Three Simple ways to make money on Amazon.com!
Amazon is a site with tons of resources.
Here are two great ways you can take advantage of them to make yourself some super quick money!
1. Amazon Mechanical Turk
With this feature of amazon you can get paid to complete small tasks for other people on the web. It can be anything from writing articles, tagging images, or completing short surveys for a great range of rewards. The earning potential of this isn’t wonderful but it is simple and you can start earning immediately!
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Make a To Do List
It’s much easier to stay on task if you have a set list of things you need to accomplish. Create multiple lists for different periods of time. Make daily, weekly and monthly to do lists to really make sure you get everything you need done.
Make a To-Don’t List
If you get easily distracted then you might need to make yourself a to-don’t list. This would include all your biggest distractions. For example: watching TV, checking facebook, playing videogames, surfing the web, etc. You would be surprised how much more time you have without these distractions in your life.
Use a Calendar
Keep all your important events in order by putting everything into a calendar. In doing this you’ll be able to figure out when you have free time to fit in other important things you need to get done.
Create and Complete Goals
Your time can be used much more efficiently if you have clearly defined goals that you are trying to complete. Use the S.M.A.R.T. method to create and achieve your goals. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time. Your goal should be able to complete all of these criteria’s. Another tip is to break up larger goals into several smaller goals. For example: “I want to draw 5 pictures over the course of the next 2 weeks”.
Use Alarms and Timers
The majority of all phones nowadays have alarms and timers on them. Use these features to your advantage, limit the amount of time spent on any one given task by using timers. Remind yourself to get started on tasks through the use of alarms. Timers can also be used to be aware of how long it takes you to complete a given task so you know for future reference.
If you have an abundance of good habits then you will be productive without even having to think about it. Habits can take up to 30 days of conscious repetition of a given task to develop so don’t give up hope and keep working hard!
It can be easy to take care of all the easy, less important things right away, but in doing so you will lose all your steam to get the things of real importance done. Number and order things on your To-do list by importance so you know which tasks really carry the most weight.
Use the 80/20 Rule
The philosophy of the 80/20 rule is that 80% of the work/task gets done in 20% of the time/effort. So in other words, focus on what really matters. There’s no need to waste all your energy and time on going above and beyond the necessary effort needed to get simple things done. Check out “How to Be More Productive“
Work Hard, Play Hard
This one is a bit self-explanatory, if you work hard and get all of your work done fast then you’ll have more time to relax and have fun!
Instead of wasting all your time trying to get all the little tasks done, have someone else do it. Sometimes it’s more efficient to hire someone to get something done rather than doing it yourself. Remember that your time is valuable!
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Sometimes it can be a struggle to stay positive and on the path of happiness. Follow these rules to ensure smooth sailing!
1. Live Without Regrets
There’s no sense in dwelling on past events and how things might be different. The way your life played out is the way it happened. There’s no changing the past. You’ll be much happier when focusing on enjoying the present and planning your future.
2. Place Importance on the Things That Matter
Those who put importance on money and vanity will always lust for more. Focus on things that hold meaning: family, friends, aspirations, good health, and happiness.
3. Treat Others How You Would Like to be Treated
What goes around comes around. Typically mean people who treat others badly are in turn treated like crap. Everyone loves and admires the nice people who respect and enrich the lives of others. Through helping other people be happy, you yourself can obtain happiness.
4. Never Take Anything Too Seriously
Being able to laugh anything off is a skill I wish I had. Recently an acquaintance of mine passed away, I obviously didn’t laugh it off, but I simply gave my sympathy and prayers to his memory and family. Several people I know let it have a terrible impact on their life when they hardly even knew him. Try and put things in perspective. He wouldn’t have wanted the end of his life ruin others.
5. Don’t Second Guess Yourself
You can accomplish anything you put your mind to, do not let anyone try and tell you otherwise. Try as hard as you can and remember that nothing but wisdom comes from mistakes and failures. People are drawn to people who have confidence. If you do anything with confidence you will have a following.
6. Work Towards Something Meaningful
How can you expect to be happy without contributing to something bigger than yourself? It can be as simple as smiling at people more often to try and brighten up someone else’s day. The end goal should somehow involve influencing yourself and others in a positive way. Maybe you could write a book to share all your great insight.
One’s appearance often reflects how they feel. In order to look great one must also feel great. Here’s 30 ways to liven up your mind, body, and soul.
