52 Ways to Make Extra Money

52 Ways to Make Extra MoneyI’ve written a lot lately about getting rid of debts and reducing expenses.

I thought it was time I address the flip side of your finances: Ways to make extra money.

Thanks to suggestions by my Twitter followers, readers, and other bloggers I’ve been able to put together a solid list of 52 ways to make extra money.

Most, if not all of these ways to make money, can be done even with a full-time job.

I obviously haven’t tried all of these methods, but when possible I’ve tried to (link) to an example of the opportunity actually making money. You should be able to find something here that fits you and your skills.

1. CashCrate – There’s some money to be made with CashCrate.com completing the free offers, but the real cash comes from the referral program. Earn extra money at CashCrate.com by taking part in daily research surveys, doing your shopping online, and referring other members to their program.

2. Waiting Tables – This is the perfect job for nights and weekends. That’s when all the big tips are made anyway. Pick the nicest place in town.

3. Bar Tending – Even better, I think, than waiting tables is tending the bar at nights in a busy bar. Typically at least $1 for every drink you serve.

4. Teaching Swimming Lessons - If you’re a good swimmer you might be able to pick up a weekend swim teacher gig at your local recreation center. Keep in mind that some places may require a special certification or that you be a lifeguard.

5. Car Valet – If you hook up with a for-hire car parking service (the type hired out for fancy neighborhood parties) you can make some nice cash tips in just a few hours at night and on the weekend, when parties are held.

6. Check Your Credit Score – One of the quickest ways to save yourself thousands of dollars is by checking your credit score and fixing errors on your credit report.  The three major credit bureaus have big influence on your current interest rates (mortgage, auto, etc.) and improving your credit score could save you thousands a year in interest payments.  Right now, Credit Sesame and Credit Karma provide you your credit score 100% FREE of charge (no credit card, no free-trials, no tricks, free for life).

7. Blogging – This isn’t quick money, but you can make decent money with a little luck and a few months of solid, consistent effort. Believe me, it can be tough and a bit time consuming, but it can be done. Get started with a nice domain and cheap hosting plan from the provider I use BlueHost.com. Or consider the services of a more notable provider like GoDaddy.com.

8. Write an eBook - I hesitate to put this one in here because an eBook by itself usually doesn’t make money unless you’re an excellent marketer. What a great eBook can do though is act as a sales lead to one of your other online businesses.

9. Design Web Logos – If you’re good with Photoshop and can work quick, you might could make some decent cash with this online business.

10. Re-write Poorly Written Ads - Search the ad listings at eBay.com and Craigslist.org for big items like cars. Email the seller and offer to re-write their ad for a 1% commission.

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Last Edited: February 5, 2014 @ 9:16 am
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Comments

  1. A very long list. Including some things I’d like to try. I’m wanting to buy broken electronics, and sell them working. I’m pretty handy with that sort of thing.

  2. Great post! If you are looking for opportunities, you will find them.

  3. Excellent ways to make money – definitely something I’ll share with my readers in my weekly roundup. Thanks for the mention! :)

  4. Become a party DJ or help with a DJ company. The work isn’t too difficult and you can make decent money for a few hours work. I used to work for a friend’s company and used his equipment. Same idea holds true for a photographer.

  5. Great list of things to do to make extra money! Just goes to show that there’s always something you can do to go that extra mile if you’re coming up short.

  6. Great list!

    Another idea is to umpire for youth sports.

  7. That made me tired just reading it. Is it sad that ice done probably 70% of these and I’m still broke?

  8. Wow, that’s a comprehensive list and even a few great additional recommendations in the comments. I will pass this along on my blog as well.

    Did you mention recycling? Does anyone still go around looking for cans to turn in for cash anymore?

  9. After reading the list I have to admit no one can honestly say that couldn’t earn a little extra money.

    Sometimes I think we make up to many excuses to why we can’t make any money.

    Great post though definantly worth a stumble.

  10. Excellent list and definitely too long to properly analyze. So I will just comment on the most recent idea I have used; ticket broker. I have been purchasing tickets to sporting events (WWE UFC)and selling them on ebay with a great profit margin. You won’t make a fortune but an extra couple hundred dollars is allowing me to go on vacation again!

  11. Great list, PT! Thanks for including my article!

  12. Also like selling bottled water, you could try selling umbrellas on a rainy day. I’ve often thought about picking up a bunch from the dollar store and heading over to a college campus or downtown during rush hour to see what I could get for em.

  13. Some really good ideas in there. My dream is to be a buyer and reseller. A couple years ago when the Wii was so hot I managed to buy 6 of them right around Christmas and resold them for a nice profit. I’d love to do something like that full time but its so hard to figure out what items will make a profit.

  14. Chris Deals says:

    This is a great list of money making ideas. I have done a few of the thing on your list and have had some success with selling on eBay, and Craigslist.

    I have had the most success in the last 14 months with Freebie Trading. Yes, you have to be dedicated and detail oriented, but its worth it.

    I make over $27K in 2008.

  15. Excellent list. I was surprised to see my Freebie Trading Interview up there at number 13. It’s definitely a great way to make money online.

    [edit: everyone interested in Leslie's freebie trading idea should watch his video tutorials on freebie trading.]

    This post also made me realize that I’ve tried a lot of stuff to make money, lol. I’ve done a bunch of those things listed up there.

    Creating websites
    Blogging
    Write an eBook
    Writing Reviews
    Driving People to the airport
    Play Music at Church
    Sell Stuff on Ebay
    Bank Account Opening Bonuses
    Rent out a room

    Thanks for the list. It brought back memories.

  16. How about those consumer studies? I did one for $60 on cable. Just takes a little of my time and they pay cash. There are several in my town and they are pretty interesting too.

  17. Unfortunately, most of these things cost money just to get started and take a lot of time.

  18. @leslie – I completely disagree with you about the money thing. It’s actually the other way around. Most of these do not require money.

    As for time…well, I didn’t name the list “52 ways to MAKE extra money” without reason. Basic economics…to get value you have to produce value, which takes time and effort. I’ll email you next time I see money falling from the sky. :)

  19. Delivering pizzas is the one that always gets me. If you do this, you’re supposed to notify your insurance company and they will jack up your rates, negating any earnings you might get. If you don’t do this and have a wreck while delivering pizzas, you could negate your insurance.

  20. Waiting tables and bartending are good ways to make extra money, but it’s not exactly if the work was easy. And if you don’t have any experience good luck applying at the nicest place in town, most restaurants require experience. Also if you have problems dealing with demanding, hungry people – STAY AWAY! The hours are late, sometimes you won’t make any money. Especially right now, starting at new place will be difficult, if you can get hired expect to be the first one cut every night (aka less money) as those with seniority will want to stay. It still is a good deal though. I’ve put myself through college (chem major) without loans, never lived in the dorms, and I have about 10K in the bank. I will continue working in the restaurant biz even after I have a “Real Job,” the extra 10-15K/year for part time work is worth it.

  21. Another way to make money! We are looking for ambassadors to promote our education services/tutor to universities. Make commissions on any revenue you send our way. No cost/side income especially if you are connected to universities or have friends studying in college

  22. Definitely an interesting post! As a writer what excites me in your post is the option of freelancing. Being in this field for quite some time now, I can suggest some more websites that can fetch you some good freelance jobs.

  23. Hi, I have seen some ideas to make money on parttime basis. Those may interest you.

  24. I have found temp agencies to be great at times for finding part time jobs. Most of them will make it hard on you and may even try to steer you away because they focus on full time jobs, but a good one can find a part time job for you. I used them when I was just out of college to get data entry jobs while my main job paid so little.

    Another pt job I enjoyed was proof operator at a bank. They only need people for a few hours a night so it is a great chance to earn extra money and it pays pretty well for good 10 key people! I did this for a year when I was facing a layoff in order to save up money.

  25. Collins P says:

    Love the list! Add flipping websites though. Flipping websites is another easy way to make extra money. You can build and flip websites for $100 – $500 each and they take very little time to create once you know all the steps.

    • I HATE the word “flipping.” It is unprofessional, and people who are knowledgeable real estate investors say “wholesaling.” If you are going to be “flipper” of anything, then please think of something sensible to call yourself or do something else.

      • chickadee33 says:

         @martster
         Just calling it what it is.  You buy something and then you turn it over to someone else quickly.  Chill, dude.

