Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Spark Profit - Easy money

We were reviewing several different apps, and we came across this little app.

This app  is awesome! It teaches you how to trade stocks for free. Actually it will pay you if you become good enough at it. Basically you set you high thresholds, and low thresholds. Once it hits what ever your prediction is you gain that many points. Anything over 20k points is when you start making money. You can make up to $100 a week. You need to make a minimum of $30 to cash out though.

The cash out options are limited to Skrill, Bitcoin, and Paypal.

Here is the link to sign up:
Spark Profit

Also, this app is free to download, and use.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Electronic Scrap

If you save all of your old junk, chances are you have some computers and other electronics sitting around that no longer function properly. There are components inside of these electronics that are worth some money. A lot of the parts in computers have some value even when they no longer work. They have parts that are coated in precious metals like copper, aluminum, and sometimes even gold. If you take a day to take all of the boards out of the old equipment, you can box it up and ship it out to different companies that will pay you for the scrap.

Different companies pay in different ways. Some even pay for shipping so that you don't have to incur the extra cost of shipping 50+ lbs of electronic scrap. Some companies pay by the weight of the different component categories you send in in total before taking the precious metals off of the scrap ($0.70 / lb hard drives). Some will pay you based off of the current price of what they can salvage from the things you send in. It takes a hefty amount of any recycled goods to make a lot of money from them, but every little bit counts. Maybe you have a computer repair business on the side or a collection of busted printers. All of those can be taken apart to get the components that the companies will take.

Here are a couple of those companies. There may even be some local to you that you can just drop stuff off to.

Cash For Electronic Scrap USA

Cash For Computer Scrap

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Do you have a really good business idea?

So you think that you have a fantastic business idea? You just need some start cash right? Well, in the event you are unaware there is a website for that. You set the goal, or your needed amount of money. Next, post some things about your idea, gather support. Also, make sure that the people who you are putting this out there too are going to get something back.

If you have not figured it out, we are talking about KickStarter. KickStarter is a fantastic start up website. You do not have to pay the money that you raise back, but make sure that you are giving something back to the supporters in lieu of their donations to your idea.

The best part of KickStarter is that you do not have to pay the money back. This is a great idea since if your idea fails, you are not in debt, but if your business flourishes, you can focus on your business and not paying back your loans.

The downside of KickStarter is that you have  a limited time to get your goal. You really need to think about your goal. You want it low enough to allow it to be met, but high enough to cover what ever it is you need taken care of.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Test websites

This one is a little less common. You have to sign up, then wait to see when you have websites that want you to test their website.

This website UserTesting is the website we are referring too. This website is alright, and it pays pretty well. Once you get your first website review, you can actually make more by signing up for mobile website reviews. They require about 15 minute videos. The website reviews pay $10 per review. The mobile reviews are $15. That is good money for a 15 minute review.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Build websites for cash

So you know how to build websites. You are quick, and make them look very nice, but do not want to spend the time or money to monetize your websites. You are in luck! Simply put, approach small businesses and ask if you can build them a website for their business.

Spend a night whipping up a website to showcase to some small businesses. Make sure you can show them that it even has a mobile version. Build some rapport with some small businesses building websites, if you are good, they will recommend you to everyone they know.  Also, you can show other small businesses the websites that you built for your other clients. Easy portfolio.

Monday, November 24, 2014


This is a really great concept, especially since it is a charity. You can literally just post your story, place a goal, share to friends, and family via social websites.

Also there is no time frames. This means that you do not have to worry about doing this all within a small, short time frame.

You can make a charity campaign for yourself. Then post it everywhere. Remember the more exposure you get, the more you will recieve.

Due note this is the best time of the year for anything to do with charity since people are typically more giving during the holiday seasons.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cashing in on cans

A very easy, reasonable way to get quick cash is to recycle scrap metal. If you do not have any metal scrap, well this will require a little more effort then. You can walk down a highway stretch, and collect some cans. Maybe you live in the city, you could dumpster dive for aluminum cans. Then you can just take those to a scrap yard that pays for aluminum. This is easy enough to get some extra cash from. This is typically quick, easy, and it can sometimes pay more than you expect. This is really nice if you have 5-6 bags of cans laying around your house in bags. Just remember, if you crush the cans you can get more in per bag. The heavier the bags, the better since they pay by the pound.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Coupons may not make you money, but if they cut down on the amount of money that you spend then it is still money in your pocket. You need to buy things like groceries anyways, so why not save as much as you can in the process. Coupons can be combined with other options like the grocery shopping apps mentioned in previous posts to stack up some serious savings over the course of a year. If you are looking to cut costs so that you have more in your pocket, this is one big thing that you can't pass up.

