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Financial Betting

You spend so much time hunched over your computer, but there are actually a number of ways in which you could make some money as you do so.

The popularity of spread betting has exploded in recent years. This is a form of financial betting where you bet on the direction in which a market moves, and there are thousands of things on which you could place a wager. Trades can be as little as £1. You make a profit or loss on the number of points of the movement multiplied by your stake. The results can be dramatically good or bad, but proceeds are not subject to income or capital gains tax or stamp duty. A number of spread betting companies exist.

Financial Betting

Financial Betting

If you post a video to YouTube which includes an advert, you will receive a percentage of the money made. This can be accomplished through a product’s affiliate programme, and these can be found at Commission Junction. The amount per view is very low, but you could get rich if you produce something people want to watch and share and the video goes viral. The 56 second video, Charlie Bit my Finger made more than £100,000 for its creator. You will only be paid if the video makes more than £60. You can make more money if a video actually mentions a product. You can get noticed by making videos for free for a local business, after which other advertisers could well contact you.

You could sell stock photos at sites such as iStockPhoto. You can increase the likelihood of success by investigating what sells well.

Selling on ebay to make money

Selling on Ebay to Make Money

Selling on Ebay to Make Money

Items can be sold on eBay. Again, you should be particular about what you sell. Old laptops could be a goldmine, although they should be formatted to remove all of the previous owner’s data. You could go door to door in the nicer neighbourhoods of your town offering to profitably relieve people of unwanted items, and take a commission of at least 25 percent. Customers will be happy to rid themselves of old junk.

You could write articles. The largest website aiming to unite contractors with employers is Odesk. Another company – eHow pays a percentage of the ad revenue for articles. Often, the rate is only a dollar (65p) for 500 words, but some organisations pay as much as £15. If an article were very good, it could be submitted to a publication. Sites such as ODesk also have audio transcription jobs, although they don’t pay well.

Ebooks could also be written, and ebooks as short as 12 pages could make £65. The trick is to think of a subject people are desperate to know about. You should ask yourself when you or someone you know was in a situation where information could have saved much money or anguish.

Financial, legal and medical situations could be good bets.

Financial Legal and Medical Situations Could be Good Bets

Financial Legal and Medical Situations Could be Good Bets

Many local businesses have websites, but gain little benefit from them. Others have no website at all. If you can use WordPress and are knowledgeable of Search Engine Optimisation, you would be offering to do something of which a local business was not capable, and could make a proposal which was very attractive. If you get results, business will happily pay. You can find customers by going door-to-door.

If you are of an artistic bent, you could create logos or other designs for companies. 99 Designs is the most popular marketplace. Competition will be stiff.

Money Money Saving

Quick tips to save Money

Saving money can be one thing that people find very difficult but in reality, if you follow some very simple steps it can be a lot easier. When you start looking at saving money, there are no strict rules for everyone to follow, it all depends on your own circumstances and what works best for you.

Money Saving

Money Saving

Money Saving

Budgeting – You should always budget your money, budgeting is great way to make sure you don’t overspend from month to month. You should always know what your income and expenditure will be for a given month; this helps you to ensure the necessities are paid for. Planning ahead this way ensures that you will never struggle to pay off your bills when it comes to the end of the month.

Quick tips to save Money

  • Never spend more than you earn – This is vital and it basically links to my post about budgeting. If you spend more than you earn then you are basically building debt. To make sure you never spend more than you earn, you should set up a budget whenever you receive money, for example whenever you receive your salary.

    Set Your self some Financial Goals

    Set Your self some Financial Goals

  • Set yourself some financial goals – Having something to aim towards financially can really help you get where you want to be. If in this case your aim is to save money, then you can set yourself some aims that are measurable and realistic. An example of this could be that you want to save £20 every week for two months; you can set yourself a long term target and split it up into manageable objectives.
  • Compare your bills – Using price comparison sites, you can search for prices from various providers of regular household bills, from utilities to your mobile phones to see if you can save money. Price comparison sites do the hard work and they compare a lot of the main providers so you can see how much you can save in an easy to read list.
  • Shop smart – Try and shop to a specific list when you go food shopping, by doing this you can try and avoid the big impulse purchases that bump up your shopping list, it’s a good way to try and stick to the necessities.

    Bike to Work

    Bike to Work

  • Bike to work – If your place of work isn’t far away from your home, then you could take up biking to work, it can save you of petrol money, and it also helps you to do your bit for the environment.
  • Savings Account – Using a savings account is a great way to help save you some extra cash. You can set up an automatic payment from your normal bank account, it doesn’t have to be a lot of money and it will steadily rise over time, leaving you with a nice surprise when you come to check your account.

I hope these money saving tips will help you on your way to achieving what you want from your finances.