10 Legitimate Ways to Earn Cash this Holiday and into 2017


The holiday season is upon us and a bit of extra cash is always welcome. Each year it seems that the amount of people on my list has been increasing.

  • Once the holidays passed there comes the credit card bill that must be paid off in a timely manner. Therefore, addition income is required make that happen.

That means I have to find ways to earn cash this holiday and into 2017. Here are a few ideas to help you along.

Gigs to Earn Cash

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Gift Delivery…is in high demand this time of year. If you have a reliable vehicle and you are wanting, make some extra cash this holiday this might be something to consider. It is a hectic time of the year and most people are strapped for time so, this is a service that you can offer. Contact friends and family, advertise in your local newspaper and at your child’s school about the service you are offering. Don’t forget to set your prices where you are covering your gas expenditure and paying yourself.

Baking Christmas Treats…must be one of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, but my time is limited due to my much tight schedule. I would be a relief if I found someone that makes holiday treats and delivered it to my home. Many people that work outside the home are finding it difficult to bake treats and do holiday decorating because they are so busy so, a service that does would be a welcome help. Let friends and neighbors know the service you are offering. Set up a basic menu< but be flexible if someone wants a special item.

Drop-in Sitter…is mostly needed on a last whim. If a mom is at home with her two little ones and she has to run to the mall, it is not always convenient to take the little ones along. A drop-in sitter comes in handy for this scenario. If you are at home Most of the day and has the time to dedicate to a few extra children in your home, then this maybe a good fit for you. This service is also great for caregivers that are looking for a break to run errands.

EBay Selling…This may seem over rated, but it works. For some reason people like buying other people’s stuff. It’s from the adage “one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure’. You can go around your house and collect items that no longer interest you, like that ugly sweater you got for Christmas and place it on eBay FOR SALE. Use the money to buy something you’ll (after you’ve paid the credit card balance off) wear.

Homemade craft for gifts…If you are the crafty kind; think about this as a home business. The trend arising is handmade craft. People seem to be looking for something different when shopping for gifts and have turned to handmade products. ETSY is a great example of quality hand-made and useful items.

The World of Apps

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Apps for cash

This seems to be the latest in digital trends.  Most stores have an app to capture the mobile shopper. It is so convenient to earn cash for the holiday by downloading the ones you prefer and getting paid to sell things you have lying around your home.
Here are a few companies that will compensate you for each month you have their app INSTALLED on your device.

Nielson Apps for Mobile– You  are reward just for having the app.

Surveys for cash…Taking surveys is a tried and true method that I think everyone online have done at one point or the other. There are many companies that offers surveys for cash, prizes or sweepstakes entries. Depending on the company will depend on the prize.

NIELSEN HOME-SCAN CONSUMER PANEL…Is a popular consumer survey company that conducts surveys. You can sign up for the app on their site and you will be sent a scanner for you to scan your purchases monthly.  There are also surveys to be done and compensation comes in the form of points that are accumulated for gift prizes.

Swag Bucks>>>Is one of the more legitimate companies, offering various chances to  get points< which can be redeemed for gift card and prizes.

Apps You Could Earn cash with

Book Scout is an app that allows you to scan the IBS code for a book and then a number of quotes from book vendors will pop up. If a quote is accepted, a shipping label become available for printing.

Ebates will give you $5 for joining and every dollar spent you will receive a cash back.  The power of making money for the holiday becomes easier with Receipt hog

Foap– This app is simple for making photographs that you upload to the site’s market place and it will be priced at $10.

So, being strapped for cash doesn’t mean all is at lost. There are several ways to earn cash over the holidays without the hard lifting.
Have yourself a blessed holiday and don’t over spend

Cheers

updated Dec 31, 2016

Google is changing SEO Alogorithm for 2017

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So, the big boys and gals, Google is at it again. When they first came out with the Humming bird folks thought that was bad. Then came the Penguin which was rather brutal for some. We are drawing closer to 2017 and we can expect BrainRank which is the new ALOGORITHM Google is coming out with.

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Keyword changes

With Facebook and Yahoo having their own algorithm, there is going to be competition for Google. There will be new standards of evaluating sites and ranking them.

Keywords as we know it will change. Long tail keywords will be more like sentences. This will be more conversational.  It’ll be like talking to Siri. Microsoft has already adjusted Cortana so, it’s more conversational or more human.

Get ready or even More Voice Search

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voice search

There will be a lot more voice search both on mobile device and on your computer. Mobile searches are up and Google has recognized this. Hence. They are going to be ranking sites that have moved over to the AMP. With Google indexing, they want content to be their criterion, not loading time of the site.

Forget those 3,000 words post

We have been schooled for so long about writing long detailed post. However, with the trend that’s on, now Google has changed its mind once again. No longer are epic post favorable for ranking.  Google is looking for condensed post or quick videos. We see where this is coming from, everything is quick and condense. Take a look at the website delish, delicious food prep in  a few minutes.  Look at snap chat, video message in second. Everything is short and to the point.

Google wants people to feel safe

Is your site secure? Do you have the http?  Google found that people want the confidence of knowing a site is safe and they are respecting peoples wish. Move your site to a secure domain and improve your SERP RANKING.

There are more changes coming be sure of that. Whether everything pans out, keep in mind a change  is coming and how  we view SEO.