  26. ben matulich says:

    you forgot buy gold

  27. Lin Sharonica says:

    There were several great ways to earn more money from your computer. I found a most profitable ways is simply search an idea around on the net and select few that really be able to implement as offline business. You see, most people nowadays so skeptical about make money online. That because so many program online was take first, give later. And a very sad thing about that was so rare that programs give real value to people. And not few were a scam scheme.

    There were few online biz that really can be implement as offline biz.

    But that not impossible to find that fit for you. I’m sure if you just could find one, stick with it, focus, you will get what you seek.

    Just an example something I did join for months was Take and Give Management System. It simply about give first, take later. I love it.

    Just search it on google, you will find that fit for you.

  28. Wow! Seriously great list. Thanks for sharing :)

  29. This list is great, and I’m sure a lot of people can make good use of this considering the high unemployment rate! I might pass it on to clients that we can’t help modify their mortgages!

  30. this worked a little but ive heared of all of those b4 and i dont really find them helpful :( srry….

  31. Wow. That’s great about the freebie world. Finally! Anyways, intelligent post you have here ;) I find it very helpful.

  32. interesting tips, the only thing is, buying and reselling tickets is called “scalping” and is illegal (at least where I live!)

  33. @Zoe – Good point. In some locations, scalping, or reselling tickets for more than face value, is against local law.

    They make this a law because scalpers rarely pay the tax on their sales.

    So, as long as you don’t sell for more than face value, and/or pay the taxes on the sale, then you’re ok.

  34. karaberky says:

    Helpful post, Thanks for sharing! :) Great stuffs here.

  35. This list is simply fantastic. People often say that they have no way to make extra money. In very many cases, they are just short of ideas and motivation – and you have provided plenty of both. Great stuff.

  36. This could be helpful for an unemployed person.

    • Philip Taylor says:

      And there are plenty of those these days, sadly. :(

    • chickadee33 says:

      I’m one of them. Lost my FT job in 2011. Doing very pt work as supplemental income with a skill I have. But it is not enough.

  37. Teresa Schultz says:

    I see a comment made by Stella including some freelance sites. This does work. I use oDesk and it’s been a big help in bringing in a little extra money. I also agree with some of the other comments that mention people should think of or view more ideas of making extra money, because it really is possible to make extra money instead of just sitting around moping about not having money to pay the bills or buy something special.

  38. Julie Stoddard says:

    Some great ideas here. I have a friend who makes a couple hundred a month donating Plasma. If you don’t mind getting pricked, it’s not a bad gig.

  39. The CashCrate idea is a great one. I highly recommend it as I too am a CashCrate user!

  40. Another good way to make money AND get free stuff is to become a party consultant for companies like Partylite, pampered chef, ect.

  41. not very helpful where i live nobody can do all that stuff and actually make money but thanks for trying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Jane Fazackarley says:

    I’ve done things like mystery shopping, freelance writing and article writing sites.

    I’ll give some ofthe other opotions you’ve suggested a try.

  43. larry mcberry says:

    Great ideas, I’m going to try to collect cans for some extra money.

  44. FinancialBondage says:

    good ideas.

  45. Yeah But I’m going homeless….. my ex-husbands stopped paying childsupport for my three kids I’m single, just got laid off because my boss decided to sell the office to someone who had just gotten out of jail for fraud in the medical system and I’m thirty four.
    I have tried child support enforcement and the people are waiting for my ex-husband to return the crumpled of form in the trash to them.
    WHAT DO I REALLY DO IN THIS ECONOMY?? I HAVE NEVER BEEN FIRED BEFOREE

  46. If you are creative and don’t have an outlet for your creations to sell, ETSY is a great place online to sell your stuff. It’s like ebay for handmade items only. I’m just sayin’.

  47. I think affiliate marketing is also a good source of money by at home work.

  48. Thanks, a well compiled list Phillip, and good to do as well as using some ideas from your 104 Ways to Save Extra Money article.

