April 2013

25 Ways to Earn
April 29, 2013

Infographic: 25 Ways to Earn Extra Cash

With the knowledge that nearly half of all Americans are struggling to stay current on bills each month, we set out to find a few non-traditional ways to help make ends meet. Over the past several weeks we’ve shared a number of ways to earn extra spending cash when times are tight. To wrap up […]

Crowdsource Labor
April 26, 2013

Earn Spending Money with Crowdsourced Labor Apps

Our YOUconomy series has seen people rent extra rooms, teach classes, and even keep an eye on the neighbor’s dog to earn a bit of extra spending money when times are tight. Yet another option for making a few bucks is to help businesses out with tasks that they need a real, live person to […]

2 Ways To Turn Your Opinions Into Cash
April 24, 2013

2 Ways To Turn Your Opinions Into Cash

Nearly half of Americans are struggling to stay current on bills, which means there isn’t much wiggle room to put money aside for unexpected expenses like car repairs or medical emergencies. One way to start contributing to an emergency savings fund is to think outside (or rather, in addition to) the traditional 9-5 job. Over […]

Online Clothing Resellers
April 22, 2013

Earning Extra Cash: Which Online Clothing Reseller is Right for You?

Studies show that Americans are drowning in stuff – toys, cleaning supplies, clothes – regardless of financial standing, most of us have more things lying around than we really need. At the same time, 44% of Americans struggle to get by each month. So why not put two and two together to de-clutter our lives […]

April 19, 2013

Freelance Earning Tips from Contently’s Shane Snow

Freelance work certainly has its pros and cons, but nonetheless continues to grow as a popular option for employment in the United States. In fact, the Freelancers Union cites that one in every three American workers – or 42 million people – are self-employed. Last week we looked at freelance statistics in terms of personal […]

April 17, 2013

Put Underutilized Skills to Work by Teaching with Dabble

You don’t have to go far to find a PhD tending bar or a bachelor’s degree holder folding clothes at a retail shop. In fact, a recent study by the non-profit Center for College Affordability and Productivity reveals that nearly half of working Americans with college degrees are working jobs that they are overqualified for. […]

Carpool for Cash with These 3 Ridesharing Apps
April 15, 2013

Carpool for Cash with These 3 Ridesharing Apps

Studies show that one in every two Americans is living paycheck to paycheck. Whether you’re supporting a family or just getting started in your career, a few extra dollars can make a big difference. But given the current state of the economy, that cash might not come from your typical sources. The “e-conomy” as some […]

Is Freelance The Future of Work In America?
April 12, 2013

Is Freelance The Future of Work In America?

Is this the end of the traditional workplace as we know it? Freelance work is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in October of 2012, 14.9 million American workers were self-employed. What does it mean to be a freelancer? Here are some notable statistics from the 2012 State […]

Job Apps
April 10, 2013

Allowance for Adults: 5 Kid-Friendly Income Sources Repurposed for Grownups

With 50% of U.S. workers making less than $26,364 per year, it’s not uncommon for Americans to struggle with bills and other expenses each month. And between families and other obligations, picking up a second job isn’t a possibility for everyone. But a second job isn’t the only option. Thanks to the new “e-conomy,” digital […]

April 8, 2013

3 Tools for Making Money from Outdated Gadgets

Outdated, even out-of-the-box gadgets plummet in value. But that doesn’t mean they’re worthless. From the Kindle you never use to last year’s Android model, the gadgets collecting dust around your apartment provide an opportunity to bring in a little extra cash for those of us who are living paycheck to paycheck.