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How to start a drop ship business?

n.gordon
Hello everyone! I am hoping to find out a legitimate way to start up a drop shipping company. I am completely green at this. It seems the advice I am looking for always ends up requiring an upfront fee (or other hidden costs). Can anyone point me in the right direction without a potential scam? Thanks! :)Read More...

Need advice on working from home

Southern Mimi
Hi everyone, I'm 47 and married to a wonderful man. I have several serious illnesses but my mind if fine. I have tried to work from home before, but it was either a bust. I can write just about anything, and I was an English teacher for 9 years. Does anyone have any legitimate places where I could write, edit, etc. for a fair amount? Thank you for your help.Read More...
Hello @Southern Mimi if you are good at writing then you should start writing for blogs, websites and other digital media companies you can find a lot of freelance jobs that you could do from your home you would get paid on hourly basis or project based look over for writing jobs on https://www.fiverr.com/share/P9aRp or you could also check out freelancer.com or upwork.com for hourly based work Thanks , Aimal Naseem http://www.fiverr.com/amigraphics https://www.fiverr.com/share/P9aRpRead More...
No cold calling. You save people money on bills they all ready pay. You also feed hungry children. If you would like more information I can send it to you by email.Read More...
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Work from home Southern_MiMi

DeAnna Talbot-Berlanga
You have a unique set of skills hun. and just because your at home doesn't mean you still can't teach. there is a very broad work at home space for Tutors. It makes good money, you a;ready have the skill set for it. so go for it, you occasionally need to Skype if that's ok.Read More...
Hello Corletta and everyone else who is replying to this post its really hard to manage incomes this time of the year and for a house wife such as your self you can make an opportunity by finding out what you are good at and start doing it if you can teach you can fing students here visit http://www.fiverr.com/s2/d4438bfdc1 and teach them through skype or any other platform or you should search for all the categories and find out what you love and are good at and start earning for your own i...Read More...
I'm a mother of 4 kids and it is hard for me and my husband to work so i'm a stay at home wife and it's still hard because he's the only one working. How can I make money from home.Read More...
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Working while on SSDI

Penny Hoarder finally ran an article on this subject! The link is: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/side-gigs/can-you-work-while-on-disability/?aff_sub2=homepage I plan on contacting the Ticket to Work program and the support network.Read More...
The Pennyhoarder has some good ideas here: https://www.thepennyhoarder.co.../?aff_sub2=community . I've personally used Amazon's Mechanical Turk and I like it, but it does take time to build up a balance with them.Read More...
I'm in the same boat. I've recently started doing surveys and such online. All I've managed to gain so far was enough Amazon gift cards to get a couple of months worth of laundry detergent and supplies, paper products, etc. It was about $70 worth and helped so much. I'm still learning if it is lucrative and will be following your post. There are alot of us out there. Great question for discussion!Read More...
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I am David Mwanke Baker living in Africa DR Congo. The only link I have with the rest of the world is but my internet connection. How can I take profit of this magic to make money online and improve my life?Read More...
You did find this web site which has some good ideas like this one. https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...p;utm_medium=display Perhaps research about Google Adsense. You basically create a web site with content and have ad banners from example Amazon. If someone clicks on the ad and buy something you get paid. Another way perhaps is find things for sell on Amazon for example and advertise yourself for a marked up price. If they buy you buy from where you found it and have it shipped to there...Read More...
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Extra Income

Hello Penny Hoarder Community, What are some of you guys and gals favorite ways to earn extra income? I've tried some passive income avenues such as inbox dollars, nielsen rewards, and Bing rewards. I'm trying to look into some alternatives to these that aren't necessarily passive but better ways to earn more. Please let me know what you all do!Read More...
If you've got digital marketing skills, you are in one of the hottest fields right now. Starting a business that supports that is a great way to go. Good luck!Read More...
I make a couple hundred extra dollars per month with Swagbucks, InstaGC, and Prolific Academic (survey site).Read More...
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Anyone have experience doing an Air B N B?

Wen Dee
I am considering doing an Air B n B next year. I have a 5 bedroom 2 bath mobile home, which is empty. I am planning to upgrade the mobile home and the 3 acres it sits on to make it into an Air B n B business. I am right near the highway/main interstate and 30-45 mins from Tampa or Orlando. Both WWE Wrestlemania and the Superbowl will be in my area and I'm thinking this would be a great opportunity to make some extra cash. Has anyone ever done an Air B -N-B? Tips/suggestions,...Read More...
I have not done it personally but it is something I will get into in the future when I have a place of my own. It can be a very lucrative business if done correctly and the area you are in gives you a lot of potential to earn money. I would suggest researching ways to market your property. If you can master the marketing, you can really win with AirBnB. Nowadays, there are people who have even built entire businesses by renting a property and then re-renting it on AirBnBRead More...
I live in another building on the property. Thanks for those suggestions, they are very helpful.Read More...
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What should I do?