No matter where you do your shopping, you can find coupons to cut the cost of the bill. You can usually find coupons at the store site. Giant Eagle for example allows you to go onto their site and select eOffers which load right onto your Advantage card. This makes it easy and convenient. There is no reason that you should not stack savings in as many ways as possible.

There is also the option of printable coupons. You can usually print coupons from the store site in most cases. You can also try a site like to find printable coupons for more savings. Just make sure the coupons state that they are store or manufacturer coupons on them and save away! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

An option not often considered

There are things that you may never think of that can actually generate a decent amount of money. One of those is participating in psychology studies. If you live near a university, these are especially easy to find. Many studies have a need of controls, or normal healthy people, to participate. Some may be a quick 15-30 minute visit while others can take months. The compensation that you receive depends on the tasks that you have to do.

These psych studies may actually provide a dual benefit as well. For instance, I was involved in a study that paid well for non-daily smokers and offered to help them quit. It was over a 6 month period where visits were weekly at first, slowing down until the last one which was a full 3 months after the previous. Not only did I get help to quit smoking, but I got paid for it and helped research that could better our society someday. 

If you do not live near a university, you can find some studies online. Those may not pay as well as the ones that require you to participate in person, but they usually do not require much more than a survey. Here is a site that has some of these types of studies. Psych Studies

Friday, November 14, 2014

GigBucks - Yet Another Fiverr

GigBucks is another great Fiverr knock off. I really like this one since you can post jobs from $5-$50 ads. This is another great website for those with SEO skills. There are lots of opportunities for SEO jobs, article writing, Data Entry, Cleaning out viruses, etc.

Maybe you have a fantastic fresh, new idea? Maybe you are going to corner the market? This may be the right place to get started on that, especially since you can corner the market and start in higher.

They are simple, work just like Fiverr, and are same style commission.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ebay - Quick, simple.

Similar to the Craigslist post earlier regarding selling your stuff on Craigslist, well you can also sell  your stuff on Ebay as well. You can sell things such as old clothes that no longer fit. CD's that you have on your computer, and phone. Maybe you have an emporium of DVD's / Blu-rays, and you have enough space to place them on your computer? Well you can now get rid of them, while still keeping them technically. You are selling the physical version of them. Maybe you do not watch them any longer, and they are just taking up space. If you have old games you can throw them up on Ebay as well.

Just make sure to do a little research first. Maybe you should sell everything together? Depending on the items you are selling, it may make more sense to sell them this way so that you make money. If you sell everything for $1, after Ebay fees you may lose money, instead of gaining money.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Quick, Easy money

Something that you can take a look into is if anyone has ever owed money to you, and there was a check sent that went "unclaimed", well then you can check out Missing Money. Maybe you moved out of an old apartment in which they owe you your security deposit, but were not able to locate you because they did not have your new address. There are plenty of reasons, but it is worth the 5 minutes that it takes to look at this website to find out.

This is the main place you can go to search for unclaimed money for yourself is the website above. This website allows you to search for yourself. You would put in per state. So if you have ever lived in say Ohio, then moved to West Virginia, then you would want to search for both. If you only ever lived in Ohio, then you will only have to look in Ohio.

This may be the easiest money you can get. I would not say it will always be fast, but extra money, is extra money. It may give you enough to invest somewhere, or save.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Part-Time Job

You could always try a part-time job. Sure this is not always easy, but it does pay. Part-time jobs can have some other perks that you may not necessarily find in any of the other things we review. You may make some new friends, or maybe they give you a discount to where you are working. If you do the bulk of your shopping at that place, then a discount will help you. You can really stack up the discounts when you have an employee discount, and you use coupons, and cash back from a credit card.

This is a solid source of income for beer money for sure. Definitely worth looking into since they are typically not that hard to find depending on where you live.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Perk is very similar to Swag Bucks. There are many options available to earn points. You can do anything from search the web using the Perk search to answer surveys or sign up for special offers. Small tasks like this add up points quickly for you so after a few days you can be using those points for gift cards. Another thing besides the Perk rewards points that you earn are tokens. Those can be used to enter sweepstakes for things like bitcoin or appliances.

One other cool feature of Perk is the Perk TV app. If you have an extra device laying around such as a tablet that isn't often used, you can download the app and let it run to earn you points. You can have up to five devices running for your account earning points by streaming videos. I personally even have it running on my phone while I am asleep so that I am always earning.

