For those of you looking for something simple you can do to earn a little money on the side, you’ll want to check out InboxDollars. Back when
Jesse was in law school and we were barely making ends meet, getting
paid to read emails from InboxDollars was one thing I did to help add a little stream of
Like CashCrate, you won’t get rich from InboxDollars, but if you are willing to take five minutes every day to read emails from various companies, you can earn a small bit each day. Just set up a separate free email inbox and then sign up with InboxDollars. Every day or every other day, take five or ten minutes to look through the emails and slowly start seeing your earnings add up!
Speaking of income-earning ideas, my best advice for you moms looking for something you can do from home would be to set aside an hour every day (I recommend naptime or late at night/early in the morning, if you have young children.) to focus on learning, researching, and trying out different money-making things.
Pick one or two things to start out with that only require an investment of time, not money–things like CashCrate, InboxDollars, Cash4Books, eBay, or blogging. Research online, observe what’s working for others, talk to others moms, and try things out to see how they work for you.
Don’t expect that you’ll start seeing money pour in right away, but if you see a little trickle, be encouraged and keep at it. Once you’ve gotten a couple things figured out, feel comfortable with those, and are seeing a little bit of income coming in from them, try adding in a few new things.
Over time, you’ll find two or three or five small things that work well for you and you can drop what’s not working for you and stick with what is. However, my biggest piece of advice is to work towards having multiple streams of income. If you do five small things everyday that take you around 12 minutes each and earn you $5 each, that’s about an hour of your time and $25 dollars per day! In many cases, diversifying your income-earning possibilities can dramatically increase the return on your investment of time.
That said, don’t try to do everything at once unless you want to create a recipe for disaster! Start slowly and be careful not to bite off more than you can chew! And don’t give up if something doesn’t work for you; not everything will. But keep trying, keep learning, keep at it, and you will eventually start seeing results.