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I’ve never been one to enjoy the 9 to 5 work day. I dread it actually. So anytime I’m able to find a decent way to make money on the side, I’m all ears. Being able to create money outside of work is a big step towards being able to fire your boss and take your life back.

These articles are themed towards helping you increase your side income in unconventional ways. So you won’t see articles complaining for you to go get a job. You will get concrete information on how you can make money with side hustles and passive income.

Below are so of our top posts on how to make money. They are all actionable and you can do them as you see fit. Please comment and join in the community so we can all grow and make money together. Here are a few ways I’ve found to find you some extra money to pocket.

How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost

How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost

So you want to be a blogger? I don’t blame you, its awesome. But the tough part is always where and how to start. I’ve experimented with so many different avenues of making money that I feel like an endless puddle of knowledge failures. Blogging happens to be one of them. I’ve failed at blogging so many times in the past that it’s completely laughable now. (Must of my failures are at this point haha) I always had the idea of money in mind but never really know what I was doing or how to get an audience or even how to make money with my blog once I got it going.

To help save you from some of these hiccups I created what I believe to be the “Ultimate Guide On How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost With A Power Level Over 9000!” My anime readers will completely understand. If you’re not one of them, just know this post is gonna be badass in value. And you can just call it “How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost” since my reference was probably not for you lol. This is going to be a jam-packed post, over 3000 words, that is constantly updated as I grow as a blogger.

You wanted it and now you got it! And if you didn’t want it then I’m giving it to you anyways because it’s really awesome value that has changed people’s lives and could possibly do the same for yours.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Choose A Niche You’re Passionate About
  • Research The Fuck Out of It
  • Pick A Domain Name
  • How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost
  • Choosing A Theme
  • Writing Your First Post
  • Amazing Must Have Plugins
  • Take Action


1. Choose A Niche You’re Passionate About

If I can offer you any advice, its to write with a passion and purpose. Finding something that you truly care about is what will make you successful in blogging. One thing you don’t want to do is trying to write about something random because you think it’s where all the money is. If you heart isn’t in it, then readers will know.

This is why you need to choose a niche and stick to it. For some this may be difficult because who doesn’t want to just talk about themselves all day? Its human nature and ourselves if the one thing we know the most about. But you have to realize that not everyone care as much about your day as you do.

Finding a niche will help you find that passion and direct your life experiences with that niche towards someone as value, and that’s the biggest hurdle of blogging, finding a topic you love so much that you want to teach and express value through it. Once you’ve hopped that hurdle then you’re half way to the finish line.

Centful Advice: If you have a certain topic your friends hate to talk about around you because you won’t up about it once it’s on your mind. Then you may have found a possible niche.


Research The Fuck Out Of It

No seriously, researching the living fuck out of the topic, no matter how much you think you know about it, is important. Here is why. If you want to how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost then you have to know what you’re talking about.

You may love one certain topic, but realize that there just isn’t a market for it. This could be bad for you when it come to finding traffic or monetizing. Another flaw could be that there is way to much competition. In which case, I wouldn’t tell you to give up on it. I would tell you to niche it down a little more to make it more creative and stand out.

Here are a list of things I suggest researching:

  • Keyword traffic using your favorite keyword tool. I recommend Long Tail Pro simply because it takes the guess-work out of finding what your audience is looking for. You get a 7-day trial by signing up with my link. Use that time to figure out exactly what’s hot and if you really enjoy that service then subscribe to their plan and drive traffic like crazy after your blog is launched.
  • Are there any affiliate programs available in your niche? Let’s not forget that we do want our blog to be profitable, and one of the most profitable ways to monetize your blog is through affiliate links. Trust me blogs like Making Sense Of Cents doesn’t make over $50,000 a month blogging by just throwing any affiliate that will pay money at their audience. Use this time to really think about how you can monetize with affiliates.


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Pick A Domain Name

This is the hardest step if any, finding the perfect available domain name that will be the brand behind your blog. This should require time investment to really think about who you want out of your blog or business and name it accordingly.Think about what you want to include and niche in but be careful of what I call niche jails. This is when you name yourself something highly specific making it difficult to write anywhere outside of that very specific niche.

