Blogging Training with the Billionaire Blog Club (BBC)
You’re going to need help learning all of the blogging tools at your disposal, as well as learning how to please Google with good SEO, so you can rank in their searches, increase traffic, where and how to monetize, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I initially purchased several trainings, each covering one different aspect of blogging, and I spent quite a bit of money doing so. Then I learned about the Billionaire Blog Club, which covers all of the aspects of blogging in one large (and relatively inexpensive!) course. It is by far the best of all the blog trainings I used. The author, Paul Scrivens, operates something like 13 blogs and is making hundreds of thousands of dollars every month between all of his blogs. Who better to learn from than such a master? This training is definitely worth looking into!
My Favorite Easy Ways to Make and Save Money
You won’t get rich with any of these side hustles, but you can make extra spending money, or enough to pay some bills and put gas in your car. My favorite way to use these programs is to cash out with gift cards instead of cash, and give gift cards as Christmas gifts, rewards (bribes) for my kiddos, and dates for the hubs and me.
It helps to sign up for all of these because they don’t all have the same offers, and sometimes one won’t have an offer that another will. As a member of several, you’ll maximize your opportunities to earn and save. Plus, it’s hard to earn very much from and single program, but what if you earn $30-$40 a month from each?
Ibotta: Use the ibotta app to save money on groceries, clothing, travel, housewares and more. It really couldn’t be easier — just choose which items you want cash back for inside the app, then scan your receipt, and start saving! The best part about this app is that it’s not always brand specific, like most coupons are. So you’ll be able to scan “any brand of bread” for 50 cents off, etc. If you do coupon – you can STILL use Ibotta and get a rebate. Great app! It’s best to join both Ibotta and Ebates, because it doubles your chances of getting a rebate for an item you need.
Get a $10 bonus just for signing up with Ibotta through this link. You’ll see your first $10 bonus after your first purchase. Next time you go are running errands, open the app and tap the items you will be purchasing. Once you earn $20 or more, you can transfer the money to your bank account via PayPal or Venmo. It won’t take you long to get to $20 – I made $40 my first month!
Ebates: Hello! Free money just for shopping online! I made over $500 from Ebates just last year. All you do is join the Ebates website, click on the store you want, make your purchase as normal, and your cash rebate is deposited into your PayPal account. Sign up here to get a $10 bonus after you spend $25. If you join both Ibotta and Ebates, it doubles your chances of getting a rebate when you’re looking for a particular item. They usually have different rebates, so between them all your potential earning bases are covered!
Swagbucks: Earning couldn’t be easier! Swagbucks is the largest online rewards site that gives free gift cards to its members for their online activities, such as Taking Surveys, Shopping, Searching the Web, Watching Videos, and Playing Games.
I work online a lot, and love that I can cash out with a couple of gift cards for just doing what I would have done anyway. I bribe my kids with gift cards, or I use them as gifts.
Survey Junkie: When you first sign in, you’ll be asked for all of your demographic data, so they can send you the surveys that will best fit you. Then they’ll send daily emails with survey opportunities just for you. Or you can sign in and look for surveys. I frequently fill out surveys on my phone while waiting at my kids music lessons, and I can easily make about $35 a month here, just during those few minutes of waiting-room time. Once you’ve worked with them for awhile, they’ll also give you higher-paid opportunities to work in focus groups and such.
Pinecone Research: Pinecone Research is another company I use to complete surveys. It’s best to use several different survey companies in order to maximize your opportunities to earn. I like that they also occasionally send free products to review. Click here to sign up for Pinecone Research.
American Consumer Opinion: American Consumer Opinion is another survey company that I highly recommend. They also pay you for each survey you complete. Click here to sign up for American Consumer opinion.
Make Money Online From Home
VIPKids: I have four good friends who teach with VIPkids, an online teaching service that connects teachers and young students in China with a fully immersive English education. Teachers earn up to $22 per hour and work from home. You can sign up for enough hours to make this your full-time job, and my friends have! They love it!
The only drawback is that most of the hours are either really late at night or early in the morning, because you’re working on China time. Although, if you have kids, you might consider that a perk — you can work while they’re asleep!
You also have to have a decent internet connection. I looked into this very seriously about a year ago, but my internet connection (VOIP is all that’s available because we live in the boonies) is too slow.
To become a teacher, you need to have a bachelors degree or be a junior or senior in college. Course materials and lesson plans are provided for you. If you like teaching kids, this just might be the career you were looking for!