There's a growing demand for professional survey takers, and there's decent money in doing so. Professional survey sites like Swagbucks, Paid Surveys or Survey Junkie and earn up to $250 per month, or earn survey swag like gift cards and new products just for participating in free-to-take surveys. One piece of advice - if any survey site asks you to pay to participate, keep looking - there are plenty of survey sites that allow you to register for free.
These days, you can start a small home business without a large amount of capital. Whether it’s buying and selling collectibles on eBay or teaching classes in yoga, many people have turned a profit from home. Among other factors, the industry in which you choose to start a business impacts the likelihood that your business will be successful. According to a report by Statistics Brain, only 37 percent of new IT companies were still in operation after four years compared to 47 percent of retail startups and 58 percent of finance, insurance, and real estate businesses that reached the four-year mark.
Even for the we’ll-do-it-our-way Baby Boom generation, retirement usually involves two big life changes: less income and more freedom (to live where you want and do what you please). That’s why so many folks at least consider moving in retirement, even if they ultimately end up staying put. And it’s also why Forbes’ list of The Best Places To Retire in 2019 focuses on places that offer both affordability and a high quality of life.
It's heartbreaking to hear retirees state they need a 14% return per year. Given the recent run higher in the stock market, there are few stocks with ultra-high yields that aren’t sucker yields. Bond yields are increasing, but remain quite low. Taking on credit risk with lower-quality bonds doesn’t reward investors with a much higher yield either. Ted and Mary will demonstrate how to succeed in a different manner.
If you're going to make money at home, why not let your home make you the money? That's the idea behind home rentals like Airbnb.com, which enable homeowners to rent out their properties to travelers for a night or more. You'll need to provide basic amenities, like towels and sheets, and must respond to potential renters within 24 hours. Airbnb hosts who rent out their homes regularly can make up to $30,000 annually.