Ting Review: How to Save $804 Per Year on Your Cell Phone Bill

Earlier this year, Bryn and I switched cell phone providers from Verizon to Ting.

Our bill last month was $59 for 2 iPhones, less than half what we were paying at Verizon.

Over the course of the year, we’ll save $804 or more.

(Our average Verizon bill in 2013 was $126.26.)

So what’s Ting?

It’s OK, I’d never heard of them either.

38: Flipping Websites for Fun and Profit

Fellow side hustler Freddie Mixell from ProjectPassive.com joins me on Episode 38 of The Side Hustle Show to discuss how to flip digital real estate assets. We cover the criteria to build an income-producing website from scratch, what buyers are looking for, and how to use this strategy to accelerate your side hustle earnings.

Freddie shares how to find profitable niches, avoid “webmaster welfare” aka AdSense, and maximize profit when it’s time to sell.

30: How to Build a $10,000+ Per Deal Flipping Factory, with Nick Ruiz

In Episode 30 of The Side Hustle Show, we learn how to build a real estate wholesaling side hustle, without any experience and without risking your own money or credit score. Veteran investor Nick Ruiz shares how he earns $10,000+ per deal with his “Flipping Factory” system. This is definitely an interesting one! Subscribe to … Read more

28: How to Live Rent Free

In Episode 28 of The Side Hustle Show I sit down with Scott Bold to discuss how Airbnb bookings pay the majority of his rent. Just imagine, if a side hustle could cover your living expenses, would that give you a sense of freedom from your job? Airbnb.com is the peer-to-peer accommodations site where you … Read more

14: How to Buy Income-Producing Websites, with Chris Guthrie

In Episode 14 of The Side Hustle Show, Chris Guthrie helps me explore the idea of buying income-producing websites as a side hustle investment strategy. It takes a little bit of capital to play in this game, but Chris explains the first site he bought cost just $500 and has paid for itself many times … Read more

What Makes Smartwater Smart?

what makes smartwater smart

Smartwater is a brand of bottled water produced by the Glaceau company — the same company that makes those colorful VitaminWaters. I was surprised to learn Glaceau is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola. But what makes Smartwater so special? Is it really any different from regular water? Here’s what we know. Vapor Distillation Smartwater is “vapor … Read more

Lessons Learned From 50+ Prosper.com Loan Defaults

With two years of Prosper.com lending under my belt, I wanted to take a deeper dive into the 50+ loans that have defaulted on me during that time. Prosper does NOT make it easy to access or analyze this information on an aggregate level, so it turned into a pretty tedious data-entry project. (Which I … Read more

How Much Does a Text Message Really Cost?

I had a hypothesis that text messaging is a huge cash cow for mobile phone carriers; a high-value product with virtually no variable expense. So I did some homework and found out I was right, and it was even worse than I imagined. Text Message Pricing On Verizon, text message pricing is as follows: $0.20 … Read more

XM Radio Cancellation Scam: What Happened When I Tried to Cancel XM

Satellite radio is an interesting business model. They have extremely high overhead (satellites definitely aren’t cheap), but the marginal cost of additional customers is basically zero. Their satellites are already up there beaming signals down to earth; if the signal hits one receiver or a million, it’s all the same to them. In December, mom … Read more

How Does Restaurant.com Work?

How Restaurant.com Works Restaurant.com sells gift certificates to local restaurants at deep discounts. Their normal price is $10 for a $25 gift certificate, but they often run promotions where you can buy the same $25 gift certificate for just $2 or $3. $25 worth of food for $2! What’s the catch? Each restaurant has their … Read more

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