• How To Start A Web Design Business

    Starting a web design business is not as difficult as you might think, but it does require certain talents that cannot be overlooked. I’ll share exactly how I started my own website design business in 2015 without a portfolio and landed my first client (and many more!). Learn how to start a business, promote it, and grow your income from home! A little secret that many people don’t know when considering web designing is that

  • work station of a professional photo editor

    When my husband and I hired a photographer to take our wedding photos, I couldn’t wait to see the results. While we have always been a frugal couple, one thing I wasn’t willing to do was hire an amateur. What is it that makes a photographer so good? It’s not just the thousands of dollars they invest in photography equipment or the way they stage each photo—it’s the time they put into editing the photos

  • Did you know that you don’t need to start a blog in order to make money writing from home? I actually haven’t been blogging on my own for a very long time and I make money writing. For more than 3 1/2 years now I’ve worked from home as a freelance writer! The funny thing is that I used to hate writing. Back in high school and college, writing any type of paper or short

  • Small Office Design Ideas

    When I first started working from home, my couch was my home office for more than a year. For some people, this is perfect, but for others like me, we get too comfortable and distracted. After I realized that where I work affects my productivity, I set out to find the perfect desk and office necessities. I quickly turned an unused guest room into my home office and my productivity soared through the roof. Since

  • Online Transcription Jobs

    When I first started looking for work from home opportunities, transcription was popular. It seemed like a new fad that may or may not last. But as the internet grew in popularity by the day, so did transcribing. Transcription is the simple concept of listening to recorded audio and typing it into a text document. This task requires good listening and typing skills, which can be learned if you’re new to working online. There is

  • how to get quality backlinks

    “How to get quality backlinks” is a question that I hear in the blogging world almost daily. It’s no wonder that many are asking this question since backlinks are undoubtedly a major ranking factor when learning how to SEO. How do we get these quality backlinks that are seemingly so important? Well, if you haven’t heard this little speech yet then allow me to be the first to tell you; quality backlinks need to be earned. If

  • affiliate marketing examples

    Five successful bloggers share affiliate marketing examples that help them make money from their blogging website. Bloggers have proven themselves by showing that it is possible to make money from a blog by following the best affiliate marketing blog example. It’s true, however, that you don’t even have to have a blog to successfully make money writing from home. In fact, there are many ideas for home-based businesses and side hustles that can successfully generate

  • Home-Based Business Ideas

    If you’ve sifted through scams hoping to find ideas for a home-based business, I know how you feel. Perhaps you’d like to start a home business that allows you to focus on your children while still paying the bills. Five years ago I decided to ditch my 9 to 5 office job and work at home so that I could raise my newborn son. I had no idea that starting my own home-based business would

  • woman smiling holding smartphone

    Trying a new product can be risky. You’ll either love it or hate it. If you hate it the inconvenience of taking it back might deter you. Instead, that product might just end up collecting dust in a drawer or it’ll get thrown into the trash. Either of those options means you’ve lost out on money and time trying products that didn’t work out for you. Most of us are looking for ways to save

  • how to start a blog

    In the next few minutes, I will walk you through the 5 steps you need to take to start a blog on WordPress. Whether you’re aspiring to be a hobby blogger, a side cash blogger, or a quit your day job blogger, then you’ve come to the right place! Using my tutorial, you can have your blog set up and ready to go in less than a day. Here is the catch; do not get

  • Woman using a vending machine

    Have you ever wondered about how profitable vending machines are? These ubiquitous apparatuses that are conveniently placed in shopping centers, in strip malls and outside popular chain stores and locations, selling snacks and cold drinks to the public for just a few bucks. I often take advantage of them when I am forced to spend time in the lobby of a car repair shop or other waiting area. They allow customers to grab a quick

  • Ebates Review

    Using Rakuten is one of the easiest ways to make some extra money online. I am writing this Rakuten review because I’ve earned $103.53 in total in just a few weeks and have even received my first verified PayPal payment. From a quick online purchase at Walmart to a shopping spree for gifts at Christmas time, there are always ways to use Rakuten to make money online while you shop. What is Rakuten and How

  • woman creating content online

    Learning how to read is one of the essential skills we learn as children. Reading is how we recognize different types of published content. Each day, we take in the many ways a content creator tries to catch our attention. As a content creator, I am tasked with developing content in the form of blog posts, email marketing and social media postings. Becoming a content creator has been a passion of mine ever since the

  • blank laptop screen sitting on desk

    I’ve always wanted to sell something online that could potentially earn residual income. The idea of setting up and maintaining a physical storefront sounds complex, time-consuming, and expensive. That’s why I started learning about how to start a Shopify store. Have you wondered if you have what it takes to open an online store? To list your own products, add images and a customized logo, and create a checkout experience that’s seamless and user-friendly? This

