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How can I make more money?

August 10th, 2008 at 08:04 pm

I feel like I've hit a wall with the $20 challenge. I do eBay, sell this and that online, etc.

I need some new ideas on ways to make more money. It doesn't have to be a million dollars at a time, just something to get the tiki fund padded!

How do you all make money for your $20 challenge.

I'm interested in new ideas for NEW income. I choose not to count money I save from coupons, etc. So if you have any ideas, I'm all ears...

14 Responses to “How can I make more money?”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Babysitting...tons of kids out there.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    But I dont $20 challenge...I will...once I start 2009.

  3. thriftorama Says:

    Babysitting is intriguing. But I do have my hands full with my own 4 month old!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    Tutoring...put an ad in craigslist...if you can write this blog you can tutor a middle schooler with their english homework.

  5. MariRDH Says:

    Surveys or Mystery Shopping?

    Since January I take the ones place and change from my paychecks and put it toward my goal. That has added up pretty nicely over the months.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    hmmm....there must be other ways- check the classifieds- there might be work from home jobs.

  7. compulsive debtor Says:

    Anything my booming business makes above and beyond my "budgeted amount" in our spending plan counts as extra money. I also do eBay and I sell my used books on Amazon. Surveys are OK, but the time it takes isn't worth the money.

  8. sillyoleme Says:

    I do surveys... some are really long for crappy pay, but I have done a few that are $20 or $7, which is worth 10 or 15 minutes to me. I like SurveySpot and OpinionOutpost, I've gotten the most checks from them, and they're pretty timely.

    Other than that, maybe you can find a once-or-twice a week child to babysit? BF's sister does that, and she has a 3 year old herself. It's a quick $30-$40 bucks, and most of the time they just watch TV or play games.

    Just some ideas!

  9. thriftorama Says:

    I think I'll do babysitting when my bean is 2 or more. I think that will be easier. I have tried surveys, but I don't like the spam emails and the money isn't enough for me to rationalize giving out my personal info.

    I do sell on ebay, etsy, and on Amazon.After shipping, it never seems to add up to much!

  10. monkeymama Says:

    credit card balance transfers. Big Grin I am sure a lot of people here don't do them, but I have made an easy $1500 over the last 18 months or so. No effort.

    The 0% BT bible: "http://www.mymoneyblog.com/best-pre-screened-no-fee-0-apr-balance-transfer-offers"

    Of course, now would not be the time to do them so much. I have a CD of about 6% that expires with my last BT and not sure I will do more right now with interest rates. But I would do again if I could get a decent interest rate.

    Also, credit card rewards, local focus groups (will earn $100 for 2 hours this week), and buying/selling video game systems and games on ebay/craigslist.

  11. my english castle Says:

    As the little bean gets older, you can sell some of the baby stuff. Did you get shower gifts you think you'll never use? Return or sell them as well?

    I also find that as I declutter junk, I can find one or two things to sell.
    But enjoy the time with the little one, and opportunities will arise.

  12. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    I don't add it to my $20 Challenge but I do have two booths in different antique malls. But, then again, I have a LOT of 'good stuff' that needs selling!

  13. Aleta Says:

    My first $20 challenge began when I went around the house and looked in all of my little cubby holes where I knew I had put change. I found money in clothes, in the sofas, and behind the sofas. I think deposited that money along with $250 that I borrowed from one of my escrowed funds and I was given $25 from that bank. (INGDirect). It is available from this website from Jeffrey for all of those who are interested. I was able to take out the $250 after twenty days but I continued adding in at least $20 per month and I was also making money from referrals (again from this website). I am now making over $6.00 a month in interest that I would have never made doing what I was doing by leaving money setting in drawers.

    I also put in found money from the street. I add in my coupon money.

  14. Broken Arrow Says:

    So I had this "great idea" right? Where I would trade stocks and make oodles of money.

    Yeah.

    Hasn't happened yet.

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