Maybe I’m a dork, but I have just learned ways people can make money on the Internet. Did you know you can make money writing articles for eHow? One mom posted screen shots of her PayPal earnings from eHow — not only were they impressive — they were growing! Once an article is written, it continues to earn money as long as people continue to click on it (and presumably read it).
Another woman makes web pages very quickly with little or no graphics. She adds content about once a week and uses Google ads and affiliate marketing to earn money. She said her home improvement site makes the most money.
Anytime I talk to moms, I hear that they want to be at home and they want to supplement their family’s finances. These models make money while you are playing with your kids, cooking dinner or even gasp! sleeping! Check out these links – if you are here, you are probably surfing the internet, typing, configuring your FaceBook page and emailing or IMing someone. In other words, you are intelligent and articulate. Why not put your Internet time and your verbal skills to use? Why not do it today? If this is new to you, consider checking out these links:
Writing for Your Wealth
An Open Letter to the Amazon Associates Program
My WAHM Blog
SimpleMom You’ll have to dig around SimpleMom to find content about earing money through blogging but it’s worth it. She has some great stuff in there!
Think Traffic’s Million Dollar Blog Project Announced August 30, 2011 and just taking off after Labor Day!
Oh and as I am a total dork, leave your own great links in a comment below!
First — a quick announcement! The download icon is being tested right now. We are conducting tests on Windows XP and Vista to make sure everything will go smoothly (sorry this program will not run on a Mac – yet!)
I spent a quiet evening on some financial message board forums and people are facing tough times. One woman is trying to figure out how to keep paying her daughter’s college tuition and she put this last semester’s tuition on a credit card. The debts keep mounting and their budget will soon go under. Some of the community members wondered why the daughter wasn’t trying to help pay her tuition. It got me thinking about some of our own experiences and a visual we used with our own kids.
When we faced a tough time in our financial lives, we took enough Monopoly money to represent our salaries and gathered the kids around the kitchen table. They asked us what was up (the kids were in elementary school at the time) and we told them we wanted them to see how much money we made! Then we told them we wanted them to help us figure out how to spend it!
Their eyes got wide and they enthusiastically agreed to help!
First, we asked if we should continue tithing our money to the Lord. Kids in elementary school are pretty sweet and they felt that yes, we should definitely do that. We showed them how to calculate ten percent and moved that much to the side.
They were ready to spend! But unfortunately there was this little matter of taxes. They were shocked and horrified! Even at their tender ages, they knew Ronald Reagan was the president and they knew that paying that much in taxes was just wrong! But whoosh! Off to the side, it went.
By then, they were catching on. The oldest figured out there was rent to pay (my husband had just graduated from college and there was no house at that time.) We pointed out that “rent” also includes pesky things like lights, water, cable and phone. Whoosh!
Our lovely pile of money was getting very small! After we deducted car insurance, gasoline and food, they started volunteering to mow lawns and sell lemonade!
We encouraged them that their Daddy had a job with a great future and that things would soon improve (and thankfully we were right.) But they did grasp what our salaries represented and they have grown to become decent money managers.