1. Start Taking a Daily Regime of Vitamins
Vitamin C for your immune system, B vitamins for energy, Calcium and Vitamin D for bone health, Vitamin E for your skin, and Vitamin A for vision.
2. Get 8 Hours of Sleep
Lack of sleep can leave you with bags under your eyes and feeling tired all day.
3. Go for a Walk Everyday
Low-intensity exercise is great for relieving stress and overall health
4. Do Weight Training a Couple Times a Week
An extra pound of muscle can burn over an extra 30 calories a day while resting, plus who doesn’t want to be ripped?
5. Spend Extra Time on your Appearance Every Morning
Put on a nice outfit. Use some time to do your hair. This can make a huge difference in your appearance, and it makes you feel great!
6.Get a Haircut
There’s nothing like a new look to make you feel good about yourself
7. Dress Up for No Reason
You’ll have more energy wearing nice clothes around the house rather than sporting sweatpants and a stained T-shirt.
8. Smile Often
Everyone looks better smiling, and smiling when you’re unhappy can completely transform your mood.
9. Practice Meditating Daily
Some say you get more rest meditating for 30 minutes than with a couple hours of sleep. Meditating will melt your stress away and help you find inner peace.
10. Put on Some Cologne/Perfume
Smelling like flowers all the time should brighten your day up and although you might not look better you will surely smell better.
Change All Your Light bulbs to Energy Efficient CFLs
CFLs use almost half the energy as typical light bulbs. That adds up to be a lot of power. CFLs also last much longer than other light bulbs. This switch can easily save a small house $100 dollars a year or more.
Bike or Walk
Gas is over 4 dollars a gallon now and biking or walking someplace can save you loads of cash. If you commute 20 miles to work every day you will spend approximately $2000 on gas a year.
Eat Less Meat
It’s much cheaper to eat plant-based foods rather than meat. Meat also has a huge ecological impact because large amounts of grain must be grown to feed livestock.
Do Not Buy Bottled Water
A lot of plastic bottles end up polluting in landfills. Plus bottled water costs are astronomical when you compare them to the cost of a long lasting water filter. If you purchase a case of water every week, that can add up to a savings of over $300 dollars a year.
Give Up Paper Towels
Rags and towels work just as well and do not cost nearly as much as buying paper towels all the time. At 2 rolls of paper towel a week the savings can easily reach over $100 a year!
Start a Vegetable Garden
A lot of energy goes into transporting food from one place to another. A lot of our produce comes from foreign countries. If you have a large yard it’s possible to save thousands of dollars In a single growing season
Carpool to Work
Not only does this save a huge amount of money on gas but it cuts down on traffic congestion and air pollution.
Drive a Fuel-Efficient Car
Unless you need a truck for work there’s no reason you should be driving a truck or large SUV to get you from place to place. Smaller cars tend to be cheaper too.
Install Solar Panels
Although this costs a lot of money at first, in the long haul they will pay themselves off through the amount of savings you can get. Depending on what state you live in, you might be eligible for tax credits for renewable energy use. http://www.dsireusa.org/
Eat Your Leftovers
According to http://www.mint.com, a typical family of four throws away over $2200 dollars of food a year. Wasted food correlates to a lot of wasted resources.
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Earning money doesn’t mean you have to be employed necessarily, here’s some clever ways how to make some easy money.
Sell Unused Items on Craigslist
Old furniture and electronics can fetch a pretty penny on craigslist. Electronics are a depreciating asset because of the new technology always coming out. Sell electronics quickly before you lose even more money!
Online survey sites
This is good if you’re just trying to make a quick dollar or two, it can really add up after a while. My favorite site is CashCrate. Most other sites are not reliable or user-friendly.
Start a Website
This is more of a long term commitment, but websites can earn boatloads of money from advertising, not to mention working on a website is tons of fun if you’re working with content you love.
Sell Stock Photos
Some people make hundreds of dollars a year just putting pictures they already have and putting up ones they take just as a hobby, why not give it a shot? (Get the Pun?)
This is a lot of fun if you like kids, not to mention I’ve heard of people getting paid upwards of 20 dollars an hour.
Do Odd Jobs for Neighbors
Maybe that elderly guy across the street from you needs his lawn mowed or the lady around the corner needs to have her leaves raked. There are opportunities to make cash everywhere
Sell your Spare Gold or Silver
Get some cash for that gold jewelry you don’t wear anymore, just make sure to shop around and don’t sell it the first place you see “WE BUY GOLD”
If you love shopping this might be right for you. Mystery shopping involves pretending to be a regular consumer while obtaining information about services or products and then reporting that information back to a marketing organization.
