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How to Make Money Attending Movie Premieres

I know it sounds far-fetched, but I actually got paid $30 to attend one of the Harry Potter movie premieres. And it’s the 5th movie premiere I’ve been paid to attend. Let me explain… Theaters [...]

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How to Get Paid $50 to Write a Guest Post

There’s been plenty written on the web, including this blog, about websites like Associated Content and Demand Media. The problem with these sites is that they use a revenue sharing model which means [...]


How to Get Paid $62/Year to Ditch Google Search

Think about how many times a day you type something into a search engine… I probably make 50+ searches a day. “How do you spell ‘blank’? Where’s the closest ‘blank’? [...]

2014 Money

The 5 Best Ways to Make Extra Money in 2014

Welcome to 2014!! Like every year, the holidays did quite the number on both my bank account and waistline. Bah. I definitely can’t help you with the waistline (and it’s -4 today in Maine, [...]

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Weird Business Idea #2: “Learn From an 8 Year Old”

This Friday’s edition of “Weird Business Ideas” is an oldie, but a goodie. Thank you to Amber over at “Teen Money Making Ideas“ for reminding me of this very inspiring little [...]

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Weird Business Idea #1: “Hangover Helpers”

I’m so excited to introduce our new feature called, “Weird Business Ideas”. Every Friday we will be focusing on a different start-up company that has come up with a truly unique business [...]


How to Make $295/Year By Installing These 2 Apps

So this one is about as simple as it gets. Google & Media Insiders Panel are paying participants to install these 2 apps on their computers/smartphones/etc. and they’ll pay you for each month [...]

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10 Weird Ways to Make Christmas Cash

Happy Holidays Penny Hoarders! I’m busy getting our tree up and wrapping Christmas presents today, so I thought it would be fun to reach into the archives and share one of the very first articles [...]


The 9 Best Survey Sites to Make Extra Money

Over the last few years I’ve been gotten nearly a hundred emails asking me what I thought of survey sites and why I’ve never listed any survey sites on The Penny Hoarder. Well, the truth is…. [...]


How to Make Money Venting Your Frustrations

I’ll admit it. I lost my temper last week. It’s a pretty rare occurrence, but the experience left me with a new way to turn my lemons into, well….cash. My story begins last month when [...]


Start a Tutoring Business THIS Weekend (& How to Find Paying Clients)

This is a guest post by Bill Hazelton Education is one of the world’s leading industries and by the year 2017 the private tutoring market alone is expected to top $100 billion. Parents are worried about [...]

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Weird Business #6: Make Money Cricket Farming

The poor economy definitely forces people to get creative, but when I heard about cricket farming on the news a few weeks ago, I almost spit out my coffee from laughing so hard. I’ve made it habit over [...]