For instance, if I wanted to make a blog about my adventures traveling the world and trying different foods then I wouldn’t name my blog Even though you may be Asian, the wording makes it sounds like the site is meant to be only for Asian food review. So I wouldn’t go to your site to see your trip to Italy to try spaghetti. Sorry bro, you promised Asian food in your name.

But you do still want some that is clever and perfect for you. This can be extremely difficult for some people, like me, but it’s definitely worth the extra thought. The name of your site will not only give an idea of your content but the personality of your blog, business, or site as well.

Remember that finding the right domain is important to learning how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost


Where To Purchase Your Domain

There are two ways to go about this.

1. You can get a domain for free with you Bluehost hosting


2. You can purchase your domain from another provider such as Dotster. It may be a bit extra but having your domain and hosting with two different companies makes it easier to transfer your domain and hosting in the future with less hassle if needed. This option also requires one more installation step later. (Recommended)

Though they are both valid ways to obtain a domain, they both have their pros and cons to be considered. No matter which one you choose, always opt-in to pay for domain privacy. It may a bit of an extra charge but its worth the money to have your number and address protected. Unless you’re just into getting phone calls at 2:00 am from some foreign “web designer” who wants to tell you all the sexy things he can do to your new website. #truestory lol


How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost

How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost

Now that you either purchased your domain or decided to accept a free one from Bluehost, its time to set up your hosting and get your blog started with WordPress.

Go to Bluehost (using my link for a special discount of $3.95/month) The Costing breakdown is pretty simple:

  • You will be asked to make a selection of your plan. All you really need is the basic to get started and it goes a long way for us bloggers. This play only allows for you to have one website though. So if you ever get around to needing more than one site it may be a nice idea to update to the plus or prime plan. I currently have a crap load of sites I play with, so yeah lol.
  • Next it will ask you how to about your domain. We talked about this earlier so hopefully you figured out which domain name you want. If you want to get your name through Bluehost then simply type in your name to search for availability or enter the domain main name that your purchased already from Dotster.
  • Fill out all your account information afterwards. This is the usual need to know information to get you started. Directly under it is your Package information. Bluehost is incredibly affordable for the hosting and customer service they provide. Trust me, all of the bloggers know how awesome the Bluehost team is.
  • Your package is going to offer you a variety of deals based on your subscription with the best deal being $3.95 a month 36 months. That’s only $142 for three years of amazing quality hosting. That’s a fucking steal if you ask me. If you’re not comfortable with putting down for 3 year hosting then you can also choose to do a 12-month plan as well.
  • Don’t forget, the only other item you may want to pay for is the domain privacy if you are purchasing your domain with Bluehost (I hope you did it if you bought from Dotster as well.) This will prevent others access to your contact info. Don’t worry about purchasing any of the other add ons.
  • Remember, using my link will get you a free domain and special discount on a 12-month or longer hosting plan

In A Nutshell Hosting Setup

If hyper detail isn’t your thing, I understand. Here is a quick step guide to how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost. Once You’re ready to get started a create your blog:

  1. Go to Bluehost and click “Get Started Now”
  2. Select a plan
  3. Choose or enter your purchased domain name
  4. Select a package and enter your credit card information.
  5. Create a secure password and login.

How To Connect Your Dotster Domain To Bluehost

*Skip this portion if your purchased your domain with Bluehost*

If you decided to purchase your domain and hosting separately, which is usually a safe practice, you will need to connect your Dotster domain to Bluehost. This can be a bit technical so follow along carefully.


  1. Start by logging into your Dotster account.
  2. Click on Domain Central.
  3. Select your domain name and a menu should pop up below.
  4. The option you’re looking for is Nameservers.
  5. Enter in the nameservers provided by Bluehost to redirect your domain to their hosting. It will look something like this:;
  6. Now add the domain you bought as an add-on domain to your Bluehost web hosting. You can do this by clicking on “Domains” when logged into your Bluehost web hosting account and then clicking on “assign.” Follow the steps and it is very easy!