    I’m always after a way to make some extra money. ;-)

  49. Ramon Lorenzi says:

    I really like the idea of writing poorly written ads. It seem like it can be easy and you can make a small profit. I know that use to work at a school and we got our extra money from writing grants. People can write grants to start a business so I am in the process of trying to write my own grant to start a community program for teens. its a litte extra money and I still get to do what I love. If you have any kind of hobby you can prob. turn that into some income if you can get creative. Good luck

  50. I personally have enjoyed working a direct sales/home based business on the side. I found a good, legitimate company with very low upfront costs/overhead. It has been a great experience. Just be sure that the company offers training and some sort of simple, step-by-step system and it helps if they are in the DSA Top 100– instantly proves their legitimacy!

  51. Cashcrate seems nice especially if the member is US resident. But the opportunity for international member is scarce and limited. I have tried blogging, which I agree is not an easy money but the payment is good. I also tried freelancing, which definitely worked for me.

    /kristen

  52. Re: Become A Ticket Broker. You can only sell tickets for face value on Craigslist. You can sell them for any price on Ebay.

  53. This was SO helpfull. Thanks!

  54. I am doing affiliate marketing to get side income. it’s a good source of money by at home work.

  55. Cashcrate.com is an excellent way to make money. You complete offers and take surveys and get payed for it. I read an article on it from a guy that has doing it for sometime now and he explained it as voluntarily signing up for spam and gave a whole layout of the best way to do it. and you can actually make decent money. Pretty much make a separate email for spam.

    • Philip Taylor says:

      Yep, it’s a nice way to make quick money. Albeit, not a huge sum. It could help you earn a few extra dollars each month. The referrals, if you can start getting them, are where the bigger money comes into play. Try it out here: http://cashcrate.com/1044446

  56. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for the past 6 months and it pays pretty good money. In addition to that I receive training on how to do well. The best thing about it besides getting a side income, I didn’t have to pay anything to get started. So many scams out here asking for money. If you want to make money and not spend it I have a few suggestions.

    • Philip Taylor says:

      Good point, Kay. With very few exceptions NEVER pay to start making money online. You don’t have to do it. You can find several free resources to help you get started. The only thing you’ll have to invest is your time, and a LOT of it.

    • how do i find one that isnt a scam

    • How do I get into affiliate marketing? How do I start??

    • chickadee33 says:

      How do you market?  Do you have your own website or blog where you put the Affiliate Links?

    • jewlz81 says:

      How can I get started?  Where do I need to sign up?  Thanks!

  57. Awesome 52 ideas to make extra money. How about becoming an affiliate marketer? There’s also money in affiliate marketing :-)

    • Philip Taylor says:

      There’s definitely money in that. I can attest. Maybe that’s what you’re smile is about? ;)

  58. Holllllygallly says:

    This was good but I was wondering if you had an idea for me to start my own online business. I’m only 13 and a lot of these are for adults . I don’t live in a “neighborhood” so I can’t deliver paper or walk dogs. I like babysitting and I’m good at it but I dont get many requests because I’m only 13 . Any advice / ideas would be appreciated. Thx

  59. Holllllygallly says:

    Thx for the tips

  60. The best freelancer sites are odesk.com and elance.com

  61. Charlotte74 says:

    Helpful tips. Thank you for posting.

  62. StriveForBetter says:

    I agree CashCrate is easy income. You just really need to invest your time into it.

  63. shirleybrown says:

    Oh, my! That is quite a comprehensive list of ways to make extra money. I think many folks are looking to make an extra buck – especially online. And somehow just because it is online, they think it should be easy as well. My experience is that most of the money making ideas are good but need persistence and follow up before they start generating serious coin.

  64. Philip Taylor says:

    @Philip Oh, thanks. And to think I’ve been doing it wrong all these years. :p

  65. People keep asking below, but never get an answer. How do you get into Affiliate Marketing??

    • Philip Taylor says:

      @Mprymas Sign up with one of the affiliate networks like cj.com. Check out all of the merchants and see if there are any that interest you and you could promote somehow. Do you have a site or other online presence where you are creating content?

    • Decide on a Niche you want to market to, then look for a good affiliate product to market to that niche. Affiliate marketing works a lot better if you have a niche website or blog, once you’ve created one then you can look for 4-5 affiliate products within that niche to promote.

      Not all products have the same income generation potential, with some products you earn a commission when you make the sale, for other products, for instance Web Hosting, you can continue to earn a commision month after month after the sale, when your customer pays their montly subscription.

