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16 Nov 2015
Freelancers: Get Paid to Sell Your Hair
Alright, freelancers, maybe it’s time to consider making money in ways other than writing and blogging….
There are plenty of unusual ways to make extra cash, but selling your hair online is by far one of the most accessible ones. Assuming you aren’t going bald, growing your hair requires as much effort as sleeping or drinking water.
While long hair can definitely become harder to manage over time, the rewards can be truly worthwhile depending on its length, color, and overall health.
Hair traders are in the business of buying your hair and (usually) reselling it. Each purchase generally requires your hair’s length to be no less than 12 inches, with longer options paying you more money.
If you had donated to charity in the past but now wish to make money selling your hair, there are several sources that might be of interest.
How to Get Paid to Sell Your Hair Online:
Hairwork.com: Basically, you advertise your hair by purchasing an ad for $25, which lasts as long as three months. Interested buyers can then contact you with reasonable offers and you can either approve or decline them.
If you are made a decent offer, all remaining arrangements are then made offline (discussing the destination address or shipping information). In essence, Hairwork.com works similarly to Craigslist in which the source does not directly handle your business, but rather the communication between you and the buyer (a middleman, of sorts).
HairSellon.com works similarly to Hairwork, allowing you to post an ad for $14-$22 (standard ad or featured ad, respectively). According to their handy hair price calculator, you can easily earn well over $100 for 15 inches depending on its color, thickness, and other attributes.
OnlineHairAffair.com also allows you to make money selling your hair for a decent price, with a 31-day ad costing only $10 or $15 for a total of 62 days.
BuyandSellHair.com is yet another website that pays you to sell your hair online, charging you $14.50 for a three-month listing. Their homepage is actually quite motivating, showing people selling medium-to-long hair for well over $400.
Tips to Follow…
Provide as much detail as possible to maximize the chances of selling your hair for the best possible price. This includes taking plenty of pictures, describing its color, pattern, exact length, and any shampoo or chemical you use (if applicable).
Moreover, keep your hair looking natural and do not disturb it with braids or dye it. Buyers are typically seeking natural styles and hair that is untreated and artificially modified.
Please note that some buyers will want to know much more about you before buying your hair (whether you smoke, how often it’s washed, if you have undergone chemotherapy, and other details that might affect it).
Even though some buyers can be picky, you can still make money selling your hair to the right match (it’s all about finding that perfect customers, after all).
Can you get paid to sell your hair online? Absolutely. Can you rely on this as a means to pay your monthly bills? Well, not so much. As you know, growing your hair takes time; however, you can safely expect a nice paycheck every two to three months to help supplement your current income.
So, if you’re a freelancer looking to make some extra money, sell your hair for cash and bring a smile to other people in need.
11 Nov 2015
Did You Know You Can Get Paid to Walk?
You have probably heard of Gigwalk by now, as it’s been around for several years. Is Gigwalk worth your time, though?
Thanks to today’s technological advances, many services have surfaced in recent years with ways for freelancers to supplement their income. You can make money driving, playing video games, reading emails, and much more. But who would have thought you could also get paid to walk to various places around the city?
If you are one of millions of people that don’t like to exercise or go out much, hopefully this will give you some motivation.
Best of all, the tasks you perform are usually convenient because they are based within your immediate area. This also allows you to familiarize with places that you would have never considered visiting otherwise.
Gigwalk is a service/app that allows you to run errands on behalf of other people around the city.
Let’s get started by setting up your Gigwalk app and account.
Gigwalk Android app
Gigwalk iPhone app
- Install the Gigwalk app on your smartphone and configure it with a new account.
- When ready, you will see different “Gigwalk jobs” that change dynamically depending on your geographical area and the gig’s availability.
- If you are interested in a particular job, request to perform it and the customer will either allow you to do it, or decline your request.
- If the customer/requester is satisfied, you will be paid after the staff reviews the completed task.
Can You Make Money with Gigwalk?
Some gigs may consist of the following: Asking a question to a business owner, finding out store hours, taking pictures of a business, getting more details from a restaurant menu, asking if a business is open on holidays and much more.
