Last step: Start finding clients. With your offering in place it’s time to find potential clients. Sure you could randomly print business cards or set up a blog. But before doing ANY of that you need to make sure you have something people want.
When high school students take the SATs, professionals take certification exams and non-native speakers take language proficiency exams, a test proctor typically gets paid (though the amount depends on the test and time required) to hand out exam books and monitor the room for cheating. Since testing typically happens outside of the work day at testing centers such as schools, test proctoring is one way that people with a 9-to-5 job can earn extra cash on the weekends. Scholarly types might also consider tutoring to earn you have a lot to sell, it can take quite a bit of time to get everything listed. You might be better off with a garage sale if you want to sell things quickly. But if you don’t mind shipping every item and going to the post office to drop off packages, you’ll likely make more money.
Aluminum. Collecting aluminum and selling it to the recycling outlets rather than just letting the city recycling truck take it. We made $107.00 in one day taking all of the aluminum cans we’d collected and saved up.
We’ve shown thousands of people how to make money from home with many articles on this site. But by far the quickest way for you to make extra money is to get free money without having to do any work.
Use a calendar for every trial offer you sign up for, so you can cancel the trial before the free period ends and they charge you. That’s assuming you actually don’t want to keep using the product or service.
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. There are all kinds of websites that will pay you for various things, such as shopping, taking surveys or testing products. No, I’m not getting paid to promote any of these and no, these websites won’t make you a millionaire, but they are great for earning some extra cash. I’ll leave out the scams.
Actually recently while hanging out with our friends talks about money has become a regular thing. Our blog has opened the door to discussion on budgeting, retirement, investments, etc. It’s been great to have our friends trust us and open up about their money situation and ask for advice to improve.
There are still many jobs available for teens in the traditional job market. Fast food restaurants, sit down restaurants, and retail stores are often hiring teens for summer and after-school evenings and weekend work.
A word of caution: Remember that where very little is required, very little is offered. These jobs don’t pay much, and they are not going to provide a reference for your resume. It may take working at several different of these online jobs to pull in the income you want. And as always, know the signs of a work-at-home scam as you sort through the opportunities.
401k: Be sure to take advantage of your employer’s 401k plan by putting at least enough money to collect the employer match into it. This basically means that for every dollar you contribute, your company will match that (pre-tax!). This ensures you’re taking full advantage of what is essentially free money from your employer. That match is POWERFUL and can double your money over the course of your working life: