How to Make Extra Money As a Freelance Writer

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I’ve been blogging since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I discovered a growing market for people who want to make extra money as a freelance writer.

My background is in banking and financial coaching. The more I blogged about personal finance (including my own debt-free story), the more I realized it resonated with people.

The same thing happened when I became a mom three years ago and started blogging about parenting and diapers and sleep deprivation. That clicked with moms.

If you have an area or two in which you have a great deal of insight or experience, you have a command of the English language, and you’re willing to put in some hard work, you could make extra money as a freelance writer.

Since transitioning from a hobby blogger to a freelancer, I’ve been featured on The Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Rockstar Finance, The Dollar Stretcher, . . . → Read More: How to Make Extra Money As a Freelance Writer

3 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money

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My husband and I are savers as opposed to spenders. This allowed us to pay off $30,000 in student loans in 9 short months thanks to our zealous efforts. Our 100% debt free phase only lasted a few short months before we bought our first home and due to various reasons we did not have enough of a down payment to avoid the PMI cost. The way we set up our monthly budget is so that we can put any unspent income toward the financial goal we’re working on. For us, our most recent goal has been to drop that PMI. As of May 2014, we’ll be kicking that extra monthly interest fee to the curb! I’ll explain more about our mortgage at the end, but first things first- here are a 3 easy ways to make extra money:

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Fun Ways to Make Extra Money


Last week, I did an informal survey while riding the subway. I randomly asked a few friendly-looking strangers if they liked having extra money. For the ones that actually answered me (believe me, I received A LOT of weird looks, sideways glances and even a few scowls), I also asked the people if they wouldn’t mind sharing how they made the extra cash. Some of the responses I heard were bartending, selling things on Craigslist and eBay, babysitting and walking dogs.

The most unique response? Having a man proudly proclaim that he got paid to drink wine.

Wait a minute…paid to drink wine?? How is this possible?!

As luck would have it, the next stop was mine so I never had a chance to ask the man for more details. But the moment I got home, I opened my laptop to ask the mighty Google what on Earth he . . . → Read More: Fun Ways to Make Extra Money