Side Hustle Guide New Years Sale

Side Hustle Guide New Years Sale

Can you believe 2014 is on it’s way out and 2015 is just a few hours away!

I can’t either! But the reality is we are about to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new.

So the question is have you done everything you wanted to do?

Did you reach your goals?
Did you make the money you wanted to make?
Did you worry and stress less?
Did you love more?

There was a lot of awful things happening in the world but did you let that stop you from living fully and unafraid?

Will you do better next year? (more…)

[Video] Money-Saving Moms Tips

[Video] Money-Saving Moms Tips

Recently I chatted with Experian’s Michael Delgado and Ms. Madam Money’s Tarra Jackson about how to moms can save money.

The Money-Saving Mom video chat was an hour of great tips and fun. I shared my ideas and tips for back to school, allowances, and savings in general. Watch the chat and leave a comment.

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Side Hustle for Kids: Write a Book Like 5-Yr Old Kyla Did!

Side Hustle for Kids: Write a Book Like 5-Yr Old Kyla Did!

It’s not everyday that a 5-year-old writes a book so I had to share this with you. Kids, no matter how old (or young) can have their own side hustle and make a difference too!

Kyla McKenzie, age 5, is the coauthor along with her mother, Monique McKenzie, of the newly released children’s picture book, My God is Awesome! The great work illustrates the wondrous creations of God through the eyes of five-year-old Kyla.

Through breathtaking watercolor hand-paintings by world-renowned illustrator Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist and emotive text authored by the mother-daughter team, children and adults are reminded that God’s awesomeness should be appreciated and respected in life’s most simple pleasures.

This work is important because:

  • The book was showcased at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV this past June.
  • Kyla is one of the youngest published authors on record.
  • The book is inspirational for children and adults.
  • They were intentional in selecting children of all nationalities and backgrounds as models.
  • The artwork by Hall-of-Famer Jan Spivey Gilchrist is simply awesome!
  • Available on and Kindle

Buy God is Awesome on Amazon

[Side Hustle Series] Make Money with Your Car w/ Services Like Uber

[Side Hustle Series] Make Money with Your Car w/ Services Like Uber

It’s been a looonnnnggg time since I’ve told given you any side hustle tips. Well here is one that I think you might like, especially if you have a car and you generally like people.

Drive people around in your car and make some extra cash with the following car services. Each service is described below and includes the cities they are primarily in, as well as how to apply to be a driver.

Everyone’s Private Driver. Uber is evolving the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app .We’re
changing the way people are getting around by offering a convenient,
cashless, and stylish on demand car request service from your mobile

Where to Find Uber

Serves the cities of Ann Arbor, Atlanta Bakersfield, Baltimore,Boston, Charlotte, Chicago Cincinnati,Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Hamptons,
Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Inland Empire, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Madison,
Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Modesto, Montreal, Nashville, New Jersey, New York City, Oklahoma City,
Orange County, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio,
San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Tacoma, Tampa, Toronto, Tucson, Tulsa ,Washington D.C

Apply to be a Driver

Interested in becoming a driver? There are 2 differnt choices. UberBLACK- A professional chauffeur with a commercial license and commercial auto insurance. Your vehicle is A black sedan, town car, crossover SUV that comfortably seats 4 passengers, or a full-size SUV that comfortably seats at least 6
passengers.. UberX- You are At least 23 years old, with a personal license and personal auto insurance. and your vehcile is Any mid-size or full-size 4-door vehicle, in excellent condition.

To apply to become a driver with Uber, visit here


Lyft is your friend with a car. You tap to request a ride, the app shows you your driver’s name, his rating by past passengers (out of 5 stars) and photos of him and his car.

Special Offer: FREE RIDE for new users! Download the Lyft app on iPhone or Android, use the promo code SLICKDEALS, and get where you need to go!

Where to Find Lyft

Areas served: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orange County, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara,San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St. Louis, Tampa, Tucson, Twin Cities, D.C.

 Apply to be a Driver

Drivers  must be at least 23 years old and have your own four-door car (2000 or newer) in good working condition. You must own an iPhone or Android in order to use the Lyft mobile app. We’re looking for friendly, community-oriented drivers who love meeting new people. In order to be approved, you must pass a phone screen, an in-person meeting and background & DMV record checks. You can become a driver here.



The new Sidecar allows riders to choose the vehicle, the driver and the price, tailoring every ride for any occasion.

Where to Find Side Car

Areas served are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Apply to be a Driver

Making some extra money has never been easier. Enter your mobile number and we’ll send you a link to download the app.


Schedule affordable airport rides with friendly drivers. Door-to-door, private, flat rates.

Where to Find Wingz

Wingz is now open for the following airports:  SFO, OAK,  SJC

Apply to be a Driver

Apply to become a driver and make extra money while driving people to the airport.

Connect for travel or a daily carpool to work!  Find connections all over the US

Apply to be a Driver

To join, create a membership (free to do) and start searching your area to find rides, or even post rides. assists commuters by providing free carpool, vanpool and bicycle ridematching services, bus/rail options, SchoolPool carpooling programs for parents, and information about the benefits of teleworking from home.

Where to Find  Ride Share Online

Serving the states of Washington and Idaho.

To find a connection with other ridesharer’s, visit here.


How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start Making Extra Money or Start Your Own Business for Less Than $50

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start Making Extra Money or Start Your Own Business for Less Than $50

During this time of year everyone has to report how much income they made last year. You will probably receive a tax refund of a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. Hopefully you are not one of those people that blow the money on useless things, worst yet on things that will not make you any money for the rest of the year.

The top 5 things tax refunds are used on are:

The ways financial experts say you should spend it include:
Save it
Invest it
Fund College Education

In the past I’ve used my tax refunds to pay down bills, go on vacation, buy computers and televisions, and give away to family or friends. I still have some of the things I bought including the computer I am using to type this article and the television my son is watching right now. I still have the vacation memories and pictures.

The money I gave away? Well I’ll never see it again. Even the little portion I saved is gone because I had to use it for some “emergency”. I regret that I did not use the money more wisely. I enjoyed the things I spent the refund on for the moment, but it did not have a lasting benefit.

Now that tax season is here again I thought I’d share one of the smartest ways you can use your tax refund for the longest term benefit possible. Using this method will solve the number one problem single mothers have. That problem is (more…)

How to Get Whatever You Want: Barter

How to Get Whatever You Want: Barter

To get what you want, sometimes it costs money. But other times money is non-existent or limited. Sometimes we deserve to get something we want or have earned. Being creative can be a helpful tool to obtain what you have been yearning for. Follow these following steps to get yourself on the creative path!

The first step towards your creative path is to look past money and to release negative thoughts and tension. When you relax about whatever money crunch you are in, it allows you to think clearly.

The next step is to get creative and discover other ways to get what you want, especially without using your money. Sometimes bartering can be a useful tool in getting what you want. It was, after all, the first form of exchange for goods and items centuries ago. This brings us to step number three, which is to barter with people, moms, businesses, and etc to get what you want. Bartering is still practiced, and at times, it can be a preferred form of payment. Step four is to open up your creative mind and

This brings us to step number three, which is to barter with people, moms, businesses, and etc to get what you want. Bartering is still practiced, and at times, it can be a preferred form of payment.

Step four is to open up your creative mind and eyes and think of ways to get what you want without being trapped in the “not enough money” syndrome.

True needs are the bare essentials for existence like food and shelter, but sometimes obtaining these essentials is hard without enough money. Sometimes to get something you have to give something, which in the end allows everybody to win. Just like in the previous articles, giving something away can come back tenfold.