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Make money with this mix of 25 traditional and innovative ideas

Make money with this mix of 25 traditional and innovative ideas

How do you fix your money problems for good?

This question is asked time and time again, and rightfully so. Times are tough and not getting any easier for most of us. People are losing their jobs, prices are going up on almost everything, all while the value of homes has decreased. People still have the same expenses they always have, but with increased cost. This makes getting back on track quite difficult.

Cyber begging is a great tool in which to achieve the desperately needed money. It can give you enough to catch up on bills, repair a vehicle, or help with your kids school clothes. When a donor comes along to assist, it can be a wonderful thing.

But, what if you’re still behind month after month?

Getting a donation at just the right time is a huge help, but if you’re behind every single month, this donation is only going to help out for a small period of time. Let’s face it, relying on other people every month is a drag. People are happier when they are able to make enough money to live comfortably. So why settle for less that that?

We suggest taking advantage of our service to help catch up, then get motivated and begin making more money. You’re probably asking yourself, “Why would Outrageous Requests want me to make more money?” and “doesn’t that lead to me not needing a listing on your site as long?” Our answer is yes, it absolutely will. We are in business to help you. We want you to become someone wealthy who can live the life you have always wanted. Outrageous Requests is simply here until you make that dream come true.

There is one thing that we do ask of you though. When you do become successful, and we know you will, please come back to Outrageous Requests and help other cyber beggars with their dreams. Pay it forward.

So what can I do to make more money?

That is the ultimate question isn’t it. Well we have a practical list of things you can do to bring in more money right away, while others are more long term and help to start financial independence. Let’s get started.

1. Sign up for Outrageous Requests

 

The most obvious way to get money now is to use our service right away. It’s super cheap, really works, and you can start immediately. Professionals recommend when you advertise a business, you do it for at least six months. Why? Customers do not all of a sudden start walking in your door. You have to brand yourself. Cyber begging is no different. You do not simply put your ad up and then cancel in a month if you do not get a donor. The most successful cyber beggars use the recommended six month timeframe at a minimum.  You can even delay having to pay us anything for six months with PayPal’s Bill Me Later service.

Sign up for an account now.

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2. Sell on eBay and/or Craigslist

This one is both easy and fun. If you have never sold anything on eBay before, there is a rush you get from having people bid on your things. Selling on eBay is super easy (hence it popularity). The only items required are an eBay account, a PayPal account, and something to sell.

Sell on eBay

Selling your own things is a great way to make a quick buck, but what if you do not have anything to sell? eBay stores are popular for a reason. They are fast to setup, easy to manage, and can be incredibly profitable. You can sell absolutely anything from collectibles to gag gifts to electronics. It may seem a little daunting at first, but there are countless books out there with step-by-step guides on how to pick a product, take pictures, set up the listings, advertise, etc.

Sell on Craigslist

Similar to eBay, selling on Craigslist is very easy and very profitable. Better yet, you can get paid cash for your wares. For those of you not familiar with Craigslist, it is a free and open website for classifieds. You simply type a short description about what you have to sell and people contact you about it. There is one disclaimer for this. As most of the transactions are done in person, make sure you only meet up in a public place to exchange merchandise. Never invite someone to come to your house or agree to go to theirs. Other than this, it can be extremely profitable. As with anything, there is a science to it. Feel free to figure it out on your own, but if you want a little help, use this.

3. Get paid to spend time online

There are many websites out there that pay you to simple BE online. One popular one is Swagbucks.com. You earn Bucks for searching the web, playing games, watching videos, or even answering polls and surveys.

Here are a few more:

Global Test Market

You take daily polls and surveys and get paid for your opinion. Free to sign up.

Opinion Outpost

Voice your opinion. Get points. Redeem points for instant cash via PayPal or other rewards. Free to sign up.

My Points

You can fill out surveys, play games, read e-mails, search the web, book travel, print coupons, or purchase  from companies you already shop at, through their website to earn money back. Free to sign up.

4. Donate Plasma

There are businesses all around the country willing to pay you a premium to sit in a chair for an hour while doing whatever you want. This is the beauty of donating your plasma. The way it works is simple. You go in and get a physical to make sure you are fit to donate (they use the plasma for important medicines so they have to be careful). Once approved, you go in up to twice a week. You sit in a comfy chair and they hook an IV up to one arm and withdraw plasma. If you are not finicky about needles, it is super easy and you barely feel a thing.

