Frugal LivingStarting a BusinessReal EstateFinding a JobPersonal FinanceIndustriesBusinessSelf-EmploymentScams & FraudInsurance

Self-Employment

Write for Us
  • Want to know how to have a best seller book? There's legit, and not so legit, ways to get one. Best selling book shenanigans are called out her. Also learn why best selling status may not matter.

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • Did you enter a writing competition and have your work published in an anthology? There is a big profit to be made by the publisher. Some of these contests are scams.

    Are Poetry Writing Competitions a Scam?

    Are Poetry Writing Competitions a Scam?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe4

  • If you're planning on jumping into the pet sitting service business, you might be wondering just how much you could possibly make as a pet sitter. This guide will inform you of what you can expect to make.

    How Much Do Pet Sitters Make?

    How Much Do Pet Sitters Make?

    by Kay B.17

  • Though blogging software, such as that from WordPress.org, is usually free, that doesn't mean blogging is free! Find out the cost of a self hosted blog.

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Alex delves into three possible ways of making some extra money on the internet. He reviews three businesses that offer compensation for work with their sites.

    Three Ways to Make Extra Cash Online

    Three Ways to Make Extra Cash Online

    by Alexander James Guckenberger12

  • To celebrate and announce your self published book, you've taken a page from the traditional publishing playbook and want to host a book signing event. But that's quite a project! See what's involved.

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • What follows is a list of some of the many freelance writing niches available. Perhaps there is something here you had not considered before that will inspire you to branch out – or at least see that there are more opportunities for writers than you think.

    Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 17 Niches You Should Consider

    Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 17 Niches You Should Consider

    by Christin Sander60

  • Frustrated by the prospect of offering their content for free, bloggers and website owners may turn to a gated content strategy. Learn what is gated content, along with its risks and rewards.

    What Is Gated Content?

    What Is Gated Content?

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • If you have had a PayPal dispute opened for an item you sold or a PayPal payment has been held or placed, here's what you can do to resolve the issue and avoid disputes.

    The PayPal Dispute Process Explained

    The PayPal Dispute Process Explained

    by SpaceShanty0

  • Constant Content is one of the best-paid online markets for short web content and articles. This review of Constant Content is based on my personal experience making money writing from home.

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    by Stephanie59

  • If you're thinking of quitting your job to become a consultant or freelancer, be sure to consider the pros and cons of self-employment versus full-time office work before making your big decision.

    Working from Home vs. Full-Time Office Work

    Working from Home vs. Full-Time Office Work

    by Sally Hayes1

  • How to do online research writing better and faster. Learn the tips and tricks of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares186

  • Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    by Lisa1

  • Mystery shopping sounds an easy way to earn extra cash. Flexible hours, plenty of freebies, what’s not to like? There are some scams but also legitimate opportunities. Read on to learn more.

    Is Secret (Mystery) Shopping Worthwhile?

    Is Secret (Mystery) Shopping Worthwhile?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Some self published authors are getting creative in finding ways to make money from writing, including crowdfunding a book project. Is it legit or a scam? Find out here.

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • While all entrepreneurs are in business to make money, there are some that are identified by either their business structure, who they are or the work they do. Discover types of entrepreneurs here.

    Types of Entrepreneurs

    Types of Entrepreneurs

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • It would seem that these days there is an app for everything! What most don't realize, is that there are even apps that can earn them money. Best of all, some (apps) even provide passive income!

    How To Make Free Money With Smartphone Apps

    How To Make Free Money With Smartphone Apps

    by Benjamin Allen1

  • There is no shortage of ways to earn sideline or even full time income. Here are thirty real products and services you can sell from home with resources for getting started.

    30 Things to Sell From Home

    30 Things to Sell From Home

    by Christin Sander6

NEW
  • One of the decisions you need to make when self-publishing is about your ISBN number. What you decide can have implications for the future of your book or eBooks.

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Writing a children's book can be tougher than you think. Self publishing and marketing a children's book could be a legal and marketing nightmare. Here are just some of the challenges.