I want to work from home. I currently manage a company doing payroll, state reporting, working with a multitude of people, contractors, suppliers, lawyers, bankers, accountants, creating brochures, newsletters, businesscards, at one time. I managed 3 companies for the same owner..I've done it all. My husband does project Estimating. We both work at the same place. It's just me, husband, and owner that work together. I work 2 days, commute 250 miles weekly, and the other days I work at my...Read More...
I agree with Dexter Money, LinkedIn is a great place to showcase your professional expertise and find lots of great opportunities.Read More...
Hi Pansey, So I work in the tech industry and it is known for having people work from home. It is so easy to do these days because of the web and all the telecom tools like Slack and GoToMeeting. If you want to work for a company from home I would encourage you to create a real nice profile on LinkedIn all about the experience and skills you have. Make networking connections with people there. And even write some blog posts on your page relevant to your field. You can also connect with...Read More...
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Social Security isn't meeting the bills so I need to find a job. Where are the good jobs for Seniors?Read More...
@Molly Moorhead I think it is absolutely awesome how The Penny Hoarder publishes so much valuable information to help in almost any financial situation!Read More...
There are so many jobs out there for seniors. Companies are always looking for part time workers. Do an online job search, one of the biggest that I recommend is Indeed. I also always encourage people to make a nice profile on LinkedIn. I would encourage you to make a list skills you have and then search for companies or businesses that match those skills. You can also filter by part-time jobs, seasonal or entry level. If you want to to stay in your areas being a receptionist or checkin...Read More...
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Wfh jobs

Diana Hynum
Any and all suggestions on all work from home jobs or gigs that are easy to obtain that atleast pay some or half of the bills?Read More...
If you have a medical background, I’ve seen several work-at-home jobs available at insurance companies.Read More...
The Penny Hoarder's WFH section would be the first place I would recommend visiting. They take quite a bit of time to find quality work from home jobs. If none of those work for you, have you considered starting a side hustle that would allow you to work from home? This could be anything from buying and reselling, affiliate marketing, writing, etc.Read More...
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Make Money Investing Online

AHMED.HAMDY
There are many great sites to help you start to make money investing online. Today, more than ever, many investors are turning to the internet to help them invest and achieve financial freedom. Unfortunately, online investing also comes with some potential pitfalls. Here are some tips to help you avoid the traps that many investors have fallen into when trying to make money by investing online. First of all, the number one thing you must realize is that, when investing online, it can be very...Read More...
There are so many great sites and apps these days to help you invest and earn a profit. Most investors are not professionals and do not want to spend the time and effort researching what is the asset to invest their money into. Robo advisors can be really good for passive investing. Acorns, Chime, Qoins, Qapital. These platforms invest your money for you in a defined portfolio. If people are retirement investing I encourage ETFs. These do charge fees, but can be traded like stocks and are...Read More...
The internet has definitely aided in making investing much simpler for the average person in our day and age! I like using robo-advisers because this takes the "active trading" temptation out of it because it allows the computer to make the best investment decisions. While this may not be the most profitable way to invest, it is definitely easy and it generally returns better than most bank accounts!Read More...
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ATM Money Machine

Anyone have experience with or heard anything about ATM Money Machine? Considering using them to buy an ATM to start a side business but can’t find many reviews.Read More...
This is my first time hearing about them but I would say they seem to be a solid business. As you said there are not many reviews so in this case I would definitely recommend taking the time to call them and ask specific questions. With the right location, you can make a lot of money off of ATM withdrawal fees.Read More...
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I have a little experience working at estate sales and I would like to find part time employment in the Orange County/ Long Beach areaRead More...
From my experience, when it comes to estate sales, they tend to have a pretty loyal customer base and are generally owned by a person on family and everybody knows everybody for the most part. I would suggest looking up estate sales in your area and start visiting them on a regular basis. Once you get to know the owners and employees, ask them if they are ever looking for help and then let them know you are open for part time work.Read More...
First of all I would look up companies that host estate sales. From my experience most of them are small business owners who employ folks to sort through estates, Mark items and help set up the estate sale. I’d certainly contact the local companies and inquire about hiring on. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and subscribe to many local estate sale companies so I can find out about upcoming estate sales. I have a friend who hosts estate sales and makes a solid living doing so. It’s a lot...Read More...
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Buying & Reselling On eBay

