Here are some of the top ways to make money in 2011. If you would like some more money-making ideas, I have an eBook that was recently released on May 1, 2011, which gives you the top 101 Ways to Make More Money! Plus, it is completely FREE – no strings attached! Also, my eBook comes complete with links that will guide you to the appropriate sites to help you make more money today!
1) Start a Blog or Website – I have obviously done this recently and it is by no means easy, but there is plenty of online help that can get you through. The cost of my website was only $44 for the year, and as long as I put in the time and effort, I should easily make an extra $500 from ad postings before the year is up (Note on 4-2-11- This has already proven to be true!).
2) Write for About.com – If you have experience in a certain field and can coherently write about it, you may just land a few bucks by writing some articles. The topic of interest is always changing, so even if you cannot relate to the topics today, there may be something that completely relates to your expertise tomorrow!
3) Perform General Labor on Craigslist – Check out the craigslist.org website for “labor” jobs. These take no skill whatsoever. Some people just need a hole dug in their backyard and they’ll supply the shovel.
4) Drive Others to the Airport – We currently live about 30 miles from the airport. It’s almost too far to ask a friend to drive you, but people don’t want to leave their car at the airport at $15 a night. Solution: offer to drive them for $30. You will have plenty of takers.
5) Become a Tutor – If you recently took some classes, there are most likely some opportunities to tutor a fresh new student who is in way over their head. Most tutors charge $20/hour.
6) Teach Piano Lessons – If you know how to play the piano and can teach, this may be a money-making machine for you. At $15 per half-hour, this could easily net over $1000 a month. If you don’t know how to play, you can find piano teachers to help you launch your services.
7) Sell Old Stuff – Old toys, books that you’ll never read, a collectible that’s been collecting dust for years – these are all things that qualify. Have a garage sale or throw them on eBay. You’ll have some cash in no time.
8 ) Advertise With Your Car – Most people don’t like to do this to their precious car, but if you love a product and can get paid for an ad that’s on your car, why not do it? For an extra $1,000 a month, heck yes, put that sticker on my car!
9) Advertise With Your Clothes – This method is not found as easily online, but it is very similar to the car wrap advertising, only you put company advertisements on your clothing!
10) Transfer funds to a New Bank – There are often bank promotions that offer $100 or more if you transfer your money to their bank. Follow the directions and earn some quick cash.
11) Play Music For Events and Weddings – Have a special gift playing an instrument or singing? Cash in your talent and offer to play for some weddings or other special events.
12) Pet Sit – This could be dogs, cats, fish, snakes, whatever you’re comfortable with. It doesn’t take too much effort, and if you’re at pet lover, it’s a great way to make money and have fun at the same time!
13) House Sit – When people go away on vacation, they like to know that their number one asset is taken care of. Offer to check on it once in a while for a small fee.
14) Rent Out One of Your Rooms – If you have an extra room that’s sitting empty, consider renting it out. The steady income every month is a big help.
15) Sell Your Plasma or Hair – Selling plasma could earn you as much as $50 a week, and if you keep your hair healthy I’m sure someone will pay top dollar for that too.
16) Install Fixtures and Appliances – Are you somewhat handy? Install some shower heads, dish washers, garbage disposals, anything. People are more than willing to pay some extra money to get their stuff installed correctly.
17) Assemble Furniture – IKEA is a great store, but everything you buy needs assembly. Offer to put these items together and you could earn yourself a pretty penny.
18) Buy Low, Sell High – No, not the stock market. Find someone that will give you a discount for buying in bulk, or find a store that’s currently liquidating their inventory. I started doing this when I was young. I remember buying 144 smiley face key chains for $10. I sold each one for a quarter and made a few bucks. It was fun!
19) Buy Black Friday Deals for Friends – Not everyone enjoys standing in long lines, especially when it’s cold, but we all love a great deal! Offer to grab these items for your friends for a little extra cash, and it will be worth your while.
20) Build Websites – Building a website has become much easier these days, but it is still a struggle for some. They’d certainly be willing to pay some extra money to get their business online.
21) Fix Computers – Now that pretty much everyone owns a computer, you could get plenty of business if you are able to fix their issues.
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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that many of these suggestions require special permits or licensing. Please research each money-making option before you take action. I will not be held liable for any lack of research performed by the reader. Thank you.