Best Websites And Apps To Save Money And Earn Cash Back 2018

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In this video, you will learn how you can “Best Websites And Apps To Save Money 2018″. These sites are easy to use and provide all the resources you need to start saving money on the purchases you already make online. 

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What Business Should I Start In 2018

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What Business Should I Start In 2018?

A couple of days ago I was chatting with a friend of mine and just like many middle age folk we were thinking about what kind of business we would start if we could turn back the hands of time and do it all over again. My friend said he would get into the car business by buying cars for cheap, fix them up and flip them for a profit.

 

I thought that would be a great business to start but I told him I think I would have love to start a Vanity VIP Concierge Service based business.

 

You probably never heard of a Vanity Concierge and that’s because it just a thought in my mind that I’ve never pursued.

That’s because I only thought of it at that moment.

 

The idea came to me while I was planning a surprise party for my wife who was graduating from Nursing school with her R.N. degree.

 

If you ever planned a big party (especially a surprise party), all while working a full-time job, running a business on the side, and trying your best to hide all the planning, phone calls, email sending and vendor meetings from that special person (especially if you live together) you may know that can be a bit difficult to say the least.

 

 

As I was trying to figure out all of the logistics I became so overwhelmed with trying to figure out and not FORGET the details.

I wanted to make that one of the BEST days ever for my wife..

 

After trying to do EVERYTHING myself, I had to break down and elicit the help of some of my wife’s closet friends and family members to help me put it all together.

 

I didn’t want to forget NOTHING.

 

And as I was securing services and buttoning up the details I kept thinking of more ways to make it better and better.

 

I decided to fly-in 2 of her best childhood friends from our hometown and put them up in a premier downtown hotel (where they can enjoy the downtown night life).

 

I also hired a friend of mine that side hustles as a private security guard to pick them up from the airport and drive her friends around while they were in town. I rented a highline SUV, made sure he dressed up in full security gear, and paid him to take them where ever they needed or wanted to go while they were in town. I gave them his cell phone number and he was at their beck and call whenever they needed him and THEY LOVED IT!

 

During that process, that’s when the idea came to me to consider starting a business like VIP Concierge Services.

 

I truly believe that it could be a very viable business if it’s ever pursued but to be perfectly honest, I’m too enthralled with my current businesses to add it to my entrepreneurial plate.

 

But, maybe someone else can pick up the torch and make this a reality if it resonates with them if they stumble upon this post.

 

How would a business like this look like you ask…

 

It’s a business where you would be hired to arrange, host, and oversee premium intimate and group occasions such as:

* Anniversaries..

*Spouses.Friends and Family birthday celebrations..

*Dates or Just Because

*And many other special moments.

 

When most people think of concierge services they tend to think of existing services that provides simple task assignments such as:

  • Pet-sitting
  • Light housekeeping
  • Waiting in line at the DMV
  • Car repairs, oil change, car wash
  • Event planning
  • Gift-buying
  • Plant care
  • Picking up dry cleaning
  • Running miscellaneous errands
  • Relocation services
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Mail pickup
  • Meal pickup; some chef services
  • Dinner reservations
  • Interior decorating
  • Landscaping
  • Maid service
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Concert/movie reservations, etc.
  • Grocery shopping
  • Locating hard-to-find items and collectibles

 

But, what I had in mind is to target clientele that wants to arrange a spectacular special occasion for that someone special that they would NEVER forget…

 

Just like what I did for my wife but only BETTER!

 

Basically, you would arrange “Premium Vanity Services” to ordinary people and make them feel like Hollywood celebrities…

 

Your V.I.P. Concierge company can provide a “Red Carpet Experience” on a “Welcome Mat Budget”.

 

Yes, there are many concierge services that cater to the Rich and Famous but, what if there were in unique service for those who are as I like to say ,  “Balling on a budget”?

 

This type of business would primarily be a vanity lifestyle Niche type business. Let me give you an example of what type of event you could do to make money with it.

