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FREE Motivational Materials

Found some awesome resources for all of you out there who are looking for some money-making motivation!

Firstly, Suze Orman is offering her personal finance online course for FREE right now. Suze Orman has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. She’s a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega best selling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the country — she’s hailed as America’s most recognized expert on personal finance. That all being said, I think I trust her to guide me in the world of personal finance and how to best manage our family’s money. FREE for a limited time, click here to sign up for her online courses. The gift code “TODAY” will already be activated when you click through the link. You’ll be taken to an online dashboard where you can view the lessons at your leisure.

The second awesome resource that was found is this free audiobook from SharkTank called “Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash”. I don’t know if you do, but I catch the show on ABC from time to time, and it is pretty addicting! This book is filled with practical advice and instructions from the Sharks themselves and is the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Be an entrepreneur and get out there!

Learning about Fiverr

I’ve been doing some research on Fiverr.com, and I think that this is such a good source of both making money and paying minimal money for services that it is definitely worth sharing with my readers!

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed (namesake!). The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. These services can go up to $500 and include things like writing, translation, graphic design, video editing, and programming [wikipedia]. Though these are the general services, if you dig around this site, you can find some truly absurd tasks. Things you didn’t know you needed and things you didn’t know  you could make money doing. It’s insane!

The service is completely free to join and free to list your services on with no hidden fees. Fiverr makes their money by keeping 20% of each transaction made. 80% profit isn’t half bad for tasks that (generally) take minimal effort anyways. Beyond this, Fiverr really allows you to be in control. As their site mentions, you have full control over your brand (profile, services, portfolio), your communication (secure platform to talk to potential clients or vendors), your payments (accepts credit cards, paypal, and even bitcoin), and your pricing (no negotiation, fixed at levels).

It sounds almost too good to be true, right? It’s not, if you use it right.

US News published a great article on how to best use Fiverr services for profit. They note that Mark Mason, a semi-retired publicist in Chicago, recommends that Fiverr newbies always start at $5, and then slowly build up as your reputation builds. It’s incredibly important that you have great recommendations and reviews – the more trust users have in you, the more trust other users will have in you.

A successful Fiverr wrote a tutorial describing his climb to Fiverr success. He says that it’s super important to create your gig image (something eye catching and something that stands out) as well as your gig description. Don’t copy anyone else’s, or you will get banned. You will need to use your own wit to woo customers your way. He also mentions that tagging/keywords are important as well as guaranteeing your service for 1 day turnaround. No one wants to wait.

Another successful Fiverr wrote a tutorial describing his top tips as well. His tips that caught my eye? Offer incentives for repeat orders, encouraging long lasting customers. Keep your response time low, always be available, and never offer services that take more than 24 hours to do – people want results quick – that’s why they user Fiverr! Lastly, share your gigs on social media! More eyes that see this – the better.

Are you inspired? I sure am. Seems like an awesome way to make easy money in spare time…what would your Fiverr service be?

What’s the Deal w/ Ebates?

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Ebates

I’ve been hearing more and more people trying to sell me on Ebates recently – today was my day to investigate what’s up with this site! Is it legitimate? Is it real? Frankly, it sounded just a liiiittle bit too good to be true in my opinion.

Here’s what I found:

  • Joining: Upon signing up for Ebates,  you get an immediate $10 Welcome Bonus or a $10 Walmart Gift Card – no gimmicks.
  • Once you join, you can search and find any store you’d normally shop at. The selection is incredible – I honestly couldn’t find a place I’d typically shop at NOT within their selection. Some of these even count for DOUBLE cash back stores. Here’s some that are particularly big names, but the selection is incredibly vast, so please take a look for yourself: Amazon, Macy’s, QVC, Nordstrom, Ebay, Gap….
  • Check Ebates for additional coupons before you start shopping to discount your purchases even more. If there’s nothing, don’t worry – just shop normally via their links.
  • Once you place an order on one of these sites, CashBack is added to your Ebates account

THAT’S REALLY IT. IT IS THAT EASY. We all online shop, so we might as well make some of our money back while we do so. I have 2 friends that have made $50+! Better catch up….I’m sold.