on the couch watching TV and surfing the net, you could a little bit of money by answering a few questions now and then. Answers are given in real time so you have to attempt to find the answer as quickly as possible.

4. WebAnswers

This website is set up a little differently. Anyone can sign up and there is no application process — so you can sign up and start answering questions right away. You must answer 50 questions, however, before you become eligible to start earning anything. After that you are required to sign up for a Google Adsense account.

You can earn money several different ways. When your answer is chosen as the “Best Answer” you start earning advertising royalties on that question/answer thread. WebAnswers is also temporarily running a trial where it pays for you to ask questions as well. Your advertising is also displayed on other pages, not just on your questions and answers, and you earn on that as well.

5. KGB

KGB stands for “knowledge” — and it’s also the number you need to text message your questions to (KGBKGB = 542542). This service is very similar to ChaCha, and is also a two-way mobile texting service where users ask questions and agents provide the answers in real time. They pay $0.10  for each response that you answer and $0.05 for each response that you give where their database automatically populates the answer and you send it along.

You must pass a test to show your abilities to find an answer quickly online. Also, some of the content coming in through the text messages may be crude or inappropriate. Agents are not required to answer these questions but it is something to be aware of.

 

Source: Moneysavingmom.com

 

Monday
Oct012012

Work @ Home: Patch Is Looking for Writers, Reporters and More  

If you enjoy blogging, shooting videos, taking pictures, or reporting, you can find a job on Patch. You go to Patch.com and see if there’s a site for your town/state.

Patch follows the journalistic style of a regular newspaper, but it’s online-only and focused on news about the town it covers. You’ll be considered a freelancer and paid via PayPal.

They also offer the opportunity to start your own Patch site in your town. They’ll provide you with an iPhone and laptop if you became a Patch site editor, and you’ll then be considered an AOL Patch employee.




Thursday
Jul192012

EXPOTV.COM/TRYOLOGY: FREE PRODUCTS, GIFT CARDS, MORE

Are you interested in trying new products? ExpoTv.com is currently offering opportunities to try out Nutro Natural Choice or Ultra Dry Dog Food and Secret deodorant.

Here’s how ExpoTv.com works:

  • Share your unbiased opinion about products that you own.
  • Earn points for providing consumer insights in video, responding to consumer topics and taking surveys.
  • Redeem your points for gift cards and merchandise at the EXPO store.
  • EXPO offers ways for members to get more involved by doing product research or by referring friends to the site. Plus, you’ll be entered in to monthly drawings where you can win Amazon Gift Cards.
  • Get selected to try (& keep) products (sometimes before they hit stores) through the exclusive Expo program called Tryology. You are matched with products based on your interests and responses to surveys, then asked to share your honest opinion in video.

It's completely free to join, go here to sign up!



Thursday
Jul192012

Textbroker.com: Make Extra Money Writing

Want to make some extra money writing? Check out TextBroker.com. Sign up with your email address and a password and then you have to submit a short writing sample. They “grade” your writing (Levels 1-5), and your payment per word is determined by your writing level. As you submit more articles, your writing level can change based on what the editors think of your writing.

 

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