Updated on December 1, 2017 by admin
Are those bills getting higher and those dues are so much near, but pay-time is a bit far ahead? For those who need easy money, it's not always easy to find one. Most probably, these desperate people would even dig in the most unusual jobs just to bring in some extra cash such as baby-sitting, setting up a garage sale, pawning, and even selling scrap. Well, if this is not really one's idea of making cash flow in quickly, it is wise to try an income-generating job that would not really require so much effort and would never put one's reputation at risk. Here are some tips on how to make money online the easy way.
1. Make money by naming domains. The original idea about naming domains came from Dane Carson's blog. It's undeniable, there are some sites with really lousy domain names, and this is where the opportunity to gain money comes in. Calling these owners and offering one's naming services is such a good idea.
2. Be a smart seller. With the millions of people selling cheap stuffs on eBay, one can buy these cheap stuffs and resell it for a much higher price. One can go to Craigslist.com and find what item most people buy and sell. Take note of the prices. Then on eBay, search for cheaper prices of these stuffs, buy it, and then sell it on Craigslist.com. Now that's really an easy way to buy and sell.
3. Write Reviews. There are some sites that pay for product reviews, so why not search for these sites and give them an offer they can not resist? Contact developers and offer one's services to be a writer writer for their product – and it can be any product, like softwares, cameras, printers, etc. Writing good product reviews and testimonials can really boost up the sales, so do not quit on convincing developers to hire a product reviewer! This job is actually fun and easy to do, plus – free products or softwares are up for grabs!
4. Blog and get paid for it. Blogging is more than just a writing past time, it can get some income coming too. Most bloggers know how to make money online the easy way by creating links to a product or website on their page that would improve the website's traffic. More traffic, means more money – and yes, these sites are willing to pay the blogger a reasonable price for the little favor the writer did.
5. Be a Poet. There are some sites that are also willing to pay a not so high but at least reasonable price for those rhymes and poetic words. For those who are natural poets, this job can be really easy.
Aside from these tips mentioned, there can still be so many ways were one bring in some cash the easy way. If there are people who are in dire need of extra cash because of some emergencies, or if they just …
Updated on November 10, 2017 by admin
How much can I sell my intarsia woodwork for? This is the question I get asked all the time. So I know that at least some of you out there are considering trying to sell your work.
So how much are they worth?
Early Days – A Typical Scenario
You’ve started on a new and exciting woodworking skill called Intarsia. You can’t get enough of it. Your family and friends are really impressed with the stuff you are making. So every new piece easily finds a home.
You are happy to give your finished pieces to your close family and friends. But then friends of friends start wanting pieces. It occurs to you that while you certainly enjoy making them there are costs involved other than your time. And even though you don’t feel you need to be paid for your time it would be nice to get some sort of return for your labours.
Mid Intarsia Crisis
Well maybe not a crisis but now you do start to think it might be good to sell a few intarsia pieces to recoup costs. And how much easier is it to get the boss to agree to a new machine in your workshop if you are showing a return. “Well dearest heart, I’ve made a few bob already and with that money I can buy a brand new – insert your preference here – so I can make my intarsia even more efficiently and then I’ll easily be able to get around to making that new coffee table you’ve always wanted and so richly deserve.” Woffle wofle woffle.
The Big Question – “How much are they worth?
“How long is a piece of string?
The golden rule. “They are worth whatever customers will pay for them”
Which doesn’t actually tell you anything. So let’s look at a couple of pricing scenarios.
The Academic Approach
A Masters degree in Business will tell you to do something like this. First calculate your total cost of production.
* Timber including any waste – $ Very little
* Plywood backing – $ A tiny amount
* Hangers from a framing shop – a few cents
* Sandpaper – $ more than you’d first imagine but still not much
* Glue – a few more cents
* Varnish or oil finish – $ a few dollars
* Workshop rent – it might be your garage but somebody some time had to pay for it.
* Broom for sweeping up
* yadda yadda yadda
* Cost of stall at local flea market/car boot sale
* Traveling cost to get there
* Your time sitting behind the stall all day
* The cream on the top that you deserve over and above your wages for running your own business. And now the big one.
* Your local mechanic charges $50 (or $60 or $70) per hour to fix your car. And it’s probably the first year apprentice …