Please be sure to reference Dotster’s nameservers support page if any further help is needed


How to Install WordPress On Bluehost

Installing WordPress on your blog is free and simple!

  1. After logging into you dashboard, scroll down to the Website portion.
  2. Select Install WordPress.
  3. WordPress will walk you through a simple installation process and once its done you’ll be able to login to your WordPress dashboard.

Choosing A Theme

  1. Click on Appearance on the side menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Select the option Themes
  3. From here you can choose between your themes or add a new one.

Your theme is the starting point of your blog’s design. The great thing about start with a theme is designing so much that it looks completely different from the demo theme. It can be extremely time-consuming at times, but extremely satisfying every time you make that perfect change.

I personally only using a free theme, but don’t get me wrong it’s not because I don’t believe in paying for one. Actually, I got my eye on that nice looking Genesis theme. I’m simply wanting to take time and focus on building more of my audience and content before I invest into the design more. Blogging is 20% content and 80% marketing. I’m trying to push harder on the marketing until I get more organic traffic. After that, I will take more time aside invest into that awesome theme I’ve been drooling over.

Remember that everyone is different though. So if you want to spend more time beautifying your blog then that is completely fine. Genesis is one of the most popular themes out for bloggers right now and never have I heard a complaint about it or their service.



Amazing Must Have Plugins

Now there are a few plugins that I simply can’t live without. Honestly, my life would be hell otherwise. I won’t tell you ALL of the apps i’m currently running on my site because some are very specific to my style and I don’t want you to feel like you need to have every plugin I have. Having too many may bug your site. These are plugins that provide me with analytics and help getting my blog up and running. here is a small list of plugins I’m currently in love with:

  1. Pretty Links – This is the affiliate marketer’s best friend. This tool allows for you to change messy affiliate links into links connected to your domain name. It also makes it easily trackable.
  2. SumoMe – Allows a way for readers to easily share your content and sign up to your site’s email list.
  3. Wp Super Cache – Clears the cache on your site keeping it at top performance and running faster
  4. Yoast SEO – The #1 SEO tool I’ve seen on the plugin market so far. Helps you optimize your posts and site for higher rankings.
  5. Google Analytics – Allows you to see all of your sites data from web visitors. This is perfect to learn what draws the most traffic and from where.

Yeah, these apps are badass.


Set Goals For Your Blog

Think Cents 2018 Goals

Not everyone do this and it hurts them more than help them when they don’t. Setting goals for your blog helps you stay focused on smaller tasks month to month or big term goals you want to complete throughout the year.

Goals are easy to set and forget. I do it every January when it comes to losing weight. But when it comes to my blog my eyes are on the prize and I grind my ass off to come as close to it as possible. If you are one of those people who set and forget then you may need a new system to reach your goals. The important part about goal-setting is not just to set a goal. You have to learn how to set and SLAY your goals. I’ve already set my goals for 2018 and i’m fucking ready to slay them!

Remember to make sure they are realistic and to set a plan.


Write Your First Post

You have to start somewhere. Just purchasing a domain and setting up a site won’t put money in your pocket. If that’s all you wanted then you have really just created another lability for yourself instead of a powerful asset. We here at Think Cents only condone creating assets.

To get started, the first thing you should do is freeform and jot down ideas. Just get any idea out on paper or if you’re like me than your white board. It really doesn’t matter if they are good or bad. Bad ideas can be transformed into good ones by adding value so put them all down.

Your content is what will make or break your blog. It needs to be rich and deliver value. The value in your content is what will set you apart from everyone else and make you a trusting friend on the internet. A trusting friend that others wouldn’t mind buying products from. *wink*


Drive Traffic

My main source of traffic comes from Pinterest and Reddit. I fucking love both of them. I spend most of my time on Pinterest and very little on Reddit, but its crazy how close they rank next to each other in traffic. I’m becoming fairly comfortable using Pinterest. Most of my traffic is from Pinterest and learning how to use Pinterest will be the greatest thing you’ve ever done to interest your web traffic. Mastering Pinterest is an entire post in itself. So let me know if that’s something You’re interested in.

