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Earn Amazon Gift Codes From Catch by C Space

Have you ever wished you could share an idea or opinion directly with a company you love to create positive change? C Space is a company that helps brands grow by connecting them with their customers, who in turn create impactful insights for their brand.

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My Plans For Blog Domination – an Undated Annual Blog Planner

My Plans For Blog Domination

I’ve been blogging here at Shopper Strategy since 2009 and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Have I made a bundle from my blog? No. Have I earned enough to keep me doing it for over 8 years? Yes I have! And of course there are other benefits, like getting to interact with awesome people online and having the privilege of trying out new products before they go widespread.

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15 Ways for Teens to Earn Extra Money

15 Ways for Teens to Earn Extra Money

Have your teens been looking for ways to earn extra money? Yes, older teens can go and find a job, but what about younger ones? Teens that are 13, 14 or even 15 can all find ways to earn money without having to worry about being too young for an actual job. These 15 ways for teens to earn extra money are easy to do and great for teens of all ages.

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Interested in Starting Your Own Restaurant Business?

Whether you’re starting your first restaurant or looking for a new place to relocate your existing business, you probably already realize that location will be a critical factor in your success. But how can you decide where the perfect spot really is? Here are five tips for choosing a restaurant venue.

1: Population

How many people live around your chosen location? Are you in a dense part of downtown or tucked into an out-of-the-way corner of the suburbs? You’ll want somewhere that enjoys plenty of foot traffic.

2: Parking

Where will your customers park? Scout the location and consider things like safety and shade. You should also do a count and make sure that you have enough parking spots to accommodate a full house if everything goes well and you wind up doing major business.

3: Deliveries

What local farmers or manufacturers will you be ordering from in the long term? Will they charge extra shipping or mileage costs if your venue is far away? Consider upfront costs as well, like refrigerator deliveries and the shipping of essential restaurant equipment parts.

4: Accessibility

Is it easy to reach your restaurant? Are you off the freeway or in the middle of a strip mall? The hungry hordes should be able to quickly descend on your kitchens, else they might take their empty stomachs elsewhere.

5: Visibility

Will your restaurant be noticeable in its surroundings? What else is competing for visual attention? Standing out is one of the most important parts of attracting business, so make sure your establishment doesn’t fade into the background.


Check Out the New ShopYourWay App and Save!

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Admit it, if your smart phone is glued to your body the majority of the time (like mine is), you likely have a favorite app. I’m not talking a boring necessity app like a map guide or weather forecast. I’m talking about apps that you can’t quit and thar perhaps may be slightly addictive. Prepare yourself, because there’s a new app in town that is destined to be your next obsession (and it does more than just crush candies).


The Shop Your Way mobile app is a member’s dream. The app stores up to 20% in coupons or points on a regular basis that you can redeem directly from your smart phone. Say goodbye to carrying around that coupon pouch! The fun doesn’t end at saving money. You can use the app to go behind the scenes of our celebrity brands like Adam Levine, Nicki Minaj and much more. Download the Shop Your Way app today!


Be a Personal Shopper and Earn Some Holiday Cash

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Personal Shopper

‘Tis the season for wishing you had a bigger budget, right? Lucky for you, they’ve sweetened up the reasons to become a Personal Shopper at Sears and Kmart. In addition to earning commission to put towards your holiday budget on every qualifying purchase your family and friends make, you’ll get that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling after helping others with your shopping expertise.

Since the season for giving is now, Shop Your Way is awarding its Personal Shoppers with more chances for a bigger commission. You can earn up to 5% in commission just by gaining more clients, reaching sales numbers, following new brands on Shop Your Way, sending client invitees and more. If you think you don’t have what it takes to become a Personal Shopper, you’re probably wrong. If you find yourself giving advice often, enjoy making connections and have an entrepreneurial spirit, Personal Shopper would be a great fit for your lifestyle. Your success awaits!


Earn Extra Cash or Update Your Home and Closet with a Free #PersonalShopper

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Personal Shopper

Is your wardrobe, home or technology device stuck in the ‘90s? If this sounds like you, you don’t need a time machine, you need a Personal Shopper. Shop Your Way Members at Sears and Kmart have access to personal shopping experts in the fields of technology, interior design, fashion and more. These shopping experts know Kmart and Sears brands and go above and beyond to please. I know what you’re thinking, “A time machine would probably be cheaper!” Stop right there. These Personal Shoppers are FREE! Sit back and let someone with the know-how do the research and comparing for you, and you’ll be up to date in no time.