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • Viggle is a free app that allows you to earn rewards by watching and checking in to your favorite TV shows. This is an easy "money maker" for an activity you are already doing.

    Make Money Watching TV: Viggle Tricks and Tips

    Make Money Watching TV: Viggle Tricks and Tips

    by clairewait20

  • Learn how to become a full-time freelance writer. Explore the truth behind this career choice, income potential and pitfalls to avoid.

    How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer

    How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer

    by Christin Sander91

  • Localization is reviewing and editing communications (text, audio, video) to make sure they follow the language standards and idiosyncrasies of the intended audience. Find out more about these edits.

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • A small passive income would be welcomed by many. If you can write grammatially and can still learn a thing or two, here's how to do it!

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    by Tessa Schlesinger20

  • Need more income to pay bills or save for a rainy day? Here are the 12 most reliable and uncomplicated side hustle freelancing jobs to boost your income and increase your independence.

    12 Best Side-Hustle Jobs to Make Money

    12 Best Side-Hustle Jobs to Make Money

    by Christin Sander32

  • E-Rewards is a 'by invitation only' survey site that offers E-rewards dollars in exchange for participation in a variety of surveys. To join, you must get an email invitation from one of their sponsors which you can usually get by signing up for a...

    Is E-Rewards a Scam?

    Is E-Rewards a Scam?

    by BioMedGirl45

  • So you want to put together a booklet. This may be for your own use or for a social club of which you're a member, or you may wish to present information at a specific audience, or to promote a particular issue for professional purposes.

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    by Adele Cosgrove-Bray1

  • Self publishing a book is easier and cheaper than it's ever been! Learn tips for publishing a book using the Amazon Createspace platform.

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    by Heidi Thorne153

  • What does a beta reader do? He or she can provide valuable early feedback prior to self publishing a book or eBook manuscript. Learn more about hiring and working with beta readers.

    What is a Beta Reader for Books?

    What is a Beta Reader for Books?

    by Heidi Thorne22

  • If you need some extra cash on the side, try finding these 5 items that you would never think would sell great on Ebay and rake in the profits!

    5 Strange Items That Sell Hot on Ebay!

    5 Strange Items That Sell Hot on Ebay!

    by Matthew Hotaling3

  • Many online ventures where you can set up your own shop or blog, require you to create a logo for consumers to identify with. But how can you do this without expensive software?

    How to Make a Logo With No Design Skills

    How to Make a Logo With No Design Skills

    by Stephanie Elford1

  • One of the hottest ways that coaches and experts are leveraging their expertise and knowledge into revenue streams is by creating online courses. Learn what they are and pros and cons for using them.

    Creating an Online Course: Pros and Cons

    Creating an Online Course: Pros and Cons

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • Even though it could be a creative and desirable product, self publishing a custom printed deck of cards can be a challenging and expensive venture. Learn what costs are involved.

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • Thinking of donating sperm to earn some extra money? Most clinics and fertility centers have high standards including genetic screening, physicals, and questionnaires for the donor to complete.

    How Much Money Can You Make Donating Sperm?

    How Much Money Can You Make Donating Sperm?

    by Meredith Davies0

  • Whether or not you belong to a religious organization, it is easy - and even free - to become an ordained minister online. With your online ordination, you can officiate at weddings, baptisms and funerals. This can be done just for friends and family, or even as a side business if you wish.

    How to Become an Ordained Minister Online for Free

    How to Become an Ordained Minister Online for Free

    by Edweirdo8

  • Finding a real method for earning a living without leaving your house is quite a tricky prospect, but with these 10 ways to make real money from home, you can do it.

    10 Ways to Make Real Money From Home

    10 Ways to Make Real Money From Home

    by Robert P Sullivan1

  • Ever run into people who proudly declare that they are serial entrepreneurs, like it’s a badge of honor? In some cases, it is. But in other cases, it's just a cover for serial failure. See why.

    Serial Entrepreneur or Serial Failure?

    Serial Entrepreneur or Serial Failure?

