Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom's Guide to Saving and Making Money Online [NOOK Book]

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Filled with up-to-date information on the newest technologies—texting, mobile applications, and social networks—this guide shows money-conscious web users how to make money and save big during a recession. Providing savvy advice and innovative ideas, this manual instructs how to locate hundreds of money-saving coupons and deals online, comparison shop like the pros, save for retirement or college, develop multiple legitimate money-making channels online, and involve the whole family by making it fun. An excellent...

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Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom's Guide to Saving and Making Money Online

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Overview

Filled with up-to-date information on the newest technologies—texting, mobile applications, and social networks—this guide shows money-conscious web users how to make money and save big during a recession. Providing savvy advice and innovative ideas, this manual instructs how to locate hundreds of money-saving coupons and deals online, comparison shop like the pros, save for retirement or college, develop multiple legitimate money-making channels online, and involve the whole family by making it fun. An excellent resource for stay-at-home and work-at-home moms and dads, this comprehensive guide offers unique ways to save money, build a career, and bring income into the family.

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Trust a former librarian to write a well-organized and practical guide to not only saving money but also finding ways to generate cash flow at home. Reinventing herself as the "Mashup Mom" (and writing a blog by the same name), Singer Gordon here offers chapters on living frugally, couponing, and finding deals, rebates, and freebies online. What really sets her book apart from many other thrifty-living titles, however, is its second half, in which she explores money making and freelance opportunities. Packed with resources and examples, this book is easy to read, and my only complaint is that it seems too narrowly focused—anyone looking to shop a little smarter or supplement an income, not just stay-at-home moms, might find much of value here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573879149
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 574,079
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rachel Singer Gordon blogs on money-saving and money-making strategies on her popular deals blog, www.mashupmom.com. She speaks frequently at conferences for info pros, teaches coupon classes in the Chicagoland area, and has written for the Dollar Stretcher, a popular publication on saving money. She lives in Lombard, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Blog xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Let's Get Started 1

My Story 2

Be Frugal-But Don't Be Cheap! 4

Setting Priorities 5

Saving Money Versus Earning Money 8

Getting Your Family on Board 9

Why Online? 11

Get Online 13

Lifelong Strategies 14

Chapter 2 Change the Way You Shop 17

Plan to Save 18

Change the Way You Cook 40

Save and Earn to Help You Stay Home 42

Chapter 3 Get Connected Online 45

Frugality and Deal Blogs 46

Frugality Sites and Newsletters 56

Bargain-Hunting Email Groups 57

Deal Forums 58

Work-at-Home Sites and Communities 60

Social Networking Sites 61

Chapter 4 Get in the Game 65

Save on Groceries 67

Drugstore Savings 71

Stack and Save 74

Where Do You Find These Coupons, Anyway? 87

Give It Away 109

Chapter 5 Get It Online 115

Buy It Online 116

Get Phone Service Online 129

Buy Online, Eat Locally 131

Download or Use It Online 133

Read It Online 134

Listen to It Online 136

Watch It Online 139

Entertain Yourself (and Your Kids) Online 144

Barter Goods and Services Online 147

Find Transportation Options Online 149

Chapter 6 Fantastic Freebies 153

Freebie Sites 154

Word-of-Mouth Marketing Programs 156

Magazine Subscriptions 158

Birthday Freebies 161

Restaurant Freebies 163

Survey Sites 164

Sweepstakes and Giveaways 164

Local Freebie Resources 165

Smoothing Out the Kinks 167

Chapter 7 Make Money at Home 171

eBay, Etsy, and Effortless Online Selling 173

Writing 184

Blogging 186

Mystery Shopping 192

Direct Sales 194

Take Your Savings Skills on the Road 201

Use Your Existing Skills 208

Sort Out the Scams 215

Mash It Up 216

Chapter 8 Make Bonus Income With Your Online Activities 219

Get Paid to Take Surveys 220

Get Paid to Search 224

Get Paid to View Ads-and More 225

Get Paid to Complete Tasks 229

Get Paid to Answer Questions 231

Chapter 9 Organization, Balance, and Planning 235

Organize Your Time 239

Organize Your Finances 247

Focus on Your Future 259

Step Back and See the Process 262

What's Next? 263

Recommended Reading 265

Terms and Abbreviations to Know 269

About the Author 273

Index 275

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