Friday, January 4, 2013
Money Making Ideas - Happy New Year #NewYearsResolutions #money
Money Making Ideas. Most Stay-At-Home moms are on budgets. Living on one income is a balancing act. Today I am sharing a few of my ideas on how to find money. Here is a list of things I have done while still staying home with my kids.
Recycle - water bottles, soda cans OC Recycling
When you go to the recycling center you will see others making a living by recycling.
You can also email your friends that you are having an online vintage sale. Someone else's trash can be another person's treasure. So make a few bucks selling.
Buy with a coupon. My favorite book is the Entertainment Book, because of it's buy one get one free coupons. With two boys and a tight budget this helps save on entertaiment and food. February is the best month to purchase the book online. The price drops from it's original price. Entertainment Book
Joining a group - MOMS Club has saved me money, because we receive group discounts. Through my MOMS Club, I have been able to go on some incredible field trips. The group buys in bulk and the discount is passed on to me.
Shop with Friends or Family - Costco, Sams Club and Buying in Bulk is a great way to save. But if you don't need all of it, then it is a waste. Share with friends a purchase and split the cost. Don't be afraid to go together and carpool. Just remember to stick to your list and don't over buy.
Donate your unwanted items to a non-profit. This idea is great for receiving tax credit on your income tax. While you won't see the saving immediately, when tax time comes around it is a great way to get a small credit on your income taxes.
Cleaning houses, babysitting or house sitting are great ways to find extra cash. Get the word out to friends and post flyers. This way you can have a flexible schedule, while you make extra cash. This works best, when friends and neighbors refer you to people they know. Other ways to advertise is through social sites PennySaver, Craigslist, Ebay Classifieds and local Starbucks bulletin board.
Selling your beautiful crafts on Esty or local farmers market. There is also a group that helps crafters called "OC Boutiquers" on meetup. OC Boutiquers on Meetup
I hope that this post helps you make a little extra money. Happy New Year!!!
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