 

It can be as simple as what I did like a surprise party for a wife or husband or let’s say a client of yours name John wants to do something special for his wife for this year’s wedding anniversary.

 

He wants to get her a traditional gift of course, but, he also wants to do something non-traditional as well to make it that much more memorable this year.

 

So, that’s where YOU come in…

 

John can contact you and request a meeting where you can provide suggestions and recommend different package options for unique options that are contrary to the normal running the mill wedding anniversary dinner.

 

You suggest to John that one of the packages you offer can make her day absolutely spectacular by hosting a day where your service can:

  • Arrange a surprise car service to pick her up from their home to escort her to a spa/salon appointment that your service arranged.
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Start A Concierge VIP Business
  • Pick her up from that spa treatment and drive her to reserved pre-determined destination where a small catered picnic has been prepared. Of course, John will be there to surprise her.
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Start A Concierge VIP Business
  • Transport John and his wife to a romantic establishment where reserved seating and their favorite cocktails are already on chill waiting for them when they arrive.
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Start A Concierge VIP Business
  • Take John and his wife back home to get ready for the dinner reservations or wherever they want to go if they want to keep the day rolling…
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Start A Concierge VIP Business

 

I think you get the picture…

 

[Your service can establish relationships with local businesses that go above & beyond for your clients because you bring them so much business from customers that previously never patronized their establishment.]

 

Remember, I haven’t done anything with this idea..

 

So, this is my gift to anyone reading this blog post…

 

Take this idea and RUN WITH IT!

 

If you think this is something YOU would like to look into to see if it’s a good fit with your entrepreneur endeavors, feel free to steal this idea. Just remember me when you turn it into a multimillion dollar franchise!

 

Below, you will find a few tips to consider if you ever think about starting a Concierge business like this one or if you want to just start a simple traditional concierge service.

 

HOW TO START YOUR VIP CONCIERGE BUSINESS

 

When starting any business, there are a lot of important things to consider such as:

 

  • Which if any business entity will I need to consider (i.e. LLC, S-Corp, etc )
  • Do I need a special license to operate?
  • Do I need to carry liability and/ or Indemnity insurance?

 

These are questions you will need to ask your tax accountant, attorney and or your local Small Business Association

 

HOW TO BRING IN THE CLIENTEL

 

The best way to get your concierge business off the ground is by employing the BEST marketing tactic known to man since the beginning of time and that’s “WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING”!

 

Start talking to the people that you are close with (i.e. friends, family, associates, co-workers, etc.).

 

Tell them you’ve decided to start your own business and you would appreciate their support.

 

When they ask you what kind of business are you starting, have a memorized elevator pitch already memorized..

 

Say something like “My company is called “VIP Concierge Services where we provide Red Carpet Moments on a Welcome Mat budget”. That statement is sure to invoke a follow up question (and maybe a chuckle) like Well, that sounds awesome but exactly do you do”?

 

And at that point, that will allow you to expand on the details of the services you decide you are going to provide to your clients.

 

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO CREATE THE BUZZ

 

With a small marketing budge (as little as $5 a day) you can use social media platforms like Facebook to target potential clients by running simple video ads describing your new business venture. You can have a inexpensive video created by video creation free-lancers on sites such as Fiverr.com. You can get a video to use for your marketing for as little as $5.

 

Here is the link to Fiver.com to explore some options…

 

You can create a FREE Facebook business page, name it YOUR COMPANY NAME and run your Facebook ads in as little as 15 minutes. If you are not sure or never ran ads on Facebook there are many resources to help you along the way.

 

You will figure the details to running your successful VIP Concierge Services business as you embark upon your entrepreneur journey but if you would like to check out a great way to start a concierge service visit The International Concierge And Lifestyle Management website.

 

I hope this post was inspiring.

 

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Until the next time….

