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These Websites Make it Surprisingly Easy to Rent Out Your Stuff

I used to rent out rooms in my house and an extra parking space in my driveway. But I never considered charging strangers to use my other possessions, like my canoe or hammock, until I discovered peer-to-peer [...]

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Dream of Selling Jam or Produce at a Farmers Market? Here’s Your Guide

Farmers markets have a way of cropping up (pun intended) when the weather’s nice. Seasonal crops can be found on tables both indoors and outdoors, depending on your region. They look, and taste, delicious. But [...]

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This Company Will Pay You to Share Your Internet History…

Raise your hand if you spend several hours of your day on the Internet. Come on now, don’t be ashamed. We all do it. Oh, and connecting with your cell phone counts too… That means we’re all guilty. But [...]

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Want to Get Paid to Drive Your Car? Throw a Moustache on the Front

You probably spend a fair amount of money on your car, between insurance, gas and maintenance. Why can’t it pay for some of its keep? In the past few months, we’ve shared details on using services [...]


5 Ridiculous (but effective) Ways to Save On Your Groceries

Listen, even if you’re not one of those crazy coupon ladies that you see on TLC, you should still be saving a lot more on your groceries than you already are. I’m not saying you need to hoard [...]

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This New Service Lets Your Car Make Money at the Airport While You Travel

Among the many ways to burn through money while traveling is the exorbitant cost of airport parking. But thanks to a new startup, you just might be able to dodge that annoying expense — and even [...]


Weird Business Idea #11: Make Money Renting Chickens

This post is part of our Weird Business Series. Check out the other installments to learn about more weird businesses you could start! You’d always test drive a car before buying it, right? And you’ve [...]

Temp Jobs

Temporary Jobs: How to Make Them Worth Your While

One day last year I stood in the hot Florida sun making minimum wage holding up a six-foot sign advertising an RV show. It was my first job after ten years of self-employment. After the wind tried to toss [...]

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Earn $70 a Week While Saving Lives: Why Selling Plasma is a Great College Gig

When I was in college, I had no idea about earning opportunities like being a content writer or playing textbook arbitrage. Instead, I spent three years in the dining hall cleaning meal trays and scrubbing [...]

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A Fun and Low-Cost Business: Selling at Flea Markets

Flea markets seem to be everywhere, especially in the summertime. But do the vendors actually make any money, or is it just a fun weekend hobby? A few years ago, my wife and I put the idea to the test [...]

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How to Sell Your Smartphone Photos for $5/Each

If you have an iPhone and a photographic eye, making money may have just gotten a lot easier. Oh yeah – you’ll also need access to marketable scenery. There’s a new app called Foap that [...]

Art Model Jobs

How to Use Your Naked Body to Earn Cash (Legally)

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being a model, or maybe you just need cash. Either way, posing as a model for artists and art students is an easy way to earn money. I briefly worked as an art model in [...]