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5 Smart Ways to Make Money Without Leaving Your Apartment Building

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 [...]

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Got Student Loans? Gradible Will Pay Them For You…

If you’ve been searching high and low for a way to reduce your student loan debt without living in a van, set down your keys and grab your computer. We have a solution for you. It’s called Gradible. Gradible [...]

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Enjoy Writing? These 7 Blogs Want to Pay You for Guest Posts

OK, so you’ve heard there are blogs that will pay you to guest post. Woop woop! Easy money. You don’t need to be an established writer to do this. As long as you have some knowledge of the topic and [...]

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Make Extra Money With Seasonal Jobs: 5 Places to Work During the Holidays

Though many people think of the holidays as a month-long money-suck, some savvy consumers view them through a different lens: as an opportunity to earn some quick cash. American retailers earn 20-40% of [...]

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A Side Business for Halloween Lovers: Create and Sell Monster Masks

This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! Halloween may come once a year for most of us; however, for mask makers, Halloween [...]

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A Side Hustle for Creatives: Sell Handmade Halloween Costumes

Are you one of those people who loves Halloween costumes? Do you like going to the fabric and craft stores and putting together a perfect medieval doublet, wizard cape or flapper dress? Have you ever sewn [...]

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Fake Alibis and Mobile Weddings: 10 Bizarre Businesses That Actually Exist

For a price, you can take a wild taxi ride, order bacon-flavored truffles, hire a professional liar or buy a surprise. They’re unique experiences and products — some of the most bizarre businesses [...]

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A Fun Work-From-Home Job: Write Letters to Members of Congress

You know how etiquette books say to never discuss politics at the dinner table? Well, if you love a good political discussion and need an outlet — or if you just want a way to earn money working [...]

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Like Being Big Spoon? This Woman Earns $60 an Hour Cuddling With Strangers

This post is part of our series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! A normal workday for Samantha Hess includes spooning, holding hands and snuggling [...]

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How to Get On a Gameshow (18 Shows Looking for Contestants)

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 [...]

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Get Paid to Ski and Snowboard: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Ski Bum

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, [...]

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Earn Money Gambling on the 2014 Midterm Elections — Legally

When you cast your vote each election, you never know for sure if your candidate will win or what she’ll do once in office. Voting is a gamble, right? But why wager just your hopes and time? Why [...]