1. Doing surveys online. I use http://www.cashbackresearch.com as my main base site and sign up on other survey sites through it. If you are consistent with it, you will earn money. I’ve already earned $75 and they pay you when you have at least $30 through Paypal or you can choose gift cards, instead.

  2. Use coupons and rebates to save money and then use the money you save for whatever you need the extra money for. If you also make this a habit, you will consistently have more money. I use http://www.southernsavers.com as my main site to find out what’s available.

  3. There are billions of dollars that are owed to people, but you won’t know unless you check. Go to NAUPA, their website is: http://www.unclaimed.org. Most people find something! So far, I’ve sent claims for $389.65 total from 3 different claims!

  4. Think about things that you know how to do or have a talent for. You can sign up on sites that connect you, the freelancer, to the employer. For example: http://www.fiverr.com, http://www.Elance.com, http://www.Upwork.com, http://www.Guru.com, http://www.freelancer.com, http://www.peopleperhour.com, http://www.indeed.com, etc.

  5. Go through your “stuff” and clean it out, you can sell things on ebay.com or other auction sites or have an old-fashioned yard sale. Most people have something they don’t use anymore and can sell.

  6. If you have a talent for DIY projects, crafts, anything handmade, you could go on http://www.etsy.com to sell them.

  7. Find a good Goodwill and/or a Salvation Army and/or a good consignment shop in your area. Always check them, before going to a Walmart or other Discount Stores or Department Stores. If you make this a habit, you can really save a lot and also earn by buying items that you can resell online. Make sure to do your research on the auction sites, before you buy to get an idea what you can get for the item. (For example: what items are worth money and how to check them for proof of who made them, etc.)

  8. You can earn money by selling your photos, to be used as stockphotos at www. istockphoto.com, http://www.shutterstock.com, http://www.iconzoomer.com and Metafoto app.

  9. Mystery shopping, but beware, there are many scam sites out there on the web. If you are interested in doing this, I know of one that isn’t a scam and they pay: http://www.trendsource.com.

  10. Get paid to learn on http://www.shoemoney.net. I have been paid a few times already and I am continuing to do this. Please use my referral link: http://shoemoney.net/r/86473.             



Some of my favourite quotes on writing!

Enjoyed these quotes! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie Moxon

Today I decided to share with you some of my favourite quotes on writing.

These help to inspire me to write. Some of these authors remind me that all writers struggle at times just to actually sit down and write!

Most published authors needed to be persistent in becoming published. They did not give up, they kept on writing!

We all need to make time to write if we are serious.

No excuses, just get on with it!

Do you have any favorites that you would like to share in the comments below?

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Where do you go for help? Whom or what do you turn to? You might be in the middle of a financial crisis or maybe you’ve been hurt by someone. There are lots of time when we need help, but think of the first thing that comes to your mind, in your time of need? Many people turn to alcohol, drugs or sex to forget or escape what they’re going through. As human beings we have one of two responses, they are called “flight” or “fight”. If we choose “flight”, we are trying to escape the problem and if we “fight”, we are choosing to stay with our problem(s). The problem will not be solved, if we just run away, through things like alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.  These only last for a short time and they don’t make the situation better, but usually much worse. The great news is that God, our heavenly Father, has already provided a guide for our lives and it’s, the Bible.

God knows what we need, before we need it. It is so great to know that all we have to do for help, is to pray to God. Even though he knows what we need, before we tell him, he wants us to go to him and tell him and ask for help, because he knows that we need this relationship and that we grow spiritually through our trials and tribulations. Our faith in God grows stronger each time we need him and ask for whatever it is that we need, because he is faithful in answering our prayers!

We’ve been through many trials and tribulations in our lives and God has always been there and answered our prayers for help! In 2012, I started keeping track of my prayers and answers to my prayers in writing, so I could always remind myself  of all God has done for us and proof that he answers prayers. It’s been a wonderful faith building tool for my family and I. It helps me to remember who or what to pray for, because as some of you know, age has a way of affecting our memories, unfortunately. It’s also easy to tell someone, that you’ll pray for them, but not follow through with it. I know that when I ask someone to pray for me or my family, I really want them to pray! If we share this with our children, we’re helping them with their faith and what to do in the future, when they are in need.

We lived in Florida, actually I was born there, met and married my husband, went to Ukraine and adopted our boys and we all lived together for 15 years. One of our trials, happened in 2004, in Florida, one night during the week , we had been out shopping with our boys, who were only 6 at the time, at our Wal-Mart Supercenter. At this time, we owned a 1988 GMC Jimmy and as we were driving it on a back road to go home. I started to smell something burning and told my husband to pull over and this time, he listened to me and pulled over, as soon as he did, we began to see smoke and fire coming out from under our hood. So, we both jumped out to get the boys out of their car seats and go a distance away from our vehicle. Then, we tried to call for help with our cell phone, but we couldn’t get any reception, because we were out in the middle of nowhere. I was so frustrated and angry with God, because we had been going through trial after trial, recently. I cried out to God for help and said, “you told us that you would never give us more than we can handle and this is more than I can handle. I found out after that, God says, “he will not give us more than he can handle. At this time, 3 things happened, almost simultaneously. It started to rain, which put the fire out and a policeman was headed home from his shift and saw that we needed help, so he stopped and helped us, then the fire truck showed up. My husband had to stay with the vehicle, but we needed to get home, because it was getting late and the boys still needed a bath and they had school in the morning. If you recall, I said that we had just came from shopping at Wal-Mart and we had groceries that needed to be refrigerated. So, this great policeman helped us get the food items into his car and the boys and I were driven home. My husband had to stay for the tow truck and then he came home. This is just one instance where God was there when we needed him and he answered all of our prayers! I have many instances of answered prayer from my life and the lives of my family, as well. God is so good and faithful to us! Next time you have a trial or tribulation, if you haven’t prayed in the past, try praying and give God the opportunity to show you how much he loves you!