Usually they reward those that come more often by offering an incentive for coming back the second time each week. Others will also give a bonus for going so many times per month. Due to the simple nature of the process, there is no reason not to try it. Most areas pay around $50 week, some a bit more and some a bit less. Not too shabby for 2 hours worth of work. Check the phone book or search Google for local offices.

5.Fiverr

Fiverr is a website where people offer their services, or gigs as they call it. This could range from anything like drawing a portrait, singing you a song, providing you a consultation, or even writing papers. Each gig is at a fixed price of $5. One great thing about Fiverr is you don’t need any experience. You can go to their website, signup and start instantly.  You will need a PayPal account to get paid. You can create a free PayPal account.

When a buyer finds a gig he wants, he pays $5 in advance to the seller. The seller then must complete the gig within the time limit set. If he fails, he will not receive the money and recieve bad feedback, which will make getting future gigs difficult. If he provides the gig, he will receive the money, positive feedback, and will increase the likelihood of future gigs. For every gig performed, you will receive $4. Fiverr keeps $1 for letting you use the service. That means if you get 10 gigs a day, thats $40! You can have up to 20 gigs active at one time which means you could earn $320 a day if each of your gigs had 10 sales a day!

6. Mystery shopping

Mystery shopping is a tool used to gather specific information about products and services. Mystery shoppers perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product, asking questions, registering complaints or behaving in a certain way, and then provide detailed reports about their experiences.

There are a few pieces of equipment needed to be a mystery shopper. You will need transportation to get to your shops or restaurants. A digital camera or scanner is needed to upload proof of receipts so you can be reimbursed. You will also need a watch with a second hand to keep track of time. You may also want to consider getting certified. If you are certified you may increase your chances of getting more assignments. At http://www.mysteryshop.org you can learn about mystery shopping and become certified.

Be careful as many mystery shopping “opportunities” on the web are a scam. The first rule of mystery shopping is that you will NEVER have to pay money to get an assignment. There are websites like http://www.volition.com that list the real mystery shopping companies for free. Sign up with as many sites as possible to have better chances of getting assignments.

7. Money from hobbies

Do you already enjoy certain things that create physical goods? Do you like building birdhouses or make jewelry for fun? Why don’t you sell your products for a little extra cash? Here are a few items you may already be making:

Birdhouses

Candles

Growing flowers (selling arrangements or corsage)

Baking

Canning Food

Making Jewlery

Building Picture Frames

Pottery

8. Paper Route

Themoney you can make delivering newspapers varies greatly based on the size of the route, the area in which you deliver and a number of other factors. The website YourPaperRoute.com indicates the typical range for a single paper route can range from $100 to $1,500 per pay period. Keep in mind, 20 to 30 percent of your gross income will go towards income taxes.

Many paper routes are delivered early in the morning before regular work hours. Others are delivered after school hours in the early evening. Delivering one route often takes only one to two hours. Walking your route is most cost-effective. Paper deliverers typically pay for their own gas. Your car also accumulates wear and tear if you drive your route. You also usually wrap and prepare your own papers, which is included in your delivery rate.

9. Temp Job thru local temp agency or part time job

A Temp Agency specializes in finding work for people on a long term or short term basis. For example, some assignments are just for the day, filling in for a sick receptionist. Other assignments can last for months or even a year. To get started, make an appointment with the agency. On the day of the appointment, dress to impress, bring your resume, and prepare to talk about your experience. Be upfront and honest with any jobs you are unwilling to accept to respect their time, as well as when you are available to work. They will usually test your skills through computer programs also. Make sure to keep your phone on you. These jobs can come and go quickly so missing a phone call can mean missing a job opportunity.

10. Deliver phone books (during the season)

There are two things you need to earn money from delivering phone books: a vehicle (preferably an suv, van or truck), and auto insurance. You will need to find out when your phone company is going to be delivering phone books. You can do this by calling the phone company directly or keeping an eye out in the classifieds. Attend the orientation that is offered. This will explain what to do and how much you will be paid for delivering phone books. If you do not attend, you will not be able to complete the job.