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • A lot of stamp collectors think about becoming a dealer. This is a how-to article that also shows some of the pitfalls. A guide to becoming a stamp dealer.

    How to Succeed as a Stamp Dealer

    How to Succeed as a Stamp Dealer

    by Jim Holbrook3

  • Break into freelance writing with this advice and soon you can be earning a very lucrative income while you are also mastering your craft.

    How to Become a Freelance Writer

    How to Become a Freelance Writer

    by Richard Bivins50

  • Navigating and finding legitimate casting companies in NYC can be daunting, and when you find them, figuring out how to submit to them can be quite a task too. Use this list to ease your search.

    Five Companies in NYC That Book Background Actors

    Five Companies in NYC That Book Background Actors

    by Dani Alicia5

  • If you self publish, you might be wondering how to create an audio book edition. It's much more complex than self publishing a print book or eBook! This Q&A answers your questions.

    How to Create an Audio Book

    How to Create an Audio Book

    by Heidi Thorne7

  • Wilton Cake Pans can be worth a lot of money. Mario, Spongebob, Bob the Builder Cake pans are all worth good money. The cartoon character ones are worth more. They sell very well on Ebay and Amazon!

    What Are Wilton Cake Pans Worth?

    What Are Wilton Cake Pans Worth?

    by PickingProfits6

  • Free downloadable and printable garage sale signs that are sure to catch eyes and turn heads! Simply print and fill in your information in the blank space with a Sharpie!

    Free Printable Garage Sale Signs

    Free Printable Garage Sale Signs

    by Nikki McClees0

  • Dan Poynter, the "father of self-publishing," is an inspiration to new aspiring self-published authors. His books offer advice for any writer hoping to break into the business of self-publishing.

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    by Jennifer Wilber2

  • Can you make money blogging? Back in the early days, yes. Today? Well, it's more challenging. While the blogging model of the mid-2000s may be going extinct, it is evolving into something else.

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • Before you join and use Steemit, you'll want to read this. It will discuss what Steemit is and how to make money there, as well as its pros and cons.

    Steemit: Read This Before Using Steemit

    Steemit: Read This Before Using Steemit

    by scoop0

  • This article shows how to contact previously hard-to-contact people, how to increase the visibility of your message and how to target specific groups of people to see it, all by using Twitter.

    How to Improve Twitter Presence

    How to Improve Twitter Presence

    by John Lyons2

  • I will share my experiences with four online sites where people sell their previously owned items: Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Let Go, and Offer Up. These sites are like an online yard sale.

    A Review of Four Sites to Sell Your Stuff

    A Review of Four Sites to Sell Your Stuff

    by Finn Liam Cooper1

  • The best way to get published is to get noticed. Many places will not accept a draft without a query letter, and knowing how to write a good letter will get you noticed.

    Writing a Query Letter with a Sample

    Writing a Query Letter with a Sample

    by Angela Michelle Schultz13

  • A micro business is the smallest of the small business types. Find out what they are and how they differ from other small businesses.

    Types of Micro Business

    Types of Micro Business

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Thinking about signing up for Opinion Outpost? Wondering if it's a scam or legit? Read my review of Opinion Outpost and get a real review from someone who has made money from taking online surveys.

    Opinion Outpost Review: Legit or Scam?

    Opinion Outpost Review: Legit or Scam?

    by adistin9611

  • You've decided to self publish a book. How do you know how to pick a profitable genre? Is it simply choosing something that's hot like romance, or do you go with what you know?

    Picking a Genre for Self Publishing

    Picking a Genre for Self Publishing

    by TraceyE LM2

  • Renew your trademark on your own without paying a lawyer to do it. Here's the timeline of events for trademark renewal that will help you get it done, without fail!

    A Trademark Renewal Guide for the Confused!

    A Trademark Renewal Guide for the Confused!

    by Pixelrage LM0

  • Are you looking for alternative to eBay to buy or sell goods online? These are the best online marketplaces, some of which have a niche. Check out all the options!

