As a military spouse you are faced with unique situations that may make it difficult to have a job with a set location or set daily hours. This does not mean that you cannot have interests of your own and contribute financially to the household.
These ideas are not intended to "get rich quick" but they are helpful ways to make extra money. Most importantly, they are all ideas that allow you to work from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you may be) and they allow you to make your own hours!
Freelance writing is a great opportunity for men or women that are married to service members. Put your learned skills and inside knowledge to work. You have probably learned how to do a number of things you never thought you would as a military spouse. There are several different approaches you can take to freelance writing.
You can take a relaxed approach and just do articles as you run across a need or request for them. You can partner with some sites and become a regular freelance writer Most online publication companies will pay between $5 and $15 per article once you’re accepted. You can also take a more serious approach and make freelance writing a profession.
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Freelance writing is a good way to help other people who have questions about the same things you have already been through. It works as a profession or a hobby.
This is a great option if you are trying to escape multi level marketing and guarantee a certain amount of income for a certain amount of work.
If you would like to really make a go of writing, consider further researching the steps and maximize your earning potential.
Some suggestions of books that can get you started and walk you through the process step by step can be found at amazon. com Or by clicking on the links below.
Just another money making tip: If you decide to purchase books on the subject you get most of your money back by selling your books on Cash4Books.
Get Paid to Answer Questions
ChaCha is a mobile question answering service which uses a technique known as the human search engine. ChaCha.com is a legitimate site that pays.
Browse the topics and you may find that you have the answer someone is looking for. You can make money by helping people with the answers to their questions.
If it’s something you don’t know, but you are great at researching things online you may also be great at this!
Another similar company you may have also heard about is About.com. It is owned by the New York Times Company. It is an online source for original information and advice. They are always looking for Freelancers who work online and set there own hours.
They have a list of topics that they are currently looking for people to write about and the pay is pretty good! You can learn more about becoming a guide here About.com.
This is a job where the amount of money you receive depends highly on the number of questions you answer.
This can actually be a lot of fun! By participating in the programs listed below, you get paid to create and post sponsored likes, tweets etc. On both sites you have the option to accept or reject advertisers. Although they have similarities, each has their own benefits.
Mylikes.com was founded by the former PM for Google Adwords. To me, that gave them a little bit of credibility. On the site, you write your own Sponsored Likes/tweets. Some great things about the program are:
They have great advertisers signed up
They have a low payout
You can post on Twitter or your Blog
They sometimes offer promotions where you can receive prizes such as an Apple Tablet or a Macbook Pro.
Click Here to Find out more about Mylikes.com
SponsoredTweets.com Much like Mylikes.com SponsoredTweets.com is an online marketplace that allows advertisers to to engage in sponsored conversations. Advertisers pay you for advertising on your twitter account. They will pick you based on your criteria and audience.
They don’t automatically post. You get to approve them. They have a good code of ethics in place and there are several different ways of making money on the site. You can be a tweeter and/or Advertisers will pay you.
Learn more about how you can also earn money by signing up your friends.
Get paid to shop
Sounds too good to be true? Really it’s not. You can earn cash back for shopping at great stores that you would be shopping at anyway.
How it typically works is the stores pay the sites below a sales commission for sending shoppers their way and they split it with you.
Each company has different stores enrolled as partners (stores they have agreements with) so, find the one that fits your needs. Do your research on the company because there are sometimes difference. For instance, some companies give a larger percentage payout while others may require a minimum before they will send you the money. Some also offer different benefits such as the option to combine different coupons so then you get a great deal and then cash back!
Products range from a variety of products including groceries, jewelry, health equipment and computers. At most of the sites listed below there are multiple ways to earn money. There is cash back on shopping and referral programs where you get paid for referring people and often off their purchases.
They offer cash back at 1,200 stores any time
There are no points to redeem
No forms to mail in
Get paid for referral! Even if they decide not to join, but shop, you still earn a commission!
