45 Side Hustle Tools, Apps, and Resources I Use to Run My Online Business

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”

Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.

The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!

And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.

Pei App Review: Get $10 w/ My New Favorite Cash Back App

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Pei is my new favorite cash back app.

After you install it and link your cards, you’ll earn automatic extra cash back at tons of places where you’re already spending money.

And this is on top of the credit card rewards you’re already earning!

50 Ways to Get Free Money: Legit $500+ Inside!

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Is there really such thing as free money? Well, it depends on what you consider “free.”

Money is almost always an exchange for value. But over the past few years, I’ve discovered a bunch of ways to make extra money with very little effort.

We’ll call it “almost free” money.

Online Focus Groups: 22 Paid Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion

online focus group

I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.

We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $150 for my time and opinions. Not bad!

The whole thing was pretty quick and painless, and actually kind of interesting, and it got me thinking that this could be a fun side hustle, so I set out to find other consumer research companies that operate nationwide or even ones that conduct studies online.

Best Mom Advice: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Mom

mom advice

With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to share some of the best advice and lessons I got from mom growing up. Most of the time, this was pretty literal advice, but I found a lot of it has a broader application to entrepreneurship.

HealthyWage Review: Get Paid Up to $10,000 to Lose Weight

Have you ever tried to get healthier and lose weight, but lost motivation before reaching your goals?

Perhaps you’ve gone as far as buying a gym membership or expensive exercise equipment only for them go unused after your initial commitment.

But what if you could lose weight and make money doing it? Would that be enough motivation to stick with your exercise and diet regimen?

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