Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm thinking of an easy way to make more money

This blog has been such a blessing since I've met tons of new people. Recently, however, I've been thinking that aside from earning great friends, I'd also like to earn money! Again. Last year, I had an online shop that sold fashion and beauty products. That little venture earned me quite a lot of money. Enough money to buy really nice furniture for my new house! But I got lazy with inventory. And there are some customers that you just can't satisfy whatever you do! So I put that business on hold. But I think I'll start that again soon because the holidays are coming up and I need shopping money!

Anyway, I've been studying how to teach from home. My first job was for a website that taught Koreans English. Then for my second job, I was a preschool teacher. So I do have experience teaching. It's not easy but I enjoyed it. Now that I'm an editor, I was thinking I can teach freelance writing online. I'll take a refresher course on how to teach, of course, and then all I need is a white board, a few books, and paper!

I've been looking it up and I found this great article on why you should have a home based business.

The site lists certain advantages of having a home-based business:
1. offers an amazing level of autonomy
2. the initial investment required is typically much lower than a traditional franchise
3. has very few overhead expenses
4. a number of work at home franchise opportunities require a part-time commitment to be successful
5. provides franchisees with a great deal of flexibility in their schedules and often affords them more time to spend with their families.

Yeah, I think I can do this online teaching business! How about you? What do you do to earn extra cash?


  1. The moment I went freelance, I had more opportunities to earn extra. So in between writing, I bake and sometimes sell whatever. :-) I've been planning to sell online again since I'm in the cyberworld most of the time. Tsaka tama ka, papasok na ang Christmas and people are on spending mode again. It's time to gear up our entrepreneurial machines. :-)

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  3. I wish I had the courage and initial funds to set up an online shop! I could certainly do with the money.
    I think you should give it a go again! I'd certainly buy from you, I like to buy from people I know/can trust =)

    Hope you have a great weekend. x

  4. Hmmm. I made some extra cash earlier this year by writing a magazine story, but it wasn't much.

  5. early this year, a friend told me i can earn money through my blog especially that i write in english. she advised me to get my own domain so i'd attract sponsors and advertisers. the idea appealed to me but until now, i haven't done anything about it. haha.

    but i'd really want to do freelance writing. o, you open your online shop na so we can buy from u na. haha.

  6. Hey, Mrs. Palarca, how about sending me some of those cupcakes? I can feature them in my magazine, ya know!

    Hey, Carol! Yes, your template is love. But I have to be stuck with this black background. Black screens consume less energy than the rest so I do what little I can to save Mother Earth!

    Kaith, I earn money through this blog, too! There are many ways. Try reading up on Adsense, PayPerPost, SocialSpark, PayU2Blog, and more =)

    Hi DaisyChain! Selling online is fun bit tricky. You never know if a prospective client's gonna pay you. At the same time, you meet so many new friends!

    WendyB, was that magazine article the one for Marie Claire??? =D

  7. I have my online shop in multiply. =) love your blog.

    **do you know vince o. teves? i read your comment somewhere.. i was just hoping you know him. I am a big fan. Just that i cant find any page with his identity and all. =(


  8. Nope, you'll never find any blog or website of Vince because he thinks blogging is a waste of time! And he is contractually forbidden by Seventeen magazine, a sister publication of OK! mag, to reveal his identity.

    So yes I know Vince O. Teves (that's not his real name, by the way!) and I'll pass along the comment! =D He'll be embarrassed since he's very shy and still can't believe that his books are bestsellers haha

  9. oh no! That dooms my greatest dream. huhu I was looking forward to meet him (to sign books). That's one of the reasons why I am visiting Makati this Feb. whew. Curiosity's killing me!


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