Refer by Email
Share on Twitter
Share on Facebook
Get a $5.00 registration bonus!
Over 2000 cash-back stores such as Buy.com, Dell, eBay, QVC, Target and more.
Each purchase you make at a Mr. Rebates’ store will earn you up to 30% cash-back on every dollar you spend!
minimum payout required
1000+ partner stores.
Refer a friend to our site, you get 20% cash back every single time(Only for first full year) your friend makes a purchase.
Get your cash back through PayPal, have a check sent to you or donate your money to your favorite charity.
Get up to 35 percent Cash Back
Daily Deals featuring Extra Cash Back
Free shipping for selected orders
Exclusive double and triple Cash Back promotions
Grocery Coupons and Local Store Coupons
ShopAtHome.com’s WILD: A deeply discounted deal everyday from top merchants – up to 90% off retail prices.
Make money using GoDaddy.com
Godaddy.com is a web hosting company and also a domain seller. They offer low cost hosting and domains and provide excellent customer support.
A couple of the ways you can make money through them are by domain parking and reselling web hosting accounts. To further learn about each process read below:
Domains The first way to make money through godaddy is selling your domains. They have a marketplace where webmasters can purchase and sell and resell their domains and entire websites. If your niche is profitable you can make up to several thousand dollars for each sale.
Domain Parking Another way to make money is through domain parking. You can buy domains that are very similar to popular domains like for instance gogle.com or yaho.com, put advertisements on those domains and earn money.
Reselling Accounts Godaddy has reseller and super reseller programs. Through these programs you can earn money by selling domains and web hosting provided by godaddy and you can also make money by selling reseller accounts (this means that you sell accounts to people who are going to re-sell the products as well). The reseller program has more than 50 different products that you can sell.
How does Godaddy Affiliate Program work
1. Create banners and text links for your blog, social media sites using Godaddy Affiliate Manager. Orders generated from your ad banners and links are tracked and added to your account. Orders are eligible for commissions only after 60 days. Here a point to note is that if purchases are refunded within 60 days of sales transaction are not eligible for commission.
2. If a visitor to your site clicks through your affiliate link but does not purchase anything but within 45 days on revisit if makes a purchase will get commissions to the affiliate.
3. Commissions are paid on the first business day after the 25th of every month via Paypal, Direct Deposit, and Good as Gold. Check payments are done after $100 commissions and there is a $25 processing fee charge for every paper check. I feel paypal is the best way to get payments. So sign up an account with paypal today.
Signing up for Godaddy Affiliate Account
1. Signup or Sign in to Godaddy account. At the bottom of the left sidebar exits My Affiliate Account Box. Press the “Get Started” button to join Godaddy Affiliate Account.
2. Once your Godaddy Affiliate Account is approved, you can start adding promotional banners and links to your site and earn commissions on Godaddy qualifying sales you refer.
3. Discounts and percentage of commissions offered by Godaddy changes regularly. So, look for Godaddy discounts and offers and add ad codes to your sites accordingly. Stay up-to-date on your earnings with customizable reports.
If you are experienced with some of these processes and are a member of Commission Junction, you can redirect your godaddy affiliate program to CJ.
Get Paid to Advertise – Pay per Click
There are a lot of Advertisers who will pay to put links, banners, and other kind of ads on your web site. Sometimes you earn money when people click on the ad while others you earn money when people referred by you buy products. You can do very well if you have a lot of viewers and have related advertisements on your site. It really benefits all parties involved. Some companies will give credibility to your site.. you send them customers… and your viewers are set up products or services they need. Oh yeah.. and you get paid.
LinkWorth.com This company helps you get sponsorships. They pay you for letting advertisers display ads, banners, write sponsored posts text links and more.
We Use Coupons.com They will pay you a sign up bonus and if you place a banner or ad on your blog or web page you get paid when someone clicks on it. It’ s a pay per click program. It is also a great place to find great coupon offers.
