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Hacks for Making Money

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you feel you need to make more income.  These money hacks will look at some of the ways that people are making money on the web and how you can apply these in your own life.

Having too much month left at the end of the money is a problem that many people face.  often times expenses will grow faster than incomes this is usually the reason people will switch jobs so often because raises come slowly if they ever come at all.  

The Problem

If you’re like most people today you’re already stretched fairly thin trying to keep your employer happy. In the meantime, you are still trying to figure out how to eke out any sort of social life for yourself! If you have a family you are always looking for ways to spend more time with them. It is that ever-elusive quest of trying to create that work-life balance. There’s just not enough of you to go around! You don’t have time to get a second job or to do a lot to earn more income.

Old school thinking

In the old days, conventional wisdom said to go to college. Graduate. Find a good place to work. Stay loyal to that company and they will take care of you. Someday you’ll retire with enough to enjoy your golden years.  This was the advice given to me many years ago. Even by the early 1990s though it was clear that the world was changing and yet this advice does tend to linger and be passed on to younger generations. The world just doesn’t work that way anymore.  While it’s great to be part of a good company you can’t always count on that to take care of you. The company will always do what is best for them. You have to look after yourself and have a fallback plan in case that income falls through. 

You will either be glad that you did or sorry that you did not. It’s like a parachute you never know if you’re going to need it or not.  In this case, even if you don’t need it you’ll have extra money if you implement that back-up plan of income.

Who doesn’t need extra money? Ok, a few people, but they are probably not reading this!

The new way

While the old way focused on trading time for money the new thinking is to put something in motion and let it make money for you. Something that will either bring in money that has a low impact on your time. This allows you to keep the day job. At least until you can turn that small investment of time into something more permanent if that is what you choose to do. 

The online world has and continues to open up a whole new world of possibilities to let you influence your income. Some of these ideas will take a big investment of time in the beginning and maybe a minimal amount of money. 

The following information are general topics that this website will cover on the hacks for making money.

Side Hustles

Side hustles are an extra bit of work that you can undertake to supplement your full-time job. It’s usually freelance work or piecework that will only take a couple of hours a day. It can provide a little extra income and it should be something you are passionate about. Being excited about the side hustle helps to put in a little extra time because you choose to do something that’s enjoyable. You can enjoy making a little extra money instead of what you have to do to make your main income.

 Sometimes this work will stay as a side project and sometimes this will turn into a full-time income. Side hustles usually take a minimal investment of money. Usually just tools or software. Work can be found on a variety of different websites. Which site will depend on the type of work you’d like to do.

Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants are people who help out other people that just don’t have all the skills or the time to get their stuff done. This could be anything from scheduling and answering customer support emails to doing creative work.

I personally am terrible at anything artistic so I often hire people online to produce images like Pinterest pins or game graphics.

Social Media Managers

While almost anyone can use social media, managing for a company or website is hugely time-consuming.  With a little bit of copywriting skills and know-how of how to get people’s attention on social media, this could be the job for you. 


Websites need a constant supply of content.  it’s difficult for one person to keep cranking out new blog posts day after day.  if you’re not into starting your own blog you could hire yourself out to write other people’s blog posts or pretty much anything else that needs to be written.


A micro business is my term for something that you can create and only go back to take care of it every now and then.  A good example is this very website that you’re looking at now. I work on it a few times a week or whatever I get a good idea for a blog post but it’s not something that takes up a lot of my time.


Starting your own blog is not a very difficult thing to do all you need is some web hosting, some free blog software like WordPress and you are in business.  Of course, there’s a lot more to running a Blog than that. At least if you want to make money at it, and we will cover some of those things in the hacks on this site. 


If you know how to code or having another way to make a piece of software you can make a fair bit of cash renting it out or selling it.  Not every application will make money. They also can take a lot of time to produce. However, if you can figure out an application that solves a problem these usually tend to have the best success rates. 

This doesn’t even have to be a mobile app. Plenty of websites still make money. 


Dropshipping works by setting up an online store and selling other people’s products.  When you make a sale you order from the company that selling it. You let them know that you are dropshipping and have them send it to your customer’s address. 

One of the advantages of a drop-shipping site is that you get to set whatever price that you want on it. You can even charge double of what your supplier is charging.  It is so easy to set up drop shipping sites now that there is a lot of competition. Therefore you’ll really need to find a nice product Niche if you want to be able to make money this way. 

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing goes hand-in-hand with blog creation.  It works by getting a special link from a company that sells different products online.  If a product is relevant to the topic that you’re writing about then you could suggest that product in your blog. Then you get a small commission from anything sold. 

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