Have a Garage Sale
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Try and sell (or even give away) some of your reusable things rather than letting them wind up in a landfill somewhere.
Write Articles for e-how
e-how pays you a portion of their ad revenues to the writer of the article. The better article, the more money you can make. Plus, it’s residual income so you will continue to earn money.
Sell Plasma, Sperm, Eggs
A donation of plasma can sell for $30-60, sperm can go for $100, and eggs can fetch thousands of dollars.
Sell Crafts on Etsy.com
If you’re into crafts you can turn them into a mini business, etsy is a thriving marketplace of artists selling their handmade goods.
Knowledge is valuable. There are plenty of websites to help people find tutors and tutors to find clientele; Craigslist is a good place to start.
1. Breathing Deeply
-There is no joy simpler than breathing. To breathe is to live.
2. Seeing in Color
-Not all beings are graced with this gift. Be grateful and look at color in a new way.
3. Making Funny Noises
-These aren’t just for little kids, there’s a multitude of strange noises one can make.
4. A Refreshing Glass of Water
-Without water we could not survive. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a cool glass of water on a hot day.
-Laughing releases endorphins in your brain, making you feel good. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
6. Making Someone Else Smile/Laugh
-Happiness is infectious, your smile and laugh can cause huge chain reactions of smiles and laughs. Doesn’t that make you feel good?
-Sunlight not only affects your vitamin D levels but also regulates serotonin in your brain making you feel great! An hour a day is a good amount to where you won’t be increasing your risk of skin cancer.
8. A Soothing cup of Tea
-I personally am a huge fan of tea and feel like everything is right in the world when I’m outside relaxing and having a cup.
9. Watching the Sunset/Sunrise
-The sun rising and setting is also a beautiful sight, when was the last time you really sat down and watched it?
“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” - Thoreau
For the past couple days I’ve been reading “The Millionaire Mind” by Thomas J Stanley. I want to bring up the part that discusses the difference between people who are income statement affluent and people who are balance sheet affluent. Income statement affluent people are the ones who have high paying jobs and lots of nice things. (Expensive home, fancy car, and expensive electronics) In reality, these people do not own these things; they have huge amounts of debt and pay thousands of dollars in interest payments every year. Balance sheet affluent people are the ones who have a high net-worth. They own their homes, own their cars, are in little to no debt, and ultimately will retire happily one day. How can you become balance sheet affluent instead of income statement affluent? Here’s how:
Budget and Save
The biggest reason why many people have a low net-worth is because they let their emotions dictate their spending habits. Figure out exactly where your money is going and eliminate expenditures on unnecessary things. Make a commitment to save a certain percentage of your paycheck. 10% is a good start, 50% is beyond spectacular.
Buy High-Quality Items That Will Save You Money
Instead of purchasing large amounts of low quality items that will break and need to be replaced before too long, buy high quality items that will last a lifetime. At first thought this might be a bit counter-intuitive because you are spending more but if you look ahead to the future you will actually be saving a lot of money. You can never go wrong with products with a lifetime warranty.
Live Below Your Means
When most people come onto a raise or a large amount of inherited money they instantly raise their living expenses. They need to have the biggest house they can afford, all the newest gadgets because they have the excess money now. Resist those urges. Imagine how much earlier you could retire or truly move onto your dream, if you save that money now.
Have an Emergency Fund
Without enough liquid funds when unexpected financial costs comes about, they can cost you even more money than it would have originally due to interest on borrowed money and other related fees. Put at the very least 4 months of living expenses in a savings account where money can be withdrawn without any issues.
Individual stocks are risky and stressful. Save the stress for the manager of a mutual fund. Mutual funds combine many different stocks so your risk is spread out vastly. We’re trying to build money instead of losing it all right? The smartest place to invest money is in you. Whether it’s getting a better education or using that money to start a business, investments on making more income are always going to have the highest return.
Take Advantage of a 401k Plan
Many employers offer a 401k plan, the typical employer matches every dollar you invest with $.50. That’s a 50% return on your money right off the bat! It is practically free money so why would you ever turn that down?
Re-Invest, Re-Invest, Re-Invest
When that stock pick really works out and you decide to cash out and count the profit, avoid spending those profits. If you continually keep reinvesting your money it can grow to wild proportions. If you were to invest $1000 and were able to achieve 10% interest every year, after 40 years it would have grown to almost $54,000… Wow, I think you can see the power of reinvesting your money.