    Ten Sites Similar to eBay

    Ten Sites Similar to eBay

    by geraldhakks13

  • Even if the written content is stellar, poor presentation and packaging can turn any self published book or eBook into trash. Find out what makes a book or eBook look unprofessionally self published.

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • All new authors need to get people to notice their books. Here are 7 ways to help you get that job accomplished.

    7 Ways to Get Your Book Known

    7 Ways to Get Your Book Known

    by Rebecca Graf1

  • The best day to list on eBay can be difficult to find. In fact, the best hour to list on Ebay can be hard to decide as well.

    The Best Ebay Listing Times

    The Best Ebay Listing Times

    by Evan Wright0

  • With the advent of the internet and improvements in communication technology, many jobs can now be done remotely. I list the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

    Working from Home: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Working from Home: Advantages and Disadvantages

    by Paul Goodman1

  • Don't get suckered into self publishing scams that pump you up and plunder your rights! Learn to spot some telltale signs of these groups that prey on authors.

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • So you've written your novel. Now what? Before you rush to self-publish, there are a few realities to consider.

    How to Get Your Novel Published

    How to Get Your Novel Published

    by Kate Swanson7

  • What is a promotional byline and why does everyone who freelances as a speaker, writer, or designer need one? Here's how to write a mini-biographical note that sounds professional, yet approachable.

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Do you need to make a website, but are working with a tight budget? You can get a domain name for free to ease some of the initial costs. There is a MAJOR catch, though.

    How to Get a Domain Name for Free

    How to Get a Domain Name for Free

    by Jorge Vamos0

  • If you have ever wanted to put together an art exhibit, but was not sure on how to begin, I have put together a few tips here for you, based on my own personal experience.

    How to Organize an Art Show and Sale

    How to Organize an Art Show and Sale

    by Gina Welds Hulse3

  • Hi!  Are you an Ebay seller?  Selling on Ebay seems to go in cycles - sometimes I have lots and lots of sales and other times it's slow. This lens outlines the techniques I have used to take advantage of slow times and to continue to make money...

    How to Increase Your Ebay Sales

    How to Increase Your Ebay Sales

    by hotbrain131

  • There's nothing like an excellent picture to sell a book. Take the time to learn how to use your camera and set up proper lighting, and practice a bit.

    How to Photograph Books

    How to Photograph Books

    by hotbrain22

  • I've been in the business of writing for a paycheck for a little over five years now, right before I entered college. In that time, I've learned what works and what doesn't. The most basic tools of the trade are the ones I keep coming back to, and...

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    by Josephine4

  • People start a home-based business to get away from the corporate world, work from home, and spend more time with their families. But they have to decide how they want their business to grow.

    Organizing Your One-Person Home-Based Business

    Organizing Your One-Person Home-Based Business

    by iamradiantrose0

  • Do you know the true secret to creating the perfect example of unique content? Are you sure you use multi-tasking the right way? Did you know that a few distractions might make you more productive?

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    by Jayme Kinsey49

  • Anyone with good English and something worthy to say can make money with HubPages the easiest and most rewarding platform on the internet.

    How to Make Money Online With HubPages

    How to Make Money Online With HubPages

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor80

  • Is there a book inside of you that is just busting to come out but you don't know how to get it out into the world? It's easy and it's not expensive!

    Why Write And Self Publish A Book?

    Why Write And Self Publish A Book?

    by iamradiantrose1

  • Are you a freelance writer looking for new platforms to add to your writing portfolio? I discuss my experience with Zerys, including pay rates, clients, rejection rates, direct orders, and more.

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    by Rose Clearfield34

  • Even with platforms such as Amazon's Createspace and KDP which can publish virtually overnight, self publishing takes time! Discover how long it might take to self publish a print book or eBook.

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • There is money to be made at your local flea market, but it is not as easy as setting up a table and hoping that your junk is someone's treasure and that this hypothetical someone just happens to be passing by. Let's take a look at the different types of sellers you will find when visiting your local flea market.

    How to Be Successful in Selling at Your Local Flea Market

    How to Be Successful in Selling at Your Local Flea Market

    by DarkSinistar8

Loading
working