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Side hustles include any activities you do outside of your day job to make extra money. Articles on various types + our experiences.

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Setting up an online business- work from a coffee shop

How to set up an online business in 1 day

There are several reasons why you may want to set up an online business. One of the most appealing things about running an online business is the freedom it offers. Having gone through this several times ourselves, we thought it would be helpful to share a guide on how to set up on an online

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secret shopping

How Much I Earned From My Secret Shopping Excursion

I’ve always dreamed of being a secret shopper. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to seeing my fantasy of being an undercover spy like Jason Bourne come to fruition. Going undercover to infiltrate foreign governments…going to Runza and checking restroom cleanliness…pretty similar right? Since I’ve recently upgraded to a smartphone (yes, the date on this

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3 types of hobbies

3 Types of Hobbies

According to Wikipedia (just to flaunt my credibility from the start), a hobby is an “activity, interest, enthusiasm, or amateur pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done in one’s leisure time.”  I like how the definition implies that the activity is life-giving. Along with the definition, the site provides over 250 ideas

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Classroom with teacher and kids

How to Make Extra Money as a School Teacher

I am always interested to hear about new ways folks are finding to make extra money online today. Add to that list: teacher lesson plans. I found this story on Huff Post – about a elementary school teacher who found an online community where she could sell her teaching plans to other teachers. The site

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order to savings

How to Start an Online Business on a Shoestring Budget

It was December 2000 and I was a pharmaceutical rep in a hotel room 300 miles from home. I was doing some Christmas shopping online when I saw it. The little box titled “Enter Coupon Code” that would change my career path forever. I had never heard of a coupon code before, and after some

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newspaper press

Why We Purchased a Business

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for some time now after my wife and I purchased a business this spring. I’ve been holding on sharing too much as my wife and I are have worked through the details and (to be honest) been a little overwhelmed in taking on this “living” entity. There’s a

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Sherman Resevoir

Passive Income Streams: July 2017 Report

Much like June, July was another rocking month for our passive income streams and road to debt freedom. In July, we were able to produce another $1,566 and continue to chip away at our debt. In addition, as part of my monthly/yearly goals, I was able to study for my VMware VCP and pass my

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Streams of income

3 Phases to Passive Income Streams

Growing up on the farm I saw first hand every year my grandpa and dad’s passive income stream requiring work in raising 1000 acres of corn and beans. I didn’t realize it at the time. All I realized was that dad would continue to make me work hard. Work hard to help the family! Gosh,

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