If you’re already a savvy shopper, have you considered becoming a Personal Shopper to earn some extra cash? Shop Your Way is always looking for shopping specialists to help advise their customers on quality purchase decisions. The best part is you can put your hard earned skills to work and make some extra dough. You’ll earn commission on every qualifying purchase your friends and family make at Sears, Kmart or Lands’ End. That’s extra cash that you can use to upgrade your tech device or pay towards your Layaway. Sign up now and start earning.


Trade Ins at Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

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Best Buy Trade Ins

Do you have an old cell phone taking up space in a drawer? This is what I saw every time I opened my top desk drawer, what a mess right? Imagine my surprise when I found out that you can trade in your old phone at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and get up to $200 back – they do this every day!

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5 Hobbies That Can Help Pay The Bills

5 Hobbies That Can Help Pay The Bills

If you’re looking to earn a little money to help make ends meet, then why not put your passions, skills and abilities to good use?  Here are some hobbies that may be able to help you out financially:

1) Photography

Digital photography has opened a lot of new opportunities for individuals with a good eye. If you’re comfortable with handling a camera, you may want to consider a casual career in photography. You can take occasional jobs covering weddings or birthdays, or even shoot family portraits during the holidays.

2) Writing

There are a number of ways to make some dough if you have a way with words. Start putting together some writing samples and dive into the world of freelance writing. Try submitting articles for newspapers, magazines and even websites. You may even want to consider starting your own blog on a topic you are very familiar with, then later start selling ad space on your site.

3) Sewing

Crafters tend to do great on sites like Etsy, there are also other ways you can earn a little money on the side if you’re handy with a needle and some thread. Put out an ad on your local newsletter or bulletin board promoting your willingness to mend blouses, shorten pairs of pants, and sew curtains.

4) Shopping

So shopping may not seem like an obvious skill or talent to bring in money—but you may just be surprised! With a little research, you may be able to land the occasional mystery shopping gig to help pay for your next tank of gas or the occasional lunch out. Another option for shopaholics (with a good sense of style) is personal shopping. Try starting out by offering your services to senior citizens or busy mothers in your neighborhood. If someone compliments you on your outfit, be sure to hand them a business card!

5) Organizing

If you take pride in your overly organized ways, why not consider a freelance career as either a professional organizer or even a virtual assistant? People nowadays have too much clutter, as well as way too much information to deal with. Consider charging an hourly rate and you may have found a great profession to help you pay the bills.

As you can see, even the most seemingly insignificant hobbies or skills can result in a little extra cash when put to good use. List down your skills and passions and see how you can make the most of them!

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9 Secrets to Holding a Successful Yard Sale

Are you looking to declutter your home? Do you need to make some quick cash for your emergency fund or to help pay off your debts? Why not clean out your closets and hold a yard sale? Holding a yard sale isn’t all that complicated—but the task can seem a little daunting if you haven’t had one before. Here are some tips and secrets to ensuring that your yard sale is a huge success:

1) Choose the right date.

The best time to hold a yard sale is the weekend after payday. Schedule your yard sale around the first Saturday or Sunday of the month to ensure that your customers have money to spend!

2) Open early.

Most hard-core yard sale shoppers like to be there early in order to find the best deals. Be ready to open up by 6 or 7AM.

3) Hold a pre-sale for family and friends.

If you have your items priced and sorted ahead of time, then consider holding a pre-sale for your family and friends the night before your yard sale. The more you sell at your pre-sale, the less you’ll have to bring out the next day!

4) Advertise.

If you want people to visit your sale, you need to get the word out that you’re having a sale. Advertise your yard sale in community newsletters and bulletin boards, you can even list your sale for free at Craigslist. If you’re selling big-ticket items such as furniture, electronics or even your car, then you might also want to try advertising in your local paper.

5) Prepare the signage.

You’re trying to make some money and not spend it—so create simple signage for your sale with the help of old cardboard boxes and some markers. Hang them in your front yard and around busy intersections in your neighborhood. Include your address and the date of the sale.

6) Forget sentimental value.

When pricing your goods, remember that people aren’t going to pay more for something just because it has sentimental value to you. Price your things realistically according to what they’re actually worth.

7) Don’t forget the change.

One crucial thing to do on the day before the yard sale is to make a quick run to the bank (or grocery store) and get some change. Stock up on quarters, $1, $5 and $10 bills.

8 ) Get the family involved.

Holding a yard sale can be an almost impossible task if you’re doing it on your own. How are you going to manage handling the money, bagging the items, entertaining questions and keeping an eye on your things at the same time?  Ask your spouse or kids to help out.

9) Keep an eye on your cash.

As much as possible, keep your earnings in a container that allows you to keep the larger bills out of sight.  You may also want to take out the larger bills from your box and place them inside the house for safekeeping after the initial morning madness is over with just to be on the safe side.

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