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Get a $150 Referral Bonus When You Become an Uber Driver

If you’re considering becoming an Uber driver, NOW is the time!

The referral bonus for new Uber drivers has traditionally be lower, at $50 in most cities, but Uber has increased the new driver referral bonus to $150 in many cities! The bonuses vary by city, so it may be more or less in certain cities. For example, right now it’s $300 in Washington, DC, $400 in Boston, and $500 in Los Angeles!Become an Uber Driver

It’s very easy to get started, and there are only a few steps you need to take to get paid your bonus:

  • Sign up here
  • Upload all required documents to their partner dashboard
  • Get vehicle inspected
  • Complete 20 trips (this number varies by city, but should take about 3 hours of Uber driving)

When I signed up, I got paid a $50 Uber referral driver bonus after just the first Saturday night of driving for Uber. It couldn’t be easier to earn the bonus, so sign up now!

The whole process is pretty quick, and if you have any questions about the approval process, leave them below. I’m happy to answer them for you!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to become an Uber driver here and get your $150 bonus now!

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6 Ways to Make Money on the Side

6 Ways to Make Money on the SideToday, there are more options out there for making money and earning a living than ever before. In the past, if you wanted to make money legally, you basically had the option to either work a full time job or start a company.

But somewhere in history, that changed. Now, people are more driven than ever to find creative ways to make money in addition to their full-time job. Who knows, if you do it well enough, maybe it could turn into your full time job. With that in mind, here are 6 great ways to make some extra income for yourself.

Market and Sell a Talent

Everyone has something (or a number of things), that they are incredibly good at. It could be anything from writing, to drawing, to singing or anything else. These are not only talents you can use to impress your friends and family, they can also make you money. There are many online services (Fiverr, Etsy, etc…) where you can essentially make money by creating things for others. Once you have some experience, you can even move away from these sites and seek out your own clients.

Affiliate Marketing/Starting and monetizing a Blog

Affiliate Marketing is essentially the idea of being rewarded for bringing traffic and an audience to another person’s product, blog or website. This can be very rewarding if your audience is large, active and are interested in the affiliate you are working with. One common way that this works is PPC, which is Pay Per Click, so you would get a certain amount of money from each time someone clicks on your link to the affiliate sites. For this to be fruitful, you need a blog or website, and with those being so esy to start up and maintain, what’s stopping you?!

Become a Freelancer

Depending on the job you have or what kinds of skills you have, you could easily branch off and begin taking on clients as an independent contractor. Whether you are a writer, web designer, marketer, social media specialist, programmer or a number of other things, freelancing is a definite possibility. Over time, you may even be comfortable enough quitting your full time job in favour of freelancing full time, though that is a decision that should be thought about for a while before pulling the trigger on it.

Flipping items

This is basically just a fancy way of saying that you go out and buy things at a low price, fix them up or clean them a little bit, and sell them online for a profit. This can be done with anything from electronics to furniture. Garage sales and clearance sales at retail locations are great places to find hidden treasures that can be rejuvenated with a little work. While this definitely takes some time and a bit of work, it can be extremely profitable.

Have a Garage Sale

Whether it be a physical garage sale or selling on one of the many websites made for selling used goods, a garage sale can be a great thing. Not only are you likely to make some decent money, you are going to de-clutter your home in the process. While this may not make you as much as fixing up your household items and selling them online, this is a much more stress-free way of doing things, and takes less time.

Complete Online Surveys

While this isn’t going to make you rich, completing surveys online can be a good way to make a few extra dollars with minimal effort. There are many different sites out there that hire individuals from across the world to complete thousands of different surveys. These can take anywhere from a few minutes up to over half an hour. Some of these sites pay in the form of gift cards or rewards, but others will actually pay in cash.

If you make an effort to employ one or a few of these methods in your life, you will soon find yourself earning hundreds of dollars (or more) every single month.

How I Made $3.63 Per Hour Doing Web Design

This is a guest post from Kevin at DigitalMediaDIY.com where you can learn to DIY professional web design and digital media for your business.

There is no money in small business web design. I mean none. I learned that lesson the hard way. I tried started a small business web design company on the side back in 2014. I wanted to use my web design skills to help small businesses and make extra money. My plan was to charge a minimum of $2,000 for a simple website and up to $5,000 for a complex site. This comes to about $50 per hour for my labor according to my estimates. My first client was a local barbershop who just opened his store and needed a website. I sat with the owner (let’s call him Fred) and proposed to build his site for $2,050. We talked for over an hour and we agreed on exactly what I would build for him. I got a 25% non-refundable deposit of $512.50 and left the meeting ready to work. I got started right away and built exactly what we had discussed within about 2 weeks. It took about 40 hours to do the work and I spent about $150 in software and images to make it look great. I don’t want to brag, but this site was awesome! I met with the Fred to turn over the site and get paid. Honestly I was expecting gratuitous amounts of praise. Maybe even a little bonus for doing so well.

Swing and a Miss

Ooooooo boy was I wrong. He didn’t say “Thanks!” and pay me. He was upset his website didn’t do the following things:

  • He wanted the site to more tightly integrate with his POS system, and asked me to figure out how to do that OR find him a new POS system that would work better with his appointments.
  • He wanted more pictures of his barbershop on the site and expected me to be his photographer.
  • He wanted numerous changes to the design, none of which were agreed upon in our initial meeting and all of which made his site look worse.
  • He wanted a fully functioning mobile app.

Wow. Okay, um… I told Fred I’d work on the first 3 items but at least stood my ground on saying I can’t build him a mobile app. I went back and got to work on these changes. I would send him updates and he would change his mind again, each time making his site look worse. By the time I was done I had spent another 60 hours on this project and his site was so ugly I had pulled my branding off it because I was embarrassed by it. I thought we had finally agreed everything was done so I met with Fred to deliver the site and get paid. He says it looks good and I feel like I’m finally about to be done with this nightmare client.

Another Curveball

Then he says, “You know my other barbershop needs a website also.” I didn’t even know he had another barbershop. “Okay, that will be another $2,100.” “Oh. Well I talked to a guy who said he would do both of my stores for the same price you’re charging me. Can you just do it for free?” At this point I was completely fed up with this guy. I had already worked 100 hours, been paid only $512.50 – $150 in expenses, and now he’s asking me to do double the work? No sir. You know the saying, “Don’t throw good money after bad,”? Well don’t throw good time after bad either. There was no way I was doing another minute of work for this guy without getting paid up front. “Good luck with your new web designer. If you want to make the site I built live, you can pay your remaining balance.” I haven’t heard from him since and last I checked neither of his stores has a website. I made $3.63 per hour working with that client.

Small Businesses Need to DIY Their Websites

The major error I made in trying to create this business was over-estimating how much small business owners could pay for a website, and underestimating how much they wanted their web designer to do. After working with Fred and many other small business owners, I am convinced the only way for a small business to have a great website is to DIY. Margins on small businesses are so small they just can’t afford professional web design services. That’s why I created Digital Media DIY. I just launched a free online course for small business web design. This course teaches business owners how to create their own professional website, step-by-step. My training allows small business owners to get a professional website without paying professional web design prices, and it ensures I never have to deal with another terrible client again. Kevin is the owner of DigitalMediaDIY.com and is passionate about helping small business owners DIY their website and digital media.