If you join Perk Here - Join Perk then you will get 50 points to get you started. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Craigslist - Easy and quick

The easiest way I have found ro make a quick easy buck is selling items on Craigslist. If you anything laying around such as an old guitar, maybe a computer, or even some magazines, you can sell any of that on Craigslist.

Maybe you do not necessarily want cash, but a specific item? Well chances are you can find that item on Craigslist, and you may just be able to trade something you no longer use for it.

Craigslist can be a great place to make extra money quick, and typically easily. You post an ad, answer a few texts, or calls, then meet them in a public place.

Adly - Large Social Network

Do you have a large following on a Social media website? Do you think a lot of people on that social media website appreciate your opinion? Well, based upon the posts you make, and the things that you are interested in you can actually sell your rights to your social media blog to a company such as Adly. They review your social media choice, and your interests. Next, if you are what they are looking for, they will give you money to post certain advertisements that they send you. They pay you more based upon how many followers you have, quality of followers, and how active you are.

This is a fairly easy way to grab some extra cash when you are a social butterfly on something such as Facebook. I am unsure if we can find anything easier for those of you who are addicted to social media anyways.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Swag Bucks

A fun little corner of the internet is SwagBucks. There are very few legit websites that you can fill out surveys, and it actually pays. Sure this website does not pay a ton of money, but if you do a few things here and there you can gain a few gift cards from Amazon. You can earn points by buying items that you were going to buy on websites anyways, but you go through them. This is a neat way to get extra cash back on your purchases.

So you can also grab coupons to shop at actual stores. You redeem your points once they are used in store. This is really great since you can use the Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Snap Apps to double, or even triple dip. You can really start stacking as many things as you can. This is a great way to get some extra cash for beer.

You can watch videos for swagbucks, play games, search the internet, answer polls, etc. There is almost always something to do on there for SwagBucks. It is nice reap the benefits of your work, as mindless, or easy as it may be.

Friday, November 7, 2014

eToro - Trading simply, and easily.

Do you have money to invest? Not sure where to invest? Maybe you have an extra $200 dollars laying around and you are wondering how to make the most of that cash? Well here is an idea. The quickest way to making large amounts of money is simple. The more money you have, the more money you can make, and the easier it becomes to make money.

Here is a nice website to get the ball rolling eToro. This website is great for new investors with smaller amounts of startup capital. eToro is a great learning tool for investing as well. You can almost automate all of you investment decisions. If you watch who is investing money, and where they put their money, you can actually copy them. This is a feature of the website. This is a fantastic idea for a trading website. They are also a social network as well.

eToro is a great way to get your feet wet. You can learn how to trade just by copying the pros. You can network as well to get more  knowledge on how become better at trading.

Finally, if you sign up prior to November 9th, you can use this code "newcopy" which will vet you an additional 50% of your initial deposit. There is a minimum deposit amount of $200. That means that even if you deposit the minimum of $200, you will have $300 to trade with.  

Another Fiverr

We came across another Fiverr website. Here we have a website that you can name your price anywhere from $4 - $100. This website even has an ‘erotic’ section (weird I know). This place is doing pretty well. They seem to be right up there with Fiverr. The place is

I really liked the layout of the website, and it is fairly easy to get paid by them. You can offer anything from writing articles, SEO, to music production. They have a section that users post advice for money. Maybe you are really good at giving advice? Maybe you are really good at editing photos?

So head over to FIverUp, and check it out. They are a really great place to get that extra cash flowing for some beer.  

Simple tasks add up

If you are bored and surfing the web endlessly, you could put the time and boredom to use. One site that you can do this on is Amazon Mechanical Turk. If you already have an Amazon account, it can be used to sign up for Mechanical Turk and Amazon payments so that you can receive the money that is earned. If not, it is a quick process to create an account.

Money is earned by completing HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). These are normally simple tasks such as searching Google for a specific term and listing some results or taking surveys. Some are redundant and menial... some are longer and more involved. There are different payouts for each task completed and bonuses available on many tasks. Once you start getting some experience, it opens the door to larger payouts. You can learn what to look for to make the most of your time on the site and start stacking up some money for yourself for doing very simple things. The more you do, the more you earn!

If you find that you are over whelmed by the amount of "Turks" out there, and if you feel like you are wasting your time on this then check out: HITsWorthTurkingFor from Reddit. This is a huge resource, and help for getting more from MTurk in less time.

Here is a link to the site -  Mechanical Turk