  • person starting a creative small business from home

    I never pictured myself creating my own small business from home. It was always the traditional way; graduate college, get a good job, and happiness would follow. However, I found that sort of lifestyle wasn’t fulfilling. Truthfully, it took a while for me to figure it out. I knew I wanted to start my own business, but I wasn’t sure what kind of business. There were many ideas out there and while I entertained several

  • sell clothes online

    Are you looking to sell used clothing out of your own closet? Or would you like to turn a profit from buying and selling second hand clothes online? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this guide to sell clothes online is for you! I often sell used clothes online (or at least list items once) before donating them. I have no issues with donating second hand clothes, but I like to try

  • Flea Market Flipping

    Finding products you can buy cheap and sell high is a lucrative talent. Ebay is the perfect online selling forum to carry out this process commonly known as flea market flipping. There are countless unused items that you would have never expected to become collectibles. It may be worth searching what their worth is online! We’ve all seen the shows on TV where someone gets a high price for an item they thought was worthless.

  • calendar used for free pinterest schedule

    Pinterest can send a ton of traffic to websites like blogs and eCommerce stores. It’s an important business tool that online business owners shouldn’t ignore. Most entrepreneurs don’t have time to manually share pins to the platform throughout the day. If you’re like me, you have a million things on your schedule, and pinning blog posts to Pinterest is just one of them. That’s why I set out to find a free Pinterest scheduler to use

  • Open Pinterest Group Boards

    If you’re looking for Pinterest group boards to join, then you know by now how time-consuming this can be. My first few group boards took me days to join because of the tedious searching, requesting and waiting to get approved. Of course, we can’t just give up on joining group boards because Pinterest makes up for ~90% of many bloggers’ traffic. But there has to be another way to join hordes of group boards without

  • blank sheet of paper on a clipboard

    In 2013 my husband (then fiance) and I scrambled to save money fast for some upcoming bills. Our wedding, a down payment on our house, school loans, and my brand new car weighed on our shoulders. But guess what?! We did quickly save money and paid off all these things within our first year of marriage. The total debt we paid off in 2013 – 2014 was more than $30,000! It’s amazing what a little

  • person discount shopping online

    A few years ago, I would hover over the “buy now” button on an item I needed only to close my laptop and make yet another excuse for why I should wait. It all boiled down to the item’s price. I’m a saver, not a spender. And when I don’t see the “right price” for an item, it’s really hard to buy it whether I need it or not! That’s when I decided to research different ways

  • Writing a Blog Post

    When I first started blogging, I thought it was as simple as understanding SEO and implementing it. To be fair, I had plenty of experience in eCommerce SEO and could get people to visit product pages, click “buy now,” pay, and leave. But blogging turned out to be a much different process. It’s about building trust and engaging readers. Only then will they click on affiliate products or buy your products. I can’t tell you

  • woman working from home

    Immediate hire work from home jobs are popping up all over the internet in wake of recent social restrictions and regulations. Fortunately, I’ve worked from home for the past 5+ years and already know where to direct friends that need remote jobs. As a shy introvert back in 2015, there was nothing I wanted more than to stay at home to raise my kids. But I knew that my family needed two incomes to keep

  • Make money selling ebooks

    I created and sold my first eBook about two years after I started blogging. I had transitioned to blogging from the eCommerce world, and was excited to use my blog to share my knowledge and experience with new small business owners. While writing an eBook was a fairly simple process, I ended up learning that there was much more to learn along the way. First, I identified my chosen topic based on feedback from my

  • free Airbnb bedroom

    I’ve been on three free vacations with my family since getting married just over five years ago. And let me tell you, there’s nothing that helps me relax more while on vacation than knowing I’m not spending a penny. You might think I’m talking about single night stays here and there tacked onto a paid vacation, but that’s not what I’m referring to at all. My family and I have been on multiple week-long hotel

  • woman getting paid to complete offers on her smartphone

    Having a full time job helps with paying the bills and giving your family what it needs. However, have you considered what you could do with a little extra side money when you get paid to complete offers? Some companies that you are already purchasing from or have intentions of signing up with can give you just that. Remember those points you gained by signing up for that email list? Big companies- some smaller ones

  • woman reading - make money doing nothing

    If you’re curious about how to make money doing nothing, consider setting up passive income streams. This involves laying a foundation to help you work (or invest resources) now to make residual income later. So, you might do some work to get things set up but then you can sit back and enjoy the passive income stream you created for yourself. When I set out to become an entrepreneur years ago, I had one thing