Reddit on the other hand, is an extremely hostile side of marketing your blog. Reddit users can smell self-promotion a mile a way and they don’t like it. So I post my own links very subtly across Reddit as to not spam content and focus more on engaging with others while I’m there. I have a feeling Reddit is a largely untapped market for bloggers, if only they were a bit nicer lol.

Also, SEO! Please don’t forget to SEO optimize everything on your site. This will help to increase your ranks in search engines leading to more organic traffic.

Build An Email List

Number one rule of making money with your blog is to build an email list. The money is in the list. The larger your list is filled with engaged readers, not just random emails, the more money you will make when you choose your monetization strategy. The reason your email list is so important is because it is access to people who already love your content enough to subscribe. These are people who saw and felt a connection with you. They actually want to hear from you and buy from you.

Building a nice email list usually takes time and some creativity. The number one thing that will drive in more emails is your lead magnet. Taking some time to come up with freebies (that actually holds value) will help your site generate emails much faster than if you offered nothing but wanted their emails anyway. You have to remember that an email is a direct contact to that person. It’s very personal. Imagine a store manager randomly asking you for your phone number because you shopped at his store. Weird right? I would hesitate to tell them to fuck off and never return. Now lets imagine they ask for that number after telling you that they are signing you up for their reward program. I’m sure numbers will fly out as you think about those discounts you’re going to get next time you shop. It’s the same thing with emails.

I recommend ConvertKit as the go to email marketing tool as it has so much to offer for its price. It’s really simple to use, powerful as fuck and integrates with damn near every program I use. It’s a monster in the best possible way. If your are looking for a free alternative than Mailchimp may be your go to tool. Mailchimp can be a bit clunky and you are also limited to email size on your free account. But it’s free.


Monetizing Your Blog

Money, money, money! I hope everyone is excited about this portion. Otherwise, why would you be looking at a post literally named “How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost?” No seriously.. Like, why? (Unless you’re just making a blog for fun and that’s awesome as well!) Monetizing your blog is a huge step. Some people want to build a crazy amount of content and an insane amount of followers before they ever think of making money from their blog. That’s fine and all for some. But, if you’re anything like me then I had ambitions to start my blog money-making adventures as soon as possible.

So why not go ahead and promote what you believe in? You never know what kind of money you will be leaving on the table, waiting on that PERFECT moment to introduce ads or promote affiliate links on your blog. Start learning now what your readers are interested in by offering them products and services to buy. It doesn’t matter yet if they throw money at you. The goal is to put yourself out there and build experience and relationships as fast as possible. Use that email list that you’ve built to market out to subtly.

Below are a few methods and related courses that will jumpstart your blogging income faster than the average blogger if you’re willing to put in the work.


Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing may seem extremely difficult to many people. I want to say it’s easy. It’s also not as hard as you think as well.  As an affiliate marketer you don’t have to worry about creating a product and its landing page. Instead you are a partner to the create who uses your trust with your audience to sell their products. You may be afraid of scaring off your readers with affiliate links but if you are honest with them and build yourself as a trustworthy brand, then readers will look forward to paying for more value from you and your affiliate programs.

Michelle from Making Sense Of Cents is one of the best affiliate marketers I know. Michelle consistently earns $50,000+ a month from affiliate marketing. Sounds hard to believe, right? Well it’s true, and she is completely transparent to her readers about it by showing her income statements every month. She even has course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, teaching you exactly how she does it. From finding affiliate programs for companies that you trust to building a relationship with your audience it’s all there. You should really check it out if you want to make some serious money with your blog through affiliate marketing. This course has helped so many people on how to start a profit WordPress blog on Bluehost.

Build A Digital Product

Digital products are literally a goldmine for the right people. This type of monetization takes a lot more time than affiliate links to prepare and launch, but the benefit of selling your own products is ridiculously huge.

To get started with this route, I recommend checking out Create and Go for more. I’ve never created my own product. Not yet at least. Alex and Lauren on the other hand, are some of the best in the industry at teaching and creating products.