 

6 Websites To Self-Publish Your Own Book 2018

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In this video, you will learn 6 Websites you can use to help write, self-publish, and market your very own Kindle book. If you’re looking to write a book and you want a hardcover, paperback, or audio book, you’ve come to the right place. These sites are easy to use and provide all the resources you need to get started and make a huge passive income via book marketing. 97% of writers never finish writing their books. That’s why I’m sharing these sites that provide all the tools & resources you need to help you accomplish your book writing goal!

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Brands, resources, and examples mentioned:

  • Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a fast, easy and free way for authors and publishers to keep control and publish their books worldwide on the Kindle and Kindle reading apps.

 

  • Outskirts Press helps authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services.

 

  • CreateSpace provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, DVDs, CDs, and video downloads on-demand on Amazon.com and other channels.

 

  • Audible is a subsidiary of Amazon and the world’s largest producer of digital audiobooks.

 

  • BookBaby has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company. We believe in People Powered Publishing, which means our crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists are dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully.

 

  • LuLu is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing, and distribution platform. Between its foundation in 2002 and early 2014, it produced approximately two million titles.

 

Bonus: If you’d like more information on Stephan Pylarinos K Money Mastery program check it out here:

K Money Mastery – A Proven, Step-By-Step System To Making Money On Kindle

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How To Make Money Working From Home 2018

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In this video, you will learn “How To Make Money Working From Home in 2018. These sites are easy to use and provide all the resources you need to get started and make a huge passive income [via book marketing]

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  • Big Eyes Consulting: ***Remote Position*** where you assist customers with technical video inquires, Review and respond to customer video inquiry issues and troubleshoot technical issues related to customer accounts. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the details to apply!

 

  • TeleReach Corporate: Are you seeking long-term work with an established company? Would you like to work on your own time schedule? Does walking to your office, clad in your bunny slippers and bath robe with a mug of coffee in your hand sound enticing? If so, then TeleReach is for you!

 

Bonus: Here is the standard Headsets you’ll need to perform any of the mentioned jobs…

 

 

 

9 Creative Side Hustles To Make Extra Money

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1. Make Money By Renting Out Your House or Apartment

Have an extra room in your house? Going to be gone for a week and are looking to make some serious dough?

Literally make money from your home.

This is something that not nearly enough people are taking advantage of. If you own a home, consider putting a room (or the whole place) on Airbnb.

Here’s how it works:

Create a listing by filling out a description, taking  and uploading photos, and setting a price. Your listing helps guests get a sense of what your place is like.

Then, you set the availability and house rules for your listing. Once your listing is live, guests can book their stay at your home, and you start earning money.

To up the “trust” factor for both the host and the guests, Airbnb does require some verification information, including phone numbers. After a visit, everyone gets the chance to write a review. 

Learn more about how you can make money as an Airbnb host here.

2. Get Paid to Deliver Food to People

UberEATS is a great program where you earn money for food delivery.

You get to set your own schedule (hello, flexibility!) and earn money by picking up food from local restaurants and delivering it to people in your area.

Depending on where you’re located, you may be able to deliver food by car, bike, or scooter.

Easy, fun, and you can even get paid instantly if you join Uber’s Instant Pay program!

Sign up for UberEATS here

3. Downsize and Declutter: Sell Your Unwanted Stuff

Before you really roll up your sleeves and monetize your personal or professional skills, why not right-size your life? Selling your unwanted stuff is a great way to downsize and declutter your life while earning some income on the side. If you’re transitioning to full-time work-at-home status, that income could provide a critical boost to your plans for a proper home office, or allow you to maintain your lifestyle during lean times without resorting to voluntary simplicity.

When it comes to at-home income, selling your unwanted stuff is the definition of “low-hanging fruit.” Even if you’re resolutely intentional in your purchasing habits, you surely have possessions that you can do without: old kids’ clothing and toys, disused sporting goods, out-of-fashion wardrobe accessories, electronics, entertainment, valuable but non-sentimental keepsakes such as watches and jewelry, broken-in furniture, dusty tools and outdoor equipment, and perhaps even big-ticket items like a motorcycle or second car.

