When we were getting out of debt, we did two things: cut all of our expenses and increased our income.
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1. Sell Your Clutter
If you’re like us, you have stuff lying around that you don’t use anymore. Craigslist or Kijiji are online marketplaces. Items are listed at a fixed price. Once it sells, the buyer and the seller meet to complete the transaction. I’ve sold items on both eBay and Craigslist; they are both user-friendly and easy to set up. Selling your clutter won’t make you rich, but it can help get you out of debt a little faster.
2. Complete Legit Online Surveys
If you’re at the very beginning of your side hustle journey and you want something easy, something you can do from anywhere, something that sends work your way, you can complete online surveys for money from Pinecone Research.
Looking for something a little more hands off? Download the Nielsen app to your devices.
3. Create a Website/Blog and/or an Online Course
Creating a website is consuming and the rewards aren’t necessarily immediate. It takes time to build a website and drive traffic to it using SEO or social media. However, it can pay rewards for months or years into the future. Read this post at SEOAuditGuide.com to find out exactly how to get started.
4. Start a Side Hustle
We train others in digital marketing & SEO and how to find paying clients to launch a side gig. There are millions of small businesses and freelancers across the country who need SEO help but can’t afford big agency rates. If you’re interested in learning more about my favorite side hustle, sign up for the free course.
Ready to take the leap into investing? There are a TON of options and none are any kind of guarantee for making money. However, we’ve decided that investing is worth the risk; we’re investing for dividends, so we have accounts with Vanguard, Betterment, and Stockpile.
|Taxable Brokerage Accounts We Use||Where to Sign Up|
|Betterment focuses on long-term investing, but they have fees. We have a brokerage account to see if it might be a fit for us. Use our affiliate referral link to try it out.||Sign up for Betterment|
|M1 Finance offers a platform free for investing by way of a brokerage account, which we use ourselves. Seriously, no fees. Use our affiliate referral link to try it out.||Sign up for M1 Finance|
|Stockpile is a great option to get kids and teens started in investing. We have accounts ourselves. If you use my affiliate referral link, you get $5 free!||Sign up for Stockpile|
|Vanguard is handles our retirement accounts and a brokerage account. We're investing only in Vanguard ETFs since they are free to trade.||Sign up for Vanguard|