Moore Income
My 60 day sales are currently at $0.00, it has been a while since I have been actively selling on eBay but I have decided it is time to get back to listing stuff. I currently have a bunch of stuff in my garage that I have picked up over the past year and a half that I need to start reselling. So I figured it would be nice to have a topic to discuss this and to share what items I am selling so if any other Penny Hoarders want to earn some extra cash, they can know what to look for. Also, if...Read More...
@Diane Baird McCrystal With what you are selling, I would highly recommend taking your own photos of the actual product. When it comes to jewelry, people want to know that what they see is what they are going to get. It is definitely not an easy task, but focusing on making your listing stand out is what is going to help you sell more over time. Also, I personally have been taking advantage of promoted listings a lot more. It is almost a no-brainer for me. I mean sure, eBay gets more money,...Read More...
@Leslie Kay I would have to disagree with you there a little bit. Sure if you lowball them extremely low but I do not believe it is insulting to ask for a lower price on an item based on your understanding of the market. A lot of times, people selling an item have not priced it out on the market and are already asking way more than most people are willing to pay. As a re-seller, when you know the price of an item, and you know the margins you need to make to resell it, offering that price to...Read More...
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What is the key to actually make money online?

Deon Christie
Now there are several " claims " of how " easy " it is. Which is not all wrong I might add, but rather misleading. Because it is " easy " to do anything, only when you actually know what you're doing. Most people get started with online marketing. And then pretty much feel around in the dark in hope to generate some sales. I know because I been there. Chasing everything that will turn a PC into an ATM. Terrible how you learn the truth! The key is to focus on how much you can learn. Not how...Read More...
The keys to making money are to be organized and knowledgable of your inventory then use that info to be sure that you are building in enough profit margin after packaging and postage. Consider your time has value. The more sales that you do the better you will get at it. Investigate different formats for selling because some products sell better on some apps than others. Stay organized and pin/tape a notecard to each item listing where you have it on sale and for how much. List what you...Read More...
@Denise Hilton you are right, affiliate marketing is definitely not the only way to earn money online. It is a good way, and there are many people who focus solely on affiliate marketing and end up making a lot of money. But it is by no means the only way to go about it. In the long term, it can turn into a much more passive income stream but it is not for everybody.Read More...
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Dumpster

lori wulff
I started 2 years ago checking dumpsters of retail stores, drug stores, and dollar stores. I got started by one day i stoped at CVS and before i left i went to throw out some stuff i had in the car. OMG! This is when i saw bottles unopened of shampoo, conditioning, cosmetics etc.. I was shocked to see all this perfectly good stuff in the trash. So, I started checking it on a regular basis and I still do to this day. I sell what i can, donate some to the homeless. I have made up to $200 a day...Read More...
I would like to know the names of some stores that do this? This post is too vague..Read More...
City and county laws differ in some areas. Just check them to be sure.Read More...
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Selling stamp collection

Luis Iza
what is the best place to sell your stamp collection online?Read More...
I have these stamps. How much are you asking for them?Read More...
Before selling, I'd suggest having your collection appraised by a professional if you are in a large enough town/city to have one available. Local stamp clubs can help you.Read More...
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Mystery shopping

Valerie Magorrian
Stay awayRead More...
@sthom Coyle was actually one of the ones I signed up for the other day. Thanks for suggesting it though. A lot of the companies I signed up for don't have a lot of shops in my current area, but doing a little bit of research, there are plenty in different areas so I should be able to stay pretty busy and earn some extra money/free meals while on the road!Read More...
Interesting information. I never thought of looking into mystery shopping but if it is legitimate, why not? Especially if you are doing it for yourself, why not get paid for it?--Good luck with your quest!Read More...
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Residual Income

Leta Muncie
Finding opportunities to create residual income can help build retirement, college, travel funds. I have found residual income but what are some other residual income businesses people are using. I like to hear what others are doing. I love what I do. I like to hear other success stories.Read More...
Thank you so much for supplying the info. Very helpful! Have a great day! Sincerely, CindytRead More...
@Leta Muncie and @Cindyt I am with Xstream Travel but I highly recommend KHM Travel. They have a smaller fee to get started and the monthly website maintenance is $45. Being a travel agent has saved us money on trips. Commissions are slow on some vendors but when you get it, awesome. Group travel is where you will find the best commissions.Read More...
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Pls help