Basically, anything that you can physically do could potentially turn into a paying gig. The creativity involved here is limitless. That said, some of these gigs may or may not be your cup of tea. Thankfully you can choose from multiple jobs at any given time.
To answer the question at hand: Yes, you can make money to walk using Gigwalk, but the amount really depends on the task’s complexity and how long it takes to complete.
From my observations, the average gig pays anywhere from $3 to over $20. The money is deposited to your PayPal account, and such payment may take up to seven days.
To make the most out of Gigwalk, each customer will give you a review at the end of each completed gig. The more quality reviews you have, the better the chances at seeing new gigs as soon as they pop up. This, in turn, allows you to apply to them faster than anyone else and stay on top of your game.
Get Paid to Walk: Easy as it Sounds?
Well, yes and no. The best you can do is to take on Gigwalk jobs that are near you and won’t really make you go too out of your way (consider gas money, as well as making your way back during heavy traffic).
Overall, Gigwalk provides a neat way to make money walking and performing various odd jobs. I fully recommend you give this a try, especially if you are currently unemployed or need help supplementing your income while self-employed.
Have you tried Gigwalk? Can you share your experiences with it?
9 Nov 2015
Get Paid to Drive Your Car
Did you know you can make thousands of dollars every year just driving your car? That’s right, you can get paid to drive and and do all the things you already do for free. This may include picking up the kids at school or driving along the highway to go just about anywhere.
Thankfully, being unemployed these days is not as scary as it used to be ten years ago. More and more companies are finding ways to make money, and thankfully they need your help for this. This, in turn, makes you a self-employed professional. Congrats!
What is Auto Wrap Advertising?
Car wrapping, or auto wrap advertising, involves signing up with a company (more on that later) and this company will basically cover up your car with a big advertisement of their choosing. You will then get paid to drive and thus earn good money by visiting the usual places you often drive to.
I am sure you have seen plenty of cars out there covered in big advertisements but never truly wondered what their deal was.
Well, now you know.
Your car is typically covered with vinyl decal, which makes your car look like it has been painted with the advertisement. This is an efficient way for companies to place the ad while also not ruining your car’s beautiful paint.
Is it Worth it?
This is absolutely worth it for both you and the advertising agencies. For starters, you make several hundred dollars per month while a company’s ad is seen by a lot of people throughout the month.
Additionally, since your car is one of the few covered in colorful ads on the road, there is a good chance that it stands out from the crowd (therefore, being more effective). This encourages companies to keep you working for them.
This practice works especially well these days, as virtually every driver and passenger has internet access from their phone. It is not uncommon for your car’s ads to draw their attention, forcing them to look up more information about it and becoming a paying customer for the company in question.
Get Paid to Drive: How Are You Chosen?
To become a paid driver in the Auto Wrap Advertising business, they will analyze your surroundings and the areas you drive to most frequently.
For example, if you usually travel to downtown where it’s packed with young people and clubs, it is likely that a clothing company would place an ad on your car. It’s all about demographics and geographical location.
You also need the following in order to qualify, some which are obvious:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a spotless driving record
- You must be willing to drive a certain amount of miles per month
- Competent insurance coverage
Legitimate Car Wrap Companies:
The following companies pretty good at this line of work, and will be more than happy to pay you to drive. Some of these include:
Are you ready to make money driving? If you have a decent car and often drive to popular areas around the city, why not make thousands of dollars per year to drive your car?
8 Nov 2015
Make Money Recycling Everything
Believe it or not, there are several ways to make money recycling, proving that you can earn extra cash by doing just about anything. After all, it’s all about using your imagination, right?
Thanks to the following methods, you can rely on niche companies and creative methods to use your trash in lucrative ways. Companies benefit by improving the world and the environment, as well as helping charities throughout the world. Lastly, you benefit by putting some pocket change in the bank!
Here are some cool ways to make money with your trash.