Always keep yoursafety in mind. Dress appropriately for the weather. Try to sign up for an area of town that you are familiar with. Make the most of your time. Just like your mailman, deliver the phone books on one side of the street and then the next. This will save you time and energy.

11. Freelance work

Find what you are good at, and make money from it. You can freelance many things like writing, customer service, data entry, graphic design, etc. There are many sites online that let users post what they need completed, and you have the opportunity to bid on the job based upon what price you are willing to complete it for. Don’t expect to get rich quick, but many people are able to supplement or replace their income with freelance work. Freelancer.com is among the most popular.

12. Blog

If you want to know how to make money off a blog, you need to know how to do it properly. Your blog topic can be anything from gardening, to survival, to shopping, or parenting. Whatever you want to write about. Understand that it’s mostly about driving a high volume of visitors to your blog. But not only that, it’s also setting up ads and incentives properly to get people to buy or opt-in.

One of the ways you make money off a blog, is by adding Google AdSense ads to it. These are those text links that you see in a lot of popular sites. Each time someone clicks one of those links, the owner of that site gets paid by Google in their AdSense account. You can sign up for a free account and get your publisher ID. You then embed the code into your website to start making money.

Another way you can make money off a blog is by having sponsorships from companies. Unlike AdSense, users don’t have to click the ads for you to make money. The companies pay you a flat rate for a certain amount of time no matter what. Generally, these companies will only sponsor your blog if it’s getting a lot of hits per month.

Here is a great ebook that gives you some awesome information about starting a profitable blog:

Cash Blogging Tactics

13. Small Business (ebook about low start up business)

Small businesses are a great way to get out of the “rat race”. There is an unlimited number of business idea’s out there. The best ones are something you enjoy doing followed closely behind something you at least don’t mind doing. Even if it’s not your favorite thing, once you see the money coming in without having to work for someone else, it may just become your new favorite thing.

Here are a few ideas for business idea’s:

Plant maintenance

Dog Grooming, Sitting and Doggie Duty Cleanup

Clean Homes or businesses (janitorial)

Errand Running

Tutor or Teach a Language

Internet Research

“Go-Green” consultant

Gardening fresh produce for local restaurants (even more money if you go with animals)

Electronic setup and check-ups (tablets, phones, etc.)

Converting media types (vhs to dvd)

Genealogy

Baking

Jams and Jellies

Taylor

Photography

Handy-Man

Window Cleaning

More idea’s and additional support with the Business Startup & Operation Manual

14. Babysit

When taking on the responsibility of caring for others children, you want to make sure you are well prepared. Become certified in First Aid, CPR, and child care skills just in case something goes wrong. You don’t want to be liable if something happens and you aren’t prepared to act.

Advertising is key to obtaining babysitting jobs. Hang fliers around communities in which you are willing to babysit, make sure to include any certifications you have obtained. Post an ad on various websites like Craigslist. Remember to be safe when posting your information. Search for babysitting websites or other babysitting agencies and see if you can post your information with them. Sitter City is a great website to visit to advertise your babysitting services.Hand out business cards for your babysitting business to spread the word. Try checking out children’s books at the library and sticking a business card in the book before you return it. When parents check the book out for their child, they will find your card.

15. Rent out a room

If you’re a homeowner with extra space  and you don’t mind a roommate  in your space, renting a room in your house can be a great way to raise some cash. Renting a room can also help to cover the costs of home ownership. Sounds fantastic, right? Follow these tips to keep your roommate situation safe and not a bother.

Think about the kind of person with whom you’d like to share your home and write ads that reflect your lifestyle and requirements. If you dislike noise after 9 p.m., be clear about that. You should specify what percentage of the utilities the person will pay in addition to rent and how you plan to manage food sharing and preparation. Be very upfront, honest, and clear.

Never  rent a room without first doing a background check. Before you invite someone to live with you, be sure to order criminal, sex offender and credit checks. There are affordable and simple online services that are designed for landlords – some as low as $25 or $50. As a part of the application process, you can ask the tenant to pay a non-refundable credit check fee to cover the cost. This will deter some tenants with poor credit or a criminal history. Then schedule interviews.

It is never wise to rent a room without a lease. Though it seems easier, it can be difficult to remove a problematic tenant or to recoup rent costs if you do not have some legal documentation to support your arrangement. Make the effort upfront to protect yourself and your property.

