How to Earn Extra Money in 2008

January 16, 2008

I just got done watching a news program that said consumer spending is up only because people have been charging like crazy. I believe it! I can personally attest to the fact that if you charge it today, watch out for tomorrow. Someday, the bill is going to come. Unfortunately, the paycheck can only stretch so far, and a whole lot of people are going to want to know how to earn extra money in 2008.

You could go out and get a part-time evening job at a convenience store, but there is a reason why a “help wanted” is ever-present in the window. In terms of danger level, I think attendants should get hazard pay, and that is one place I would never want anyone I know to work-so forget that!

Today, considering our global community, may people are actually staying right at home with their families, working a few hours in the evening, and making extra money. For example, companies are now outsourcing normal office documents and hiring people across the country to do the typing.

I was checking around the other day and found a site that actually pays you to post comments on other people’s blogs. I do know it is free to sign up, but I think you need a website of your own.

If you are a computer guru, you could probably quit your day job and work totally out of your home. Desperate people like me, who are not as skilled with the computer as they wish, call you when something goes.

I also have a friend that earned money doing technical writing. Although not for me, he says it isn’t very hard. You might have a product that you have to explain step-by-step how to put it together or make it work, like the directions that come with all those toys you bought your children for Christmas.

In fact, you can Google “work at home jobs”, or something similar, and come up with a plethora of ideas like an eBay store, affiliate programs, and more. Just watch out for the scams, do your due diligence to find ones that are legitimate. If it sounds too good be true, it probably is.

The point is, why leave home to work a second job after putting in a full day at work? A computer is a great source of entertainment and information, but it can also be a great place to earn extra money from the comfort of your home in 2008.



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7 Responses to How to Earn Extra Money in 2008

  • Tina

    I would like to know what you mean by the learning curve of blogging. How is the browser rating?

  • Money Management and You

    I recently wrote an article on how online poker can be an additional way to make income. Obviously its not a method for everyone, but for those who enjoy it and can succeed it is a definite possibility. Please let me know know what you think.

    P.S. I’m going to be adding your site to my blogroll (just as a soon as I get some technical difficulties sorted out).

  • Frugal Dad

    This credit crunch is upon us, and I’m afraid is only going to get worse as the subprime segment borrows more and more to try and climb out from the hole of adjusting rates, etc.

  • Peter

    i just started my own blog as an attempt to create an alternate source of income. Affiliate marketing can also be a good way to earn some income on the side, but you need to get past the learning curve.

  • Jeff S

    An Ebay Store is an excellent way to raise additional income to cover the impending credit card bills that are bound to arrive soon.

  • Susy

    True. DH quit his job 5 years ago and started his own company. We do videography and in the winter website design. We are actually making much more than he did at his previous “skilled” profession. We also spend a lot less since there’s not commuting and not at work lunches. Just make sure you have some marketable skills and a good business sense and you should do alright. Also make sure you save up for taxes, that’ll be a big surprise after the first year if you haven’t planned!!!


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