All right…I want to proceed delicately with this one.
I was fascinated by an article I saw recently on MoneySavingMom.com. The piece featured a struggling reader asking for ways to earn an extra $1,000 per month. This person was already frugal (eats at home, economizes on utilities, only buys on sale, etc.) but still needed ways to earn more.
The comments section (with nearly 400 comments) is absolutely FASCINATING.
Why? Because it mirrors how most of us think about earning money. It contains random “tips” and “ideas” instead of a framework, strategy, and set of step-by-step guidelines.
So for example, you’ll see comments like this:
“I use Fiverr.com to make money from home. Check it out, there is a huge variety of things people do on there for $5 (the website keeps one so you get $4) but it can add up fast.
“I use survey spot…After doing surveys you can redeem your points for $10 to your paypal account, and then I put it right into savings. It is not much and definitely not the $1,000
“You could try buying things at yard sales and reselling them for $! You could definitely hit your $1000 goal! Good luck!”
I’d like you to go read the original blog post and some of the comments. Then I’d like to ask what you notice.
What’s different about the material on earning money that you find on that site, versus the material you find here at IWT?
Why do you think that difference exists?
Leave a comment with your observations here. I’ll analyze them in the next few days.
NOTE: This isn’t an invitation to bash people. Be respectful. Let’s try to figure out why different approaches work and don’t work.