The real question is: how and where do you sell all that stuff?

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Sell Your Old Stuff Online With Decluttr

Start online.

One of the best places to sell unwanted personal possessions is Decluttr, a website that buys used items directly from consumers. Unlike trade-in marketplaces such as Gazelle and auction websites such as eBay, Decluttr doesn’t act as a middleman between buyers and sellers. Rather, it’s best understood as a bulk buyer: an enterprise with deep pockets and an insatiable appetite for used consumer products.

Decluttr specializes in entertainment (digital and analog) and consumer technology: books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, games, tablets, laptops, smartphones. That makes it an excellent choice for folks looking to reuse and recycle technology products and reduce electronic waste, which is particularly damaging to the environment and human health.

Decluttr is easy to use. Grab an unwanted item, check that Decluttr buys it (for instance: CDs are great, old clothing is not), and enter its barcode into Decluttr’s “valuation engine” or use your Decluttr smartphone app (iOS and Android) to scan your item directly. You’ll receive an instant price quote that you can accept or decline with no obligation. If you accept, just pack your items into a box large enough to fit them, slap a free Decluttr shipping label on it, and bring it to any authorized UPS location (including drop boxes, if your box contains fewer than 25 items). Decluttr issues your payment the day after your item arrives by PayPal, direct deposit, or paper check. There’s no practical limit to the number of items you can sell: each order is technically limited to 500 items, but you can create as many orders as you like in any given timeframe.

Decluttr has some crucial advantages over other online selling platforms:

  • Next Day Payment: When you sell on Decluttr, you receive payment within 24 hours after the sale completes and the item arrives at the new owner’s address. That’s substantially faster than many online consignment platforms, which tend to have more flexible payment terms. And it’s much more predictable than auction sites or venues for third party sellers (including Amazon), which typically allow buyers and sellers to work out their own payment arrangements.
  • No Sales Commissions or Auction Fees: Since it acts as the sole buyer of products sold through its website, Decluttr doesn’t have to charge commissions on completed sales, nor auction listing fees. When you sell on an auction site, you need to accept both types of fees – and, in many cases, a steep haircut on your take-home earnings.
  • Free Shipping: You don’t have to pay to ship your sold items to Decluttr. Shipping costs are factored into the price Decluttr is willing to pay for the items it buys. All you need to do is box up your item and drop it at a UPS location.
  • Bulk Selling: For all practical purposes, you can sell as many items as you like on Decluttr. If you reach the 500-item-per-order limit, just start a new order. This is a big advantage for folks staring down huge boxes of old DVDs, CDs, and textbooks. And it’s a distinct competitive edge on retail trade-in platforms, which may require users to enter their items one at a time.
  • User-friendly App: Decluttr is a mobile-ready platform made for selling on the go. The mobile app is a great help when you’re hunched over miscellaneous boxes in your dank basement or sweltering attic. You can use the app to scan in your items directly and utilize Decluttr’s “valuation engine” to quickly and easily see exactly how much you can earn. Many popular online selling platforms, including eBay and Amazon, are designed first and foremost with desktop and laptop users in mind.

4. Accepting packages

If your normal 9-to-5 involves working from home, this is one of the easiest ways to earn some extra dough. Sign up with eNeighbr to accept and hold shipments for your neighbors when they aren’t home, so they don’t get stolen. Earning potential: $3.50 per package

5. Get Paid to Drive Your Car Around

If you enjoy meeting new people and creating your own schedule, signing up to drive with Lyft can be a great way to make extra money.

It’s worth a try to see if you like it – some drivers have had so much success that it’s become their main income source!

To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old, have a car to drive, have three years of driving experience, an in-state driver’s license, a clean driving record, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Sign up for Lyft here

Driving for Uber is also another great option. The amount you can earn depends on factors like, where you live, how often you decide to drive, the time of year, and so on. Sign up for Uber Here

6. Get Paid to Take Surveys, Watch TV, & Play Games

Signing up for InboxDollars is a no-brainer and could be a way to make money on the side and have fun while doing so!

