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Get Paid to Go to Weddings: Earn $300 per Ceremony as an Officiant

Are you looking for a side job that is rewarding, entertaining and pays a few hundred dollars per gig? If you aren’t shy around large groups, are organized and aren’t afraid to delve into a few state [...]

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You Thought Your Job Was Unusual? Try Working at a Poetry Brothel

Who says you can’t make money with poetry? Well, okay, I may have said so, but that was before I discovered poetry brothels. Who would have guessed that you can make money doing one-on-one poetry [...]

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This Legal Loophole Lets You Rent Out Your House (or Room) Without Paying Taxes

People pay big bucks to rent a house for a week or two in the right season or during events. Maybe you’ve considered using your own home (or vacation home) as a short-term rental, but you aren’t [...]

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Weird Business: Refurbish and Sell Used Pet Toys

This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! When she first started her business in 1997, Janet Huey repeatedly heard, “It [...]

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These Guys Will Give You $200 for Free…

Put this one in your Christmas savings account… The fine folks over at Nationwide bank are giving every reader of The Penny Hoarder a free $200 in cash if  you open a checking account with them [...]

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Hunting for Diamonds: Go Jewel Prospecting at These Parks and Mines

Earlier this year, David Anderson found a 6.19-carat white diamond in a field in Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. The gemstone is Anderson’s to keep or sell — just like more than [...]

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This Guy Made More Than $8,000 Selling Comic Books

When I decided it was time to ditch the 9-5 world to launch my data analytics business, I had a great partner, some savings, a marketable skill set and a wicked urge to leave the office-life behind. I [...]

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How I Made $77 During Last Night’s “Modern Family”….

Last night was a pretty typical night for our family. We ordered Thai food, ran the dog all over the house, and vegged out to the TV. It was awesome. But, since it was a repeat of one of my favorite shows [...]

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Like to Work Outside? Make Up to $28 an Hour Picking Apples

Climb the ladder, pick, pick, pick, and climb down again with 45 pounds hanging in front of you. Drop the apples in the wooden bin and get back up that ladder. It’s hard work, but you get to be outside [...]

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Parents: Tired of Paying Big Bucks for Toys? Sign Your Child Up to Test Them

The other day I was browsing in what was marketed as a “smart” toy store. I was curious about “smart toys,” toys that have their own electronic intelligence, so I went in to check it out. After [...]

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Handy With Tools? Here’s an In-Demand Business You Probably Never Considered

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 [...]

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Don’t Mind Getting a Little Grubby? Collect Worms for Cash!

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 [...]