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finances, money makers, passive income

Top 5 Tips for Making Money with Swagbucks

May 28, 2015

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I get a lot of asks on the Orphan Survival Guide Tumblr from students wanting to know how they can make money without having a job, or by working at home where they don’t have to deal with human beings. I think everyone should have to work in a soul-sucking call center and wait tables at least once in their lives to have a better appreciation for the people who spend their entire lives in those jobs. But there are ways to make money that don’t require human interaction or any skills whatsoever.

You just have to know where to look, how to spot the scams, and how to play their systems.

In addition to my full-time soul-sucking call center job, I have a few side hustles and I do little things like surveys and browser extensions to accrue gift cards or points for the future. In the past, I’ve had really good luck with Opinion Outpost, and some luck with Toluna and the National Consumer Panel.

But Swagbucks seems to be the big draw lately.

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employment, finances, resources

Self-Publishing Erotica 101

March 16, 2015

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Taking four writing-intensive college courses pushing the blog and working full-time just isn’t enough responsibility and stress. This year I decided to pursue a new career that I’d actually been considering for a few years now: self-publishing ebooks.

Specifically, I’ve been self-publishing erotica ebooks.

Now, there are plenty of blogs out there that will tell you how to turn your blog posts into a pretty ebook and then put them up on Kindle and wait for them to sell–but how much money do those really make?

But there’s always money in porn.

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finances, free stuff, greatest hits, shopping

The Ultimate Guide to Textbook Shopping

January 16, 2015

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There is no reason anyone should go to the campus bookstore. Ever. For anything.

Not for a book, not for a hoodie, not even for pens. Everything there is marked up beyond belief, and you can easily get the same items for huge discounts–or even get them for free.

You don’t have to be an extreme couponer to get a better deal somewhere else. I will show you the easy way to save hundreds of dollars on textbooks each semester.

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