The way it works is: companies sponsor the content and are willing to pay to get people to watch and play. Take surveys, answer polls, search the web, and a lot more.

PLUS, get rewarded just for watching videos! They have a ton of shows that can be watched online, including cooking shows, news, entertainment, health, etc., and you can tune in whenever it’s convenient for you.

BONUS: Get a free $5 signup bonus when you register and click on the activation email sent to your Inbox!

Sign up for InboxDollars here

 7. Buy and sell domain names -aka- Flipping Domains

A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).

They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!

The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.

8. Used Book Sales: Sell Your Old Paperbacks

I was checking out some books to buy at an estate sale one weekend, and a woman came in and she began to scan the books with a portable bar code scanner. My curiosity got the best of me and so I asked her what she was doing.

She explained that she buys used books from garage and estate sales, and then turns around and sells the books for cashon sites like Amazon, Ebay, Half.com and AbeBooks. A scanner is used to determine how long it usually takes for a specific book to sell and how much it sells for. This lovely young lady told me that she makes a full-time living doing this.

So, I got the scoop on how to run a business of this type. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Finances. You need to be good at quick math and be able to make quick decisions. You have to be careful how much you pay for a book, and then keep careful track of the expenses involved in selling it. For instance, when you sell on a website, they’ll take a commission from the sale. In addition, some sites, like eBay, will charge you a listing fee for each book. If you request that your money be deposited via PayPal, then you’ll be charged a transaction fee per book. If you’re not careful, the fees will quickly negate your profits.
  • Storage. Depending on how big your business gets, you’ll need ample room to store the books. You can’t get lazy or disorganized about it, either. You have to keep the books in good condition, and you need to be able to find them when someone wants them. For instance, if you list a book in “like new” condition, and then the pages get smashed during storage, you’ll be in a bind if someone places an order before you realize what happened.
  • Shipping. You will only have a few days to ship a book after it sells, and even less time if you agree to include two-day or overnight shipping as part of your options. And since you’ll want to save as much as you can on the shipping, you’ll have to devise a plan. Many people set aside specific days for shipping – say 3 days a week – and then make one big trip to the post office. As long as there isn’t anything else in the package, you can send books via media mail, which is the least expensive option. Finally, your books will need to be packaged in a way that they won’t get damaged in transit.
  • Ratings. Whenever someone buys a book from you, they will have the opportunity to give the transaction a rating. This is when they’ll tell other potential buyers whether the book was in the condition that you described, whether it was mailed on time, and if your communications were pleasant and helpful. One bad rating can hamper sales, and a couple of them can downright stop them. Excel at customer service and your ratings will help your company grow.
  • Current. It’s important that you stay current in this ever-changing business. You can do so by following some well-known blogs about the topic such as Sell Your Books Online.

9. Make Money Selling Your Stock Photos

Looking for some extra cash? Look no further than the thousands of digital photos taking up space on your hard drive.

Pick your best photos and turn them into money by selling them on microstock websites.

Most sites start their image pricing at just $1 for the smallest size, with costs increasing with image sizes.

Microstock sites, such as istockphoto.com or shutterstock.com, make it easy for amateurs with a passion for photography to get started selling their photos online.

Once approved as a contributor, most microstock sites do not charge photographers to upload photos to their portfolios. Instead, the sites take a percentage of each sale.

First Steps to Selling Stock Photos

It’s important to make sure you have the proper equipment. Your stock photography portfolio is not a place for iPhone photos.

Instead, invest in a good-quality digital camera. Use a camera where you control the settings, like a digital SLR. It’s not a good ideal to use a point-and-shoot camera. Your camera must be able to shoot sharp images,

Learn the importance of learning the ins and outs of your camera so you can take technically-correct images.