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Ideas for Money: If You’re Artsy, Consider Etsy

Are you artistic? Do you enjoy bringing beauty to our world? If you are an artist, a craftsperson, a designer, even a jewelry maker, your creations can become a source of income.   Your handwork may contribute to your greater financial security; it may help you diversify your sources of income.

It’s not an easy path but neither is your work easy to create.  More than anything else, the most important consideration when attempting to turn your artistic hobby into a source of income: continually focus on quality.... read more >

Ideas for Money: Make An App for That!

When Marco Arment set out to develop Instapaper, he didn’t think of it as a business.  Instead, he was a frustrated commuter wishing he could read articles on his iPhone while riding the New York subway. 

The source of his frustration?  Internet connection was not available while on the subway train.  His solution?  Save the long articles to his iPhone to read when he decided it was time.... read more >

Ideas for Money: Money-Making Ideas From A to Z

This A to Z list is intended to spark ideas for added sources of income. Imagine the possibilities.

Making money takes work but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your work.  Use your knowledge, your skills and your imagination to grow extra sources of income in ways that are satisfying to you. 

Look at the moneymaking ideas that follow.  Perhaps one will leap off the page for you to adapt.  It may be that an idea here will inspire an even better idea, one for you to shape in a way that works in your life.... read more >

Multiple Income Streams - An Introduction

Protect your financial well-being with income from multiple sources.

It was a decade of turmoil, the first decade of the 21st century.  It started on a high followed immediately by the first of two recessions!  We raced back to another high and then plummeted to a far worse recession.  In its wake, our economy is unsettled and we, the people, are unsettled.  As we recover, we see that employment is forever changed. 

One of many changes in the working life of every American is the need to take charge.  No longer can we count on employment as... read more >

Ideas for Money: Selling Opportunities for Collectors

It used to be garage sales and yard sales. Today, many sell from online auction sites.

Are you a collector?  Do you browse antique shops and flea markets for rare treasures?  Have you collected more than you can store?  Have your tastes changed?  There are a million reasons for deciding to sell.  Best of all, it’s never been easier to sell whether it’s mementos, antiques, furniture or cars. 

The online auction market for collectibles is thriving.  But, it’s not just collectors who are selling online.  Many hobbyists have found an added source of income by selling their creations through... read more >

Ideas for Money: Are You A Writer or An Editor?

Opportunities abound for those whose work is words.

Many of today’s readers use electronic tools as their primary source for reading as they access mountains of information each day.  Every man, woman and child can source whatever they wish to read based on personal interests and preferences.  One important result is the demand for writers.  Equally important, the kinds of writing and editing opportunities are changed.


Today, writers can choose to write and publish their own work.  In fact, a self-publisher can form a business around their written work.  No longer will self-publishers be called vanity publishers.... read more >

Ideas for Money: Bring Your Invention to Life

What product idea is percolating in your mind? Could it be the next big thing? Is it time to take it to the next level?

Americans are inventive.  We come up with ideas all the time, ideas that make our lives easier, smarter or happier.  Inventions often solve a problem or fill a need.  Every single item you own was someone’s idea, their invention.

That’s how two American entrepreneurs, each in their early 40’s, made it to Forbes’ list of billionaires.  Sara Blakely took $5,000 in 1998 and started Spanx.  Today, she stands alongside 1,225 other billionaires.  What did she set out to do?  She wanted a better under garment – as... read more >

Ideas for Money: Small-Run Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is now so easy and affordable, you can do it at home.

One hundred years ago, Henry Ford began the first manufacturing production line.  With it, he launched the mass-production of products to be sold to thousands and, soon, millions of buyers. 

Fast forward to the 21st century.  Small-run manufacturing can now be done in the home or at your place of business.  It is affordable, it is efficient and it takes up very little space.  For the first time ever, there is a manufacturing process that allows precise customization.  This new process is called 3-D printing; it is derived from additive manufacturing.... read more >

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