I currently do not run ads from any ad network on my site. (By choice!) This is possibly a great opportunity for some who have a great flow of traffic. My ad space is usually curated with particular Amazon products or affiliate products I trust. I am terrified of sending my readers to a bad experience. So I stay away from ads that leads you somewhere out of my control. I have heard great experience from some blogger, but mostly mediocre results compared to their paid digital products or affiliate marketing sales. If this is more of your choosing than great! More power to you. I’m just not on board with it just yet.

So if you do see any ads on my site that’s not from Amazon, then I manually created or added. I don’t receive payment unless you make a purchase. Soo.. technically they’re still all affiliate links lol


Take Action and Stop Just Reading Guides On How To Start A Profitable WordPress Blog On Bluehost

Well, don’t stop reading this guide, but you get what I’m saying.

I know I said this a lot during this article, but this is absolutely one of the most important steps. If you really want to know how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost, than you seriously HAVE TO TAKE ACTION. You can not sit there and read this entire article wishing you knew how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost without going to Bluehost and signing up. Cut all the bullshit and get to work.


I really hope you enjoyed this epic post on how to start a profitable WordPress blog on Bluehost. Tell us below your experience starting your blog and leave a link for everyone to see. Support each other bu leaving helpful comments and feedback as well.


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How To Open And Setup Shopify Store: an Ultimate Guide

How To Open And Setup Shopify Store: an Ultimate Guide

So you have the entrepreneur spirit? Loving creating and selling online? Well are you ready to step off of the eBay and Amazon platform and move on to the next level of ecommerce? Yeah, owning your own store! Are you ready to start a customizing your new store, uploading products and setting up? If the answer is yes then you have come to the right place. We are going to teach you today about how to open and setup your Shopify store?  To sign up with Shopify might just not be easy. Fortunately, this problem can be curbed through our 14-day free trial.

Below are the steps required for setting up your Shopify.

Sign Up to SetUp Shopify Store

First of all, to setup Shopify store, access Create an account by using the signup form. After keying in the necessary details, click on Create Your Store Now. Remember, store name has to be unique or else Shopify will record a different one. Subsequently, you will have to enter your name, address, country and contact information.

In case you have any products, you will be asked what you intend to sell. If you are just trying out Shopify, click on I’m just playing around. In the Do you have products and I’m not sure in the will you sell section.

When all that is done, select I’m done button. And you have done with setting up Shopify store step.

Begin Creating Your Online Shop

Are you wondering how to open and setup Shopify Store within no time? I know it can difficult sometimes that is why I’m here to help. Immediately after the setup Shopify store step, you will be taken to the admin screen. Here you will have a chance to customize the look of your store, putting in products and creating shipping and payment methods.

Come Up With A Layout

Shopify come s with its layout store. Its themes have been created by competent designers. These themes have a list of modifications and can be applied with a lot of ease. They can be divided into free ones and premium themes with the latter having more modifications.

With HTML and CSS, limits are put on a number of changes you might want to take on the themes. However, Shopify has Experts who can help you achieve your desire.

Below is how you can select a theme

1. Search the theme store

Sign into Shopify theme store at You will get at least 180 themes which you can choose from.

2. Look at the functionality and reviews

After having your pick. Look at its sample image to get to know more about the theme. Move downwards and read some reviews from the users.

3. Preview the theme

To play the theme, select View Demo. It is available below Preview Theme in your store button. When the theme comes in a variety of styles, you can look at the demo of its various styles.

4. Select the theme

Once you get the theme of your choice, select the button in green. Here Shopify will enquire if you want the theme. If that is so, click publish as my shop’s theme.

Shopify can always allow you to change your theme.With the Go to your Theme Manager button you can always know the themes published and those not published.

Edit Shopify settings

Shopify allows you to customize your themes thus bringing uniqueness to your website. To do so; Select Themes on your admin screen on the navigation menu on your left. Here you will find two buttons. The first dotted button provides basic settings for duplicating themes. On the other hand, the second button named Customize Theme controls all basic functioning of your store. It comes with the following features.

  • Logos uploading function
  • Uploading slides to a homepage
  • Addition of related item functionality to page
  • Choosing the number of items to appear on each line of collection pages
  • Color schemes
  • Font choices

Add Your Products to the Store

On the navigation bar, click on products. An add a product button will appear in the right top corner.Here add more details concerning your products. Besides that, you can upload pictures of your products and rearrange them. Make your page look as tidy as possible. Finally, after filling up everything, remember to click save product button.