  66. I have been doing pretty well with zip nada zilch. It is another free trial site but you can make $60-$80 per referral with the Big Cash option, or $20 per referral with the One option. Check it out. Easily making an extra $5,000 per year.

  67. chickadee33 says:

    2 things I’m doing now to make money after having lost my FT job:
    1. Focus groups – going into an office and giving opinion on products/services ($45 – $200)
    2. Medical research studies (not good if you’re afraid of needles)   ($50 – $750)
     
    For example, a few months ago I did a yogurt study. I filled out a short online blog and went into the office for 2 hours to talk about the yogurt. I left with $175 Visa Gift Card. I’ve done about 15 focus groups over the last 10 years. Easily have made $1000.  It truly is easy money.
     
    For these, it helps if you live near a major city since you’ll have access to major research hospitals (like in Boston) and most of the Focus group offices are in major cities.
     
    Sources:  For medical research, go to Craigslist and look under “Volunteer” or “Etc.” jobs.
    For focus groups: Google Focus Groups & your city.  Just get in the database and they call you when you might fit one of their demographic groups.

  68.  @chickadee33  CPA stands for cost per action.
    basically you sign up to a website like cpalead,mgcash,etc and you put offers to your site and you get paid once a person complete an offer.
     

  69. chickadee33 says:

     @mihai21
     How do you get started with CPA ?

  70. Kyle at BankAccountable says:

    Writing an eBook, like you said, is not easy. First you have to have something to write about, which often means that you need to be some kind of respected expert in the field you wish to write about.However, if you can get past the initial trouble of selecting a topic, becoming an expert, and finally writing about that topic, that’s when the hard part really starts….
     
    …Marketing an eBook is definitely the hardest part. Ebooks have exploded in popularity and the market is unfortunately saturated with crap from people who thought they could write a quick eBook, put it on an affiliate network, and make millions. However, if you CAN find a good way to market (or possibly have others market by having it listed on affiliate networks) then an eBook can be a great way to make some residual income.

  71. I know starting a blog is a way to make extra money.  I just wish it was not take so much time it is not easy. To come up with new things to write about plus getting the traffic to your site. Just like your list here no way you just set down and wrote this all at once it took a lot of research and searching your brain.  Great info and thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

  72. I have a personal blog that I use for journaling. I became good enough that I opened my own business as a social media consultant. I’m now making a decent amount of extra money. I am also a photographer with a lot of graphics program experience, so I make a little more by doing graphic design, photography, and even digital enhancement. You don’t have to be the best at something in order for it to be profitable; you just have to put in the work and be better or cheaper than other people out there. However, it IS work.

  73. great information. i recently used your “Start an Online Store” suggestion, but quick turned it from junk in my garage to small business. i found a way to make some quick doe. i found these, “8 point and 7/16 wrench catv cable star key security tool” listed on eBay for $50.00 each. Found the source (newelectronx) that sells them for $5 to 15 bucks per piece. I sell them on craigslist for a good return. i’ve been making good money every since. i’m not wealthy yet, but income is going smoothly and sell aren’t that bad. profit is at least $35 per sale. if i sell eight pieces per day then i make like $280 which is better than a 8 hour job to me. so online selling works.. try it

  74. Philip, I owe it to you and I’ll keep spreading the word about how great this information was and how it helped me get paid! benny

  75. applying for class action lawsuits settlements is great way to make extra buck!

  76. Some great Ideas. Thanks for the comprehensive list. I need to get working!

  77. trusweetheart says:

    About blogging, I like writing, and I think I have tons of opinions but, how do you make money from a blog? 

  78. trusweetheart says:

    About blogging, I like writing, and I think I have tons of opinions but, how do you make money from a blog? 

  79. Entrepreneurone says:

    I just started a personal blog! It focuses on personal development; it’s sort of my journey to mastering myself and people can follow along if they want. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to monetize it much, but maybe with Google adsense I could make a little income.

  80. minka_kelly2 says:

    I will try to make extra money by affiliate marketing. I choose clickbank. Do you have any suggestion for me to do it well?

    •  @minka_kelly2 Find someone who’s had success with Clickbank. Their model/offerings don’t really work well for me so I can’t advise. 

    •  @minka_kelly2 Find someone who’s had success with Clickbank. Their model/offerings don’t really work well for me so I can’t advise. 

