Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ebay experiment - making money online

Hi all,

Well done with the first week of listing and selling some old stuff I had and ta da - $80 this week. Not too bad for some quick Christmas money without having to go work a real job. Ebay has always been a fun place to sell and bid, but they got horrible quick if you are a seller. So now I have a new philosophy...sell stuff that you want to get rid of and make sure the listing fees are free. So far so good. Gotta go in my basement and find more stuff this week - and extra $300 or so a month would go along way. to try your hand at selling online or look for my auctions - makeup_gir... ok so I was missing the L in girl but I am ok with it. Good luck and talk to ya later

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amazon affiliate - another way to make money online

Hey there,

Back for money making ideas, how about using to make money. Go to and sign up to become an affilate. Place their links and banner ads on your blogs, hubpages and websites and when people purchase make a cut of their purchase. Many on hubpages make extra cash with this method. I am trying it out for the first time on my hubpages now and will let you know how it goes. Good luck and post your comments when you make money!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Making money reading email with InboxDollars

Hi there,

Welll I am back with Inbox Dollars to earn more money - They give you $5 to start with and you can make money reading emails and signing up for offers. This is one of the few that are still around, so join now and make money reading email. I do suggest setting up a seperate emails for your money making ventures.

Although this method takes a bit of time to make money - it is a another way to add to your monthly earnings. Give inboxdollars a try.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Selling on Ebay...

Hey all,

Well I guess it is time for a little experiment. I am going to go back to selling on ebay...well a little bit. I have a few old phones and other items so I am going to see if the buyers are still there. Christmas is always the best selling season on ebay so... here we go. I will keep you posted as to how it goes, but I believe if you start the listing at $.99 you can list five for free so it is worth trying again.

Will let you know how it goes and post more money making ideas tomorrow.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Making Money from Home Idea of the day

Today's money making idea of the day is selling clothing to a local second chance stores that buy those items. Go through all the old clothes you have and your kids. Sort them in pile - designer adult and designer kids. Check for local area stores that buy these clothes directly and consignement stores.

Some places that buy good used clothing

Plato's Closet - brand name teen and other designer labels.
Once upon a Child - buys childrens clothing and some toys
Clothes Mentor - designer womens clothing

and also look for local consignement stores - which take a percentage of the sale on your items.

Good luck!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Craigslist - Today's Money Making idea

Hey all,

Ok I know you have all heard of and have heard of the scammers and things that go on, but it is really a great way to make money without paying anything! Last month I made about $200 after having a crappy rummage sale, I posted the other items that I had left on Craigslist. Some of them sold within a few hours! Here a few tips for listing your items.

  1. Price a bit higher but not too high - people like to negotiate
  2. Use the anonymous email option
  3. Put your phone number only if it a high ticket item and put spaces in it so you dont get fake calls
  4. Use pictures - craigslist is free - pictures sell your items.
  5. Remember what you think is junk - other people treasure and it is much easier to list on craigslist than sit for hours at a rummage sale.

Good luck and post your successes!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love passive income!!!

Got my $90 payment from Demand Studios today...have not written an article in several months!!

Making (Saving) Money - todays making money at home idea

So making money at home does not always necessarily mean having a check come in or money deposited into your paypal account - although they are both good feelings!

The first great money making/saving idea is - with Ebates you earn cash back when shopping and they send you a check four times a year. This program is really great and I have earned $454 cash back with them since I joined. The more you use them the more you make and you can use Ebates for things you already shop for. They also have a great referral program and contest going on right now.

Another great way to save money is - dont buy a paper for coupons you may or may not use. At you can print the coupons you want to use.

Last quick money idea for the day is donating. It may not bring you cash rewards, but if you itemize deductions you can use it as a write off and feel good about giving.

More money making ideas coming your way soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Money making idea of the day: HubPages

Hi all,

Ok so I pretty gave up on HubPages. I created one or two Hubs and forgot about them. I was sure blogging was the way to go and I still am, but decided I would see how my blogs were fairing without many posts lately. My Google adsense account had jumped from $1 - to $6.00 in a few months. Wow I thought - how great it will be when I actually post more! Well I found out that this blog is the big money maker but my Hubs are actully second and have only been up for a few months and I have not done anything but post it.

Passive income is serving to be my money maker. I am still making $80 a month from my ehow articles and have not written a new one in four months. But now I think I need to check out HubPages again! My blogs are not pulling in the millions I thought they would but they are finally gaining and making money. It seems it just takes time and hard work and once you build a base the earnings will start picking up!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Using Social Media to make money

Hi all,

This is just a general article to give you a tip on how to make more money using social media. Social media like Facebook or Twitter are great ways to promote your writing or other money making venture.

My ehow articles average an extra $10 per month because I share them on Facebook. Be sure to share all of your writing. Who knows which of your friends may be interested in reading abou the things that you write. Or maybe they want to buy one of your ebay items. The more times you share your money making ideas and opportunites, they may share them as well. Remember You Tube videos in many cases get more viewers than televison shows. Be creative and share all or of your ventures.