Group the products

You can take similar products and group them together depending on what classifies them as one. These collections can be displayed on the homepage and navigation bar. It makes it easier for customers to search for these products. Additions of these grouped products can be done manually or automatically.

Payment gateway

This feature allows you to receive payments from customers through your website. Before choosing the right payment gateway, consider the following Transaction fees, card to be used and the offsite checkout. Make sure they contribute towards the betterment of your business.

Release your online Shop

Before releasing your website, make sure you have given details about your company, process of delivery and how taxes will be paid.

Buy a domain

Finally, domain and hosting keeps your site alive. We suggest you purchase your hosting and domain from one of the most trusted web hosts by the internet today, Bluehost, and add it this way. You can actually check below for your available domain name.

  • Click on the Domains in the settings and then select Add an existing Domain button
  • Update DNS records
  • Remove any storefront passwords
  • Set as primary if relevant
  • Try adding other domains

If your question was how to open and set up Shopify store then I hope you find an answer. With the above process, you can create your online Shopify store easily. Sooner or later your business will be up and running. If you feel stuck at some point leave a comment below or contact us.

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How To Earn Money As A College Student

How To Earn Money As A College Student

One of the biggest dilemmas that young people have nowadays is related to their financial status, to earn money as a college student can be traumatic. For many people it is an uphill battle to assume the high cost of tuition in universities, parents usually support with the cost of accommodation, meals, transportation and books will be all the help needed to get by, however, it is not always enough.

The time of university is the best of all, who can say the opposite? It is the moment where we grow as a person and professionally too, but also the time where we can economically be very unstable and financially unstable, looking for ways to earn money. Lack of time for studies and little work experience make finding a job a real challenge. And if you find work most of the time it will be a part-time job. So, you’ll have to work miracles to get paid satisfactory.

However, there are many different ways to earn money as a college student. You can do it without abandoning your qualifications, so take note!

Apply To Your University’s Employment Program

Universities always have employment programs for their students. The advantage of employment programs is that you can adapt your schedules to the classes without any problem. Also, you will not have the inconvenience to travel far from the university and lose valuable time.There are many available jobs. It is common to find positions such as secretary, librarian, assistant in the cafeteria, receptionist, etc.


Sell Old Stuff You No Longer Need

As a student, you probably have a lot of old books that were useful at the time, but now they only take up a bit of space. If at the end of each semester your books look impeccable, then you can sell them to other students or to used bookstores.

But not only that, you can even sell everything you no longer use. This includes everything from clothes that you no longer wear because it went out of fashion, to those clothes that you have left small, to CDs or DVDs that you no longer listen to. It is likely that someone else is interested in acquiring them. In addition, you can do it from the Internet without the need to open a small store in your garage or have to move to any store and spend hours serving customers. It’s time to get rid of your old stuff and get money for their sale.

Advice: to have more possibilities to sell online is to have the possibilities to make shipments. In this way, the possibility of making a sale will surely increase.

Earn Money as a college student by Baby Sitting

Yes, taking care of children is definitely a good option to generate income while you carry out your studies, as a large number of parents request young and responsible people to take care of their children on weekends or a couple of hours during the night.

If you are patient and you like children, you can sign up for a professional babysitter service. In addition, you can help them to reinforce their knowledge in the subjects in which they have failures and charge more for that.  This is an option that many students take advantage of to earn money.

Offers Services as A Tutor

Earn Money as a college student

Becoming a tutor is a very good idea to get money as a student, also it allows you to consolidate the knowledge you acquired.

Do you stand out in any of particular subjects? If your answer is yes, then you should definitely start to take advantage of that. Generally, in student groups, there are some that stand out more in one subject than in another. Get in touch with one of your teachers to see if there is a possibility that the university will pay you for giving a subject.

To be a private tutor is to teach about the topics you master. Being a tutor will not only help you to earn money but will also allow you to reinforce your knowledge acquired in the classes.