  81. Good idea!  I especially like the one with the water.  Thanks for sharing. 

    • Stiles132005 says:

      Also you can recycle can, plastic and glass. Having a garage & yard sales is good extra money too.

  82. dasjung says:

    Don’t degrade the jobs of graphic designers just because you might know a little Photoshop. There’s a lot more that goes into designing a logo than just know the basics of a program.

    •  @dasjung Not really. I designed mine on MS Paint using a free font. Ha! Cost me exactly $0.

      • dasjung says:

         @Philip Taylor The point is that this is design is specialized job and is not just a side job. Just because an individual may know a thing or two about the technical aspect of a program does not warrant them to fill that role as a designer. There’s more than just drawing a mark in a program. There’s strategy in brand development, marketing, etc… This is insulting to the creative industry to label logo and branding as a scheme to make extra money.

        •  @dasjung Well the creative industry needs to get over it then. Makes them sound like a bunch of cry babies trying to make the world stop revolving. Everything is a scheme to make extra money. Including the work by the most serious, professional web designer.  Every type of work has different levels of professionalism, and thank goodness we live in the U.S. where people are free to trade goods and services at the levels they deem appropriate. Free enterprise and liberty are beautiful words. I’m all for standards. I’m a CPA. But I’d never tell someone not to help people with taxes as a little side business. And that’s federal taxes! This is logo design. Logo design!My latest conversation: http://ptmoney.com/taking-time-off-work/

        • dasjung says:

           @Philip Taylor So by what you’re saying, I can be an unaccredited doctor or surgeon for someone (for example) but do it at a much lower rate than the accredited doctors and surgeons. Since I know what a scalpel is and I wear rubber gloves, I’m a doctor. So, I don’t have to have to respect the profession of medical science at all since I think I know what I’m doing and just go for it.

        •  @dasjung No. That’s a foolish comparison and you know it. Would I use a surgeon for a small cut on my arm? No, I’d just drive to Target and buy some over the counter ointment and a bandaid.
           
          Get some perspective. Logo design isn’t brain surgery.
           
          If someone wants to pay for high end services from a professional, accredited logo designer they can.
           
          But not everyone needs that level of service. Some people choose to do it themselves or pay a beginning freelancer to do it.
           
          This post is not an affront to getting certified, accredited, degreed, or what ever else. I like those things.
           
          But the post is aimed at people who are struggling to find ways to bring in some extra cash to pay their bills. They need to do something NOW.
           
          I’m sorry if it hurts your feelings somehow, but anyone can design something and charge whatever the hell they want to do it. And I applaud them for it.My latest conversation: http://ptmoney.com/taking-time-off-work/

        • dasjung says:

           @Philip Taylor I was merely using medical science as an example profession. It’s quite obvious that you don’t have any professional courtesy and downplay professions in which you don’t understand. Logo design isn’t just logo design. I don’t know what the profession of a public accountant entails, or a lawyer perhaps, so I’m not going to give advice on matters that I don’t especially have knowledge in.
           
          Yes, it’s America and we have the right to trade goods and services, but is it really correct to continually job out special services to those who aren’t qualified or knowledgeable and degrade the values and craft of those who are truly passionate about what they do? America is missing the value of craft in business and industry these days.

        •  @dasjung If your takeaway is that I don’t have courtesy or that I’m down playing graphic design then you are completely mistaken. Not once did I downplay a profession! It seems you may just be looking for a fight for some reason. Borderline trolling.
           
          I completely disagree that America is missing the value of craft. The beauty of America is that someone can make whatever they want and find a buyer for it. Free markets are wonderful. It creates almost unlimited choice.
           
          Your attempt at controlling your profession is a joke. Just go be the best designer you know how to be and charge whatever you want. Just because I suggest it is a way to make extra money doesn’t mean you need to lower your standards.

        • ThunderCockForHire says:

          Absolutely perfect response, and I must say, I completely agree. It isn’t an example of two different professions so much as it is a mediocre analogy for the purpose of exaggerating how important a profession is.
           
          The truth is, Logo Design isn’t really necessary, all it is to most people is a catchy little graphic for some company that probably won’t cross their minds twice. In other words, Graphic Design, in comparison to medical science, is at the pinnacle of insignificant.