  • Weekend Jobs for extra money

    It’s the weekend, hurray! But wait—you have no money and therefore no way to have much fun—boo. Perhaps you need a weekend job. So what should you do? How about make money on the weekend with these easy, high paying weekend jobs. You can choose a job online or near you, but ultimately, working on the weekend helps you earn more money, pass the time, and keeps you from spending money you don’t have. 10

  • woman turning business into e-commerce store

    Since you’re reading this, you’re presumably the proud owner of a small business, allowing me to infer two major probabilities about you: you’re keenly entrepreneurial, and you’re facing some tough operational challenges. What can you do to adapt during trying times? You can cut back on your spending, of course, and try to make your business model more economical. You can furlough or even fire some employees (though I certainly wouldn’t recommend that). You can

  • actionable e-commerce tips

    Perhaps you have an eCommerce store (or you’re thinking about starting one), but it’s not working out for you. What should you do? A) Ditch it. eCommerce isn’t for you. Or B) Keep at it. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Personally, if I’ve invested time and money into a business, I’m not going to let it go that quickly. I would squeeze every last drop out of it to make certain I’m not ditching something

  • pile of things to flip for cash

    You might be surprised how easy it is to find things to flip, or buy and sell for a profit. This used to be my go-to method to raise money every year around the holidays. I’d go around my house, room by room, collecting things that I didn’t want or need that I could flip and sell to make money. This earned me between $300 and $500 every holiday season. I’d sell my flipped items

  • free graphic design tools for beginners

    Graphic design is an important element of visual communication. It ensures that your message to the customer is clear and appealing. Whether it is a brochure, business card, website, your social media or any other place where graphic design is needed, images and other visual aid will be required. For that, you need a good designing tool that lets you use your creativeness without any restrictions. Most apps or tools require you to subscribe which

  • Woman participating in an online Respodent survey

    As a freelancer with a variable income, I needed to find some extra income opportunities. While researching respondent jobs, I stumbled upon the company Respondent.io. It seemed legit, so I signed up. Respondent.io is a market research company that actually pays its members $140+ per hour to participate in studies. And I can confirm that now because I’ve tried it! To help ease any unrest you may have about signing up with a new company,

  • Benefits of Working From Home

    I have been working from home for more than five years now and I have a lot to share with other mothers who are looking for opportunities and tips to do the same. As I share the benefits of working from home, I’ll also share my tips for working from home that could help you become successful. I will say this right up front; working from home is not for everyone. It takes self-discipline, commitment

  • funny ways to save money

    We all need some comic relief in these crazy times, so let’s talk about the weird and crazy ways to save money. I am almost positive that you have never even considered trying these funny ways to save money. In fact, I’m willing to bet my firstborn son that you haven’t (if I lose this bet, the joke’s on you LOL). All jokes aside, these really are some funny ways to save money that both

  • the legal aspect of a side hustle

    When I first started my home business, I didn’t know anything about the legal side of things. For all I was concerned, just make money, pay your taxes and you’ll be fine. Sadly, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are a few things to consider before diving into a side hustle. While I didn’t run into any legal issues myself, it’s still possible for anyone to be exposed to a potential lawsuit. It’s

  • temporary work from home jobs online

    A lot of people are now finding themselves searching for temporary jobs online. Whether you’ve been laid off, had your hours cut at work, or are just looking for some extra income, temporary jobs on the internet can fill your need. No matter how out of reach this goal might feel, there are legitimate jobs on the internet that you can take advantage of to earn money. If you’re interested in finding a home-based internet

  • Zoey e-commerce review

    During my web design days, I built some eCommerce websites on Zoey, the drag and drop platform that has become so much more since its debut in 2014. I want to share my experience on the platform as a website designer along with some valuable information on the company itself. This includes what Zoey is, how it’s different from other eCommerce platforms, and who/what type of business should consider a Zoey store online. The best

  • how to promote your business

    Starting a $50,000+/year business is simple, but promoting your business successfully can be a challenge. That’s why I’m sharing how to promote your business so that your revenue and income can grow exponentially. Whether your business is online, local or both, most of these methods listed will work for you. The first secret to promoting your business successfully is to choose one to three methods to start. If you try to promote your business using

  • gifts for working moms

    As a working parent, there have been countless times when I’ve wished for better organizational skills, a comfy yet tasteful sense of fashion, and more quality time to myself and my family. Sometimes, I wish I could whisk away the messes, the stresses, and the sheer idea of time with the swift flick of my wrist. Alas, real life doesn’t quite work that way. When shopping for an ideal gift for a working mom, we