More to come on this topic tomorrow.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

HubPages update on earnings

Hi again,

Well I checked on the one hub I had written over at and it seems it has earned me .03 in google adsense earnings. I know that sounds horrible...but it builds with more hubs written and it pads the google check from my blogs so I get paid sooner.

You can check out my Hub here and get started writing your own. Other topcs can make more money.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Long time no post - Blogging to make money

Hey everyone,

I am back to post and be proactive. I have bought two domains and I am going to work on making more money online. I am now the proud owner of and - not sure but I am thinking blog and blog/shopping site and am so excited to get started.

I am still earning residual income on ehow and demand studios - which is great since I have been a bit lazy, but at least money is still coming in. I am also writing again at which is like a mini blog so it takes so little time to make an easy $25 minimum a month.

So keep trying everyone - I will be posting more money making sites and earnings updates so we can keep making money in this tough economy.

This months earnings:

Ebay - $150
Ehow - $65.00 (wrote nothing this month - power of passive income)
Examiner -$3.00 (did not write until yesterday)
Triond $.02 yep finally made money there

That's it for this month without doing much - but not I am back into it! Oh and I got the two domains for around $12.00 on using code the BEATHEAT99.

See you soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 pays!

Hey all,

I got paid yesterday from - yeah! I finally made roughly $30 with them and so I hit the pay mark. It took awhile although they have better incentives now for local pay (see past post). If you want to join just look for me Char King or char540 to be your referral.

Ehow has fixed their posting issue for the most part and continues to be my be passive income big earner at about $70 per month without really writing - sometime I do one article - I am currently at 102 articles there - so the hard work does pay off.

Since this is an earnings update - I am going to let you that I am going to be searching harder for even more ways to earn.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blogging for Money

Hey all,

Ok many people ask about blogging for money and let me just tell you, I don't make a lot of money blogging, but it does take 6-12 months to build up followers and get your blog going. Some times to start making money with your blog:

  1. Post often and be informative, people are looking for information
  2. Monetize your blog using google, amazon, ebay and link affiliate programs
  3. Be patient - it takes awhile to build a reader base
  4. Read other people blogs and post comments or better yet ask them to link to you
  5. Once you blog has a base of followers you may want to consider advertising.

Will post more tips as I come across them and be sure to send me a link to your blog and I will try and start a list.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Selling your homemade crafts and stuff

So I hear that people are making great money selling homemade crafts, paintings and other items using - Whether it is crafts, woodworks, painting, jewelry Etsy is great for selling it. Another site I just hear of is Ruby Lane - which is another site to sell handmade items.

While crafts aren't for everyone those looking can find more information at HubPages - this one is not written by me, but does contain some good information for those looking.

Thanks for reading more about making money at home online coming soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Examiner update and Textbroker new way to make money

Hey all,

It is has been awhile, but I have been working on getting in shape and quitting smoking which is great, so I need to make sure my writing gets going again. So I have picked back up with . They have added new incentives like $1.00 per locally focused article and an extra $1.00 if you get a local sponsor - so that can add up to $10 a week maximum and $40 a month plus pay per page view.

This will be in addition to the money I already make with Demand Studios, Ebay and Ehow, which is going steady at around $400 per month.

New site to write for.

Another new site I found to write for is - they pay you based on the article rating. This is another site you have to apply for but they do pay via paypal and the articles are set rates, so you know what you are getting. The downside is no passive income building, but it is still a good way to keep the bills paid.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New way to make money writing

Hi all,

As promised I found another site to make money - it is called BrightHub and there are articles that pay upfront ( I think it is $14 per article) plus revenue share. I have tried it out yet, but I am planning too soon. Just another way for you to make money online. Will update you soon, but I am already at $165 for this month - so I think I will hit $400 again!

Another good blog I just found is - this website is very inspiring and has a lot of good tips.

See you soon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 update on earnings

Hi all,

Been awhile, but I have been writing like crazy to pay the bills. Awhile back I told you about and I was liking it ok, but now they have added incentives for their local writers, which is helping me earn more there. Local writers can now earn $1 per post up to $5 per week for content that pertains to their local area. So if you write the max of 5 posts and they all pertain to your local area you are guaranteed $5 per week plus pay for page views. This will be a big boost for me.

If you are interested you can sign up at - and use me as your referrer char540 the Fargo Business Travel Examiner.

Will post some new places to earn this week.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Swagbucks - making gift cards and update on Suite101

Hey all,

I found a new site - Swagbucks that pays you to search and you can exchange the bucks for gift cards - check it out Swagbucks

Search & Win

Suite1o1 - I have written 3 articles there and I am still under $1 but hoping to get writing over there since it is getting harder and harder to post at Ehow. Will keep you posted.

One other update - I am making about $20 a quarter doing shopping through Ebates - I will post my refferal link or you can search here for it - but they have paid on time for five years now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Long time no post - monthly money update

Hey all,

I know it has been a long time since I posted. I am finally close to payout on and they are now paying $1 per post as long as it locally based and around 200 words up to 5 per week. You might want to look into it again
Be sure to use me as your referer
Also I did make my $410 last month! Yeah most came from demand studios.