Let’s face it… nearly all of us could use a few extra bucks.
But, we’re not all experts with experience in the fields that allow us to make extra money.
And, not everyone has assets to sell, share, rent, or loan.
With the cost of education the highest it’s ever been, developing a skill through formal education not only takes time (usually at least a few years), but can also drain the bank account of excess funds.
Now, while we ARE a strong advocate of formal education, we’re also big fans of taking legit shortcuts (when available) to achieve a goal — especially when it comes to earning extra money in a field that we don’t desire to stay in.
Therefore, we’ve gone ahead and curated a list of freelance, project-oriented, contract-type work that allows you to earn a few extra bucks in exchange for a few minutes of your spare time.
If you find yourself in a position where all your ‘normal’ avenues of acquiring cash (and sources of credit) are tapped out, here’s a simple list of online money-making tools and services for generating quick cash that are only limited by your time and imagination.
Some of these opportunities require more effort that others; however, most projects can be completed in just a few hours.
(This is just a small selection of the dozens of ideas found in our Cash Miner report, which is included in every M4 Insider membership)
DogVacay is an online community where dog lovers can connect with one another to find and provide superior, safe, convenient, and affordable ways to care for their best friend(s).
You can also book other services like walking, training, day care, and grooming.
If you want to host other dogs (and, earn a potentially substantial income from home), you can submit information about your experience with animals and details about your home.
Each sitter has the flexibility of making their own schedule, so there will never be a conflict with the rest of life’s activities.
Average sitter rate: $30-$60 a night
All payments are made by check or through PayPal
Dogvacay.com only takes 15% of the amount you charge as a sitter
Know a dog owner who would love this service?
You can give them the gift of $10 off their first reservation just by telling them about it:
Vendor to assist: DogVacay
Do you consider yourself a creative person in the fields of graphic design, marketing, acting, writing, or otherwise?
Does the idea of joining a community of crowd-sourced creative types that receive rewards through collaborative contests for video, audio, and written work excite you?
If you answered yes, the below vendors are a selection of curated platforms for you to showcase your talent and potentially earn some significant cash-flow…
Tongal is a social media platform that supports crowdsourcing for creative projects of some of the biggest companies in the world.
Recent projects include commercials for Lego, Cascade (P&G), Ludens, Gillette, Ford, and more.
Tongal establishes creative contests through which participants are able to submit their creative content that is potentially selected by the hosting brand for future promotions, commercials, videos, and more.
The sign-up process is actually quite simple.
All that’s needed is your name, email, D.O.B., gender, and a password.
Once you complete the form, you’re a member of the community.
There is no approval process.
The Tongal creative platform is fairly cluttered in that there is a lot of information brought to you on each page.
However, the process of finding a project and submitting your idea / pitch is quite simple.
Open ideas, pitches, and videos are listed by category as well as the prize for the winning submission.
Winners are paid on the 1st of the month following both the selection and the required forms being filled out.
Vendor to assist: Tongal
Crowdfunding — which in a nutshell is the collective effort of networked-people to pool their money together to support efforts and causes — started to gain momentum around 2012.
And, it hasn’t been just a fad either.
People like helping people and with the advent of online platforms that allow you to set up self-served pages for your needs, it couldn’t be easier.
While there are a lot of aspects to this burgeoning fundraising niche, we’ll just give you two quick uses for these vendors:
1. You can throw your BUSINESSS idea or creative project online and get funded by hundreds and hundreds of people.
2. You can access the cash for personal use.
Example: We happen to know of an M4 Insider who successful raised $2,660 — from the collective funding of 59 people — in early January 2013 for his brother and his roommate due to their apartment building catching on fire (they both lost everything).
We provide you with a carefully researched and vetted list of websites and contact information for over 27 international traders, money managers and passive investment vehicles you’ll never hear about from your broker.
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