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Quickest Ways to Make Money Now

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We’ve all found ourselves longer for a bit of extra income at some time or another. When times are tough, we dream of finding a suitcase full of cash or discovering an old antique in our attic that’s worth a fortune! Fortunately there are quick solutions to make money now – with the internet being the answer to much of our money making needs. Read on for the quickest ways to make spare a few spare quid now:

Cash for… Everything!

Forget the antique in the attic, there’s a good chance you have plenty of sellable items around your house. Almost everything can be sold second-hand on auction sites like eBay or classified listings like Gumtree – both of which are very easy to use. Then there’s the ‘cash for’ sites which will pay you for your disused items without the need for sales listings and bargaining. You can sell clothes, DVDs, computers and old phones by signing up, sending in your items for assessment and waiting for payment!

One off projects

The web has made it really easy to help others remotely from the comfort of your sofa and with sites like PeoplePerHour and Freelancer.net you can browse one-off job listings and apply to complete the project at the rate of your choice. The sort of briefs that you can expect to see include: writing and design tasks, web development jobs and remote data collection.

Make money from your everyday spending

If you shop a lot online, you really should be making the most out of cash back services like Quidco. Sign up and you can receive cash back on many of the purchases you are already making! There’s no catch and you don’t need to do anything new. Cash back sites simply track your computer when purchasing from affiliate stores and reward you for your spending. It couldn’t be easier.

Advertising

If you have a presence online, whether a blog, website, or impressive social media following – there’s money to made from letting others advertise in front of your viewers. The type of advertising that you allow will be depend on your readership and what you plan to offer the advertiser. You could offer a monthly rate for a simple button or banner advert on your website, or provide regular promotion via your social networks and email contacts? Be imaginative and find out what potential advertisers would want. Once the adverts are in place, no further effort is required.

Rent out stuff

When you don’t have stuff to sell, use the lesser-known money making trick of renting items out instead! Sites like RentMyItem and RentNotBuy allow you to post listings for products you will hire out to locals. It could be anything from a formal frock to a ride-on lawn mower, anything expensive that others will benefit from borrowing rather than forking out for. Sites like this don’t provide protection if an item gets damaged… so think carefully before you lend. Asking for a deposit is highly recommended.

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Work from home opportunities

Originally published at Job Opportunities for the Stay-at-Home Mom.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom who would like to add to the family’s income, there are plenty of online jobs that could put anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars in your pocket each month. With the economy in its current state, a second income could add to your family’s feeling of security. You could make money in your spare time while you continue to stay at home with your children by using the internet.

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Many companies from retail stores to automotive insurance providers are hiring customer service representatives to work from home. These telecommuting positions would involve the stay-at-home mom receiving phone calls that are routed to their home and helping the customer on the end of the line. Sometimes, they’ll have a question about a product or service. At other times, they may need assistance navigating the company’s website.

Virtual assistants are in high demand. Many people can’t afford a full-time secretary, but could use someone to handle appointment setting and paperwork. A virtual assistant usually provides these types of services for several people on a part-time basis. Most communication is done through email with the rare phone call. Virtual assistants rarely meet their clients in person.

Freelance transcription services are also growing in popularity. Information is recorded and transferred to the transcriptionist’s computer through the internet. The transcriptionist listens to the recording and creates a written copy.

The beauty of these jobs is that most of them will allow you to set your own hours and work from the comfort of your home. While the kids are napping or off at school, you could be making a little pocket money for your family’s next vacation or to pay off that extra bill. Although the examples listed here are popular ways to make extra money at home, the possibilities are virtually endless.

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My first Google Adsense payment

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After 48 years er 4 years, I finally received my first payment from Google Adsense. I went to the nearest Western Union branch in our area upon receiving the MTCN or Money Transfer Control Number from Google. It took me only a few minutes to get the cash. I just filled out some documents, presented two IDs and the MTCN number to the WU staff and it’s done. I hope my next transaction (hopefully not another four years) will also be hassle-free like this one.