        • It shows your true ignorance by calling someone an idiot. In no way was this thread used to alienate anyone, but merely having a heated discussion of professions and their importance. If you didn’t read my comment correctly, I said…”for example.” I know the difference between graphic design and being a surgeon. Those of you who are obviously majorly left-brained will never understand the creative industry. You’re right, anyone can be a bad designer, or a bad surgeon, or a bad accountant coordinator…etc. That’s why there exists terrible brand identities, malpractice suits, etc as well. All I was saying that the creative industry shouldn’t be held below the threshold of what is real and what is a fake profession. All professions should be respected in their own right. Period.
           
          And ThunderCock… design isn’t just logo design. It’s brand development. Without it, there wouldn’t be major companies being recognized in their commercial standing in the world. IE. Nike, Microsoft, Apple, American Express, etc. Without brand identity, they would just be another company in the field with nothing noteworthy except the fine-print that the consumer will not read out-right . Brand identity combined with strategic marketing methods make for strong company understanding to the consumers. Without consumers, thees companies would be nothing.

        • Strongman says:

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        • Strongman says:

           @dasjung
          While I think that your initial response to Phillip’s suggestion about design was a little too strong, Dasjung, I’ve got to chime in here and observe that Phil, ThunderCock and Dumbass, by resorting to name calling and simplistic reasoning, come across as very lacking in both decorum and sensitivity.  If a guy wants to expect, even demand, high quality in his field of choice, I beleive he has a right, if not a responsibility, to do so!  Also, Dumbass, be careful who you call Dumbass. You just show YOUR true colors by doing so. 

        •  @Strongman  @dasjung I didn’t name call and I agree that it isn’t appropriate. I should have deleted those posts. It’s not a goal of mine to be sensitive though. Truth and clarity are far more important.

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           @dasjung It sounds like you paid a lot for your education, as did I. But you got to face it, today’s technology allows the average Joe to accomplish a comparable logo with much less effort than you or I could put into it, and the savings outweighs the extra benefit of our knowledge. We, as designers, have been out done. It is time to go back to school, unfortunately… 

        •  @LauraGesicki I disagree Laura. Technology can only let an individual go so far with design. It all starts with the thought process and possessing the “designer eye.” This “eye” cannot be taught, but is rather a natural talent and ability to recognize good design from bad. Technology is merely a tool to display our ideas. Nothing beats natural talent and creativity.

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           @dasjung No doubt! I know this and you know this, and any other highly skilled and educated designer will also know this. But what about the customers? The people who are looking for a logo design with much consideration of price in this economy.  Knowledge and talent expect the monetary reimbursement it deserves, but unless everybody has a trained eye to recognize it, they just aren’t going to dish out the money for it. That is the point I am trying to make. It is like calling the neighborhood handyman instead of  a high cost plumber to fix a small leak.

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      • …and it totally looks like an amateur made it.

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    Overall though, these are some great money making tips.

  85. I found this very helpful. My mom is struggling with the bills and I needed some new ideas on what I could do to help. Thanks so much!

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  87. THEJONDOG says:

    Hey Dasjung . . . The Nike logo was bought for (I beleive) close to 35.00 from a college student.  THAT is what is being talked about.  The Nike logo is BY FAR on of the most recognized logos in the world, so maybe you should take a second look at the world.  Just because someone isn’t trained doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to make money with their talents.  The hard truth is training is not necessary to practice graphic design, just preffered, where as being a doctor REQUIRES the training.  For EXAMPLE, I can go out into the world and become a manager of a business if I have the knowledge WITHOUT any training in the Business Management profession.  Deal with it, Just because you have training in Graphic Design doesn’t mean that you and your peers are the only ones who can create a logo.  Logos are one of those things that can either be elaborate (in which someone might come to you), or simple (in which someone might come to anyone who has shown the ability to do so).  

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  103. Hello Philip–good list but  most of the activities are so cliche and yet more creativity could be better employed here…this would make me work more hours for a little more pay and still keep me in the debt circle for so long. it would require me to worker harder so that i can make more money and yet am at the point where i want my money make more money with me getting less actively/ physically involved. Some call it ‘Working Smart’ unlike traditional options that have often helped many to stay afloat without helping them soar to financial growth and prosperity. Thanks though

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