Today, saving money and growing money are easier than ever before, because modern technology and the internet have given us access to resources that were not once available. Here I share tips and resources for making money and saving money. I’m always on the hunt for a great bargain or an opportunity to put an extra dollar or two back into my pocket.
Saving on Groceries
Before you make your weekly grocery visits, be sure to visit flipp.com. This is a website which allows you to view weekly circulars and search deals by category, item, or brand. Flipp also has an application which can be downloaded for free, so that you can access the latest sales from the convenience of your mobile device. Another great resource I use before my trips to the grocery store is grocerysmarts.com. This website matches coupons with local deals to make finding the best deals as easy as possible for you.
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If you’re looking for ultimate flexibility in a side gig, you should definitely consider becoming a tasker for Taskrabbit.com. This is an online marketplace where people post ads for tasks that they need completed along with the price they’re willing to pay to have them done. These tasks include anything from delivering mail to the post office, picking up groceries, helping someone move, or even serving as someone’s personal assistant. What’s great about it is that you choose the jobs you want for the pay you want at the times you want. This is a great way for stay-at-home moms, college students, or really anybody to put an extra dollar to their bank account.
Fiverr.com is an online marketplace where entrepreneurs and freelancers focus on growing their businesses by offering services at affordable prices. Fiverr’s global community includes web designers, marketers, script writers, teachers, artists, graphic designers, actors and the list goes on. I have not only purchased services from Fiverr, but I have promoted my own consulting services that others have purchased from me. Approximately 24-48 hours following the delivery of a service offered, funds earned are placed into the seller’s Fiverr account and can be redeemed via Paypal. Fiverr is a great resource for current business owners and a great platform through which budding entrepreneurs can make money.
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Teaching English Online
Whether you’re an educator by profession or you just have a passion for teaching others, teaching online is a great way to earn extra money in your spare time. You can apply to teach through an existing platform or you can start a business and create your own. There are many online institutions looking for native English speakers to teach English as a second language to internationals. Some institutions require a degree or TEFL certification, but there are others whose only requirement is that you be a native speaker. DadaABC is an English school with which I have tutoring experience. It is based out of Shanghai, China and its learners range in age from 4-12 years old. DadaABC, like many existing platforms, provide all teaching materials and training. The pay ranges from $15-$25 an hour and payments are made monthly via electronic transfer. You can’t beat that for a part-time gig! They also offer regular incentives to earn extra money. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first signed-on with DadaABC, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the level of professionalism. Visit this link to learn more about DadaABC and to apply to be a teacher with them. Below, you’ll find some additional to other online teaching platforms.
The Hilton is a company which manages over 4,000 hotels, resorts, and suites around the world. They offer employees flexible job opportunities by offering work-from-home positions. Some positions include benefits, training, and advancement opportunities. To inquire about work-at-home possibilities with the Hilton, visit
Also be sure to check out this video I came across on Hilton’s Youtube page which features some of their remote employees and their opinions about working for the company.