These are some of the most common jobs in the college age to earn money as a college student, of course, if possible, you have to try to find a job linked to what do you studied because, in addition to entering the labor market, you will be gaining experience in the area of specialization.

These are only a few ideas out of a plethora of options. Being a college student and making money at the same time can be difficult, however, it depends on your attitude and flexibility to make this change. You can also check out our list of money-saving and making recommended sites for more ways to put or save money in your pocket.

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Make Money As An Instagram Influencer

Make Money As An Instagram Influencer

So this is a income stream I haven’t tapped into yet, but I realized it is such a huge opportunity for people who enjoy Instagram. I did some digging and talked to a few Instagram influencers. This is a real treat for all of you lovers of Instagram. This week’s posts is all about teaching you how to make money as an Instagram influencer.

Like most bloggers and YouTubers, popular instagram influencers are social media magnets who have two things those big wealthy companies out there don’t: reach and influence. The people who realize this are the ones who make money as an Instagram influencer. It is exactly the reach and influence of others that will propel companies to pay you hundreds or thousands to talk about and promote their product.

How can you get started in building your own empire so that you can start making money as an Instagram influencer?

Make Money as an Instagram Influencer

Pick Your Niche

Before you try to make money as an Instagram influencer. What is an influencer? An influencer is someone who has built themselves up to a particular audience and platform creating a name for themselves. They are seen as the trend setters and trusted experts in their niche.

Remember that part, “In their niche.”

Like most income streams, finding out where you fit in the equation is important. This is important. Knowing and exploiting your niche keeps you relevant with your followers. Someone who followed you for your fitness pictures may not like to see your travel posts.

Knowing what audience you target is key.

For instance, if you are a fitness guru, marketing and posting about fitness apparel or products will be so much easier and you can charge so much more than someone who is popular but broad in their posts. Imagine if you are a gaming company. Would you rather have PewDiePie sponsor a post for your game on his channel or Warren Buffet? Buffet is much more powerful and wealthy, but he is only known to people who care about investing.

Be direct with who you target and know that the worth of your audience is sought after by someone.



Grow Your Following

Expanding your audience is difficult for some, easier for others. Most Instagram influencers aren’t connected without at least 10k followers.


Now you see why I stuck to my blog.

But for those with the dedication and patience to continue to grow their following and create content, the payout is nice. The larger your audience, the more you can charge.

There are a few ways to go about growing your following.

(miniseries time)

  1. Comment strategically by picking 20 other influencers in your niche and leaving genuine comments on their latest posts.

  2. Take advantage of Instagram stories. By doing this, you have a chance to recommended by Instagram to people in your niche, based on who they follow.

  3. Engage with video. As an influencer, you are a internet marketer. Over 52% of marketers ranked video as having the highest ROI (return on investment)


Charge For Sponsored Posts


Like I said, most influencers need about 10k to get really nice sponsor payments. (Some even get started as soon as 1k followers)

Before thinking price, think of how much you are worth to the brand you are sponsoring. They are not only paying for you to create content for them, they are also paying for your platform and audience that you built up in their product’s niche.

$75 a post is nice. That’s usually the base price for newbies to the influencer world.

Imagine getting paid for 4 posts a week at $75 a post. That’s $300 a week or $1,200 a month for a post promoting a product (That you probably already use.) and creating content which in turn grows your following even more. Which means you can charge even more in turn.

To give you an idea of the growth of your account, a was conducted on the matter. In a survey of 5,000 influencers over 42% said they charged anywhere from $200 – $400 per post.

WOW. Maybe I am in the wrong business.

Top Instagram influencers even said to make over $1,000 per post. This shows how important it is to brands to connect with your audience. When someone is willing to pay you a $1,000 to make a 5 minute post on Instagram, your platform is much more important than you realize.


Be An Affiliate

How could we forget the affiliates. Don’t limit your earnings to just sponsored posts. You have your own platform now. An entire audience who love you and the niche you are in. Take advantage.

This is your chance to go out and find products or service you believe in and earn a commission from it.

