What Do People Mean By “Multiple Streams of Income”?

What Are Multiple Streams of Income?If you’ve spent any time online looking for ways to make extra cash, you’ve probably come across the term “multiple streams of income.”

Essentially, having multiple streams of income means having more than one way to make money.

The multiple streams can be a combination of a full-time or part-time job plus a side gig that provides extra cash on occasion. The waitress who models or acts whenever she lands a gig is one example of this. So is the office worker who sells Avon, the teacher who tutors off-hours and the policeman who works as a private security guard for local concerts.
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The Best Places to Sell Your Clutter for Cash

Sell your old stuff to make money
If you’re looking to make cash quickly, selling off some of your old stuff is a common strategy. Plus, selling unused items in your home is an easy way to get rid of excess clutter.

Before scouring your house or apartment for things to sell, you need to decide how and where you will sell them. If you have a lot of low-value items to get rid of, hosting or participating in a garage sale or rummage sale might be your best option. If you have higher-value things to sell, online sales might work better for maximizing how much money you get for your used items.
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Common Work at Home Scams

Common work from home scams

Work from home scams are unfortunately quite common, and they cause problems in multiple ways. Sorting through scams can take valuable time away when you’re trying to find legitimate paying gigs. Work-at-home scams can also cast a shadow over work at home activities by making some people think all home-based business opportunities are a scam. Here is a list of the most common work at home scams so you can avoid them and get on with your search for work that actually pays.
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Baking for Cash: Start a Cake or Cupcake Business from Home

Baking for Cash
Bake cakes to make money Image courtesy of April

Starting a home-based bakery business is an easy way to turn your baking hobby into a reliable money-making venture. Obviously, you need to be a good baker to start this kind of gig- and you need to be able to provide consistency. Presentation is important as well, so you need to bake things that LOOK good as well as taste good.
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How to Spot a Work From Home Scam

Photo by @Saigon on Flickr
Photo by @Saigon on Flickr

When it comes to finding work at home gigs that pay, work from home scams are one of your worst enemies. Plenty of scams target people who want to find quick ways to make some cash, but knowing how to spot a work from home scam can help you avoid them. Once you weed out the scams, it becomes much easier to find real at-home work opportunities. Here are some things to look for when you’re assessing whether a particular gig is a scam or not:
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What is a Microtask?

Microtasks let you make money doing small jobs.
Microtasks let you make money doing small jobs.

If you’ve spent any time searching for at-home gigs online, you’ve likely come across the term “microtask.” Essentially, microtasks are small work tasks that combine together to form a larger result. Tasks suitable for microtask work are those that cannot be completed by a single person or small team but that require human workers (because they cannot be computerized completely.)
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