1: Sell Wine Bottles
Selling wine bottles (and even corks) on websites like Craigslist.org and Backpage.com can always make you a buck or two, all depending on the quality and the collector you deal with. You can sell these for roughly .60 cents a bottle and about .05 cents per cork.
It’s not a lot of cash, but it is nevertheless a viable way to make money recycling and putting in some money in your pocket. If nothing else, at least it could get you a chocolate bar.
2: Make Money from Pictures of Recyclables
This is yet another way to make money selling your trash. Websites like Greenopolis.com can offer you various rewards for sending in photos of recycled items. Every accepted picture earns you points which can be exchanged for prizes and gift cards.
3: Send Garbage to Terracycle
Make money recycling by sending it to Terracycle.com. This source recycles as much as possible and makes you a few bucks depending on the amount and quality of all items sent.
Even though you don’t receive the money yourself, the company pays the cash to a charity of your choice. So, if you normally support the charity in question with your own money, now you won’t have to.
4: Make Money with Food Packaging
Instead of throwing away the packaging of the foods you buy, check for contests or incentives programs that other people might find useful.
For example, many products contain coupons and codes that you can sell on places like Craigslist.org for a couple of cents – the price being negotiated by you and the buyer, of course.
Recyclebank.com offers a pledge program which earns you rewards for pledging for various actions. These include shutting off the water while brushing your teeth or recycling random things around the house.
As a result, points earned are exchanged for gift cards in stores like Best Buy and iTunes.
Getting Paid to Recycle: Worth it?
While these unusual ways to make money recycling will not make you rich, they can definitely offer some money for those times when you are in need (hey, every penny counts).
Even if you don’t find some of these viable, making money with food packaging is by far one of the easier methods out there.
Which of these ways will you use to make money?
7 Nov 2015
Get Paid to Listen to Music Online
Just when you thought making money at home wasn’t all that fun, now you can get paid to listen to music. This is done by performing various things such as reviewing and rating tracks.
Why would you get paid to listen to songs? Artists and labels find this important because it helps them improve every aspect of a song before it’s released to the public.
Each song is based on different genres, so you have to tolerate all types and provide an honest rating. Doesn’t this sound like music to your ears? Let’s get started.
SlicethePie.com pays you to review songs and music in all conceivable genres.
The amount of money you earn is determined by a ranking system that measures how detailed your review is. The average review should be no less than 50 words, otherwise you may be prompted to modify it.
On average, Slice the Pie pays around .10 cents per music review, but this amount varies greatly from person to person. You can cash out via PayPal once you accrue $10.
Listen to hundreds of stations based on common music genres such as rock, jazz and R&B. In addition, you can watch videos and music-based programs.
Earn points for performing many tasks while logged in: Listen to music, rate a song, watch videos, share a music station with friends, perform internet searches through their built-in search bar, among other tasks.
You can then exchange these points for merchandise. Lastly, you may also earn a 10% referral for every person you invite to join through your affiliate link. In other words, you earn points indefinitely for every person that signs up through your link and participates on the site.
Essentially, you have the power to influence new music as producers need you to rate songs and provide your opinions. These opinions are shared with record labels, their managers and everyone involved in the industry.
HitPredictor pays you to listen to music through various prizes and incentives such as gift cards to different stores. For example, they often reward you a $100 Amazon gift card which you can resell or simply use for your own needs.
MusicXRay.com works similarly to the other ones. However, these guys will try to tailor each song to your personal tastes to help you enjoy the experience a lot more. All in all, you can choose from country, pop, rock, classical and many other music genres.
At the beginning, you can only earn around .5 cents per submitted rating. As your score improves, your earnings keep increasing until you reach a maximum of $1. You can finally request payment once you reach $20.
Can You Really Get Paid to Listen to Music Online?
In reality, you won’t make much money to rate songs, unless you are a professional fully employed in the industry.
That being said, getting paid to review music still puts some pocket change in the bank here and there, useful for the occasional rainy day. The people who benefit most from reviewing music online are those with a real passion for it. After all, why not get paid doing something that you love?
In order to make the best of these, it’s wise to schedule a time to review music one or twice a week, while never breaking out of that habit.
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