16. Make Money on Facebook

Some businesses have their own product lines and they simply utilize Facebook to expose these products to their friends and their friends. Some people use Facebook to market other people’s products. The latter is the way that most individuals do it, from home earning six figure plus incomes, in a period of months.

The more Facebook friends you have, the more chances you have of making more money. What if you don’t have many Facebook friends? Fortunately you can start by searching and inviting others to be your friend. But, if you want to take it to the next level and automate the finding and adding friends process, there are some software that can do just that.

Take advantage of the ads. Using AdSense, chitika and other PPC advertising companies you can easily setup your ads and customize it to your liking. Make sure to set it somehow that it serves ads related to product and services that you know your Facebook audience is interested in. Affiliate marketing is another great way to increase your profit from Facebook. The options are really endless.

17. Public Speaking

Do you have a genuine message to share with the public? You are probably wondering, how can I make money from it? First, you must determine your target audience, and try soliciting your services as a public speaker to that group.  The trick is to turn your expertise, whatever it may be, into a fun, fresh and informative presentation to share with your audience.

While having an organization write you a check is ideal, one of the best ways to build your business is to waive your speaking fee. Not only is this a great way to build your confidence, it is also a significant way to build business. Word a mouth goes a long ways.

Because many organizations do not have the budget to pay public speakers, you can get creative and sell your books, CDs, T-shirts, videos and any other paraphernalia to audience members.

Another alternative, is If an organization doesn’t have the budget to hire you as a public speaker, you might try to find a local business that would be willing to sponsor you, covering your necessary speaking fee. This is a win-win situation, as it allows you the opportunity to share your message, as well as gives exposure to your sponsor’s business. The important thing to consider when looking for a sponsor is to find one that could benefit by being associated with your presentation.

18. Antiquing for profit

When times are tough, money can be hard to come by. Most people do not even realize that it’s right under your nose. Do you know much about Antiques? You don’t really have to, but it helps. Antiques must be at least 40 or more years old. Generally, anything at or after 1945 is considered a collectible.

Just let people know that you buy things. Even consider placing free online want ads. You can find antiques basically anywhere. Garage sales are an excellent source. Most items are in the 25 cents to $25.00 range! Craigslist and eBay are a couple of good sources. While selling online, surf for stuff to buy.

Go with what you like and see where it goes.It doesn’t always have to be old. Items that  look 100 years old but were made last week sell too. Be creative. Just try not to pay too much. Try to beware of fakes. If it seems like too good of a deal from a dealer or someone approaching you, beware! It’s also a good idea to keep records. You will need to pay in taxes.

You might end up having your own garage sales, flea market booths or even start your own store!!

If you buy low and sell high, keep buying more stuff and learn as you go, you will do well.

19. Delivering Pizzas

The “lowly” pizza delivery job seems like a crummy thing a first glance, until you realize the you can make close to $15 an hour by just jamming to your favorite music for hours. Or better yet, using your drive time to better yourself by listening to non-fiction audio books for other ways to make money.

20. Build your own website

With basic web design skills and the proper tools, you can build a site that can increase and eventually replace your overall income, all from the comfort of your own home. First, decide your topic and pick something you enjoy or have knowledge with. Profitable websites need to be based on a topic that people are interested in.  Have information update regularly to keep people interested and coming back.

21. Go back to school

While counter intuitive to making money at first, going back to school can be very rewarding and launch in you into what you really love, and make more money in the end. You  can usually obtain student loans to help you afford school and small living expenses.

22. Detasseling (Corn growing locations only – Seasonal)

Easy? It sure isn’t. However, detasseling is a way to make a bunch of money quick. The pay can be quite good and because you’re working a lot of hours per day for a couple weeks, it’s a great way to take advantage of the season. Check your local classifieds for more information on detasseling around you.

23. Donate your eggs (Females only o’course)

In the United States, approximately 2 percent of women of reproductive age are infertile, and receiving donated eggs fertilized in a lab by their partner’s sperm can offer as much as a 65 percent chance of pregnancy.

To see if you would make a good donor, click here to see the general criteria they look for.

There are several ways to find a clinic to which you’d like to donate an egg such as: print publications, doctors in your area, and specific agencies. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology offers listings. Just click on your state, enter your address, and it will match you up to your nearest clinic.

