Top 5 Easy Ways to Make Money Selling Physical Products Online

How to Make Money Selling Physical Products Online

As the Internet has evolved and eCommerce and delivery systems have improved, more retailers have decided to sell their physical products over the internet and make money selling online. Setting up an online store that sells physical items is a relatively easy and affordable way to start an online business, and you could be selling your products pretty quickly to a local and worldwide market. How to Make Money Selling Physical Products Online If you’re not sure how to sell physical items online, you may get inspiration from the list below. Third Party Ecommerce Systems If you want another company to take care of the technical side of your online business, you have a wide range of third-party shopping systems … Read more

Top 15 Easy Ways You Can Make Money on Fiverr

How You Can Make Money on Fiverr

How You Can Make Money on FiverrIf you’ve been looking for fun ways to make money online, then Fiverr could be a great place to start. Launched in 2010, Fiverr has become a huge marketplace for freelance contractors offering a massive menu of services – from basic writing and research to more eccentric things like celebrity impersonations, demon exorcisms, and aura cleansing – starting at $5.

Fiverr is a legitimate way to make money from home, and you’re not limited to the $5 amount, either. You can charge more for “gig extras” like additional time for projects and customization, so don’t be fooled by the low ball $5 figure. The average project on Fiverr ranges from $5 to $500, so freelancers have more control over their earnings than you might think.

There are tons of different categories available on Fiverr, including graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation, video and animation, music and audio, programming and tech, advertising, business, and fun and lifestyle. Nearly anyone can make money on Fiverr, from retirees who want to turn their hobbies into a side income to financially strapped college students with a knack for entrepreneurship.

There are success stories abound, such as this 22 year-old who built her own marketing agency after starting out as a small-time video producer on Fiverr. And, these three people who make six figures per year thanks to Fiverr.

15 Easy Ways to Make Money on Fiverr

Make Money on FiverrIf you’re tired of trying to make money with online surveys, then here are some ways you can make money on Fiverr instead:

Graphic Design 

If you’re a Photoshop pro or you simply love coming up with new web designs, then consider offering graphic design services on Fiverr. The market is pretty dense for graphic designers, but if your logo or website designs really stand out and your customers leave good reviews, then you can rise in the ranks and get noticed!

Custom Greeting Cards

There is always demand for cards, whether it’s for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, sad events, or the birth of a new baby in the family. If you’re creative with your design and message, you can sell customized cards on Fiverr and possibly turn this gig into a passive income stream by charging customers for downloading rights to your current selection of greeting cards.

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Shrinking bigshots: Seasoned Leaders Getting Their Kicks

The following is an excerpt from Bill Treasurer’s book, “A Leadership Kick in the Ass“. It has been reprinted with permission for Money Q&A.

A Leadership Kick in the AssThe transition of a leader’s career from the top of the crest to the other side can actually be a beautiful thing. This is the time when your wisdom is ripest, when the bulk of your legacy has been established, and when your influence has left a tangible and positive mark. At this stage of your leadership career, you are a leader in full. It’s worth noting that the leadership influence of many leaders became fully expressed late in life. 

Benjamin Franklin was 70 when he signed the Declaration of Independence (Samuel Whittemore was 81). Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became president, and 77 when he left office. Golda Meir became Prime Minister of Israel when she was 71. Dr. Ray Irani, the CEO of Occidental Petroleum, is currently 75 years old, making him the oldest Fortune 500 CEO.

While your leadership career may span many years, the current average retirement age in the United States is 62. Given that average life expectancies have been steadily growing, figuring out what to do with all that accumulated leadership wisdom and influence before you retire, will help soften whatever butt-kicks may come when the gates of your career close. 

By butt-kicks, I mean embarrassing and humiliating moments in your leadership that serve as a starting point to discover your strengths and values, and become better.

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Should You Work for a Rideshare Company Like Uber or Lyft?

What You Need To Know of Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare Driver

What You Need To Know of Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare DriverThere are hundreds of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers in the U.S. (amongst other drivers working for smaller rideshare companies), and the demand for their services continues to grow each year. Have you ever thought of becoming a Lyft or Uber rideshare driver?

Whether you’ve used Uber or Lyft for a ride before and now you want to try it from the driver’s side or you’ve been looking for a relatively easy way to make a side income, there are several things you should consider before signing up to work for a rideshare company.

Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare Driver

Are You Eligible to Drive for Uber or Lyft? 

Not everyone with a car can sign up to drive for Uber or Lyft. Rideshare drivers harming their passengers is a relatively rare occurrence but nevertheless something that happens enough times to warrant a few restrictions on who can sign up to be a driver.

Uber’s driver requirements are similar to Lyft’s driver requirements in that you must be 21 years old to drive (Lyft requires its drivers to have had active licenses for at least one year) and you must pass a basic background check (Lyft also checks your DMV record for driving-related incidents).

Vehicle requirements for Uber are pretty simple: your registration must be kept up-to-date and your vehicle must be 2000 or newer (2005 or newer for select cities). You should also keep your vehicle clean and well-maintained for your passengers.

Vehicle requirements for Lyft include: the car must be 2004 or newer (2006/2007 or newer in some major cities), it must have four functional doors, all seat belts must be functional, the tires must have enough tread, the A/C and heat must work, and more.

Deliver Food as an Uber Driver

Working as an Uber driver is a great way to earn a little extra money. But, if picking up strangers isn’t your favorite idea, then you may want to consider picking up their food instead.

UberEATS is a great program that’s gaining steam around the country. You make money by bringing food directly to people from the restaurants around town that they love. Depending on the laws where you live, you may be able to deliver with your car, bike, or scooter.

Here’s how you can sign up and make money as an UberEATS delivery driver

The Auto Insurance Dilemma

Working for a rideshare company with only personal auto insurance is generally a huge no-no. If your insurance company finds out before you disclose your new gig as a Lyft or Uber driver, they could cancel your insurance policy.

Luckily for Uber drivers, you have access to the company’s commercial insurance policy while you have passengers in your car. When you’re offline, Uber doesn’t cover you at all. But once you turn on your Uber app to start finding passengers, total liability coverage of $100,000 per incident ($50,000 for injury and $25,000 for property damage as well) kicks in.

\Once you accept a passenger’s request for a ride and drive to pick them up, insurance coverage of up to $1 million for liability, $1 million for uninsured/underinsured motorists, and collision and comprehensive auto insurance (with a $1,000 deductible) cover you as a registered Uber driver. This insurance covers you for the duration of the ride until you drop off your passengers (at which point the $100,000 total liability coverage replaces the $1 million coverage until your next passenger).

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How to Protect Your Job from Robots Stealing It with Automation

Protect Your Job

How can you protect your job from robots stealing it with technology and workforce automation? It may take you learning new skills in order to help you protect your job and career. Stephen Hawking once said, “Success in creating artificial intelligence would be the biggest event in human history…unfortunately it might also be the last.” The idea of robots performing things like cleaning, writing, driving, and just about any task you can imagine has been popular in Hollywood films and sci-fi novels for decades, but this robotic future is closer than we think. We already have self-driving cars thanks to Google – and more companies have self-driving car developments on the way for everyday consumers – we have non-military drones … Read more

What You Should Know About Working as an Independent Contractor

How to be an independent contractor

Have you ever thought of working as an independent contractor? If you’ve applied or considered applying for a job that indicates you’ll be working as an independent contractor, then there are a few minimum requirements and things you should know before signing any contracts. Working as an Independent Contractor Independent Contractors Defined  According to the IRS, “The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done. The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to Self-Employment Tax.” Untangling the Tax Situation Independent contractors are responsible … Read more