• FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home,  writing

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 19-Three More Side Gigs

    Have you found your perfect side gig yet? In the coming months, we’ll be going into more detail about all the side gigs I’ve listed during this challenge. Here are three more possible opportunities for side gigs you might enjoy. Once again, this one is a chance to put your knowledge to good use. It would also be perfect for teachers or anyone with teaching experience- https://www.studypool.com/ If you like words, have good typing skills check Rev which hires people to create captions- https://www.rev.com/freelancers/captions And finally, this one is for all the writers- Write & Get Paid – Listverse

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 18-More Side Gigs

    Do you have some expertise or like to do research? While the three sites I’m giving you links to won’t earn you passive income, I think they’re still worth checking out. The first one is how to become a notary. If you’re wondering what that is they’re the people who witness signatures, documents, and someone’s identity and are used for everything from financial documents to closing on the purchase of property. Each state has its own requirements and regulations. Some require you take a test while others don’t. I’m not sure how much they make and I’m thinking that maybe notaries set their own prices. Find out more at- https://www.asnnotary.org/…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 17-Apps

    Have you ever thought about creating an app? Today, I thought we’d focus on something that lots of people over look in their search for side gigs and ways to make money, and that’s creating an app. I’ve heard about people who do just that and make lots of money. Once it’s made it’s also passive income. Like everything else, the key is to come up with an app for something just about everyone will need or want. The one thing that’s prevented me from creating one is I’m not that tech savvy and to make an app you need to know how to code. I do know a few…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 16-Five Platforms for Potential Side Gigs

    We’re in the home stretch for our February Money Mindset Makeover. How are you doing? So far we’ve looked at net worth, money that flows into our accounts each month, and money that goes out. We also figured out things that can be cut from our budgets and finally thought about putting our talents and skills to good use by starting a business or engaging in some side gigs. This week, it’s all about resources to help you decide on the perfect side gig. And remember that a side gig or a bunch of side gigs might eventually turn into a business, whether it be part or full time. Today,…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig,  working from home

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 6-What’s Your Passion?

    The first week of the challenge is almost over. So far we’ve looked at net worth, assets and liabilities, what money comes in and what money goes out each month. Yesterday, we talked about looking at the goods and services on the minus side of the equation but today we’re going to look at the other side of the coin. Ways you can make that amount larger than your outgoing expenditure. Cutting expenses is one way to do it but we all get to the point where we’ve cut back as much as we can so that’s where trying to make more money to increase that plus side comes into…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    Money Challenges in February

    Ready to get a new money mindset? February is usually all about romance, hearts, chocolate and flowers, but seems like this year it’s going to be about money. Not only am I having a money makeover challenge here at BSG, but Angela Wills is too. First about the BSG challenge which is free to you. Each day, starting on Monday Feb 1st and finishing on Sunday Feb 28th, I’ll be posting a different money challenge for you. Nothing that’s too hard but things that I hope will get you thinking about how you view money, past ‘relationships’ you have with money, tips on budgeting, ways to save money and also…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    How Prepared Are You?

    If your computer crashed or a platform you sell on went out of business, are you prepared? If 2020 taught us anything it was that everything can change and change quickly. Have you given any thought to what would happen if the platform you sell your products on or the company that hosts your web site suddenly goes out of business, what you’ll do. Panic shouldn’t be the first word that comes to mind. My late father always told me to have a back up plan for everything in life. I’ve done my best to follow his advice but sometimes we get busy and sometimes we don’t see things coming…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    Let’s Get Organized

    Have lots of projects going on and not sure which one to tackle first? Have a to do list that’s getting out of control? Yesterday, I realized even though I’d spent the previous two weeks getting organized (or should I add the word thought in front of getting), I failed at the task. I hate to make the new year all about organization but as entrepreneurs and people who like to save money, it’s essential to do a check in once in a while. So, on a scale of one to ten (with one being bad shape), where would you say you are in being organized? Right now I think…

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  • Business Talk,  working from home

    Hold Yourself Accountable

    Last week we focused on staying motivated and finding an accountability partner. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you about something I’ve been doing to hold myself accountable. Yes, I’ve had accountability partners in the past. It’s my preferable way to go but sometimes it takes time finding one that’s a great match. I tried this alternative way last year, and so far, so good. At the beginning of each week, I take a sheet of paper and write down what I want to achieve in the next five days. I leave space between each one…I’ll tell you why in a minute. Fold the paper in half or thirds…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    How to Make Money in 2021

    We’re heading into the last few posts of the year so I thought I’d dedicate this one to how to make money in 2021 and then on Thursday how to save money in 2021. For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing research, looking for trends, listening to forecasts and trying to figure out the best way we can make money in the next twelve months. Things are getting harder to predict these days but here are some ideas Homeschooling/Teaching Whether it’s by necessity or choice, I think more parents are going to be homeschooling their children in the coming years. Anyone that can help them, whether it be a…

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