Sell your books or refer a friend to Cash4Books.
Cash4books is an online used book buying service. You can sell your books in just three easy steps! Enter your books to sell, Ship them for FREE and get PAID! If you have books around your home which you no longer need or want, you should definitely see how much they are worth on Cash4Books.
There are several sites that do the same thing as Cash4Books. Read below to learn about some unique features they have!
They have a “price matching” offer, so if you are offered more for the book elsewhere – they will match the price. It’s more convenient to send all of your books to the same place.
Cash4Books pays for shipping. This keeps booksellers from having to absorb the cost.
Cash4Books has a great affiliate program. They will pay you $5 for each person that you refer to their website. Of all of the ways that I list to make money online.
Some people go to local garage sales or discount stores and buy books for 25 or 50 cents and reselling them on Cash4Books. If you decide to do that keep in mind that Cash4Books only accepts books with an actual ISBN number. Simply go out next weekend with a little cash and buy a ton of books at your local garage sales. Now all you have to do is turn around and sell these books online with Cash4Books! What a great way to sell your books online!
Some sites will try and make you pay to take surveys. Try to avoid these. There are plenty of sites that will pay you for your time and don’t have a sign up fee.
The catch to survey taking is sometimes you don’t "qualify" to earn the entire amount offered. They will still typically give you an partial amount for the time you spend answering questions. The amount of time you spend on each survey depends it you qualify for the entire survey.
help shape what companies do in the future by giving them your opinion on their products and services
(in addition to getting paid).
Just by joining lightspeed you are entered into a sweepstakes.
Global Test Market
Rating Television and Radio Stations.
Yes it’s true! Companies will actually pay you to watch television or listen to the radio. Participate in Market research There are various sites that pay you to keep record or carry a meter with you. Arbitron is one example. They mail you cash!
Start your own web site or Blog!
You can make money from starting a website. It’s easier than you think!
If you already have a blog or website you are already a step ahead. If not, don’t worry we can help with that too! You don’t have to be tech savvy. Some things you just put in place and they work on there own while other you have to maintain. Below are the steps you need to follow to not just put your plan in motion, but they will also help you get a plan to start!
Pick a topic
Pick a domain name
Register Your domain name
Decide on a file manager
Add your content
Get Traffic/ Visitors
Monetize your siteThis is how you get paid.
Selling a product or service – Pay Per Action
The main thing to remember to make money by selling a product or service is to choose the right product or service for your business. It is acceptable to You can sell a variety of products if they are all related to your central idea or theme. When the product is specific to you theme it will be more likely to sell which will make you money! What is interesting now is you can sell products from more than just a website. You can use your twitter, facebook, or blog to sell a product and get paid.
Publishers, affiliates or resellers, act as an independent party that promotes the products and/or services of an advertiser in exchange for a commission on leads or sales.
you will display an advertiser’s ads, text links, or product links on your Web site, in e-mail campaigns, or in search listings. You are paid a commission by the advertiser when a visitor takes a specific action such as generating a lead or making a purchase.
Leads are typically generated by asking a visitor to fill out a form or subscribe to a service.
The Commission structure can be confusing. Some questions you may want to answer before choosing a company to partner with include; Knowing how much you will earn, when you get paid, and how your leads and customers will be tracked and reported. Some places will require you earn a certain amount of money before you are paid on it.
Most commissions work structures work the same or at least in a similar way. First, you find a product to promote and you will get or create a customized link. Then you promote the product online and when a customer clicks on your link, goes to the vendor’s website, and purchases the product you earn credits or money.
Be creative. If you have a website or blog with a particular focus, find a product that fits your audience. Most product sellers will offer you a commission on selling these products. Some of the many categories that companies offer publishing and affiliate oportunites include:
Arts & Entertainment
Computers / Internet
Cooking, Food & Wine
E-business & E-marketing
Employment & Jobs
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Politics / Current Events
Software & Services
Spirituality, New Age & Alternative Beliefs