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Eight Ideas to Make a Few Extra Bucks


A great way to help reduce your debt faster is to find extra income. Here are some ideas for making a few extra bucks (remember – every little bit counts!):

1.) Are you good with word processing and spreadsheets? Ask around local businesses and see if they could use some temporary help on an outsourced basis. Do a great job with one business and word can spread like wildfire.

2.) Are you artistic? Ask area businesses if they would like their storefront windows painted for the holidays.

3.) Are you a budding shutterbug? Ask area realtors if they need photos taken of houses for sale. It could be as easy as taking 3-4 shots per house and you could earn around $9.00/photo (depending on area).

4.) Are you good in the kitchen? Why not ask area restaurants to try some of your goodies and see if they would be willing to purchase some from you?

5.) Are you a pet lover? Offer pet-sitting services if you have the room and someone home during the day.

6.) Are you crafty? Make up some of your crafty items and sell them at area craft shows or flea markets.

7.) Are you organized? Offer organizational services to businesses and residences, which may include doing the organization yourself or merely consulting.

8.) Are you a neat & tidy? Offer cleaning services to businesses and residential areas. A great market to get into is to clean newly constructed homes.

9.) If you aren’t sure what your skills may be, you can try to find options for earning extra money on JobTonic or other similar websites.

There are many other ideas out there, just remember to think outside of the box and to keep your eyes open. When it comes to reducing your debt, even an extra $20/week turns into an extra $1040 a year 🙂

I am Blushing!!


In this huge world of the internet, I see that I have visitors to my blog and it is so great to have others reading my words. The comments have sometimes brought me to tears, cause, well…someone out there understands or someone else is finding my words useful. It is so flattering, and what can I say? Besides a heart-felt thank you.

Then I realize that others are linking to me within their blog. Maybe I am being over debt-emotional, but I can’t help it. In this world of hustle and bustle – someone took the time to read my blog and took the time to discuss my blog within their blog.

So who has been making my ears itch?

There’s the AOL Money and Finance Editor’s Blog, where my blog is listed in the article “Time to Act on ‘Save vs. Debt'”. I’m featured with other great personal finance bloggers and I am honored.

Then I discovered that Dawn from Frugal for Life expressed that she enjoyed my article on Keeping Motivated to Become Debt-Free. That meant so much to me that I went and submitted my post to Ezine Articles and it was just accepted to be published 🙂

My post on Keeping Motivated also struck a chord with a fellow personal finance blogger at Debt $ense. Check it out for some more tips on how to keep motivated.

To everyone, all I can say is thank you, and I’ll try not to get mushy on everyone too often. It’s just the more I blog – the more I see my goal as becoming a reality. And that’s pretty darn cool 🙂