Make sure that the doctors at the clinic or agency you choose are board certified ob/gyn specialists or reproductive endocrinologists. Remember, this is your body we’re talking about. Ask questions, and make sure that you feel completely comfortable with the clinic. Before you sign anything, interview the doctor. Ask how many egg donation surgeries he has performed, what kinds of complications you could suffer from, and if he/she has any referral patients to whom you could speak. Any hesitancy on any of these points should be a hint that you should fry your eggs at another clinic.

The clinic you choose will require you to complete a questionnaire and complete physical examination, pelvic exam, STD test as well as blood test, psychological consultation, and provide full record of your own and family’s medical history. Once you pass all of the criteria, you will be asked to sign a Donor Agreement, the doctors will start to prepare your body to pump out super-strong eggs while looking for a match. Just keep in mind that matching your profile to a potential recipient’s can take up to a year.

When a program accepts you as a donor, you will be asked to sign a Donor Agreement. The specific details of the laws vary depending on what state you live in, but they all address the fact that in signing the donor agreement, you also agree to no parental claim or rights to the child born from the egg/s taken from your body (even if you want these rights), financial responsibility for procedure, as well as raising the couple belongs to the recipient couple, the recipient couple has legal and financial responsibility for the child, you are never required to give child support.

Many women donate their eggs because it’s a very nice thing to do: it doesn’t prevent you from having successful pregnancies of your own, and it can make all the difference in the world for a grateful infertile couple. But as you undoubtedly realize, there’s also money involved.

All medical fees (the injections, doctor visits, counseling and medical exams) are paid for by the recipients, but egg donors also receive payment for their participation in a donor cycle. The amount varies depending on where you live and how good a candidate you are, but compensation currently ranges between about $2,500 and $5,000 per cycle

24. Sell your hair

Buyers are looking for healthy, untreated hair that is 10 inches long or longer. If your hair has been dyed, bleached, permed or you are a smoker, you are not likely to find a buyer.

There are several websites that specialize in hair sales. Spend some time looking at each one to determine which will work best for you. A couple of sites we recommend are  OnlineHairAffair.com and Hairwork.com. You can try eBay and Craigslist as well.

To increase your chance of a sale, include several photos of your hair, along with a good description of its condition. Your listing should be used to talk up the health and desirability of your hair. A few things to mention:

  • The length of your hair

  • Details about the color and texture of your hair (Is it thick? Straight? Curly?)

  • Details about your hair care habits (How often do you wash your hair? Do you use styling products, A blow dryer? Irons?)

  • Details about your lifestyle (Do you smoke? Drink? Eat well?)

Look through other listings (both current and completed) to determine a fair market value for your hair. Be sure to compare your hair to similar listings, or you may not arrive at an accurate figure. Once you have found a buyer, cut and ship your hair according to the buyer’s specifications. For your protection, do not ship the hair until a full payment has been received, which we recommend using PayPal. Also consider purchasing delivery confirmation and insurance.

If you are cutting your long hair but do not want to sell it, you can always donate it to Locks of Love. This is a great charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer and other diseases. Since wigs are considered cosmetic, they are not covered by insurance and a lot of families cannot afford a wig made from human hair. The wigs Locks of Love gives really provide self esteem for affected children.

25. Clinical Trials

Clinical drug trials, are a process in which participants take an experimental medication to test its effects. During these trials some of the subjects get the actual drug while others receive a placebo. Researchers record the differences between the two groups, any side effects and success rates. Participating in a drug trial should be considered carefully before signing up.

Locate a drug trial that you want to participate in by contacting hospitals and medical research centers directly. Verify that you qualify for the trial by reading the list of eligibility criteria provided by the researchers. Some trials require that you have a certain disease while others require that you have no existing health problems. Other trials are based on gender, ethnicity or age. Read the drug trial guidelines carefully before you sign the informed consent paperwork. Make sure you can commit to taking the drugs as often as necessary and can attend all required on-site examinations.

All you have to do is take the required medication in the exact manner and dosage as instructed by the researchers. You write down any side effects, such as dizziness, rashes, sleepiness or any other symptoms you experience while on the drug. Clinical drug trials usually require a daily written journal so the researchers can effectively track all side effects. Report back to the researchers at required intervals until the end of the trial.

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