Tuesday, August 19, 2014

9 Real Ways to Make Money 
from Home

Part 2 of 5

Yesterday, in Part 1, I wrote that our unemployment numbers in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area are terrible.

I'm hoping this 5 part Special Report provides, for you, some ideas for income options. 

Let's look at Mary Hunt's article in Woman's Day Magazine for two more legitimate ways to make money from home:

4. Survey Taking
I'd pretty much ruled out survey taking as a legitimate way to earn money from home, but then I heard from Bonnie Alcala. She and her daughter Andrea Spain, an elementary-school substitute teacher, take surveys online for fun and a little profit. They are careful to avoid any scams by refusing to pay an upfront fee or other charge. Bonnie and Andrea pocket around $100 a month for spending two hours a week taking surveys, which gives each of them extra pin money. In addition, they collect all kinds of gift cards and other prizes.

If you've got a little spare time and want to save up a stash of cash for holiday shopping or even a family vacation, here are Bonnie and Andrea's favorite survey sites:

5. Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader. Everyone says you're a fantastic writer, so isn't it about time you got paid? Good writing is still in demand says Durst, especially for online content. For the best sites try, seeks "Guides" in a broad area of topics, and For blogging jobs, try If you have experience as a freelance copy editor, writer or proofreader, goes to Rates vary between $15 and $25 an hour.

The Palm Springs Guru wants you to REMEMBER!

Beware of scams.
Read these tips on how to avoid work-at-home-scams. It's not always easy to figure out if a company is legitimate. Try these five essential tips from the Attorney General of the State of New York:
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau in your area and the area in which the company is located.
  • Ask questions, including: what specific tasks you'll have to perform; whether you will be paid by salary or commission; and who will pay you. Also, ask about the total cost to you, including supplies and equipment.
  • Be wary of overstated claims of product effectiveness, exaggerated claims of potential earnings, and demands that you pay for something before instructions or products are provided.
  • Be wary of personal testimonials that never actually identify the person so you can't investigate further.
  • Contact your state Attorney General's consumer help line if you believe you've been victimized by a work-at-home scheme.

Thank you to Mary Hunt and Woman's Day Magazine for providing this important information:

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