Crissy Fultz
can I pls have some suggestions on how to make money from home online . I’m on disability and I barely survive with the amount I’m payed each month. I’m desperate for help and will be forever grateful for any advice or suggestionsRead More...
Hey @Crissy Fultz , I just wrote an article about working while on disability . Everyone's situation is unique, but what I would recommend is reaching out to an employment network and talking to certified SSA counselors to work on a plan. There are different work rules depending if you're on SSI or SSDI, but the Ticket to Work program applies to both types of benefits. Under that program, you can work without losing your benefits. For the article, I also spoke with an employment network...Read More...
If you stuck at home, writing can be a great way as mentioned above. There are lots of different types of writing jobs. Another free writing resource for finding writing jobs is Freedom With Writing If you have access to a vehicle or can get around town, I have been trying out Mystery Shopping recently and have found, not only is it a great way to earn a little extra money but also a great way to get free food when doing restaurant shops!Read More...
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Make Money Asking Questions On Quora

Moore Income
Did you know that you can make money on Quora? I had no idea until a while back when I got invited to the Quora Partner Program which pays you to ask questions by sharing the ad revenue generated from those questions. If you don't know what Quora is, it is basically a social media site where people ask questions and other people answer them. The Partner Program is by invite only and nobody really knows what makes Quora choose to invite you but if you have an account already, you may want to...Read More...
Wow! Had no idea.Read More...
@MAJORHIGH If you have access to the Partner Program I would definitely recommend asking questions. Like you, I don't get a ton of viewership on my answers but I have some questions that have earned me over $20 and most earn at least a couple bucks.Read More...
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Side Hustle for Anxious Artists?

MountainFan
Has anyone here had real success selling artwork in some way? I know the basic "sell on Etsy or Redbubble" advice, but I'm curious as to real stories and accounts. My only experience with Etsy was fairly negative, so I'd rather find something more suited to illustrator type artists. Since I struggle with anxiety, selling artwork in person through a gallery or cafe is totally daunting. I live in a small town and don't feel ready to step into the real-world art galleries quite yet. Another...Read More...
Hi @MountainFan , If you're not ready to sell in-person, I would recommend testing the waters by selling digital illustrations online. It may be a bit too niche, but a new video-game-centric site called Gameflip has a marketplace for illustrators to sell their video-game-related artwork. You can do commissions for other people's Twitch channels and online profiles. The community is still young, but it may be a good way for you to find your niche.Read More...
I do try to sell online, but learning the business side of things and especially how to use social media and algorhythms so you can show up in google searches help. Try Pinterest and all that. Artist can be considered a dime a dozen. If you are exceptionally good at it, I don't believe in giving it away for free because nobody takes the business seriously.Read More...
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How I Get 5/6 Customers To Leave Reviews (All Positive)

Hey guys, This piece of advice goes for everyone wether you’re a freelancer, hardened entrepreneur, a startup, or working on side income. For anyone who owns an Amazon/EBay or any business you might notice that only 2%-5% of all your sales get a review. Most of the time it seems like they’re pretty negative. I currently have an average of 83.3% review rate for all sales across all of my selling platforms. I’m going to go into how I do that: 1. Make sure your business focuses on customer...Read More...
Lots of great information indeed! It is getting harder and harder to get people to leave positive reviews, especially on eBay where I do most of my selling. It seems people are quick to leave negative reviews when the experience was bad but tend to forget to leave a positive review if they had a good experience. But, when you put in the effort to make the customer feel well taken care of, and apply the tips you have mentioned above, getting customers to leave positive reviews becomes a lot...Read More...
@MsKimberly Thank you!!! I hope you’re able to apply it and really help grow your business to the next level!!!!Read More...
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tutoring business

prestoneducation
I have been a private tutor for the past few years. It has been a been a great experience. I can work online or in my home. I decided to expand to my business. Now I launched tutoring platform for online tutors! The tutor choose their own prices and its commission free. Now all I need is ways to get new studentsRead More...
As a student living in the suburbs, I'd like to say that the fastest way for people in and around my city is by using an app called Nextdoor. It's a free app that connects the people within a city together—like a neighborhood watch sorta thing online. And the fastest way to spread word is by making others spread the word, rather than ads. Students who know they need help could see an ad, for example, and if they see that your edu system is working for them, they could tell their friends.Read More...
An AA is enough https://secure.tutorcruncher.c...ioncom/signup/tutor/Read More...
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