I know. It’s a tough choice. When our little Monkey’s are finally down for a nap or down for the night, it’s so easy to just relax with a good book or catch up on our TV shows. Or, we can spend a little time during our down times and make some extra money. Especially during this wild economy we’re in, Jane and I often choose the second option so we can bring in some extra money each month.
When we first started our little “money making method”, some months brought in an extra $300 while some months bring in an extra $2,000 (or more). As we found more and more places where we could use our method, we’ve been able to increase our income and make this little side income more steady. Not to mention some of the pay days have been higher than before because we have started to build up a positive reputation on some of the sites we use.
For example, one recent projects paid me $750.00 for something that took me two and a half hours to do. That’s $300 per hour! Jane and I would do that ALL DAY LONG if we could. And actually, the more we keep working on our little side projects and side business here, I don’t see why we couldn’t make that a reality. I know for an absolute fact that there are many people out there today who reach that level and more.
So how did I get paid $750.00 for 2.5 hours of work and how do we bring in hundreds, even an extra $2,000 some months? What exactly is this work? Is this something anyone can do? Can either a mom or dad do it? Can both do it, like we do? The answer is simply writing. Yes, writing!
As far as the company who paid me $750.00 to complete a writing project they gave me, the company is VERY well known around the world. They saw my writing on another site and contacted me directly and asked if I’d be interested in their project. I of course jumped on it. As far as other projects, we can make anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars for doing something we love doing anyway – pecking away on the keyboard.
The fact is, anyone who has the skills to type our sentences, share their thoughts, run a blog, etc. can make some extra money writing for others. And the more you do it, the more you get out there, and the more valuable you become. It’s a GREAT side business that can really fill up your PayPal account quickly.
It has taken Jane and I a good year or so to find all of the places that look for writers (that also pay well, pay on time, are reputable, etc.). We call our list of 45 or sites we go to our “money list” because any time we have some downtime or want to make some money to buy something we want, we sift through our “money list” and look for projects. This method is so cool, it’s very easy, and I wish we started doing this years ago! It’s a lot of fun and you can set a lot of fun goals together as a couple.
For example, let’s say you both want the new iphone 4s. Instead of using money from your job or savings, why not work together on some writing projects to raise the money for your new iphones? Want to go on a vacation? Why not save up the money you make on your writing projects to fund your entire vacation? There are so many opportunities.
Anyway, I wanted to throw this out there to see if other parents would be interested in learning how to do this and the 45 places we go to make some great money on the side every month. I know for a 100% FACT that if you spend just a couple of hours a day on this that you can make a great part-time (possibly full-time after some time) income working from home. I love this money making method because it costs a whopping $0.00 to start your business. If you have a computer and an internet connection, you have everything you need. It costs us $0.00 to find writing jobs each week on the sites we use.
So here’s what I’m thinking… I’m thinking about gathering all of my notes and Jane’s notes along with the 45 sites that we use and creating a little course or electronic book that will show you what we do to make some nice extra money, and how you can do it too. Once I have everything put together, we’d sell out little guide here. Not for a ton of money of course, but at least something to compensate us for a year or so of putting everything together. Hey, our time is worth something and this proven method to make money is worth something, right? :)
Also, with this being October, you would have November and December to do this on the side. And who knows, you may make enough to cover some or even all of your Christmas shopping this year! (NEVER make the mistake I made years ago (many times) and put Christmas presents on credit cards!)
If this is something that you’d be interested in, let us know. If a few people like this idea, then we’ll go ahead and get to work putting this together for you.
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