For instance, maybe you caught own to the rideshare craze at the beginning and labeled yourself as a ridesharing guru genius. Why wait for a new service to as you to sponsor a post? Use your referral program with Lyft or Uber and create income by getting other people signed up and teaching them how to make more money with their car

If you want to expand on being an affiliate I do suggest starting a blog. This will give you more opportunity to reach outside of just instagram. Also check out Michelle’s amazing course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, on how she makes over $50,000+ a month with affiliate marketing. Her course is made mostly for bloggers but can also be use to help you make money as an Instagram influencer.


Create Your Own Product or Service

Getting back to our fitness niche, if you see an opportunity to create value for your audience, you will earn even more that you would with sponsor and affiliate posts. There is nothing as amazing as being your own boss and making money for yourself instead of for other people.

If you are in the fitness niche, you could sell your own brand of sports bras, training gear, nutrition guide, or even water bottles. For example, some people make money as an Instagram influencer by connecting with their audience directly and selling their fitness guides and routines via dm or in their bio. You have your own platform and your own product make money as an instagram influencer using it. Nothing is holding back your bank account back from expanding.

Have you started your on journey towards making money as an Instagram influencer and have advice of your own to share or just want to join the conversation? Comment below or join our Facebook group and ignite a conversation.

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3 Ways To Make Money With Your Car This Week

3 Ways To Make Money With Your Car This Week

Many see driving as a pain point for their wallet. Let’s face it, between gas, maintenance, and mileage they wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. But if you have to drive anyway, why not make a bit of that money back? I’ve researched and tested a few solutions that will help you make money with your car on your time and I think you will be excited to hear what I found. Below I’ve listed 3 ways to make an extra $400 – $2,000 a month with your car. So if you find yourself with some extra time and gas in your tank, give one of these a try.



Make Money With Your Car With Lyft

Lyft is my personal go to ridesharing company. It feels more personal and passengers have the ability to tip in the app and you keep the whole amount. If you are passionate about people, or just enjoy casual conversation and exploring the town than this would be perfect for you. Lyft matches drivers with people looking for a ride through their app. Oh, and all payment is done within the app so no worries about people running off without paying you. Pay for each ride is based on a per minute and mile basis. Also, did I mention that money is deposited into your account direct deposit each week or you can cash out instantly with Express Pay? Driving for Lyft gives a great taste for those looking to get a whiff of the entrepreneur lifestyle and an easy way to make money with your car. Drive more and earn more.

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They were also nice enough to give me a referral code to try them. You should definitely ride before you drive so that you get an idea of how it works. Use the code below for a discounted ride.



Make Money With Your Car Postmates

Don’t like people? There are some of you out there that would just prefer to work with a few humans as possible and that’s fine. Don’t worry, for those people there is postmates. Postmates is a food delivery service that you can work on your own time. I personally really enjoyed Postmates because, even though I’m a people person, I really like singing loud in my car as I drive around talking to myself and being silly. (That stays between us though.) Most of your money from Postmates will be from tips. Some of my rides, people tipped me way more than Postmates paid me for the delivery. This is usually the result of Postmates only calculating the time between picking up the food to the actual deliver instead of the time traveling to the restaurant. If you live in a nice high-end area, you should expect higher tips. If not, be aware that you may only be able to do about 1.5 deliveries an hour (Because of the time driving to restaurants, waiting for order, and driving to deliver) which would be about about $12 – $16/hr without tips.

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Make Money With Your Car Wrapify

Wrapify is an app that pays you to drive with advertisements on your car. Not just advertisements for shady companies but I’m talking about top tier brands such as Google, Lyft, Ebay, Petco, and Microsoft. So yeah, they’re big. Wrapify advertisements are based on your area’s market. The app tracks the amount of time you drive around your vehicle and pays accordingly. This could be an extra $100 – $400 a month of side income depending on your wrap coverage level. Wrapify operates under three levels, panel, partial, and full coverage with changes to earn more depending on how much you cover. Earn hundreds per month, no upfront costs, and its fast, simple and easy. Why not give it a shot?

So do you think about these solutions to making money with your car? Have you tried any and would like to share your experience? Leave a comment below and let your fellow centrepreneurs know what you think.

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