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Earning some extra cash after the holidays is a must for many of us, either because our financial situation isn’t looking very good or because we have to pay off the creditors for the gifts we bought during the holiday season. Here are some ways to earn quick cash right from your own home!
SELL YOUR GOLD
We all have jewelry we don’t really wear anymore. Maybe you should consider selling the gold ones. The price of gold, unlike other commodities, has gone up dramatically in the past few years. There are 2 ways to determine value when selling gold:
- How much does the gold weigh?
- How intricate is the design, and how old/rare is the piece?
HOW TO SELL GOLD:
- Try an auction house first, and set a reserve so you don’t sell below market value. If a piece is valuable, try a large national auction house such as Sotheby’s and let them walk you through the process of selling . . . easy to do.
- Get an independent appraisal from a reputable jeweler so you know how much gold you have and any other qualities that might make it sellable.
Don’t run to the nearest retailer or pawn shop to make a quick sale. You will be getting a wholesale price, at best. Beware of posting gold on eBay or other websites that sell a huge variety of things from sellers we don’t know, at random prices. Realize that most buyers today care more about weight than about age or intricacy of pattern. Most buyers of real gold want to see it or know that the seller is reputable. Best bet: a local auction house. For example, for Minnesota: Luther Auction House in St. Paul. (612-424-4654, 2556 7th Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55109). Local auction houses have traffic and buyers willing to buy.
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WORK-AT-HOME MOMS: GET SCAM-FREE JOBS!
Just what you’ve always wanted: the chance to work at home and still be part of your children’s lives. Let’s face it. We all want that life. Millions of mothers are trying to get jobs from home, and the most likely place for them to look is on the internet.
Once again, the internet scams. 6 million moms have reported being scammed trying to work from home this past year. What is unique about these scams now is that they often come from individuals who are posing as legitimate and familiar “name brand” companies.
WORK AT HOME BUSINESSES
The key with Work at Home Businesses is holding on to your money. As crazy as it sounds, don’t fall prey to any business that asks you to pay for books or manuals.
You may want to consider www.globalresponse.com for excellent at-home job opportunities.
TUTOR STUDENTS ONLINE
Parents don’t have a lot of homework time. Help out by offering online tutoring, for $10-15/hour. Tutor.com.
For parents: they have discounts or freebies, like the first 20 minutes for only $1, or a free TI calculator when you join their services. You get qualified tutors in every subject.
For tutors: Many benefits, like health insurance and life insurance—that is huge, paid holiday time, even gym membership reimbursement!, free online tutoring for your own family—having a study buddy is a great luxury these days. Looking for bi-lingual people.
Good job, as the hours are typically after school, into the evening.
Full-time is only $30 hours/week, looking more for advanced subject tutors, and pay is not great; $10-15/hour, but looking for a very skilled tutor. Watch out: Must pay for videos you need to get started. Wait-list common until you get slotted for a position, especially in this economy.
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