making money

Weird Ways to Make Money


In need of a change of pace from your nine to five? Why not get a little creative when it comes to bringing home the bacon.

If your daily alarm fills you with dread maybe it's time to switch things up. To help avoid the daily grind while keeping a paycheck MSN Money has put together a list of the weirdest ways to make money.

For example a mystery shopper. As many companies look for ways to keep customers in stores and offline they are hiring people to evaluate customer service. Along with being paid to shop a number of companies also offer mileage reimbursement and a budget for snacks.  read more »

Digital Natives


The world is becoming more computer savvy and that could be good news for your wallet.

A digital native is a person that was born or raised during the digital age making them more familiar with computers at an early age. According to an economist from HSBC Bank with more people around the world gaining internet access the population of digital natives is growing.

He says this means the marketplace will change and the price of goods and services will begin to drop because of things such as comparison websites, improved supply chains, access to alternative products and new technology.  read more »

Get Rich Quick

piggy bank 2.jpg

Your pockets may be feeling a little bit lighter these days and whether you're one of the lucky employed or looking for your next paycheck there are other ways to bring home some bacon.

Career Builder has put together a list of ten creative ways people are boosting their income. One simple solution is selling your books. If you're a college student or still have some college textbooks you can sell them back to your school or through some websites. You probably won't get as much as you paid for them but it's a way to make some quick cash. And if you didn't hold on to your old school books raid your personal library. Anything you don't read anymore can be sold to used bookstores.  read more »

Turning a Profit

Millions of Americans are out of work. We’re in a recession and the government is busy bailing out big companies. So how can you turn all this bad news into a profit?

As a country America has been in even worse positions before and while it’s hard to predict when things will turn around there are actually some bright sides to consider. Investment analyst Ken Winans says with the fed pumping money into the economy and this new stimulus package in the works people might be able to find a little more money in their pockets. Winans says there is still profit in a recession.  read more »