Archive : Odd Jobs
by Lisa Rowan - October 29, 2014
Starting a side hustle or taking on a second job can be an awesome way to earn more money, but it can also challenge both your energy level and your budget. Commuting to a second job or buying lunch because [...]
by Kyle Taylor - October 18, 2014
Participating in a game show is an easy and fun way to make extra money. Some game shows are tougher to get on than others, but by registering for all of them, you can significantly increase your chances [...]
by Susan Shain - October 17, 2014
For many years, I dreamed of living in a mountain town, skiing whenever I wanted and enjoying après-ski drinks with a gaggle of new friends.
I dreamed of being a ski bum.
So the summer after college graduation, [...]
by Nicole Dieker - October 13, 2014
Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? If your parents ever paid you to rake the leaves, you know that there’s green in those red and orange beauties. When the fall colors start to turn, it’s time [...]
by Steve Gillman - September 19, 2014
It’s a dangerous world out there for cats, what with cars, coyotes, and other kitty killers. That’s why indoor cats live up to three times as long as outdoor cats, and why my wife and I keep our [...]
by Kelly Gurnett - September 19, 2014
Debt collectors don’t want to call you any more than you want to call them.
Or at least, some of them don’t. Like Grayson Bell, who left his job as a debt collector for a major mortgage servicing company [...]
by Steve Gillman - September 17, 2014
Which underground animal can take the shape of a dollar sign? A worm!
And while there are those who make good money farming worms at home, there is another way to profit from these wigglers without breeding [...]
by Steve Gillman - September 15, 2014
A friend told me he charged homeowners $20 to paint house numbers on their curbs, and paid college students $10 per hour to do the painting. Some of his employees did 15 jobs each day. My first question, [...]
by Steve Gillman - September 4, 2014
Every part of him was painted silver, including his eyelids. A crowd gathered around him on a street corner in Baños, Ecuador. I dropped a coin in the slotted box at his feet and he jerked into motion, [...]
by Lauren Tharp - August 26, 2014
If you’ve always dreamed of writing professionally online –- or are already earning money as a freelance blogger –- then you’re going to love this. You can earn a nice chunk of change each month [...]
by Sarah Greesonbach - August 14, 2014
We all remember those classic kid fundraisers: fighting dehydration in the Walmart parking lot to sell countless boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, painting huge cardboard signs and dancing on the [...]
by Sarah Kuta - July 21, 2014
If you enjoy frothy stouts, hoppy IPAs and citrusy Hefeweizens, beer festivals are about the greatest thing on earth — except for the damage they do to your wallet.
Ticket prices can range from $75 [...]